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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 526 495 497
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +2
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 378 423 432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.42% 0.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.26% 2.70% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 371 396 420
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,625 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.43%
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
16723 15654 16602
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.04% 15.38% 15.32%
Number of salaries quoted 14214 13161 14717
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 +20 111 £45,000 +18.42% 13
North West +19 68 £35,000 - 7
London -34 58 £55,000 +10.00% 9
Yorkshire -21 44 £35,000 +16.66% 3
East of England -75 37 £45,000 - 5
West Midlands +9 31 £45,000 - 5
South West -39 13 £40,000 -11.11% 7
East Midlands -1 10 £35,000 +14.75% 4
North East - 6 £42,500 -
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 717 (91.81%) C#
2 708 (90.65%) Agile Software Development
3 702 (89.88%) NUnit
4 700 (89.63%) .NET
5 625 (80.03%) SQL Server
6 622 (79.64%) TDD
7 554 (70.93%) Continuous Integration
8 542 (69.40%) Scrum
9 519 (66.45%) Moq
10 511 (65.43%) Rhino Mocks
11 507 (64.92%) Inversion of Control
12 504 (64.53%) Kanban
13 503 (64.40%) Unity DI Container
14 501 (64.15%) ASP.NET
15 500 (64.02%) Ninject
16 499 (63.89%) MVC
17 497 (63.64%) Castle Windsor
18 496 (63.51%) Dependency Injection
19 491 (62.87%) Spring.NET
20 471 (60.31%) ASP.NET MVC
21 422 (54.03%) Windows
22 400 (51.22%) WCF
23 398 (50.96%) WPF
24 354 (45.33%) Web Application Development
25 328 (42.00%) WinForms
26 323 (41.36%) MVVM
27 252 (32.27%) Finance
28 248 (31.75%) Microsoft
29 205 (26.25%) .NET Framework
30 190 (24.33%) SQL

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 64 (8.19%) IIS
2 37 (4.74%) SharePoint
3 32 (4.10%) Oracle Workflow
4 8 (1.02%) Umbraco
5 7 (0.90%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.64%) CMS
6 5 (0.64%) Node.js
7 1 (0.13%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.13%) Orchard CMS
7 1 (0.13%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.13%) Apache
Applications
1 44 (5.63%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.41%) Mingle
3 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 53 (6.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.64%) SaaS
3 1 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 87 (11.14%) Internet
2 18 (2.30%) Broadband
3 10 (1.28%) SMS
3 10 (1.28%) SMPP
3 10 (1.28%) NFC
3 10 (1.28%) HTTP
4 4 (0.51%) DNS
4 4 (0.51%) WAN
4 4 (0.51%) LAN
5 1 (0.13%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.13%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 625 (80.03%) SQL Server
2 76 (9.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (6.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (3.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 18 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (1.92%) RavenDB
7 12 (1.54%) Neo4j
8 8 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.77%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.77%) MySQL
10 5 (0.64%) SSDT
11 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.13%) Informix
13 1 (0.13%) PerformancePoint
13 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 702 (89.88%) NUnit
2 519 (66.45%) Moq
3 511 (65.43%) Rhino Mocks
4 110 (14.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 110 (14.08%) Visual Studio
5 53 (6.79%) MSBuild
6 42 (5.38%) WiX
7 34 (4.35%) SpecFlow
7 34 (4.35%) NuGet
7 34 (4.35%) Ranorex
8 31 (3.97%) Selenium
9 28 (3.59%) Subversion
10 26 (3.33%) TeamCity
11 17 (2.18%) Git (software)
12 16 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
13 15 (1.92%) QuickTest Pro
14 12 (1.54%) Jenkins
15 11 (1.41%) JIRA
16 10 (1.28%) WebDriver
16 10 (1.28%) NSubstitute
General
1 252 (32.27%) Finance
2 69 (8.83%) Banking
3 40 (5.12%) Retail
4 31 (3.97%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.54%) Advertising
7 10 (1.28%) Billing
7 10 (1.28%) Marketing
8 5 (0.64%) Front Office
9 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.13%) Automotive
9 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 668 (85.53%) Developer
2 552 (70.68%) .NET Developer
3 90 (11.52%) Graduate
4 84 (10.76%) C# Developer
4 84 (10.76%) Graduate Developer
