The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 508 502 584
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +82
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 431 425 323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.39% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.27% 2.60% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 420 417 312
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 £33,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Development Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
18956 16347 16914
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.28% 15.08% 14.40%
Number of salaries quoted 15933 13906 14645
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 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 1 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 -39 402 £45,000 +20.00% 43
London +35 128 £55,000 +22.22% 11
East of England -25 73 £45,000 +5.88% 8
South East -49 64 £45,000 +12.50% 10
North West +50 62 £35,000 +40.00% 4
Cheshire +34 49 £35,000 +40.00% 4
Warrington +24 46 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Cambridgeshire +17 36 £37,500 - 2
Cambridge +15 35 £37,500 - 2
City of London +16 26 £56,750 +13.50% 3
Yorkshire -12 25 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Berkshire +7 22 £45,000 +20.00% 2
West Yorkshire -29 20 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Bedfordshire -7 16 £45,000 - 1
Leeds -21 16 £40,000 +33.33% 3
East Midlands -48 16 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Kent -5 15 £37,500 -11.76% 3
West Midlands -8 15 £50,000 +42.85% 2
Bedford -14 14 £45,000 - 1
Wales -5 13 £36,000 +44.00% 1
Bristol +7 12 £52,500 +133.33% 1
Essex -20 12 £55,000 +10.00% 4
South West -42 12 £52,500 +75.00% 2
South Wales +2 11 £36,000 +39.80% 1
Maidstone -3 11 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Worcestershire - 11 £50,000 - 1
Worcester - 11 £50,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +17 10 £48,750 -
Tyne and Wear +8 10 £25,000 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 10 £25,000 - 2

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 878 (96.27%) .NET
2 844 (92.54%) C#
3 764 (83.77%) NUnit
4 714 (78.29%) SQL Server
5 694 (76.10%) TDD
6 658 (72.15%) ASP.NET
7 649 (71.16%) MVC
8 619 (67.87%) Moq
9 608 (66.67%) Scrum
10 585 (64.14%) ASP.NET MVC
11 576 (63.16%) WCF
12 573 (62.83%) Rhino Mocks
13 570 (62.50%) Castle Windsor
14 564 (61.84%) Continuous Integration
15 550 (60.31%) Unity DI Container
16 541 (59.32%) Dependency Injection
17 538 (58.99%) Kanban
18 534 (58.55%) Inversion of Control
19 515 (56.47%) Ninject
20 514 (56.36%) WPF
21 509 (55.81%) Spring.NET
22 478 (52.41%) Windows
23 447 (49.01%) WinForms
24 432 (47.37%) MVVM
25 399 (43.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
26 382 (41.89%) Web Application Development
27 368 (40.35%) Razor View Engine
28 315 (34.54%) Microsoft
29 303 (33.22%) .NET Framework
30 221 (24.23%) SQL

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 39 (4.28%) CMS
2 30 (3.29%) Umbraco
3 23 (2.52%) BizTalk Server
4 20 (2.19%) NServiceBus
5 19 (2.08%) Oracle Workflow
5 19 (2.08%) Orchard CMS
5 19 (2.08%) Sitefinity
5 19 (2.08%) Apache Solr
6 15 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
7 11 (1.21%) IIS
8 9 (0.99%) Node.js
9 8 (0.88%) SharePoint
10 7 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (0.77%) Kentico
11 3 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.11%) MediaWiki
13 1 (0.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 96 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.77%) Mingle
3 1 (0.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.55%) Pivotal CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (0.99%) PaaS
2 9 (0.99%) IaaS
3 7 (0.77%) SaaS
3 7 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.55%) Force.com
5 4 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.44%) Basecamp
5 4 (0.44%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 85 (9.32%) Internet
2 22 (2.41%) SMS
3 16 (1.75%) NFC
4 14 (1.54%) SMPP
5 3 (0.33%) Broadband
6 1 (0.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 714 (78.29%) SQL Server
2 110 (12.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 77 (8.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 62 (6.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 42 (4.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 40 (4.39%) Relational Database
7 31 (3.40%) RavenDB
8 28 (3.07%) SQL Server 2005
9 26 (2.85%) Neo4j
10 25 (2.74%) MongoDB
10 25 (2.74%) Crystal Reports
11 23 (2.52%) NoSQL
12 19 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
13 13 (1.43%) MySQL
14 11 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
15 7 (0.77%) Oracle Database
16 6 (0.66%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 764 (83.77%) NUnit
2 619 (67.87%) Moq
3 573 (62.83%) Rhino Mocks
4 123 (13.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 92 (10.09%) Visual Studio
6 68 (7.46%) SpecFlow
7 42 (4.61%) Cucumber
8 40 (4.39%) Selenium
9 31 (3.40%) MSBuild
10 22 (2.41%) Subversion
11 21 (2.30%) Git (software)
12 20 (2.19%) TeamCity
