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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 510 482 568
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +86
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 405 417 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.42% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.34% 2.74% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 398 409 323
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 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.31%
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
17305 15213 16185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.18% 15.24% 14.80%
Number of salaries quoted 14351 13051 14072
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

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 19 September 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 19 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
South East -7 100 £45,000 +12.50% 13
London -45 83 £55,000 +22.22% 14
East of England -30 66 £45,000 +8.43% 5
North West +19 63 £35,000 - 5
Yorkshire -21 30 £40,000 +33.33% 5
West Midlands -11 25 £50,000 +42.85% 7
South West -45 18 £52,500 +65.35% 3
North East +3 12 £25,000 - 3
East Midlands -33 8 £25,000 -28.57% 2
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 768 (94.00%) .NET
2 752 (92.04%) C#
3 693 (84.82%) Agile Software Development
4 691 (84.58%) NUnit
5 655 (80.17%) SQL Server
6 628 (76.87%) TDD
7 552 (67.56%) Scrum
8 549 (67.20%) MVC
9 542 (66.34%) ASP.NET
10 540 (66.10%) Moq
11 535 (65.48%) Continuous Integration
12 525 (64.26%) Rhino Mocks
13 505 (61.81%) Inversion of Control
13 505 (61.81%) Castle Windsor
13 505 (61.81%) Unity DI Container
14 494 (60.47%) ASP.NET MVC
15 487 (59.61%) Dependency Injection
16 485 (59.36%) Kanban
17 483 (59.12%) Ninject
18 472 (57.77%) Spring.NET
19 461 (56.43%) WCF
20 456 (55.81%) WPF
21 437 (53.49%) Windows
22 372 (45.53%) WinForms
23 367 (44.92%) MVVM
24 330 (40.39%) Web Application Development
25 285 (34.88%) Microsoft
26 243 (29.74%) Razor View Engine
27 239 (29.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
28 233 (28.52%) .NET Framework

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 30 (3.67%) Oracle Workflow
2 25 (3.06%) Umbraco
3 24 (2.94%) IIS
4 22 (2.69%) BizTalk Server
5 20 (2.45%) NServiceBus
6 19 (2.33%) Apache Solr
6 19 (2.33%) SharePoint
6 19 (2.33%) Sitefinity
6 19 (2.33%) Orchard CMS
7 17 (2.08%) CMS
8 9 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (1.10%) Node.js
9 4 (0.49%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.37%) Kentico
10 3 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.12%) Confluence
Applications
1 68 (8.32%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.35%) Mingle
3 1 (0.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.24%) Pivotal CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.61%) Force.com
3 4 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.49%) SaaS
4 1 (0.12%) Trello
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (10.53%) Internet
2 12 (1.47%) SMS
3 9 (1.10%) Broadband
4 8 (0.98%) NFC
5 7 (0.86%) SMPP
6 1 (0.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 655 (80.17%) SQL Server
2 87 (10.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 47 (5.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 41 (5.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 37 (4.53%) Relational Database
6 34 (4.16%) RavenDB
7 30 (3.67%) Neo4j
8 28 (3.43%) SQL Server 2005
9 26 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (2.57%) MongoDB
10 21 (2.57%) NoSQL
11 20 (2.45%) Crystal Reports
12 18 (2.20%) MySQL
13 15 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
14 7 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (0.86%) Oracle Database
15 2 (0.24%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 691 (84.58%) NUnit
2 540 (66.10%) Moq
3 525 (64.26%) Rhino Mocks
4 127 (15.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 95 (11.63%) Visual Studio
6 52 (6.36%) SpecFlow
7 36 (4.41%) Selenium
8 35 (4.28%) MSBuild
9 25 (3.06%) TeamCity
10 22 (2.69%) Git (software)
10 22 (2.69%) Cucumber
11 21 (2.57%) WiX
12 18 (2.20%) Subversion
13 17 (2.08%) ReSharper
14 16 (1.96%) JUnit
14 16 (1.96%) MbUnit
14 16 (1.96%) CppUnit
14 16 (1.96%) xUnit.net
15 15 (1.84%) Ranorex
15 15 (1.84%) NSubstitute
General
1 216 (26.44%) Finance
2 82 (10.04%) Banking
3 48 (5.88%) Retail
4 43 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 15 (1.84%) Marketing
6 14 (1.71%) Billing
6 14 (1.71%) Advertising
