The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 231 205 212
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +7
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 16 31 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.26% 0.54% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.44% 3.07% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 16 30 10
Average salary £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
MSTest
England

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 West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1112 1011 756
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 18.04% 17.46% 13.83%
Number of salaries quoted 966 883 668
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,350 £24,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,446 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.11% +3.89%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MSTest across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MSTest
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MSTest across the South West region.

MSTest Salary Trend in the South West

MSTest
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSTest across the South West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

MSTest Salary Histogram in the South West

MSTest
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the South West region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
Dorset - 11 £35,000 - 2
Devon -17 2 £32,500 +38.29% 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £68,750 -
Bristol -9 1 £35,000 -33.33% 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 31 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 31 (100.00%) .NET
2 30 (96.77%) MVC
2 30 (96.77%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (96.77%) TDD
2 30 (96.77%) NUnit
2 30 (96.77%) C#
2 30 (96.77%) ASP.NET MVC
3 29 (93.55%) Scrum
4 28 (90.32%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (90.32%) Rhino Mocks
4 28 (90.32%) Moq
4 28 (90.32%) Castle Windsor
4 28 (90.32%) Web Application Development
5 27 (87.10%) Unity DI Container
5 27 (87.10%) Ninject
5 27 (87.10%) Spring.NET
5 27 (87.10%) Kanban
5 27 (87.10%) WCF
5 27 (87.10%) Dependency Injection
5 27 (87.10%) Inversion of Control
6 25 (80.65%) SQL Server
7 21 (67.74%) Windows
7 21 (67.74%) WinForms
7 21 (67.74%) MVVM
7 21 (67.74%) WPF
8 15 (48.39%) Razor View Engine
8 15 (48.39%) Microsoft
9 9 (29.03%) .NET Framework
10 7 (22.58%) Computer Science

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (80.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.23%) Couchbase
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (96.77%) NUnit
2 28 (90.32%) Rhino Mocks
2 28 (90.32%) Moq
3 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (100.00%) Developer
2 30 (96.77%) .NET Developer
3 7 (22.58%) Junior
3 7 (22.58%) Junior Developer
3 7 (22.58%) Junior .NET Developer
4 6 (19.35%) Graduate Developer
4 6 (19.35%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 6 (19.35%) Graduate
5 1 (3.23%) C# Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (100.00%) .NET
1 31 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 30 (96.77%) ASP.NET MVC
3 28 (90.32%) Castle Windsor
4 27 (87.10%) Ninject
4 27 (87.10%) Spring.NET
4 27 (87.10%) Unity DI Container
4 27 (87.10%) WCF
5 21 (67.74%) WPF
5 21 (67.74%) WinForms
6 15 (48.39%) Razor View Engine
7 9 (29.03%) .NET Framework
8 2 (6.45%) CSS
8 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (6.45%) HTML
8 2 (6.45%) REST
9 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (87.10%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (22.58%) Computer Science
3 4 (12.90%) Social Network
3 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (96.77%) Agile Software Development
1 30 (96.77%) TDD
1 30 (96.77%) MVC
2 29 (93.55%) Scrum
3 28 (90.32%) Web Application Development
3 28 (90.32%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (87.10%) Kanban
4 27 (87.10%) Dependency Injection
5 21 (67.74%) MVVM
6 2 (6.45%) BDD
7 1 (3.23%) Progressive Enhancement
7 1 (3.23%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (3.23%) CQRS
7 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.23%) OO
7 1 (3.23%) OOD
7 1 (3.23%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 30 (96.77%) C#
2 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) VB
3 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) MCP
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Facebook
2 4 (12.90%) Twitter
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