The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 239 181 174
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -7
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 25 89 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.33% 1.10% 1.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.02% 6.70% 6.76%
Number of salaries quoted 25 89 90
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +16.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
MSTest
England

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

Development Applications Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1236 1328 1332
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 16.27% 16.42% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1033 1123 1192
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,350
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

MSTest
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

MSTest Salary Trend in the East of England

MSTest
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSTest across the East of England region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

MSTest Salary Histogram in the East of England

MSTest
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the East of England region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +14 18 £34,250 -42.91%
Cambridgeshire -27 5 £47,500 +26.66%
Essex -8 2 £35,000 -33.33%
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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 55 (88.71%) C#
1 55 (88.71%) .NET
1 55 (88.71%) SQL Server
1 55 (88.71%) ASP.NET
1 55 (88.71%) NUnit
2 49 (79.03%) ASP.NET MVC
3 48 (77.42%) MVC
4 46 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (70.97%) TDD
6 37 (59.68%) Scrum
7 35 (56.45%) WCF
7 35 (56.45%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (53.23%) Windows
9 26 (41.94%) Kanban
9 26 (41.94%) Spring.NET
9 26 (41.94%) Dependency Injection
9 26 (41.94%) Inversion of Control
9 26 (41.94%) Rhino Mocks
9 26 (41.94%) Moq
9 26 (41.94%) Castle Windsor
9 26 (41.94%) Ninject
9 26 (41.94%) Web Application Development
9 26 (41.94%) Unity DI Container
10 23 (37.10%) WPF
11 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
12 18 (29.03%) WinForms
12 18 (29.03%) Unit Testing
12 18 (29.03%) MVVM
13 16 (25.81%) Razor View Engine
14 14 (22.58%) Finance

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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 11 (17.74%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.90%) Mingle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (88.71%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (12.90%) RavenDB
3 8 (12.90%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 55 (88.71%) NUnit
2 26 (41.94%) Rhino Mocks
2 26 (41.94%) Moq
3 13 (20.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (12.90%) Visual Studio
4 8 (12.90%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (12.90%) TeamCity
4 8 (12.90%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.23%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 14 (22.58%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.06%) Banking
4 4 (6.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 55 (88.71%) Developer
2 41 (66.13%) .NET Developer
3 13 (20.97%) Programmer
4 12 (19.35%) Junior Developer
4 12 (19.35%) Junior
5 10 (16.13%) C# Developer
5 10 (16.13%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (14.52%) Junior C# .NET Developer
6 9 (14.52%) ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (14.52%) Software Developer
6 9 (14.52%) Junior .NET Developer
6 9 (14.52%) Junior C# Developer
6 9 (14.52%) Junior ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (14.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (12.90%) .NET Programmer
8 7 (11.29%) .NET Web Developer
8 7 (11.29%) Junior .NET Web Developer
8 7 (11.29%) C# Web Developer
8 7 (11.29%) Junior Web Developer
8 7 (11.29%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (88.71%) .NET
1 55 (88.71%) ASP.NET
2 49 (79.03%) ASP.NET MVC
3 35 (56.45%) WCF
4 26 (41.94%) Castle Windsor
4 26 (41.94%) Ninject
4 26 (41.94%) Spring.NET
4 26 (41.94%) Unity DI Container
5 23 (37.10%) WPF
6 18 (29.03%) WinForms
7 16 (25.81%) Razor View Engine
8 11 (17.74%) LINQ
9 10 (16.13%) AngularJS
10 9 (14.52%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (14.52%) HTML
10 9 (14.52%) .NET Framework
10 9 (14.52%) CSS
11 8 (12.90%) Web Services
11 8 (12.90%) RESTful
12 6 (9.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (41.94%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (9.68%) Handset
3 5 (8.06%) Mobile Payment
4 4 (6.45%) Tandem
4 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.23%) Social Network
5 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 33 (53.23%) Windows
2 10 (16.13%) Linux
3 5 (8.06%) CentOS
4 2 (3.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (77.42%) MVC
2 46 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (70.97%) TDD
4 37 (59.68%) Scrum
5 35 (56.45%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (41.94%) Kanban
6 26 (41.94%) Dependency Injection
6 26 (41.94%) Web Application Development
7 18 (29.03%) MVVM
7 18 (29.03%) Unit Testing
8 10 (16.13%) Software Engineering
9 8 (12.90%) BDD
9 8 (12.90%) CQRS
10 6 (9.68%) Concurrent Programming
10 6 (9.68%) Multithreading
11 5 (8.06%) Software Testing
11 5 (8.06%) OOP
11 5 (8.06%) Mentoring
11 5 (8.06%) Performance Testing
11 5 (8.06%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 55 (88.71%) C#
2 14 (22.58%) SQL
3 8 (12.90%) PowerShell
4 5 (8.06%) XAML
5 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.23%) Python
7 1 (1.61%) C
7 1 (1.61%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) ISEB
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.06%) MCTS
2 5 (8.06%) MCSD
2 5 (8.06%) MCSE
3 3 (4.84%) Degree
4 2 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.23%) Facebook
2 2 (3.23%) Twitter
2 2 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (1.61%) EPiServer