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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 448 512 509
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -3
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 534 456 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.52% 0.41% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.15% 2.51% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 493 430 400
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £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
16926 18186 15819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.38% 16.17% 14.94%
Number of salaries quoted 14336 15079 13641
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,446 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.11% +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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +47 148 £55,000 - 14
South East +45 120 £42,500 +6.25% 15
North West +25 83 £35,000 - 12
Yorkshire +34 61 £40,000 +14.28% 5
West Midlands +14 35 £42,500 +38.21% 3
East of England -49 30 £40,000 -11.11% 3
East Midlands +18 29 £27,500 -22.53% 3
South West -26 16 £35,000 +3.70% 4
North East +8 12 £40,000 +33.33% 3
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 867 (93.13%) C#
2 829 (89.04%) .NET
3 812 (87.22%) Agile Software Development
4 795 (85.39%) NUnit
5 742 (79.70%) TDD
6 704 (75.62%) SQL Server
7 639 (68.64%) MVC
8 634 (68.10%) Scrum
9 630 (67.67%) Moq
10 625 (67.13%) Continuous Integration
11 602 (64.66%) ASP.NET
12 596 (64.02%) Inversion of Control
12 596 (64.02%) Rhino Mocks
13 595 (63.91%) Unity DI Container
14 593 (63.69%) Ninject
15 588 (63.16%) Kanban
16 585 (62.84%) Castle Windsor
16 585 (62.84%) Dependency Injection
17 574 (61.65%) ASP.NET MVC
18 573 (61.55%) Spring.NET
19 457 (49.09%) WCF
20 431 (46.29%) Web Application Development
21 425 (45.65%) Windows
22 406 (43.61%) WPF
23 343 (36.84%) MVVM
24 326 (35.02%) WinForms
25 269 (28.89%) Finance
26 259 (27.82%) Microsoft
27 258 (27.71%) .NET Framework
28 188 (20.19%) SQL

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 46 (4.94%) IIS
2 17 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.40%) Umbraco
4 10 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (1.07%) Oracle Workflow
4 10 (1.07%) WebSphere
5 9 (0.97%) CMS
5 9 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
6 7 (0.75%) Node.js
7 3 (0.32%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.11%) Apache
Applications
1 37 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.18%) Mingle
3 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.21%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 9 (0.97%) Tridion
2 8 (0.86%) assyst
3 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 52 (5.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.86%) GitHub
3 8 (0.86%) CodePlex
3 8 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (6.66%) Internet
2 34 (3.65%) Broadband
3 14 (1.50%) HTTP
4 4 (0.43%) DNS
4 4 (0.43%) LAN
4 4 (0.43%) WAN
5 1 (0.11%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.11%) SMS
5 1 (0.11%) SAN
5 1 (0.11%) SMPP
5 1 (0.11%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 704 (75.62%) SQL Server
2 81 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (3.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 30 (3.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (1.18%) RavenDB
8 11 (1.18%) Neo4j
9 10 (1.07%) Big Data
10 8 (0.86%) Redis
10 8 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.64%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.54%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.54%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.43%) SSDT
14 3 (0.32%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 2 (0.21%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 795 (85.39%) NUnit
2 630 (67.67%) Moq
3 596 (64.02%) Rhino Mocks
4 109 (11.71%) Visual Studio
5 104 (11.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 53 (5.69%) Subversion
7 42 (4.51%) Selenium
8 40 (4.30%) TeamCity
9 25 (2.69%) SpecFlow
10 23 (2.47%) Git (software)
11 20 (2.15%) QuickTest Pro
11 20 (2.15%) MSBuild
12 19 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
13 13 (1.40%) JIRA
14 12 (1.29%) Ranorex
14 12 (1.29%) WiX
14 12 (1.29%) NuGet
15 10 (1.07%) Jenkins
15 10 (1.07%) TortoiseSVN
15 10 (1.07%) NCover
General
1 269 (28.89%) Finance
2 72 (7.73%) Banking
3 41 (4.40%) Investment Banking
4 37 (3.97%) Telecoms
5 29 (3.11%) Marketing
6 20 (2.15%) Retail
7 19 (2.04%) Advertising
7 19 (2.04%) Front Office
8 6 (0.64%) Automotive
9 3 (0.32%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (0.21%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 820 (88.08%) Developer
2 725 (77.87%) .NET Developer
3 120 (12.89%) C# Developer
4 103 (11.06%) Graduate
5 100 (10.74%) Graduate Developer
5 100 (10.74%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 79 (8.49%) Junior Developer
6 79 (8.49%) Junior
7 78 (8.38%) C# .NET Developer
8 76 (8.16%) Junior .NET Developer
9 45 (4.83%) Senior Developer
10 43 (4.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 37 (3.97%) Software Engineer
