The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 77 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 10 31 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.08% 3.11% -
As % of the Development Applications category 7.14% 17.51% -
Number of salaries quoted 10 28 0
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
MSTest
East of England

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

Development Applications Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
140 177 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.05% 17.77% 14.86%
Number of salaries quoted 133 161 153
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,850 £37,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,500 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

MSTest
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

MSTest Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

MSTest
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bedford +2 10 £45,000 -
MSTest
East of England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 17 (100.00%) C#
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 17 (100.00%) NUnit
2 16 (94.12%) SQL Server
2 16 (94.12%) ASP.NET
2 16 (94.12%) MVC
3 14 (82.35%) Windows
3 14 (82.35%) Scrum
3 14 (82.35%) WinForms
3 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (82.35%) TDD
3 14 (82.35%) WCF
3 14 (82.35%) WPF
3 14 (82.35%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (82.35%) Kanban
3 14 (82.35%) Spring.NET
3 14 (82.35%) ASP.NET MVC
3 14 (82.35%) Dependency Injection
3 14 (82.35%) Inversion of Control
3 14 (82.35%) MVVM
3 14 (82.35%) Rhino Mocks
3 14 (82.35%) Moq
3 14 (82.35%) Castle Windsor
3 14 (82.35%) Ninject
3 14 (82.35%) Web Application Development
3 14 (82.35%) Unity DI Container
4 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (94.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.76%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (100.00%) NUnit
2 14 (82.35%) Rhino Mocks
2 14 (82.35%) Moq
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Developer
2 14 (82.35%) .NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (94.12%) ASP.NET
3 14 (82.35%) WinForms
3 14 (82.35%) WCF
3 14 (82.35%) WPF
3 14 (82.35%) Spring.NET
3 14 (82.35%) ASP.NET MVC
3 14 (82.35%) Castle Windsor
3 14 (82.35%) Ninject
3 14 (82.35%) Unity DI Container
4 2 (11.76%) HTML
4 2 (11.76%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (11.76%) WF
4 2 (11.76%) Silverlight
4 2 (11.76%) CSS
4 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (82.35%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) MVC
2 14 (82.35%) Scrum
2 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (82.35%) TDD
2 14 (82.35%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (82.35%) Kanban
2 14 (82.35%) Dependency Injection
2 14 (82.35%) MVVM
2 14 (82.35%) Web Application Development
3 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
3 3 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle