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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Borland SilkTest
Rank 886 868 855
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -13
Permanent jobs citing SilkTest 16 9 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.008% 0.033%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.085% 0.055% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 14 7 29
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £38,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-16.88% -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
18733 16379 17101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.14% 15.21% 14.61%
Number of salaries quoted 15512 13953 14786
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,500 £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 1 September 2014 within the UK.

SilkTest Salary Histogram in the UK

SilkTest
Top 5 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 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 16 £45,000 +5.88% 2
London -8 15 £45,000 - 2
Nottinghamshire +2 1 £32,000 -16.88%
Nottingham -1 1 £32,000 -16.88%
East Midlands -10 1 £32,000 -16.88%

SilkTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 33 (80.49%) Degree
2 31 (75.61%) SQL
3 28 (68.29%) C++
3 28 (68.29%) Finance
4 27 (65.85%) TCP/IP
5 25 (60.98%) QA
6 24 (58.54%) C#
6 24 (58.54%) Java
6 24 (58.54%) Python
6 24 (58.54%) Computer Science
6 24 (58.54%) Ruby
7 18 (43.90%) F#
8 16 (39.02%) Computer Architecture
9 14 (34.15%) Black-Box Testing
9 14 (34.15%) QuickTest Pro
10 13 (31.71%) Performance Testing
11 12 (29.27%) BDD
11 12 (29.27%) ISEB
11 12 (29.27%) TDD
11 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
11 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
12 11 (26.83%) Software Testing
13 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (24.39%) TestComplete
13 10 (24.39%) Manual Testing
14 9 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (21.95%) Risk Analysis
14 9 (21.95%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (21.95%) Test Automation
14 9 (21.95%) HP Quality Center

SilkTest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 27 (65.85%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.76%) DNS
2 4 (9.76%) Internet
2 4 (9.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (34.15%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (24.39%) TestComplete
3 9 (21.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (21.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 9 (21.95%) ClearCase
3 9 (21.95%) Subversion
4 5 (12.20%) Selenium
5 4 (9.76%) WATIR
5 4 (9.76%) LoadRunner
6 3 (7.32%) SilkPerformer
7 2 (4.88%) NUnit
7 2 (4.88%) FitNesse
8 1 (2.44%) Rational Robot
General
1 28 (68.29%) Finance
2 8 (19.51%) Front Office
2 8 (19.51%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (53.66%) Tester
2 18 (43.90%) Analyst
3 13 (31.71%) Test Engineer
4 12 (29.27%) QA Tester
4 12 (29.27%) QA Analyst
5 10 (24.39%) Test Analyst
6 8 (19.51%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (19.51%) Senior QA Analyst
6 8 (19.51%) Technical Engineer
7 6 (14.63%) Graduate
8 5 (12.20%) QA Engineer
8 5 (12.20%) Automation Analyst
9 4 (9.76%) Junior Analyst
9 4 (9.76%) Junior Test Analyst
9 4 (9.76%) Junior Tester
9 4 (9.76%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (9.76%) Technical Tester
9 4 (9.76%) Technical Support Engineer
9 4 (9.76%) Junior
9 4 (9.76%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) ODBC
2 6 (14.63%) HTML
3 2 (4.88%) .NET
3 2 (4.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (58.54%) Computer Science
2 9 (21.95%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.88%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) UNIX
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
1 3 (7.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Computer Architecture
2 14 (34.15%) Black-Box Testing
3 13 (31.71%) Performance Testing
4 12 (29.27%) TDD
4 12 (29.27%) BDD
5 11 (26.83%) Software Testing
6 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (24.39%) Manual Testing
7 9 (21.95%) Test Automation
7 9 (21.95%) Test Management
7 9 (21.95%) Test Scripting
7 9 (21.95%) Risk Analysis
7 9 (21.95%) Regression Testing
7 9 (21.95%) Workflow
7 9 (21.95%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (21.95%) Waterfall
8 8 (19.51%) Asset Management
9 7 (17.07%) Multithreading
10 6 (14.63%) Automated Testing
11 3 (7.32%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (75.61%) SQL
2 28 (68.29%) C++
3 24 (58.54%) Java
3 24 (58.54%) Python
3 24 (58.54%) Ruby
3 24 (58.54%) C#
4 18 (43.90%) F#
5 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.44%) Perl
6 1 (2.44%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 33 (80.49%) Degree
2 12 (29.27%) ISEB
3 9 (21.95%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (60.98%) QA
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.95%) VMware
3 8 (19.51%) SunGard
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