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 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
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 45 48 32
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -16
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 10 9 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 3.58% 2.87% 5.80%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.08% 11.25% 22.67%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 17
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
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
71 80 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 25.45% 25.48% 25.60%
Number of salaries quoted 68 71 74
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,350
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSTest across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

MSTest Salary Histogram in Bedford

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 10 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 10 (100.00%) NUnit
1 10 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 10 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 8 (80.00%) Unity DI Container
2 8 (80.00%) Web Application Development
2 8 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (80.00%) Kanban
2 8 (80.00%) Spring.NET
2 8 (80.00%) Razor View Engine
2 8 (80.00%) Dependency Injection
2 8 (80.00%) Inversion of Control
2 8 (80.00%) MVVM
2 8 (80.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 8 (80.00%) Moq
2 8 (80.00%) Castle Windsor
2 8 (80.00%) Ninject
2 8 (80.00%) Retail
2 8 (80.00%) WCF
2 8 (80.00%) WPF
2 8 (80.00%) MVC
2 8 (80.00%) Scrum
2 8 (80.00%) WinForms
2 8 (80.00%) Tandem
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) TDD
2 8 (80.00%) Windows

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) NUnit
2 8 (80.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 8 (80.00%) Moq
General
1 8 (80.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (80.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 10 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 10 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 8 (80.00%) Unity DI Container
2 8 (80.00%) Spring.NET
2 8 (80.00%) Castle Windsor
2 8 (80.00%) Ninject
2 8 (80.00%) WinForms
2 8 (80.00%) WCF
2 8 (80.00%) WPF
2 8 (80.00%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (20.00%) WF
3 2 (20.00%) Silverlight
3 2 (20.00%) CSS
3 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) XML
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 2 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Tandem
1 8 (80.00%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) MVC
1 8 (80.00%) Scrum
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (80.00%) TDD
1 8 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (80.00%) Kanban
1 8 (80.00%) Dependency Injection
1 8 (80.00%) MVVM
1 8 (80.00%) Web Application Development
2 2 (20.00%) SDLC
2 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft