The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SilkTest skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SilkTest over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Micro Focus Silk Test (formerly Borland Silk Test)
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 840 899 958
Rank change year-on-year +59 +59  
Permanent jobs citing SilkTest 32 25 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.026% 0.012%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.17% 0.14% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 20 14 6
Median salary £65,000 £50,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £40,750 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,750 £72,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £63,750 £46,250
% change year-on-year -13.72% +37.83%  

SilkTest is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 18451 17538 18538
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.95% 18.07% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 15209 15206 15549
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  

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Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SilkTest as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for SilkTest in the UK

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Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SilkTest in the UK

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Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SilkTest over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SilkTest in the UK

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Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SilkTest within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +59 32 £65,000 +30.00% 1
London +30 27 £65,000 +30.00% 1
City of London +38 11 £60,000 +50.00% 1
Yorkshire +18 5 £55,000 +10.00%
Wimbledon +11 5 £47,500 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £55,000 -
Doncaster - 4 - -

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT jobs citing SilkTest also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SilkTest.

1 69 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 49 (71.01%) Selenium
3 41 (59.42%) HP UFT
4 39 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (47.83%) Linux
6 32 (46.38%) Oracle
6 32 (46.38%) ISEB
7 31 (44.93%) Waterfall
8 29 (42.03%) Finance
9 28 (40.58%) SQL
9 28 (40.58%) Cucumber
9 28 (40.58%) DevOps
10 27 (39.13%) SDLC
11 26 (37.68%) Appium
11 26 (37.68%) Calabash
12 24 (34.78%) SilkPerformer
12 24 (34.78%) JIRA
12 24 (34.78%) Windows
13 23 (33.33%) SQL Server
14 22 (31.88%) Continuous Delivery
15 21 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (28.99%) Borland
17 18 (26.09%) Atlassian
18 17 (24.64%) QA
18 17 (24.64%) Regression Testing
18 17 (24.64%) Functional Testing
19 16 (23.19%) Windows Server
20 15 (21.74%) Java
20 15 (21.74%) Microsoft
21 14 (20.29%) Test Scripting

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Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (13.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 9 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.80%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Office
1 10 (14.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) Firewall
1 4 (5.80%) FTP
1 4 (5.80%) IPv4
1 4 (5.80%) SMTP
1 4 (5.80%) SSL
1 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.80%) Informix
2 4 (5.80%) MySQL
2 4 (5.80%) Redis
Development Applications
1 49 (71.01%) Selenium
2 41 (59.42%) HP UFT
3 28 (40.58%) Cucumber
4 26 (37.68%) Appium
4 26 (37.68%) Calabash
5 24 (34.78%) JIRA
5 24 (34.78%) SilkPerformer
6 11 (15.94%) Rational Functional Tester
7 4 (5.80%) eggPlant
7 4 (5.80%) Git (software)
7 4 (5.80%) JMeter
7 4 (5.80%) LoadRunner
7 4 (5.80%) LoadUI
7 4 (5.80%) Ranorex
7 4 (5.80%) SoapUI
7 4 (5.80%) Subversion
7 4 (5.80%) The Grinder
7 4 (5.80%) Vagrant
7 4 (5.80%) VersionOne
7 4 (5.80%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (42.03%) Finance
2 13 (18.84%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (33.33%) Analyst
2 21 (30.43%) Test Analyst
3 17 (24.64%) Consultant
4 14 (20.29%) Automation Tester
4 14 (20.29%) Tester
5 12 (17.39%) Management Consultant
6 11 (15.94%) Automation Test Analyst
6 11 (15.94%) Test Manager
7 10 (14.49%) Test Automation Consultant
7 10 (14.49%) Test Automation Manager
8 7 (10.14%) Automation Consultant
8 7 (10.14%) Financial Analyst
9 6 (8.70%) Lead Test Analyst
10 5 (7.25%) DevOps Consultant
10 5 (7.25%) Programme Manager
10 5 (7.25%) Programme Test Manager
10 5 (7.25%) Test Programme Manager
11 4 (5.80%) QA Automation Analyst
11 4 (5.80%) Software Tester
11 4 (5.80%) Test Practitioner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.84%) SOAP
2 11 (15.94%) Web Services
3 9 (13.04%) .NET
3 9 (13.04%) HTML
3 9 (13.04%) XBRL
3 9 (13.04%) XML
4 2 (2.90%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.14%) Fixed Income
2 7 (10.14%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.45%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 33 (47.83%) Linux
2 24 (34.78%) Windows
3 16 (23.19%) Windows Server
4 9 (13.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 39 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (44.93%) Waterfall
4 28 (40.58%) DevOps
5 27 (39.13%) SDLC
6 22 (31.88%) Continuous Delivery
7 17 (24.64%) Functional Testing
7 17 (24.64%) Regression Testing
8 14 (20.29%) Defect Management
8 14 (20.29%) Test Scripting
9 13 (18.84%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (17.39%) Test Management
10 12 (17.39%) Test Strategy
11 11 (15.94%) Electronic Trading
11 11 (15.94%) Exploratory Testing
11 11 (15.94%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 11 (15.94%) Risk Analysis
12 10 (14.49%) System Testing
13 9 (13.04%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (40.58%) SQL
2 15 (21.74%) Java
3 9 (13.04%) VB.NET
4 7 (10.14%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.80%) C#
5 4 (5.80%) Groovy
5 4 (5.80%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.80%) Python
5 4 (5.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (46.38%) ISEB
2 12 (17.39%) ISTQB
3 11 (15.94%) Degree
4 10 (14.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (11.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (24.64%) QA
2 4 (5.80%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.80%) Docker
3 1 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 4 (5.80%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (5.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (46.38%) Oracle
2 20 (28.99%) Borland
3 18 (26.09%) Atlassian
4 15 (21.74%) Microsoft
5 9 (13.04%) SAP
6 6 (8.70%) HP
7 5 (7.25%) VMware
8 4 (5.80%) CA Agile Central
8 4 (5.80%) Cognizant
8 4 (5.80%) IBM
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