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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 454 544 508
Rank change year-on-year
+90 -36
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 507 390 390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.49% 0.35% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.89% 2.18% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 485 378 386
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,600 £26,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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
17515 17885 15164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.97% 16.21% 14.91%
Number of salaries quoted 14880 15210 13120
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,540 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +18 135 £55,000 - 11
South East +71 104 £45,000 +2.85% 13
North West +20 70 £35,000 - 7
Yorkshire +30 52 £35,000 -12.50% 4
East Midlands +35 47 £37,500 +11.11% 5
West Midlands +8 30 £46,250 +12.12% 3
East of England -54 26 £37,500 -16.66%
North East +9 24 £40,000 +60.00% 3
South West -2 18 £35,000 -33.33% 3
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 956 (94.84%) C#
2 915 (90.77%) .NET
3 872 (86.51%) Agile Software Development
4 863 (85.62%) NUnit
5 814 (80.75%) TDD
6 767 (76.09%) SQL Server
7 736 (73.02%) Scrum
8 721 (71.53%) Continuous Integration
9 715 (70.93%) Moq
10 677 (67.16%) Rhino Mocks
11 676 (67.06%) Ninject
12 671 (66.57%) Unity DI Container
13 667 (66.17%) Inversion of Control
14 666 (66.07%) MVC
15 656 (65.08%) Dependency Injection
16 655 (64.98%) Kanban
16 655 (64.98%) ASP.NET
17 653 (64.78%) Castle Windsor
18 642 (63.69%) Spring.NET
19 604 (59.92%) ASP.NET MVC
20 505 (50.10%) WCF
21 471 (46.73%) WPF
22 464 (46.03%) Web Application Development
23 443 (43.95%) Windows
24 392 (38.89%) MVVM
25 369 (36.61%) WinForms
26 327 (32.44%) Finance
27 264 (26.19%) .NET Framework
28 263 (26.09%) Microsoft
29 187 (18.55%) Enterprise Software

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 25 (2.48%) IIS
2 15 (1.49%) Umbraco
3 13 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (1.29%) WebSphere
4 11 (1.09%) CMS
4 11 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
5 7 (0.69%) Node.js
6 6 (0.60%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.50%) Confluence
8 4 (0.40%) Apache
9 3 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.099%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.099%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 53 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.09%) Mingle
3 1 (0.099%) MS Office
3 1 (0.099%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.099%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 11 (1.09%) Tridion
2 8 (0.79%) assyst
3 2 (0.20%) Beauchamp
4 1 (0.099%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.099%) Endur
4 1 (0.099%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 41 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.89%) GitHub
4 8 (0.79%) CodePlex
4 8 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (4.27%) Internet
2 35 (3.47%) Broadband
3 6 (0.60%) HTTP
4 1 (0.099%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 767 (76.09%) SQL Server
2 61 (6.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (1.49%) RavenDB
6 12 (1.19%) Big Data
7 11 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (1.09%) Neo4j
7 11 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (0.79%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (0.79%) Redis
10 7 (0.69%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.69%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.30%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (0.20%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.20%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 863 (85.62%) NUnit
2 715 (70.93%) Moq
3 677 (67.16%) Rhino Mocks
4 123 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 89 (8.83%) Visual Studio
6 61 (6.05%) Selenium
7 45 (4.46%) Subversion
8 42 (4.17%) TeamCity
9 36 (3.57%) Git (software)
10 29 (2.88%) SpecFlow
11 20 (1.98%) JIRA
12 19 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
13 15 (1.49%) WebDriver
13 15 (1.49%) NCover
13 15 (1.49%) MSBuild
14 13 (1.29%) HP UFT
15 9 (0.89%) CppUnit
16 8 (0.79%) Bitbucket
17 7 (0.69%) Jenkins
17 7 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 327 (32.44%) Finance
2 80 (7.94%) Banking
3 45 (4.46%) Telecoms
4 44 (4.37%) Investment Banking
5 42 (4.17%) Marketing
6 22 (2.18%) Advertising
7 20 (1.98%) Retail
8 13 (1.29%) Front Office
9 10 (0.99%) Automotive
10 4 (0.40%) Back Office
11 3 (0.30%) Mandarin Language
12 2 (0.20%) Games
13 1 (0.099%) Electronics
13 1 (0.099%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 889 (88.19%) Developer
2 797 (79.07%) .NET Developer
3 129 (12.80%) C# Developer
4 106 (10.52%) Graduate
5 103 (10.22%) Graduate Developer
5 103 (10.22%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 92 (9.13%) Junior
7 91 (9.03%) Junior Developer
8 89 (8.83%) C# .NET Developer
9 88 (8.73%) Junior .NET Developer
10 61 (6.05%) Software Engineer
11 52 (5.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 44 (4.37%) Senior Developer
13 42 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
14 34 (3.37%) Senior .NET Developer
14 34 (3.37%) C# Software Engineer
15 29 (2.88%) .NET Software Engineer
16 27 (2.68%) Tester
17 26 (2.58%) Web Developer
18 25 (2.48%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 915 (90.77%) .NET
2 676 (67.06%) Ninject
3 671 (66.57%) Unity DI Container
4 655 (64.98%) ASP.NET
5 653 (64.78%) Castle Windsor
6 642 (63.69%) Spring.NET
7 604 (59.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 505 (50.10%) WCF
9 471 (46.73%) WPF
10 369 (36.61%) WinForms
11 264 (26.19%) .NET Framework
12 139 (13.79%) HTML
13 114 (11.31%) CSS
14 107 (10.62%) jQuery
15 103 (10.22%) Entity Framework
16 90 (8.93%) Razor View Engine
17 81 (8.04%) Web Services
18 67 (6.65%) LINQ
19 54 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 49 (4.86%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 667 (66.17%) Inversion of Control
2 187 (18.55%) Enterprise Software
3 147 (14.58%) Social Network
4 124 (12.30%) Computer Science
5 42 (4.17%) Tandem
6 36 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
7 30 (2.98%) Client/Server
8 11 (1.09%) Social Media
9 10 (0.99%) N-Tier
10 6 (0.60%) Handset
10 6 (0.60%) Credit Risk
11 5 (0.50%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.50%) Mobile Payment
12 3 (0.30%) User Experience
12 3 (0.30%) Blog
13 2 (0.20%) Physics
13 2 (0.20%) Replication
13 2 (0.20%) Fixed Income
13 2 (0.20%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.20%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 443 (43.95%) Windows
2 17 (1.69%) Linux
3 15 (1.49%) UNIX
4 8 (0.79%) CentOS
5 2 (0.20%) Android
5 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.20%) VMS
5 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.099%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.099%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.099%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.099%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 872 (86.51%) Agile Software Development
2 814 (80.75%) TDD
3 736 (73.02%) Scrum
4 721 (71.53%) Continuous Integration
5 666 (66.07%) MVC
6 656 (65.08%) Dependency Injection
7 655 (64.98%) Kanban
8 464 (46.03%) Web Application Development
9 392 (38.89%) MVVM
10 164 (16.27%) OO
11 126 (12.50%) Unit Testing
12 91 (9.03%) Software Engineering
13 67 (6.65%) SDLC
14 57 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
15 52 (5.16%) OOD
16 45 (4.46%) Automated Testing
17 42 (4.17%) OOP
18 37 (3.67%) Multithreading
19 35 (3.47%) Web Development
19 35 (3.47%) UML
Programming Languages
1 956 (94.84%) C#
2 180 (17.86%) SQL
3 108 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 74 (7.34%) VB.NET
5 72 (7.14%) Java
6 70 (6.94%) VB
7 62 (6.15%) C++
8 41 (4.07%) T-SQL
9 20 (1.98%) PowerShell
10 18 (1.79%) PL/SQL
11 8 (0.79%) XPath
12 7 (0.69%) XAML
13 6 (0.60%) Python
14 4 (0.40%) PHP
15 3 (0.30%) Delphi
16 2 (0.20%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.20%) Ruby
17 1 (0.099%) TypeScript
17 1 (0.099%) XQuery
17 1 (0.099%) C
Qualifications
1 87 (8.63%) Degree
2 43 (4.27%) ISEB
3 16 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (1.19%) MCSD
5 9 (0.89%) MCSE
5 9 (0.89%) MCTS
6 8 (0.79%) ISTQB
6 8 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.40%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.30%) MCP
9 1 (0.099%) MCITP
9 1 (0.099%) MCSA
9 1 (0.099%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.37%) QA
2 1 (0.099%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1 (0.099%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.79%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 3 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.099%) Puppet
Vendors
1 263 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 155 (15.38%) Facebook
3 149 (14.78%) Twitter
4 31 (3.08%) Oracle
5 12 (1.19%) Informatica
6 11 (1.09%) Sitecore
7 8 (0.79%) Remedy
8 5 (0.50%) Civica
8 5 (0.50%) Perforce
9 4 (0.40%) EPiServer
9 4 (0.40%) Adobe
9 4 (0.40%) F5
10 2 (0.20%) IBM
10 2 (0.20%) Charles River
11 1 (0.099%) ESRI
11 1 (0.099%) Infragistics
11 1 (0.099%) Sun
11 1 (0.099%) SAP
11 1 (0.099%) Red Gate
11 1 (0.099%) Telerik
Middlesex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
IT People First
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Negotiable + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Bluetownonline
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £42k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40k - £45k per annum + Pension, Health, 25 days
Posted: 22 hours ago
County Durham
Noir Consulting
Salary: Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Health, 25 days
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Dartford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 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
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 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
Canterbury, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago