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

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 128 112 123
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +11
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 1 14 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.049% 0.70% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.24% 4.09% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1 13 3
Average salary £35,000 £52,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +56.71%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
409 342 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 20.02% 17.00% 14.52%
Number of salaries quoted 340 300 229
Average salary £38,250 £40,000 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.37% +4.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,180 £28,000 £24,450
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

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 27 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (50.00%) Moq
2 1 (50.00%) Web Application Development
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) NUnit
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) OOD

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) NUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (50.00%) Moq
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Junior Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Junior .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Agile C# Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) OOD
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Web Application Development
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
1 1 (50.00%) Degree