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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 234 174 182
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +8
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 27 104 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.36% 1.24% 1.05%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.17% 7.69% 6.91%
Number of salaries quoted 27 101 86
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £25,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £46,250
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
1243 1352 1259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 16.74% 16.07% 15.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1021 1133 1114
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +9 14 £37,500 -20.21% 2
Essex -11 7 £35,000 -30.00%
Cambridgeshire -34 6 £47,500 +26.66%
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 56 (86.15%) C#
1 56 (86.15%) .NET
1 56 (86.15%) SQL Server
1 56 (86.15%) NUnit
2 55 (84.62%) ASP.NET
3 51 (78.46%) ASP.NET MVC
4 50 (76.92%) MVC
5 48 (73.85%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (69.23%) TDD
7 39 (60.00%) Windows
8 38 (58.46%) Scrum
9 37 (56.92%) WCF
10 36 (55.38%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (49.23%) Kanban
11 32 (49.23%) Spring.NET
11 32 (49.23%) Dependency Injection
11 32 (49.23%) Inversion of Control
11 32 (49.23%) Rhino Mocks
11 32 (49.23%) Moq
11 32 (49.23%) Castle Windsor
11 32 (49.23%) Ninject
11 32 (49.23%) Web Application Development
11 32 (49.23%) Unity DI Container
12 27 (41.54%) WPF
13 22 (33.85%) MVVM
13 22 (33.85%) WinForms
14 20 (30.77%) Microsoft
15 15 (23.08%) Finance
15 15 (23.08%) Razor View Engine
16 13 (20.00%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (12.31%) Mingle
2 6 (9.23%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (86.15%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (12.31%) Neo4j
3 8 (12.31%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 56 (86.15%) NUnit
2 32 (49.23%) Rhino Mocks
2 32 (49.23%) Moq
3 11 (16.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (12.31%) Visual Studio
4 8 (12.31%) TeamCity
4 8 (12.31%) Git (software)
4 8 (12.31%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (3.08%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (1.54%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (23.08%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Retail
3 5 (7.69%) Banking
4 4 (6.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (86.15%) Developer
2 43 (66.15%) .NET Developer
3 13 (20.00%) Programmer
4 8 (12.31%) Software Developer
4 8 (12.31%) .NET Programmer
5 7 (10.77%) Junior Developer
5 7 (10.77%) Junior
6 6 (9.23%) Test Manager
6 6 (9.23%) Senior Developer
6 6 (9.23%) C# Developer
6 6 (9.23%) Senior Programmer
6 6 (9.23%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (9.23%) AWS Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Software Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Junior .NET Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Junior C# Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Junior ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (6.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Junior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (86.15%) .NET
2 55 (84.62%) ASP.NET
3 51 (78.46%) ASP.NET MVC
4 37 (56.92%) WCF
5 32 (49.23%) Spring.NET
5 32 (49.23%) Castle Windsor
5 32 (49.23%) Ninject
5 32 (49.23%) Unity DI Container
6 27 (41.54%) WPF
7 22 (33.85%) WinForms
8 15 (23.08%) Razor View Engine
9 10 (15.38%) LINQ
10 9 (13.85%) HTML
10 9 (13.85%) CSS
11 8 (12.31%) Web Services
11 8 (12.31%) .NET Framework
11 8 (12.31%) RESTful
12 7 (10.77%) KnockoutJS
13 5 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (7.69%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (49.23%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (9.23%) Tandem
3 5 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (7.69%) Mobile Payment
3 5 (7.69%) Social Network
4 4 (6.15%) Handset
4 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 39 (60.00%) Windows
2 12 (18.46%) Linux
3 5 (7.69%) CentOS
4 2 (3.08%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (76.92%) MVC
2 48 (73.85%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (69.23%) TDD
4 38 (58.46%) Scrum
5 36 (55.38%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (49.23%) Kanban
6 32 (49.23%) Dependency Injection
6 32 (49.23%) Web Application Development
7 22 (33.85%) MVVM
8 13 (20.00%) Unit Testing
9 12 (18.46%) Software Engineering
10 8 (12.31%) BDD
10 8 (12.31%) CQRS
11 7 (10.77%) Mentoring
11 7 (10.77%) Test Strategy
11 7 (10.77%) Performance Testing
11 7 (10.77%) Software Testing
12 5 (7.69%) Functional Testing
12 5 (7.69%) Test Scripting
12 5 (7.69%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 56 (86.15%) C#
2 11 (16.92%) SQL
3 8 (12.31%) PowerShell
4 5 (7.69%) XAML
4 5 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.15%) C
6 3 (4.62%) C++
7 2 (3.08%) Python
8 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) ISEB
2 5 (7.69%) MCTS
2 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.69%) MCSD
2 5 (7.69%) MCSE
3 3 (4.62%) Degree
4 2 (3.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 20 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.69%) Facebook
2 5 (7.69%) Twitter
3 2 (3.08%) IBM
4 1 (1.54%) EPiServer
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