13 16 (1.75%) WebDriver
13 16 (1.75%) ReSharper
14 15 (1.64%) JUnit
14 15 (1.64%) xUnit.net
14 15 (1.64%) CppUnit
14 15 (1.64%) MbUnit
15 14 (1.54%) WiX
16 13 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 189 (20.72%) Finance
2 84 (9.21%) Banking
3 67 (7.35%) Retail
4 42 (4.61%) Investment Banking
5 18 (1.97%) Marketing
6 10 (1.10%) Billing
7 9 (0.99%) Advertising
8 5 (0.55%) Russian Language
9 4 (0.44%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.33%) Automotive
11 2 (0.22%) Front Office
12 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 826 (90.57%) Developer
2 675 (74.01%) .NET Developer
3 152 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 140 (15.35%) Senior Developer
5 120 (13.16%) C# .NET Developer
6 109 (11.95%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 109 (11.95%) Graduate Developer
6 109 (11.95%) Graduate
7 90 (9.87%) Junior
7 90 (9.87%) Junior .NET Developer
7 90 (9.87%) Junior Developer
8 86 (9.43%) Senior .NET Developer
9 49 (5.37%) Senior C# Developer
10 41 (4.50%) Software Developer
11 27 (2.96%) ASP.NET Developer
12 26 (2.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 21 (2.30%) C# Software Developer
13 21 (2.30%) Tester
13 21 (2.30%) Analyst
14 18 (1.97%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 878 (96.27%) .NET
2 658 (72.15%) ASP.NET
3 585 (64.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 576 (63.16%) WCF
5 570 (62.50%) Castle Windsor
6 550 (60.31%) Unity DI Container
7 515 (56.47%) Ninject
8 514 (56.36%) WPF
9 509 (55.81%) Spring.NET
10 447 (49.01%) WinForms
11 399 (43.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 368 (40.35%) Razor View Engine
13 303 (33.22%) .NET Framework
14 192 (21.05%) HTML
15 182 (19.96%) CSS
16 156 (17.11%) Web Services
17 126 (13.82%) jQuery
18 115 (12.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 108 (11.84%) HTML5
20 106 (11.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 534 (58.55%) Inversion of Control
2 126 (13.82%) Computer Science
3 93 (10.20%) Enterprise Software
4 80 (8.77%) Tandem
5 59 (6.47%) Social Network
6 26 (2.85%) Client/Server
7 16 (1.75%) Mobile App
7 16 (1.75%) Blackberry
8 14 (1.54%) Mathematics
9 13 (1.43%) Physics
10 12 (1.32%) Open Source
10 12 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (1.21%) Management Information System
12 9 (0.99%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.55%) New Media
14 4 (0.44%) Streaming Music
15 2 (0.22%) Digital Media
15 2 (0.22%) NHS
16 1 (0.11%) E-Learning
16 1 (0.11%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 478 (52.41%) Windows
2 42 (4.61%) Android
2 42 (4.61%) Apple iOS
3 16 (1.75%) Windows Phone
4 8 (0.88%) Windows 7
5 7 (0.77%) Linux
5 7 (0.77%) CentOS
6 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.44%) UNIX
7 3 (0.33%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 694 (76.10%) TDD
2 649 (71.16%) MVC
3 608 (66.67%) Scrum
4 564 (61.84%) Continuous Integration
5 541 (59.32%) Dependency Injection
6 538 (58.99%) Kanban
7 432 (47.37%) MVVM
8 382 (41.89%) Web Application Development
9 190 (20.83%) OO
10 182 (19.96%) Agile Software Development
11 101 (11.07%) Unit Testing
12 76 (8.33%) Software Engineering
13 74 (8.11%) OOD
14 70 (7.68%) OOP
15 63 (6.91%) BDD
16 60 (6.58%) OOA/OOD
17 52 (5.70%) Web Development
18 50 (5.48%) UML
19 43 (4.71%) Multithreading
20 42 (4.61%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 844 (92.54%) C#
2 221 (24.23%) SQL
3 177 (19.41%) JavaScript
4 126 (13.82%) VB.NET
5 106 (11.62%) VB
6 96 (10.53%) T-SQL
7 51 (5.59%) Java
8 34 (3.73%) PowerShell
9 25 (2.74%) XAML
10 23 (2.52%) C++
11 11 (1.21%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.66%) C
13 4 (0.44%) PHP
14 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 188 (20.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 182 (19.96%) MCSD
3 175 (19.19%) MCTS
4 173 (18.97%) MCAD
5 172 (18.86%) MCP
6 82 (8.99%) Degree
7 20 (2.19%) ISEB
8 14 (1.54%) MBA
9 13 (1.43%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.77%) MCSE
10 7 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.29%) QA
2 12 (1.32%) ISO 8583
3 4 (0.44%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (0.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.77%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 3 (0.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 315 (34.54%) Microsoft
2 65 (7.13%) Facebook
2 65 (7.13%) Oracle
3 59 (6.47%) Twitter
4 30 (3.29%) Sitecore
5 21 (2.30%) EPiServer
6 11 (1.21%) Telerik
7 5 (0.55%) Northgate
7 5 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.44%) DevExpress
8 4 (0.44%) Informatica
9 2 (0.22%) Apple
9 2 (0.22%) TOWER Software
9 2 (0.22%) VMware
9 2 (0.22%) Google
10 1 (0.11%) HP
10 1 (0.11%) CODA
10 1 (0.11%) Reuters
10 1 (0.11%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.11%) Tableau
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £41,000 per annum + holidays + Benefits + Pension
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 55k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 to £75000 per annum - plus benefits + Share options
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago