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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 127 100 122
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +22
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 1 20 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.052% 1.15% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.27% 5.60% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1 16 2
Average salary £35,000 £52,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +61.53%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
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
376 357 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 19.67% 20.60% 13.21%
Number of salaries quoted 325 293 200
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £28,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 March 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 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (85.71%) MVC
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 6 (85.71%) NUnit
2 6 (85.71%) Moq
3 5 (71.43%) WCF
3 5 (71.43%) WinForms
4 4 (57.14%) Scrum
4 4 (57.14%) SQL
4 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (57.14%) .NET Framework
4 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (57.14%) Rhino Mocks
4 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (57.14%) Web Application Development
5 3 (42.86%) Unity DI Container
5 3 (42.86%) Mentoring
5 3 (42.86%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (42.86%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (42.86%) MVVM
5 3 (42.86%) Castle Windsor
5 3 (42.86%) Ninject
5 3 (42.86%) Kanban
5 3 (42.86%) Spring.NET
5 3 (42.86%) WPF
5 3 (42.86%) VB
5 3 (42.86%) VB.NET

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) NUnit
1 6 (85.71%) Moq
2 4 (57.14%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (85.71%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Junior .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Agile C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (71.43%) WinForms
2 5 (71.43%) WCF
3 4 (57.14%) .NET Framework
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (42.86%) Castle Windsor
4 3 (42.86%) Ninject
4 3 (42.86%) Unity DI Container
4 3 (42.86%) WPF
4 3 (42.86%) Spring.NET
4 3 (42.86%) XML
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (28.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) MVC
1 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Web Application Development
3 3 (42.86%) Mentoring
3 3 (42.86%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) OOD
3 3 (42.86%) Kanban
3 3 (42.86%) Dependency Injection
3 3 (42.86%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) VB
3 3 (42.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) MCP
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft