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 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 91 73 92
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +19
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 8 14 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.69% 1.49% 0.67%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.32% 8.38% 4.58%
Number of salaries quoted 8 14 7
Average salary £45,000 £44,250 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.69% +40.47%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
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
241 167 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.87% 17.77% 14.56%
Number of salaries quoted 202 164 134
Average salary £42,500 £44,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.95% +26.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,650 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

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 23 September 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 -13 8 £45,000 +3.44% 1
MSTest
East of England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 37 (100.00%) C#
1 37 (100.00%) .NET
1 37 (100.00%) NUnit
2 36 (97.30%) Microsoft
3 31 (83.78%) ASP.NET
4 27 (72.97%) SQL
4 27 (72.97%) T-SQL
4 27 (72.97%) MVC
5 24 (64.86%) SQL Server
6 22 (59.46%) HTML
6 22 (59.46%) JavaScript
6 22 (59.46%) CSS
6 22 (59.46%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (56.76%) Software Engineering
8 20 (54.05%) XML
8 20 (54.05%) Oracle
8 20 (54.05%) Crystal Reports
9 17 (45.95%) Configuration Management
9 17 (45.95%) Root Cause Analysis
9 17 (45.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 17 (45.95%) Relational Database
10 16 (43.24%) WF
10 16 (43.24%) Silverlight
10 16 (43.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (40.54%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (35.14%) Scrum
12 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (35.14%) WPF
13 12 (32.43%) MS Excel
13 12 (32.43%) Windows

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 12 (32.43%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (64.86%) SQL Server
2 20 (54.05%) Crystal Reports
3 17 (45.95%) Relational Database
4 16 (43.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (40.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 37 (100.00%) NUnit
2 9 (24.32%) Rhino Mocks
2 9 (24.32%) Moq
3 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.70%) Selenium
3 1 (2.70%) FitNesse
3 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.70%) RSpec
3 1 (2.70%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 36 (97.30%) Developer
2 26 (70.27%) Senior Developer
3 15 (40.54%) .NET Developer
4 7 (18.92%) C# Developer
5 6 (16.22%) Senior C# Developer
6 5 (13.51%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (5.41%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Tester
8 1 (2.70%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.70%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (100.00%) .NET
2 31 (83.78%) ASP.NET
3 22 (59.46%) CSS
3 22 (59.46%) HTML
3 22 (59.46%) ASP.NET MVC
4 20 (54.05%) XML
5 17 (45.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 16 (43.24%) WF
6 16 (43.24%) Silverlight
7 13 (35.14%) WPF
8 10 (27.03%) Web Services
8 10 (27.03%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 9 (24.32%) Unity DI Container
9 9 (24.32%) Spring.NET
9 9 (24.32%) Castle Windsor
9 9 (24.32%) Ninject
9 9 (24.32%) WinForms
9 9 (24.32%) WCF
10 7 (18.92%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (13.51%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (72.97%) MVC
2 21 (56.76%) Software Engineering
3 17 (45.95%) Root Cause Analysis
3 17 (45.95%) Configuration Management
4 13 (35.14%) Scrum
4 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (24.32%) TDD
5 9 (24.32%) Web Application Development
5 9 (24.32%) Dependency Injection
5 9 (24.32%) MVVM
5 9 (24.32%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (24.32%) Kanban
6 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
7 3 (8.11%) Line Management
7 3 (8.11%) Workflow
8 1 (2.70%) Project Management
8 1 (2.70%) Automated Testing
8 1 (2.70%) BDD
8 1 (2.70%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (100.00%) C#
2 27 (72.97%) SQL
2 27 (72.97%) T-SQL
3 22 (59.46%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
Vendors
1 36 (97.30%) Microsoft
2 20 (54.05%) Oracle
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