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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 223 212 182
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -30
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 15 17 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.25% 0.28% 0.73%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.24% 1.60% 4.25%
Number of salaries quoted 14 17 37
Average salary £37,500 £52,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +75.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
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
1213 1061 870
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 20.42% 17.34% 17.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1025 895 769
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,750 £27,050
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £48,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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
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 3 September 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
Wiltshire - 6 £37,500 -
Devon -1 5 £37,500 - 1
Bristol -23 2 £40,000 -23.80%
Gloucestershire - 2 £32,500 -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (93.94%) C#
2 30 (90.91%) .NET
2 30 (90.91%) SQL Server
3 29 (87.88%) Scrum
3 29 (87.88%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (87.88%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (84.85%) Rhino Mocks
5 25 (75.76%) Moq
5 25 (75.76%) Inversion of Control
5 25 (75.76%) NUnit
5 25 (75.76%) TDD
5 25 (75.76%) Unity DI Container
6 24 (72.73%) Kanban
6 24 (72.73%) Dependency Injection
6 24 (72.73%) Spring.NET
6 24 (72.73%) Castle Windsor
6 24 (72.73%) Ninject
7 22 (66.67%) ASP.NET
8 21 (63.64%) MVC
8 21 (63.64%) ASP.NET MVC
8 21 (63.64%) WCF
9 20 (60.61%) Web Application Development
10 14 (42.42%) WinForms
11 13 (39.39%) WPF
11 13 (39.39%) Finance
12 12 (36.36%) Windows
12 12 (36.36%) MVVM
13 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
14 8 (24.24%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (24.24%) Enterprise Software

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Office
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (90.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 28 (84.85%) Rhino Mocks
2 25 (75.76%) Moq
2 25 (75.76%) NUnit
3 8 (24.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 2 (6.06%) ReSharper
General
1 13 (39.39%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (93.94%) Developer
2 25 (75.76%) .NET Developer
3 4 (12.12%) C# Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Tester
5 1 (3.03%) Systems Tester
5 1 (3.03%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Agile C# Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (90.91%) .NET
2 25 (75.76%) Unity DI Container
3 24 (72.73%) Spring.NET
3 24 (72.73%) Castle Windsor
3 24 (72.73%) Ninject
4 22 (66.67%) ASP.NET
5 21 (63.64%) WCF
5 21 (63.64%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (42.42%) WinForms
7 13 (39.39%) WPF
8 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
8 5 (15.15%) Razor View Engine
9 2 (6.06%) Entity Framework
10 1 (3.03%) HTML
10 1 (3.03%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (3.03%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 1 (3.03%) Silverlight
10 1 (3.03%) LINQ
10 1 (3.03%) jQuery
10 1 (3.03%) .NET Remoting
Miscellaneous
1 25 (75.76%) Inversion of Control
2 8 (24.24%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (21.21%) Social Network
4 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.03%) RIA
5 1 (3.03%) iSeries
5 1 (3.03%) AS400
5 1 (3.03%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (87.88%) Scrum
1 29 (87.88%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (87.88%) Continuous Integration
2 25 (75.76%) TDD
3 24 (72.73%) Kanban
3 24 (72.73%) Dependency Injection
4 21 (63.64%) MVC
5 20 (60.61%) Web Application Development
6 12 (36.36%) MVVM
7 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Automated Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Manual Testing
7 2 (6.06%) OOA/OOD
8 1 (3.03%) OO
8 1 (3.03%) CRM
8 1 (3.03%) OOD
8 1 (3.03%) SOA
8 1 (3.03%) Pair Programming
8 1 (3.03%) Software Architecture
8 1 (3.03%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (93.94%) C#
2 5 (15.15%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Java
3 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) ISEB
1 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
1 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) Facebook
2 7 (21.21%) Twitter
3 1 (3.03%) ESRI
3 1 (3.03%) IBM
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