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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 151 156 153
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 3 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.10% 0.27% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.74% 1.49% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 1
Average salary £34,500 £39,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.65% +83.72%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
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
405 604 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 13.60% 18.04% 13.04%
Number of salaries quoted 259 370 220
Average salary £40,000 £39,450 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.39% +5.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,100 £30,000 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,900
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
Salary Histogram in Scotland

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

MSTest Salary Histogram 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 6 March 2015. 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
Edinburgh 0 2 £32,250 -17.30%
Glasgow - 1 £50,000 -
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) VCP4
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Moq
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (25.00%) NUnit
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Moq
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (25.00%) jQuery
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) UML
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
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) VCP4
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft