The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - 138 152
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 0 17 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.54% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category - 3.61% 3.17%
Number of salaries quoted 0 15 12
Average salary - £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £37,500 £37,750
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -0.66%
MSTest
UK

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

Development Applications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
571 471 379
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 15.45% 14.93% 11.88%
Number of salaries quoted 397 302 251
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £53,300 £47,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

MSTest
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

MSTest Salary Trend in Scotland

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) NUnit
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) WPF
3 2 (50.00%) Silverlight
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (50.00%) Subversion
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (25.00%) SOA
4 1 (25.00%) ISEB
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) NUnit
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) Subversion
2 2 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (25.00%) InstallShield
3 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) MSBuild
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) WPF
3 2 (50.00%) Silverlight
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) RESTful
4 1 (25.00%) WinForms
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft