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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 211 180 203
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +23
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 19 45 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.32% 0.84% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.71% 4.27% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 19 41 13
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
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
1109 1053 722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 18.57% 19.69% 13.32%
Number of salaries quoted 978 912 626
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 - 16 £35,000 - 1
Gloucestershire -3 2 £68,750 +175.00% 1
Bristol -27 1 £35,000 -33.33% 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 35 (100.00%) .NET
1 35 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 34 (97.14%) MVC
2 34 (97.14%) TDD
2 34 (97.14%) NUnit
2 34 (97.14%) C#
3 32 (91.43%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (91.43%) ASP.NET MVC
3 32 (91.43%) Moq
4 31 (88.57%) WCF
4 31 (88.57%) Scrum
5 30 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (85.71%) Castle Windsor
5 30 (85.71%) Web Application Development
5 30 (85.71%) Rhino Mocks
6 29 (82.86%) Unity DI Container
6 29 (82.86%) Ninject
6 29 (82.86%) Kanban
6 29 (82.86%) Spring.NET
6 29 (82.86%) Dependency Injection
6 29 (82.86%) Inversion of Control
6 29 (82.86%) SQL Server
7 21 (60.00%) WinForms
8 19 (54.29%) Windows
8 19 (54.29%) MVVM
8 19 (54.29%) WPF
9 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
10 11 (31.43%) Finance
10 11 (31.43%) .NET Framework
11 10 (28.57%) Social Network

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (82.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.86%) Couchbase
2 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 34 (97.14%) NUnit
2 32 (91.43%) Moq
3 30 (85.71%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (100.00%) Developer
2 34 (97.14%) .NET Developer
3 7 (20.00%) Junior
3 7 (20.00%) Junior Developer
3 7 (20.00%) Junior .NET Developer
4 6 (17.14%) Graduate Developer
4 6 (17.14%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 6 (17.14%) Graduate
5 1 (2.86%) C# Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (100.00%) .NET
1 35 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 32 (91.43%) ASP.NET MVC
3 31 (88.57%) WCF
4 30 (85.71%) Castle Windsor
5 29 (82.86%) Ninject
5 29 (82.86%) Spring.NET
5 29 (82.86%) Unity DI Container
6 21 (60.00%) WinForms
7 19 (54.29%) WPF
8 11 (31.43%) .NET Framework
9 10 (28.57%) Razor View Engine
10 3 (8.57%) XML
11 2 (5.71%) HTML
11 2 (5.71%) CSS
11 2 (5.71%) Web Services
11 2 (5.71%) REST
11 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 29 (82.86%) Inversion of Control
2 10 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (28.57%) Social Network
3 7 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (54.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (97.14%) TDD
1 34 (97.14%) MVC
2 32 (91.43%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (88.57%) Scrum
4 30 (85.71%) Web Application Development
4 30 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (82.86%) Kanban
5 29 (82.86%) Dependency Injection
6 19 (54.29%) MVVM
7 3 (8.57%) Mentoring
7 3 (8.57%) OO
7 3 (8.57%) OOD
8 2 (5.71%) BDD
9 1 (2.86%) Progressive Enhancement
9 1 (2.86%) Responsive Web Design
9 1 (2.86%) CQRS
9 1 (2.86%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 34 (97.14%) C#
2 4 (11.43%) SQL
3 3 (8.57%) VB
3 3 (8.57%) VB.NET
4 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) MCP
2 1 (2.86%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) VCP4
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
2 10 (28.57%) Facebook
2 10 (28.57%) Twitter
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