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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 80 97 -
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 7 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.65% 0.082% -
As % of the Development Applications category 4.76% 0.44% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 0
Average salary £36,000 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
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
147 227 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 13.56% 18.70% 8.50%
Number of salaries quoted 129 222 73
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%

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
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSTest across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

MSTest Salary Histogram 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 21 October 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
Cardiff -2 2 £35,000 +7.69%
Newport - 2 £40,000 -
Torfaen - 2 £36,000 -
Bridgend - 1 - -
MSTest
Wales

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 19 (100.00%) .NET
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (94.74%) C#
2 18 (94.74%) MVC
2 18 (94.74%) WinForms
2 18 (94.74%) TDD
2 18 (94.74%) NUnit
2 18 (94.74%) WCF
2 18 (94.74%) Moq
3 15 (78.95%) SQL
4 14 (73.68%) XML
4 14 (73.68%) OO
4 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
4 14 (73.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 11 (57.89%) MS Excel
6 10 (52.63%) HTML
6 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET Web API
6 10 (52.63%) HTML5
6 10 (52.63%) .NET Framework
7 9 (47.37%) PaaS
7 9 (47.37%) Product Management
7 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (47.37%) IaaS
7 9 (47.37%) OOD
8 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
10 5 (26.32%) Windows
11 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
11 4 (21.05%) PHP
11 4 (21.05%) Java

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (57.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (47.37%) PaaS
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (47.37%) IaaS
2 4 (21.05%) Trello
2 4 (21.05%) Basecamp
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (94.74%) NUnit
1 18 (94.74%) Moq
2 4 (21.05%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.26%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 17 (89.47%) Developer
2 14 (73.68%) .NET Developer
3 1 (5.26%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
3 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 18 (94.74%) WinForms
2 18 (94.74%) WCF
3 14 (73.68%) XML
3 14 (73.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 10 (52.63%) HTML
4 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (52.63%) HTML5
4 10 (52.63%) .NET Framework
5 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
5 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (21.05%) WPF
5 4 (21.05%) Spring.NET
5 4 (21.05%) Unity DI Container
5 4 (21.05%) Castle Windsor
5 4 (21.05%) Ninject
5 4 (21.05%) Razor View Engine
5 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (5.26%) jQuery
6 1 (5.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Open Source
1 4 (21.05%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) MVC
1 18 (94.74%) TDD
2 14 (73.68%) OO
3 9 (47.37%) Product Management
3 9 (47.37%) OOD
4 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) Scrum
5 4 (21.05%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (21.05%) Kanban
5 4 (21.05%) MVVM
5 4 (21.05%) Web Application Development
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.26%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) C#
2 15 (78.95%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
4 4 (21.05%) PHP
4 4 (21.05%) Java
4 4 (21.05%) VB
4 4 (21.05%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft