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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Borland SilkTest
Rank 886 916 872
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -44
Permanent jobs citing SilkTest 16 22 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.019% 0.011%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.086% 0.12% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 8 9 8
Average salary £46,250 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £40,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
18608 18977 16133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.81% 16.07% 14.86%
Number of salaries quoted 15662 16072 13855
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%

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 3 July 2015 within the UK.

SilkTest Salary Histogram in the UK

SilkTest
Top 11 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 3 July 2015. 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 +17 16 £46,250 +2.77% 2
East Midlands - 7 - -
Nottingham - 7 - -
Nottinghamshire - 7 - -
South East +11 6 £45,000 - 1
London +9 3 £55,000 +25.71% 1
Winchester - 3 £45,000 -
Hampshire - 3 £45,000 -
Kent - 2 £48,750 - 1
Chatham - 2 £48,750 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £45,000 -

SilkTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 13 (72.22%) ISEB
2 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 11 (61.11%) QA
3 11 (61.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (55.56%) Test Scripting
4 10 (55.56%) MS Excel
5 9 (50.00%) Software Testing
6 8 (44.44%) Degree
6 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
6 8 (44.44%) MS Office
6 8 (44.44%) Regression Testing
6 8 (44.44%) SDLC
7 7 (38.89%) Validation
7 7 (38.89%) LoadRunner
7 7 (38.89%) Windows
7 7 (38.89%) Selenium
7 7 (38.89%) Load Testing
7 7 (38.89%) Marketing
7 7 (38.89%) Performance Management
7 7 (38.89%) Data Validation
8 6 (33.33%) Finance
8 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (33.33%) WebDriver
9 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
9 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
9 5 (27.78%) SQL
10 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
11 3 (16.67%) C#
11 3 (16.67%) Java

SilkTest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 10 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 8 (44.44%) MS Office
3 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) LoadRunner
1 7 (38.89%) Selenium
2 6 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.11%) Calabash
3 2 (11.11%) eggPlant
3 2 (11.11%) Appium
3 2 (11.11%) Xcode
3 2 (11.11%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (11.11%) HP UFT
4 1 (5.56%) Subversion
4 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 7 (38.89%) Marketing
2 6 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) QA Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Test Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Test Team Leader
4 3 (16.67%) Team Leader
5 2 (11.11%) Automation Team Leader
6 1 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) UAT Manager
6 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
1 1 (5.56%) XML
1 1 (5.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Social Media
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Android
2 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 9 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Regression Testing
3 8 (44.44%) SDLC
4 7 (38.89%) Validation
4 7 (38.89%) Load Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Performance Management
4 7 (38.89%) Data Validation
5 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
7 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 3 (16.67%) Functional Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Scrum
10 1 (5.56%) TDD
10 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
10 1 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
10 1 (5.56%) Product Management
10 1 (5.56%) Computer Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) C#
2 3 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) Python
3 2 (11.11%) C
4 1 (5.56%) Ruby
4 1 (5.56%) F#
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) ISEB
2 11 (61.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (44.44%) Degree
4 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
5 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (61.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) Borland
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
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