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 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 SilkTest
Rank 883 867 859
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -8
Permanent jobs citing SilkTest 19 9 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.008% 0.036%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.10% 0.056% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 19 7 30
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,700 £35,700 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £60,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,750 £38,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-14.93% -33.04%

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%

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 19 September 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 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 -9 19 £45,000 +5.88% 1
London -17 17 £45,000 -
Nottinghamshire -1 1 £32,000 -16.88%
East Midlands -2 1 £32,000 -16.88%
Nottingham -3 1 £32,000 -16.88%
Portsmouth - 1 £33,500 - 1
Hampshire - 1 £33,500 - 1
South East - 1 £33,500 - 1

SilkTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 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 37 (84.09%) Degree
2 33 (75.00%) SQL
3 30 (68.18%) C++
4 29 (65.91%) Java
4 29 (65.91%) TCP/IP
4 29 (65.91%) Finance
5 28 (63.64%) Ruby
5 28 (63.64%) C#
5 28 (63.64%) Python
6 26 (59.09%) QA
7 25 (56.82%) Computer Science
7 25 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (47.73%) F#
9 20 (45.45%) Computer Architecture
10 18 (40.91%) Black-Box Testing
10 18 (40.91%) Manual Testing
11 15 (34.09%) TDD
11 15 (34.09%) BDD
12 14 (31.82%) Performance Testing
12 14 (31.82%) Software Testing
13 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
13 13 (29.55%) ISEB
13 13 (29.55%) QuickTest Pro
14 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
15 11 (25.00%) User Experience
15 11 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (22.73%) Waterfall
16 10 (22.73%) Test Management
16 10 (22.73%) Risk Analysis
16 10 (22.73%) TestComplete

SilkTest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 29 (65.91%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.55%) DNS
2 2 (4.55%) Internet
2 2 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (29.55%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (22.73%) TestComplete
3 9 (20.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (20.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 9 (20.45%) ClearCase
3 9 (20.45%) Subversion
4 4 (9.09%) Selenium
5 3 (6.82%) SilkPerformer
6 2 (4.55%) WATIR
6 2 (4.55%) FitNesse
6 2 (4.55%) LoadRunner
6 2 (4.55%) NUnit
7 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.27%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (2.27%) Rational Robot
General
1 29 (65.91%) Finance
2 8 (18.18%) Front Office
2 8 (18.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (59.09%) Tester
2 18 (40.91%) Analyst
3 17 (38.64%) Test Engineer
4 13 (29.55%) QA Tester
5 12 (27.27%) QA Analyst
6 10 (22.73%) Test Analyst
7 9 (20.45%) Technical Engineer
8 8 (18.18%) Senior QA Analyst
8 8 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (15.91%) Technical Tester
10 6 (13.64%) QA Engineer
10 6 (13.64%) Graduate
11 5 (11.36%) Automation Analyst
12 4 (9.09%) Junior Analyst
12 4 (9.09%) Junior Test Analyst
12 4 (9.09%) Junior Tester
12 4 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
12 4 (9.09%) Junior
13 3 (6.82%) Manual Test Analyst
14 2 (4.55%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) ODBC
2 4 (9.09%) HTML
3 2 (4.55%) .NET
3 2 (4.55%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (56.82%) Computer Science
2 11 (25.00%) User Experience
2 11 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (20.45%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.55%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) UNIX
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
1 3 (6.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (45.45%) Computer Architecture
3 18 (40.91%) Manual Testing
3 18 (40.91%) Black-Box Testing
4 15 (34.09%) BDD
4 15 (34.09%) TDD
5 14 (31.82%) Software Testing
5 14 (31.82%) Performance Testing
6 10 (22.73%) Test Management
6 10 (22.73%) Test Automation
6 10 (22.73%) Waterfall
6 10 (22.73%) Risk Analysis
7 9 (20.45%) Regression Testing
7 9 (20.45%) Workflow
7 9 (20.45%) Test Scripting
7 9 (20.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (18.18%) Asset Management
8 8 (18.18%) Automated Testing
9 7 (15.91%) Multithreading
10 3 (6.82%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (75.00%) SQL
2 30 (68.18%) C++
3 29 (65.91%) Java
4 28 (63.64%) Python
4 28 (63.64%) Ruby
4 28 (63.64%) C#
5 21 (47.73%) F#
6 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.27%) Perl
7 1 (2.27%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 37 (84.09%) Degree
2 13 (29.55%) ISEB
3 10 (22.73%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (59.09%) QA
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.45%) VMware
3 8 (18.18%) SunGard
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