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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 215 182 216
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +34
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 20 32 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.32% 0.61% 0.054%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.85% 3.39% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 20 32 3
Average salary £41,000 £41,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.60% +10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
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
1081 943 653
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 17.19% 17.89% 11.77%
Number of salaries quoted 932 850 570
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,576 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 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
Bristol +5 10 £52,500 +16.66% 3
Gloucestershire - 6 £40,000 - 1
Devon - 4 £37,500 - 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 33 (100.00%) .NET
1 33 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 33 (100.00%) TDD
1 33 (100.00%) NUnit
1 33 (100.00%) Moq
2 32 (96.97%) C#
3 31 (93.94%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (93.94%) Scrum
3 31 (93.94%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (93.94%) Kanban
3 31 (93.94%) Spring.NET
3 31 (93.94%) Castle Windsor
3 31 (93.94%) Ninject
3 31 (93.94%) Dependency Injection
3 31 (93.94%) Inversion of Control
3 31 (93.94%) Rhino Mocks
3 31 (93.94%) Unity DI Container
4 29 (87.88%) WCF
4 29 (87.88%) ASP.NET
4 29 (87.88%) MVC
5 27 (81.82%) WinForms
5 27 (81.82%) Web Application Development
5 27 (81.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 25 (75.76%) MVVM
6 25 (75.76%) WPF
6 25 (75.76%) Windows
7 21 (63.64%) Microsoft
8 19 (57.58%) MCP
9 17 (51.52%) MCAD
9 17 (51.52%) MCSD

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (100.00%) NUnit
1 33 (100.00%) Moq
2 31 (93.94%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (100.00%) Developer
1 33 (100.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (100.00%) .NET
2 31 (93.94%) Spring.NET
2 31 (93.94%) Castle Windsor
2 31 (93.94%) Ninject
2 31 (93.94%) Unity DI Container
3 29 (87.88%) WCF
3 29 (87.88%) ASP.NET
4 27 (81.82%) WinForms
4 27 (81.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 25 (75.76%) WPF
6 17 (51.52%) Razor View Engine
6 17 (51.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (6.06%) Web Services
7 2 (6.06%) XML
7 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
7 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 31 (93.94%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (18.18%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 25 (75.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (100.00%) TDD
2 31 (93.94%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (93.94%) Scrum
2 31 (93.94%) Continuous Integration
2 31 (93.94%) Kanban
2 31 (93.94%) Dependency Injection
3 29 (87.88%) MVC
4 27 (81.82%) Web Application Development
5 25 (75.76%) MVVM
6 2 (6.06%) OO
6 2 (6.06%) OOD
6 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 32 (96.97%) C#
2 3 (9.09%) VB.NET
3 2 (6.06%) SQL
3 2 (6.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (57.58%) MCP
2 17 (51.52%) MCAD
2 17 (51.52%) MCSD
2 17 (51.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (51.52%) MCTS
Vendors
1 21 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.18%) Facebook
2 6 (18.18%) Twitter
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