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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 438 533 524
Rank change year-on-year
+95 -9
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 527 406 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.53% 0.37% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.19% 2.26% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 487 389 369
Average salary £40,000 £44,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.11% +18.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,300 £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
16503 17964 14785
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.66% 16.36% 14.81%
Number of salaries quoted 13929 15216 12763
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
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 £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +52 147 £55,000 - 13
South East +65 109 £45,000 +12.50% 12
North West +33 72 £35,000 - 8
Yorkshire +43 58 £37,500 -6.25% 6
East Midlands +28 41 £37,500 +7.14% 4
West Midlands +21 36 £40,000 +37.93% 1
East of England -66 28 £37,500 -16.66% 1
North East +14 18 £40,000 +33.33% 2
South West -13 17 £35,000 -33.33% 3
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 926 (94.01%) C#
2 886 (89.95%) .NET
3 846 (85.89%) Agile Software Development
4 839 (85.18%) NUnit
5 792 (80.41%) TDD
6 739 (75.03%) SQL Server
7 696 (70.66%) Scrum
8 686 (69.64%) Moq
9 685 (69.54%) Continuous Integration
10 677 (68.73%) MVC
11 653 (66.29%) Rhino Mocks
12 652 (66.19%) Ninject
13 649 (65.89%) Inversion of Control
14 647 (65.69%) Unity DI Container
15 645 (65.48%) ASP.NET
16 636 (64.57%) Dependency Injection
16 636 (64.57%) Castle Windsor
17 634 (64.37%) Kanban
18 625 (63.45%) Spring.NET
19 611 (62.03%) ASP.NET MVC
20 486 (49.34%) WCF
21 467 (47.41%) Web Application Development
22 449 (45.58%) WPF
23 442 (44.87%) Windows
24 378 (38.38%) MVVM
25 360 (36.55%) WinForms
26 298 (30.25%) Finance
27 272 (27.61%) .NET Framework
28 260 (26.40%) Microsoft
29 178 (18.07%) SQL

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 29 (2.94%) IIS
2 14 (1.42%) Umbraco
3 13 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (1.32%) WebSphere
4 11 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
4 11 (1.12%) CMS
5 9 (0.91%) SharePoint
6 7 (0.71%) Node.js
7 4 (0.41%) Apache
8 3 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 45 (4.57%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.12%) Mingle
3 1 (0.10%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.12%) Tridion
2 8 (0.81%) assyst
3 1 (0.10%) Endur
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 47 (4.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.81%) CodePlex
3 8 (0.81%) GitHub
3 8 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (5.28%) Internet
2 38 (3.86%) Broadband
3 6 (0.61%) HTTP
4 1 (0.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 739 (75.03%) SQL Server
2 68 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (1.32%) RavenDB
8 11 (1.12%) Neo4j
9 10 (1.02%) Big Data
10 9 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (0.81%) Redis
12 6 (0.61%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.61%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.51%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.30%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 2 (0.20%) Hadoop
16 1 (0.10%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 839 (85.18%) NUnit
2 686 (69.64%) Moq
3 653 (66.29%) Rhino Mocks
4 113 (11.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 92 (9.34%) Visual Studio
6 52 (5.28%) Selenium
7 46 (4.67%) Subversion
8 36 (3.65%) TeamCity
9 26 (2.64%) Git (software)
10 23 (2.34%) SpecFlow
11 19 (1.93%) Octopus Deploy
12 15 (1.52%) MSBuild
12 15 (1.52%) JIRA
13 14 (1.42%) QuickTest Pro
14 13 (1.32%) NCover
15 9 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (0.91%) Jenkins
16 8 (0.81%) Bitbucket
16 8 (0.81%) WebDriver
17 7 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 298 (30.25%) Finance
2 76 (7.72%) Banking
3 45 (4.57%) Telecoms
4 41 (4.16%) Investment Banking
5 37 (3.76%) Marketing
6 22 (2.23%) Advertising
7 20 (2.03%) Retail
8 19 (1.93%) Front Office
9 9 (0.91%) Automotive
10 3 (0.30%) Mandarin Language
11 2 (0.20%) Back Office
12 1 (0.10%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.10%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 877 (89.04%) Developer
2 784 (79.59%) .NET Developer
3 129 (13.10%) C# Developer
4 110 (11.17%) Graduate
5 107 (10.86%) Graduate Developer
5 107 (10.86%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 93 (9.44%) Junior
7 92 (9.34%) Junior Developer
8 89 (9.04%) Junior .NET Developer
8 89 (9.04%) C# .NET Developer
9 53 (5.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 49 (4.97%) Software Engineer
11 44 (4.47%) Senior Developer
12 41 (4.16%) ASP.NET Developer
13 35 (3.55%) Senior .NET Developer
14 27 (2.74%) Analyst
14 27 (2.74%) Tester
15 26 (2.64%) Test Analyst
16 25 (2.54%) Web Developer
16 25 (2.54%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 886 (89.95%) .NET
2 652 (66.19%) Ninject
3 647 (65.69%) Unity DI Container
4 645 (65.48%) ASP.NET
5 636 (64.57%) Castle Windsor
6 625 (63.45%) Spring.NET
7 611 (62.03%) ASP.NET MVC
8 486 (49.34%) WCF
9 449 (45.58%) WPF
10 360 (36.55%) WinForms
11 272 (27.61%) .NET Framework
12 139 (14.11%) HTML
13 118 (11.98%) CSS
14 110 (11.17%) Entity Framework
15 104 (10.56%) jQuery
16 87 (8.83%) Razor View Engine
17 74 (7.51%) Web Services
18 58 (5.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 53 (5.38%) LINQ
20 47 (4.77%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 649 (65.89%) Inversion of Control
2 174 (17.66%) Enterprise Software
3 136 (13.81%) Social Network
4 128 (12.99%) Computer Science
5 42 (4.26%) Tandem
6 38 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (2.84%) Client/Server
8 11 (1.12%) Social Media
9 9 (0.91%) Mathematics
10 6 (0.61%) Credit Risk
10 6 (0.61%) Physics
10 6 (0.61%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.51%) Mobile Payment
11 5 (0.51%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.41%) Handset
13 3 (0.30%) Fixed Income
13 3 (0.30%) Blog
14 2 (0.20%) W3C
14 2 (0.20%) Replication
14 2 (0.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 442 (44.87%) Windows
2 23 (2.34%) Linux
3 17 (1.73%) UNIX
4 8 (0.81%) CentOS
5 6 (0.61%) Android
5 6 (0.61%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.41%) Windows 8
6 4 (0.41%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.20%) VMS
8 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 846 (85.89%) Agile Software Development
2 792 (80.41%) TDD
3 696 (70.66%) Scrum
4 685 (69.54%) Continuous Integration
5 677 (68.73%) MVC
6 636 (64.57%) Dependency Injection
7 634 (64.37%) Kanban
8 467 (47.41%) Web Application Development
9 378 (38.38%) MVVM
10 157 (15.94%) OO
11 124 (12.59%) Unit Testing
12 77 (7.82%) Software Engineering
13 72 (7.31%) SDLC
14 55 (5.58%) Business Intelligence
15 51 (5.18%) OOD
16 42 (4.26%) Web Development
17 40 (4.06%) Automated Testing
18 39 (3.96%) Software Testing
19 37 (3.76%) OOP
20 36 (3.65%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 926 (94.01%) C#
2 178 (18.07%) SQL
3 109 (11.07%) JavaScript
4 75 (7.61%) VB.NET
5 70 (7.11%) VB
5 70 (7.11%) Java
6 59 (5.99%) C++
7 30 (3.05%) T-SQL
8 19 (1.93%) PowerShell
9 9 (0.91%) PL/SQL
10 8 (0.81%) XPath
10 8 (0.81%) C
11 6 (0.61%) XAML
11 6 (0.61%) Objective-C
12 5 (0.51%) Delphi
13 4 (0.41%) PHP
13 4 (0.41%) Python
14 2 (0.20%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.10%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 89 (9.04%) Degree
2 48 (4.87%) ISEB
3 17 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (1.22%) MCSD
5 9 (0.91%) MCSE
5 9 (0.91%) MCTS
6 8 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.71%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.41%) MCP
10 2 (0.20%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.10%) MCSA
11 1 (0.10%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.67%) QA
2 1 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 4 (0.41%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (2.03%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.81%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 4 (0.41%) SCVMM
4 3 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 260 (26.40%) Microsoft
2 144 (14.62%) Facebook
3 138 (14.01%) Twitter
4 36 (3.65%) Oracle
5 12 (1.22%) Informatica
6 11 (1.12%) Sitecore
7 8 (0.81%) Remedy
8 5 (0.51%) Adobe
9 4 (0.41%) Civica
9 4 (0.41%) Hitachi
9 4 (0.41%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.30%) Charles River
11 2 (0.20%) IBM
12 1 (0.10%) Red Gate
12 1 (0.10%) Infragistics
12 1 (0.10%) SAP
12 1 (0.10%) Telerik
London
Hanover IT Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dartford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Canterbury, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Billingham, Cleveland
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Keighley, West Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago