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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 591 502 563
Rank change year-on-year
-89 +61
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 385 569 493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.51% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.06% 3.10% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 360 526 464
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
18719 18361 19320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.13% 16.37% 16.15%
Number of salaries quoted 16081 15378 16013
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -91 359 £45,000 +12.50% 48
London +10 144 £60,000 +9.09% 16
South East -26 80 £42,500 - 12
North West +7 67 £40,000 +12.67% 7
Cheshire +28 41 £35,000 +27.27% 3
Warrington +23 41 £35,000 +7.69% 3
City of London +89 35 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Nottinghamshire +16 26 £36,250 +31.81% 2
Nottingham +9 26 £36,250 +31.81% 2
East Midlands +6 26 £36,250 -14.70% 2
Surrey +6 24 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Manchester -1 20 £55,000 +37.50% 4
West Yorkshire -13 19 £55,000 +37.50% 4
Yorkshire -29 19 £55,000 +37.50% 4
Hampshire -1 18 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Winchester +36 15 £35,000 -3.44% 1
Reigate - 14 £50,000 - 2
Leeds -21 13 £55,000 +37.50%
Kent -29 11 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Esher - 10 £45,000 -
Berkshire +13 8 £51,250 +20.58%
East Sussex +17 7 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Brighton +7 7 £42,500 -5.55% 1
East of England -5 7 £52,500 +40.00% 2
West Sussex -7 7 £55,000 +57.14% 1
South West -22 7 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Tunbridge Wells - 7 £37,500 -
West Midlands -49 6 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Huddersfield - 6 £30,000 - 1
Scotland 0 5 - -

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 852 (97.37%) C#
2 793 (90.63%) .NET
3 749 (85.60%) NUnit
4 705 (80.57%) Agile Software Development
5 563 (64.34%) Moq
6 524 (59.89%) SQL Server
7 506 (57.83%) Rhino Mocks
8 505 (57.71%) ASP.NET
9 504 (57.60%) TDD
10 495 (56.57%) Scrum
11 490 (56.00%) Continuous Integration
12 484 (55.31%) Dependency Injection
13 478 (54.63%) MVC
14 453 (51.77%) Inversion of Control
15 433 (49.49%) WPF
16 420 (48.00%) Unity DI Container
17 419 (47.89%) ASP.NET MVC
18 417 (47.66%) Finance
19 393 (44.91%) Ninject
20 386 (44.11%) WCF
21 385 (44.00%) Kanban
22 368 (42.06%) Spring.NET
22 368 (42.06%) Castle Windsor
23 358 (40.91%) MVVM
24 342 (39.09%) Windows
25 301 (34.40%) ASP.NET MVC 5
26 297 (33.94%) .NET Framework
27 276 (31.54%) WinForms
28 270 (30.86%) SQL
29 199 (22.74%) OO

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 36 (4.11%) CMS
2 15 (1.71%) IIS
3 10 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (0.91%) Node.js
4 8 (0.91%) NServiceBus
5 6 (0.69%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 71 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (0.80%) Beauchamp
2 4 (0.46%) BASE24
3 3 (0.34%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.23%) Eagle PACE
4 2 (0.23%) Endur
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (3.77%) SaaS
3 10 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.57%) IaaS
5 5 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (4.80%) Internet
2 19 (2.17%) Broadband
3 5 (0.57%) Wireshark
4 3 (0.34%) HTTP
5 2 (0.23%) NFC
5 2 (0.23%) RTP
5 2 (0.23%) SMPP
5 2 (0.23%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.23%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 524 (59.89%) SQL Server
2 140 (16.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 34 (3.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 22 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (1.37%) Relational Database
8 11 (1.26%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.26%) RavenDB
8 11 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.57%) JasperReports
10 5 (0.57%) MySQL
11 4 (0.46%) Big Data
11 4 (0.46%) MarkLogic
12 3 (0.34%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.23%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.23%) QlikView
14 1 (0.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 749 (85.60%) NUnit
2 563 (64.34%) Moq
3 506 (57.83%) Rhino Mocks
4 113 (12.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 82 (9.37%) Selenium
6 64 (7.31%) SpecFlow
6 64 (7.31%) Visual Studio
7 44 (5.03%) SoapUI
7 44 (5.03%) WebDriver
8 35 (4.00%) HP UFT
9 30 (3.43%) MSBuild
10 28 (3.20%) JMeter
11 24 (2.74%) Git (software)
12 17 (1.94%) TeamCity
13 13 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
13 13 (1.49%) Subversion
14 12 (1.37%) JIRA
14 12 (1.37%) ReSharper
15 11 (1.26%) Protractor
15 11 (1.26%) T4 Templates
General
1 417 (47.66%) Finance
2 170 (19.43%) Banking
3 46 (5.26%) Law
4 37 (4.23%) Retail
5 32 (3.66%) Marketing
6 27 (3.09%) Investment Banking
6 27 (3.09%) Telecoms
7 21 (2.40%) Back Office
8 10 (1.14%) Front Office
9 8 (0.91%) Advertising
10 6 (0.69%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.57%) Legal
11 5 (0.57%) Music Industry
12 4 (0.46%) Games
13 3 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.23%) Automotive
14 2 (0.23%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.11%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.11%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 748 (85.49%) Developer
2 590 (67.43%) .NET Developer
3 450 (51.43%) C# Developer
4 356 (40.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 183 (20.91%) WPF Developer
6 177 (20.23%) C# WPF Developer
7 115 (13.14%) ASP.NET Developer
8 111 (12.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 92 (10.51%) .NET Software Developer
10 88 (10.06%) Graduate
11 87 (9.94%) Graduate Developer
12 86 (9.83%) Graduate .NET Developer
13 72 (8.23%) Senior Developer
14 71 (8.11%) Software Developer
15 69 (7.89%) Junior
15 69 (7.89%) Junior Developer
16 67 (7.66%) Junior .NET Developer
17 62 (7.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 59 (6.74%) Software Engineer
19 57 (6.51%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 793 (90.63%) .NET
2 505 (57.71%) ASP.NET
3 433 (49.49%) WPF
4 420 (48.00%) Unity DI Container
5 419 (47.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 393 (44.91%) Ninject
7 386 (44.11%) WCF
8 368 (42.06%) Castle Windsor
8 368 (42.06%) Spring.NET
9 301 (34.40%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 297 (33.94%) .NET Framework
11 276 (31.54%) WinForms
12 157 (17.94%) HTML
13 150 (17.14%) Web Services
14 137 (15.66%) CSS
15 135 (15.43%) jQuery
16 95 (10.86%) LINQ
17 89 (10.17%) XML
18 78 (8.91%) Entity Framework
19 76 (8.69%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 453 (51.77%) Inversion of Control
2 133 (15.20%) Enterprise Software
3 103 (11.77%) Computer Science
4 77 (8.80%) Social Network
5 56 (6.40%) Tandem
6 54 (6.17%) Client/Server
7 44 (5.03%) N-Tier
8 28 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
9 24 (2.74%) Fintech
10 9 (1.03%) Equities
11 8 (0.91%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.69%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.46%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.46%) W3C
14 3 (0.34%) Blog
14 3 (0.34%) Data Centre
14 3 (0.34%) Data Integration
15 2 (0.23%) Data Structures
15 2 (0.23%) EPoS
16 1 (0.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 342 (39.09%) Windows
2 5 (0.57%) Unix
2 5 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (0.46%) Android
3 4 (0.46%) Apple iOS
3 4 (0.46%) Mac OS X
3 4 (0.46%) Windows 8
3 4 (0.46%) Windows Phone
3 4 (0.46%) Windows Server
3 4 (0.46%) Windows Vista
3 4 (0.46%) Windows XP
4 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 705 (80.57%) Agile Software Development
2 504 (57.60%) TDD
3 495 (56.57%) Scrum
4 490 (56.00%) Continuous Integration
5 484 (55.31%) Dependency Injection
6 478 (54.63%) MVC
7 385 (44.00%) Kanban
8 358 (40.91%) MVVM
9 199 (22.74%) OO
10 189 (21.60%) Web Application Development
11 149 (17.03%) Unit Testing
12 137 (15.66%) Multithreading
13 108 (12.34%) Software Engineering
14 62 (7.09%) DSDM
15 61 (6.97%) UML
16 60 (6.86%) OOD
17 55 (6.29%) OOP
17 55 (6.29%) Service Delivery
18 50 (5.71%) RUP
18 50 (5.71%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 852 (97.37%) C#
2 270 (30.86%) SQL
3 190 (21.71%) JavaScript
4 134 (15.31%) T-SQL
5 68 (7.77%) C++
6 61 (6.97%) PL/SQL
7 57 (6.51%) Java
8 48 (5.49%) VB.NET
9 46 (5.26%) VB
10 28 (3.20%) TypeScript
11 13 (1.49%) XAML
12 6 (0.69%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.57%) Korn
13 5 (0.57%) Perl
14 3 (0.34%) VB6
15 2 (0.23%) C
15 2 (0.23%) Ruby
16 1 (0.11%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.11%) Delphi
16 1 (0.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 65 (7.43%) Degree
2 27 (3.09%) ISEB
3 17 (1.94%) ISTQB
4 4 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.11%) MCAD
6 1 (0.11%) MCP
6 1 (0.11%) MCSD
6 1 (0.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.54%) QA
2 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.23%) ISO 8583
2 2 (0.23%) SLA
3 1 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 2 (0.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 183 (20.91%) Microsoft
2 81 (9.26%) Facebook
3 77 (8.80%) Twitter
4 42 (4.80%) Oracle
5 5 (0.57%) Telerik
6 4 (0.46%) Apple
6 4 (0.46%) EPiServer
6 4 (0.46%) Google
6 4 (0.46%) LexisNexis
7 3 (0.34%) Charles River
8 2 (0.23%) Capita
8 2 (0.23%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.23%) Tableau
9 1 (0.11%) HP
9 1 (0.11%) Marketo
9 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.11%) SAP
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum + 10% bonus and extensive benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30309 - £34157 per annum + Flexitime, Pension & More
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000 +bonus +benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Kalpa Resource
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum Highly Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Montagu Olsen Associates
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £42k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago