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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 186 182 218
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +36
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 65 67 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.85% 0.94% 0.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.08% 6.21% 4.93%
Number of salaries quoted 64 67 71
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.31%
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
1280 1079 1441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 16.83% 15.07% 15.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1029 989 1247
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

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 September 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 22 September 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 +8 28 £37,500 -
Essex -9 18 £48,750 -2.50% 1
Hertfordshire -1 10 £60,000 +20.00%
Bedfordshire -17 8 £45,000 +1.69% 1
Suffolk - 1 £42,500 -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 160 (99.38%) C#
1 160 (99.38%) .NET
2 159 (98.76%) NUnit
3 131 (81.37%) SQL Server
4 116 (72.05%) ASP.NET
5 113 (70.19%) Agile Software Development
6 109 (67.70%) TDD
7 102 (63.35%) MVC
8 91 (56.52%) WPF
9 90 (55.90%) WCF
10 88 (54.66%) ASP.NET MVC
11 79 (49.07%) Rhino Mocks
12 76 (47.20%) SQL
13 75 (46.58%) Moq
14 74 (45.96%) Windows
15 70 (43.48%) Scrum
16 59 (36.65%) Castle Windsor
16 59 (36.65%) Unity DI Container
17 58 (36.02%) MVVM
17 58 (36.02%) Ninject
17 58 (36.02%) Dependency Injection
17 58 (36.02%) Inversion of Control
17 58 (36.02%) Continuous Integration
17 58 (36.02%) Spring.NET
17 58 (36.02%) WinForms
17 58 (36.02%) Kanban
18 54 (33.54%) .NET Framework
19 41 (25.47%) Software Engineering
20 40 (24.84%) Microsoft
20 40 (24.84%) ASP.NET MVC 4

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.86%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.62%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 18 (11.18%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.83%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.11%) Force.com
2 3 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.32%) Internet
2 12 (7.45%) SMS
3 8 (4.97%) NFC
4 7 (4.35%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (81.37%) SQL Server
2 33 (20.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 20 (12.42%) Crystal Reports
5 16 (9.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (9.32%) Oracle Reports
7 12 (7.45%) RavenDB
8 11 (6.83%) Neo4j
9 5 (3.11%) MySQL
10 4 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 159 (98.76%) NUnit
2 79 (49.07%) Rhino Mocks
3 75 (46.58%) Moq
4 30 (18.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (16.77%) Visual Studio
6 17 (10.56%) ReSharper
6 17 (10.56%) MSBuild
7 16 (9.94%) xUnit.net
7 16 (9.94%) CppUnit
7 16 (9.94%) MbUnit
8 12 (7.45%) TeamCity
8 12 (7.45%) Git (software)
9 11 (6.83%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (4.97%) SpecFlow
11 6 (3.73%) WiX
12 2 (1.24%) JIRA
12 2 (1.24%) Selenium
13 1 (0.62%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.62%) RSpec
13 1 (0.62%) Mercurial
General
1 26 (16.15%) Finance
2 10 (6.21%) Banking
3 1 (0.62%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 158 (98.14%) Developer
2 74 (45.96%) .NET Developer
2 74 (45.96%) C# Developer
3 60 (37.27%) Senior Developer
4 50 (31.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 28 (17.39%) Software Developer
6 27 (16.77%) Senior .NET Developer
7 22 (13.66%) Senior C# Developer
8 19 (11.80%) Graduate
8 19 (11.80%) Junior
8 19 (11.80%) Junior Developer
9 17 (10.56%) C# Software Developer
10 15 (9.32%) Junior .NET Developer
10 15 (9.32%) Graduate Developer
10 15 (9.32%) Graduate .NET Developer
11 11 (6.83%) Programmer
11 11 (6.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 11 (6.83%) .NET Programmer
11 11 (6.83%) ASP.NET Developer
11 11 (6.83%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (99.38%) .NET
2 116 (72.05%) ASP.NET
3 91 (56.52%) WPF
4 90 (55.90%) WCF
5 88 (54.66%) ASP.NET MVC
6 59 (36.65%) Castle Windsor
6 59 (36.65%) Unity DI Container
7 58 (36.02%) Ninject
7 58 (36.02%) Spring.NET
7 58 (36.02%) WinForms
8 54 (33.54%) .NET Framework
9 40 (24.84%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 39 (24.22%) Razor View Engine
10 39 (24.22%) XML
10 39 (24.22%) HTML
11 38 (23.60%) CSS
12 30 (18.63%) LINQ
13 24 (14.91%) Silverlight
14 22 (13.66%) WF
14 22 (13.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 58 (36.02%) Inversion of Control
2 19 (11.80%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.97%) Blackberry
4 6 (3.73%) Social Network
4 6 (3.73%) N-Tier
4 6 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.11%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.86%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.62%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 74 (45.96%) Windows
2 12 (7.45%) Android
3 8 (4.97%) Linux
3 8 (4.97%) Windows Phone
3 8 (4.97%) Apple iOS
4 7 (4.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (70.19%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (67.70%) TDD
3 102 (63.35%) MVC
4 70 (43.48%) Scrum
5 58 (36.02%) MVVM
5 58 (36.02%) Dependency Injection
5 58 (36.02%) Continuous Integration
5 58 (36.02%) Kanban
6 41 (25.47%) Software Engineering
7 33 (20.50%) Web Application Development
8 29 (18.01%) Unit Testing
9 24 (14.91%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (10.56%) Configuration Management
10 17 (10.56%) Mentoring
10 17 (10.56%) Root Cause Analysis
11 13 (8.07%) BDD
12 11 (6.83%) CQRS
13 8 (4.97%) Multithreading
14 7 (4.35%) OOP
15 6 (3.73%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 160 (99.38%) C#
2 76 (47.20%) SQL
3 33 (20.50%) JavaScript
4 32 (19.88%) PowerShell
5 30 (18.63%) T-SQL
6 19 (11.80%) VB
6 19 (11.80%) VB.NET
7 18 (11.18%) XAML
8 17 (10.56%) C++
9 8 (4.97%) Java
10 1 (0.62%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (19.25%) MCSD
1 31 (19.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 31 (19.25%) MCTS
2 24 (14.91%) MCP
2 24 (14.91%) MCAD
3 7 (4.35%) MCSE
4 4 (2.48%) Degree
5 1 (0.62%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.73%) ISO 8583
2 3 (1.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (4.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 40 (24.84%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.42%) Oracle
3 7 (4.35%) Facebook
4 6 (3.73%) Telerik
4 6 (3.73%) Twitter
5 5 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
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