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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 104 91 99
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 2 32 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.14% 1.76% 1.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.72% 9.79% 7.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2 32 19
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
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
279 327 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 20.13% 18.00% 15.08%
Number of salaries quoted 232 260 219
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (100.00%) NUnit
1 8 (100.00%) LINQ
1 8 (100.00%) WCF
2 6 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 6 (75.00%) Concurrent Programming
2 6 (75.00%) Multithreading
2 6 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 6 (75.00%) Handset
2 6 (75.00%) XML
2 6 (75.00%) XSLT
3 2 (25.00%) MVC
3 2 (25.00%) XAML
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (25.00%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (25.00%) WPF

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) NUnit
General
1 6 (75.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (75.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Programmer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Programmer
3 2 (25.00%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (100.00%) WCF
1 8 (100.00%) LINQ
2 6 (75.00%) XML
2 6 (75.00%) XSLT
2 6 (75.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (25.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Handset
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile Payment
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Multithreading
1 6 (75.00%) Concurrent Programming
2 2 (25.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) XAML