The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 143 109 139
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +30
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 3 21 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.13% 1.11% 0.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.84% 6.58% 5.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3 21 28
Average salary £23,500 £57,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-59.13% +15.00%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Development Applications Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
357 319 507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 15.60% 16.85% 17.10%
Number of salaries quoted 300 269 440
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,400 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MSTest across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

MSTest
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MSTest across the Hertfordshire region.

MSTest Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

MSTest
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSTest across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

MSTest Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

MSTest
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Hertfordshire 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
St Albans - 2 £23,500 -
MSTest
East of England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 12 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 12 (100.00%) MVC
1 12 (100.00%) NUnit
1 12 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 12 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 11 (91.67%) HTML
2 11 (91.67%) Visual Studio
2 11 (91.67%) CSS
2 11 (91.67%) Web Services
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (91.67%) TDD
2 11 (91.67%) Unit Testing
2 11 (91.67%) PowerShell
2 11 (91.67%) TeamCity
2 11 (91.67%) Git (software)
2 11 (91.67%) RESTful
2 11 (91.67%) BDD
2 11 (91.67%) Mingle
2 11 (91.67%) RavenDB
2 11 (91.67%) Neo4j
2 11 (91.67%) CQRS
2 11 (91.67%) Octopus Deploy
3 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (50.00%) OO
4 6 (50.00%) Web Development

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Applications
1 11 (91.67%) Mingle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (91.67%) RavenDB
2 11 (91.67%) Neo4j
3 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (100.00%) NUnit
2 11 (91.67%) TeamCity
2 11 (91.67%) Git (software)
2 11 (91.67%) Visual Studio
2 11 (91.67%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (91.67%) Programmer
2 11 (91.67%) .NET Programmer
3 6 (50.00%) Junior Programmer
3 6 (50.00%) Software Programmer
3 6 (50.00%) Graduate Programmer
3 6 (50.00%) Junior Developer
3 6 (50.00%) Junior Software Developer
3 6 (50.00%) Graduate
3 6 (50.00%) Software Developer
3 6 (50.00%) Junior
4 5 (41.67%) .NET Developer
4 5 (41.67%) Senior Developer
4 5 (41.67%) Senior Programmer
4 5 (41.67%) Senior .NET Developer
4 5 (41.67%) Senior .NET Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 12 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 11 (91.67%) HTML
2 11 (91.67%) RESTful
2 11 (91.67%) CSS
2 11 (91.67%) Web Services
3 6 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (50.00%) HTML5
3 6 (50.00%) CSS3
3 6 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
3 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 5 (41.67%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (41.67%) Silverlight
5 1 (8.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) MVC
1 12 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (91.67%) Unit Testing
2 11 (91.67%) BDD
2 11 (91.67%) CQRS
2 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (91.67%) TDD
3 6 (50.00%) OO
3 6 (50.00%) Web Development
4 5 (41.67%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (91.67%) PowerShell
3 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (50.00%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Degree
2 5 (41.67%) MCSD
2 5 (41.67%) MCSE
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (41.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Business Desktop Deployment