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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 352 323 365
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +42
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 90 100 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.40% 0.47% 0.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.60% 3.54% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 90 97 77
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £25,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
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
3455 2822 3299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 15.31% 13.28% 14.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2837 2443 2906
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Berkshire +5 22 £45,000 +16.12% 1
Kent +2 21 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Surrey 0 19 £47,500 +26.66% 4
Oxfordshire +3 7 £50,000 -
West Sussex -1 6 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Hampshire -23 6 £38,750 +3.33% 1
East Sussex -33 5 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Buckinghamshire -35 3 £42,500 +8.97%
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 134 (91.16%) .NET
2 133 (90.48%) C#
3 128 (87.07%) SQL Server
4 118 (80.27%) NUnit
5 116 (78.91%) ASP.NET
6 115 (78.23%) Scrum
7 106 (72.11%) Continuous Integration
7 106 (72.11%) MVC
8 105 (71.43%) Windows
9 104 (70.75%) TDD
9 104 (70.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 104 (70.75%) Unity DI Container
10 103 (70.07%) Inversion of Control
11 101 (68.71%) Moq
12 100 (68.03%) Rhino Mocks
13 99 (67.35%) Dependency Injection
14 98 (66.67%) Castle Windsor
15 95 (64.63%) Ninject
15 95 (64.63%) Spring.NET
15 95 (64.63%) Kanban
16 90 (61.22%) WinForms
17 86 (58.50%) WPF
18 85 (57.82%) MVVM
19 80 (54.42%) WCF
20 78 (53.06%) Web Application Development
21 69 (46.94%) Microsoft
22 52 (35.37%) Razor View Engine
23 48 (32.65%) SQL
24 40 (27.21%) ASP.NET MVC 4
25 32 (21.77%) Team Foundation Server

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 13 (8.84%) IIS
2 10 (6.80%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.80%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (2.04%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.68%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 6 (4.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.80%) Internet
2 5 (3.40%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (87.07%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.36%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 118 (80.27%) NUnit
2 101 (68.71%) Moq
3 100 (68.03%) Rhino Mocks
4 32 (21.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 31 (21.09%) Visual Studio
6 15 (10.20%) Selenium
7 10 (6.80%) WebDriver
7 10 (6.80%) WiX
7 10 (6.80%) MSBuild
7 10 (6.80%) NuGet
7 10 (6.80%) Ranorex
8 8 (5.44%) Selenium IDE
8 8 (5.44%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 5 (3.40%) SpecFlow
10 3 (2.04%) NSubstitute
10 3 (2.04%) Subversion
11 1 (0.68%) JIRA
11 1 (0.68%) CruiseControl
General
1 30 (20.41%) Finance
2 16 (10.88%) Retail
3 5 (3.40%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.04%) Automotive
5 2 (1.36%) Billing
Job Titles
1 122 (82.99%) Developer
2 112 (76.19%) .NET Developer
3 11 (7.48%) Software Developer
4 10 (6.80%) Automation Engineer
5 9 (6.12%) Senior Developer
6 7 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (4.08%) Test Engineer
8 5 (3.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (3.40%) Analyst
8 5 (3.40%) Test Analyst
8 5 (3.40%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (3.40%) Build Engineer
9 4 (2.72%) Senior Tester
9 4 (2.72%) Software Test Engineer
9 4 (2.72%) Selenium Tester
9 4 (2.72%) Tester
9 4 (2.72%) Software Engineer
10 3 (2.04%) Graduate
10 3 (2.04%) Junior
10 3 (2.04%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (91.16%) .NET
2 116 (78.91%) ASP.NET
3 104 (70.75%) ASP.NET MVC
3 104 (70.75%) Unity DI Container
4 98 (66.67%) Castle Windsor
5 95 (64.63%) Ninject
5 95 (64.63%) Spring.NET
6 90 (61.22%) WinForms
7 86 (58.50%) WPF
8 80 (54.42%) WCF
9 52 (35.37%) Razor View Engine
10 40 (27.21%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 20 (13.61%) CSS
12 19 (12.93%) Web Services
13 18 (12.24%) jQuery
14 17 (11.56%) HTML
15 15 (10.20%) .NET Framework
15 15 (10.20%) KnockoutJS
16 10 (6.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 10 (6.80%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 103 (70.07%) Inversion of Control
2 18 (12.24%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (10.20%) Social Network
4 14 (9.52%) Tandem
5 10 (6.80%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.04%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.04%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.36%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.36%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.68%) NHS
8 1 (0.68%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 105 (71.43%) Windows
2 10 (6.80%) Windows 7
2 10 (6.80%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (78.23%) Scrum
2 106 (72.11%) MVC
2 106 (72.11%) Continuous Integration
3 104 (70.75%) TDD
4 99 (67.35%) Dependency Injection
5 95 (64.63%) Kanban
6 85 (57.82%) MVVM
7 78 (53.06%) Web Application Development
8 22 (14.97%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (14.29%) Unit Testing
10 16 (10.88%) OO
11 13 (8.84%) Workflow
12 10 (6.80%) OOD
12 10 (6.80%) SOA
12 10 (6.80%) Project Management
12 10 (6.80%) DevOps
13 5 (3.40%) OOP
13 5 (3.40%) OOA/OOD
13 5 (3.40%) Release Management
13 5 (3.40%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 133 (90.48%) C#
2 48 (32.65%) SQL
3 28 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 10 (6.80%) VB.NET
4 10 (6.80%) PowerShell
5 7 (4.76%) VB
6 4 (2.72%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.04%) Java
8 2 (1.36%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (3.40%) MCP
1 5 (3.40%) MCAD
1 5 (3.40%) MCSD
1 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (3.40%) MCTS
2 4 (2.72%) ISEB
3 3 (2.04%) Degree
4 2 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.36%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 12 (8.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (6.80%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 69 (46.94%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.24%) Oracle
3 15 (10.20%) Facebook
3 15 (10.20%) Twitter
4 5 (3.40%) TOWER Software
5 2 (1.36%) Telerik
5 2 (1.36%) Red Gate
5 2 (1.36%) MathWorks
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