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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 92 76 72
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -4
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 12 32 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.91% 2.25% 1.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.74% 17.20% 8.81%
Number of salaries quoted 12 30 12
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
209 186 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 15.85% 13.07% 16.43%
Number of salaries quoted 171 136 135
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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
Purfleet - 4 £35,000 -
Chelmsford +2 3 £32,500 -18.75%
Basildon -2 1 £42,500 -15.00%
MSTest
East of England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 21 (77.78%) Windows
1 21 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (74.07%) C#
2 20 (74.07%) .NET
3 19 (70.37%) SQL Server
3 19 (70.37%) TDD
3 19 (70.37%) NUnit
4 18 (66.67%) MVC
4 18 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 18 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 16 (59.26%) Scrum
6 15 (55.56%) Dependency Injection
6 15 (55.56%) Rhino Mocks
6 15 (55.56%) Unity DI Container
7 14 (51.85%) Web Application Development
7 14 (51.85%) Moq
7 14 (51.85%) Castle Windsor
7 14 (51.85%) Ninject
7 14 (51.85%) Inversion of Control
7 14 (51.85%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (51.85%) Kanban
7 14 (51.85%) Spring.NET
8 11 (40.74%) WCF
8 11 (40.74%) WPF
9 10 (37.04%) WinForms
9 10 (37.04%) MVVM
10 9 (33.33%) Finance
10 9 (33.33%) Linux
11 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
11 7 (25.93%) ISEB

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (14.81%) Mingle
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (70.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) RavenDB
2 4 (14.81%) Neo4j
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (70.37%) NUnit
2 15 (55.56%) Rhino Mocks
3 14 (51.85%) Moq
4 4 (14.81%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
4 4 (14.81%) TeamCity
4 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
4 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (7.41%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (70.37%) Developer
1 19 (70.37%) .NET Developer
2 5 (18.52%) Test Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Programmer
3 4 (14.81%) .NET Programmer
3 4 (14.81%) Agile .NET Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
5 1 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (3.70%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (74.07%) .NET
2 18 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 18 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 15 (55.56%) Unity DI Container
4 14 (51.85%) Spring.NET
4 14 (51.85%) Castle Windsor
4 14 (51.85%) Ninject
5 11 (40.74%) WCF
5 11 (40.74%) WPF
6 10 (37.04%) WinForms
7 5 (18.52%) Razor View Engine
7 5 (18.52%) Silverlight
7 5 (18.52%) Web Services
8 4 (14.81%) CSS
8 4 (14.81%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (14.81%) RESTful
8 4 (14.81%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (14.81%) HTML
9 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
10 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (51.85%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (18.52%) Social Network
4 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (77.78%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Linux
3 4 (14.81%) CentOS
4 2 (7.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (70.37%) TDD
3 18 (66.67%) MVC
4 16 (59.26%) Scrum
5 15 (55.56%) Dependency Injection
6 14 (51.85%) Kanban
6 14 (51.85%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (51.85%) Web Application Development
7 10 (37.04%) MVVM
8 5 (18.52%) OOP
8 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
8 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Performance Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
8 5 (18.52%) Functional Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Test Strategy
8 5 (18.52%) Mentoring
9 4 (14.81%) CQRS
9 4 (14.81%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (74.07%) C#
2 6 (22.22%) SQL
3 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
4 3 (11.11%) C
4 3 (11.11%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.70%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) ISEB
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.81%) MCTS
2 4 (14.81%) MCSD
2 4 (14.81%) MCSE
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) Facebook
2 5 (18.52%) Twitter
3 2 (7.41%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) EPiServer