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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 219 227 221
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 14 16 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.27% 0.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.37% 1.45% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 11 16 22
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -33.33%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1021 1104 1048
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 19.49% 18.91% 17.19%
Number of salaries quoted 897 951 931
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing MSTest as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +9 5 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Somerset - 4 £37,500 - 1
Wiltshire +9 3 - -
Dorset +10 2 £37,750 +7.85% 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT jobs citing MSTest also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 19 (100.00%) C#
2 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (84.21%) .NET
4 15 (78.95%) SQL Server
4 15 (78.95%) NUnit
5 13 (68.42%) TDD
6 12 (63.16%) Inversion of Control
6 12 (63.16%) Unity DI Container
7 11 (57.89%) Moq
8 10 (52.63%) Castle Windsor
8 10 (52.63%) Ninject
8 10 (52.63%) Dependency Injection
8 10 (52.63%) Kanban
8 10 (52.63%) Spring.NET
8 10 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (52.63%) Scrum
8 10 (52.63%) Windows
8 10 (52.63%) Rhino Mocks
9 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
9 9 (47.37%) WCF
10 8 (42.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (42.11%) MVC
11 7 (36.84%) WPF
12 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
13 5 (26.32%) WinForms
13 5 (26.32%) Tandem
13 5 (26.32%) .NET Framework
13 5 (26.32%) Multithreading
13 5 (26.32%) MVVM
13 5 (26.32%) Entity Framework

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) RTP
1 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
1 3 (15.79%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (78.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (78.95%) NUnit
2 11 (57.89%) Moq
3 10 (52.63%) Rhino Mocks
4 3 (15.79%) CppUnit
4 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (10.53%) JIRA
6 1 (5.26%) Selenium
6 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Developer
2 13 (68.42%) .NET Developer
3 12 (63.16%) C# Developer
4 8 (42.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (26.32%) .NET Software Developer
5 5 (26.32%) WinForms Developer
6 3 (15.79%) C++ Developer
6 3 (15.79%) C++/C# Developer
6 3 (15.79%) Software Developer
7 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (10.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (10.53%) C# Software Developer
8 1 (5.26%) C# WCF Developer
8 1 (5.26%) C# WPF Developer
8 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
8 1 (5.26%) WCF Developer
8 1 (5.26%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (84.21%) .NET
2 12 (63.16%) Unity DI Container
3 10 (52.63%) Castle Windsor
3 10 (52.63%) Ninject
3 10 (52.63%) Spring.NET
4 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
4 9 (47.37%) WCF
5 8 (42.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (36.84%) WPF
7 5 (26.32%) .NET Framework
7 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 5 (26.32%) Entity Framework
7 5 (26.32%) WinForms
8 3 (15.79%) CSS
8 3 (15.79%) HTML
8 3 (15.79%) jQuery
8 3 (15.79%) NHibernate
8 3 (15.79%) RESTful
8 3 (15.79%) Web Services
9 2 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (63.16%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (26.32%) Tandem
3 3 (15.79%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) TDD
3 10 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (52.63%) Dependency Injection
3 10 (52.63%) Kanban
3 10 (52.63%) Scrum
4 8 (42.11%) MVC
5 5 (26.32%) Multithreading
5 5 (26.32%) MVVM
5 5 (26.32%) Web Application Development
6 3 (15.79%) High Availability
6 3 (15.79%) OO
6 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
7 2 (10.53%) OOD
7 2 (10.53%) SOA
7 2 (10.53%) UML
8 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
8 1 (5.26%) OOP
8 1 (5.26%) SOLID
8 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (15.79%) C
2 3 (15.79%) C++
2 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Capita
3 1 (5.26%) Sitecore
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