The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 503 490 592
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +102
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 448 447 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.41% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.43% 2.72% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 434 436 323
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
18437 16461 17185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.08% 15.22% 14.53%
Number of salaries quoted 15271 14027 14856
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MSTest within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MSTest
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MSTest within the UK.

MSTest Salary Trend in the UK

MSTest
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSTest over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 within the UK.

MSTest Salary Histogram in the UK

MSTest
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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
England -37 420 £45,000 +20.00% 52
London +2 105 £55,000 +22.22% 10
South East -36 88 £45,000 +12.50% 16
East of England -13 71 £47,750 +12.35% 8
North West +43 68 £35,000 - 5
Cheshire +25 54 £35,000 - 4
Warrington +14 49 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Cambridgeshire +8 34 £37,500 - 1
Cambridge +10 33 £37,500 - 1
Yorkshire -14 29 £40,000 +33.33% 5
West Yorkshire -8 23 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Berkshire +13 22 £45,000 +16.12% 1
Kent +2 20 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Essex -6 20 £52,500 +10.52% 4
West Midlands -12 19 £50,000 +42.85% 3
Surrey +5 18 £47,500 +26.66% 6
Leeds -17 18 £40,000 +33.33% 1
City of London +26 17 £60,000 +33.33% 2
South West -31 16 £52,500 +75.00% 1
East Midlands -42 14 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Maidstone 0 13 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Worcester - 13 £50,000 - 1
Worcestershire - 13 £50,000 - 1
Bristol +10 12 £52,500 +133.33% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 12 £25,000 - 2
North East +5 12 £25,000 - 2
Tyne and Wear +4 12 £25,000 - 2
Wales -5 11 £36,000 +44.00% 2
Manchester - 11 £40,500 - 1
Reigate - 10 £48,750 - 1

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 856 (95.43%) .NET
2 827 (92.20%) C#
3 756 (84.28%) NUnit
4 711 (79.26%) SQL Server
5 681 (75.92%) TDD
6 623 (69.45%) MVC
7 622 (69.34%) ASP.NET
8 592 (66.00%) Moq
9 588 (65.55%) Scrum
10 558 (62.21%) Rhino Mocks
11 553 (61.65%) Continuous Integration
12 552 (61.54%) ASP.NET MVC
13 541 (60.31%) Castle Windsor
14 539 (60.09%) WCF
15 534 (59.53%) Unity DI Container
16 525 (58.53%) Inversion of Control
17 519 (57.86%) Dependency Injection
18 514 (57.30%) Kanban
19 504 (56.19%) Ninject
20 499 (55.63%) WPF
21 496 (55.30%) Spring.NET
22 470 (52.40%) Windows
23 430 (47.94%) WinForms
24 412 (45.93%) MVVM
25 361 (40.25%) Web Application Development
26 335 (37.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
27 319 (35.56%) Razor View Engine
28 311 (34.67%) Microsoft
29 275 (30.66%) .NET Framework
30 244 (27.20%) SQL

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 31 (3.46%) Umbraco
2 29 (3.23%) CMS
3 26 (2.90%) Oracle Workflow
4 23 (2.56%) IIS
4 23 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
5 20 (2.23%) NServiceBus
6 19 (2.12%) Apache Solr
6 19 (2.12%) Sitefinity
6 19 (2.12%) Orchard CMS
7 15 (1.67%) SharePoint
8 13 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (1.00%) Node.js
10 7 (0.78%) Kentico
11 4 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.33%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.11%) Confluence
13 1 (0.11%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 92 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.78%) Mingle
3 1 (0.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.33%) Pivotal CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (4.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.23%) PaaS
2 11 (1.23%) IaaS
3 7 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.56%) Force.com
4 5 (0.56%) SaaS
5 4 (0.45%) Trello
5 4 (0.45%) Basecamp
6 2 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (9.81%) Internet
2 21 (2.34%) SMS
3 15 (1.67%) NFC
4 13 (1.45%) SMPP
5 9 (1.00%) Broadband
6 1 (0.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 711 (79.26%) SQL Server
2 101 (11.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 57 (6.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 50 (5.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (4.24%) Relational Database
6 31 (3.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (3.34%) RavenDB
8 28 (3.12%) SQL Server 2005
9 26 (2.90%) Neo4j
10 24 (2.68%) MongoDB
11 23 (2.56%) NoSQL
12 21 (2.34%) Crystal Reports
13 17 (1.90%) MySQL
14 16 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
15 7 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (0.78%) Oracle Database
16 4 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 3 (0.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 756 (84.28%) NUnit
2 592 (66.00%) Moq
3 558 (62.21%) Rhino Mocks
4 130 (14.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 104 (11.59%) Visual Studio
6 61 (6.80%) SpecFlow
7 44 (4.91%) Selenium
8 37 (4.12%) MSBuild
9 33 (3.68%) Cucumber
10 23 (2.56%) Subversion
11 20 (2.23%) TeamCity
11 20 (2.23%) WiX
12 19 (2.12%) WebDriver
13 18 (2.01%) Git (software)
14 17 (1.90%) ReSharper
15 16 (1.78%) CppUnit
15 16 (1.78%) MbUnit
15 16 (1.78%) xUnit.net
16 15 (1.67%) JUnit
17 14 (1.56%) NSubstitute
General
1 195 (21.74%) Finance
2 83 (9.25%) Banking
3 67 (7.47%) Retail
4 42 (4.68%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.01%) Marketing
6 14 (1.56%) Billing
7 12 (1.34%) Advertising
8 10 (1.11%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.33%) Automotive
9 3 (0.33%) Russian Language
10 2 (0.22%) Front Office
11 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 805 (89.74%) Developer
2 648 (72.24%) .NET Developer
3 152 (16.95%) C# Developer
4 133 (14.83%) Senior Developer
5 117 (13.04%) C# .NET Developer
6 100 (11.15%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 100 (11.15%) Graduate
6 100 (11.15%) Graduate Developer
7 78 (8.70%) Senior .NET Developer
8 76 (8.47%) Junior .NET Developer
8 76 (8.47%) Junior
8 76 (8.47%) Junior Developer
9 51 (5.69%) Software Developer
10 45 (5.02%) Senior C# Developer
11 29 (3.23%) ASP.NET Developer
12 27 (3.01%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 23 (2.56%) C# Software Developer
13 23 (2.56%) Analyst
14 22 (2.45%) Test Analyst
15 21 (2.34%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 856 (95.43%) .NET
2 622 (69.34%) ASP.NET
3 552 (61.54%) ASP.NET MVC
4 541 (60.31%) Castle Windsor
5 539 (60.09%) WCF
6 534 (59.53%) Unity DI Container
7 504 (56.19%) Ninject
8 499 (55.63%) WPF
9 496 (55.30%) Spring.NET
10 430 (47.94%) WinForms
11 335 (37.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 319 (35.56%) Razor View Engine
13 275 (30.66%) .NET Framework
14 182 (20.29%) HTML
15 170 (18.95%) CSS
16 142 (15.83%) Web Services
17 123 (13.71%) jQuery
18 99 (11.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 98 (10.93%) XML
20 88 (9.81%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 525 (58.53%) Inversion of Control
2 111 (12.37%) Computer Science
3 82 (9.14%) Tandem
4 76 (8.47%) Enterprise Software
5 59 (6.58%) Social Network
6 28 (3.12%) Client/Server
7 16 (1.78%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.78%) Mobile App
8 15 (1.67%) Blackberry
9 12 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (1.34%) Open Source
10 9 (1.00%) Mathematics
10 9 (1.00%) N-Tier
11 8 (0.89%) Physics
12 3 (0.33%) New Media
13 2 (0.22%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.22%) Streaming Music
13 2 (0.22%) NHS
14 1 (0.11%) E-Learning
14 1 (0.11%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 470 (52.40%) Windows
2 41 (4.57%) Android
2 41 (4.57%) Apple iOS
3 15 (1.67%) Windows 7
3 15 (1.67%) Windows Phone
4 10 (1.11%) Windows 8
5 7 (0.78%) CentOS
5 7 (0.78%) Linux
6 3 (0.33%) UNIX
7 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 681 (75.92%) TDD
2 623 (69.45%) MVC
3 588 (65.55%) Scrum
4 553 (61.65%) Continuous Integration
5 519 (57.86%) Dependency Injection
6 514 (57.30%) Kanban
7 412 (45.93%) MVVM
8 361 (40.25%) Web Application Development
9 176 (19.62%) Agile Software Development
9 176 (19.62%) OO
10 93 (10.37%) Unit Testing
11 74 (8.25%) Software Engineering
12 72 (8.03%) OOD
13 62 (6.91%) OOP
14 51 (5.69%) OOA/OOD
15 47 (5.24%) BDD
16 44 (4.91%) Business Intelligence
17 43 (4.79%) Web Development
18 41 (4.57%) Multithreading
18 41 (4.57%) UML
Programming Languages
1 827 (92.20%) C#
2 244 (27.20%) SQL
3 180 (20.07%) JavaScript
4 118 (13.15%) VB.NET
5 101 (11.26%) VB
6 85 (9.48%) T-SQL
7 51 (5.69%) Java
8 43 (4.79%) PowerShell
9 24 (2.68%) XAML
9 24 (2.68%) C++
10 10 (1.11%) PL/SQL
11 7 (0.78%) C
12 5 (0.56%) PHP
13 2 (0.22%) Delphi
13 2 (0.22%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 159 (17.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 155 (17.28%) MCSD
3 148 (16.50%) MCTS
4 146 (16.28%) MCAD
5 143 (15.94%) MCP
6 72 (8.03%) Degree
7 24 (2.68%) ISEB
8 13 (1.45%) ISTQB
9 10 (1.11%) MBA
9 10 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.78%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.57%) QA
2 11 (1.23%) ISO 8583
3 4 (0.45%) Basel III
System Software
1 12 (1.34%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (1.11%) SCVMM
2 9 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.78%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 311 (34.67%) Microsoft
2 73 (8.14%) Oracle
3 63 (7.02%) Facebook
4 59 (6.58%) Twitter
5 28 (3.12%) Sitecore
6 22 (2.45%) EPiServer
7 12 (1.34%) Telerik
8 7 (0.78%) DevExpress
9 5 (0.56%) Northgate
9 5 (0.56%) TOWER Software
9 5 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.33%) Informatica
11 2 (0.22%) Apple
11 2 (0.22%) MathWorks
11 2 (0.22%) Red Gate
12 1 (0.11%) Tableau
12 1 (0.11%) CODA
12 1 (0.11%) HP
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