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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 230 156 222
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +66
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 37 93 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.47% 1.36% 0.71%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.91% 8.89% 4.55%
Number of salaries quoted 36 90 64
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £67,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
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
1272 1046 1407
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 16.01% 15.27% 15.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1013 906 1245
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,600 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
Cambridgeshire -20 11 £52,500 +40.00% 1
Bedfordshire -14 10 £45,000 +3.44%
Essex -20 9 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Norfolk - 5 £40,000 - 1
Hertfordshire -36 2 £23,500 -59.13%
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 100 (97.09%) C#
1 100 (97.09%) .NET
2 99 (96.12%) NUnit
3 93 (90.29%) SQL Server
4 82 (79.61%) Agile Software Development
5 80 (77.67%) TDD
6 75 (72.82%) ASP.NET
7 69 (66.99%) MVC
8 64 (62.14%) WCF
9 63 (61.17%) ASP.NET MVC
10 62 (60.19%) WPF
11 56 (54.37%) Rhino Mocks
11 56 (54.37%) Windows
12 52 (50.49%) Scrum
13 50 (48.54%) Moq
14 45 (43.69%) Unity DI Container
14 45 (43.69%) Dependency Injection
15 44 (42.72%) Kanban
15 44 (42.72%) Continuous Integration
15 44 (42.72%) Inversion of Control
15 44 (42.72%) Spring.NET
15 44 (42.72%) Castle Windsor
15 44 (42.72%) Ninject
16 39 (37.86%) WinForms
16 39 (37.86%) MVVM
17 36 (34.95%) .NET Framework
18 35 (33.98%) Software Engineering
19 32 (31.07%) Web Application Development
20 31 (30.10%) Finance
21 30 (29.13%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 12 (11.65%) Mingle
2 7 (6.80%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.71%) SMS
1 10 (9.71%) SMPP
1 10 (9.71%) NFC
2 4 (3.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (90.29%) SQL Server
2 30 (29.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (11.65%) RavenDB
3 12 (11.65%) Neo4j
4 5 (4.85%) MySQL
4 5 (4.85%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.94%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 99 (96.12%) NUnit
2 56 (54.37%) Rhino Mocks
3 50 (48.54%) Moq
4 22 (21.36%) Visual Studio
4 22 (21.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (16.50%) MSBuild
6 12 (11.65%) Octopus Deploy
6 12 (11.65%) TeamCity
6 12 (11.65%) Git (software)
7 8 (7.77%) WiX
8 6 (5.83%) xUnit.net
8 6 (5.83%) ReSharper
8 6 (5.83%) CppUnit
8 6 (5.83%) MbUnit
9 1 (0.97%) SpecFlow
General
1 31 (30.10%) Finance
2 9 (8.74%) Banking
3 5 (4.85%) Retail
4 1 (0.97%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 95 (92.23%) Developer
2 49 (47.57%) .NET Developer
3 39 (37.86%) C# Developer
4 25 (24.27%) Software Developer
4 25 (24.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 21 (20.39%) Senior Developer
6 12 (11.65%) Programmer
6 12 (11.65%) .NET Programmer
6 12 (11.65%) C# Software Developer
7 10 (9.71%) Junior Developer
7 10 (9.71%) Junior
7 10 (9.71%) Graduate
8 9 (8.74%) Senior .NET Developer
9 6 (5.83%) Junior Software Developer
9 6 (5.83%) Senior .NET Programmer
9 6 (5.83%) Junior Programmer
9 6 (5.83%) Senior C# Developer
9 6 (5.83%) Senior Programmer
9 6 (5.83%) Software Programmer
9 6 (5.83%) Graduate Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (97.09%) .NET
2 75 (72.82%) ASP.NET
3 64 (62.14%) WCF
4 63 (61.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 62 (60.19%) WPF
6 45 (43.69%) Unity DI Container
7 44 (42.72%) Spring.NET
7 44 (42.72%) Castle Windsor
7 44 (42.72%) Ninject
8 39 (37.86%) WinForms
9 36 (34.95%) .NET Framework
10 27 (26.21%) LINQ
11 19 (18.45%) HTML
11 19 (18.45%) CSS
12 14 (13.59%) XML
13 13 (12.62%) Web Services
13 13 (12.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 12 (11.65%) Razor View Engine
14 12 (11.65%) RESTful
15 10 (9.71%) Java ME
Miscellaneous
1 44 (42.72%) Inversion of Control
2 10 (9.71%) Computer Science
2 10 (9.71%) Blackberry
3 9 (8.74%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (7.77%) Social Network
5 5 (4.85%) Algorithms
5 5 (4.85%) Tandem
6 1 (0.97%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 56 (54.37%) Windows
2 11 (10.68%) Android
3 10 (9.71%) Apple iOS
3 10 (9.71%) Windows Phone
4 9 (8.74%) Linux
5 6 (5.83%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (79.61%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (77.67%) TDD
3 69 (66.99%) MVC
4 52 (50.49%) Scrum
5 45 (43.69%) Dependency Injection
6 44 (42.72%) Kanban
6 44 (42.72%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (37.86%) MVVM
8 35 (33.98%) Software Engineering
9 32 (31.07%) Web Application Development
10 19 (18.45%) Unit Testing
11 12 (11.65%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (11.65%) Mentoring
11 12 (11.65%) BDD
11 12 (11.65%) CQRS
12 11 (10.68%) Multithreading
13 8 (7.77%) Regression Testing
14 7 (6.80%) OOP
15 6 (5.83%) OO
15 6 (5.83%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 100 (97.09%) C#
2 30 (29.13%) PowerShell
3 29 (28.16%) SQL
4 18 (17.48%) XAML
5 13 (12.62%) JavaScript
6 10 (9.71%) Java
7 8 (7.77%) C++
8 5 (4.85%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.85%) VB
8 5 (4.85%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.94%) C
10 1 (0.97%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (14.56%) MCSD
1 15 (14.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 15 (14.56%) MCTS
2 9 (8.74%) MCP
2 9 (8.74%) MCAD
3 6 (5.83%) MCSE
3 6 (5.83%) Degree
4 3 (2.91%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.77%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 6 (5.83%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 19 (18.45%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.65%) Facebook
3 8 (7.77%) Twitter
3 8 (7.77%) Telerik
4 4 (3.88%) Oracle
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