12 35 (3.76%) ASP.NET Developer
13 34 (3.65%) Senior .NET Developer
14 33 (3.54%) Analyst
15 32 (3.44%) Test Analyst
16 27 (2.90%) Software Developer
17 20 (2.15%) Tester
18 18 (1.93%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 829 (89.04%) .NET
2 602 (64.66%) ASP.NET
3 595 (63.91%) Unity DI Container
4 593 (63.69%) Ninject
5 585 (62.84%) Castle Windsor
6 574 (61.65%) ASP.NET MVC
7 573 (61.55%) Spring.NET
8 457 (49.09%) WCF
9 406 (43.61%) WPF
10 326 (35.02%) WinForms
11 258 (27.71%) .NET Framework
12 146 (15.68%) HTML
13 132 (14.18%) CSS
14 111 (11.92%) Entity Framework
15 105 (11.28%) jQuery
16 77 (8.27%) Razor View Engine
17 73 (7.84%) Web Services
18 54 (5.80%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 52 (5.59%) LINQ
19 52 (5.59%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 596 (64.02%) Inversion of Control
2 156 (16.76%) Enterprise Software
3 128 (13.75%) Social Network
4 111 (11.92%) Computer Science
5 44 (4.73%) Tandem
6 30 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (3.01%) Client/Server
8 20 (2.15%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.18%) Social Media
10 7 (0.75%) Open Source
10 7 (0.75%) Mathematics
11 6 (0.64%) Credit Risk
12 5 (0.54%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.43%) Clustering
13 4 (0.43%) Physics
13 4 (0.43%) Mobile Payment
14 3 (0.32%) User Experience
14 3 (0.32%) Fixed Income
14 3 (0.32%) Blog
14 3 (0.32%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 425 (45.65%) Windows
2 24 (2.58%) Linux
3 22 (2.36%) UNIX
4 13 (1.40%) Windows 7
5 12 (1.29%) Windows 8
6 8 (0.86%) CentOS
7 5 (0.54%) Android
7 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.54%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.21%) VMS
9 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 812 (87.22%) Agile Software Development
2 742 (79.70%) TDD
3 639 (68.64%) MVC
4 634 (68.10%) Scrum
5 625 (67.13%) Continuous Integration
6 588 (63.16%) Kanban
7 585 (62.84%) Dependency Injection
8 431 (46.29%) Web Application Development
9 343 (36.84%) MVVM
10 147 (15.79%) OO
11 111 (11.92%) Unit Testing
12 69 (7.41%) Software Engineering
13 52 (5.59%) OOD
14 51 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
15 48 (5.16%) Web Development
16 39 (4.19%) Software Testing
17 37 (3.97%) BDD
18 36 (3.87%) Multithreading
18 36 (3.87%) Automated Testing
18 36 (3.87%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 867 (93.13%) C#
2 188 (20.19%) SQL
3 122 (13.10%) JavaScript
4 75 (8.06%) VB.NET
5 71 (7.63%) VB
6 68 (7.30%) Java
7 47 (5.05%) C++
8 36 (3.87%) T-SQL
9 31 (3.33%) PowerShell
10 10 (1.07%) Delphi
11 9 (0.97%) C
12 6 (0.64%) XAML
12 6 (0.64%) XPath
13 5 (0.54%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.54%) Python
14 4 (0.43%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.32%) Ruby
16 2 (0.21%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.21%) XQuery
17 1 (0.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 81 (8.70%) Degree
2 53 (5.69%) ISEB
3 14 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (1.40%) ISTQB
5 12 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (1.07%) MCSD
7 9 (0.97%) MCTS
8 8 (0.86%) MCSE
8 8 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.75%) Security Cleared
10 5 (0.54%) MCP
11 1 (0.11%) MCAD
11 1 (0.11%) MCPD
11 1 (0.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.30%) QA
System Software
1 12 (1.29%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.43%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.29%) SCVMM
3 8 (0.86%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 4 (0.43%) Puppet
5 3 (0.32%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 259 (27.82%) Microsoft
2 136 (14.61%) Facebook
3 130 (13.96%) Twitter
4 48 (5.16%) Oracle
5 12 (1.29%) Informatica
6 9 (0.97%) Sitecore
7 8 (0.86%) Remedy
8 5 (0.54%) Adobe
9 4 (0.43%) Hitachi
9 4 (0.43%) Civica
10 3 (0.32%) IBM
10 3 (0.32%) Charles River
11 2 (0.21%) TOWER Software
11 2 (0.21%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.11%) Telerik
12 1 (0.11%) Fujitsu
12 1 (0.11%) Infragistics
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Avantia Insurance
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 51 minutes ago
West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £60000.00 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 7 hours ago
Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £42000 - £52000 per annum + excellent benefits scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Accomplish Today Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum excellent employee benefit package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Cramlington, Northumberland
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £43,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Ashford, Kent
@ITS
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum £40,000 - £55,000 + beneifts
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
IT Talent Solutions
Salary: From £38,000 to £52,000 per annum + significant bonuses on top
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago