The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 126 101 116
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +15
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 1 21 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.051% 1.23% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.27% 6.12% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1 16 2
Average salary £22,500 £52,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-57.14% +61.53%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MSTest
South West

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

Development Applications Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
368 343 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 18.88% 20.04% 13.92%
Number of salaries quoted 323 285 210
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £20,700
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

MSTest
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

MSTest Salary Trend in Bristol

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol 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%) TDD
1 10 (100.00%) NUnit
1 10 (100.00%) Moq
2 9 (90.00%) WinForms
2 9 (90.00%) WCF
2 9 (90.00%) MVC
3 7 (70.00%) Scrum
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) WPF
3 7 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (70.00%) Kanban
3 7 (70.00%) Spring.NET
3 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (70.00%) Dependency Injection
3 7 (70.00%) Inversion of Control
3 7 (70.00%) MVVM
3 7 (70.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 7 (70.00%) Castle Windsor
3 7 (70.00%) Ninject
3 7 (70.00%) Web Application Development
3 7 (70.00%) Unity DI Container
3 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (60.00%) MCP
5 3 (30.00%) MCAD
5 3 (30.00%) MCSD

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) NUnit
1 10 (100.00%) Moq
2 7 (70.00%) Rhino Mocks
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
1 10 (100.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Junior
2 1 (10.00%) Junior Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 9 (90.00%) WinForms
2 9 (90.00%) WCF
3 7 (70.00%) WPF
3 7 (70.00%) Spring.NET
3 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (70.00%) Castle Windsor
3 7 (70.00%) Ninject
3 7 (70.00%) Unity DI Container
4 3 (30.00%) XML
4 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 3 (30.00%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) TDD
2 9 (90.00%) MVC
3 7 (70.00%) Scrum
3 7 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (70.00%) Kanban
3 7 (70.00%) Dependency Injection
3 7 (70.00%) MVVM
3 7 (70.00%) Web Application Development
3 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) OO
4 3 (30.00%) OOD
4 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) VB
2 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) MCP
2 3 (30.00%) MCAD
2 3 (30.00%) MCSD
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (30.00%) MCTS
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft