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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 491 517 757
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +240
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 505 397 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.36% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.60% 2.40% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 477 386 142
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Development Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
19452 16521 18371
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.06% 14.86% 14.62%
Number of salaries quoted 16014 14038 16207
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +25 471 £40,000 - 39
East of England +24 119 £45,000 +20.00% 12
London -14 114 £55,000 +10.00% 7
South East -24 76 £40,000 -5.88% 6
North West +13 62 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Cambridgeshire +34 54 £37,500 +10.29% 4
Cambridge +45 53 £37,500 - 4
Cheshire +21 38 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Warrington -3 38 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Yorkshire -5 38 £35,000 -6.66% 2
West Yorkshire -10 36 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Essex -4 34 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Leeds +6 33 £40,000 +6.66% 1
South West +22 32 £32,500 - 5
Bedfordshire -8 28 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Bedford -18 24 £45,000 +5.88% 2
East Midlands -55 24 £35,500 -5.33% 1
Berkshire +11 23 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Surrey 0 17 £32,500 +18.18% 2
Bristol +8 16 £52,500 +59.09% 1
Exeter - 15 £24,000 - 1
Devon - 15 £24,000 - 2
Manchester -3 14 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Newbury +5 13 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Kent -12 13 £40,000 -
Nottingham -16 13 £25,000 -33.33% 1
Nottinghamshire -24 13 £25,000 -33.33% 1
Basildon +14 12 £50,000 - 1
Maidstone -24 12 £40,000 -
Northampton -13 11 £40,000 -

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 888 (95.07%) .NET
2 852 (91.22%) C#
3 818 (87.58%) NUnit
4 723 (77.41%) TDD
5 720 (77.09%) SQL Server
6 671 (71.84%) Scrum
7 664 (71.09%) ASP.NET
8 658 (70.45%) Moq
9 611 (65.42%) MVC
10 599 (64.13%) Rhino Mocks
11 598 (64.03%) Continuous Integration
12 591 (63.28%) Castle Windsor
13 585 (62.63%) Dependency Injection
14 584 (62.53%) ASP.NET MVC
15 581 (62.21%) WCF
16 577 (61.78%) Kanban
16 577 (61.78%) Unity DI Container
17 572 (61.24%) WPF
18 551 (58.99%) Ninject
19 548 (58.67%) Windows
20 547 (58.57%) Inversion of Control
21 544 (58.24%) Spring.NET
22 510 (54.60%) ASP.NET MVC 4
23 496 (53.10%) WinForms
24 490 (52.46%) MVVM
25 395 (42.29%) Razor View Engine
26 370 (39.61%) Web Application Development
27 310 (33.19%) Microsoft Certification
28 301 (32.23%) Microsoft
29 299 (32.01%) MCP

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 49 (5.25%) CMS
2 26 (2.78%) Node.js
3 24 (2.57%) Sitecore CMS
4 17 (1.82%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
6 13 (1.39%) IIS
7 12 (1.28%) Apache
7 12 (1.28%) Umbraco
8 11 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (0.86%) Kentico
10 5 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.32%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.21%) Sitefinity
13 2 (0.21%) Orchard CMS
13 2 (0.21%) NServiceBus
14 1 (0.11%) MediaWiki
14 1 (0.11%) Documentum
Applications
1 115 (12.31%) MS Excel
2 25 (2.68%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (0.54%) Pivotal CRM
2 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (4.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (3.75%) SaaS
3 8 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.32%) PaaS
5 3 (0.32%) IaaS
6 1 (0.11%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 57 (6.10%) Internet
2 19 (2.03%) SMS
3 16 (1.71%) NFC
4 14 (1.50%) SMPP
5 5 (0.54%) Intranet
6 4 (0.43%) LDAP
6 4 (0.43%) SNMP
7 3 (0.32%) Network Security
8 1 (0.11%) VoIP
8 1 (0.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 720 (77.09%) SQL Server
2 144 (15.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 92 (9.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 65 (6.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 41 (4.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 38 (4.07%) SQL Server 2005
7 32 (3.43%) Relational Database
8 27 (2.89%) Neo4j
9 22 (2.36%) RavenDB
10 18 (1.93%) Crystal Reports
11 15 (1.61%) MySQL
12 13 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
13 12 (1.28%) MongoDB
14 7 (0.75%) NoSQL
15 6 (0.64%) Data Mining
16 5 (0.54%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
17 4 (0.43%) Big Data
18 2 (0.21%) RDBMS
19 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 818 (87.58%) NUnit
2 658 (70.45%) Moq
3 599 (64.13%) Rhino Mocks
4 100 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 92 (9.85%) Visual Studio
6 45 (4.82%) Selenium
7 38 (4.07%) SpecFlow
8 34 (3.64%) Git (software)
9 31 (3.32%) Cucumber
10 30 (3.21%) TeamCity
11 27 (2.89%) MSBuild
12 26 (2.78%) Subversion
13 15 (1.61%) WebDriver
14 11 (1.18%) WiX
14 11 (1.18%) FitNesse
15 10 (1.07%) ReSharper
16 9 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
16 9 (0.96%) SoapUI
16 9 (0.96%) Selenium IDE
17 7 (0.75%) Mercurial
General
1 200 (21.41%) Finance
2 67 (7.17%) Banking
3 39 (4.18%) Retail
4 30 (3.21%) Investment Banking
5 6 (0.64%) Marketing
5 6 (0.64%) Legal
6 5 (0.54%) Telecoms
6 5 (0.54%) Russian Language
7 2 (0.21%) Military
7 2 (0.21%) Front Office
8 1 (0.11%) Advertising
8 1 (0.11%) Publishing
8 1 (0.11%) French Language
8 1 (0.11%) German Language
Job Titles
1 848 (90.79%) Developer
2 697 (74.63%) .NET Developer
3 166 (17.77%) C# Developer
4 137 (14.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 117 (12.53%) Graduate
5 117 (12.53%) Graduate Developer
5 117 (12.53%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 114 (12.21%) Senior Developer
7 101 (10.81%) Junior
7 101 (10.81%) Junior .NET Developer
7 101 (10.81%) Junior Developer
8 70 (7.49%) Senior .NET Developer
9 41 (4.39%) Senior C# Developer
10 32 (3.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 25 (2.68%) Software Developer
11 25 (2.68%) ASP.NET Developer
12 24 (2.57%) Analyst
13 21 (2.25%) Test Analyst
13 21 (2.25%) Tester
14 19 (2.03%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 888 (95.07%) .NET
2 664 (71.09%) ASP.NET
3 591 (63.28%) Castle Windsor
4 584 (62.53%) ASP.NET MVC
5 581 (62.21%) WCF
6 577 (61.78%) Unity DI Container
7 572 (61.24%) WPF
8 551 (58.99%) Ninject
9 544 (58.24%) Spring.NET
10 510 (54.60%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 496 (53.10%) WinForms
12 395 (42.29%) Razor View Engine
13 274 (29.34%) .NET Framework
14 176 (18.84%) HTML
15 175 (18.74%) CSS
16 141 (15.10%) Web Services
17 107 (11.46%) HTML5
18 105 (11.24%) jQuery
19 95 (10.17%) LINQ
20 90 (9.64%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 547 (58.57%) Inversion of Control
2 141 (15.10%) Computer Science
3 131 (14.03%) Enterprise Software
4 64 (6.85%) Social Network
5 60 (6.42%) Tandem
6 27 (2.89%) Client/Server
7 20 (2.14%) Mathematics
8 17 (1.82%) Physics
9 16 (1.71%) Blackberry
10 14 (1.50%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.18%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.75%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.54%) New Media
14 4 (0.43%) Streaming Music
15 2 (0.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 2 (0.21%) NHS
16 1 (0.11%) IPTV
16 1 (0.11%) RIA
16 1 (0.11%) Open Source
16 1 (0.11%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 548 (58.67%) Windows
2 37 (3.96%) Linux
3 25 (2.68%) CentOS
4 22 (2.36%) Apple iOS
4 22 (2.36%) Android
5 16 (1.71%) Windows Phone
6 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.11%) UNIX
7 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 723 (77.41%) TDD
2 671 (71.84%) Scrum
3 611 (65.42%) MVC
4 598 (64.03%) Continuous Integration
5 585 (62.63%) Dependency Injection
6 577 (61.78%) Kanban
7 490 (52.46%) MVVM
8 370 (39.61%) Web Application Development
9 227 (24.30%) OO
10 202 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
11 141 (15.10%) Unit Testing
12 102 (10.92%) OOP
12 102 (10.92%) OOA/OOD
13 90 (9.64%) OOD
14 87 (9.31%) BDD
15 71 (7.60%) Software Engineering
16 52 (5.57%) UML
17 47 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
18 44 (4.71%) Multithreading
19 42 (4.50%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 852 (91.22%) C#
2 180 (19.27%) SQL
3 139 (14.88%) JavaScript
4 118 (12.63%) VB.NET
5 105 (11.24%) T-SQL
6 94 (10.06%) VB
7 42 (4.50%) Java
8 38 (4.07%) PowerShell
9 20 (2.14%) XAML
10 19 (2.03%) C++
11 12 (1.28%) PHP
12 8 (0.86%) PL/SQL
13 7 (0.75%) C
14 4 (0.43%) Python
15 2 (0.21%) VBScript
16 1 (0.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 310 (33.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 299 (32.01%) MCP
3 298 (31.91%) MCSD
3 298 (31.91%) MCTS
4 286 (30.62%) MCAD
5 95 (10.17%) Degree
6 27 (2.89%) ISEB
7 14 (1.50%) MBA
8 12 (1.28%) ISTQB
8 12 (1.28%) MCSE
9 9 (0.96%) Security Cleared
10 5 (0.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.14%) QA
2 12 (1.28%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (1.07%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 9 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 301 (32.23%) Microsoft
2 69 (7.39%) Facebook
3 64 (6.85%) Twitter
4 34 (3.64%) Oracle
5 27 (2.89%) Sitecore
6 20 (2.14%) Telerik
7 12 (1.28%) Zend
8 5 (0.54%) Razor Risk
9 3 (0.32%) Google
10 2 (0.21%) Infragistics
10 2 (0.21%) VMware
10 2 (0.21%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.11%) EMC
11 1 (0.11%) Informatica
11 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.11%) Reuters
11 1 (0.11%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.11%) Primavera
Lichfield, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 Per Annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Xpertise Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £65,000 per annum Bonus scheme, share scheme + more
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
MJH Personnel Associates
Salary: Excellent + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Acorn
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago