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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - 87 90
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 0 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales - 0.97% 0.092%
As % of the Development Applications category - 5.37% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 0 11 1
Average salary - £35,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +45.83%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
208 205 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 16.94% 18.14% 14.94%
Number of salaries quoted 181 189 143
Average salary £36,779 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.08% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (85.71%) NUnit
2 6 (85.71%) Scrum
2 6 (85.71%) Kanban
2 6 (85.71%) Spring.NET
2 6 (85.71%) Dependency Injection
2 6 (85.71%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (85.71%) Rhino Mocks
2 6 (85.71%) Moq
2 6 (85.71%) Castle Windsor
2 6 (85.71%) Ninject
2 6 (85.71%) Unity DI Container
3 4 (57.14%) MVVM
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) WCF
3 4 (57.14%) WPF
3 4 (57.14%) MVC
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
4 3 (42.86%) VB
4 3 (42.86%) VB.NET
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) WinForms
4 3 (42.86%) Social Network
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 1 (14.29%) CMS
1 1 (14.29%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) NUnit
1 6 (85.71%) Rhino Mocks
1 6 (85.71%) Moq
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) Spring.NET
2 6 (85.71%) Castle Windsor
2 6 (85.71%) Ninject
2 6 (85.71%) Unity DI Container
3 4 (57.14%) WCF
3 4 (57.14%) WPF
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
4 3 (42.86%) WinForms
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
5 1 (14.29%) Silverlight
5 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 1 (14.29%) CSS
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (42.86%) Social Network
3 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
2 6 (85.71%) Scrum
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (85.71%) Kanban
2 6 (85.71%) Dependency Injection
3 4 (57.14%) MVVM
3 4 (57.14%) MVC
4 3 (42.86%) Web Application Development
5 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 1 (14.29%) SOA
5 1 (14.29%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) VB
2 3 (42.86%) VB.NET
3 1 (14.29%) XAML
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Facebook
2 3 (42.86%) Twitter
3 1 (14.29%) LexisNexis