7 9 (1.10%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.37%) Automotive
9 2 (0.24%) Front Office
10 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 724 (88.62%) Developer
2 574 (70.26%) .NET Developer
3 136 (16.65%) C# Developer
4 108 (13.22%) Senior Developer
5 102 (12.48%) C# .NET Developer
6 97 (11.87%) Graduate
7 93 (11.38%) Graduate Developer
7 93 (11.38%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 70 (8.57%) Junior Developer
8 70 (8.57%) Junior
9 66 (8.08%) Junior .NET Developer
10 62 (7.59%) Senior .NET Developer
11 50 (6.12%) Software Developer
12 39 (4.77%) Senior C# Developer
13 28 (3.43%) ASP.NET Developer
14 26 (3.18%) Analyst
15 25 (3.06%) Test Analyst
16 23 (2.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 18 (2.20%) C# Software Developer
18 17 (2.08%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 768 (94.00%) .NET
2 542 (66.34%) ASP.NET
3 505 (61.81%) Castle Windsor
3 505 (61.81%) Unity DI Container
4 494 (60.47%) ASP.NET MVC
5 483 (59.12%) Ninject
6 472 (57.77%) Spring.NET
7 461 (56.43%) WCF
8 456 (55.81%) WPF
9 372 (45.53%) WinForms
10 243 (29.74%) Razor View Engine
11 239 (29.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 233 (28.52%) .NET Framework
13 152 (18.60%) CSS
13 152 (18.60%) HTML
14 131 (16.03%) Web Services
15 102 (12.48%) jQuery
16 89 (10.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 71 (8.69%) LINQ
18 62 (7.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 505 (61.81%) Inversion of Control
2 102 (12.48%) Computer Science
3 83 (10.16%) Enterprise Software
4 72 (8.81%) Social Network
5 63 (7.71%) Tandem
6 32 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (3.79%) Client/Server
8 21 (2.57%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 13 (1.59%) Mobile App
10 8 (0.98%) Blackberry
11 7 (0.86%) Open Source
12 6 (0.73%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.49%) Mathematics
14 3 (0.37%) Physics
15 1 (0.12%) E-Learning
15 1 (0.12%) Social Media
15 1 (0.12%) Digital Media
15 1 (0.12%) Derivative
15 1 (0.12%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 437 (53.49%) Windows
2 33 (4.04%) Android
2 33 (4.04%) Apple iOS
3 15 (1.84%) Windows 8
3 15 (1.84%) Windows 7
4 8 (0.98%) Windows Phone
4 8 (0.98%) Linux
5 7 (0.86%) CentOS
6 6 (0.73%) UNIX
7 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 693 (84.82%) Agile Software Development
2 628 (76.87%) TDD
3 552 (67.56%) Scrum
4 549 (67.20%) MVC
5 535 (65.48%) Continuous Integration
6 487 (59.61%) Dependency Injection
7 485 (59.36%) Kanban
8 367 (44.92%) MVVM
9 330 (40.39%) Web Application Development
10 140 (17.14%) OO
11 77 (9.42%) Software Engineering
11 77 (9.42%) Unit Testing
12 56 (6.85%) OOD
13 54 (6.61%) OOP
14 47 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
14 47 (5.75%) BDD
15 46 (5.63%) Mentoring
16 44 (5.39%) OOA/OOD
17 39 (4.77%) Workflow
18 36 (4.41%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 752 (92.04%) C#
2 205 (25.09%) SQL
3 164 (20.07%) JavaScript
4 93 (11.38%) VB.NET
5 86 (10.53%) VB
6 67 (8.20%) T-SQL
7 51 (6.24%) PowerShell
8 40 (4.90%) Java
9 20 (2.45%) C++
10 18 (2.20%) XAML
11 12 (1.47%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.49%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.37%) Delphi
14 2 (0.24%) C
14 2 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 123 (15.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 120 (14.69%) MCSD
3 118 (14.44%) MCTS
4 113 (13.83%) MCP
5 111 (13.59%) MCAD
6 67 (8.20%) Degree
7 26 (3.18%) ISEB
8 14 (1.71%) ISTQB
9 10 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.86%) MCSE
11 6 (0.73%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.04%) QA
2 6 (0.73%) ISO 8583
3 4 (0.49%) Basel III
System Software
1 19 (2.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (1.84%) SCVMM
2 10 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.86%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 285 (34.88%) Microsoft
2 74 (9.06%) Facebook
3 72 (8.81%) Twitter
3 72 (8.81%) Oracle
4 23 (2.82%) Sitecore
5 22 (2.69%) EPiServer
6 10 (1.22%) Telerik
7 9 (1.10%) DevExpress
8 6 (0.73%) TOWER Software
9 5 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.61%) Informatica
9 5 (0.61%) Red Gate
10 4 (0.49%) MathWorks
11 2 (0.24%) Apple
12 1 (0.12%) CODA
12 1 (0.12%) HP
12 1 (0.12%) Citrix
12 1 (0.12%) Tableau
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Computer Project Services Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £30-40K pa + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cobham, Surrey
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago