The table below looks at the statistics for SilkTest skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SilkTest over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Borland SilkTest
Rank 884 859 860
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +1
Permanent jobs citing SilkTest 17 11 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.010% 0.034%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.090% 0.067% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 15 8 30
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £36,400 £34,750
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £38,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- -14.44%

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
18882 16349 16966
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.12% 15.25% 14.47%
Number of salaries quoted 15678 13933 14673
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 £62,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

SilkTest
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SilkTest Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SilkTest
Salary Trend

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

SilkTest Salary Trend in the UK

SilkTest
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SilkTest over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 within the UK.

SilkTest Salary Histogram in the UK

SilkTest
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SilkTest within the UK over the 3 months to 21 August 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 -18 17 £45,000 +5.88% 2
London -13 15 £45,000 - 2
Surrey -7 1 £45,000 -
Nottingham -9 1 £32,000 -16.88%
Nottinghamshire -10 1 £32,000 -16.88%
East Midlands -12 1 £32,000 -16.88%
Chertsey -16 1 £45,000 -
South East -21 1 £45,000 -5.26%

SilkTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing SilkTest 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 SilkTest.

1 31 (79.49%) Degree
2 29 (74.36%) SQL
3 28 (71.79%) Finance
4 26 (66.67%) C++
5 25 (64.10%) TCP/IP
5 25 (64.10%) QA
6 24 (61.54%) Computer Science
7 22 (56.41%) C#
7 22 (56.41%) Java
7 22 (56.41%) Python
7 22 (56.41%) Ruby
8 16 (41.03%) F#
9 14 (35.90%) QuickTest Pro
9 14 (35.90%) Computer Architecture
10 13 (33.33%) Performance Testing
11 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
11 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
11 12 (30.77%) ISEB
11 12 (30.77%) Black-Box Testing
12 10 (25.64%) TDD
12 10 (25.64%) Manual Testing
12 10 (25.64%) TestComplete
12 10 (25.64%) BDD
13 9 (23.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 9 (23.08%) ODBC
13 9 (23.08%) ClearCase
13 9 (23.08%) Regression Testing
13 9 (23.08%) Workflow
13 9 (23.08%) VMware
13 9 (23.08%) Subversion

SilkTest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing SilkTest 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 SilkTest. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 25 (64.10%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.26%) DNS
2 4 (10.26%) Internet
2 4 (10.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (25.64%) TestComplete
3 9 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (23.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 9 (23.08%) ClearCase
3 9 (23.08%) Subversion
4 5 (12.82%) Selenium
5 4 (10.26%) WATIR
5 4 (10.26%) LoadRunner
6 3 (7.69%) SilkPerformer
7 2 (5.13%) NUnit
7 2 (5.13%) FitNesse
8 1 (2.56%) Rational Robot
General
1 28 (71.79%) Finance
2 8 (20.51%) Front Office
2 8 (20.51%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) Tester
2 18 (46.15%) Analyst
3 12 (30.77%) QA Tester
3 12 (30.77%) QA Analyst
4 11 (28.21%) Test Engineer
5 10 (25.64%) Test Analyst
6 8 (20.51%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (20.51%) Senior QA Analyst
7 7 (17.95%) Technical Engineer
8 6 (15.38%) Graduate
9 5 (12.82%) QA Engineer
9 5 (12.82%) Automation Analyst
10 4 (10.26%) Junior Analyst
10 4 (10.26%) Junior Test Analyst
10 4 (10.26%) Junior Tester
10 4 (10.26%) QA Test Analyst
10 4 (10.26%) Technical Support Engineer
10 4 (10.26%) Junior
10 4 (10.26%) Technical Support
10 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) ODBC
2 6 (15.38%) HTML
3 2 (5.13%) .NET
3 2 (5.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (61.54%) Computer Science
2 9 (23.08%) Mathematics
3 2 (5.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) UNIX
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
1 3 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Computer Architecture
2 13 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 12 (30.77%) Black-Box Testing
4 10 (25.64%) BDD
4 10 (25.64%) Manual Testing
4 10 (25.64%) TDD
5 9 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 9 (23.08%) Workflow
5 9 (23.08%) Software Testing
5 9 (23.08%) Risk Analysis
5 9 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 9 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 9 (23.08%) Test Management
5 9 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 9 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (20.51%) Asset Management
7 7 (17.95%) Multithreading
8 6 (15.38%) Automated Testing
9 2 (5.13%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 29 (74.36%) SQL
2 26 (66.67%) C++
3 22 (56.41%) Java
3 22 (56.41%) Python
3 22 (56.41%) Ruby
3 22 (56.41%) C#
4 16 (41.03%) F#
5 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.56%) Perl
6 1 (2.56%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 31 (79.49%) Degree
2 12 (30.77%) ISEB
3 9 (23.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (64.10%) QA
System Software
1 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.08%) VMware
3 8 (20.51%) SunGard
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