The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 491 529 542
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +13
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 131 105 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.30% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.68% 1.33% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 122 104 87
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £63,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
MSTest
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 London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7806 7879 7171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 17.68% 16.98% 16.28%
Number of salaries quoted 6634 6643 6100
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in London

MSTest
Salary Trend in London

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

MSTest Salary Trend in London

MSTest
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSTest across the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

MSTest Salary Histogram in London

MSTest
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Uxbridge - 14 £52,500 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 7 £55,000 -
City of London +12 4 £59,250 -1.25%
Docklands, London - 2 £47,500 -
Ealing - 1 £55,000 -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the London 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.

1 269 (98.53%) C#
2 250 (91.58%) .NET
3 238 (87.18%) Agile Software Development
4 234 (85.71%) TDD
5 220 (80.59%) SQL Server
6 202 (73.99%) NUnit
7 200 (73.26%) Moq
8 196 (71.79%) Scrum
9 191 (69.96%) Rhino Mocks
10 187 (68.50%) Continuous Integration
11 177 (64.84%) Unity DI Container
12 170 (62.27%) Ninject
13 168 (61.54%) Dependency Injection
14 163 (59.71%) Inversion of Control
15 156 (57.14%) WPF
16 149 (54.58%) Kanban
17 148 (54.21%) Castle Windsor
18 146 (53.48%) Spring.NET
19 141 (51.65%) Finance
20 127 (46.52%) MVC
21 113 (41.39%) ASP.NET
22 110 (40.29%) Microsoft
23 104 (38.10%) Windows
23 104 (38.10%) WCF
24 97 (35.53%) ASP.NET MVC
25 95 (34.80%) OO
26 94 (34.43%) .NET Framework
27 89 (32.60%) WinForms
28 79 (28.94%) MVVM
29 77 (28.21%) Banking

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 18 (6.59%) WebSphere
2 17 (6.23%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (2.20%) IIS
4 5 (1.83%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.83%) Confluence
5 4 (1.47%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.37%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 32 (11.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.47%) Beauchamp
2 3 (1.10%) Endur
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.47%) SaaS
2 4 (1.47%) GitHub
2 4 (1.47%) CodePlex
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.73%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (80.59%) SQL Server
2 37 (13.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (6.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (5.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (3.30%) RavenDB
5 9 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.93%) Big Data
7 7 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.47%) Redis
8 4 (1.47%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.47%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.47%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.10%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.73%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.73%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.37%) PerformancePoint
11 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.37%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 202 (73.99%) NUnit
2 200 (73.26%) Moq
3 191 (69.96%) Rhino Mocks
4 66 (24.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 51 (18.68%) Visual Studio
6 42 (15.38%) Selenium
7 23 (8.42%) TeamCity
8 22 (8.06%) Subversion
9 19 (6.96%) NCover
10 18 (6.59%) Git (software)
11 17 (6.23%) SpecFlow
12 12 (4.40%) MSBuild
13 10 (3.66%) WebDriver
14 9 (3.30%) CppUnit
14 9 (3.30%) JIRA
15 5 (1.83%) StyleCop
16 4 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
16 4 (1.47%) Bitbucket
17 3 (1.10%) Jenkins
17 3 (1.10%) NSubstitute
General
1 141 (51.65%) Finance
2 77 (28.21%) Banking
3 44 (16.12%) Investment Banking
4 34 (12.45%) Marketing
5 15 (5.49%) Advertising
6 9 (3.30%) Front Office
7 6 (2.20%) Games
8 4 (1.47%) Retail
8 4 (1.47%) Back Office
8 4 (1.47%) Law
8 4 (1.47%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 247 (90.48%) Developer
2 216 (79.12%) .NET Developer
3 72 (26.37%) C# Developer
4 55 (20.15%) C# .NET Developer
5 27 (9.89%) Graduate
5 27 (9.89%) Graduate Developer
5 27 (9.89%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 23 (8.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 22 (8.06%) ASP.NET Developer
8 14 (5.13%) Senior Developer
9 13 (4.76%) Software Engineer
9 13 (4.76%) Senior C# Developer
10 11 (4.03%) C# Software Engineer
10 11 (4.03%) Senior Software Engineer
10 11 (4.03%) .NET Software Engineer
10 11 (4.03%) Senior .NET Developer
10 11 (4.03%) Senior C# Software Engineer
11 10 (3.66%) .NET Web Developer
11 10 (3.66%) Web Developer
12 9 (3.30%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (91.58%) .NET
2 177 (64.84%) Unity DI Container
3 170 (62.27%) Ninject
4 156 (57.14%) WPF
5 148 (54.21%) Castle Windsor
6 146 (53.48%) Spring.NET
7 113 (41.39%) ASP.NET
8 104 (38.10%) WCF
9 97 (35.53%) ASP.NET MVC
10 94 (34.43%) .NET Framework
11 89 (32.60%) WinForms
12 56 (20.51%) HTML
13 55 (20.15%) jQuery
14 38 (13.92%) Entity Framework
15 34 (12.45%) HTML5
16 33 (12.09%) Web Services
17 26 (9.52%) CSS
18 21 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 20 (7.33%) LINQ
20 19 (6.96%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 163 (59.71%) Inversion of Control
2 41 (15.02%) Computer Science
3 34 (12.45%) Social Network
3 34 (12.45%) Enterprise Software
4 27 (9.89%) Client/Server
4 27 (9.89%) Tandem
5 20 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.20%) Mathematics
6 6 (2.20%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.47%) Social Media
7 4 (1.47%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (1.47%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (1.10%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.73%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.73%) User Experience
9 2 (0.73%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.37%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.37%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 104 (38.10%) Windows
2 10 (3.66%) UNIX
3 2 (0.73%) Linux
4 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.37%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (87.18%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (85.71%) TDD
3 196 (71.79%) Scrum
4 187 (68.50%) Continuous Integration
5 168 (61.54%) Dependency Injection
6 149 (54.58%) Kanban
7 127 (46.52%) MVC
8 95 (34.80%) OO
9 79 (28.94%) MVVM
10 56 (20.51%) Web Application Development
11 41 (15.02%) OOD
12 38 (13.92%) OOP
13 34 (12.45%) Multithreading
14 29 (10.62%) Unit Testing
14 29 (10.62%) OOA/OOD
15 28 (10.26%) Software Engineering
16 25 (9.16%) Automated Testing
17 13 (4.76%) Refactoring
17 13 (4.76%) SDLC
18 12 (4.40%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 269 (98.53%) C#
2 37 (13.55%) SQL
3 34 (12.45%) JavaScript
4 18 (6.59%) T-SQL
5 12 (4.40%) C++
6 9 (3.30%) Java
7 7 (2.56%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.83%) VBA
8 5 (1.83%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.47%) F#
9 4 (1.47%) Python
9 4 (1.47%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.73%) VB
10 2 (0.73%) Ruby
10 2 (0.73%) XPath
11 1 (0.37%) XAML
11 1 (0.37%) VB6
Qualifications
1 46 (16.85%) Degree
2 10 (3.66%) ISEB
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.37%) MCTS
3 1 (0.37%) MCITP
3 1 (0.37%) MCSE
3 1 (0.37%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 8 (2.93%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 110 (40.29%) Microsoft
2 38 (13.92%) Facebook
3 34 (12.45%) Twitter
4 10 (3.66%) Informatica
4 10 (3.66%) Oracle
5 5 (1.83%) Perforce
5 5 (1.83%) Civica
6 4 (1.47%) F5
7 1 (0.37%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.37%) Red Gate
7 1 (0.37%) Telerik
7 1 (0.37%) IBM
7 1 (0.37%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.37%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.37%) Infragistics
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