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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 80 67 70
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 20 23 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.59% 2.18% 1.03%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.12% 15.75% 5.66%
Number of salaries quoted 20 23 7
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £52,500 £47,000
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
165 146 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 13.14% 13.84% 18.13%
Number of salaries quoted 118 119 135
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 £32,500 £35,000 £29,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Chelmsford +1 9 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Basildon -2 5 £42,500 -15.00%
Saffron Walden - 1 £52,500 -
MSTest
East of England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 21 (72.41%) C#
2 21 (72.41%) .NET
3 20 (68.97%) SQL Server
3 20 (68.97%) NUnit
4 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (58.62%) ASP.NET
6 16 (55.17%) WPF
7 15 (51.72%) TDD
8 14 (48.28%) Scrum
8 14 (48.28%) MVC
8 14 (48.28%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (44.83%) Dependency Injection
9 13 (44.83%) Rhino Mocks
9 13 (44.83%) Unity DI Container
10 12 (41.38%) Web Application Development
10 12 (41.38%) Castle Windsor
10 12 (41.38%) Ninject
10 12 (41.38%) Moq
10 12 (41.38%) Spring.NET
10 12 (41.38%) Inversion of Control
10 12 (41.38%) MVVM
10 12 (41.38%) WinForms
10 12 (41.38%) WCF
10 12 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (41.38%) Kanban
11 9 (31.03%) Finance
11 9 (31.03%) Mentoring
12 8 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (27.59%) Enterprise Software

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (6.90%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.90%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) SMS
1 2 (6.90%) SMPP
1 2 (6.90%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (68.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) RavenDB
3 2 (6.90%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 20 (68.97%) NUnit
2 13 (44.83%) Rhino Mocks
3 12 (41.38%) Moq
4 8 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (10.34%) MSBuild
6 2 (6.90%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (6.90%) Rational Functional Tester
6 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
6 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
6 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (68.97%) Developer
2 17 (58.62%) .NET Developer
3 6 (20.69%) C# Developer
3 6 (20.69%) C# Software Developer
3 6 (20.69%) Test Manager
3 6 (20.69%) Software Developer
4 3 (10.34%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (10.34%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Programmer
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Agile .NET Developer
5 2 (6.90%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (72.41%) .NET
2 17 (58.62%) ASP.NET
3 16 (55.17%) WPF
4 14 (48.28%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (44.83%) Unity DI Container
6 12 (41.38%) Spring.NET
6 12 (41.38%) Castle Windsor
6 12 (41.38%) Ninject
6 12 (41.38%) WinForms
6 12 (41.38%) WCF
7 7 (24.14%) .NET Framework
8 6 (20.69%) LINQ
9 5 (17.24%) Razor View Engine
10 3 (10.34%) Silverlight
10 3 (10.34%) Web Services
10 3 (10.34%) XML
11 2 (6.90%) CSS
11 2 (6.90%) Java ME
11 2 (6.90%) HTML
11 2 (6.90%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (41.38%) Inversion of Control
2 8 (27.59%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (24.14%) Social Network
4 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
4 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Linux
3 2 (6.90%) VMS
3 2 (6.90%) Android
3 2 (6.90%) CentOS
3 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (51.72%) TDD
3 14 (48.28%) MVC
3 14 (48.28%) Scrum
4 13 (44.83%) Dependency Injection
5 12 (41.38%) MVVM
5 12 (41.38%) Kanban
5 12 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (41.38%) Web Application Development
6 9 (31.03%) Mentoring
7 6 (20.69%) Functional Testing
7 6 (20.69%) Test Strategy
7 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
7 6 (20.69%) Software Testing
7 6 (20.69%) Performance Testing
8 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
9 4 (13.79%) Automated Testing
10 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
10 3 (10.34%) OOP
10 3 (10.34%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 21 (72.41%) C#
2 6 (20.69%) SQL
3 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
4 4 (13.79%) C
4 4 (13.79%) XAML
4 4 (13.79%) C++
5 2 (6.90%) Java
6 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) ISEB
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.90%) MCTS
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.90%) MCSD
2 2 (6.90%) MCSE
3 1 (3.45%) VCP4
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
1 7 (24.14%) Facebook
1 7 (24.14%) Twitter
2 2 (6.90%) IBM
Essex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chelmsford
Noir Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago