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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 93 95 85
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 5 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.43% 0.82% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.29% 9.35% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 2
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £44,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -16.20%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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
152 107 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 12.96% 8.82% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 119 90 119
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 12 February 2016. 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
Torfaen +7 3 £38,000 +2.70%
Cardiff -6 2 £25,000 -16.66%
MSTest
Wales

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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#
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) XML
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) NUnit
3 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (42.86%) OO
4 3 (42.86%) OOD
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 3 (42.86%) MVC
4 3 (42.86%) WinForms
4 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
4 3 (42.86%) WCF
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (42.86%) PaaS
4 3 (42.86%) HTML5
4 3 (42.86%) Moq
4 3 (42.86%) Node.js
4 3 (42.86%) IaaS
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (42.86%) SOLID
5 2 (28.57%) REST
5 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (42.86%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) IaaS
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (42.86%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) NUnit
2 3 (42.86%) Moq
3 2 (28.57%) JMeter
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Software Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Junior
3 2 (28.57%) Junior Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Software Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Software Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 3 (42.86%) HTML5
2 3 (42.86%) WCF
2 3 (42.86%) WinForms
3 2 (28.57%) Ajax
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) JSON
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) XSL
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) MVC
1 3 (42.86%) OO
1 3 (42.86%) OOD
1 3 (42.86%) SOLID
1 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) CRM
2 2 (28.57%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Python
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft