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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 91 84 81
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 10 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.83% 0.23% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.80% 1.26% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 1
Average salary £37,500 £44,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.20% +5.29%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
102 159 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 8.51% 18.21% 10.75%
Number of salaries quoted 88 134 78
Average salary £32,500 £40,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.75% +35.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,855 £30,200 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 January 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 -
Cardiff - 4 £30,000 -
Torfaen -16 1 £37,000 -17.31%
MSTest
Wales

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 January 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%) MVC
2 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 15 (93.75%) TDD
3 13 (81.25%) WCF
4 10 (62.50%) NUnit
4 10 (62.50%) Moq
4 10 (62.50%) HTML
5 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 8 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
7 6 (37.50%) SQL
7 6 (37.50%) CSS
7 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
8 5 (31.25%) XML
8 5 (31.25%) Scrum
8 5 (31.25%) OO
8 5 (31.25%) WinForms
8 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
8 5 (31.25%) HTML5
8 5 (31.25%) MVVM
8 5 (31.25%) Rhino Mocks
8 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (31.25%) Dependency Injection
8 5 (31.25%) Inversion of Control
8 5 (31.25%) Kanban
8 5 (31.25%) Spring.NET

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (18.75%) CMS
1 3 (18.75%) Umbraco
2 1 (6.25%) Node.js
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) IaaS
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (25.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) NUnit
1 10 (62.50%) Moq
2 5 (31.25%) Rhino Mocks
3 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 3 (18.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) .NET Developer
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 1 (6.25%) C# Application Developer
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Applications Developer
2 1 (6.25%) C# Web Developer
2 1 (6.25%) C# .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%) Software Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
2 1 (6.25%) Web Applications Developer
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (81.25%) WCF
3 10 (62.50%) HTML
4 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 8 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (37.50%) CSS
6 5 (31.25%) XML
6 5 (31.25%) WinForms
6 5 (31.25%) HTML5
6 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (31.25%) Spring.NET
6 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 5 (31.25%) Castle Windsor
6 5 (31.25%) Ninject
6 5 (31.25%) Unity DI Container
7 3 (18.75%) WPF
7 3 (18.75%) Silverlight
7 3 (18.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (6.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (18.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) MVC
1 15 (93.75%) TDD
2 5 (31.25%) Scrum
2 5 (31.25%) OO
2 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
2 5 (31.25%) MVVM
2 5 (31.25%) Dependency Injection
2 5 (31.25%) Kanban
2 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Web Application Development
3 4 (25.00%) OOD
4 3 (18.75%) SOA
4 3 (18.75%) Product Management
4 3 (18.75%) Time Management
4 3 (18.75%) High Availability
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 6 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) Java
4 3 (18.75%) XAML
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) LexisNexis