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

Location
3 months to
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 335 355 335
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -20
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 115 83 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.52% 0.38% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.35% 2.75% 3.63%
Number of salaries quoted 114 75 108
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £26,400 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
MSTest
England

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

Development Applications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3429 3016 3000
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 15.51% 13.88% 13.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2857 2635 2663
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MSTest
Salary Trend in the South East

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

MSTest Salary Trend in the South East

MSTest
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSTest across the South East region over the 3 months to 20 November 2014.

MSTest Salary Histogram in the South East

MSTest
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the South East region over the 3 months to 20 November 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
Surrey +21 39 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Kent +24 36 £37,500 -6.25% 4
East Sussex - 14 £45,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire -9 9 £45,000 +10.76%
Hampshire -18 8 £43,750 +75.00% 2
Berkshire -6 7 £36,500 +4.28%
West Sussex -9 1 £37,500 +7.14% 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 184 (92.93%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (90.40%) C#
2 179 (90.40%) SQL Server
3 172 (86.87%) NUnit
4 165 (83.33%) .NET
5 158 (79.80%) Continuous Integration
6 150 (75.76%) Scrum
7 145 (73.23%) ASP.NET
8 141 (71.21%) MVC
9 140 (70.71%) TDD
9 140 (70.71%) ASP.NET MVC
10 136 (68.69%) Inversion of Control
10 136 (68.69%) Unity DI Container
11 135 (68.18%) Windows
12 133 (67.17%) Rhino Mocks
13 130 (65.66%) Moq
13 130 (65.66%) Castle Windsor
13 130 (65.66%) Dependency Injection
14 127 (64.14%) Spring.NET
14 127 (64.14%) Ninject
14 127 (64.14%) Kanban
15 116 (58.59%) Web Application Development
16 106 (53.54%) WCF
17 94 (47.47%) WinForms
17 94 (47.47%) Microsoft
18 93 (46.97%) WPF
18 93 (46.97%) MVVM
19 61 (30.81%) SQL
20 53 (26.77%) Finance
21 50 (25.25%) Team Foundation Server

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 36 (18.18%) IIS
2 29 (14.65%) SharePoint
3 27 (13.64%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (3.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.51%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 29 (14.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.51%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 30 (15.15%) Internet
2 5 (2.53%) HTTP
2 5 (2.53%) Broadband
3 4 (2.02%) LAN
3 4 (2.02%) WAN
3 4 (2.02%) DNS
4 1 (0.51%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (90.40%) SQL Server
2 30 (15.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 172 (86.87%) NUnit
2 133 (67.17%) Rhino Mocks
3 130 (65.66%) Moq
4 50 (25.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 43 (21.72%) Visual Studio
6 29 (14.65%) WiX
6 29 (14.65%) NuGet
6 29 (14.65%) Ranorex
6 29 (14.65%) MSBuild
7 13 (6.57%) Selenium
8 9 (4.55%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 6 (3.03%) JIRA
9 6 (3.03%) NSubstitute
10 5 (2.53%) SpecFlow
10 5 (2.53%) Bugzilla
11 4 (2.02%) WinRunner
11 4 (2.02%) TestDirector
11 4 (2.02%) QuickTest Pro
11 4 (2.02%) LoadRunner
11 4 (2.02%) WebDriver
General
1 53 (26.77%) Finance
2 22 (11.11%) Retail
3 5 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.52%) Automotive
5 2 (1.01%) Billing
Job Titles
1 156 (78.79%) Developer
2 141 (71.21%) .NET Developer
3 28 (14.14%) Automation Engineer
4 16 (8.08%) Build Engineer
4 16 (8.08%) Software Developer
5 13 (6.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (6.06%) Senior Developer
7 9 (4.55%) Analyst
7 9 (4.55%) Test Analyst
8 7 (3.54%) ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (3.03%) Senior Test Analyst
9 6 (3.03%) Senior Software Developer
10 5 (2.53%) Senior .NET Developer
11 4 (2.02%) Junior .NET Developer
11 4 (2.02%) Graduate Developer
11 4 (2.02%) Graduate .NET Developer
11 4 (2.02%) Test Engineer
11 4 (2.02%) Graduate
11 4 (2.02%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (83.33%) .NET
2 145 (73.23%) ASP.NET
3 140 (70.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 136 (68.69%) Unity DI Container
5 130 (65.66%) Castle Windsor
6 127 (64.14%) Ninject
6 127 (64.14%) Spring.NET
7 106 (53.54%) WCF
8 94 (47.47%) WinForms
9 93 (46.97%) WPF
10 41 (20.71%) CSS
11 37 (18.69%) Razor View Engine
12 36 (18.18%) HTML
13 29 (14.65%) X-Windows
14 18 (9.09%) Web Services
14 18 (9.09%) jQuery
15 15 (7.58%) .NET Framework
16 14 (7.07%) KnockoutJS
17 11 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 10 (5.05%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 136 (68.69%) Inversion of Control
2 32 (16.16%) Management Information System
3 24 (12.12%) Enterprise Software
4 21 (10.61%) Tandem
4 21 (10.61%) Social Network
5 7 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.02%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.02%) Open Source
6 4 (2.02%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.52%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 135 (68.18%) Windows
2 30 (15.15%) Windows 7
3 29 (14.65%) Windows 8
4 4 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.51%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (92.93%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (79.80%) Continuous Integration
3 150 (75.76%) Scrum
4 141 (71.21%) MVC
5 140 (70.71%) TDD
6 130 (65.66%) Dependency Injection
7 127 (64.14%) Kanban
8 116 (58.59%) Web Application Development
9 93 (46.97%) MVVM
10 35 (17.68%) Workflow
11 29 (14.65%) Project Management
11 29 (14.65%) DevOps
12 20 (10.10%) Unit Testing
13 13 (6.57%) SOA
14 11 (5.56%) Software Engineering
15 10 (5.05%) OO
16 9 (4.55%) Manual Testing
17 7 (3.54%) Software Testing
17 7 (3.54%) Mentoring
18 6 (3.03%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 179 (90.40%) C#
2 61 (30.81%) SQL
3 46 (23.23%) JavaScript
4 30 (15.15%) PowerShell
5 15 (7.58%) VB
5 15 (7.58%) VB.NET
6 6 (3.03%) Java
7 4 (2.02%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.51%) C
8 1 (0.51%) C++
8 1 (0.51%) XQuery
8 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (4.04%) ISEB
2 7 (3.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (2.53%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.53%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.52%) Degree
5 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.51%) MCPD
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.51%) MCTS
5 1 (0.51%) MCAD
5 1 (0.51%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 33 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.02%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 29 (14.65%) SCVMM
2 5 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 94 (47.47%) Microsoft
2 36 (18.18%) Oracle
3 21 (10.61%) Facebook
3 21 (10.61%) Twitter
4 11 (5.56%) TOWER Software
5 4 (2.02%) Telerik
5 4 (2.02%) MathWorks
5 4 (2.02%) Red Gate
6 1 (0.51%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.51%) IBM
6 1 (0.51%) Adobe
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