The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Essex region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 78 53 92
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +39
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 12 33 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.00% 2.97% 0.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.89% 17.74% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 12 33 7
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Development Applications Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
152 186 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 12.70% 16.73% 20.65%
Number of salaries quoted 128 166 223
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £52,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
MSTest
East of England

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
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 28 July 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
Saffron Walden - 3 £55,000 - 3
Basildon -5 2 £50,000 - 1
MSTest
East of England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 44 (100.00%) C#
2 43 (97.73%) .NET
3 39 (88.64%) SQL Server
3 39 (88.64%) WCF
4 38 (86.36%) NUnit
5 30 (68.18%) ASP.NET
6 29 (65.91%) WPF
7 24 (54.55%) TDD
8 23 (52.27%) .NET Framework
9 21 (47.73%) Dependency Injection
9 21 (47.73%) Rhino Mocks
9 21 (47.73%) Unity DI Container
10 19 (43.18%) Scrum
10 19 (43.18%) Windows
10 19 (43.18%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (43.18%) Moq
11 18 (40.91%) Inversion of Control
11 18 (40.91%) MVVM
11 18 (40.91%) Castle Windsor
11 18 (40.91%) Ninject
11 18 (40.91%) Kanban
11 18 (40.91%) Spring.NET
11 18 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (40.91%) WinForms
12 17 (38.64%) SQL
13 16 (36.36%) MVC
14 15 (34.09%) Razor View Engine
14 15 (34.09%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (34.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 15 (34.09%) Web Application Development

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 7 (15.91%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) SMS
2 2 (4.55%) NFC
3 1 (2.27%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (88.64%) SQL Server
2 19 (43.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 38 (86.36%) NUnit
2 21 (47.73%) Rhino Mocks
3 19 (43.18%) Moq
4 10 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (20.45%) MSBuild
6 2 (4.55%) Selenium
7 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.27%) JIRA
7 1 (2.27%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.27%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (6.82%) Retail
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 43 (97.73%) Developer
2 21 (47.73%) .NET Developer
3 20 (45.45%) C# Developer
4 18 (40.91%) Software Developer
5 17 (38.64%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Technical Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Software Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Systems Developer
8 2 (4.55%) .NET Software Developer
9 1 (2.27%) QA Tester
9 1 (2.27%) Functional Test Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Tester
9 1 (2.27%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (97.73%) .NET
2 39 (88.64%) WCF
3 30 (68.18%) ASP.NET
4 29 (65.91%) WPF
5 23 (52.27%) .NET Framework
6 21 (47.73%) Unity DI Container
7 18 (40.91%) Castle Windsor
7 18 (40.91%) Ninject
7 18 (40.91%) Spring.NET
7 18 (40.91%) WinForms
8 15 (34.09%) Razor View Engine
8 15 (34.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (34.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 13 (29.55%) LINQ
10 12 (27.27%) XML
11 6 (13.64%) Silverlight
12 4 (9.09%) Web Services
12 4 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 2 (4.55%) XSLT
13 2 (4.55%) Java ME
Miscellaneous
1 18 (40.91%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (15.91%) Mobile App
2 7 (15.91%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.82%) Tandem
3 3 (6.82%) Social Network
4 2 (4.55%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (43.18%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.82%) Android
3 2 (4.55%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (54.55%) TDD
2 21 (47.73%) Dependency Injection
3 19 (43.18%) Scrum
4 18 (40.91%) MVVM
4 18 (40.91%) Kanban
4 18 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (36.36%) MVC
6 15 (34.09%) Web Application Development
7 4 (9.09%) OOP
7 4 (9.09%) Unit Testing
7 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.55%) Multithreading
9 1 (2.27%) BDD
9 1 (2.27%) Software Testing
9 1 (2.27%) Manual Testing
9 1 (2.27%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 44 (100.00%) C#
2 17 (38.64%) SQL
3 12 (27.27%) XAML
4 11 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.82%) Java
7 1 (2.27%) C
7 1 (2.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (27.27%) MCP
1 12 (27.27%) MCAD
1 12 (27.27%) MCSD
1 12 (27.27%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) Facebook
2 3 (6.82%) Twitter
Basildon
Noir Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Saffron Walden
Noir Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chelmsford
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 5 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 55k plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago