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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Borland SilkTest
Rank 873 894 872
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -22
Permanent jobs citing SilkTest 26 16 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.014% 0.008%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.14% 0.085% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 4 14 7
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £32,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -16.88%

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
19258 18753 16238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.35% 16.11% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 16382 15541 13831
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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
Top 18 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 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
(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 +32 26 £45,000 - 1
North West - 9 - - 1
London -7 7 £37,500 -16.66%
East Midlands +11 6 - -
Nottingham +2 6 - -
Nottinghamshire -7 6 - -
City of London - 6 - -
Warrington - 6 - - 1
Cheshire - 6 - - 1
South East - 4 £45,000 -
South West - 3 - -
Somerset - 3 - -
Liverpool - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 £45,000 -
Winchester - 3 £45,000 -
Street - 3 - -
West Sussex - 1 £45,000 -

SilkTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 26 (83.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 21 (67.74%) ISEB
3 20 (64.52%) Microsoft
3 20 (64.52%) Selenium
4 19 (61.29%) ISTQB
4 19 (61.29%) Automated Testing
4 19 (61.29%) QA
4 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (61.29%) MS Excel
5 17 (54.84%) Java
6 16 (51.61%) .NET
6 16 (51.61%) MS Office
6 16 (51.61%) HP UFT
7 15 (48.39%) VB.NET
8 13 (41.94%) Validation
9 12 (38.71%) Finance
9 12 (38.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (38.71%) Test Scripting
9 12 (38.71%) SQL
9 12 (38.71%) Test Automation
10 11 (35.48%) Functional Testing
11 10 (32.26%) Waterfall
11 10 (32.26%) Rational Functional Tester
11 10 (32.26%) Oracle
11 10 (32.26%) Test Management
11 10 (32.26%) Risk Analysis
11 10 (32.26%) Regression Testing
12 9 (29.03%) Banking
12 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
12 9 (29.03%) MS PowerPoint

SilkTest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (29.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (61.29%) MS Excel
2 16 (51.61%) MS Office
3 9 (29.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (64.52%) Selenium
2 16 (51.61%) HP UFT
3 10 (32.26%) Rational Functional Tester
4 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
5 7 (22.58%) LoadRunner
6 5 (16.13%) WebDriver
7 2 (6.45%) Xcode
7 2 (6.45%) Calabash
7 2 (6.45%) eggPlant
7 2 (6.45%) Appium
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 9 (29.03%) Banking
3 7 (22.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Test Manager
2 7 (22.58%) QA Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Test Consultant
3 6 (19.35%) Test Automation Consultant
3 6 (19.35%) Test Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Test Team Leader
4 3 (9.68%) Team Leader
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Test Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Automation Team Leader
6 1 (3.23%) Tester
6 1 (3.23%) UAT Manager
6 1 (3.23%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (51.61%) .NET
2 9 (29.03%) SOAP
2 9 (29.03%) Web Services
2 9 (29.03%) XML
2 9 (29.03%) XBRL
2 9 (29.03%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) UNIX
1 9 (29.03%) Linux
2 7 (22.58%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) Android
3 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (61.29%) Automated Testing
2 13 (41.94%) Validation
3 12 (38.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (38.71%) Test Scripting
3 12 (38.71%) Test Automation
4 11 (35.48%) Functional Testing
5 10 (32.26%) Waterfall
5 10 (32.26%) Test Management
5 10 (32.26%) Risk Analysis
5 10 (32.26%) Regression Testing
6 9 (29.03%) SOA
6 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
6 9 (29.03%) Wealth Management
6 9 (29.03%) Software Architecture
6 9 (29.03%) Mentoring
6 9 (29.03%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 8 (25.81%) SDLC
8 7 (22.58%) Performance Management
8 7 (22.58%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) Java
2 15 (48.39%) VB.NET
3 12 (38.71%) SQL
4 8 (25.81%) C
5 3 (9.68%) C#
6 1 (3.23%) C++
6 1 (3.23%) Python
6 1 (3.23%) Ruby
6 1 (3.23%) F#
Qualifications
1 26 (83.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 21 (67.74%) ISEB
3 19 (61.29%) ISTQB
4 7 (22.58%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (61.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (64.52%) Microsoft
2 10 (32.26%) Oracle
3 9 (29.03%) SAP
4 8 (25.81%) HP
5 6 (19.35%) IBM
5 6 (19.35%) Micro Focus
6 2 (6.45%) Borland
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable + car + bonus
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