The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 110 87 -
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 1 11 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.067% 0.77% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.45% 5.29% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 0
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
MSTest
Scotland

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

Development Applications Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
220 208 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.67% 14.62% 9.37%
Number of salaries quoted 187 119 75
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,850 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

MSTest
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

MSTest Salary Trend in Edinburgh

MSTest
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Bugzilla
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) MSBuild
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) InstallShield
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Bugzilla
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) MSBuild
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) InstallShield
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB