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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 220 217 182
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -35
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 20 12 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.34% 0.20% 0.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.64% 1.14% 3.97%
Number of salaries quoted 19 12 34
Average salary £37,500 £52,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +75.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £52,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £52,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
1217 1049 856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 20.71% 17.07% 16.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1035 910 749
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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 31 July 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 - 8 £37,500 -
Devon - 6 £32,500 - 2
Bristol -18 5 £35,000 -33.33% 2
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 36 (94.74%) C#
1 36 (94.74%) .NET
2 35 (92.11%) SQL Server
2 35 (92.11%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (89.47%) Scrum
4 33 (86.84%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (84.21%) Rhino Mocks
6 30 (78.95%) TDD
6 30 (78.95%) NUnit
7 28 (73.68%) ASP.NET
7 28 (73.68%) Moq
7 28 (73.68%) Inversion of Control
7 28 (73.68%) Castle Windsor
7 28 (73.68%) Unity DI Container
8 27 (71.05%) Ninject
8 27 (71.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 27 (71.05%) Dependency Injection
8 27 (71.05%) MVC
8 27 (71.05%) Kanban
8 27 (71.05%) Spring.NET
9 24 (63.16%) WCF
9 24 (63.16%) Web Application Development
10 20 (52.63%) WinForms
11 19 (50.00%) WPF
12 18 (47.37%) Windows
12 18 (47.37%) MVVM
13 13 (34.21%) Finance
14 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
15 10 (26.32%) Razor View Engine
16 8 (21.05%) Enterprise Software

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (92.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.63%) Couchbase
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 32 (84.21%) Rhino Mocks
2 30 (78.95%) NUnit
3 28 (73.68%) Moq
4 8 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
6 2 (5.26%) ReSharper
General
1 13 (34.21%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (97.37%) Developer
2 30 (78.95%) .NET Developer
3 5 (13.16%) C# Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Software Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Agile C# Developer
5 1 (2.63%) Graduate
5 1 (2.63%) Junior
5 1 (2.63%) Junior Developer
5 1 (2.63%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (2.63%) Junior .NET Developer
5 1 (2.63%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (2.63%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 1 (2.63%) Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Test Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (94.74%) .NET
2 28 (73.68%) ASP.NET
2 28 (73.68%) Castle Windsor
2 28 (73.68%) Unity DI Container
3 27 (71.05%) Ninject
3 27 (71.05%) Spring.NET
3 27 (71.05%) ASP.NET MVC
4 24 (63.16%) WCF
5 20 (52.63%) WinForms
6 19 (50.00%) WPF
7 10 (26.32%) Razor View Engine
8 8 (21.05%) .NET Framework
9 3 (7.89%) HTML
9 3 (7.89%) CSS
9 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (5.26%) Entity Framework
10 2 (5.26%) REST
11 1 (2.63%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 1 (2.63%) .NET Remoting
11 1 (2.63%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 28 (73.68%) Inversion of Control
2 8 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (18.42%) Social Network
4 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.63%) RIA
5 1 (2.63%) iSeries
5 1 (2.63%) AS400
5 1 (2.63%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 18 (47.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (92.11%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (89.47%) Scrum
3 33 (86.84%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (78.95%) TDD
5 27 (71.05%) Kanban
5 27 (71.05%) Dependency Injection
5 27 (71.05%) MVC
6 24 (63.16%) Web Application Development
7 18 (47.37%) MVVM
8 2 (5.26%) BDD
8 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.26%) SOA
8 2 (5.26%) OOA/OOD
9 1 (2.63%) OO
9 1 (2.63%) CRM
9 1 (2.63%) OOD
9 1 (2.63%) UML
9 1 (2.63%) Software Architecture
9 1 (2.63%) Manual Testing
9 1 (2.63%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 36 (94.74%) C#
2 6 (15.79%) SQL
3 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) ISEB
1 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
1 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.42%) Facebook
2 7 (18.42%) Twitter
3 1 (2.63%) ESRI
3 1 (2.63%) IBM
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