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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 160 162 161
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 1 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.034% 0.032% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.21% 0.22% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 9
Average salary £35,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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
480 452 626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 16.18% 14.55% 18.73%
Number of salaries quoted 309 297 390
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dundee - 1 £35,000 -
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) Silverlight
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ to SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) MVC

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (50.00%) NUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Software Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior .NET Software Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Software Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) LINQ
1 1 (50.00%) LINQ to SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Silverlight
1 1 (50.00%) WCF
1 1 (50.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft