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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 82 91 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 9 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.82% 0.27% -
As % of the Development Applications category 5.45% 1.68% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 0
Average salary £36,000 £27,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.90% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
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
165 179 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 14.99% 15.91% 8.51%
Number of salaries quoted 146 172 62
Average salary £33,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,110 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Newport +13 4 £40,000 +45.45%
Torfaen - 3 £36,000 -
Cardiff -7 1 £37,000 +13.84%
Bridgend - 1 - -
MSTest
Wales

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 20 (100.00%) C#
1 20 (100.00%) .NET
1 20 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 20 (100.00%) WinForms
1 20 (100.00%) TDD
1 20 (100.00%) NUnit
1 20 (100.00%) WCF
1 20 (100.00%) MVC
1 20 (100.00%) Moq
2 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (70.00%) XML
3 14 (70.00%) OO
3 14 (70.00%) SQL
3 14 (70.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 10 (50.00%) HTML5
4 10 (50.00%) HTML
4 10 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 9 (45.00%) OOD
5 9 (45.00%) PaaS
5 9 (45.00%) Product Management
5 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (45.00%) IaaS
6 6 (30.00%) Unity DI Container
6 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (30.00%) Dependency Injection
6 6 (30.00%) Inversion of Control
6 6 (30.00%) Scrum

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (45.00%) PaaS
1 9 (45.00%) IaaS
2 4 (20.00%) Trello
2 4 (20.00%) Basecamp
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (100.00%) NUnit
1 20 (100.00%) Moq
2 6 (30.00%) Rhino Mocks
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Developer
2 16 (80.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (5.00%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) .NET
1 20 (100.00%) WinForms
1 20 (100.00%) WCF
2 14 (70.00%) XML
2 14 (70.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 10 (50.00%) HTML5
3 10 (50.00%) HTML
3 10 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (30.00%) WPF
4 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (30.00%) Castle Windsor
4 6 (30.00%) Ninject
4 6 (30.00%) Razor View Engine
4 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 6 (30.00%) Unity DI Container
4 6 (30.00%) Spring.NET
4 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.00%) CSS
5 1 (5.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (20.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) MVC
1 20 (100.00%) TDD
2 14 (70.00%) OO
3 9 (45.00%) OOD
3 9 (45.00%) Product Management
4 6 (30.00%) Dependency Injection
4 6 (30.00%) MVVM
4 6 (30.00%) Web Application Development
4 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (30.00%) Kanban
4 6 (30.00%) Scrum
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) C#
2 14 (70.00%) SQL
3 6 (30.00%) VB
3 6 (30.00%) VB.NET
4 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (20.00%) PHP
5 4 (20.00%) Java
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft