The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chelmsford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 21 29 15
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 8 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chelmsford 5.97% 2.11% 10.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 38.10% 17.39% 53.85%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 7
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
MSTest
Essex

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

Development Applications Category
Chelmsford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
21 23 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chelmsford 15.67% 12.11% 19.40%
Number of salaries quoted 20 23 12
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Chelmsford

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Chelmsford

MSTest
Salary Trend in Chelmsford

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

MSTest Salary Trend in Chelmsford

MSTest
Salary Histogram in Chelmsford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSTest across the Chelmsford region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

MSTest Salary Histogram in Chelmsford

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chelmsford

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT jobs across the Chelmsford 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) Scrum
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) C#
3 5 (55.56%) .NET
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 5 (55.56%) MVC
3 5 (55.56%) WinForms
3 5 (55.56%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) NUnit
3 5 (55.56%) WCF
3 5 (55.56%) WPF
3 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (55.56%) Kanban
3 5 (55.56%) Spring.NET
3 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (55.56%) Dependency Injection
3 5 (55.56%) Inversion of Control
3 5 (55.56%) MVVM
3 5 (55.56%) Rhino Mocks
3 5 (55.56%) Moq
3 5 (55.56%) Castle Windsor
3 5 (55.56%) Ninject
3 5 (55.56%) Razor View Engine
3 5 (55.56%) Web Application Development
3 5 (55.56%) Unity DI Container
4 4 (44.44%) ISEB
5 2 (22.22%) Linux

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Chelmsford by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT jobs across the Chelmsford 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.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) NUnit
1 5 (55.56%) Rhino Mocks
1 5 (55.56%) Moq
2 2 (22.22%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
1 5 (55.56%) .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
1 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
1 5 (55.56%) WinForms
1 5 (55.56%) WCF
1 5 (55.56%) WPF
1 5 (55.56%) Spring.NET
1 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET MVC
1 5 (55.56%) Castle Windsor
1 5 (55.56%) Ninject
1 5 (55.56%) Razor View Engine
1 5 (55.56%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Scrum
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) TDD
2 5 (55.56%) MVC
2 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (55.56%) Kanban
2 5 (55.56%) Web Application Development
2 5 (55.56%) Dependency Injection
2 5 (55.56%) MVVM
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
3 2 (22.22%) Coaching
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) DSDM
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) IBM