The first table below looks at the demand for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 510 482 578
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +96
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 405 392 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.39% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.25% 2.55% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 399 385 299
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £32,950
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Development Applications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
17995 15369 16195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.45% 15.12% 14.60%
Number of salaries quoted 15209 13172 14094
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in England

MSTest
Salary Trend in England

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

MSTest Salary Trend in England

MSTest
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSTest across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

MSTest Salary Histogram in England

MSTest
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
London +25 131 £55,000 +15.78% 12
East of England -17 74 £45,000 +7.14% 11
South East -50 63 £45,000 +12.50% 13
North West +50 62 £35,000 +40.00% 5
Yorkshire -11 25 £40,000 +6.66% 4
East Midlands -45 16 £32,500 -13.33% 1
West Midlands -20 15 £50,000 +42.85% 2
South West -35 12 £52,500 +75.00% 2
North East +2 10 £25,000 - 3
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the 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.

1 818 (96.01%) .NET
2 787 (92.37%) C#
3 707 (82.98%) NUnit
4 655 (76.88%) SQL Server
5 645 (75.70%) TDD
6 613 (71.95%) ASP.NET
7 591 (69.37%) MVC
8 574 (67.37%) Scrum
9 572 (67.14%) Moq
10 543 (63.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 539 (63.26%) Rhino Mocks
12 538 (63.15%) Castle Windsor
12 538 (63.15%) Continuous Integration
13 522 (61.27%) WCF
14 518 (60.80%) Unity DI Container
15 515 (60.45%) Dependency Injection
16 508 (59.62%) Inversion of Control
17 505 (59.27%) Kanban
18 490 (57.51%) Ninject
19 486 (57.04%) WPF
20 484 (56.81%) Spring.NET
21 444 (52.11%) Windows
22 408 (47.89%) MVVM
23 407 (47.77%) WinForms
24 369 (43.31%) ASP.NET MVC 4
25 350 (41.08%) Web Application Development
26 337 (39.55%) Razor View Engine
27 278 (32.63%) Microsoft
28 277 (32.51%) .NET Framework
29 196 (23.00%) SQL

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the 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 39 (4.58%) CMS
2 28 (3.29%) Umbraco
3 23 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
4 20 (2.35%) NServiceBus
5 19 (2.23%) Apache Solr
5 19 (2.23%) Orchard CMS
5 19 (2.23%) Sitefinity
5 19 (2.23%) Oracle Workflow
6 15 (1.76%) Sitecore CMS
7 9 (1.06%) Node.js
8 8 (0.94%) SharePoint
9 7 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (0.82%) Kentico
10 6 (0.70%) IIS
11 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.12%) Confluence
13 1 (0.12%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 78 (9.15%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.70%) Mingle
3 1 (0.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.59%) Pivotal CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.59%) Force.com
4 4 (0.47%) SaaS
5 3 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (9.51%) Internet
2 22 (2.58%) SMS
3 16 (1.88%) NFC
4 14 (1.64%) SMPP
5 3 (0.35%) Broadband
6 1 (0.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 655 (76.88%) SQL Server
2 94 (11.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 63 (7.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 52 (6.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 40 (4.69%) Relational Database
6 35 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (3.52%) RavenDB
8 27 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
9 25 (2.93%) Crystal Reports
9 25 (2.93%) Neo4j
9 25 (2.93%) MongoDB
10 23 (2.70%) NoSQL
11 19 (2.23%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (1.53%) MySQL
13 7 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
13 7 (0.82%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.70%) Data Mining
14 6 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 707 (82.98%) NUnit
2 572 (67.14%) Moq
3 539 (63.26%) Rhino Mocks
4 111 (13.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 83 (9.74%) Visual Studio
6 68 (7.98%) SpecFlow
7 42 (4.93%) Cucumber
8 39 (4.58%) Selenium
9 30 (3.52%) MSBuild
10 20 (2.35%) Git (software)
11 19 (2.23%) TeamCity
11 19 (2.23%) Subversion
12 16 (1.88%) WebDriver
12 16 (1.88%) ReSharper
13 15 (1.76%) JUnit
13 15 (1.76%) MbUnit
13 15 (1.76%) CppUnit
13 15 (1.76%) xUnit.net
14 14 (1.64%) WiX
15 13 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 184 (21.60%) Finance
2 84 (9.86%) Banking
3 57 (6.69%) Retail
4 42 (4.93%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.11%) Marketing
6 10 (1.17%) Billing
7 9 (1.06%) Advertising
8 5 (0.59%) Russian Language
9 3 (0.35%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.35%) Automotive
10 2 (0.23%) Front Office
11 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 768 (90.14%) Developer
2 630 (73.94%) .NET Developer
3 148 (17.37%) C# Developer
4 129 (15.14%) Senior Developer
5 117 (13.73%) C# .NET Developer
6 106 (12.44%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 106 (12.44%) Graduate Developer
6 106 (12.44%) Graduate
7 85 (9.98%) Junior .NET Developer
7 85 (9.98%) Junior Developer
7 85 (9.98%) Junior
8 83 (9.74%) Senior .NET Developer
9 48 (5.63%) Senior C# Developer
10 35 (4.11%) Software Developer
11 26 (3.05%) ASP.NET Developer
12 24 (2.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 21 (2.46%) Tester
13 21 (2.46%) Analyst
14 20 (2.35%) C# Software Developer
15 18 (2.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 818 (96.01%) .NET
2 613 (71.95%) ASP.NET
3 543 (63.73%) ASP.NET MVC
4 538 (63.15%) Castle Windsor
5 522 (61.27%) WCF
6 518 (60.80%) Unity DI Container
7 490 (57.51%) Ninject
8 486 (57.04%) WPF
9 484 (56.81%) Spring.NET
10 407 (47.77%) WinForms
11 369 (43.31%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 337 (39.55%) Razor View Engine
13 277 (32.51%) .NET Framework
14 166 (19.48%) CSS
15 163 (19.13%) HTML
16 146 (17.14%) Web Services
17 112 (13.15%) jQuery
18 110 (12.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 90 (10.56%) HTML5
20 86 (10.09%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 508 (59.62%) Inversion of Control
2 116 (13.62%) Computer Science
3 86 (10.09%) Enterprise Software
4 70 (8.22%) Tandem
5 59 (6.92%) Social Network
6 26 (3.05%) Client/Server
7 16 (1.88%) Mobile App
7 16 (1.88%) Blackberry
8 12 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (1.29%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.17%) Mathematics
11 9 (1.06%) Physics
12 8 (0.94%) Open Source
12 8 (0.94%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.59%) New Media
14 3 (0.35%) Streaming Music
15 1 (0.12%) Derivative
15 1 (0.12%) Taxonomies
15 1 (0.12%) E-Learning
15 1 (0.12%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 444 (52.11%) Windows
2 42 (4.93%) Apple iOS
2 42 (4.93%) Android
3 16 (1.88%) Windows Phone
4 6 (0.70%) CentOS
4 6 (0.70%) Linux
5 4 (0.47%) UNIX
6 3 (0.35%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.35%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 645 (75.70%) TDD
2 591 (69.37%) MVC
3 574 (67.37%) Scrum
4 538 (63.15%) Continuous Integration
5 515 (60.45%) Dependency Injection
6 505 (59.27%) Kanban
7 408 (47.89%) MVVM
8 350 (41.08%) Web Application Development
9 164 (19.25%) Agile Software Development
10 162 (19.01%) OO
11 90 (10.56%) Unit Testing
12 67 (7.86%) Software Engineering
13 65 (7.63%) OOD
14 64 (7.51%) OOP
15 60 (7.04%) OOA/OOD
16 53 (6.22%) BDD
17 47 (5.52%) Web Development
18 44 (5.16%) UML
19 42 (4.93%) Multithreading
19 42 (4.93%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 787 (92.37%) C#
2 196 (23.00%) SQL
3 158 (18.54%) JavaScript
4 114 (13.38%) VB.NET
5 95 (11.15%) VB
6 93 (10.92%) T-SQL
7 44 (5.16%) Java
8 33 (3.87%) PowerShell
9 25 (2.93%) XAML
10 18 (2.11%) C++
11 11 (1.29%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.12%) C
12 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 177 (20.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 176 (20.66%) MCSD
3 174 (20.42%) MCTS
4 172 (20.19%) MCP
5 168 (19.72%) MCAD
6 74 (8.69%) Degree
7 19 (2.23%) ISEB
8 14 (1.64%) MBA
9 13 (1.53%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.70%) MCSE
12 1 (0.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.52%) QA
2 12 (1.41%) ISO 8583
3 4 (0.47%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (0.35%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.70%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 3 (0.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 278 (32.63%) Microsoft
2 65 (7.63%) Facebook
3 59 (6.92%) Oracle
3 59 (6.92%) Twitter
4 29 (3.40%) Sitecore
5 20 (2.35%) EPiServer
6 11 (1.29%) Telerik
7 5 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.47%) DevExpress
8 4 (0.47%) Informatica
9 2 (0.23%) Apple
9 2 (0.23%) VMware
9 2 (0.23%) TOWER Software
9 2 (0.23%) Google
10 1 (0.12%) HP
10 1 (0.12%) CODA
10 1 (0.12%) Reuters
10 1 (0.12%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.12%) Tableau
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Posted: 5 hours ago
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Salary: £45000 to £75000 per annum - plus benefits + Share options
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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