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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 82 60 84
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +24
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 11 31 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.92% 2.87% 0.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.38% 16.76% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 11 31 9
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
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
149 185 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 12.50% 17.11% 20.81%
Number of salaries quoted 127 166 226
Average salary £40,000 £43,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.97% +14.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.28%
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 22 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 - 1
Basildon -6 2 £50,000 -
MSTest
East of England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 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 45 (100.00%) C#
2 44 (97.78%) .NET
3 40 (88.89%) SQL Server
4 39 (86.67%) NUnit
4 39 (86.67%) WCF
5 30 (66.67%) WPF
5 30 (66.67%) ASP.NET
6 26 (57.78%) TDD
7 23 (51.11%) Dependency Injection
7 23 (51.11%) Rhino Mocks
7 23 (51.11%) Unity DI Container
8 22 (48.89%) .NET Framework
9 21 (46.67%) Scrum
9 21 (46.67%) Windows
9 21 (46.67%) Moq
10 20 (44.44%) Inversion of Control
10 20 (44.44%) MVVM
10 20 (44.44%) Castle Windsor
10 20 (44.44%) Ninject
10 20 (44.44%) WinForms
10 20 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (44.44%) Kanban
10 20 (44.44%) Spring.NET
11 18 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
12 17 (37.78%) MVC
12 17 (37.78%) SQL
13 16 (35.56%) Razor View Engine
13 16 (35.56%) ASP.NET MVC
13 16 (35.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 16 (35.56%) Web Application Development

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (15.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) SMS
2 2 (4.44%) NFC
3 1 (2.22%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 18 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 39 (86.67%) NUnit
2 23 (51.11%) Rhino Mocks
3 21 (46.67%) Moq
4 9 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (17.78%) MSBuild
6 2 (4.44%) Selenium
7 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.22%) JIRA
7 1 (2.22%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.22%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (97.78%) Developer
2 23 (51.11%) .NET Developer
3 19 (42.22%) C# Developer
4 17 (37.78%) Software Developer
5 16 (35.56%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Technical Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Software Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Systems Developer
8 2 (4.44%) .NET Software Developer
9 1 (2.22%) QA Tester
9 1 (2.22%) Functional Test Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Tester
9 1 (2.22%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (97.78%) .NET
2 39 (86.67%) WCF
3 30 (66.67%) WPF
3 30 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 23 (51.11%) Unity DI Container
5 22 (48.89%) .NET Framework
6 20 (44.44%) Castle Windsor
6 20 (44.44%) Ninject
6 20 (44.44%) WinForms
6 20 (44.44%) Spring.NET
7 16 (35.56%) Razor View Engine
7 16 (35.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 16 (35.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 12 (26.67%) XML
8 12 (26.67%) LINQ
9 7 (15.56%) Silverlight
10 4 (8.89%) Web Services
10 4 (8.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (4.44%) XSLT
11 2 (4.44%) Java ME
Miscellaneous
1 20 (44.44%) Inversion of Control
2 8 (17.78%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (15.56%) Mobile App
4 4 (8.89%) Social Network
5 3 (6.67%) Tandem
6 2 (4.44%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 21 (46.67%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.67%) Android
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (57.78%) TDD
2 23 (51.11%) Dependency Injection
3 21 (46.67%) Scrum
4 20 (44.44%) MVVM
4 20 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (44.44%) Kanban
5 17 (37.78%) MVC
6 16 (35.56%) Web Application Development
7 4 (8.89%) OOP
7 4 (8.89%) Unit Testing
7 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.44%) Multithreading
9 1 (2.22%) BDD
9 1 (2.22%) Software Testing
9 1 (2.22%) Manual Testing
9 1 (2.22%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 45 (100.00%) C#
2 17 (37.78%) SQL
3 11 (24.44%) T-SQL
3 11 (24.44%) XAML
4 7 (15.56%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.67%) Java
6 1 (2.22%) C
6 1 (2.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (28.89%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (28.89%) MCP
1 13 (28.89%) MCAD
1 13 (28.89%) MCSD
1 13 (28.89%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.89%) Facebook
2 4 (8.89%) Twitter
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