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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 481 516 491
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -25
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 441 420 414
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.39% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.47% 2.39% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 426 413 406
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
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
17833 17580 15280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.53% 16.29% 15.24%
Number of salaries quoted 15335 14648 13125
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +45 132 £55,000 - 14
South East +7 95 £45,000 - 17
North West -2 68 £35,000 - 10
Yorkshire +21 38 £45,000 +12.50% 5
East Midlands +36 35 £37,500 - 5
West Midlands +11 23 £45,000 -10.00% 2
East of England -41 18 £42,500 -5.55% 1
North East 0 17 £40,000 +60.00% 2
South West -11 15 £37,500 -28.57% 2
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 927 (95.17%) C#
2 894 (91.79%) .NET
3 840 (86.24%) Agile Software Development
4 833 (85.52%) NUnit
5 776 (79.67%) TDD
6 766 (78.64%) SQL Server
7 741 (76.08%) Continuous Integration
8 737 (75.67%) Scrum
9 715 (73.41%) Moq
10 681 (69.92%) Rhino Mocks
11 666 (68.38%) Ninject
12 664 (68.17%) Unity DI Container
13 656 (67.35%) Dependency Injection
14 654 (67.15%) Inversion of Control
15 634 (65.09%) Kanban
15 634 (65.09%) Castle Windsor
16 628 (64.48%) Spring.NET
17 623 (63.96%) ASP.NET
18 601 (61.70%) MVC
19 556 (57.08%) ASP.NET MVC
20 507 (52.05%) WCF
21 493 (50.62%) WPF
22 438 (44.97%) Web Application Development
23 413 (42.40%) Windows
24 399 (40.97%) MVVM
25 370 (37.99%) WinForms
26 340 (34.91%) Finance
27 283 (29.06%) Microsoft
28 231 (23.72%) .NET Framework
29 176 (18.07%) SQL

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 25 (2.57%) BizTalk Server
2 20 (2.05%) WebSphere
3 14 (1.44%) IIS
4 12 (1.23%) Umbraco
5 10 (1.03%) CMS
6 6 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (0.62%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.51%) Confluence
8 4 (0.41%) Apache
8 4 (0.41%) Node.js
9 3 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.21%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 82 (8.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.10%) Mingle
3 1 (0.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (0.62%) Tridion
2 4 (0.41%) Beauchamp
3 3 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.31%) Endur
3 3 (0.31%) assyst
4 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.10%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.23%) SaaS
3 10 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.62%) GitHub
5 4 (0.41%) CodePlex
6 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.18%) Broadband
2 26 (2.67%) Internet
3 2 (0.21%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 766 (78.64%) SQL Server
2 49 (5.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.03%) RavenDB
8 9 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (0.92%) Relational Database
9 8 (0.82%) Big Data
10 4 (0.41%) Redis
10 4 (0.41%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.41%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.41%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.21%) QlikView
11 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 833 (85.52%) NUnit
2 715 (73.41%) Moq
3 681 (69.92%) Rhino Mocks
4 145 (14.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 87 (8.93%) Visual Studio
6 70 (7.19%) Selenium
7 48 (4.93%) Subversion
8 42 (4.31%) Git (software)
9 34 (3.49%) SpecFlow
10 27 (2.77%) WebDriver
11 25 (2.57%) TeamCity
12 24 (2.46%) MSBuild
13 23 (2.36%) HP UFT
14 21 (2.16%) NCover
15 16 (1.64%) SoapUI
15 16 (1.64%) JMeter
15 16 (1.64%) JIRA
16 13 (1.33%) Mercurial
17 9 (0.92%) CppUnit
18 8 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 340 (34.91%) Finance
2 85 (8.73%) Banking
3 44 (4.52%) Investment Banking
3 44 (4.52%) Marketing
4 42 (4.31%) Telecoms
5 32 (3.29%) Retail
6 16 (1.64%) Advertising
7 12 (1.23%) Front Office
8 10 (1.03%) Automotive
9 6 (0.62%) Back Office
9 6 (0.62%) Games
10 4 (0.41%) Law
10 4 (0.41%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.21%) Legal
12 1 (0.10%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.10%) Electronics
12 1 (0.10%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 850 (87.27%) Developer
2 761 (78.13%) .NET Developer
3 116 (11.91%) C# Developer
4 90 (9.24%) Graduate
4 90 (9.24%) Graduate Developer
4 90 (9.24%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 87 (8.93%) C# .NET Developer
6 80 (8.21%) Junior
7 79 (8.11%) Junior Developer
8 77 (7.91%) Software Engineer
9 76 (7.80%) Junior .NET Developer
10 53 (5.44%) C# Software Engineer
11 50 (5.13%) .NET Software Engineer
12 45 (4.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 43 (4.41%) ASP.NET Developer
14 41 (4.21%) Senior Developer
15 27 (2.77%) Senior .NET Developer
16 24 (2.46%) Web Developer
16 24 (2.46%) Analyst
17 23 (2.36%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 894 (91.79%) .NET
2 666 (68.38%) Ninject
3 664 (68.17%) Unity DI Container
4 634 (65.09%) Castle Windsor
5 628 (64.48%) Spring.NET
6 623 (63.96%) ASP.NET
7 556 (57.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 507 (52.05%) WCF
9 493 (50.62%) WPF
10 370 (37.99%) WinForms
11 231 (23.72%) .NET Framework
12 120 (12.32%) HTML
13 103 (10.57%) jQuery
14 102 (10.47%) Razor View Engine
15 87 (8.93%) Entity Framework
16 84 (8.62%) Web Services
17 83 (8.52%) CSS
18 73 (7.49%) LINQ
19 58 (5.95%) Silverlight
20 51 (5.24%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 654 (67.15%) Inversion of Control
2 171 (17.56%) Enterprise Software
3 130 (13.35%) Social Network
4 115 (11.81%) Computer Science
5 52 (5.34%) Tandem
6 39 (4.00%) Client/Server
7 38 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (2.16%) N-Tier
9 8 (0.82%) Mathematics
10 6 (0.62%) Credit Risk
10 6 (0.62%) Handset
10 6 (0.62%) Mobile Payment
11 5 (0.51%) User Experience
11 5 (0.51%) Data Integration
12 4 (0.41%) Mobile Banking
12 4 (0.41%) Social Media
12 4 (0.41%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.31%) Management Information System
14 2 (0.21%) Replication
14 2 (0.21%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 413 (42.40%) Windows
2 10 (1.03%) UNIX
3 5 (0.51%) Linux
4 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.21%) Android
4 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.10%) CentOS
5 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.10%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 840 (86.24%) Agile Software Development
2 776 (79.67%) TDD
3 741 (76.08%) Continuous Integration
4 737 (75.67%) Scrum
5 656 (67.35%) Dependency Injection
6 634 (65.09%) Kanban
7 601 (61.70%) MVC
8 438 (44.97%) Web Application Development
9 399 (40.97%) MVVM
10 175 (17.97%) OO
11 125 (12.83%) Unit Testing
12 101 (10.37%) Software Engineering
13 64 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
14 63 (6.47%) SDLC
15 61 (6.26%) Automated Testing
16 54 (5.54%) OOD
17 46 (4.72%) UML
18 41 (4.21%) OOP
18 41 (4.21%) Multithreading
19 32 (3.29%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 927 (95.17%) C#
2 176 (18.07%) SQL
3 97 (9.96%) JavaScript
4 71 (7.29%) Java
5 67 (6.88%) VB.NET
6 63 (6.47%) VB
7 57 (5.85%) C++
8 55 (5.65%) T-SQL
9 35 (3.59%) PL/SQL
10 9 (0.92%) PowerShell
11 8 (0.82%) VBA
12 5 (0.51%) MATLAB
12 5 (0.51%) XAML
12 5 (0.51%) F#
12 5 (0.51%) XPath
13 4 (0.41%) Python
13 4 (0.41%) PHP
14 2 (0.21%) Ruby
14 2 (0.21%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.21%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 94 (9.65%) Degree
2 31 (3.18%) ISEB
3 10 (1.03%) ISTQB
4 9 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.51%) MCSD
6 3 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.31%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.21%) MCTS
7 2 (0.21%) MCSE
8 1 (0.10%) MCSA
8 1 (0.10%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.10%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.57%) QA
2 1 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 10 (1.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.10%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 283 (29.06%) Microsoft
2 134 (13.76%) Facebook
3 130 (13.35%) Twitter
4 27 (2.77%) Oracle
5 10 (1.03%) Informatica
6 6 (0.62%) Sitecore
7 5 (0.51%) Civica
7 5 (0.51%) Perforce
8 4 (0.41%) EPiServer
8 4 (0.41%) F5
9 3 (0.31%) Remedy
9 3 (0.31%) Adobe
10 2 (0.21%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.21%) Tableau
10 2 (0.21%) IBM
11 1 (0.10%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.10%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.10%) Sun
11 1 (0.10%) SAP
11 1 (0.10%) ESRI
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Send
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £70,000 - £85,000 per year
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £60k - 65k per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £40,000 to £47,000 per annum Strong Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Noir Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashby-de-la-zouch, Leicestershire
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Noir Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Noir Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago