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

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 133 124 129
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 11 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.46% 0.34% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.03% 3.43% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 7
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
273 233 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 11.39% 9.78% 10.84%
Number of salaries quoted 231 196 172
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in 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
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSTest across the Reading region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

MSTest Salary Histogram in Reading

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (84.62%) C#
2 11 (84.62%) .NET
2 11 (84.62%) SQL Server
2 11 (84.62%) ASP.NET
3 10 (76.92%) Windows
3 10 (76.92%) Scrum
3 10 (76.92%) MVC
3 10 (76.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (61.54%) Unity DI Container
4 8 (61.54%) WinForms
4 8 (61.54%) Inversion of Control
5 7 (53.85%) MVVM
5 7 (53.85%) Rhino Mocks
5 7 (53.85%) Moq
5 7 (53.85%) Castle Windsor
5 7 (53.85%) Ninject
5 7 (53.85%) Facebook
5 7 (53.85%) Twitter
5 7 (53.85%) Web Application Development
5 7 (53.85%) Social Network
5 7 (53.85%) WPF
5 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (53.85%) Kanban
5 7 (53.85%) Spring.NET
5 7 (53.85%) Finance
5 7 (53.85%) TDD
5 7 (53.85%) NUnit
5 7 (53.85%) Dependency Injection
5 7 (53.85%) Enterprise Software

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
1 2 (15.38%) HTTP
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (84.62%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) NUnit
1 7 (53.85%) Rhino Mocks
1 7 (53.85%) Moq
2 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio
3 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (15.38%) Bugzilla
4 2 (15.38%) JIRA
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium
4 2 (15.38%) WinRunner
4 2 (15.38%) TestDirector
4 2 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
5 1 (7.69%) ClearQuest
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (7.69%) MSBuild
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
1 10 (76.92%) .NET Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Development Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) .NET
1 11 (84.62%) ASP.NET
2 10 (76.92%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (61.54%) WinForms
3 8 (61.54%) Unity DI Container
4 7 (53.85%) Spring.NET
4 7 (53.85%) Castle Windsor
4 7 (53.85%) Ninject
4 7 (53.85%) WPF
5 3 (23.08%) Entity Framework
5 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (7.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (53.85%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (53.85%) Social Network
3 2 (15.38%) Open Source
3 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (76.92%) MVC
2 10 (76.92%) Scrum
3 7 (53.85%) TDD
3 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (53.85%) Kanban
3 7 (53.85%) Dependency Injection
3 7 (53.85%) MVVM
3 7 (53.85%) Web Application Development
4 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Test Management
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) Requirements Management
5 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
5 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 2 (15.38%) V-Model
6 1 (7.69%) Web Development
6 1 (7.69%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Facebook
1 7 (53.85%) Twitter
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
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