The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 74 83 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 5 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.67% 0.33% -
As % of the Development Applications category 3.62% 2.33% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 0
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
MSTest
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Development Applications Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
138 129 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 18.38% 14.08% 9.76%
Number of salaries quoted 98 95 97
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £72,500 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

MSTest
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

MSTest Salary Trend in Oxford

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) MVC
1 8 (100.00%) NUnit
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (62.50%) Unit Testing
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) CSS
3 4 (50.00%) MCP
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) TDD
3 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (50.00%) jQuery
3 4 (50.00%) Ajax
3 4 (50.00%) Web Development
4 3 (37.50%) Mandarin Language
4 3 (37.50%) WCF
4 3 (37.50%) WPF
4 3 (37.50%) Spring.NET
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) Kanban
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) WinForms
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (37.50%) Inversion of Control

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) NUnit
2 3 (37.50%) Rhino Mocks
2 3 (37.50%) Moq
General
1 3 (37.50%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Lead Developer
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 4 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Technical Leader
2 4 (50.00%) Lead C# Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (62.50%) CSS
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
3 4 (50.00%) Ajax
3 4 (50.00%) jQuery
4 3 (37.50%) Spring.NET
4 3 (37.50%) WCF
4 3 (37.50%) WPF
4 3 (37.50%) WinForms
4 3 (37.50%) Castle Windsor
4 3 (37.50%) Ninject
4 3 (37.50%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (37.50%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (12.50%) CSS3
5 1 (12.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) MVC
2 5 (62.50%) Unit Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) TDD
3 4 (50.00%) Web Development
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) Kanban
4 3 (37.50%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (37.50%) MVVM
4 3 (37.50%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) MCP
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft