The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 74 62 75
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +13
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 18 28 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.44% 2.41% 0.81%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.28% 17.50% 4.79%
Number of salaries quoted 18 28 7
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
MSTest
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Development Applications Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
194 160 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 15.51% 13.78% 16.88%
Number of salaries quoted 133 145 136
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,700 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MSTest across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

MSTest
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MSTest across the Essex region.

MSTest Salary Trend in Essex

MSTest
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSTest across the Essex region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

MSTest Salary Histogram in Essex

MSTest
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Essex region over the 3 months to 22 October 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
Basildon -1 5 £42,500 -15.00%
Saffron Walden - 3 £52,500 -
MSTest
East of England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 28 (96.55%) C#
1 28 (96.55%) .NET
2 27 (93.10%) SQL Server
2 27 (93.10%) NUnit
3 22 (75.86%) WCF
3 22 (75.86%) WPF
4 20 (68.97%) LINQ
5 19 (65.52%) ASP.NET
6 17 (58.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (58.62%) .NET Framework
7 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (44.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (44.83%) Mentoring
9 12 (41.38%) MSBuild
9 12 (41.38%) XAML
9 12 (41.38%) PowerShell
10 11 (37.93%) TDD
10 11 (37.93%) Windows
11 10 (34.48%) MVC
12 9 (31.03%) SQL
13 8 (27.59%) Finance
13 8 (27.59%) Scrum
13 8 (27.59%) Moq
14 7 (24.14%) Castle Windsor
14 7 (24.14%) Ninject
14 7 (24.14%) Kanban
14 7 (24.14%) Web Application Development
14 7 (24.14%) Unity DI Container
14 7 (24.14%) WinForms
14 7 (24.14%) Spring.NET

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) SMS
2 2 (6.90%) SMPP
2 2 (6.90%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (93.10%) SQL Server
2 17 (58.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (93.10%) NUnit
2 13 (44.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (41.38%) MSBuild
4 8 (27.59%) Moq
5 7 (24.14%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (3.45%) Mercurial
6 1 (3.45%) JIRA
6 1 (3.45%) Selenium
6 1 (3.45%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (96.55%) Developer
2 19 (65.52%) C# Developer
3 17 (58.62%) Software Developer
4 16 (55.17%) C# Software Developer
5 14 (48.28%) .NET Developer
6 7 (24.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (13.79%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
8 3 (10.34%) Senior Software Developer
9 2 (6.90%) Senior C# Developer
9 2 (6.90%) Senior .NET Developer
10 1 (3.45%) .NET Software Engineer
10 1 (3.45%) QA Tester
10 1 (3.45%) C# Software Engineer
10 1 (3.45%) Tester
10 1 (3.45%) Software Engineer
10 1 (3.45%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (96.55%) .NET
2 22 (75.86%) WCF
2 22 (75.86%) WPF
3 20 (68.97%) LINQ
4 19 (65.52%) ASP.NET
5 17 (58.62%) .NET Framework
6 7 (24.14%) Castle Windsor
6 7 (24.14%) Ninject
6 7 (24.14%) Unity DI Container
6 7 (24.14%) WinForms
6 7 (24.14%) Spring.NET
6 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (17.24%) XML
8 2 (6.90%) Java ME
8 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (6.90%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (17.24%) Social Network
2 5 (17.24%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Android
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Phone
2 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) Mentoring
3 11 (37.93%) TDD
4 10 (34.48%) MVC
5 8 (27.59%) Scrum
6 7 (24.14%) Kanban
6 7 (24.14%) Web Application Development
6 7 (24.14%) Dependency Injection
6 7 (24.14%) MVVM
6 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Multithreading
9 1 (3.45%) Test Automation
9 1 (3.45%) Test Strategy
9 1 (3.45%) Functional Testing
9 1 (3.45%) Manual Testing
9 1 (3.45%) Performance Testing
9 1 (3.45%) Test Scripting
9 1 (3.45%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (96.55%) C#
2 12 (41.38%) XAML
2 12 (41.38%) PowerShell
3 9 (31.03%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) Java
5 1 (3.45%) C
5 1 (3.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) MCP
1 2 (6.90%) MCAD
1 2 (6.90%) MCSD
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.90%) MCTS
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Facebook
1 5 (17.24%) Twitter
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft