The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 46 33 41
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 8 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 2.47% 4.06% 2.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.64% 16.42% 9.26%
Number of salaries quoted 8 11 5
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +38.09%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
MSTest
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Development Applications Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
83 67 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 25.62% 24.72% 25.84%
Number of salaries quoted 79 66 53
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +40.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,600 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £36,100 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MSTest across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

MSTest
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MSTest across the Bedford region.

MSTest Salary Trend in Bedford

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing MSTest 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 MSTest.

1 29 (100.00%) C#
1 29 (100.00%) .NET
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 29 (100.00%) NUnit
2 25 (86.21%) ASP.NET
3 24 (82.76%) SQL Server
4 21 (72.41%) MVC
5 20 (68.97%) SQL
5 20 (68.97%) T-SQL
6 19 (65.52%) Oracle
7 16 (55.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (55.17%) Software Engineering
7 16 (55.17%) Crystal Reports
7 16 (55.17%) HTML
7 16 (55.17%) JavaScript
7 16 (55.17%) CSS
7 16 (55.17%) XML
7 16 (55.17%) Configuration Management
7 16 (55.17%) WF
7 16 (55.17%) Silverlight
7 16 (55.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 16 (55.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 16 (55.17%) Relational Database
8 15 (51.72%) Oracle Reports
9 13 (44.83%) Scrum
9 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (44.83%) WPF
10 12 (41.38%) MS Excel
10 12 (41.38%) Windows
11 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET MVC 4

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing MSTest 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 MSTest. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 12 (41.38%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (82.76%) SQL Server
2 16 (55.17%) Crystal Reports
2 16 (55.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 16 (55.17%) Relational Database
3 15 (51.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (100.00%) NUnit
2 9 (31.03%) Rhino Mocks
2 9 (31.03%) Moq
3 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 29 (100.00%) Developer
2 19 (65.52%) Senior Developer
3 12 (41.38%) .NET Developer
4 6 (20.69%) C# Developer
5 5 (17.24%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (100.00%) .NET
2 25 (86.21%) ASP.NET
3 16 (55.17%) CSS
3 16 (55.17%) XML
3 16 (55.17%) HTML
3 16 (55.17%) ASP.NET MVC
3 16 (55.17%) WF
3 16 (55.17%) Silverlight
4 13 (44.83%) WPF
5 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 9 (31.03%) Unity DI Container
6 9 (31.03%) Spring.NET
6 9 (31.03%) Castle Windsor
6 9 (31.03%) Ninject
6 9 (31.03%) WinForms
6 9 (31.03%) WCF
7 8 (27.59%) Web Services
8 7 (24.14%) Razor View Engine
9 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) MVC
2 16 (55.17%) Configuration Management
2 16 (55.17%) Software Engineering
2 16 (55.17%) Root Cause Analysis
3 13 (44.83%) Scrum
3 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (31.03%) TDD
4 9 (31.03%) Web Application Development
4 9 (31.03%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (31.03%) Kanban
4 9 (31.03%) Dependency Injection
4 9 (31.03%) MVVM
5 3 (10.34%) Workflow
5 3 (10.34%) Line Management
6 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.45%) Coaching
6 1 (3.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (100.00%) C#
2 20 (68.97%) SQL
2 20 (68.97%) T-SQL
3 16 (55.17%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (65.52%) Oracle
Bedford, Bedfordshire
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