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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 304 308 328
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +20
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 4 26 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.038% 0.21% 0.008%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.25% 1.38% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 4 26 1
Average salary £58,750 £56,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +13.50%
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
1595 1888 1827
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 15.31% 15.25% 15.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1366 1650 1628
Average salary £60,000 £54,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 12 (92.31%) C#
2 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 9 (69.23%) TDD
2 9 (69.23%) Moq
3 8 (61.54%) NUnit
3 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
3 8 (61.54%) MVC
4 7 (53.85%) .NET Framework
4 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (38.46%) AngularJS
5 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (38.46%) Scrum
5 5 (38.46%) SQL
6 4 (30.77%) HTML
6 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
6 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
6 4 (30.77%) CSS
6 4 (30.77%) OO
6 4 (30.77%) WPF
6 4 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (30.77%) jQuery
6 4 (30.77%) Rhino Mocks
7 3 (23.08%) REST
7 3 (23.08%) Backbone.js
7 3 (23.08%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (23.08%) SpecFlow
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (23.08%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Beauchamp
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Moq
2 8 (61.54%) NUnit
3 4 (30.77%) Rhino Mocks
4 3 (23.08%) Fiddler
4 3 (23.08%) SpecFlow
4 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (7.69%) StyleCop
5 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
5 1 (7.69%) CruiseControl
General
1 3 (23.08%) Front Office
1 3 (23.08%) Advertising
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (61.54%) C# Developer
3 7 (53.85%) .NET Developer
4 3 (23.08%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (23.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Database Developer
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (7.69%) DBA
6 1 (7.69%) Programmer
6 1 (7.69%) Administrator
6 1 (7.69%) Server Administrator
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Database Developer
6 1 (7.69%) .NET Programmer
6 1 (7.69%) Web Programmer
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Software Programmer
6 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) .NET Framework
3 5 (38.46%) AngularJS
3 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (30.77%) HTML
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
4 4 (30.77%) CSS
4 4 (30.77%) WPF
4 4 (30.77%) jQuery
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (23.08%) Entity Framework
5 3 (23.08%) REST
5 3 (23.08%) Backbone.js
5 3 (23.08%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (23.08%) AutoMapper
5 3 (23.08%) Unity DI Container
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (15.38%) Autofac
6 2 (15.38%) Ninject
6 2 (15.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (7.69%) Hedge funds
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.69%) Statistics
2 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) TDD
2 8 (61.54%) MVC
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (38.46%) Scrum
5 4 (30.77%) OO
5 4 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (23.08%) BDD
6 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Web Development
7 2 (15.38%) Refactoring
7 2 (15.38%) Stress Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
7 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 2 (15.38%) MVVM
7 2 (15.38%) Greeks
8 1 (7.69%) Open Source
8 1 (7.69%) High Availability
8 1 (7.69%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 3 (23.08%) XPath
5 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.69%) VB
5 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
5 1 (7.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) MCSE
1 1 (7.69%) MCSA
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) MCTS
1 1 (7.69%) MCITP
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Red Gate