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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 75 68 105
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +37
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 34 14 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.40% 1.44% 1.01%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.78% 8.92% 4.57%
Number of salaries quoted 32 12 13
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Development Applications Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
181 157 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 12.80% 16.14% 22.18%
Number of salaries quoted 136 132 257
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSTest across the Essex region over the 3 months to 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Basildon +15 12 £50,000 - 1
Chelmsford -17 4 £40,000 - 1
Saffron Walden - 4 £47,500 - 1
Brentwood - 1 £37,500 -
MSTest
East of England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 49 (100.00%) C#
2 48 (97.96%) .NET
3 45 (91.84%) SQL Server
4 41 (83.67%) NUnit
5 40 (81.63%) WCF
6 38 (77.55%) TDD
7 37 (75.51%) ASP.NET
8 35 (71.43%) WPF
9 33 (67.35%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (67.35%) WinForms
9 33 (67.35%) Windows
9 33 (67.35%) Dependency Injection
9 33 (67.35%) Rhino Mocks
9 33 (67.35%) Moq
9 33 (67.35%) Unity DI Container
10 30 (61.22%) Kanban
10 30 (61.22%) Scrum
10 30 (61.22%) Castle Windsor
10 30 (61.22%) Ninject
10 30 (61.22%) Inversion of Control
10 30 (61.22%) MVVM
10 30 (61.22%) Spring.NET
11 26 (53.06%) MVC
12 25 (51.02%) ASP.NET MVC
12 25 (51.02%) Razor View Engine
12 25 (51.02%) Web Application Development
12 25 (51.02%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 23 (46.94%) Microsoft
14 22 (44.90%) Microsoft Certification
14 22 (44.90%) MCP

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) NFC
1 2 (4.08%) SMS
2 1 (2.04%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (91.84%) SQL Server
2 13 (26.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 41 (83.67%) NUnit
2 33 (67.35%) Rhino Mocks
2 33 (67.35%) Moq
3 4 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.12%) Selenium
4 3 (6.12%) Mercurial
4 3 (6.12%) MSBuild
5 2 (4.08%) JIRA
6 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.04%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (93.88%) Developer
2 31 (63.27%) .NET Developer
3 12 (24.49%) C# Developer
4 9 (18.37%) Software Developer
4 9 (18.37%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Technical Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Systems Developer
6 2 (4.08%) QA Tester
6 2 (4.08%) Tester
7 1 (2.04%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Senior Tester
7 1 (2.04%) Senior QA Tester
7 1 (2.04%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (2.04%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (97.96%) .NET
2 40 (81.63%) WCF
3 37 (75.51%) ASP.NET
4 35 (71.43%) WPF
5 33 (67.35%) WinForms
5 33 (67.35%) Unity DI Container
6 30 (61.22%) Castle Windsor
6 30 (61.22%) Ninject
6 30 (61.22%) Spring.NET
7 25 (51.02%) ASP.NET MVC
7 25 (51.02%) Razor View Engine
7 25 (51.02%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 14 (28.57%) .NET Framework
9 9 (18.37%) XML
10 8 (16.33%) Silverlight
11 4 (8.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 4 (8.16%) LINQ
11 4 (8.16%) Web Services
12 3 (6.12%) CSS
12 3 (6.12%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (61.22%) Inversion of Control
2 9 (18.37%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (14.29%) Mobile App
4 5 (10.20%) Social Network
5 3 (6.12%) Tandem
6 2 (4.08%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 33 (67.35%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) Android
2 3 (6.12%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (77.55%) TDD
2 33 (67.35%) Continuous Integration
2 33 (67.35%) Dependency Injection
3 30 (61.22%) Kanban
3 30 (61.22%) Scrum
3 30 (61.22%) MVVM
4 26 (53.06%) MVC
5 25 (51.02%) Web Application Development
6 4 (8.16%) Unit Testing
6 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.16%) OOP
7 3 (6.12%) OO
8 2 (4.08%) Multithreading
9 1 (2.04%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (100.00%) C#
2 16 (32.65%) SQL
3 14 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 6 (12.24%) XAML
5 3 (6.12%) Java
5 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.04%) C
7 1 (2.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (44.90%) Microsoft Certification
1 22 (44.90%) MCP
1 22 (44.90%) MCAD
1 22 (44.90%) MCSD
1 22 (44.90%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (46.94%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.20%) Facebook
2 5 (10.20%) Twitter
Basildon, Essex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Saffron Walden
Noir Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Chelmsford
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago