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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 515 549 553
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +4
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 472 450 444
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.43% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.64% 2.64% 2.61%
Number of salaries quoted 454 443 418
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +1.26%

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
17908 17058 16997
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.86% 16.25% 16.10%
Number of salaries quoted 15374 14483 13912
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 13 February 2016 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 13 February 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
(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 +40 451 £50,000 +25.00% 61
London +130 183 £60,000 +9.09% 23
South East +5 111 £45,000 +2.85% 11
North West +21 70 £37,500 +7.14% 8
City of London +106 53 £60,000 -20.00% 8
Cheshire +25 33 £35,000 +27.27% 4
Warrington +7 32 £35,000 +27.27% 4
Buckinghamshire +22 30 £45,000 -8.16%
Manchester +21 30 £48,750 +14.70% 3
Yorkshire -2 28 £50,000 +33.33% 4
Milton Keynes +16 27 £45,000 +2.27%
West Yorkshire +8 27 £50,000 +17.64% 4
East of England -11 25 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Leeds +7 24 £52,500 +23.52% 4
Hampshire +33 17 £35,000 -20.00%
West Sussex +6 17 £50,000 +42.85% 1
East Midlands +3 16 £27,500 -21.42% 3
Winchester - 16 £35,000 -
Nottinghamshire +20 15 £27,500 - 2
Nottingham +14 15 £27,500 - 2
Oxfordshire 0 14 £47,500 -5.00%
Kent -21 12 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Essex -3 11 £42,500 -15.00%
West Midlands -49 11 £35,000 -22.22% 4
East Grinstead - 10 £50,000 -
Berkshire +10 9 £45,000 +23.28% 4
East Sussex +6 9 £45,000 - 1
Brighton -5 9 £45,000 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 8 £41,250 - 2
Oxford -7 7 £52,500 +5.00%

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 992 (94.39%) C#
2 948 (90.20%) .NET
3 888 (84.49%) NUnit
4 876 (83.35%) Agile Software Development
5 712 (67.75%) SQL Server
6 692 (65.84%) Moq
7 629 (59.85%) Scrum
8 625 (59.47%) TDD
9 608 (57.85%) ASP.NET
10 603 (57.37%) MVC
11 602 (57.28%) Continuous Integration
12 601 (57.18%) Rhino Mocks
13 587 (55.85%) Dependency Injection
14 547 (52.05%) WCF
15 538 (51.19%) Unity DI Container
16 536 (51.00%) Inversion of Control
16 536 (51.00%) ASP.NET MVC
17 524 (49.86%) WPF
18 486 (46.24%) Ninject
19 483 (45.96%) Kanban
20 470 (44.72%) Castle Windsor
21 467 (44.43%) Spring.NET
22 430 (40.91%) MVVM
23 423 (40.25%) Finance
24 414 (39.39%) Windows
25 353 (33.59%) ASP.NET MVC 5
26 333 (31.68%) .NET Framework
27 323 (30.73%) WinForms
28 322 (30.64%) SQL
29 294 (27.97%) Web Application Development

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 45 (4.28%) CMS
2 34 (3.24%) BizTalk Server
3 25 (2.38%) IIS
4 11 (1.05%) NServiceBus
5 9 (0.86%) SharePoint
6 8 (0.76%) Node.js
7 6 (0.57%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.38%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.095%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 138 (13.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.57%) Endur
2 3 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.29%) Eagle PACE
2 3 (0.29%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.095%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 47 (4.47%) SaaS
2 23 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.29%) IaaS
4 3 (0.29%) PaaS
5 1 (0.095%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.81%) Internet
2 16 (1.52%) Broadband
3 7 (0.67%) Wireshark
4 3 (0.29%) HTTP
5 2 (0.19%) NFC
5 2 (0.19%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 712 (67.75%) SQL Server
2 125 (11.89%) SQL Server 2014
3 58 (5.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 44 (4.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 39 (3.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 25 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (1.24%) RavenDB
9 9 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (0.67%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.57%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.38%) MySQL
12 4 (0.38%) QlikView
13 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 1 (0.095%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.095%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1 (0.095%) Oracle8/8i Database
14 1 (0.095%) PerformancePoint
14 1 (0.095%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.095%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 888 (84.49%) NUnit
2 692 (65.84%) Moq
3 601 (57.18%) Rhino Mocks
4 194 (18.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 94 (8.94%) Selenium
6 90 (8.56%) Visual Studio
7 76 (7.23%) SpecFlow
8 61 (5.80%) HP UFT
9 57 (5.42%) SoapUI
10 48 (4.57%) MSBuild
11 46 (4.38%) WebDriver
12 40 (3.81%) Git (software)
13 37 (3.52%) Subversion
14 35 (3.33%) JMeter
15 22 (2.09%) Octopus Deploy
16 20 (1.90%) ReSharper
17 19 (1.81%) JIRA
18 16 (1.52%) NCover
18 16 (1.52%) TeamCity
19 14 (1.33%) T4 Templates
General
1 423 (40.25%) Finance
2 161 (15.32%) Banking
3 58 (5.52%) Retail
4 45 (4.28%) Law
5 34 (3.24%) Investment Banking
6 29 (2.76%) Marketing
7 21 (2.00%) Telecoms
8 20 (1.90%) Back Office
9 18 (1.71%) Front Office
10 13 (1.24%) Music Industry
11 12 (1.14%) Games
12 7 (0.67%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.38%) Advertising
14 3 (0.29%) Automotive
14 3 (0.29%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.29%) Legal
14 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.29%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.095%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.095%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 892 (84.87%) Developer
2 701 (66.70%) .NET Developer
3 491 (46.72%) C# Developer
4 371 (35.30%) C# .NET Developer
5 185 (17.60%) WPF Developer
6 180 (17.13%) C# WPF Developer
7 116 (11.04%) ASP.NET Developer
8 110 (10.47%) .NET Software Developer
9 107 (10.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 83 (7.90%) Graduate
10 83 (7.90%) Graduate Developer
11 82 (7.80%) Graduate .NET Developer
12 72 (6.85%) Software Developer
13 70 (6.66%) Senior Developer
14 69 (6.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 63 (5.99%) Software Engineer
16 61 (5.80%) Junior
16 61 (5.80%) Junior Developer
17 60 (5.71%) C# Software Engineer
18 59 (5.61%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 948 (90.20%) .NET
2 608 (57.85%) ASP.NET
3 547 (52.05%) WCF
4 538 (51.19%) Unity DI Container
5 536 (51.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 524 (49.86%) WPF
7 486 (46.24%) Ninject
8 470 (44.72%) Castle Windsor
9 467 (44.43%) Spring.NET
10 353 (33.59%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 333 (31.68%) .NET Framework
12 323 (30.73%) WinForms
13 174 (16.56%) Web Services
14 167 (15.89%) HTML
15 139 (13.23%) CSS
16 136 (12.94%) jQuery
17 128 (12.18%) LINQ
18 123 (11.70%) Razor View Engine
19 122 (11.61%) Entity Framework
20 107 (10.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 536 (51.00%) Inversion of Control
2 132 (12.56%) Enterprise Software
3 112 (10.66%) Computer Science
4 77 (7.33%) Social Network
5 72 (6.85%) Tandem
6 58 (5.52%) Client/Server
7 52 (4.95%) N-Tier
8 38 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (1.33%) Equities
10 13 (1.24%) User Experience
11 11 (1.05%) Fintech
12 9 (0.86%) Mobile App
13 7 (0.67%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.57%) Data Integration
14 6 (0.57%) Mobile Banking
14 6 (0.57%) Mobile Payment
14 6 (0.57%) W3C
15 5 (0.48%) Algorithms
16 4 (0.38%) Blog
16 4 (0.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 414 (39.39%) Windows
2 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.095%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 876 (83.35%) Agile Software Development
2 629 (59.85%) Scrum
3 625 (59.47%) TDD
4 603 (57.37%) MVC
5 602 (57.28%) Continuous Integration
6 587 (55.85%) Dependency Injection
7 483 (45.96%) Kanban
8 430 (40.91%) MVVM
9 294 (27.97%) Web Application Development
10 206 (19.60%) OO
11 183 (17.41%) Unit Testing
12 132 (12.56%) Multithreading
13 117 (11.13%) Software Engineering
14 78 (7.42%) OOD
15 71 (6.76%) DSDM
16 60 (5.71%) Test Scripting
17 58 (5.52%) UML
18 57 (5.42%) Use Case
19 55 (5.23%) Service Delivery
20 54 (5.14%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 992 (94.39%) C#
2 322 (30.64%) SQL
3 188 (17.89%) JavaScript
4 129 (12.27%) T-SQL
5 76 (7.23%) C++
6 70 (6.66%) Java
7 61 (5.80%) PL/SQL
8 52 (4.95%) VB.NET
9 46 (4.38%) VB
10 14 (1.33%) TypeScript
11 10 (0.95%) XAML
12 8 (0.76%) PowerShell
12 8 (0.76%) VBA
13 5 (0.48%) F#
13 5 (0.48%) MATLAB
14 4 (0.38%) VB6
15 2 (0.19%) Python
15 2 (0.19%) Ruby
16 1 (0.095%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.095%) X++
Qualifications
1 94 (8.94%) Degree
2 40 (3.81%) ISEB
3 12 (1.14%) ISTQB
4 9 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.48%) MCAD
5 5 (0.48%) MCP
5 5 (0.48%) MCSD
6 4 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.29%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.57%) QA
2 17 (1.62%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (0.29%) SLA
4 2 (0.19%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 17 (1.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.38%) NFS
3 3 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 31 (2.95%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 293 (27.88%) Microsoft
2 77 (7.33%) Facebook
2 77 (7.33%) Twitter
3 50 (4.76%) Oracle
4 6 (0.57%) Telerik
5 5 (0.48%) Sitecore
6 4 (0.38%) Tableau
7 3 (0.29%) Charles River
7 3 (0.29%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.19%) HP
9 1 (0.095%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.095%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.095%) IBM
9 1 (0.095%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.095%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.095%) Marketo
9 1 (0.095%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.095%) TIBCO
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