The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 89 101 115
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +14
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 24 14 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.39% 0.95% 0.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.45% 7.41% 5.30%
Number of salaries quoted 23 14 16
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
MSTest
Cambridgeshire

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

Development Applications Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
322 189 302
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.59% 12.88% 13.92%
Number of salaries quoted 239 167 266
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,300 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

MSTest
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

MSTest Salary Trend in Cambridge

MSTest
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSTest across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

MSTest Salary Histogram in Cambridge

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 62 (100.00%) C#
1 62 (100.00%) .NET
1 62 (100.00%) NUnit
2 61 (98.39%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (91.94%) TDD
4 51 (82.26%) SQL Server
5 48 (77.42%) Rhino Mocks
6 43 (69.35%) Moq
7 42 (67.74%) WCF
8 41 (66.13%) WPF
9 39 (62.90%) Scrum
10 38 (61.29%) MVC
10 38 (61.29%) ASP.NET
11 35 (56.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 32 (51.61%) Castle Windsor
12 32 (51.61%) Unity DI Container
13 31 (50.00%) Ninject
13 31 (50.00%) MVVM
13 31 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
13 31 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
13 31 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
13 31 (50.00%) Kanban
13 31 (50.00%) Spring.NET
13 31 (50.00%) WinForms
13 31 (50.00%) Windows
14 24 (38.71%) .NET Framework
15 23 (37.10%) SQL
16 21 (33.87%) Razor View Engine
17 20 (32.26%) Business Intelligence
18 16 (25.81%) Microsoft Certification

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 1 (1.61%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.74%) Internet
2 10 (16.13%) SMS
3 8 (12.90%) SMPP
3 8 (12.90%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (82.26%) SQL Server
2 13 (20.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.06%) MySQL
4 1 (1.61%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 62 (100.00%) NUnit
2 48 (77.42%) Rhino Mocks
3 43 (69.35%) Moq
4 13 (20.97%) ReSharper
5 12 (19.35%) MbUnit
5 12 (19.35%) CppUnit
5 12 (19.35%) xUnit.net
6 11 (17.74%) Visual Studio
6 11 (17.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (12.90%) WiX
7 8 (12.90%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.61%) JIRA
8 1 (1.61%) Hudson
8 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.61%) NSubstitute
General
1 16 (25.81%) Finance
2 11 (17.74%) Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (93.55%) Developer
2 37 (59.68%) C# Developer
3 33 (53.23%) C# .NET Developer
4 25 (40.32%) .NET Developer
5 20 (32.26%) Senior Developer
6 12 (19.35%) Senior C# Developer
7 11 (17.74%) Graduate
7 11 (17.74%) Junior
7 11 (17.74%) Junior Developer
7 11 (17.74%) Junior .NET Developer
7 11 (17.74%) Graduate Developer
7 11 (17.74%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 10 (16.13%) Senior .NET Developer
9 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (12.90%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (12.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (12.90%) Software Developer
10 7 (11.29%) Senior Software Developer
11 4 (6.45%) Software Engineer
11 4 (6.45%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (100.00%) .NET
2 42 (67.74%) WCF
3 41 (66.13%) WPF
4 38 (61.29%) ASP.NET
5 35 (56.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 32 (51.61%) Castle Windsor
6 32 (51.61%) Unity DI Container
7 31 (50.00%) Ninject
7 31 (50.00%) Spring.NET
7 31 (50.00%) WinForms
8 24 (38.71%) .NET Framework
9 21 (33.87%) Razor View Engine
10 13 (20.97%) XML
10 13 (20.97%) LINQ
11 11 (17.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 10 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC 2
13 8 (12.90%) Java ME
13 8 (12.90%) XSLT
14 6 (9.68%) HTML
15 5 (8.06%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
2 11 (17.74%) Computer Science
3 8 (12.90%) Blackberry
4 5 (8.06%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 31 (50.00%) Windows
2 11 (17.74%) Android
3 8 (12.90%) Apple iOS
3 8 (12.90%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (98.39%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (91.94%) TDD
3 39 (62.90%) Scrum
4 38 (61.29%) MVC
5 31 (50.00%) MVVM
5 31 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
5 31 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (50.00%) Kanban
6 20 (32.26%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (20.97%) Software Engineering
8 12 (19.35%) Unit Testing
9 11 (17.74%) Web Application Development
10 8 (12.90%) Regression Testing
10 8 (12.90%) Multithreading
11 3 (4.84%) Android Development
12 1 (1.61%) Pair Programming
12 1 (1.61%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 62 (100.00%) C#
2 23 (37.10%) SQL
3 14 (22.58%) VB
3 14 (22.58%) VB.NET
4 12 (19.35%) C++
5 11 (17.74%) PowerShell
6 8 (12.90%) XAML
6 8 (12.90%) Java
7 6 (9.68%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (25.81%) Microsoft Certification
1 16 (25.81%) MCP
1 16 (25.81%) MCAD
1 16 (25.81%) MCSD
1 16 (25.81%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.90%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) Telerik
2 4 (6.45%) Facebook