The table below looks at the statistics for SilkPerformer skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SilkPerformer over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Borland SilkPerformer
Rank 867 857 885
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +28
Permanent jobs citing SilkPerformer 35 19 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.018% 0.014%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.19% 0.12% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 15 17 13
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £28,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £49,300
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £37,500 £28,250
% change year-on-year
+60.00% +32.74%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
18414 16196 16856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.09% 15.18% 14.55%
Number of salaries quoted 15174 13782 14539
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

SilkPerformer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SilkPerformer within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

SilkPerformer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SilkPerformer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SilkPerformer within the UK.

SilkPerformer Salary Trend in the UK

SilkPerformer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SilkPerformer over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 within the UK.

SilkPerformer Salary Histogram in the UK

SilkPerformer
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SilkPerformer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 33 £40,000 -
North West -9 13 £60,000 +114.28%
South East - 13 £38,500 -
Bracknell - 10 - -
Berkshire - 10 - -
Cheshire - 9 - -
Warrington - 9 - -
London -29 7 £40,000 -5.88%
Manchester 0 4 £60,000 +114.28%
Teddington - 3 £38,500 -
Middlesex - 3 £38,500 -
Northern Ireland -3 1 £60,000 +50.00%
Scotland - 1 - - 1
County Londonderry - 1 £60,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1

SilkPerformer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing SilkPerformer also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SilkPerformer.

1 58 (85.29%) LoadRunner
2 44 (64.71%) QuickTest Pro
3 42 (61.76%) ISEB
4 32 (47.06%) SQL
5 31 (45.59%) Performance Testing
6 30 (44.12%) ISTQB
7 29 (42.65%) Selenium
8 26 (38.24%) Oracle
9 23 (33.82%) UNIX
9 23 (33.82%) Windows
9 23 (33.82%) Linux
9 23 (33.82%) Test Management
10 22 (32.35%) HP Quality Center
10 22 (32.35%) JMeter
11 21 (30.88%) Finance
11 21 (30.88%) Test Automation
12 19 (27.94%) Windows 7
12 19 (27.94%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (27.94%) Validation
12 19 (27.94%) VMware
12 19 (27.94%) VMware ESX
12 19 (27.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (27.94%) Windows XP
13 18 (26.47%) JUnit
13 18 (26.47%) TestPartner
13 18 (26.47%) EasyMock
13 18 (26.47%) jMock
13 18 (26.47%) QALoad
14 17 (25.00%) QA
14 17 (25.00%) Test Strategy

SilkPerformer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing SilkPerformer also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SilkPerformer. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.88%) IIS
1 4 (5.88%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) LAN
1 4 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.76%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 58 (85.29%) LoadRunner
2 44 (64.71%) QuickTest Pro
3 29 (42.65%) Selenium
4 22 (32.35%) JMeter
5 18 (26.47%) TestPartner
5 18 (26.47%) JUnit
5 18 (26.47%) jMock
5 18 (26.47%) EasyMock
5 18 (26.47%) QALoad
6 6 (8.82%) LoadUI
7 4 (5.88%) WinRunner
8 3 (4.41%) SilkTest
9 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.94%) Facilita Forecast
10 1 (1.47%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.47%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 21 (30.88%) Finance
2 12 (17.65%) Retail
3 9 (13.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (26.47%) Test Manager
2 17 (25.00%) Consultant
2 17 (25.00%) Test Consultant
3 10 (14.71%) Tester
3 10 (14.71%) Test Leader
4 9 (13.24%) Analyst
4 9 (13.24%) Test Analyst
4 9 (13.24%) Performance Tester
5 8 (11.76%) Head of Testing
6 5 (7.35%) Performance Consultant
6 5 (7.35%) Performance Test Consultant
7 4 (5.88%) Performance Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Performance Test Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Test Manager
7 4 (5.88%) Test Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (4.41%) QA Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Performance Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Manual Test Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) Ajax
2 2 (2.94%) .NET
3 1 (1.47%) Middleware
3 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
1 2 (2.94%) Open Source
2 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.47%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 23 (33.82%) Linux
1 23 (33.82%) UNIX
1 23 (33.82%) Windows
2 19 (27.94%) Windows XP
2 19 (27.94%) Windows Server 2003
2 19 (27.94%) Windows Server 2008
2 19 (27.94%) Windows 7
3 9 (13.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (45.59%) Performance Testing
2 23 (33.82%) Test Management
3 21 (30.88%) Test Automation
4 19 (27.94%) Validation
5 17 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 16 (23.53%) Software Testing
7 15 (22.06%) Test Scripting
7 15 (22.06%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (20.59%) QMS
9 13 (19.12%) Automated Testing
10 12 (17.65%) Manual Testing
11 10 (14.71%) Regression Testing
11 10 (14.71%) Automation Testing
12 9 (13.24%) Non-Functional Testing
12 9 (13.24%) Migration
13 8 (11.76%) CMMI
14 6 (8.82%) Coaching
15 4 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
15 4 (5.88%) Mentoring
15 4 (5.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 32 (47.06%) SQL
2 8 (11.76%) Java
3 6 (8.82%) C
4 2 (2.94%) C#
5 1 (1.47%) C++
5 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 42 (61.76%) ISEB
2 30 (44.12%) ISTQB
3 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
3 9 (13.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (25.00%) QA
2 8 (11.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (27.94%) VMware ESX
2 10 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.24%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (32.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (38.24%) Oracle
2 19 (27.94%) VMware
3 13 (19.12%) HP
4 9 (13.24%) Fujitsu
4 9 (13.24%) NetApp
5 5 (7.35%) Citrix
5 5 (7.35%) Siebel
6 2 (2.94%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.47%) IBM
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