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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - 63 58
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 0 20 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex - 1.81% 3.33%
As % of the Development Applications category - 10.99% 19.78%
Number of salaries quoted 0 20 36
Average salary - £52,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.52%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
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
225 182 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 17.84% 16.50% 16.85%
Number of salaries quoted 178 138 164
Average salary £36,000 £42,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.29% +7.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) MVC
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
1 6 (100.00%) NUnit
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (66.67%) Dependency Injection
2 4 (66.67%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (66.67%) Rhino Mocks
2 4 (66.67%) Moq
2 4 (66.67%) Castle Windsor
2 4 (66.67%) Ninject
2 4 (66.67%) Kanban
2 4 (66.67%) Web Application Development
2 4 (66.67%) Unity DI Container
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) WCF
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) Spring.NET
3 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) RESTful
3 2 (33.33%) Silverlight
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) MCTS
3 2 (33.33%) Business Desktop Deployment

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Mingle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) RavenDB
2 2 (33.33%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) NUnit
2 4 (66.67%) Rhino Mocks
2 4 (66.67%) Moq
3 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Agile .NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (66.67%) Castle Windsor
2 4 (66.67%) Ninject
2 4 (66.67%) Unity DI Container
2 4 (66.67%) WCF
2 4 (66.67%) Spring.NET
3 2 (33.33%) RESTful
3 2 (33.33%) Silverlight
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) MVC
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
2 4 (66.67%) Dependency Injection
2 4 (66.67%) Kanban
2 4 (66.67%) Web Application Development
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) OOP
3 2 (33.33%) CQRS
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCTS
1 2 (33.33%) MCSD
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) EPiServer