4 84 (10.76%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 65 (8.32%) Junior Developer
5 65 (8.32%) Junior
6 59 (7.55%) Junior .NET Developer
7 54 (6.91%) Senior Developer
8 48 (6.15%) C# .NET Developer
9 44 (5.63%) Software Developer
10 32 (4.10%) Analyst
10 32 (4.10%) Test Analyst
11 29 (3.71%) Automation Engineer
12 26 (3.33%) Senior .NET Developer
13 23 (2.94%) ASP.NET Developer
14 20 (2.56%) Build Engineer
15 19 (2.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 14 (1.79%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 700 (89.63%) .NET
2 503 (64.40%) Unity DI Container
3 501 (64.15%) ASP.NET
4 500 (64.02%) Ninject
5 497 (63.64%) Castle Windsor
6 491 (62.87%) Spring.NET
7 471 (60.31%) ASP.NET MVC
8 400 (51.22%) WCF
9 398 (50.96%) WPF
10 328 (42.00%) WinForms
11 205 (26.25%) .NET Framework
12 136 (17.41%) CSS
12 136 (17.41%) HTML
13 90 (11.52%) Razor View Engine
14 88 (11.27%) Web Services
15 75 (9.60%) jQuery
16 71 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 68 (8.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 57 (7.30%) LINQ
19 42 (5.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 507 (64.92%) Inversion of Control
2 119 (15.24%) Enterprise Software
3 105 (13.44%) Social Network
4 96 (12.29%) Computer Science
5 63 (8.07%) Tandem
6 44 (5.63%) Management Information System
7 30 (3.84%) Client/Server
8 19 (2.43%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (1.28%) Blackberry
10 7 (0.90%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.64%) Clustering
11 5 (0.64%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.64%) Performance Metrics
12 4 (0.51%) Open Source
13 3 (0.38%) Mathematics
13 3 (0.38%) Physics
14 2 (0.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 1 (0.13%) W3C
15 1 (0.13%) N-Tier
15 1 (0.13%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 422 (54.03%) Windows
2 35 (4.48%) Windows 7
3 34 (4.35%) Windows 8
4 18 (2.30%) Apple iOS
5 14 (1.79%) Android
5 14 (1.79%) UNIX
6 12 (1.54%) Linux
7 10 (1.28%) Windows Phone
8 5 (0.64%) CentOS
9 4 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 708 (90.65%) Agile Software Development
2 622 (79.64%) TDD
3 554 (70.93%) Continuous Integration
4 542 (69.40%) Scrum
5 504 (64.53%) Kanban
6 499 (63.89%) MVC
7 496 (63.51%) Dependency Injection
8 354 (45.33%) Web Application Development
9 323 (41.36%) MVVM
10 118 (15.11%) OO
11 66 (8.45%) Unit Testing
12 61 (7.81%) Software Engineering
13 54 (6.91%) OOD
14 47 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
15 43 (5.51%) Workflow
16 42 (5.38%) OOP
17 41 (5.25%) BDD
18 40 (5.12%) Mentoring
19 39 (4.99%) DevOps
20 38 (4.87%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 717 (91.81%) C#
2 190 (24.33%) SQL
3 142 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 87 (11.14%) VB.NET
5 85 (10.88%) VB
6 74 (9.48%) PowerShell
7 46 (5.89%) Java
8 38 (4.87%) T-SQL
9 25 (3.20%) C++
10 17 (2.18%) XAML
11 11 (1.41%) Delphi
12 7 (0.90%) C
12 7 (0.90%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.64%) Ruby
13 5 (0.64%) PHP
14 4 (0.51%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.38%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.26%) TypeScript
17 1 (0.13%) Python
17 1 (0.13%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 63 (8.07%) Degree
2 36 (4.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (4.48%) ISEB
4 31 (3.97%) MCTS
4 31 (3.97%) MCSD
5 28 (3.59%) MCP
6 26 (3.33%) MCAD
7 17 (2.18%) ISTQB
7 17 (2.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (0.64%) Security Cleared
8 5 (0.64%) MCSE
9 1 (0.13%) MCPD
9 1 (0.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.20%) QA
2 8 (1.02%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.13%) Basel III
System Software
1 38 (4.87%) Hyper-V
2 5 (0.64%) Docker
3 4 (0.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 34 (4.35%) SCVMM
2 15 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.64%) Puppet
3 5 (0.64%) Vagrant
3 5 (0.64%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 248 (31.75%) Microsoft
2 109 (13.96%) Facebook
3 105 (13.44%) Twitter
4 64 (8.19%) Oracle
5 12 (1.54%) Telerik
6 11 (1.41%) TOWER Software
7 9 (1.15%) DevExpress
8 6 (0.77%) EPiServer
9 5 (0.64%) Red Gate
10 4 (0.51%) MathWorks
10 4 (0.51%) Informatica
11 3 (0.38%) Adobe
12 2 (0.26%) Hitachi
13 1 (0.13%) Capita
13 1 (0.13%) Fujitsu
13 1 (0.13%) Sitecore
13 1 (0.13%) Citrix
13 1 (0.13%) Avaya
13 1 (0.13%) Genesys
13 1 (0.13%) Charles River
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