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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - 169 145
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 0 1 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.027% 0.59%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.18% 4.04%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 19
Average salary - £31,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -21.25%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
497 559 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 15.73% 15.35% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 318 396 306
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 (100.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB