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

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 445 524 532
Rank change year-on-year
+79 +8
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 562 467 413
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.39% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.13% 2.44% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 518 437 404
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
17958 19133 16594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.30% 16.04% 14.82%
Number of salaries quoted 15038 15862 14138
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

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 2015 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 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
England +66 534 £40,000 - 57
London +60 151 £55,000 - 11
South East +54 114 £42,500 +6.25% 11
North West +34 84 £36,000 +2.85% 8
Yorkshire +36 59 £40,000 - 6
West Yorkshire +26 40 £40,000 - 3
Leeds +20 39 £40,000 - 2
Cheshire +7 36 £27,500 -21.42% 3
East Midlands +24 35 £40,000 +12.67% 7
Kent +36 34 £42,500 +6.25% 4
West Midlands +13 34 £40,000 +37.93% 3
Manchester +25 33 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Warrington +10 30 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Hampshire +24 29 £40,000 -20.00% 2
East of England -73 25 £37,500 -16.66% 4
Nottinghamshire +18 22 £27,500 +10.00% 4
Nottingham +1 22 £27,500 +10.00% 4
Coventry +1 18 £47,500 +5.55% 3
South West -11 18 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Hammersmith - 17 £55,000 -
Merseyside +22 15 £40,000 -33.33%
North East +3 14 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Berkshire -11 14 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Surrey +22 13 £47,500 +46.15%
Durham - 13 £40,000 - 2
East Sussex - 13 £45,000 - 1
Southampton - 13 £40,000 - 1
Canterbury - 13 £37,500 - 1
Billingham - 13 £40,000 - 2
Brighton - 13 £45,000 - 1

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

1 939 (93.90%) C#
2 898 (89.80%) .NET
3 862 (86.20%) Agile Software Development
4 849 (84.90%) NUnit
5 807 (80.70%) TDD
6 754 (75.40%) SQL Server
7 698 (69.80%) MVC
8 686 (68.60%) Scrum
9 683 (68.30%) Moq
10 671 (67.10%) Continuous Integration
11 659 (65.90%) ASP.NET
12 649 (64.90%) Rhino Mocks
13 647 (64.70%) Inversion of Control
14 646 (64.60%) Unity DI Container
15 643 (64.30%) Ninject
16 635 (63.50%) Kanban
17 634 (63.40%) Castle Windsor
17 634 (63.40%) Dependency Injection
18 623 (62.30%) ASP.NET MVC
19 622 (62.20%) Spring.NET
20 503 (50.30%) WCF
21 475 (47.50%) Web Application Development
22 465 (46.50%) Windows
23 451 (45.10%) WPF
24 386 (38.60%) MVVM
25 369 (36.90%) WinForms
26 282 (28.20%) .NET Framework
27 279 (27.90%) Finance
28 272 (27.20%) Microsoft
29 190 (19.00%) SQL

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 39 (3.90%) IIS
2 18 (1.80%) Umbraco
3 14 (1.40%) CMS
4 12 (1.20%) WebSphere
4 12 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (1.20%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
6 9 (0.90%) Node.js
7 6 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.30%) Apache
8 3 (0.30%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 40 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.10%) Mingle
3 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.20%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 10 (1.00%) Tridion
2 8 (0.80%) assyst
3 1 (0.10%) Endur
3 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 54 (5.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.80%) GitHub
3 8 (0.80%) CodePlex
3 8 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.30%) SaaS
5 1 (0.10%) PaaS
5 1 (0.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (6.10%) Internet
2 35 (3.50%) Broadband
3 12 (1.20%) HTTP
4 3 (0.30%) DNS
4 3 (0.30%) LAN
4 3 (0.30%) WAN
5 1 (0.10%) SAN
5 1 (0.10%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 754 (75.40%) SQL Server
2 80 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (3.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 27 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (1.10%) RavenDB
6 11 (1.10%) Neo4j
7 10 (1.00%) Big Data
7 10 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (0.80%) Redis
8 8 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (0.60%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.60%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.50%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.30%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.20%) SSDT
13 2 (0.20%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 849 (84.90%) NUnit
2 683 (68.30%) Moq
3 649 (64.90%) Rhino Mocks
4 111 (11.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 106 (10.60%) Visual Studio
6 52 (5.20%) Subversion
7 46 (4.60%) Selenium
8 39 (3.90%) TeamCity
9 25 (2.50%) SpecFlow
10 23 (2.30%) Git (software)
11 21 (2.10%) QuickTest Pro
12 19 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
13 15 (1.50%) MSBuild
14 13 (1.30%) JIRA
15 12 (1.20%) NCover
16 9 (0.90%) Jenkins
17 8 (0.80%) Bitbucket
17 8 (0.80%) TortoiseSVN
18 7 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 7 (0.70%) WiX
General
1 279 (27.90%) Finance
2 72 (7.20%) Banking
3 43 (4.30%) Retail
4 41 (4.10%) Investment Banking
5 39 (3.90%) Telecoms
6 32 (3.20%) Marketing
7 21 (2.10%) Advertising
8 19 (1.90%) Front Office
9 7 (0.70%) Automotive
10 3 (0.30%) Law
10 3 (0.30%) Mandarin Language
11 2 (0.20%) Back Office
12 1 (0.10%) Electronics
12 1 (0.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 888 (88.80%) Developer
2 786 (78.60%) .NET Developer
3 128 (12.80%) C# Developer
4 111 (11.10%) Graduate
5 108 (10.80%) Graduate Developer
5 108 (10.80%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 90 (9.00%) Junior
7 89 (8.90%) Junior Developer
8 86 (8.60%) Junior .NET Developer
8 86 (8.60%) C# .NET Developer
9 48 (4.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 44 (4.40%) Senior Developer
11 42 (4.20%) Software Engineer
12 38 (3.80%) ASP.NET Developer
13 36 (3.60%) Analyst
14 35 (3.50%) Test Analyst
15 32 (3.20%) Senior .NET Developer
16 31 (3.10%) Software Developer
17 22 (2.20%) Web Developer
17 22 (2.20%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 898 (89.80%) .NET
2 659 (65.90%) ASP.NET
3 646 (64.60%) Unity DI Container
4 643 (64.30%) Ninject
5 634 (63.40%) Castle Windsor
6 623 (62.30%) ASP.NET MVC
7 622 (62.20%) Spring.NET
8 503 (50.30%) WCF
9 451 (45.10%) WPF
10 369 (36.90%) WinForms
11 282 (28.20%) .NET Framework
12 159 (15.90%) HTML
13 141 (14.10%) CSS
14 117 (11.70%) Entity Framework
15 108 (10.80%) jQuery
16 79 (7.90%) Razor View Engine
17 74 (7.40%) Web Services
18 57 (5.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 52 (5.20%) LINQ
20 50 (5.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 647 (64.70%) Inversion of Control
2 164 (16.40%) Enterprise Software
3 132 (13.20%) Social Network
4 122 (12.20%) Computer Science
5 66 (6.60%) Tandem
6 32 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (2.80%) Client/Server
8 13 (1.30%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.10%) Social Media
10 10 (1.00%) N-Tier
11 7 (0.70%) Mathematics
12 6 (0.60%) Open Source
12 6 (0.60%) Credit Risk
12 6 (0.60%) Replication
13 4 (0.40%) Mobile Payment
13 4 (0.40%) Physics
14 3 (0.30%) Fixed Income
14 3 (0.30%) Handset
14 3 (0.30%) Blog
14 3 (0.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 465 (46.50%) Windows
2 24 (2.40%) Linux
3 20 (2.00%) UNIX
4 8 (0.80%) Windows 7
4 8 (0.80%) CentOS
5 7 (0.70%) Windows 8
6 4 (0.40%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.40%) Android
6 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.20%) VMS
8 1 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 862 (86.20%) Agile Software Development
2 807 (80.70%) TDD
3 698 (69.80%) MVC
4 686 (68.60%) Scrum
5 671 (67.10%) Continuous Integration
6 635 (63.50%) Kanban
7 634 (63.40%) Dependency Injection
8 475 (47.50%) Web Application Development
9 386 (38.60%) MVVM
10 160 (16.00%) OO
11 126 (12.60%) Unit Testing
12 75 (7.50%) Software Engineering
13 57 (5.70%) OOD
14 51 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
15 49 (4.90%) Web Development
16 41 (4.10%) Software Testing
17 38 (3.80%) Automated Testing
18 36 (3.60%) OOP
19 35 (3.50%) Multithreading
20 34 (3.40%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 939 (93.90%) C#
2 190 (19.00%) SQL
3 129 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 83 (8.30%) VB.NET
5 78 (7.80%) VB
6 72 (7.20%) Java
7 50 (5.00%) C++
8 37 (3.70%) T-SQL
9 25 (2.50%) PowerShell
10 10 (1.00%) XAML
11 9 (0.90%) C
12 8 (0.80%) Delphi
13 7 (0.70%) XPath
14 5 (0.50%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.50%) Python
15 4 (0.40%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.30%) PHP
16 3 (0.30%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.20%) Ruby
17 2 (0.20%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 85 (8.50%) Degree
2 54 (5.40%) ISEB
3 16 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (1.30%) ISTQB
5 12 (1.20%) MCSD
6 11 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (0.90%) MCTS
8 8 (0.80%) MCSE
8 8 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.60%) Security Cleared
10 5 (0.50%) MCP
11 1 (0.10%) MCAD
11 1 (0.10%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.30%) QA
2 3 (0.30%) SLA
3 1 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 7 (0.70%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.30%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (2.20%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.80%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 7 (0.70%) SCVMM
4 3 (0.30%) Puppet
4 3 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.20%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 272 (27.20%) Microsoft
2 140 (14.00%) Facebook
3 134 (13.40%) Twitter
4 45 (4.50%) Oracle
5 12 (1.20%) Informatica
6 10 (1.00%) Sitecore
7 8 (0.80%) Remedy
8 6 (0.60%) Adobe
9 4 (0.40%) LexisNexis
9 4 (0.40%) Civica
9 4 (0.40%) Hitachi
10 3 (0.30%) Charles River
10 3 (0.30%) IBM
10 3 (0.30%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.10%) Infragistics
11 1 (0.10%) SAP
11 1 (0.10%) Telerik
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £30-40K pa + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum (DOE - possibly more) + bonus + shar
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 60k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experian
Salary: Competitive + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Ashford, Kent
@ITS
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum £40,000 - £55,000 + beneifts
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £42000 - £52000 per annum + excellent benefits scheme
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 20% bonus, 10% pension, etc..
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago