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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 223 231 224
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 15 17 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.29% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.52% 1.45% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 11 17 16
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
986 1175 1049
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 19.08% 19.51% 16.94%
Number of salaries quoted 866 992 922
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 July 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 +29 5 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Wiltshire +16 4 - -
Somerset - 4 £37,500 - 1
Dorset +9 2 £40,250 +8.05%
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

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

Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) RTP
1 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
1 4 (21.05%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (78.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (78.95%) NUnit
2 10 (52.63%) Moq
2 10 (52.63%) Rhino Mocks
3 4 (21.05%) CppUnit
4 2 (10.53%) JIRA
4 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Developer
2 14 (73.68%) .NET Developer
3 13 (68.42%) C# Developer
4 8 (42.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (26.32%) .NET Software Developer
5 5 (26.32%) WinForms Developer
6 4 (21.05%) C++ Developer
6 4 (21.05%) C++/C# Developer
7 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (10.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (10.53%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
8 1 (5.26%) C# WCF Developer
8 1 (5.26%) C# WPF Developer
8 1 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
8 1 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (5.26%) Senior Full Stack Developer
8 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
8 1 (5.26%) WCF Developer
8 1 (5.26%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (78.95%) .NET
2 13 (68.42%) Unity DI Container
3 10 (52.63%) Castle Windsor
3 10 (52.63%) Ninject
3 10 (52.63%) Spring.NET
3 10 (52.63%) WCF
4 8 (42.11%) ASP.NET
4 8 (42.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (36.84%) WPF
6 5 (26.32%) .NET Framework
6 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 5 (26.32%) Entity Framework
6 5 (26.32%) WinForms
7 4 (21.05%) RESTful
7 4 (21.05%) Web Services
8 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (15.79%) CSS
8 3 (15.79%) HTML
8 3 (15.79%) jQuery
8 3 (15.79%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (68.42%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (26.32%) Tandem
3 4 (21.05%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) 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 6 (31.58%) Multithreading
6 5 (26.32%) MVVM
6 5 (26.32%) Web Application Development
7 4 (21.05%) High Availability
8 3 (15.79%) SOA
8 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
9 2 (10.53%) OO
9 2 (10.53%) OOD
9 2 (10.53%) UML
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (21.05%) C
2 4 (21.05%) C++
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) SQL
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Capita
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