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 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 308 320 331
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +11
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 6 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.055% 0.091% 0.041%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.41% 0.61% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 6 11 5
Average salary £60,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.31% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,250 £60,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
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
1477 1790 1593
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 13.46% 14.74% 13.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1319 1619 1485
Average salary £55,000 £53,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.77% +6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 22 October 2014.

MSTest Salary Histogram in the City of London

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 32 (96.97%) C#
1 32 (96.97%) .NET
2 31 (93.94%) MVC
3 30 (90.91%) SQL Server
4 28 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (75.76%) ASP.NET
6 24 (72.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (69.70%) jQuery
8 22 (66.67%) .NET Framework
8 22 (66.67%) CSS
8 22 (66.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 19 (57.58%) TDD
10 18 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (51.52%) Visual Studio
12 16 (48.48%) Ajax
12 16 (48.48%) Scrum
13 15 (45.45%) WCF
13 15 (45.45%) Finance
14 14 (42.42%) HTML
14 14 (42.42%) JavaScript
14 14 (42.42%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (39.39%) SQL Server 2012
15 13 (39.39%) SpecFlow
15 13 (39.39%) SQL
15 13 (39.39%) Rhino Mocks
16 11 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
16 11 (33.33%) NUnit
16 11 (33.33%) OO
16 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
17 10 (30.30%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.06%) NServiceBus
2 2 (6.06%) Orchard CMS
2 2 (6.06%) Sitefinity
2 2 (6.06%) Umbraco
2 2 (6.06%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.03%) CMS
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Endur
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (90.91%) SQL Server
2 18 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (39.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (24.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
5 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (6.06%) Neo4j
6 2 (6.06%) RavenDB
6 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
6 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.03%) MySQL
7 1 (3.03%) SSDT
7 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (51.52%) Visual Studio
2 13 (39.39%) SpecFlow
2 13 (39.39%) Rhino Mocks
3 11 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
3 11 (33.33%) NUnit
4 7 (21.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (21.21%) NSubstitute
5 6 (18.18%) Moq
6 4 (12.12%) JUnit
6 4 (12.12%) Eclipse
7 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
8 1 (3.03%) CruiseControl
8 1 (3.03%) MSBuild
General
1 15 (45.45%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Banking
2 6 (18.18%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Front Office
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (66.67%) Developer
2 14 (42.42%) .NET Developer
3 13 (39.39%) C# Developer
4 8 (24.24%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (18.18%) Senior Developer
6 5 (15.15%) WPF Developer
7 4 (12.12%) Analyst
7 4 (12.12%) Test Analyst
7 4 (12.12%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (9.09%) Senior C# Developer
9 2 (6.06%) Programmer
9 2 (6.06%) Lead Developer
9 2 (6.06%) Lead .NET Developer
9 2 (6.06%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (6.06%) Lead C# Developer
9 2 (6.06%) .NET Programmer
9 2 (6.06%) Technical Leader
9 2 (6.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 1 (3.03%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (96.97%) .NET
2 25 (75.76%) ASP.NET
3 24 (72.73%) ASP.NET MVC
4 23 (69.70%) jQuery
5 22 (66.67%) .NET Framework
5 22 (66.67%) CSS
5 22 (66.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 16 (48.48%) Ajax
7 15 (45.45%) WCF
8 14 (42.42%) HTML
9 9 (27.27%) WPF
9 9 (27.27%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (21.21%) HTML5
11 6 (18.18%) XML
12 5 (15.15%) XSLT
13 4 (12.12%) LINQ to SQL
13 4 (12.12%) Unity DI Container
13 4 (12.12%) KnockoutJS
13 4 (12.12%) Struts
13 4 (12.12%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (42.42%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.03%) Derivative
3 1 (3.03%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Open Source
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
1 4 (12.12%) Android
2 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (93.94%) MVC
2 28 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (57.58%) TDD
4 16 (48.48%) Scrum
5 11 (33.33%) OO
6 10 (30.30%) BDD
7 8 (24.24%) Risk Management
7 8 (24.24%) Unit Testing
8 7 (21.21%) MVVM
8 7 (21.21%) Business Analysis
8 7 (21.21%) OOA/OOD
9 6 (18.18%) Mentoring
9 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (15.15%) ETL
10 5 (15.15%) Automation Testing
11 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
12 3 (9.09%) Refactoring
12 3 (9.09%) ETRM
12 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 32 (96.97%) C#
2 14 (42.42%) JavaScript
3 13 (39.39%) SQL
4 6 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 4 (12.12%) PL/SQL
5 4 (12.12%) Java
6 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) ISEB
2 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) Basel III
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) Apple
3 2 (6.06%) Sitecore
3 2 (6.06%) EPiServer
4 1 (3.03%) CODA
4 1 (3.03%) Citrix