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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 331 350 322
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -28
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 111 91 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.51% 0.42% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.26% 2.98% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 111 81 114
Average salary £45,000 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £28,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -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
3408 3056 3112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 15.61% 14.20% 13.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2780 2684 2727
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.64%

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 October 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 October 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 +24 38 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Kent +17 29 £37,500 -6.25% 4
East Sussex - 12 £45,000 - 1
Berkshire -5 9 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Buckinghamshire -14 9 £45,000 +15.38% 1
Hampshire -9 7 £47,500 +26.66% 2
West Sussex -4 4 £37,500 +7.14%
Oxfordshire +13 3 £50,000 +11.11%
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 152 (92.68%) C#
2 151 (92.07%) SQL Server
3 149 (90.85%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (87.20%) NUnit
5 141 (85.98%) .NET
6 131 (79.88%) Continuous Integration
7 127 (77.44%) ASP.NET
8 126 (76.83%) Scrum
9 122 (74.39%) MVC
10 121 (73.78%) ASP.NET MVC
11 118 (71.95%) TDD
12 115 (70.12%) Inversion of Control
12 115 (70.12%) Windows
12 115 (70.12%) Unity DI Container
13 111 (67.68%) Rhino Mocks
14 110 (67.07%) Moq
14 110 (67.07%) Dependency Injection
14 110 (67.07%) Castle Windsor
15 107 (65.24%) Ninject
15 107 (65.24%) Kanban
15 107 (65.24%) Spring.NET
16 101 (61.59%) Web Application Development
17 95 (57.93%) WCF
18 86 (52.44%) Microsoft
18 86 (52.44%) WinForms
19 82 (50.00%) WPF
19 82 (50.00%) MVVM
20 53 (32.32%) SQL
21 44 (26.83%) Team Foundation Server
22 43 (26.22%) Finance

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 27 (16.46%) IIS
2 23 (14.02%) SharePoint
3 22 (13.41%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (14.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.61%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.02%) Internet
2 5 (3.05%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (92.07%) SQL Server
2 23 (14.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.22%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 143 (87.20%) NUnit
2 111 (67.68%) Rhino Mocks
3 110 (67.07%) Moq
4 44 (26.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 35 (21.34%) Visual Studio
6 23 (14.02%) MSBuild
6 23 (14.02%) WiX
6 23 (14.02%) NuGet
6 23 (14.02%) Ranorex
7 9 (5.49%) Selenium
8 8 (4.88%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 5 (3.05%) SpecFlow
10 4 (2.44%) WebDriver
10 4 (2.44%) NSubstitute
11 2 (1.22%) Selenium IDE
11 2 (1.22%) Subversion
11 2 (1.22%) JIRA
12 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.61%) Bugzilla
12 1 (0.61%) CruiseControl
General
1 43 (26.22%) Finance
2 19 (11.59%) Retail
3 5 (3.05%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.83%) Automotive
5 2 (1.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 133 (81.10%) Developer
2 122 (74.39%) .NET Developer
3 23 (14.02%) Automation Engineer
4 14 (8.54%) Software Developer
5 12 (7.32%) Build Engineer
6 11 (6.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (5.49%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.27%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (3.05%) Analyst
9 5 (3.05%) Test Analyst
9 5 (3.05%) Senior .NET Developer
10 4 (2.44%) Senior Software Developer
11 3 (1.83%) Graduate .NET Developer
11 3 (1.83%) Junior .NET Developer
11 3 (1.83%) Graduate Developer
11 3 (1.83%) .NET Software Developer
11 3 (1.83%) Junior
11 3 (1.83%) Junior Developer
11 3 (1.83%) Test Engineer
11 3 (1.83%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (85.98%) .NET
2 127 (77.44%) ASP.NET
3 121 (73.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 115 (70.12%) Unity DI Container
5 110 (67.07%) Castle Windsor
6 107 (65.24%) Ninject
6 107 (65.24%) Spring.NET
7 95 (57.93%) WCF
8 86 (52.44%) WinForms
9 82 (50.00%) WPF
10 41 (25.00%) Razor View Engine
11 32 (19.51%) CSS
12 28 (17.07%) HTML
13 23 (14.02%) X-Windows
14 19 (11.59%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 18 (10.98%) Web Services
16 17 (10.37%) jQuery
17 13 (7.93%) KnockoutJS
18 11 (6.71%) .NET Framework
19 8 (4.88%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 115 (70.12%) Inversion of Control
2 23 (14.02%) Management Information System
3 19 (11.59%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (10.98%) Tandem
5 16 (9.76%) Social Network
6 7 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.44%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.83%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.83%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 115 (70.12%) Windows
2 23 (14.02%) Windows 7
2 23 (14.02%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (90.85%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (79.88%) Continuous Integration
3 126 (76.83%) Scrum
4 122 (74.39%) MVC
5 118 (71.95%) TDD
6 110 (67.07%) Dependency Injection
7 107 (65.24%) Kanban
8 101 (61.59%) Web Application Development
9 82 (50.00%) MVVM
10 27 (16.46%) Workflow
11 23 (14.02%) Project Management
11 23 (14.02%) DevOps
12 19 (11.59%) Unit Testing
13 11 (6.71%) OO
14 10 (6.10%) SOA
15 8 (4.88%) Software Engineering
15 8 (4.88%) Manual Testing
16 6 (3.66%) Automated Testing
16 6 (3.66%) Software Testing
17 5 (3.05%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 152 (92.68%) C#
2 53 (32.32%) SQL
3 38 (23.17%) JavaScript
4 23 (14.02%) PowerShell
5 11 (6.71%) VB
6 10 (6.10%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.44%) MATLAB
7 4 (2.44%) Java
8 2 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (1.83%) ISEB
1 3 (1.83%) Degree
2 2 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 27 (16.46%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 23 (14.02%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 86 (52.44%) Microsoft
2 30 (18.29%) Oracle
3 16 (9.76%) Facebook
3 16 (9.76%) Twitter
4 10 (6.10%) TOWER Software
5 4 (2.44%) Telerik
5 4 (2.44%) Red Gate
5 4 (2.44%) MathWorks
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