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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 134 138 124
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 5 5 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.23% 0.25% 0.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.42% 1.39% 4.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 15
Average salary £55,000 £27,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+103.70% -53.04%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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
352 360 340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.19% 17.84% 16.82%
Number of salaries quoted 306 276 269
Average salary £48,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,650 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
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 11 February 2016. 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
Harpenden - 5 £55,000 -
MSTest
East of England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 13 (100.00%) C#
1 13 (100.00%) SQL
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
1 13 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 13 (100.00%) NUnit
2 11 (84.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 11 (84.62%) Entity Framework
2 11 (84.62%) XML
2 11 (84.62%) .NET Framework
2 11 (84.62%) WCF
3 10 (76.92%) Unit Testing
3 10 (76.92%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (69.23%) MVC
4 9 (69.23%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (53.85%) Dependency Injection
5 7 (53.85%) NCover
5 7 (53.85%) HTML5
5 7 (53.85%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (53.85%) NServiceBus
5 7 (53.85%) MSMQ
5 7 (53.85%) CSS
5 7 (53.85%) T-SQL
5 7 (53.85%) HTML
5 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
5 7 (53.85%) Manual Testing
5 7 (53.85%) Fiddler
5 7 (53.85%) RESTful
5 7 (53.85%) Selenium
5 7 (53.85%) jQuery
5 7 (53.85%) JSON

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (53.85%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (100.00%) NUnit
2 7 (53.85%) Fiddler
2 7 (53.85%) NCover
2 7 (53.85%) Selenium
3 6 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (30.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
4 4 (30.77%) NCrunch
4 4 (30.77%) NMock
4 4 (30.77%) Rhino Mocks
4 4 (30.77%) TeamCity
5 3 (23.08%) JIRA
5 3 (23.08%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (23.08%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
1 4 (30.77%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 12 (92.31%) .NET Developer
2 12 (92.31%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET Developer
3 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 7 (53.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (38.46%) Developer in Test
5 4 (30.77%) .NET Programmer
5 4 (30.77%) C# Programmer
5 4 (30.77%) Programmer
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Developer
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Programmer
5 4 (30.77%) Web Programmer
6 3 (23.08%) C# Software Developer
6 3 (23.08%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (23.08%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (23.08%) Senior C# Developer
6 3 (23.08%) Senior Developer
6 3 (23.08%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
1 13 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 11 (84.62%) .NET Framework
2 11 (84.62%) Entity Framework
2 11 (84.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 11 (84.62%) WCF
2 11 (84.62%) XML
3 9 (69.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (53.85%) Ajax
4 7 (53.85%) CSS
4 7 (53.85%) HTML
4 7 (53.85%) HTML5
4 7 (53.85%) jQuery
4 7 (53.85%) JSON
4 7 (53.85%) MSMQ
4 7 (53.85%) RabbitMQ
4 7 (53.85%) RESTful
5 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
5 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (30.77%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Algorithms
1 4 (30.77%) Data Structures
1 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (23.08%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Continuous Integration
1 10 (76.92%) Unit Testing
2 9 (69.23%) MVC
3 7 (53.85%) Dependency Injection
3 7 (53.85%) Manual Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Automated Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Test Strategy
5 4 (30.77%) CRM
5 4 (30.77%) DevOps
5 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (30.77%) ERP
5 4 (30.77%) OOD
6 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (15.38%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C#
1 13 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 7 (53.85%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) NFS
2 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft