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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 101 104 82
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -22
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 2 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.14% 0.26% 0.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.15% 1.54% 3.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 3
Average salary £32,250 £37,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.00% +74.41%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
174 259 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.56% 16.59% 14.96%
Number of salaries quoted 111 168 111
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,550 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.89%

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 13 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB