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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 334 368 342
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -26
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 108 83 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.49% 0.38% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.10% 2.75% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 107 75 109
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £25,400 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
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
3485 3015 3287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 15.95% 13.92% 14.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2962 2594 2979
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £29,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Kent +23 39 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Surrey +14 32 £47,500 - 1
East Sussex +1 13 £45,000 +73.07% 1
Buckinghamshire +9 10 £45,000 +16.12%
Hampshire -26 7 £43,750 +75.00% 1
Berkshire -24 4 £36,500 +12.30%
Oxfordshire +6 1 £50,000 +28.20% 1
West Sussex -8 1 £37,500 +7.14% 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 191 (91.83%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (91.35%) C#
3 188 (90.38%) NUnit
4 186 (89.42%) SQL Server
5 172 (82.69%) Continuous Integration
6 171 (82.21%) .NET
7 151 (72.60%) Scrum
8 145 (69.71%) TDD
8 145 (69.71%) ASP.NET
9 140 (67.31%) ASP.NET MVC
9 140 (67.31%) Unity DI Container
9 140 (67.31%) MVC
9 140 (67.31%) Rhino Mocks
9 140 (67.31%) Inversion of Control
10 139 (66.83%) Windows
11 133 (63.94%) Kanban
11 133 (63.94%) Dependency Injection
11 133 (63.94%) Castle Windsor
11 133 (63.94%) Ninject
11 133 (63.94%) Spring.NET
11 133 (63.94%) Moq
12 119 (57.21%) Web Application Development
13 103 (49.52%) WCF
14 95 (45.67%) WPF
14 95 (45.67%) MVVM
15 92 (44.23%) Microsoft
16 90 (43.27%) WinForms
17 64 (30.77%) SQL
18 60 (28.85%) Finance
19 52 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 42 (20.19%) IIS
2 34 (16.35%) SharePoint
3 31 (14.90%) Oracle Workflow
4 7 (3.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.48%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 34 (16.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.48%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 36 (17.31%) Internet
2 5 (2.40%) HTTP
2 5 (2.40%) Broadband
3 4 (1.92%) LAN
3 4 (1.92%) WAN
3 4 (1.92%) DNS
4 1 (0.48%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (89.42%) SQL Server
2 35 (16.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (4.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 188 (90.38%) NUnit
2 140 (67.31%) Rhino Mocks
3 133 (63.94%) Moq
4 52 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 45 (21.63%) Visual Studio
6 34 (16.35%) WiX
6 34 (16.35%) MSBuild
6 34 (16.35%) NuGet
6 34 (16.35%) Ranorex
7 13 (6.25%) Selenium
8 7 (3.37%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 7 (3.37%) NSubstitute
9 5 (2.40%) JIRA
9 5 (2.40%) SpecFlow
9 5 (2.40%) Bugzilla
10 4 (1.92%) WinRunner
10 4 (1.92%) TestDirector
10 4 (1.92%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (1.92%) LoadRunner
10 4 (1.92%) WebDriver
General
1 60 (28.85%) Finance
2 21 (10.10%) Retail
3 5 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.96%) Billing
5 1 (0.48%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 162 (77.88%) Developer
2 146 (70.19%) .NET Developer
3 29 (13.94%) Automation Engineer
4 20 (9.62%) Build Engineer
5 15 (7.21%) Software Developer
6 14 (6.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (6.25%) Senior Developer
8 9 (4.33%) Analyst
8 9 (4.33%) Test Analyst
9 7 (3.37%) Senior Software Developer
10 6 (2.88%) Senior Test Analyst
10 6 (2.88%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (2.40%) Graduate
11 5 (2.40%) Junior
11 5 (2.40%) Senior .NET Developer
11 5 (2.40%) Junior .NET Developer
11 5 (2.40%) Graduate Developer
11 5 (2.40%) Graduate .NET Developer
11 5 (2.40%) ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (2.40%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (82.21%) .NET
2 145 (69.71%) ASP.NET
3 140 (67.31%) ASP.NET MVC
3 140 (67.31%) Unity DI Container
4 133 (63.94%) Castle Windsor
4 133 (63.94%) Ninject
4 133 (63.94%) Spring.NET
5 103 (49.52%) WCF
6 95 (45.67%) WPF
7 90 (43.27%) WinForms
8 48 (23.08%) CSS
9 42 (20.19%) HTML
10 34 (16.35%) X-Windows
11 27 (12.98%) Razor View Engine
12 17 (8.17%) .NET Framework
13 14 (6.73%) jQuery
14 13 (6.25%) Web Services
14 13 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
15 11 (5.29%) LINQ
16 8 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 140 (67.31%) Inversion of Control
2 37 (17.79%) Management Information System
3 27 (12.98%) Enterprise Software
4 24 (11.54%) Social Network
5 21 (10.10%) Tandem
6 10 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (3.85%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.92%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.92%) Open Source
9 3 (1.44%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.44%) Physics
9 3 (1.44%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 139 (66.83%) Windows
2 35 (16.83%) Windows 7
3 34 (16.35%) Windows 8
4 4 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.92%) Linux
4 4 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.44%) Android
5 3 (1.44%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (91.83%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (82.69%) Continuous Integration
3 151 (72.60%) Scrum
4 145 (69.71%) TDD
5 140 (67.31%) MVC
6 133 (63.94%) Dependency Injection
6 133 (63.94%) Kanban
7 119 (57.21%) Web Application Development
8 95 (45.67%) MVVM
9 41 (19.71%) Workflow
10 34 (16.35%) Project Management
10 34 (16.35%) DevOps
11 20 (9.62%) Unit Testing
12 13 (6.25%) SOA
12 13 (6.25%) OO
13 12 (5.77%) Software Engineering
14 10 (4.81%) Mentoring
15 9 (4.33%) Business Intelligence
15 9 (4.33%) Manual Testing
16 7 (3.37%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 190 (91.35%) C#
2 64 (30.77%) SQL
3 50 (24.04%) JavaScript
4 35 (16.83%) PowerShell
5 15 (7.21%) VB
5 15 (7.21%) VB.NET
6 10 (4.81%) Java
7 4 (1.92%) C
7 4 (1.92%) C++
7 4 (1.92%) MATLAB
8 3 (1.44%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.48%) XQuery
9 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (3.37%) ISEB
1 7 (3.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (2.40%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.92%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.44%) Degree
5 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.48%) MCPD
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.48%) MCTS
5 1 (0.48%) MCAD
5 1 (0.48%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.44%) QA
System Software
1 38 (18.27%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 34 (16.35%) SCVMM
2 4 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 92 (44.23%) Microsoft
2 38 (18.27%) Oracle
3 24 (11.54%) Facebook
3 24 (11.54%) Twitter
4 11 (5.29%) TOWER Software
5 4 (1.92%) Telerik
5 4 (1.92%) MathWorks
5 4 (1.92%) Red Gate
6 1 (0.48%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.48%) IBM
6 1 (0.48%) Adobe
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