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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
England / South East
Rank 340 344 339
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 48 112 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.58% 0.53%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.81% 3.30% 3.25%
Number of salaries quoted 47 110 106
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,056 £34,500 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%

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
2655 3394 3297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 17.86% 17.66% 16.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2310 2998 2825
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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
Surrey +56 19 £55,000 -
Berkshire +47 9 £35,047 -22.11%
Kent +9 8 £55,000 +15.78% 1
West Sussex +2 6 £42,500 -15.00%
Hampshire +6 5 £37,500 +7.14% 1
East Sussex +8 1 £27,500 -38.88% 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 104 (96.30%) C#
2 103 (95.37%) .NET
3 84 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (72.22%) NUnit
5 69 (63.89%) Scrum
6 67 (62.04%) ASP.NET
7 66 (61.11%) SQL Server
8 55 (50.93%) SQL
9 53 (49.07%) MVC
10 52 (48.15%) ASP.NET MVC
11 47 (43.52%) jQuery
12 46 (42.59%) TDD
13 45 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
14 44 (40.74%) Rhino Mocks
15 40 (37.04%) Windows
16 37 (34.26%) Moq
17 35 (32.41%) JavaScript
17 35 (32.41%) WinForms
18 34 (31.48%) Kanban
19 33 (30.56%) Unity DI Container
20 32 (29.63%) Inversion of Control
20 32 (29.63%) Microsoft Azure
20 32 (29.63%) Unit Testing
21 31 (28.70%) OO
22 30 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
22 30 (27.78%) Dependency Injection
22 30 (27.78%) Spring.NET
22 30 (27.78%) ASP.NET Web API
22 30 (27.78%) Castle Windsor
22 30 (27.78%) Ninject

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 10 (9.26%) IIS
2 5 (4.63%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (4.63%) CMS
2 5 (4.63%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (17.59%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 32 (29.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.48%) Broadband
2 1 (0.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 24 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
3 10 (9.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (4.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.85%) MySQL
6 2 (1.85%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.93%) GIS
Development Applications
1 78 (72.22%) NUnit
2 45 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 44 (40.74%) Rhino Mocks
4 37 (34.26%) Moq
5 29 (26.85%) Selenium
6 18 (16.67%) Visual Studio
7 16 (14.81%) JIRA
8 12 (11.11%) WebDriver
9 9 (8.33%) NCover
9 9 (8.33%) SpecFlow
10 8 (7.41%) Git (software)
10 8 (7.41%) SoapUI
11 7 (6.48%) Subversion
12 5 (4.63%) HP UFT
12 5 (4.63%) JMeter
13 4 (3.70%) CruiseControl
13 4 (3.70%) Hudson
13 4 (3.70%) Jenkins
13 4 (3.70%) TeamCity
14 3 (2.78%) Cucumber
General
1 23 (21.30%) Finance
2 7 (6.48%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.78%) Music Industry
4 2 (1.85%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.93%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 81 (75.00%) Developer
2 58 (53.70%) .NET Developer
3 38 (35.19%) C# Developer
4 29 (26.85%) C# .NET Developer
5 24 (22.22%) Senior Developer
6 19 (17.59%) Senior .NET Developer
7 16 (14.81%) C# WPF Developer
7 16 (14.81%) WPF Developer
8 11 (10.19%) Analyst
8 11 (10.19%) Test Analyst
9 10 (9.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 8 (7.41%) Junior
10 8 (7.41%) Junior Developer
11 7 (6.48%) ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (6.48%) Development Team Leader
11 7 (6.48%) Functional Analyst
11 7 (6.48%) Junior C# Developer
11 7 (6.48%) Senior C# Developer
11 7 (6.48%) Team Leader
11 7 (6.48%) Telecoms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (95.37%) .NET
2 67 (62.04%) ASP.NET
3 52 (48.15%) ASP.NET MVC
4 47 (43.52%) jQuery
5 35 (32.41%) WinForms
6 33 (30.56%) Unity DI Container
7 30 (27.78%) ASP.NET Web API
7 30 (27.78%) Castle Windsor
7 30 (27.78%) Ninject
7 30 (27.78%) Spring.NET
8 29 (26.85%) WPF
9 27 (25.00%) .NET Framework
10 26 (24.07%) AngularJS
10 26 (24.07%) KnockoutJS
11 25 (23.15%) WCF
12 24 (22.22%) HTML
13 18 (16.67%) XML
14 16 (14.81%) HTML5
15 15 (13.89%) CSS
16 13 (12.04%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 32 (29.63%) Inversion of Control
2 15 (13.89%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (12.96%) Social Network
4 11 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.63%) Client/Server
5 5 (4.63%) Digital Media
5 5 (4.63%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.78%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.85%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (37.04%) Windows
2 6 (5.56%) Windows 7
2 6 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (63.89%) Scrum
3 53 (49.07%) MVC
4 46 (42.59%) TDD
5 34 (31.48%) Kanban
6 32 (29.63%) Unit Testing
7 31 (28.70%) OO
8 30 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (27.78%) Dependency Injection
9 27 (25.00%) Mentoring
9 27 (25.00%) MVVM
10 24 (22.22%) Performance Optimisation
11 15 (13.89%) Test Scripting
12 14 (12.96%) Automated Testing
13 12 (11.11%) SOA
13 12 (11.11%) Test Automation
14 10 (9.26%) SDLC
14 10 (9.26%) Software Testing
14 10 (9.26%) Test Strategy
15 9 (8.33%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 104 (96.30%) C#
2 55 (50.93%) SQL
3 35 (32.41%) JavaScript
4 24 (22.22%) TypeScript
5 9 (8.33%) Java
5 9 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.78%) C
7 2 (1.85%) C++
7 2 (1.85%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (9.26%) ISTQB
1 10 (9.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (6.48%) ISEB
3 4 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (0.93%) MCAD
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.48%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.96%) Facebook
2 14 (12.96%) Twitter
3 7 (6.48%) Atlassian
4 4 (3.70%) Oracle
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