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

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 249 225 179
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -46
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 5 18 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.087% 0.31% 0.88%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.47% 1.68% 4.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5 18 44
Average salary £41,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,600 £46,750 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +1.26%
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
1074 1069 1068
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 18.60% 18.23% 19.94%
Number of salaries quoted 929 948 928
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 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
Dorset -2 4 £41,500 +18.57% 3
Devon - 1 £37,500 - 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 9 (90.00%) C#
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) NUnit
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) TDD
3 7 (70.00%) WCF
4 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (60.00%) MVC
5 5 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
5 5 (50.00%) Moq
5 5 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
6 4 (40.00%) Web Application Development
6 4 (40.00%) Entity Framework
6 4 (40.00%) Castle Windsor
6 4 (40.00%) Ninject
6 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (40.00%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (40.00%) Dependency Injection
6 4 (40.00%) Spring.NET
6 4 (40.00%) Scrum
6 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (40.00%) Kanban
6 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
6 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 3 (30.00%) OO
7 3 (30.00%) NHibernate
8 2 (20.00%) jQuery

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) NUnit
2 5 (50.00%) Moq
3 4 (40.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (20.00%) JIRA
5 1 (10.00%) Selenium
5 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (40.00%) Software Developer
4 3 (30.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (30.00%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (10.00%) C# WCF Developer
6 1 (10.00%) C# WPF Developer
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Systems Tester
6 1 (10.00%) Tester
6 1 (10.00%) WCF Developer
6 1 (10.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
2 7 (70.00%) WCF
3 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
5 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
5 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 4 (40.00%) Castle Windsor
5 4 (40.00%) Entity Framework
5 4 (40.00%) Ninject
5 4 (40.00%) Spring.NET
6 3 (30.00%) NHibernate
7 2 (20.00%) CSS
7 2 (20.00%) HTML
7 2 (20.00%) jQuery
7 2 (20.00%) WPF
8 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (10.00%) HTML5
8 1 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (10.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (70.00%) TDD
2 6 (60.00%) MVC
3 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (40.00%) Dependency Injection
3 4 (40.00%) Kanban
3 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) Web Application Development
4 3 (30.00%) OO
5 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Multithreading
5 2 (20.00%) OOD
5 2 (20.00%) UML
5 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (10.00%) OOP
6 1 (10.00%) SOA
6 1 (10.00%) SOLID
6 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Sitecore
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