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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 150 132 120
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -12
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 4 17 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.16% 0.67% 0.78%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.39% 5.76% 5.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3 16 16
Average salary £36,500 £30,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.66% -45.45%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,625 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.43%
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
288 295 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 11.19% 11.67% 13.73%
Number of salaries quoted 217 251 248
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 December 2014.

MSTest Salary Histogram in Reading

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Scrum
2 7 (70.00%) WinForms
2 7 (70.00%) MVC
2 7 (70.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) Oracle
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (70.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
2 7 (70.00%) Web Services
2 7 (70.00%) .NET Framework
2 7 (70.00%) jQuery
2 7 (70.00%) Unit Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (70.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 7 (70.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 7 (70.00%) KnockoutJS
2 7 (70.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 7 (70.00%) Unity DI Container
2 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (70.00%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (30.00%) Bugzilla
3 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (30.00%) Requirements Management
3 3 (30.00%) LAN
3 3 (30.00%) WAN

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) LAN
1 3 (30.00%) WAN
1 3 (30.00%) HTTP
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Visual Studio
1 7 (70.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (70.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 3 (30.00%) Bugzilla
2 3 (30.00%) JIRA
2 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) WinRunner
2 3 (30.00%) TestDirector
2 3 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (30.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (20.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (10.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
1 7 (70.00%) .NET Developer
2 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) .NET
1 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (70.00%) Web Services
1 7 (70.00%) WinForms
1 7 (70.00%) .NET Framework
1 7 (70.00%) jQuery
1 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 7 (70.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 7 (70.00%) KnockoutJS
1 7 (70.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 7 (70.00%) Unity DI Container
1 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (30.00%) Open Source
3 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) MVC
2 7 (70.00%) Scrum
2 7 (70.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Management
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) V-Model
3 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (30.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (30.00%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
1 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Fujitsu