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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 345 376 421
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +45
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 85 87 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 0.42% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.60% 2.49% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 85 86 54
Median salary £37,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
3271 3494 3452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 17.76% 16.75% 15.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2972 2985 2939
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 £33,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +21 43 £35,000 - 4
Oxfordshire -11 12 £43,250 -3.88%
Surrey +41 9 £50,000 - 1
Kent +2 7 £37,500 -25.00% 2
West Sussex - 7 £25,000 -
Buckinghamshire +19 4 £51,500 +14.44%
East Sussex -11 3 £42,500 -5.55% 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 162 (97.01%) C#
2 147 (88.02%) NUnit
3 136 (81.44%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (81.44%) .NET
4 110 (65.87%) SQL Server
5 94 (56.29%) Windows
6 93 (55.69%) TDD
7 91 (54.49%) Scrum
8 84 (50.30%) ASP.NET
9 74 (44.31%) Continuous Integration
9 74 (44.31%) Kanban
10 73 (43.71%) Inversion of Control
10 73 (43.71%) Rhino Mocks
10 73 (43.71%) Moq
10 73 (43.71%) SQL
11 69 (41.32%) Unit Testing
11 69 (41.32%) Castle Windsor
11 69 (41.32%) Ninject
11 69 (41.32%) Dependency Injection
11 69 (41.32%) Spring.NET
11 69 (41.32%) Unity DI Container
12 66 (39.52%) WinForms
13 65 (38.92%) MVC
13 65 (38.92%) ASP.NET MVC
14 63 (37.72%) MVVM
14 63 (37.72%) WPF
15 47 (28.14%) WCF
16 46 (27.54%) JavaScript
17 43 (25.75%) Selenium
17 43 (25.75%) SQL Server 2014

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 25 (14.97%) CMS
2 23 (13.77%) IIS
3 4 (2.40%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (5.99%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.40%) BASE24
2 2 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.99%) Cloud Computing
1 10 (5.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.98%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (65.87%) SQL Server
2 43 (25.75%) SQL Server 2014
3 26 (15.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 147 (88.02%) NUnit
2 73 (43.71%) Moq
2 73 (43.71%) Rhino Mocks
3 43 (25.75%) Selenium
4 39 (23.35%) WebDriver
5 30 (17.96%) SpecFlow
6 27 (16.17%) HP UFT
6 27 (16.17%) JMeter
6 27 (16.17%) SoapUI
7 19 (11.38%) Visual Studio
8 18 (10.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (6.59%) Git (software)
9 11 (6.59%) Subversion
10 7 (4.19%) JIRA
11 6 (3.59%) MSBuild
12 4 (2.40%) CruiseControl
12 4 (2.40%) Hudson
12 4 (2.40%) Jenkins
12 4 (2.40%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.80%) Selenium IDE
General
1 41 (24.55%) Finance
2 20 (11.98%) Telecoms
3 12 (7.19%) Advertising
4 7 (4.19%) Marketing
5 2 (1.20%) Legal
5 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Music Industry
6 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 148 (88.62%) Developer
2 97 (58.08%) .NET Developer
3 76 (45.51%) C# Developer
4 53 (31.74%) C# .NET Developer
5 27 (16.17%) C# WPF Developer
5 27 (16.17%) WPF Developer
6 25 (14.97%) Test Automation Developer
7 23 (13.77%) Junior
7 23 (13.77%) Junior Developer
8 17 (10.18%) Senior Developer
9 14 (8.38%) Junior .NET Developer
9 14 (8.38%) Senior .NET Developer
10 12 (7.19%) Senior C# Developer
11 11 (6.59%) C# Software Developer
11 11 (6.59%) Software Developer
12 10 (5.99%) Junior C# Developer
13 9 (5.39%) Senior C# .NET Developer
13 9 (5.39%) WinForms Developer
14 8 (4.79%) .NET Software Developer
14 8 (4.79%) Graduate .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (81.44%) .NET
2 84 (50.30%) ASP.NET
3 69 (41.32%) Castle Windsor
3 69 (41.32%) Ninject
3 69 (41.32%) Spring.NET
3 69 (41.32%) Unity DI Container
4 66 (39.52%) WinForms
5 65 (38.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 63 (37.72%) WPF
7 47 (28.14%) WCF
8 39 (23.35%) CSS
8 39 (23.35%) HTML
9 38 (22.75%) jQuery
10 32 (19.16%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 25 (14.97%) .NET Framework
12 23 (13.77%) SOAP
12 23 (13.77%) XML
13 16 (9.58%) KnockoutJS
14 13 (7.78%) AngularJS
15 12 (7.19%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 73 (43.71%) Inversion of Control
2 27 (16.17%) N-Tier
3 26 (15.57%) Client/Server
4 17 (10.18%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (5.39%) Computer Science
5 9 (5.39%) Social Network
6 6 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.59%) Tandem
7 1 (0.60%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 94 (56.29%) Windows
2 19 (11.38%) Windows 7
2 19 (11.38%) Windows 8
3 4 (2.40%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (81.44%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (55.69%) TDD
3 91 (54.49%) Scrum
4 74 (44.31%) Continuous Integration
4 74 (44.31%) Kanban
5 69 (41.32%) Dependency Injection
5 69 (41.32%) Unit Testing
6 65 (38.92%) MVC
7 63 (37.72%) MVVM
8 31 (18.56%) Test Scripting
9 30 (17.96%) Test Automation
10 26 (15.57%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 26 (15.57%) Web Application Development
11 25 (14.97%) Content Management
12 24 (14.37%) OO
13 20 (11.98%) SOA
14 18 (10.78%) BDD
15 17 (10.18%) Mentoring
16 15 (8.98%) Automated Testing
17 11 (6.59%) UML
Programming Languages
1 162 (97.01%) C#
2 73 (43.71%) SQL
3 46 (27.54%) JavaScript
4 15 (8.98%) TypeScript
5 11 (6.59%) T-SQL
6 6 (3.59%) VB
7 3 (1.80%) Delphi
8 2 (1.20%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.20%) X++
9 1 (0.60%) C++
9 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (1.20%) ISEB
1 2 (1.20%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.60%) Degree
2 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.59%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (11.98%) Facebook
2 18 (10.78%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.39%) Twitter
4 8 (4.79%) Oracle
5 2 (1.20%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.60%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.60%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.60%) Telerik
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