The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 446 490 520
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +30
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 509 461 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.50% 0.44% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.09% 2.68% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 476 435 365
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
MSTest
UK

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

Development Applications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
16458 17173 15234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.31% 16.35% 15.00%
Number of salaries quoted 13934 14203 13146
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.89%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015. 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 +22 126 £55,000 - 13
South East +42 117 £42,500 +6.25% 15
North West +32 84 £35,000 - 8
Yorkshire +12 53 £40,000 +14.28% 7
West Midlands +7 38 £45,000 - 4
East of England -53 36 £47,500 +5.55% 4
East Midlands +16 27 £27,500 -23.61% 4
South West -34 19 £35,000 +7.69% 3
North East +3 9 £40,000 +33.33% 2
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

1 820 (92.55%) C#
2 786 (88.71%) Agile Software Development
3 784 (88.49%) .NET
4 780 (88.04%) NUnit
5 703 (79.35%) TDD
6 668 (75.40%) SQL Server
7 610 (68.85%) MVC
8 599 (67.61%) Scrum
9 592 (66.82%) Moq
10 589 (66.48%) Continuous Integration
11 578 (65.24%) ASP.NET
12 568 (64.11%) Inversion of Control
13 567 (64.00%) Unity DI Container
14 563 (63.54%) Kanban
15 561 (63.32%) Rhino Mocks
16 559 (63.09%) Castle Windsor
17 558 (62.98%) Ninject
17 558 (62.98%) Dependency Injection
18 555 (62.64%) ASP.NET MVC
19 547 (61.74%) Spring.NET
20 447 (50.45%) WCF
21 417 (47.07%) Windows
22 413 (46.61%) Web Application Development
23 389 (43.91%) WPF
24 330 (37.25%) MVVM
25 315 (35.55%) WinForms
26 253 (28.56%) Finance
27 248 (27.99%) .NET Framework
28 247 (27.88%) Microsoft
29 182 (20.54%) SQL

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 56 (6.32%) IIS
2 20 (2.26%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
4 12 (1.35%) Umbraco
5 10 (1.13%) CMS
6 8 (0.90%) Node.js
7 7 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
7 7 (0.79%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.34%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.11%) Apache
Applications
1 29 (3.27%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.47%) Mingle
3 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.23%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 7 (0.79%) Tridion
1 7 (0.79%) assyst
2 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 54 (6.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.90%) GitHub
3 7 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (7.67%) Internet
2 31 (3.50%) Broadband
3 16 (1.81%) HTTP
4 6 (0.68%) SMPP
4 6 (0.68%) NFC
4 6 (0.68%) SMS
5 4 (0.45%) WAN
5 4 (0.45%) LAN
5 4 (0.45%) DNS
6 1 (0.11%) SAN
6 1 (0.11%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 668 (75.40%) SQL Server
2 81 (9.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (2.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (1.47%) RavenDB
6 13 (1.47%) Neo4j
7 11 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (1.13%) Big Data
9 8 (0.90%) Redis
9 8 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (0.68%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.56%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.56%) SSDT
11 5 (0.56%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.34%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.23%) Hadoop
15 1 (0.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 780 (88.04%) NUnit
2 592 (66.82%) Moq
3 561 (63.32%) Rhino Mocks
4 108 (12.19%) Visual Studio
5 98 (11.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 50 (5.64%) Subversion
7 38 (4.29%) TeamCity
8 35 (3.95%) Selenium
9 28 (3.16%) SpecFlow
10 27 (3.05%) MSBuild
10 27 (3.05%) Git (software)
11 24 (2.71%) Octopus Deploy
12 22 (2.48%) WiX
13 20 (2.26%) QuickTest Pro
14 17 (1.92%) NuGet
14 17 (1.92%) Ranorex
15 16 (1.81%) JIRA
16 12 (1.35%) TortoiseSVN
17 11 (1.24%) Jenkins
18 8 (0.90%) Bitbucket
General
1 253 (28.56%) Finance
2 68 (7.67%) Banking
3 33 (3.72%) Telecoms
4 32 (3.61%) Investment Banking
5 25 (2.82%) Marketing
5 25 (2.82%) Retail
6 16 (1.81%) Advertising
7 15 (1.69%) Front Office
8 5 (0.56%) Automotive
9 3 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (0.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 780 (88.04%) Developer
2 678 (76.52%) .NET Developer
3 108 (12.19%) C# Developer
4 100 (11.29%) Graduate
5 95 (10.72%) Graduate Developer
5 95 (10.72%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 75 (8.47%) Junior Developer
6 75 (8.47%) Junior
7 70 (7.90%) Junior .NET Developer
8 62 (7.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 40 (4.51%) Senior Developer
10 33 (3.72%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 31 (3.50%) Analyst
12 30 (3.39%) Test Analyst
13 29 (3.27%) Software Developer
13 29 (3.27%) Senior .NET Developer
14 27 (3.05%) ASP.NET Developer
15 24 (2.71%) Software Engineer
16 20 (2.26%) Tester
17 18 (2.03%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 784 (88.49%) .NET
2 578 (65.24%) ASP.NET
3 567 (64.00%) Unity DI Container
4 559 (63.09%) Castle Windsor
5 558 (62.98%) Ninject
6 555 (62.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 547 (61.74%) Spring.NET
8 447 (50.45%) WCF
9 389 (43.91%) WPF
10 315 (35.55%) WinForms
11 248 (27.99%) .NET Framework
12 147 (16.59%) HTML
13 139 (15.69%) CSS
14 101 (11.40%) Entity Framework
15 100 (11.29%) jQuery
16 76 (8.58%) Web Services
17 69 (7.79%) Razor View Engine
18 54 (6.09%) LINQ
19 52 (5.87%) Ajax
19 52 (5.87%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 568 (64.11%) Inversion of Control
2 145 (16.37%) Enterprise Software
3 121 (13.66%) Social Network
4 106 (11.96%) Computer Science
5 50 (5.64%) Tandem
6 28 (3.16%) Client/Server
7 26 (2.93%) Management Information System
8 25 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (1.24%) Social Media
10 7 (0.79%) Open Source
10 7 (0.79%) Mathematics
11 6 (0.68%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.56%) Clustering
12 5 (0.56%) Credit Risk
13 4 (0.45%) Physics
13 4 (0.45%) Mobile Payment
14 3 (0.34%) Fixed Income
14 3 (0.34%) Performance Metrics
14 3 (0.34%) Blog
15 2 (0.23%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 417 (47.07%) Windows
2 24 (2.71%) Linux
3 19 (2.14%) UNIX
4 18 (2.03%) Windows 7
5 17 (1.92%) Windows 8
6 10 (1.13%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.13%) Android
7 8 (0.90%) CentOS
8 6 (0.68%) Windows Phone
9 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.23%) VMS
11 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 786 (88.71%) Agile Software Development
2 703 (79.35%) TDD
3 610 (68.85%) MVC
4 599 (67.61%) Scrum
5 589 (66.48%) Continuous Integration
6 563 (63.54%) Kanban
7 558 (62.98%) Dependency Injection
8 413 (46.61%) Web Application Development
9 330 (37.25%) MVVM
10 135 (15.24%) OO
11 100 (11.29%) Unit Testing
12 60 (6.77%) Software Engineering
13 50 (5.64%) OOD
14 46 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
14 46 (5.19%) Web Development
15 42 (4.74%) BDD
16 40 (4.51%) Multithreading
17 37 (4.18%) Software Testing
18 35 (3.95%) OOP
19 33 (3.72%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 820 (92.55%) C#
2 182 (20.54%) SQL
3 128 (14.45%) JavaScript
4 84 (9.48%) VB.NET
5 80 (9.03%) VB
6 69 (7.79%) Java
7 48 (5.42%) PowerShell
8 43 (4.85%) C++
9 36 (4.06%) T-SQL
10 12 (1.35%) Delphi
10 12 (1.35%) XAML
11 9 (1.02%) C
12 5 (0.56%) Ruby
12 5 (0.56%) XPath
12 5 (0.56%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.56%) Python
13 4 (0.45%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.34%) PHP
15 2 (0.23%) XQuery
15 2 (0.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 77 (8.69%) Degree
2 49 (5.53%) ISEB
3 15 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (1.35%) ISTQB
5 10 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (1.02%) MCTS
6 9 (1.02%) MCSD
7 8 (0.90%) MCSE
8 7 (0.79%) MCP
8 7 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.79%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.11%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.11%) MCPD
9 1 (0.11%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.40%) QA
2 5 (0.56%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 17 (1.92%) Hyper-V
2 5 (0.56%) Docker
3 4 (0.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (2.48%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (1.92%) SCVMM
3 8 (0.90%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 6 (0.68%) Puppet
5 5 (0.56%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 247 (27.88%) Microsoft
2 131 (14.79%) Facebook
3 123 (13.88%) Twitter
4 52 (5.87%) Oracle
5 7 (0.79%) Remedy
5 7 (0.79%) Sitecore
6 6 (0.68%) Telerik
6 6 (0.68%) Informatica
7 4 (0.45%) TOWER Software
7 4 (0.45%) Adobe
7 4 (0.45%) Hitachi
7 4 (0.45%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.34%) Civica
8 3 (0.34%) IBM
8 3 (0.34%) Charles River
9 1 (0.11%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.11%) Capita
9 1 (0.11%) Fujitsu
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