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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 134 148 134
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -14
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 18 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.75% 0.16% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.69% 1.17% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 18 4 7
Average salary £34,250 £60,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.91% +71.42%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
384 342 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.02% 13.41% 16.73%
Number of salaries quoted 323 302 301
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%

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 7 July 2015. 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
Letchworth - 9 £31,000 -
Watford - 9 £37,500 -
MSTest
East of England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 25 (100.00%) C#
1 25 (100.00%) .NET
1 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 25 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 25 (100.00%) MVC
1 25 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (100.00%) TDD
1 25 (100.00%) NUnit
1 25 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 21 (84.00%) Scrum
2 21 (84.00%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (64.00%) Windows
4 13 (52.00%) Unit Testing
5 12 (48.00%) Razor View Engine
5 12 (48.00%) Web Application Development
5 12 (48.00%) Unity DI Container
5 12 (48.00%) Dependency Injection
5 12 (48.00%) Inversion of Control
5 12 (48.00%) MVVM
5 12 (48.00%) Rhino Mocks
5 12 (48.00%) Moq
5 12 (48.00%) Castle Windsor
5 12 (48.00%) Ninject
5 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (48.00%) WinForms
5 12 (48.00%) Kanban
5 12 (48.00%) Spring.NET
5 12 (48.00%) WCF
5 12 (48.00%) WPF
6 10 (40.00%) SQL

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.00%) Mingle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) RavenDB
2 4 (16.00%) Neo4j
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (100.00%) NUnit
2 12 (48.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 12 (48.00%) Moq
3 9 (36.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
4 4 (16.00%) TeamCity
4 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (16.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (100.00%) Developer
2 22 (88.00%) .NET Developer
3 12 (48.00%) Junior
3 12 (48.00%) Junior Developer
4 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 9 (36.00%) Junior .NET Developer
4 9 (36.00%) C# Developer
4 9 (36.00%) Junior C# Developer
4 9 (36.00%) Junior ASP.NET Developer
4 9 (36.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 9 (36.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (36.00%) Junior C# .NET Developer
5 7 (28.00%) Junior .NET Web Developer
5 7 (28.00%) C# Web Developer
5 7 (28.00%) Web Developer
5 7 (28.00%) Junior Web Developer
5 7 (28.00%) .NET Web Developer
6 4 (16.00%) Programmer
6 4 (16.00%) .NET Programmer
7 3 (12.00%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (100.00%) .NET
1 25 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 25 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 12 (48.00%) Spring.NET
2 12 (48.00%) Castle Windsor
2 12 (48.00%) Ninject
2 12 (48.00%) Razor View Engine
2 12 (48.00%) WinForms
2 12 (48.00%) WCF
2 12 (48.00%) WPF
2 12 (48.00%) Unity DI Container
3 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 9 (36.00%) AngularJS
4 4 (16.00%) HTML
4 4 (16.00%) CSS
4 4 (16.00%) Web Services
4 4 (16.00%) RESTful
5 3 (12.00%) HTML5
5 3 (12.00%) CSS3
5 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) MVC
1 25 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (100.00%) TDD
2 21 (84.00%) Scrum
2 21 (84.00%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (52.00%) Unit Testing
4 12 (48.00%) Web Application Development
4 12 (48.00%) Kanban
4 12 (48.00%) Dependency Injection
4 12 (48.00%) MVVM
5 6 (24.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (16.00%) BDD
6 4 (16.00%) CQRS
7 3 (12.00%) Web Development
7 3 (12.00%) OO
8 1 (4.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 25 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) MCSD
2 1 (4.00%) MCSE
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) MCTS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft