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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 69 58 80
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +22
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 17 32 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.48% 2.81% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.95% 17.98% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 17 32 3
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +33.33%
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
190 178 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 16.56% 15.66% 18.03%
Number of salaries quoted 138 160 152
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,201
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 1 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 1 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 -3 5 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Saffron Walden - 2 £45,000 - 1
MSTest
East of England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 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 29 (96.67%) C#
1 29 (96.67%) .NET
2 28 (93.33%) SQL Server
2 28 (93.33%) NUnit
3 23 (76.67%) WCF
3 23 (76.67%) WPF
4 21 (70.00%) ASP.NET
5 18 (60.00%) LINQ
6 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (53.33%) .NET Framework
7 16 (53.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (43.33%) TDD
9 12 (40.00%) MVC
9 12 (40.00%) Windows
9 12 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (40.00%) Mentoring
10 11 (36.67%) MSBuild
10 11 (36.67%) XAML
10 11 (36.67%) PowerShell
11 10 (33.33%) Scrum
11 10 (33.33%) Moq
12 9 (30.00%) Castle Windsor
12 9 (30.00%) Ninject
12 9 (30.00%) Web Application Development
12 9 (30.00%) Unity DI Container
12 9 (30.00%) WinForms
12 9 (30.00%) SQL
12 9 (30.00%) Spring.NET
12 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (30.00%) Dependency Injection

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) SMS
2 1 (3.33%) NFC
2 1 (3.33%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (93.33%) SQL Server
2 16 (53.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (93.33%) NUnit
2 12 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (36.67%) MSBuild
4 10 (33.33%) Moq
5 9 (30.00%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (3.33%) JIRA
6 1 (3.33%) Selenium
6 1 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (3.33%) Mercurial
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (96.67%) Developer
2 18 (60.00%) C# Developer
3 16 (53.33%) Software Developer
4 15 (50.00%) C# Software Developer
4 15 (50.00%) .NET Developer
5 6 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (10.00%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (3.33%) .NET Software Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) QA Tester
8 1 (3.33%) C# Software Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Tester
8 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (96.67%) .NET
2 23 (76.67%) WCF
2 23 (76.67%) WPF
3 21 (70.00%) ASP.NET
4 18 (60.00%) LINQ
5 16 (53.33%) .NET Framework
6 9 (30.00%) Castle Windsor
6 9 (30.00%) Ninject
6 9 (30.00%) Unity DI Container
6 9 (30.00%) WinForms
6 9 (30.00%) Spring.NET
6 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (16.67%) XML
8 4 (13.33%) Razor View Engine
8 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (3.33%) Java ME
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (16.67%) Social Network
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Android
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) TDD
3 12 (40.00%) MVC
3 12 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 10 (33.33%) Scrum
5 9 (30.00%) Web Application Development
5 9 (30.00%) Dependency Injection
5 9 (30.00%) MVVM
5 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (30.00%) Kanban
6 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.67%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Automated Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Multithreading
8 1 (3.33%) Manual Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Performance Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
8 1 (3.33%) Test Strategy
8 1 (3.33%) Test Automation
8 1 (3.33%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (96.67%) C#
2 11 (36.67%) XAML
2 11 (36.67%) PowerShell
3 9 (30.00%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) C
4 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.33%) C++
4 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) MCTS
1 4 (13.33%) MCP
1 4 (13.33%) MCAD
1 4 (13.33%) MCSD
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Facebook
1 5 (16.67%) Twitter
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
Basildon
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Imperative People
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + full bens
Posted: 6 days ago