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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 492 544 513
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -31
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 462 429 420
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.37% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.47% 2.26% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 438 418 412
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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
18695 19017 16299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.07% 16.26% 14.99%
Number of salaries quoted 15713 15995 13872
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +45 439 £40,000 -11.11% 44
London +22 122 £55,000 - 8
South East +26 84 £45,000 - 13
North West -9 55 £35,000 - 5
Yorkshire +22 44 £32,500 -18.75% 5
East Midlands +28 43 £37,500 +15.38% 1
West Yorkshire +26 37 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Warrington -7 30 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Cheshire -16 30 £32,500 -7.14% 3
West Midlands +2 26 £46,250 -7.50% 2
Kent +18 23 £50,000 +33.33% 4
North East +2 22 £40,000 +60.00% 1
East of England -47 22 £37,500 -16.66% 3
Hampshire +18 21 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Leeds +19 20 £45,000 +12.50% 3
South West -3 20 £37,500 -28.57% 6
Coventry - 20 £47,500 - 1
East Sussex - 19 £45,000 - 2
Nottinghamshire +8 16 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Nottingham +7 16 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Leicestershire +21 14 £37,500 -11.76%
Manchester +10 14 £55,000 +39.24% 2
Hertfordshire -5 14 £31,000 -48.33%
Derbyshire - 13 £45,000 -
Uxbridge - 13 £52,500 - 1
Brighton - 13 £45,000 - 1
Dartford - 13 £50,000 - 1
Wakefield +11 12 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - 12 £37,500 -
Chesterfield - 12 £45,000 -

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 982 (95.53%) C#
2 934 (90.86%) .NET
3 884 (85.99%) Agile Software Development
4 876 (85.21%) NUnit
5 831 (80.84%) TDD
6 790 (76.85%) SQL Server
7 769 (74.81%) Scrum
8 758 (73.74%) Continuous Integration
9 738 (71.79%) Moq
10 708 (68.87%) Rhino Mocks
11 703 (68.39%) Ninject
12 694 (67.51%) Unity DI Container
13 691 (67.22%) Inversion of Control
14 681 (66.25%) Dependency Injection
15 677 (65.86%) Kanban
16 675 (65.66%) Castle Windsor
17 663 (64.49%) Spring.NET
18 662 (64.40%) ASP.NET
19 660 (64.20%) MVC
20 607 (59.05%) ASP.NET MVC
21 524 (50.97%) WCF
22 501 (48.74%) WPF
23 477 (46.40%) Web Application Development
24 452 (43.97%) Windows
25 414 (40.27%) MVVM
26 397 (38.62%) WinForms
27 340 (33.07%) Finance
28 257 (25.00%) Microsoft
29 256 (24.90%) .NET Framework
30 191 (18.58%) Enterprise Software

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 21 (2.04%) IIS
2 17 (1.65%) WebSphere
3 16 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (1.46%) Umbraco
5 11 (1.07%) CMS
6 9 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (0.58%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.49%) Node.js
8 5 (0.49%) Confluence
9 4 (0.39%) Apache
10 3 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.097%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.097%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.097%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 52 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.68%) Mingle
3 1 (0.097%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (0.88%) Tridion
2 6 (0.58%) assyst
3 4 (0.39%) Beauchamp
4 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.097%) Endur
5 1 (0.097%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.97%) GitHub
4 8 (0.78%) CodePlex
5 6 (0.58%) SaaS
5 6 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.70%) Internet
2 32 (3.11%) Broadband
3 3 (0.29%) HTTP
4 1 (0.097%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 790 (76.85%) SQL Server
2 50 (4.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
3 23 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (1.36%) RavenDB
5 12 (1.17%) Big Data
5 12 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (0.88%) Relational Database
8 8 (0.78%) Redis
8 8 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (0.68%) Neo4j
10 6 (0.58%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.49%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.39%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 2 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 876 (85.21%) NUnit
2 738 (71.79%) Moq
3 708 (68.87%) Rhino Mocks
4 129 (12.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 89 (8.66%) Visual Studio
6 73 (7.10%) Selenium
7 43 (4.18%) Subversion
8 37 (3.60%) Git (software)
9 36 (3.50%) TeamCity
10 35 (3.40%) SpecFlow
11 20 (1.95%) JIRA
12 19 (1.85%) WebDriver
13 18 (1.75%) NCover
14 17 (1.65%) HP UFT
15 15 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
16 13 (1.26%) MSBuild
16 13 (1.26%) JMeter
17 9 (0.88%) CppUnit
17 9 (0.88%) SoapUI
18 8 (0.78%) Bitbucket
General
1 340 (33.07%) Finance
2 84 (8.17%) Banking
3 47 (4.57%) Retail
4 46 (4.47%) Investment Banking
4 46 (4.47%) Marketing
5 43 (4.18%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.04%) Advertising
7 10 (0.97%) Front Office
7 10 (0.97%) Automotive
8 4 (0.39%) Back Office
8 4 (0.39%) Games
9 2 (0.19%) Law
9 2 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.19%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.097%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.097%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 906 (88.13%) Developer
2 814 (79.18%) .NET Developer
3 121 (11.77%) C# Developer
4 101 (9.82%) Graduate
4 101 (9.82%) Graduate Developer
4 101 (9.82%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 89 (8.66%) Junior
6 88 (8.56%) Junior Developer
7 87 (8.46%) Junior .NET Developer
8 85 (8.27%) C# .NET Developer
9 64 (6.23%) Software Engineer
10 46 (4.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 42 (4.09%) ASP.NET Developer
12 41 (3.99%) Senior Developer
13 39 (3.79%) C# Software Engineer
14 35 (3.40%) .NET Software Engineer
15 32 (3.11%) Senior .NET Developer
16 27 (2.63%) Analyst
16 27 (2.63%) Software Developer
17 26 (2.53%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 934 (90.86%) .NET
2 703 (68.39%) Ninject
3 694 (67.51%) Unity DI Container
4 675 (65.66%) Castle Windsor
5 663 (64.49%) Spring.NET
6 662 (64.40%) ASP.NET
7 607 (59.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 524 (50.97%) WCF
9 501 (48.74%) WPF
10 397 (38.62%) WinForms
11 256 (24.90%) .NET Framework
12 142 (13.81%) HTML
13 110 (10.70%) CSS
14 106 (10.31%) jQuery
15 96 (9.34%) Entity Framework
16 89 (8.66%) Razor View Engine
17 79 (7.68%) Web Services
18 65 (6.32%) LINQ
19 53 (5.16%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 52 (5.06%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 691 (67.22%) Inversion of Control
2 191 (18.58%) Enterprise Software
3 151 (14.69%) Social Network
4 123 (11.96%) Computer Science
5 67 (6.52%) Tandem
6 36 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (3.31%) Client/Server
8 21 (2.04%) N-Tier
9 9 (0.88%) Social Media
10 7 (0.68%) Mathematics
11 6 (0.58%) Handset
11 6 (0.58%) Credit Risk
12 5 (0.49%) Mobile Payment
13 3 (0.29%) Replication
13 3 (0.29%) Management Information System
14 2 (0.19%) Physics
14 2 (0.19%) User Experience
14 2 (0.19%) Mobile Banking
14 2 (0.19%) Algorithms
14 2 (0.19%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 452 (43.97%) Windows
2 13 (1.26%) UNIX
3 12 (1.17%) Linux
4 7 (0.68%) CentOS
5 2 (0.19%) Android
5 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.097%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.097%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.097%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.097%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.097%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 884 (85.99%) Agile Software Development
2 831 (80.84%) TDD
3 769 (74.81%) Scrum
4 758 (73.74%) Continuous Integration
5 681 (66.25%) Dependency Injection
6 677 (65.86%) Kanban
7 660 (64.20%) MVC
8 477 (46.40%) Web Application Development
9 414 (40.27%) MVVM
10 163 (15.86%) OO
11 128 (12.45%) Unit Testing
12 90 (8.75%) Software Engineering
13 66 (6.42%) SDLC
14 60 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
15 55 (5.35%) Automated Testing
16 47 (4.57%) OOD
17 44 (4.28%) OOP
18 37 (3.60%) Multithreading
19 36 (3.50%) UML
20 32 (3.11%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 982 (95.53%) C#
2 185 (18.00%) SQL
3 110 (10.70%) JavaScript
4 70 (6.81%) Java
5 68 (6.61%) VB.NET
6 65 (6.32%) VB
7 57 (5.54%) C++
8 50 (4.86%) T-SQL
9 22 (2.14%) PL/SQL
10 15 (1.46%) PowerShell
11 9 (0.88%) Python
12 7 (0.68%) XAML
13 6 (0.58%) XPath
14 4 (0.39%) PHP
15 2 (0.19%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.19%) Ruby
16 1 (0.097%) VBA
16 1 (0.097%) VB6
16 1 (0.097%) Delphi
16 1 (0.097%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 87 (8.46%) Degree
2 39 (3.79%) ISEB
3 15 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (1.07%) MCSD
5 10 (0.97%) ISTQB
6 8 (0.78%) MCTS
6 8 (0.78%) MCSE
7 6 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.29%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.19%) MCP
11 1 (0.097%) MCITP
11 1 (0.097%) MCSA
11 1 (0.097%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.18%) QA
2 1 (0.097%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1 (0.097%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.68%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.097%) Puppet
3 1 (0.097%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 257 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 159 (15.47%) Facebook
3 151 (14.69%) Twitter
4 30 (2.92%) Oracle
5 12 (1.17%) Informatica
6 9 (0.88%) Sitecore
7 6 (0.58%) Remedy
8 5 (0.49%) Perforce
8 5 (0.49%) Civica
9 4 (0.39%) EPiServer
9 4 (0.39%) IBM
9 4 (0.39%) F5
10 3 (0.29%) Adobe
11 1 (0.097%) Sun
11 1 (0.097%) SAP
11 1 (0.097%) ESRI
11 1 (0.097%) Infragistics
11 1 (0.097%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.097%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.097%) DevExpress
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