The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - 128 120
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 0 4 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading - 0.18% 1.10%
As % of the Development Applications category - 1.89% 8.87%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 22
Average salary - £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
MSTest
Berkshire

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

Development Applications Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
283 212 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 12.53% 9.73% 12.46%
Number of salaries quoted 215 182 207
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

MSTest
Salary Trend in Reading

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

MSTest Salary Trend in Reading

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (75.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Bugzilla
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) HTTP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) WinRunner
2 3 (75.00%) TestDirector
2 3 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Test Management
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) V-Model
2 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (75.00%) Open Source
2 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (50.00%) ClearQuest
3 2 (50.00%) Management Information System

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
1 3 (75.00%) HTTP
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) WinRunner
1 3 (75.00%) TestDirector
1 3 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (75.00%) Bugzilla
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) ClearQuest
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Senior Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) WinForms
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (25.00%) jQuery
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (25.00%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (75.00%) Test Management
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) V-Model
2 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (75.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Fujitsu