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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 86 102 80
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -22
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 8 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.71% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.99% 0.79% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 1
Average salary £37,250 £37,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.67% -12.94%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
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
89 254 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 7.86% 22.14% 9.17%
Number of salaries quoted 84 237 70
Average salary £35,000 £40,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.58% +24.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,558 £30,500 £27,905
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £41,150 £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 19 December 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 - 5 £30,000 -
Monmouthshire - 2 £37,500 - 1
Torfaen -5 1 £37,000 - 1
MSTest
Wales

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 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%) SQL Server
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 18 (94.74%) MVC
2 18 (94.74%) TDD
2 18 (94.74%) C#
3 16 (84.21%) WCF
4 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
5 13 (68.42%) NUnit
5 13 (68.42%) Moq
6 12 (63.16%) HTML
6 12 (63.16%) SQL
7 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
7 11 (57.89%) OO
7 11 (57.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 11 (57.89%) XML
7 11 (57.89%) WinForms
8 10 (52.63%) .NET Framework
8 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
10 7 (36.84%) Java
10 7 (36.84%) HTML5
11 6 (31.58%) CSS
11 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (31.58%) PaaS
11 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (31.58%) OOD
11 6 (31.58%) IaaS
12 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
12 5 (26.32%) Product Management
12 5 (26.32%) MVVM

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (15.79%) CMS
1 3 (15.79%) Umbraco
2 1 (5.26%) Node.js
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (31.58%) PaaS
1 6 (31.58%) IaaS
2 4 (21.05%) Trello
2 4 (21.05%) Basecamp
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) NUnit
1 13 (68.42%) Moq
2 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (10.53%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 3 (15.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (89.47%) Developer
2 15 (78.95%) .NET Developer
3 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Web Applications Developer
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (5.26%) C# Web Developer
3 1 (5.26%) C# Application Developer
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Applications Developer
3 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Applications Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (84.21%) WCF
3 12 (63.16%) HTML
4 11 (57.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 11 (57.89%) XML
4 11 (57.89%) WinForms
5 10 (52.63%) .NET Framework
5 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (36.84%) HTML5
7 6 (31.58%) CSS
8 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
9 3 (15.79%) WPF
9 3 (15.79%) Silverlight
9 3 (15.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (10.53%) Castle Windsor
10 2 (10.53%) Ninject
10 2 (10.53%) Unity DI Container
10 2 (10.53%) Spring.NET
10 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (5.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Open Source
2 3 (15.79%) Replication
3 2 (10.53%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) MVC
1 18 (94.74%) TDD
2 11 (57.89%) OO
3 6 (31.58%) OOD
3 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Product Management
4 5 (26.32%) MVVM
5 3 (15.79%) High Availability
5 3 (15.79%) Time Management
5 3 (15.79%) SOA
6 2 (10.53%) Scrum
6 2 (10.53%) Kanban
6 2 (10.53%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.53%) Web Application Development
7 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) C#
2 12 (63.16%) SQL
3 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
4 7 (36.84%) Java
5 4 (21.05%) PHP
6 3 (15.79%) XAML
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) LexisNexis
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