The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 170 141 141
Rank change year-on-year
-29 0
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 1 19 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.027% 0.58% 0.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.18% 4.01% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1 19 11
Average salary £31,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Development Applications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
565 474 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 15.40% 14.47% 11.67%
Number of salaries quoted 408 322 256
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 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
MSTest
UK

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 23 July 2014. 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 -18 1 £31,500 -16.00%
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) HTML
2 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (75.00%) CSS
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) NUnit
2 6 (75.00%) WCF
2 6 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (62.50%) Degree
3 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
3 5 (62.50%) C#
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) WinForms
5 3 (37.50%) RESTful
5 3 (37.50%) SaaS
5 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
5 3 (37.50%) WPF
5 3 (37.50%) Silverlight
5 3 (37.50%) jQuery
5 3 (37.50%) Subversion
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (37.50%) MVC

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) NUnit
1 6 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (37.50%) Subversion
2 3 (37.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) Bugzilla
4 1 (12.50%) MSBuild
4 1 (12.50%) InstallShield
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (75.00%) CSS
2 6 (75.00%) WCF
2 6 (75.00%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) WPF
3 3 (37.50%) Silverlight
3 3 (37.50%) jQuery
3 3 (37.50%) RESTful
3 3 (37.50%) WinForms
3 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (37.50%) OO
2 3 (37.50%) SOA
2 3 (37.50%) MVC
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft