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 29 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 227 217 203
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -14
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 17 18 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.28% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.47% 1.70% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 17 18 14
Average salary £35,000 £52,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +75.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £52,500 £30,875
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
1157 1058 795
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 19.20% 17.06% 15.36%
Number of salaries quoted 983 935 707
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £26,550
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £48,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%

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 29 June 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
Devon -12 7 £32,500 +35.41% 1
Wiltshire - 5 £37,500 - 2
Bristol -18 3 £35,000 -33.33%
Dorset - 2 £37,250 -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 35 (97.22%) C#
1 35 (97.22%) .NET
1 35 (97.22%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (91.67%) Continuous Integration
2 33 (91.67%) Scrum
3 32 (88.89%) SQL Server
3 32 (88.89%) Rhino Mocks
4 31 (86.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 31 (86.11%) TDD
4 31 (86.11%) ASP.NET
4 31 (86.11%) MVC
4 31 (86.11%) NUnit
5 29 (80.56%) Moq
5 29 (80.56%) Inversion of Control
5 29 (80.56%) Castle Windsor
5 29 (80.56%) Unity DI Container
6 28 (77.78%) Web Application Development
6 28 (77.78%) Ninject
6 28 (77.78%) Dependency Injection
6 28 (77.78%) Spring.NET
6 28 (77.78%) Kanban
7 26 (72.22%) WCF
8 22 (61.11%) WPF
9 21 (58.33%) MVVM
9 21 (58.33%) WinForms
9 21 (58.33%) Windows
10 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
10 13 (36.11%) Razor View Engine
11 10 (27.78%) .NET Framework
12 8 (22.22%) Computer Science

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.78%) Couchbase
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 32 (88.89%) Rhino Mocks
2 31 (86.11%) NUnit
3 29 (80.56%) Moq
4 6 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 36 (100.00%) Developer
2 30 (83.33%) .NET Developer
3 4 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Junior Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Junior .NET Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Graduate Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Graduate
3 4 (11.11%) Junior
4 2 (5.56%) Software Developer
4 2 (5.56%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (97.22%) .NET
2 31 (86.11%) ASP.NET
2 31 (86.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 29 (80.56%) Castle Windsor
3 29 (80.56%) Unity DI Container
4 28 (77.78%) Ninject
4 28 (77.78%) Spring.NET
5 26 (72.22%) WCF
6 22 (61.11%) WPF
7 21 (58.33%) WinForms
8 13 (36.11%) Razor View Engine
9 10 (27.78%) .NET Framework
10 3 (8.33%) CSS
10 3 (8.33%) HTML
10 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (5.56%) Entity Framework
11 2 (5.56%) REST
12 1 (2.78%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 1 (2.78%) Silverlight
12 1 (2.78%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (80.56%) Inversion of Control
2 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 5 (13.89%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (11.11%) Social Network
5 1 (2.78%) RIA
5 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (58.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (97.22%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (91.67%) Scrum
2 33 (91.67%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (86.11%) MVC
3 31 (86.11%) TDD
4 28 (77.78%) Web Application Development
4 28 (77.78%) Kanban
4 28 (77.78%) Dependency Injection
5 21 (58.33%) MVVM
6 2 (5.56%) BDD
6 2 (5.56%) SOA
6 2 (5.56%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.78%) UML
7 1 (2.78%) Software Architecture
7 1 (2.78%) Progressive Enhancement
7 1 (2.78%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (2.78%) CQRS
7 1 (2.78%) Mobile First
7 1 (2.78%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 35 (97.22%) C#
2 4 (11.11%) SQL
3 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
1 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) Facebook
2 4 (11.11%) Twitter
3 1 (2.78%) ESRI
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