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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 494 490 566
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +76
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 423 416 323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.41% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.41% 2.67% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 416 408 315
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £37,500 £37,750
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -0.66%
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
17519 15597 16468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.26% 15.27% 14.66%
Number of salaries quoted 14637 13395 14345
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
London +24 117 £55,000 +22.22% 11
South East -27 82 £45,000 +12.50% 11
East of England -4 74 £45,000 +5.88% 7
North West +39 66 £35,000 - 5
Yorkshire -16 27 £40,000 +33.33% 5
West Midlands -9 18 £50,000 +42.85% 3
South West -37 15 £52,500 +75.00% 3
East Midlands -51 15 £32,500 -7.14% 3
North East +7 12 £25,000 - 2
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 815 (95.66%) .NET
2 784 (92.02%) C#
3 713 (83.69%) NUnit
4 667 (78.29%) SQL Server
5 648 (76.06%) TDD
6 603 (70.77%) ASP.NET
7 585 (68.66%) MVC
8 573 (67.25%) Scrum
9 562 (65.96%) Moq
10 539 (63.26%) Rhino Mocks
11 534 (62.68%) Continuous Integration
12 532 (62.44%) ASP.NET MVC
13 530 (62.21%) Castle Windsor
14 516 (60.56%) Unity DI Container
15 508 (59.62%) Inversion of Control
16 507 (59.51%) WCF
17 505 (59.27%) Dependency Injection
18 499 (58.57%) Kanban
19 489 (57.39%) Ninject
20 483 (56.69%) WPF
21 480 (56.34%) Spring.NET
22 441 (51.76%) Windows
23 397 (46.60%) WinForms
23 397 (46.60%) MVVM
24 343 (40.26%) Web Application Development
25 333 (39.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
26 310 (36.38%) Razor View Engine
27 283 (33.22%) Microsoft
28 258 (30.28%) .NET Framework
29 210 (24.65%) SQL

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 32 (3.76%) CMS
2 29 (3.40%) Umbraco
3 23 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
3 23 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
4 20 (2.35%) NServiceBus
5 19 (2.23%) Apache Solr
5 19 (2.23%) Sitefinity
5 19 (2.23%) Orchard CMS
6 13 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
7 12 (1.41%) SharePoint
8 11 (1.29%) IIS
9 9 (1.06%) Node.js
10 7 (0.82%) Kentico
11 5 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.12%) Confluence
14 1 (0.12%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 80 (9.39%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.82%) Mingle
3 1 (0.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.47%) Pivotal CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.59%) Force.com
4 4 (0.47%) SaaS
5 3 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (9.86%) Internet
2 22 (2.58%) SMS
3 16 (1.88%) NFC
4 14 (1.64%) SMPP
5 8 (0.94%) Broadband
6 1 (0.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 667 (78.29%) SQL Server
2 96 (11.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 57 (6.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 50 (5.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (4.46%) Relational Database
6 33 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (3.52%) RavenDB
8 26 (3.05%) Neo4j
8 26 (3.05%) SQL Server 2005
9 23 (2.70%) MongoDB
9 23 (2.70%) NoSQL
10 21 (2.46%) Crystal Reports
11 16 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
12 15 (1.76%) MySQL
13 7 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
13 7 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (0.82%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 4 (0.47%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 713 (83.69%) NUnit
2 562 (65.96%) Moq
3 539 (63.26%) Rhino Mocks
4 118 (13.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 94 (11.03%) Visual Studio
6 64 (7.51%) SpecFlow
7 43 (5.05%) Selenium
8 36 (4.23%) Cucumber
9 34 (3.99%) MSBuild
10 21 (2.46%) TeamCity
11 19 (2.23%) WebDriver
11 19 (2.23%) Subversion
12 18 (2.11%) Git (software)
12 18 (2.11%) WiX
13 16 (1.88%) ReSharper
14 15 (1.76%) MbUnit
14 15 (1.76%) CppUnit
14 15 (1.76%) JUnit
14 15 (1.76%) xUnit.net
15 12 (1.41%) NSubstitute
General
1 193 (22.65%) Finance
2 84 (9.86%) Banking
3 56 (6.57%) Retail
4 42 (4.93%) Investment Banking
5 19 (2.23%) Marketing
6 14 (1.64%) Billing
7 11 (1.29%) Advertising
8 8 (0.94%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.47%) Russian Language
10 3 (0.35%) Automotive
11 2 (0.23%) Front Office
12 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 765 (89.79%) Developer
2 621 (72.89%) .NET Developer
3 152 (17.84%) C# Developer
4 125 (14.67%) Senior Developer
5 119 (13.97%) C# .NET Developer
6 99 (11.62%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 99 (11.62%) Graduate
6 99 (11.62%) Graduate Developer
7 79 (9.27%) Senior .NET Developer
8 76 (8.92%) Junior .NET Developer
8 76 (8.92%) Junior
8 76 (8.92%) Junior Developer
9 45 (5.28%) Senior C# Developer
10 42 (4.93%) Software Developer
11 30 (3.52%) ASP.NET Developer
12 28 (3.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 22 (2.58%) C# Software Developer
13 22 (2.58%) Analyst
14 21 (2.46%) Test Analyst
14 21 (2.46%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 815 (95.66%) .NET
2 603 (70.77%) ASP.NET
3 532 (62.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 530 (62.21%) Castle Windsor
5 516 (60.56%) Unity DI Container
6 507 (59.51%) WCF
7 489 (57.39%) Ninject
8 483 (56.69%) WPF
9 480 (56.34%) Spring.NET
10 397 (46.60%) WinForms
11 333 (39.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 310 (36.38%) Razor View Engine
13 258 (30.28%) .NET Framework
14 164 (19.25%) CSS
15 162 (19.01%) HTML
16 138 (16.20%) Web Services
17 113 (13.26%) jQuery
18 98 (11.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 86 (10.09%) LINQ
20 83 (9.74%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 508 (59.62%) Inversion of Control
2 110 (12.91%) Computer Science
3 79 (9.27%) Enterprise Software
4 70 (8.22%) Tandem
5 59 (6.92%) Social Network
6 27 (3.17%) Client/Server
7 16 (1.88%) Blackberry
7 16 (1.88%) Mobile App
8 13 (1.53%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (1.17%) Mathematics
11 9 (1.06%) Physics
12 8 (0.94%) Open Source
12 8 (0.94%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.47%) New Media
14 3 (0.35%) Streaming Music
15 1 (0.12%) Taxonomies
15 1 (0.12%) Social Media
15 1 (0.12%) Digital Media
15 1 (0.12%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 441 (51.76%) Windows
2 42 (4.93%) Android
2 42 (4.93%) Apple iOS
3 16 (1.88%) Windows Phone
4 7 (0.82%) Windows 8
4 7 (0.82%) CentOS
4 7 (0.82%) Windows 7
4 7 (0.82%) Linux
5 4 (0.47%) UNIX
6 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 648 (76.06%) TDD
2 585 (68.66%) MVC
3 573 (67.25%) Scrum
4 534 (62.68%) Continuous Integration
5 505 (59.27%) Dependency Injection
6 499 (58.57%) Kanban
7 397 (46.60%) MVVM
8 343 (40.26%) Web Application Development
9 171 (20.07%) Agile Software Development
10 156 (18.31%) OO
11 85 (9.98%) Unit Testing
12 73 (8.57%) Software Engineering
13 63 (7.39%) OOD
14 60 (7.04%) OOP
15 54 (6.34%) OOA/OOD
16 48 (5.63%) BDD
17 43 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
18 42 (4.93%) Multithreading
19 40 (4.69%) Web Development
20 39 (4.58%) UML
Programming Languages
1 784 (92.02%) C#
2 210 (24.65%) SQL
3 162 (19.01%) JavaScript
4 109 (12.79%) VB.NET
5 92 (10.80%) VB
6 82 (9.62%) T-SQL
7 46 (5.40%) Java
8 41 (4.81%) PowerShell
9 25 (2.93%) XAML
10 18 (2.11%) C++
11 11 (1.29%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.12%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.12%) Delphi
12 1 (0.12%) C
12 1 (0.12%) VBScript
12 1 (0.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 162 (19.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 160 (18.78%) MCSD
3 158 (18.54%) MCTS
4 153 (17.96%) MCP
5 151 (17.72%) MCAD
6 71 (8.33%) Degree
7 22 (2.58%) ISEB
8 13 (1.53%) ISTQB
9 11 (1.29%) MBA
10 10 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (0.82%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.64%) QA
2 12 (1.41%) ISO 8583
3 4 (0.47%) Basel III
System Software
1 8 (0.94%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.82%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 7 (0.82%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 283 (33.22%) Microsoft
2 64 (7.51%) Oracle
2 64 (7.51%) Facebook
3 59 (6.92%) Twitter
4 27 (3.17%) Sitecore
5 21 (2.46%) EPiServer
6 12 (1.41%) Telerik
7 6 (0.70%) DevExpress
8 5 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.47%) TOWER Software
9 4 (0.47%) Informatica
10 2 (0.23%) Apple
11 1 (0.12%) CODA
11 1 (0.12%) HP
11 1 (0.12%) MathWorks
11 1 (0.12%) Red Gate
11 1 (0.12%) Tableau
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Posted: 31 minutes ago
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Salary: £20k - 30k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Hydrogen Group
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus Package
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £30-40K pa + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Warwick, Warwickshire
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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London
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Maidstone, Kent
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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London
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