The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 221 200 171
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -29
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 4 30 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.069% 0.51% 0.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.61% 4.46% 7.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3 23 51
Average salary £36,500 £32,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.30% -35.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
MSTest
South East

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

Development Applications Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
660 673 723
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.34% 11.36% 13.26%
Number of salaries quoted 510 547 620
Average salary £45,000 £46,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MSTest
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

MSTest Salary Trend in Berkshire

MSTest
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSTest across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

MSTest Salary Histogram in Berkshire

MSTest
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 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
Reading -10 4 £36,500 +21.66%
MSTest
South East

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 21 (91.30%) Windows
1 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (86.96%) C#
3 19 (82.61%) .NET
3 19 (82.61%) ASP.NET
4 18 (78.26%) MVC
4 18 (78.26%) Scrum
4 18 (78.26%) WinForms
4 18 (78.26%) SQL Server
4 18 (78.26%) ASP.NET MVC
4 18 (78.26%) Inversion of Control
4 18 (78.26%) Unity DI Container
5 12 (52.17%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (47.83%) Kanban
6 11 (47.83%) Spring.NET
6 11 (47.83%) MVVM
6 11 (47.83%) Rhino Mocks
6 11 (47.83%) Moq
6 11 (47.83%) Dependency Injection
6 11 (47.83%) TDD
6 11 (47.83%) NUnit
6 11 (47.83%) WCF
6 11 (47.83%) WPF
6 11 (47.83%) Web Application Development
6 11 (47.83%) Castle Windsor
6 11 (47.83%) Ninject
7 9 (39.13%) Unit Testing
8 8 (34.78%) Retail
8 8 (34.78%) Tandem
8 8 (34.78%) Visual Studio

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 (8.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) LAN
1 3 (13.04%) WAN
1 3 (13.04%) HTTP
1 3 (13.04%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (78.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) NUnit
1 11 (47.83%) Rhino Mocks
1 11 (47.83%) Moq
2 8 (34.78%) Visual Studio
3 7 (30.43%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 7 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (21.74%) Selenium
5 4 (17.39%) Bugzilla
5 4 (17.39%) JIRA
6 3 (13.04%) WinRunner
6 3 (13.04%) TestDirector
6 3 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (13.04%) LoadRunner
7 2 (8.70%) ClearQuest
7 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
7 2 (8.70%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
8 1 (4.35%) CruiseControl
General
1 8 (34.78%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Developer
1 18 (78.26%) .NET Developer
2 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.35%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (82.61%) .NET
1 19 (82.61%) ASP.NET
2 18 (78.26%) WinForms
2 18 (78.26%) ASP.NET MVC
2 18 (78.26%) Unity DI Container
3 11 (47.83%) Spring.NET
3 11 (47.83%) Castle Windsor
3 11 (47.83%) Ninject
3 11 (47.83%) WCF
3 11 (47.83%) WPF
4 7 (30.43%) jQuery
4 7 (30.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 7 (30.43%) .NET Framework
4 7 (30.43%) Web Services
4 7 (30.43%) KnockoutJS
4 7 (30.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 3 (13.04%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 18 (78.26%) Inversion of Control
2 8 (34.78%) Tandem
3 3 (13.04%) Open Source
4 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (78.26%) MVC
2 18 (78.26%) Scrum
3 12 (52.17%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (47.83%) TDD
4 11 (47.83%) Web Application Development
4 11 (47.83%) Kanban
4 11 (47.83%) Dependency Injection
4 11 (47.83%) MVVM
5 9 (39.13%) Unit Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Test Management
6 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
6 3 (13.04%) Requirements Management
6 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
6 3 (13.04%) V-Model
6 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
7 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 20 (86.96%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) VB
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ISEB
1 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
1 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Fujitsu