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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 509 492 562
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +70
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 455 442 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.41% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.43% 2.70% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 440 431 342
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
18733 16379 17101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.14% 15.21% 14.61%
Number of salaries quoted 15512 13953 14786
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 £61,500 £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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -11 424 £45,000 +20.00% 45
London -8 104 £55,000 +22.22% 13
South East -4 89 £45,000 +12.50% 11
East of England -14 73 £46,250 +8.82% 4
North West +38 68 £35,000 - 4
Cheshire +22 54 £35,000 - 4
Warrington +12 49 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Cambridgeshire +4 35 £37,500 - 2
Cambridge +9 34 £37,500 - 2
Yorkshire -16 29 £40,000 +33.33% 5
West Yorkshire -20 23 £40,000 +33.33% 4
Berkshire +7 22 £45,000 +16.12% 1
Kent +7 21 £37,500 -11.76% 3
West Midlands -11 21 £50,000 +42.85% 3
Essex -4 20 £52,500 +10.52%
Leeds -16 19 £40,000 +33.33% 1
City of London +17 18 £58,750 +30.55% 5
Surrey +5 18 £47,500 +26.66% 4
South West -42 17 £52,500 +75.00% 2
Tyne and Wear +9 13 £25,000 - 3
Bristol +9 13 £52,500 +133.33% 1
Maidstone +2 13 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +2 13 £25,000 - 3
Wales +2 13 £36,000 +44.00%
North East +1 13 £25,000 - 3
Worcestershire - 13 £50,000 - 1
Worcester - 13 £50,000 - 1
East Midlands -44 11 £37,500 +7.14%
Manchester - 11 £40,500 -
South Wales +13 10 £36,000 +30.90%

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 841 (95.24%) .NET
2 814 (92.19%) C#
3 744 (84.26%) NUnit
4 704 (79.73%) SQL Server
5 672 (76.10%) TDD
6 611 (69.20%) MVC
7 604 (68.40%) ASP.NET
8 585 (66.25%) Moq
9 581 (65.80%) Scrum
10 550 (62.29%) Rhino Mocks
11 546 (61.83%) Continuous Integration
12 541 (61.27%) ASP.NET MVC
13 530 (60.02%) Castle Windsor
14 527 (59.68%) Unity DI Container
14 527 (59.68%) WCF
15 519 (58.78%) Inversion of Control
16 509 (57.64%) Dependency Injection
17 506 (57.30%) Kanban
18 496 (56.17%) Ninject
19 490 (55.49%) WPF
20 488 (55.27%) Spring.NET
21 463 (52.43%) Windows
22 421 (47.68%) WinForms
23 400 (45.30%) MVVM
24 352 (39.86%) Web Application Development
25 312 (35.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
26 311 (35.22%) Microsoft
27 300 (33.98%) Razor View Engine
28 273 (30.92%) .NET Framework
29 240 (27.18%) SQL

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (3.51%) Umbraco
2 26 (2.94%) CMS
2 26 (2.94%) Oracle Workflow
3 23 (2.60%) IIS
3 23 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
4 20 (2.27%) NServiceBus
5 19 (2.15%) Apache Solr
5 19 (2.15%) Sitefinity
5 19 (2.15%) Orchard CMS
6 15 (1.70%) SharePoint
7 13 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (1.02%) Node.js
9 7 (0.79%) Kentico
10 4 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.34%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.11%) Confluence
12 1 (0.11%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 91 (10.31%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.91%) Mingle
3 1 (0.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.34%) Pivotal CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 41 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.36%) PaaS
2 12 (1.36%) IaaS
3 7 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.57%) Force.com
5 4 (0.45%) Trello
5 4 (0.45%) Basecamp
5 4 (0.45%) SaaS
6 2 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (9.85%) Internet
2 21 (2.38%) SMS
3 15 (1.70%) NFC
4 13 (1.47%) SMPP
5 9 (1.02%) Broadband
6 1 (0.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 704 (79.73%) SQL Server
2 101 (11.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 57 (6.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 51 (5.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (4.30%) Relational Database
6 32 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 31 (3.51%) RavenDB
8 28 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
9 27 (3.06%) Neo4j
10 24 (2.72%) MongoDB
11 23 (2.60%) NoSQL
12 21 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
13 17 (1.93%) MySQL
14 16 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
15 7 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (0.79%) Oracle Database
16 5 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 3 (0.34%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 744 (84.26%) NUnit
2 585 (66.25%) Moq
3 550 (62.29%) Rhino Mocks
4 133 (15.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 106 (12.00%) Visual Studio
6 58 (6.57%) SpecFlow
7 42 (4.76%) Selenium
8 37 (4.19%) MSBuild
9 30 (3.40%) Cucumber
10 22 (2.49%) Subversion
11 21 (2.38%) TeamCity
12 20 (2.27%) WiX
13 19 (2.15%) Git (software)
14 17 (1.93%) ReSharper
15 16 (1.81%) CppUnit
15 16 (1.81%) WebDriver
15 16 (1.81%) MbUnit
15 16 (1.81%) xUnit.net
16 15 (1.70%) JUnit
17 14 (1.59%) NSubstitute
General
1 196 (22.20%) Finance
2 83 (9.40%) Banking
3 65 (7.36%) Retail
4 42 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 17 (1.93%) Marketing
6 14 (1.59%) Billing
7 13 (1.47%) Advertising
8 10 (1.13%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.34%) Automotive
10 2 (0.23%) Front Office
10 2 (0.23%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 791 (89.58%) Developer
2 634 (71.80%) .NET Developer
3 149 (16.87%) C# Developer
4 130 (14.72%) Senior Developer
5 114 (12.91%) C# .NET Developer
6 99 (11.21%) Graduate
7 98 (11.10%) Graduate Developer
7 98 (11.10%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 76 (8.61%) Senior .NET Developer
9 75 (8.49%) Junior
9 75 (8.49%) Junior Developer
10 74 (8.38%) Junior .NET Developer
11 53 (6.00%) Software Developer
12 44 (4.98%) Senior C# Developer
13 30 (3.40%) ASP.NET Developer
14 27 (3.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 24 (2.72%) Analyst
16 23 (2.60%) Test Analyst
16 23 (2.60%) C# Software Developer
17 19 (2.15%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 841 (95.24%) .NET
2 604 (68.40%) ASP.NET
3 541 (61.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 530 (60.02%) Castle Windsor
5 527 (59.68%) Unity DI Container
5 527 (59.68%) WCF
6 496 (56.17%) Ninject
7 490 (55.49%) WPF
8 488 (55.27%) Spring.NET
9 421 (47.68%) WinForms
10 312 (35.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 300 (33.98%) Razor View Engine
12 273 (30.92%) .NET Framework
13 179 (20.27%) HTML
14 166 (18.80%) CSS
15 142 (16.08%) Web Services
16 119 (13.48%) jQuery
17 99 (11.21%) XML
18 98 (11.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 86 (9.74%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 519 (58.78%) Inversion of Control
2 109 (12.34%) Computer Science
3 78 (8.83%) Tandem
4 76 (8.61%) Enterprise Software
5 60 (6.80%) Social Network
6 28 (3.17%) Client/Server
7 16 (1.81%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.81%) Mobile App
8 15 (1.70%) Blackberry
9 13 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (1.36%) Open Source
11 10 (1.13%) Mathematics
12 9 (1.02%) N-Tier
13 8 (0.91%) Physics
14 2 (0.23%) Streaming Music
14 2 (0.23%) NHS
14 2 (0.23%) Digital Media
14 2 (0.23%) New Media
15 1 (0.11%) Mobile Banking
15 1 (0.11%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 463 (52.43%) Windows
2 41 (4.64%) Android
2 41 (4.64%) Apple iOS
3 15 (1.70%) Windows 7
3 15 (1.70%) Windows Phone
4 10 (1.13%) Windows 8
5 7 (0.79%) CentOS
5 7 (0.79%) Linux
6 3 (0.34%) UNIX
7 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 672 (76.10%) TDD
2 611 (69.20%) MVC
3 581 (65.80%) Scrum
4 546 (61.83%) Continuous Integration
5 509 (57.64%) Dependency Injection
6 506 (57.30%) Kanban
7 400 (45.30%) MVVM
8 352 (39.86%) Web Application Development
9 175 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
10 172 (19.48%) OO
11 92 (10.42%) Unit Testing
12 75 (8.49%) Software Engineering
13 70 (7.93%) OOD
14 61 (6.91%) OOP
15 49 (5.55%) OOA/OOD
16 48 (5.44%) BDD
17 46 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
18 41 (4.64%) Multithreading
19 40 (4.53%) Web Development
19 40 (4.53%) UML
Programming Languages
1 814 (92.19%) C#
2 240 (27.18%) SQL
3 180 (20.39%) JavaScript
4 112 (12.68%) VB.NET
5 98 (11.10%) VB
6 83 (9.40%) T-SQL
7 50 (5.66%) Java
8 45 (5.10%) PowerShell
9 24 (2.72%) XAML
9 24 (2.72%) C++
10 11 (1.25%) PL/SQL
11 7 (0.79%) C
12 5 (0.57%) PHP
13 2 (0.23%) Delphi
13 2 (0.23%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.11%) XPath
14 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 148 (16.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 145 (16.42%) MCSD
3 138 (15.63%) MCTS
4 136 (15.40%) MCAD
5 133 (15.06%) MCP
6 72 (8.15%) Degree
7 25 (2.83%) ISEB
8 14 (1.59%) ISTQB
9 10 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (1.02%) MBA
11 7 (0.79%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.62%) QA
2 11 (1.25%) ISO 8583
3 4 (0.45%) Basel III
System Software
1 12 (1.36%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (1.13%) SCVMM
2 9 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.79%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 311 (35.22%) Microsoft
2 75 (8.49%) Oracle
3 63 (7.13%) Facebook
4 60 (6.80%) Twitter
5 28 (3.17%) Sitecore
6 22 (2.49%) EPiServer
7 12 (1.36%) Telerik
8 8 (0.91%) DevExpress
9 5 (0.57%) Northgate
9 5 (0.57%) TOWER Software
9 5 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.34%) Informatica
11 2 (0.23%) Apple
11 2 (0.23%) MathWorks
11 2 (0.23%) Red Gate
12 1 (0.11%) Tableau
12 1 (0.11%) CODA
12 1 (0.11%) HP
12 1 (0.11%) Citrix
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ashford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Canterbury, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday