The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 90 76 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 11 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.92% 0.12% -
As % of the Development Applications category 8.33% 0.88% -
Number of salaries quoted 11 1 0
Average salary £37,000 £52,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.52% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
MSTest
Wales

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 Wales region.

Development Applications Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
132 114 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 10.98% 13.62% 14.23%
Number of salaries quoted 113 87 116
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,361
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,051 £26,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £44,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MSTest across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

MSTest
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MSTest across the South Wales region.

MSTest Salary Trend in South Wales

MSTest
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. 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
Monmouthshire - 5 £37,500 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £30,000 - 2
Caerphilly - 2 £35,000 - 1
Torfaen -17 1 £37,000 -29.52%
MSTest
Wales

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 16 (100.00%) .NET
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (93.75%) C#
2 15 (93.75%) TDD
3 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
3 13 (81.25%) MVC
4 11 (68.75%) WCF
5 9 (56.25%) NUnit
5 9 (56.25%) Moq
5 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET
6 8 (50.00%) HTML
6 8 (50.00%) MVVM
7 7 (43.75%) Rhino Mocks
7 7 (43.75%) Dependency Injection
7 7 (43.75%) Inversion of Control
7 7 (43.75%) Kanban
7 7 (43.75%) Spring.NET
7 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (43.75%) Windows
7 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
7 7 (43.75%) Scrum
7 7 (43.75%) Castle Windsor
7 7 (43.75%) Ninject
7 7 (43.75%) Unity DI Container
8 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (37.50%) CSS
8 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
8 6 (37.50%) WPF
8 6 (37.50%) Unit Testing

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 4 (25.00%) Umbraco
1 4 (25.00%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (12.50%) PaaS
1 2 (12.50%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) NUnit
1 9 (56.25%) Moq
2 7 (43.75%) Rhino Mocks
3 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 3 (18.75%) Law
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Developer
1 15 (93.75%) .NET Developer
2 1 (6.25%) Analyst
2 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
2 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
2 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
2 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
2 1 (6.25%) Web Applications Developer
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Web Developer
2 1 (6.25%) C# Web Developer
2 1 (6.25%) C# Application Developer
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Applications Developer
2 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (68.75%) WCF
3 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET
4 8 (50.00%) HTML
5 7 (43.75%) Spring.NET
5 7 (43.75%) Castle Windsor
5 7 (43.75%) Ninject
5 7 (43.75%) Unity DI Container
6 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (37.50%) CSS
6 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
6 6 (37.50%) WPF
7 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (25.00%) Silverlight
8 4 (25.00%) WinForms
9 2 (12.50%) HTML5
9 2 (12.50%) XML
9 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (25.00%) Replication
3 2 (12.50%) Social Network
3 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) TDD
2 13 (81.25%) MVC
3 8 (50.00%) MVVM
4 7 (43.75%) Dependency Injection
4 7 (43.75%) Kanban
4 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (43.75%) Scrum
5 6 (37.50%) Unit Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Web Application Development
7 4 (25.00%) High Availability
7 4 (25.00%) SOA
8 3 (18.75%) Time Management
9 2 (12.50%) OOD
9 2 (12.50%) OO
10 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
10 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
10 1 (6.25%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) XAML
4 2 (12.50%) VB
4 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) LexisNexis
3 2 (12.50%) Facebook
3 2 (12.50%) Twitter
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chepstow
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: c.£38K + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago