Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Micro Focus Silk Test (formerly Borland Silk Test)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1190 1217 1252
Rank change year-on-year +27 +35 +50
Permanent jobs citing SilkTest 16 26 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.014% 0.023%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.043% 0.074% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 6 21 17
UK median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +71.43% -22.22%
10th Percentile £46,250 £32,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £50,000
UK excluding London median annual salary - £35,000 £35,000

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

All Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 36786 35368 38174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.33% 18.72% 17.57%
Number of salaries quoted 29935 30548 32261
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

SilkTest
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SilkTest as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SilkTest in the UK

SilkTest
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

SilkTest
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SilkTest over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SilkTest in the UK

SilkTest
Top 2 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +22 16 £67,500 +12.50% 3
England +15 16 £67,500 +12.50% 3

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 16 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (93.75%) Selenium
2 15 (93.75%) HP UFT
3 11 (68.75%) Java
4 9 (56.25%) ISEB
4 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (56.25%) Waterfall
5 8 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (50.00%) Functional Testing
5 8 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 8 (50.00%) Defect Management
5 8 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 8 (50.00%) Banking
5 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
5 8 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
5 8 (50.00%) QA
5 8 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
5 8 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (50.00%) Test Management
6 7 (43.75%) Finance
6 7 (43.75%) SQL
6 7 (43.75%) Oracle
6 7 (43.75%) Linux
6 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (37.50%) Mentoring

SilkTest
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 6 (37.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Tricentis Tosca
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (93.75%) HP UFT
1 15 (93.75%) Selenium
2 8 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
3 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
3 5 (31.25%) Maven
3 5 (31.25%) TestComplete
3 5 (31.25%) TestNG
3 5 (31.25%) WebDriver
4 2 (12.50%) Appium
4 2 (12.50%) Calabash
4 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (12.50%) Sikuli
5 1 (6.25%) JIRA
5 1 (6.25%) SilkPerformer
General
1 8 (50.00%) Banking
2 7 (43.75%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Analyst
1 9 (56.25%) Test Analyst
2 8 (50.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 6 (37.50%) Architect
3 6 (37.50%) Test Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps Architect
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
1 6 (37.50%) HTML
1 6 (37.50%) SOAP
1 6 (37.50%) Web Services
1 6 (37.50%) XBRL
1 6 (37.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Waterfall
3 8 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 8 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 8 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 8 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 8 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
3 8 (50.00%) Test Management
3 8 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Asset Management
4 6 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
4 6 (37.50%) Software Architecture
4 6 (37.50%) System Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Target Operating Model
4 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 6 (37.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) VB.NET
4 5 (31.25%) C#
4 5 (31.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) ISEB
2 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (37.50%) Degree
3 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle
3 6 (37.50%) HP
3 6 (37.50%) SAP
4 2 (12.50%) Perfecto Mobile
5 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
5 1 (6.25%) Borland