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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 468 493 514
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +21
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 471 408 396
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.47% 0.42% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.92% 2.58% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 458 380 382
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
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
16155 15787 15405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.19% 16.11% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 13743 12985 13361
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
South East +36 119 £40,000 +2.56% 10
London +26 94 £55,000 - 11
North West +36 92 £35,000 - 13
Yorkshire +6 42 £40,000 +14.28% 5
West Midlands +18 39 £45,000 - 3
East of England -57 39 £45,000 - 3
East Midlands +20 21 £35,000 -2.77% 2
South West -39 19 £35,000 +7.69% 6
North East - 6 £40,000 - 1
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 770 (91.56%) C#
2 765 (90.96%) Agile Software Development
3 754 (89.66%) NUnit
4 738 (87.75%) .NET
5 668 (79.43%) TDD
6 640 (76.10%) SQL Server
7 579 (68.85%) Continuous Integration
8 576 (68.49%) Scrum
9 572 (68.01%) MVC
10 566 (67.30%) Moq
11 551 (65.52%) Inversion of Control
12 549 (65.28%) ASP.NET
13 546 (64.92%) Kanban
14 544 (64.68%) Castle Windsor
14 544 (64.68%) Unity DI Container
15 539 (64.09%) Dependency Injection
16 538 (63.97%) Rhino Mocks
17 536 (63.73%) Ninject
18 534 (63.50%) Spring.NET
19 529 (62.90%) ASP.NET MVC
20 433 (51.49%) WCF
21 420 (49.94%) Windows
22 404 (48.04%) Web Application Development
23 390 (46.37%) WPF
24 329 (39.12%) MVVM
25 313 (37.22%) WinForms
26 259 (30.80%) Finance
27 244 (29.01%) Microsoft
28 226 (26.87%) .NET Framework
29 176 (20.93%) SQL

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 62 (7.37%) IIS
2 27 (3.21%) SharePoint
3 21 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
4 11 (1.31%) Umbraco
5 9 (1.07%) CMS
6 8 (0.95%) Node.js
7 5 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.12%) Apache
Applications
1 28 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.66%) Mingle
3 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.24%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 5 (0.59%) Tridion
1 5 (0.59%) assyst
2 3 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.24%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 46 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.48%) GitHub
4 1 (0.12%) Trello
4 1 (0.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (8.80%) Internet
2 24 (2.85%) Broadband
3 14 (1.66%) HTTP
4 10 (1.19%) SMS
4 10 (1.19%) SMPP
4 10 (1.19%) NFC
5 4 (0.48%) WAN
5 4 (0.48%) LAN
5 4 (0.48%) DNS
6 1 (0.12%) SAN
6 1 (0.12%) CTI
6 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 640 (76.10%) SQL Server
2 87 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (3.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (3.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 22 (2.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (1.66%) RavenDB
7 14 (1.66%) Neo4j
8 11 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.59%) SSDT
10 4 (0.48%) Big Data
10 4 (0.48%) Redis
10 4 (0.48%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.36%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.36%) MySQL
12 2 (0.24%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.12%) Couchbase
13 1 (0.12%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 754 (89.66%) NUnit
2 566 (67.30%) Moq
3 538 (63.97%) Rhino Mocks
4 106 (12.60%) Visual Studio
5 84 (9.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 40 (4.76%) Subversion
7 38 (4.52%) MSBuild
8 36 (4.28%) TeamCity
9 32 (3.80%) WiX
10 27 (3.21%) SpecFlow
11 24 (2.85%) NuGet
11 24 (2.85%) Ranorex
11 24 (2.85%) Git (software)
12 22 (2.62%) Selenium
12 22 (2.62%) Octopus Deploy
13 20 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
14 14 (1.66%) JIRA
15 12 (1.43%) TortoiseSVN
16 9 (1.07%) Jenkins
17 6 (0.71%) NSubstitute
General
1 259 (30.80%) Finance
2 73 (8.68%) Banking
3 31 (3.69%) Investment Banking
4 29 (3.45%) Retail
5 24 (2.85%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.55%) Front Office
7 10 (1.19%) Marketing
8 9 (1.07%) Advertising
9 3 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (0.24%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 734 (87.28%) Developer
2 621 (73.84%) .NET Developer
3 103 (12.25%) Graduate
4 96 (11.41%) C# Developer
5 94 (11.18%) Graduate Developer
5 94 (11.18%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 77 (9.16%) Junior Developer
6 77 (9.16%) Junior
7 68 (8.09%) Junior .NET Developer
8 45 (5.35%) C# .NET Developer
9 33 (3.92%) Analyst
9 33 (3.92%) Test Analyst
9 33 (3.92%) Senior Developer
10 32 (3.80%) Software Developer
11 22 (2.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 19 (2.26%) Automation Engineer
13 18 (2.14%) Senior .NET Developer
14 17 (2.02%) Programmer
14 17 (2.02%) Tester
14 17 (2.02%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 738 (87.75%) .NET
2 549 (65.28%) ASP.NET
3 544 (64.68%) Castle Windsor
3 544 (64.68%) Unity DI Container
4 536 (63.73%) Ninject
5 534 (63.50%) Spring.NET
6 529 (62.90%) ASP.NET MVC
7 433 (51.49%) WCF
8 390 (46.37%) WPF
9 313 (37.22%) WinForms
10 226 (26.87%) .NET Framework
11 134 (15.93%) CSS
12 130 (15.46%) HTML
13 80 (9.51%) jQuery
14 79 (9.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 74 (8.80%) Web Services
16 55 (6.54%) LINQ
17 52 (6.18%) Razor View Engine
18 45 (5.35%) Ajax
19 43 (5.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 551 (65.52%) Inversion of Control
2 142 (16.88%) Enterprise Software
3 119 (14.15%) Social Network
4 109 (12.96%) Computer Science
5 56 (6.66%) Tandem
6 33 (3.92%) Management Information System
7 31 (3.69%) Client/Server
8 21 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (1.19%) Blackberry
10 7 (0.83%) Open Source
10 7 (0.83%) Social Media
11 5 (0.59%) Clustering
11 5 (0.59%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.48%) Physics
12 4 (0.48%) Performance Metrics
13 3 (0.36%) Mobile Payment
13 3 (0.36%) Blog
13 3 (0.36%) Fixed Income
14 2 (0.24%) N-Tier
14 2 (0.24%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 420 (49.94%) Windows
2 25 (2.97%) Windows 7
3 24 (2.85%) Windows 8
4 19 (2.26%) Linux
4 19 (2.26%) UNIX
5 14 (1.66%) Android
5 14 (1.66%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.19%) Windows Phone
7 5 (0.59%) CentOS
8 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.24%) VMS
10 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 765 (90.96%) Agile Software Development
2 668 (79.43%) TDD
3 579 (68.85%) Continuous Integration
4 576 (68.49%) Scrum
5 572 (68.01%) MVC
6 546 (64.92%) Kanban
7 539 (64.09%) Dependency Injection
8 404 (48.04%) Web Application Development
9 329 (39.12%) MVVM
10 129 (15.34%) OO
11 88 (10.46%) Unit Testing
12 60 (7.13%) Software Engineering
13 51 (6.06%) Web Development
14 49 (5.83%) OOD
15 43 (5.11%) Multithreading
15 43 (5.11%) BDD
16 38 (4.52%) DevOps
17 37 (4.40%) OOP
18 34 (4.04%) Business Intelligence
18 34 (4.04%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 770 (91.56%) C#
2 176 (20.93%) SQL
3 129 (15.34%) JavaScript
4 93 (11.06%) VB.NET
5 92 (10.94%) VB
6 63 (7.49%) PowerShell
7 56 (6.66%) Java
8 38 (4.52%) C++
9 32 (3.80%) T-SQL
10 15 (1.78%) XAML
11 12 (1.43%) Delphi
12 10 (1.19%) C
13 8 (0.95%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.59%) Ruby
15 4 (0.48%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.48%) PHP
16 3 (0.36%) Python
16 3 (0.36%) XPath
17 2 (0.24%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.24%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 75 (8.92%) Degree
2 43 (5.11%) ISEB
3 28 (3.33%) VCP4
4 14 (1.66%) ISTQB
5 13 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (0.83%) MCP
8 6 (0.71%) MCSD
8 6 (0.71%) MCTS
8 6 (0.71%) Security Cleared
9 5 (0.59%) MCSE
9 5 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.12%) MCPD
10 1 (0.12%) MCAD
10 1 (0.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.04%) QA
2 8 (0.95%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 26 (3.09%) Hyper-V
2 5 (0.59%) Docker
3 4 (0.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (2.85%) SCVMM
2 20 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.71%) Puppet
4 5 (0.59%) Vagrant
4 5 (0.59%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 3 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 244 (29.01%) Microsoft
2 127 (15.10%) Facebook
3 121 (14.39%) Twitter
4 56 (6.66%) Oracle
5 11 (1.31%) Telerik
6 6 (0.71%) TOWER Software
6 6 (0.71%) Informatica
7 5 (0.59%) Remedy
7 5 (0.59%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.48%) Hitachi
8 4 (0.48%) Adobe
8 4 (0.48%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.36%) Red Gate
9 3 (0.36%) Charles River
9 3 (0.36%) IBM
10 2 (0.24%) DevExpress
10 2 (0.24%) MathWorks
11 1 (0.12%) Infragistics
11 1 (0.12%) Citrix
11 1 (0.12%) Avaya
Somerset
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 4 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £30-40K pa + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hampshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £52,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Stratospherec
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum depending on your level of experienc
Posted: 2 days ago
Rochester, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 60k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago