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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 368 350 360
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +10
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 63 119 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.57% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.00% 3.19% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 63 117 103
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
3149 3727 3440
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 17.98% 17.71% 15.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2761 3266 2799
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing MSTest as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +13 26 £35,000 -
Surrey +40 18 £52,500 +40.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +12 13 £48,500 +7.77%
Oxfordshire +1 3 £51,000 +2.00%
Kent -12 3 £55,000 +10.00% 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT jobs citing MSTest also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 155 (96.27%) C#
2 139 (86.34%) .NET
3 136 (84.47%) NUnit
4 125 (77.64%) Agile Software Development
5 106 (65.84%) SQL Server
6 92 (57.14%) ASP.NET
6 92 (57.14%) Scrum
7 91 (56.52%) Windows
8 87 (54.04%) TDD
9 77 (47.83%) SQL
10 72 (44.72%) MVC
10 72 (44.72%) ASP.NET MVC
11 71 (44.10%) Rhino Mocks
12 68 (42.24%) WinForms
13 67 (41.61%) Moq
14 66 (40.99%) Unit Testing
15 65 (40.37%) Kanban
16 60 (37.27%) Continuous Integration
17 59 (36.65%) Inversion of Control
18 57 (35.40%) Dependency Injection
18 57 (35.40%) Spring.NET
18 57 (35.40%) Castle Windsor
18 57 (35.40%) Ninject
18 57 (35.40%) Unity DI Container
18 57 (35.40%) jQuery
19 53 (32.92%) WCF
19 53 (32.92%) WPF
20 50 (31.06%) JavaScript
20 50 (31.06%) MVVM
21 49 (30.43%) HTML

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 32 (19.88%) IIS
2 20 (12.42%) CMS
3 7 (4.35%) Umbraco
4 4 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.48%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.24%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (13.66%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) BASE24
1 2 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (9.32%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.83%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (65.84%) SQL Server
2 34 (21.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (20.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 136 (84.47%) NUnit
2 71 (44.10%) Rhino Mocks
3 67 (41.61%) Moq
4 47 (29.19%) Selenium
5 33 (20.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (20.50%) WebDriver
6 28 (17.39%) SpecFlow
7 23 (14.29%) SoapUI
8 22 (13.66%) HP UFT
8 22 (13.66%) JMeter
9 19 (11.80%) Visual Studio
10 17 (10.56%) JIRA
11 9 (5.59%) Git (software)
12 8 (4.97%) Subversion
13 7 (4.35%) CruiseControl
13 7 (4.35%) Hudson
13 7 (4.35%) Jenkins
13 7 (4.35%) TeamCity
14 6 (3.73%) NCover
15 2 (1.24%) MSBuild
General
1 44 (27.33%) Finance
2 13 (8.07%) Advertising
3 11 (6.83%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.35%) Marketing
5 2 (1.24%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.62%) Legal
Job Titles
1 140 (86.96%) Developer
2 85 (52.80%) .NET Developer
3 69 (42.86%) C# Developer
4 41 (25.47%) C# .NET Developer
5 25 (15.53%) Junior
5 25 (15.53%) Junior Developer
5 25 (15.53%) Senior Developer
6 21 (13.04%) Test Automation Developer
7 19 (11.80%) C# WPF Developer
7 19 (11.80%) Senior .NET Developer
7 19 (11.80%) WPF Developer
8 16 (9.94%) Junior C# Developer
9 12 (7.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 12 (7.45%) C# Software Developer
9 12 (7.45%) Senior C# Developer
9 12 (7.45%) Software Developer
10 10 (6.21%) Analyst
10 10 (6.21%) Junior .NET Developer
10 10 (6.21%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 9 (5.59%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (86.34%) .NET
2 92 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 72 (44.72%) ASP.NET MVC
4 68 (42.24%) WinForms
5 57 (35.40%) Castle Windsor
5 57 (35.40%) jQuery
5 57 (35.40%) Ninject
5 57 (35.40%) Spring.NET
5 57 (35.40%) Unity DI Container
6 53 (32.92%) WCF
6 53 (32.92%) WPF
7 49 (30.43%) HTML
8 43 (26.71%) CSS
9 35 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 32 (19.88%) SOAP
10 32 (19.88%) XML
11 27 (16.77%) .NET Framework
12 19 (11.80%) KnockoutJS
13 17 (10.56%) AngularJS
13 17 (10.56%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 59 (36.65%) Inversion of Control
2 21 (13.04%) Client/Server
2 21 (13.04%) N-Tier
3 16 (9.94%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.59%) Social Network
6 7 (4.35%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.73%) Tandem
8 4 (2.48%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.86%) User Experience
10 1 (0.62%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 91 (56.52%) Windows
2 25 (15.53%) Windows 7
2 25 (15.53%) Windows 8
3 4 (2.48%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (77.64%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (57.14%) Scrum
3 87 (54.04%) TDD
4 72 (44.72%) MVC
5 66 (40.99%) Unit Testing
6 65 (40.37%) Kanban
7 60 (37.27%) Continuous Integration
8 57 (35.40%) Dependency Injection
9 50 (31.06%) MVVM
10 34 (21.12%) Test Scripting
11 29 (18.01%) Test Automation
12 25 (15.53%) SOA
13 24 (14.91%) Web Application Development
14 23 (14.29%) OO
15 22 (13.66%) Mentoring
16 21 (13.04%) Automated Testing
16 21 (13.04%) Event-Driven Architecture
17 20 (12.42%) Content Management
18 19 (11.80%) BDD
19 17 (10.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 155 (96.27%) C#
2 77 (47.83%) SQL
3 50 (31.06%) JavaScript
4 17 (10.56%) TypeScript
5 7 (4.35%) T-SQL
6 6 (3.73%) Java
7 3 (1.86%) Delphi
8 2 (1.24%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.24%) X++
9 1 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (5.59%) ISTQB
2 8 (4.97%) ISEB
2 8 (4.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.62%) Degree
3 1 (0.62%) MCAD
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.45%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (13.66%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.42%) Facebook
3 9 (5.59%) Twitter
4 7 (4.35%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.24%) JD Edwards
5 2 (1.24%) Oracle
6 1 (0.62%) DevExpress
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