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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 336 353 379
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +26
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 112 111 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.53% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.22% 3.13% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 111 111 65
Average salary £45,000 £43,750 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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
3477 3541 2996
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 18.07% 16.96% 14.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3141 3048 2501
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 12 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the South East region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(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
Buckinghamshire +23 32 £45,000 -8.16%
Hampshire +33 17 £35,000 -20.00%
West Sussex +4 17 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Oxfordshire +2 14 £47,500 -5.00%
Kent -26 12 £45,000 +20.00% 4
East Sussex +7 9 £45,000 - 1
Berkshire -3 8 £45,000 +23.28% 4
Surrey -14 3 £50,000 +11.11% 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 248 (95.75%) C#
2 232 (89.58%) NUnit
3 218 (84.17%) Agile Software Development
4 200 (77.22%) SQL Server
5 198 (76.45%) .NET
6 149 (57.53%) Continuous Integration
7 147 (56.76%) TDD
8 144 (55.60%) Scrum
9 142 (54.83%) Moq
10 137 (52.90%) Rhino Mocks
11 136 (52.51%) Inversion of Control
11 136 (52.51%) Unity DI Container
12 135 (52.12%) Dependency Injection
13 134 (51.74%) Kanban
14 130 (50.19%) Spring.NET
14 130 (50.19%) MVVM
14 130 (50.19%) Castle Windsor
14 130 (50.19%) Ninject
15 123 (47.49%) WPF
16 117 (45.17%) Unit Testing
17 116 (44.79%) Windows
18 105 (40.54%) ASP.NET
19 102 (39.38%) WCF
20 100 (38.61%) MVC
21 96 (37.07%) ASP.NET MVC
22 82 (31.66%) WinForms
23 78 (30.12%) SQL
24 63 (24.32%) Web Application Development
25 54 (20.85%) Enterprise Software
26 51 (19.69%) Microsoft

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 32 (12.36%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (4.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.25%) Internet
2 9 (3.47%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (77.22%) SQL Server
2 44 (16.99%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (0.77%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 232 (89.58%) NUnit
2 142 (54.83%) Moq
3 137 (52.90%) Rhino Mocks
4 46 (17.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 36 (13.90%) Selenium
5 36 (13.90%) WebDriver
6 35 (13.51%) HP UFT
6 35 (13.51%) JMeter
6 35 (13.51%) SoapUI
7 31 (11.97%) SpecFlow
8 15 (5.79%) T4 Templates
9 12 (4.63%) Visual Studio
10 6 (2.32%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (1.93%) Git (software)
11 5 (1.93%) Jasmine
11 5 (1.93%) Protractor
11 5 (1.93%) Subversion
12 3 (1.16%) MSBuild
13 1 (0.39%) NSubstitute
13 1 (0.39%) Selenium IDE
General
1 45 (17.37%) Finance
2 14 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.02%) Music Industry
4 5 (1.93%) Retail
5 2 (0.77%) Automotive
6 1 (0.39%) Advertising
6 1 (0.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 238 (91.89%) Developer
2 164 (63.32%) .NET Developer
3 126 (48.65%) C# Developer
4 94 (36.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 73 (28.19%) WPF Developer
6 71 (27.41%) C# WPF Developer
7 50 (19.31%) .NET Software Developer
8 30 (11.58%) Test Automation Developer
9 28 (10.81%) Senior Developer
10 21 (8.11%) Senior C# Developer
11 16 (6.18%) Software Developer
12 15 (5.79%) WCF Developer
13 14 (5.41%) .NET Team Leader
13 14 (5.41%) Team Leader
14 13 (5.02%) C# WCF Developer
15 12 (4.63%) ASP.NET Developer
16 11 (4.25%) Development Team Leader
16 11 (4.25%) Junior
16 11 (4.25%) Junior .NET Developer
16 11 (4.25%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (76.45%) .NET
2 136 (52.51%) Unity DI Container
3 130 (50.19%) Castle Windsor
3 130 (50.19%) Ninject
3 130 (50.19%) Spring.NET
4 123 (47.49%) WPF
5 105 (40.54%) ASP.NET
6 102 (39.38%) WCF
7 96 (37.07%) ASP.NET MVC
8 82 (31.66%) WinForms
9 45 (17.37%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 42 (16.22%) Razor View Engine
11 39 (15.06%) .NET Framework
12 26 (10.04%) Entity Framework
13 21 (8.11%) jQuery
14 18 (6.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 17 (6.56%) Ajax
16 15 (5.79%) JSON
17 13 (5.02%) CSS
17 13 (5.02%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 136 (52.51%) Inversion of Control
2 54 (20.85%) Enterprise Software
3 39 (15.06%) N-Tier
4 35 (13.51%) Social Network
5 32 (12.36%) Client/Server
6 14 (5.41%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.54%) Blog
9 3 (1.16%) Tandem
10 2 (0.77%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.39%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 116 (44.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (84.17%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (57.53%) Continuous Integration
3 147 (56.76%) TDD
4 144 (55.60%) Scrum
5 135 (52.12%) Dependency Injection
6 134 (51.74%) Kanban
7 130 (50.19%) MVVM
8 117 (45.17%) Unit Testing
9 100 (38.61%) MVC
10 63 (24.32%) Web Application Development
11 40 (15.44%) OO
12 35 (13.51%) Test Automation
13 33 (12.74%) Functional Testing
14 32 (12.36%) Content Management
14 32 (12.36%) Event-Driven Architecture
15 30 (11.58%) Test Scripting
16 18 (6.95%) SOLID
17 15 (5.79%) Performance Tuning
18 11 (4.25%) Business Development
18 11 (4.25%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 248 (95.75%) C#
2 78 (30.12%) SQL
3 29 (11.20%) JavaScript
4 20 (7.72%) T-SQL
5 10 (3.86%) VB
6 7 (2.70%) VB.NET
7 6 (2.32%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.77%) Java
9 1 (0.39%) C++
9 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.39%) X++
Qualifications
1 18 (6.95%) Degree
2 6 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.77%) MCAD
3 2 (0.77%) MCP
3 2 (0.77%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.77%) SLA
Vendors
1 51 (19.69%) Microsoft
2 35 (13.51%) Facebook
2 35 (13.51%) Twitter
3 11 (4.25%) Oracle
4 2 (0.77%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.39%) Marketo
5 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
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