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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 65 59 85
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +26
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 18 32 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.68% 2.91% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.11% 18.18% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 18 32 3
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -1.31%
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
178 176 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 16.62% 15.99% 17.76%
Number of salaries quoted 134 155 153
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,758
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.28%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -6 6 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Saffron Walden - 1 £37,500 - 1
MSTest
East of England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 36 (97.30%) C#
2 35 (94.59%) .NET
2 35 (94.59%) SQL Server
3 34 (91.89%) NUnit
4 29 (78.38%) WCF
5 26 (70.27%) ASP.NET
6 25 (67.57%) WPF
7 20 (54.05%) .NET Framework
7 20 (54.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (48.65%) LINQ
10 15 (40.54%) TDD
11 13 (35.14%) SQL
11 13 (35.14%) Windows
11 13 (35.14%) MVC
11 13 (35.14%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (32.43%) Scrum
12 12 (32.43%) Moq
12 12 (32.43%) MSBuild
12 12 (32.43%) Mentoring
13 11 (29.73%) XAML
13 11 (29.73%) WinForms
13 11 (29.73%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (29.73%) Kanban
13 11 (29.73%) PowerShell
13 11 (29.73%) Spring.NET
13 11 (29.73%) Dependency Injection
13 11 (29.73%) Inversion of Control
13 11 (29.73%) MVVM
13 11 (29.73%) Rhino Mocks

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 5 (13.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) SMS
2 1 (2.70%) SMPP
2 1 (2.70%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (94.59%) SQL Server
2 20 (54.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (91.89%) NUnit
2 13 (35.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (32.43%) Moq
3 12 (32.43%) MSBuild
4 11 (29.73%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (5.41%) Selenium
6 1 (2.70%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.70%) JIRA
6 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.70%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (94.59%) Developer
2 22 (59.46%) C# Developer
3 19 (51.35%) Software Developer
4 18 (48.65%) C# Software Developer
5 16 (43.24%) .NET Developer
6 5 (13.51%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Senior Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Senior Software Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (5.41%) .NET Software Developer
9 1 (2.70%) .NET Software Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Functional Test Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) QA Tester
9 1 (2.70%) Tester
9 1 (2.70%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Test Manager
9 1 (2.70%) Test Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) C# Software Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (94.59%) .NET
2 29 (78.38%) WCF
3 26 (70.27%) ASP.NET
4 25 (67.57%) WPF
5 20 (54.05%) .NET Framework
6 18 (48.65%) LINQ
7 11 (29.73%) Spring.NET
7 11 (29.73%) WinForms
7 11 (29.73%) Unity DI Container
7 11 (29.73%) Castle Windsor
7 11 (29.73%) Ninject
8 10 (27.03%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (24.32%) XML
10 6 (16.22%) Razor View Engine
10 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 1 (2.70%) XSLT
11 1 (2.70%) Java ME
11 1 (2.70%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (13.51%) Mobile App
2 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (13.51%) Social Network
3 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.70%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Android
2 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (40.54%) TDD
3 13 (35.14%) MVC
4 12 (32.43%) Scrum
4 12 (32.43%) Mentoring
5 11 (29.73%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (29.73%) Kanban
5 11 (29.73%) Dependency Injection
5 11 (29.73%) MVVM
6 10 (27.03%) Web Application Development
7 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.41%) Software Testing
8 2 (5.41%) Functional Testing
9 1 (2.70%) Test Strategy
9 1 (2.70%) Test Automation
9 1 (2.70%) Multithreading
9 1 (2.70%) Manual Testing
9 1 (2.70%) Performance Testing
9 1 (2.70%) Test Scripting
9 1 (2.70%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (97.30%) C#
2 13 (35.14%) SQL
3 11 (29.73%) XAML
3 11 (29.73%) PowerShell
4 5 (13.51%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.41%) C++
5 2 (5.41%) Java
5 2 (5.41%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) MCP
1 5 (13.51%) MCAD
1 5 (13.51%) MCSD
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (13.51%) MCTS
2 1 (2.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) Facebook
2 5 (13.51%) Twitter
Basildon, Essex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 60k plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago