The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 299 325 316
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -9
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 9 13 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.086% 0.10% 0.092%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.65% 0.64% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 7
Average salary £50,000 £57,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% +35.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,500 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
MSTest
London

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

Development Applications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1389 2041 1632
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 13.33% 16.31% 13.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1206 1776 1418
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MSTest
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

MSTest Salary Trend in the City of London

MSTest
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSTest across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

MSTest Salary Histogram in the City of London

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 18 (90.00%) C#
1 18 (90.00%) TDD
2 17 (85.00%) MVC
2 17 (85.00%) .NET
3 16 (80.00%) .NET Framework
4 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (75.00%) SQL Server
5 12 (60.00%) ASP.NET
5 12 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (60.00%) AngularJS
5 12 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (55.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (50.00%) Entity Framework
7 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (45.00%) Front Office
8 9 (45.00%) NUnit
8 9 (45.00%) Web Development
9 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 7 (35.00%) SpecFlow
10 7 (35.00%) Moq
10 7 (35.00%) BDD
10 7 (35.00%) Scrum
11 6 (30.00%) CSS
11 6 (30.00%) OO
11 6 (30.00%) jQuery
12 5 (25.00%) HTML
12 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
12 5 (25.00%) SQL
12 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
12 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (55.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (10.00%) SSDT
6 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) NUnit
2 7 (35.00%) SpecFlow
2 7 (35.00%) Moq
3 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (20.00%) Fiddler
4 3 (15.00%) Rhino Mocks
4 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.00%) CruiseControl
5 1 (5.00%) NSubstitute
5 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.00%) StyleCop
5 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (45.00%) Front Office
2 4 (20.00%) Advertising
3 2 (10.00%) Finance
4 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (90.00%) Developer
2 16 (80.00%) .NET Developer
3 13 (65.00%) C# Developer
4 11 (55.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (45.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (10.00%) Technical Leader
8 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Programmer
8 1 (5.00%) .NET Programmer
8 1 (5.00%) Web Programmer
8 1 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Software Programmer
8 1 (5.00%) C# Programmer
8 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (85.00%) .NET
2 16 (80.00%) .NET Framework
3 12 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 12 (60.00%) AngularJS
3 12 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (50.00%) Entity Framework
4 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 6 (30.00%) CSS
6 6 (30.00%) jQuery
7 5 (25.00%) HTML
8 4 (20.00%) REST
8 4 (20.00%) Backbone.js
8 4 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (20.00%) AutoMapper
9 2 (10.00%) WCF
9 2 (10.00%) WPF
10 1 (5.00%) WinForms
10 1 (5.00%) Web Services
10 1 (5.00%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) TDD
2 17 (85.00%) MVC
3 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (45.00%) Web Development
5 7 (35.00%) BDD
5 7 (35.00%) Scrum
6 6 (30.00%) OO
7 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (15.00%) Refactoring
8 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
9 2 (10.00%) ATDD
9 2 (10.00%) Automation Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Data Management
9 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (10.00%) SOA
9 2 (10.00%) ETL
10 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
10 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (90.00%) C#
2 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (20.00%) XPath
4 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle