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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 91 71 67
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -4
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 10 17 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.73% 1.61% 1.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.02% 12.41% 9.23%
Number of salaries quoted 10 17 12
Average salary £51,250 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -4.76%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
166 137 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 12.15% 12.94% 15.15%
Number of salaries quoted 118 115 117
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 December 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 24 December 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 0 4 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Saffron Walden - 3 £52,500 -
Chelmsford -1 1 £50,000 +29.03%
MSTest
East of England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 25 (92.59%) C#
1 25 (92.59%) .NET
2 24 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 24 (88.89%) NUnit
3 22 (81.48%) WPF
4 18 (66.67%) ASP.NET
5 17 (62.96%) WCF
6 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (51.85%) Windows
7 14 (51.85%) TDD
7 14 (51.85%) LINQ
8 13 (48.15%) MVC
9 12 (44.44%) .NET Framework
10 11 (40.74%) Finance
10 11 (40.74%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (40.74%) Dependency Injection
10 11 (40.74%) Rhino Mocks
10 11 (40.74%) Unity DI Container
11 10 (37.04%) Scrum
11 10 (37.04%) WinForms
11 10 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (37.04%) Kanban
11 10 (37.04%) Spring.NET
11 10 (37.04%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (37.04%) Inversion of Control
11 10 (37.04%) MVVM
11 10 (37.04%) Moq
11 10 (37.04%) Castle Windsor
11 10 (37.04%) Ninject

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) SMS
1 2 (7.41%) SMPP
1 2 (7.41%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 11 (40.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (88.89%) NUnit
2 11 (40.74%) Rhino Mocks
3 10 (37.04%) Moq
3 10 (37.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (29.63%) MSBuild
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (88.89%) Developer
2 16 (59.26%) .NET Developer
3 14 (51.85%) C# Developer
4 11 (40.74%) Software Developer
4 11 (40.74%) C# Software Developer
5 6 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
8 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) C# Software Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (92.59%) .NET
2 22 (81.48%) WPF
3 18 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 17 (62.96%) WCF
5 14 (51.85%) LINQ
6 12 (44.44%) .NET Framework
7 11 (40.74%) Unity DI Container
8 10 (37.04%) WinForms
8 10 (37.04%) Spring.NET
8 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (37.04%) Castle Windsor
8 10 (37.04%) Ninject
9 3 (11.11%) XML
10 2 (7.41%) Java ME
10 2 (7.41%) Razor View Engine
11 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
11 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 1 (3.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 1 (3.70%) Silverlight
11 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Inversion of Control
2 9 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (29.63%) Social Network
4 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Android
2 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) TDD
3 13 (48.15%) MVC
4 11 (40.74%) Dependency Injection
5 10 (37.04%) MVVM
5 10 (37.04%) Web Application Development
5 10 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (37.04%) Scrum
5 10 (37.04%) Kanban
5 10 (37.04%) Mentoring
6 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 3 (11.11%) Multithreading
8 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
8 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
8 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Automated Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (92.59%) C#
2 9 (33.33%) XAML
3 8 (29.63%) PowerShell
4 7 (25.93%) SQL
5 2 (7.41%) C++
5 2 (7.41%) Java
5 2 (7.41%) C
6 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) MCTS
2 1 (3.70%) MCP
2 1 (3.70%) MCAD
2 1 (3.70%) MCSD
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Facebook
1 8 (29.63%) Twitter
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
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