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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 500 540 504
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -36
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 423 402 393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.37% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.41% 2.25% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 406 396 386
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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
17526 17850 15295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.19% 16.39% 15.07%
Number of salaries quoted 14885 15080 13115
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 £31,500 £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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +15 118 £55,000 - 8
South East +36 81 £45,000 - 8
North West -9 54 £35,000 - 6
Yorkshire +12 42 £32,500 -18.75% 4
East Midlands +26 40 £37,500 +15.38% 3
West Midlands -6 24 £47,500 -5.00% 1
North East +2 22 £40,000 +60.00%
East of England -47 22 £37,500 -16.66% 2
South West -6 19 £37,500 -28.57% 4
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 921 (95.74%) C#
2 877 (91.16%) .NET
3 830 (86.28%) Agile Software Development
4 822 (85.45%) NUnit
5 777 (80.77%) TDD
6 749 (77.86%) SQL Server
7 722 (75.05%) Scrum
8 716 (74.43%) Continuous Integration
9 695 (72.25%) Moq
10 667 (69.33%) Rhino Mocks
11 662 (68.81%) Ninject
12 653 (67.88%) Unity DI Container
13 649 (67.46%) Inversion of Control
14 640 (66.53%) Dependency Injection
15 634 (65.90%) Kanban
16 633 (65.80%) Castle Windsor
17 623 (64.76%) ASP.NET
18 622 (64.66%) Spring.NET
19 618 (64.24%) MVC
20 570 (59.25%) ASP.NET MVC
21 488 (50.73%) WCF
22 458 (47.61%) WPF
23 442 (45.95%) Web Application Development
24 406 (42.20%) Windows
25 370 (38.46%) MVVM
26 355 (36.90%) WinForms
27 329 (34.20%) Finance
28 252 (26.20%) Microsoft
29 237 (24.64%) .NET Framework
30 184 (19.13%) Enterprise Software

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 20 (2.08%) IIS
2 17 (1.77%) WebSphere
3 16 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (1.35%) Umbraco
5 9 (0.94%) CMS
6 8 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (0.62%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.52%) Confluence
9 4 (0.42%) Apache
9 4 (0.42%) Node.js
10 3 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.10%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 50 (5.20%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.73%) Mingle
3 1 (0.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (0.83%) Tridion
2 5 (0.52%) assyst
3 4 (0.42%) Beauchamp
4 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.10%) Endur
5 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.04%) GitHub
4 8 (0.83%) CodePlex
5 6 (0.62%) SaaS
6 5 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.12%) Internet
2 28 (2.91%) Broadband
3 2 (0.21%) HTTP
4 1 (0.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 749 (77.86%) SQL Server
2 50 (5.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (1.46%) RavenDB
6 12 (1.25%) Big Data
6 12 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (0.94%) Relational Database
9 8 (0.83%) Redis
9 8 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (0.73%) Neo4j
11 5 (0.52%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.42%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.42%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 2 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 822 (85.45%) NUnit
2 695 (72.25%) Moq
3 667 (69.33%) Rhino Mocks
4 124 (12.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 82 (8.52%) Visual Studio
6 68 (7.07%) Selenium
7 42 (4.37%) Subversion
8 37 (3.85%) Git (software)
9 36 (3.74%) TeamCity
10 30 (3.12%) SpecFlow
11 20 (2.08%) JIRA
12 19 (1.98%) WebDriver
13 18 (1.87%) NCover
14 15 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
15 14 (1.46%) HP UFT
16 13 (1.35%) MSBuild
17 9 (0.94%) SoapUI
17 9 (0.94%) JMeter
17 9 (0.94%) CppUnit
18 8 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 329 (34.20%) Finance
2 84 (8.73%) Banking
3 47 (4.89%) Marketing
4 46 (4.78%) Investment Banking
5 39 (4.05%) Telecoms
6 23 (2.39%) Retail
7 20 (2.08%) Advertising
8 10 (1.04%) Front Office
8 10 (1.04%) Automotive
9 4 (0.42%) Back Office
9 4 (0.42%) Games
10 2 (0.21%) Law
10 2 (0.21%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.10%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.10%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.10%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 850 (88.36%) Developer
2 766 (79.63%) .NET Developer
3 118 (12.27%) C# Developer
4 92 (9.56%) Graduate
4 92 (9.56%) Graduate Developer
4 92 (9.56%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 84 (8.73%) C# .NET Developer
6 80 (8.32%) Junior
7 79 (8.21%) Junior Developer
8 78 (8.11%) Junior .NET Developer
9 64 (6.65%) Software Engineer
10 46 (4.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 42 (4.37%) ASP.NET Developer
12 39 (4.05%) Senior Developer
12 39 (4.05%) C# Software Engineer
13 35 (3.64%) .NET Software Engineer
14 30 (3.12%) Senior .NET Developer
15 24 (2.49%) Tester
16 22 (2.29%) Software Developer
16 22 (2.29%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 877 (91.16%) .NET
2 662 (68.81%) Ninject
3 653 (67.88%) Unity DI Container
4 633 (65.80%) Castle Windsor
5 623 (64.76%) ASP.NET
6 622 (64.66%) Spring.NET
7 570 (59.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 488 (50.73%) WCF
9 458 (47.61%) WPF
10 355 (36.90%) WinForms
11 237 (24.64%) .NET Framework
12 128 (13.31%) HTML
13 102 (10.60%) jQuery
14 96 (9.98%) CSS
15 92 (9.56%) Entity Framework
16 88 (9.15%) Razor View Engine
17 77 (8.00%) Web Services
18 63 (6.55%) LINQ
19 54 (5.61%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 51 (5.30%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 649 (67.46%) Inversion of Control
2 184 (19.13%) Enterprise Software
3 146 (15.18%) Social Network
4 114 (11.85%) Computer Science
5 44 (4.57%) Tandem
6 34 (3.53%) Client/Server
6 34 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (1.56%) N-Tier
8 8 (0.83%) Social Media
9 7 (0.73%) Mathematics
10 6 (0.62%) Credit Risk
10 6 (0.62%) Handset
11 5 (0.52%) Mobile Payment
12 3 (0.31%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.21%) Replication
13 2 (0.21%) Physics
13 2 (0.21%) User Experience
13 2 (0.21%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.21%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.21%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 406 (42.20%) Windows
2 13 (1.35%) UNIX
3 11 (1.14%) Linux
4 7 (0.73%) CentOS
5 2 (0.21%) Android
5 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.10%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 830 (86.28%) Agile Software Development
2 777 (80.77%) TDD
3 722 (75.05%) Scrum
4 716 (74.43%) Continuous Integration
5 640 (66.53%) Dependency Injection
6 634 (65.90%) Kanban
7 618 (64.24%) MVC
8 442 (45.95%) Web Application Development
9 370 (38.46%) MVVM
10 154 (16.01%) OO
11 123 (12.79%) Unit Testing
12 89 (9.25%) Software Engineering
13 65 (6.76%) SDLC
14 60 (6.24%) Business Intelligence
15 54 (5.61%) Automated Testing
16 46 (4.78%) OOD
17 44 (4.57%) OOP
18 37 (3.85%) Multithreading
19 36 (3.74%) UML
20 30 (3.12%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 921 (95.74%) C#
2 172 (17.88%) SQL
3 97 (10.08%) JavaScript
4 68 (7.07%) Java
5 60 (6.24%) VB.NET
6 57 (5.93%) VB
7 56 (5.82%) C++
8 45 (4.68%) T-SQL
9 22 (2.29%) PL/SQL
10 15 (1.56%) PowerShell
11 6 (0.62%) XAML
12 5 (0.52%) XPath
13 4 (0.42%) Python
13 4 (0.42%) PHP
14 2 (0.21%) Ruby
14 2 (0.21%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.10%) VB6
15 1 (0.10%) VBA
15 1 (0.10%) Delphi
15 1 (0.10%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 84 (8.73%) Degree
2 36 (3.74%) ISEB
3 15 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (1.14%) MCSD
5 9 (0.94%) ISTQB
6 8 (0.83%) MCTS
6 8 (0.83%) MCSE
7 5 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.31%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.21%) MCP
11 1 (0.10%) MCITP
11 1 (0.10%) MCSA
11 1 (0.10%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.16%) QA
2 1 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1 (0.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.73%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 252 (26.20%) Microsoft
2 154 (16.01%) Facebook
3 146 (15.18%) Twitter
4 29 (3.01%) Oracle
5 12 (1.25%) Informatica
6 8 (0.83%) Sitecore
7 5 (0.52%) Perforce
7 5 (0.52%) Civica
7 5 (0.52%) Remedy
8 4 (0.42%) EPiServer
8 4 (0.42%) IBM
8 4 (0.42%) F5
9 3 (0.31%) Adobe
10 1 (0.10%) Sun
10 1 (0.10%) SAP
10 1 (0.10%) ESRI
10 1 (0.10%) Infragistics
10 1 (0.10%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.10%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.10%) DevExpress
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tavistock, Devon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ashford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dartford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £42k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Eames Consulting
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago