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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 501 489 550
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +61
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 422 412 326
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.41% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.40% 2.69% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 414 404 318
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 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -1.31%
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
17563 15327 16361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.27% 15.25% 14.81%
Number of salaries quoted 14617 13167 14234
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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +3 103 £55,000 +22.22% 13
South East -26 89 £45,000 +12.50% 13
East of England -27 70 £45,000 +5.88% 7
North West +27 69 £35,000 - 4
Yorkshire -22 30 £40,000 +33.33% 6
West Midlands -11 21 £50,000 +42.85% 3
South West -46 17 £52,500 +75.00% 2
North East +6 13 £25,000 - 2
East Midlands -37 11 £37,500 +7.14% 1
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 790 (94.84%) .NET
2 765 (91.84%) C#
3 697 (83.67%) NUnit
4 656 (78.75%) SQL Server
5 629 (75.51%) TDD
6 570 (68.43%) ASP.NET
7 561 (67.35%) MVC
8 556 (66.75%) Scrum
9 543 (65.19%) Moq
10 525 (63.03%) Rhino Mocks
11 523 (62.79%) Continuous Integration
12 508 (60.98%) ASP.NET MVC
13 507 (60.86%) Castle Windsor
14 502 (60.26%) Unity DI Container
15 495 (59.42%) Inversion of Control
16 485 (58.22%) Dependency Injection
17 482 (57.86%) Kanban
18 481 (57.74%) WCF
19 473 (56.78%) Ninject
20 465 (55.82%) Spring.NET
21 464 (55.70%) WPF
22 434 (52.10%) Windows
23 379 (45.50%) WinForms
24 376 (45.14%) MVVM
25 327 (39.26%) Web Application Development
26 288 (34.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
27 285 (34.21%) Microsoft
28 276 (33.13%) Razor View Engine
29 248 (29.77%) .NET Framework
30 216 (25.93%) SQL

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 29 (3.48%) Umbraco
2 26 (3.12%) CMS
2 26 (3.12%) Oracle Workflow
3 23 (2.76%) BizTalk Server
4 20 (2.40%) NServiceBus
5 19 (2.28%) Apache Solr
5 19 (2.28%) Sitefinity
5 19 (2.28%) Orchard CMS
6 18 (2.16%) IIS
7 16 (1.92%) SharePoint
8 13 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (1.08%) Node.js
10 7 (0.84%) Kentico
11 4 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.36%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.12%) Confluence
13 1 (0.12%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 77 (9.24%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.96%) Mingle
3 1 (0.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.36%) Pivotal CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.60%) Force.com
4 4 (0.48%) SaaS
5 2 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (10.20%) Internet
2 21 (2.52%) SMS
3 15 (1.80%) NFC
4 13 (1.56%) SMPP
5 9 (1.08%) Broadband
6 1 (0.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 656 (78.75%) SQL Server
2 94 (11.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 51 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 50 (6.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 38 (4.56%) Relational Database
6 31 (3.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 31 (3.72%) RavenDB
7 27 (3.24%) SQL Server 2005
7 27 (3.24%) Neo4j
8 23 (2.76%) MongoDB
8 23 (2.76%) NoSQL
9 21 (2.52%) Crystal Reports
10 16 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
10 16 (1.92%) MySQL
11 7 (0.84%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.24%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 697 (83.67%) NUnit
2 543 (65.19%) Moq
3 525 (63.03%) Rhino Mocks
4 126 (15.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 99 (11.88%) Visual Studio
6 58 (6.96%) SpecFlow
7 41 (4.92%) Selenium
8 37 (4.44%) MSBuild
9 30 (3.60%) Cucumber
10 21 (2.52%) TeamCity
10 21 (2.52%) WiX
11 20 (2.40%) Subversion
12 19 (2.28%) Git (software)
13 17 (2.04%) ReSharper
14 16 (1.92%) WebDriver
14 16 (1.92%) MbUnit
14 16 (1.92%) CppUnit
14 16 (1.92%) xUnit.net
15 15 (1.80%) JUnit
16 14 (1.68%) NSubstitute
General
1 197 (23.65%) Finance
2 83 (9.96%) Banking
3 51 (6.12%) Retail
4 42 (5.04%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.04%) Marketing
6 14 (1.68%) Billing
7 13 (1.56%) Advertising
8 9 (1.08%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.36%) Automotive
10 2 (0.24%) Front Office
10 2 (0.24%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 741 (88.96%) Developer
2 595 (71.43%) .NET Developer
3 147 (17.65%) C# Developer
4 122 (14.65%) Senior Developer
5 113 (13.57%) C# .NET Developer
6 96 (11.52%) Graduate
7 95 (11.40%) Graduate Developer
7 95 (11.40%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 76 (9.12%) Senior .NET Developer
9 71 (8.52%) Junior
9 71 (8.52%) Junior Developer
10 70 (8.40%) Junior .NET Developer
11 46 (5.52%) Software Developer
12 43 (5.16%) Senior C# Developer
13 30 (3.60%) ASP.NET Developer
14 27 (3.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 25 (3.00%) Analyst
16 24 (2.88%) Test Analyst
17 22 (2.64%) C# Software Developer
18 19 (2.28%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 790 (94.84%) .NET
2 570 (68.43%) ASP.NET
3 508 (60.98%) ASP.NET MVC
4 507 (60.86%) Castle Windsor
5 502 (60.26%) Unity DI Container
6 481 (57.74%) WCF
7 473 (56.78%) Ninject
8 465 (55.82%) Spring.NET
9 464 (55.70%) WPF
10 379 (45.50%) WinForms
11 288 (34.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 276 (33.13%) Razor View Engine
13 248 (29.77%) .NET Framework
14 162 (19.45%) CSS
15 159 (19.09%) HTML
16 135 (16.21%) Web Services
17 108 (12.97%) jQuery
18 94 (11.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 82 (9.84%) LINQ
20 76 (9.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 495 (59.42%) Inversion of Control
2 106 (12.73%) Computer Science
3 77 (9.24%) Enterprise Software
4 64 (7.68%) Tandem
5 61 (7.32%) Social Network
6 28 (3.36%) Client/Server
7 17 (2.04%) Management Information System
8 16 (1.92%) Mobile App
9 15 (1.80%) Blackberry
10 13 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (1.08%) Mathematics
12 8 (0.96%) Physics
12 8 (0.96%) Open Source
12 8 (0.96%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.24%) Streaming Music
13 2 (0.24%) New Media
14 1 (0.12%) Mobile Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Taxonomies
14 1 (0.12%) Social Media
14 1 (0.12%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 434 (52.10%) Windows
2 41 (4.92%) Android
2 41 (4.92%) Apple iOS
3 15 (1.80%) Windows Phone
4 11 (1.32%) Windows 7
4 11 (1.32%) Windows 8
5 7 (0.84%) CentOS
5 7 (0.84%) Linux
6 3 (0.36%) UNIX
7 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 629 (75.51%) TDD
2 561 (67.35%) MVC
3 556 (66.75%) Scrum
4 523 (62.79%) Continuous Integration
5 485 (58.22%) Dependency Injection
6 482 (57.86%) Kanban
7 376 (45.14%) MVVM
8 327 (39.26%) Web Application Development
9 167 (20.05%) Agile Software Development
10 147 (17.65%) OO
11 82 (9.84%) Unit Testing
12 73 (8.76%) Software Engineering
13 58 (6.96%) OOD
14 56 (6.72%) OOP
15 49 (5.88%) OOA/OOD
16 47 (5.64%) BDD
17 46 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
18 45 (5.40%) Mentoring
19 41 (4.92%) Multithreading
20 35 (4.20%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 765 (91.84%) C#
2 216 (25.93%) SQL
3 166 (19.93%) JavaScript
4 100 (12.00%) VB.NET
5 87 (10.44%) VB
6 79 (9.48%) T-SQL
7 46 (5.52%) Java
7 46 (5.52%) PowerShell
8 24 (2.88%) XAML
9 19 (2.28%) C++
10 11 (1.32%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.24%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.24%) Delphi
11 2 (0.24%) C
12 1 (0.12%) VBScript
12 1 (0.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 142 (17.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 140 (16.81%) MCSD
3 138 (16.57%) MCTS
4 133 (15.97%) MCP
5 131 (15.73%) MCAD
6 70 (8.40%) Degree
7 25 (3.00%) ISEB
8 14 (1.68%) ISTQB
9 10 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (1.08%) MBA
11 7 (0.84%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.96%) QA
2 11 (1.32%) ISO 8583
3 4 (0.48%) Basel III
System Software
1 13 (1.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (1.32%) SCVMM
2 10 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.84%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 285 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 69 (8.28%) Oracle
3 64 (7.68%) Facebook
4 61 (7.32%) Twitter
5 27 (3.24%) Sitecore
6 21 (2.52%) EPiServer
7 12 (1.44%) Telerik
8 8 (0.96%) DevExpress
9 5 (0.60%) TOWER Software
9 5 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.36%) Informatica
11 2 (0.24%) Apple
11 2 (0.24%) MathWorks
11 2 (0.24%) Red Gate
12 1 (0.12%) Tableau
12 1 (0.12%) CODA
12 1 (0.12%) HP
12 1 (0.12%) Citrix
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 38,000 - 45,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £23000 to £24000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k per year
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
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
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Canterbury, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 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: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday