The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 533 490 603
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +113
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 414 560 446
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.52% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.30% 3.12% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 384 517 426
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £27,050
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
17979 17948 19231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.04% 16.60% 16.26%
Number of salaries quoted 15536 14980 16201
Median salary £50,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing MSTest as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 May 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -71 385 £42,500 +6.25% 44
London +14 123 £60,000 +9.09% 5
South East +3 96 £38,750 -11.42% 14
North West +20 75 £40,000 +8.84% 9
Cheshire +35 44 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Warrington +20 44 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Hampshire +26 29 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Nottinghamshire +10 26 £36,250 +31.81% 3
Nottingham +10 26 £36,250 +31.81% 3
East Midlands -6 26 £36,250 -3.33% 4
Manchester -8 26 £52,500 +31.25% 6
Surrey +17 24 £50,000 +5.26% 2
West Yorkshire -13 22 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Yorkshire -31 22 £55,000 +46.66% 2
Winchester - 16 £35,000 - 1
City of London +58 15 £60,000 +20.00%
East of England +18 14 £52,500 +40.00% 3
South West +6 14 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Reigate - 14 £50,000 - 1
Leeds -24 13 £55,000 +37.50% 1
West Midlands -39 13 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Oxfordshire +4 12 £48,250 +7.22% 2
West Sussex +6 11 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Esher - 10 £45,000 -
Essex +11 8 £52,500 +50.00% 2
Kent -30 8 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Huddersfield - 8 £30,000 - 1
Brighton +10 7 £42,500 -5.55% 1
East Sussex +9 7 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Canterbury +3 7 £37,500 - 1

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT jobs citing MSTest also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for MSTest.

1 849 (97.47%) C#
2 789 (90.59%) .NET
3 739 (84.85%) NUnit
4 701 (80.48%) Agile Software Development
5 553 (63.49%) Moq
6 534 (61.31%) SQL Server
7 525 (60.28%) TDD
7 525 (60.28%) Rhino Mocks
8 513 (58.90%) Scrum
9 500 (57.41%) Continuous Integration
10 487 (55.91%) Dependency Injection
11 482 (55.34%) ASP.NET
12 470 (53.96%) Inversion of Control
13 459 (52.70%) WPF
14 445 (51.09%) MVC
15 438 (50.29%) Unity DI Container
16 420 (48.22%) Ninject
17 407 (46.73%) Kanban
18 401 (46.04%) Finance
19 391 (44.89%) Spring.NET
20 390 (44.78%) Castle Windsor
20 390 (44.78%) ASP.NET MVC
21 380 (43.63%) MVVM
22 368 (42.25%) WCF
23 362 (41.56%) Windows
24 300 (34.44%) WinForms
25 282 (32.38%) ASP.NET MVC 5
26 265 (30.42%) .NET Framework
27 262 (30.08%) SQL
28 185 (21.24%) OO

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 36 (4.13%) CMS
2 15 (1.72%) IIS
3 9 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (0.80%) Node.js
5 6 (0.69%) NServiceBus
5 6 (0.69%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 65 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (1.49%) Beauchamp
2 4 (0.46%) BASE24
3 3 (0.34%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.23%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.11%) Endur
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (2.76%) SaaS
3 10 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.46%) IaaS
5 4 (0.46%) PaaS
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 40 (4.59%) Internet
2 25 (2.87%) Broadband
3 4 (0.46%) HTTP
4 3 (0.34%) RTP
4 3 (0.34%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.34%) TETRA
4 3 (0.34%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.23%) NFC
5 2 (0.23%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 534 (61.31%) SQL Server
2 165 (18.94%) SQL Server 2014
3 32 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (2.18%) Relational Database
7 18 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (1.26%) NoSQL
11 10 (1.15%) RavenDB
11 10 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.80%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.57%) JasperReports
14 4 (0.46%) Big Data
14 4 (0.46%) MarkLogic
15 2 (0.23%) Couchbase
15 2 (0.23%) MongoDB
15 2 (0.23%) MySQL
15 2 (0.23%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 739 (84.85%) NUnit
2 553 (63.49%) Moq
3 525 (60.28%) Rhino Mocks
4 98 (11.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 80 (9.18%) Selenium
6 56 (6.43%) SpecFlow
7 54 (6.20%) Visual Studio
8 43 (4.94%) WebDriver
9 40 (4.59%) SoapUI
10 33 (3.79%) HP UFT
11 28 (3.21%) JMeter
11 28 (3.21%) MSBuild
12 22 (2.53%) Git (software)
13 13 (1.49%) TeamCity
14 12 (1.38%) Subversion
15 11 (1.26%) JIRA
16 8 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
16 8 (0.92%) ReSharper
16 8 (0.92%) T4 Templates
17 6 (0.69%) Jenkins
General
1 401 (46.04%) Finance
2 154 (17.68%) Banking
3 40 (4.59%) Law
4 39 (4.48%) Marketing
5 36 (4.13%) Retail
6 33 (3.79%) Telecoms
7 27 (3.10%) Investment Banking
8 20 (2.30%) Back Office
9 12 (1.38%) Front Office
10 11 (1.26%) Advertising
11 6 (0.69%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.57%) Legal
13 4 (0.46%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.34%) Automotive
14 3 (0.34%) Games
14 3 (0.34%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.11%) Electronics
15 1 (0.11%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 749 (85.99%) Developer
2 592 (67.97%) .NET Developer
3 454 (52.12%) C# Developer
4 359 (41.22%) C# .NET Developer
5 191 (21.93%) WPF Developer
6 186 (21.35%) C# WPF Developer
7 102 (11.71%) ASP.NET Developer
8 100 (11.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 95 (10.91%) Graduate
10 94 (10.79%) Graduate Developer
11 93 (10.68%) Graduate .NET Developer
12 83 (9.53%) .NET Software Developer
13 77 (8.84%) Junior
13 77 (8.84%) Junior Developer
14 72 (8.27%) Junior .NET Developer
15 67 (7.69%) Senior Developer
16 60 (6.89%) Software Developer
16 60 (6.89%) Software Engineer
17 56 (6.43%) C# Software Engineer
18 54 (6.20%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 789 (90.59%) .NET
2 482 (55.34%) ASP.NET
3 459 (52.70%) WPF
4 438 (50.29%) Unity DI Container
5 420 (48.22%) Ninject
6 391 (44.89%) Spring.NET
7 390 (44.78%) ASP.NET MVC
7 390 (44.78%) Castle Windsor
8 368 (42.25%) WCF
9 300 (34.44%) WinForms
10 282 (32.38%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 265 (30.42%) .NET Framework
12 153 (17.57%) HTML
13 141 (16.19%) Web Services
14 136 (15.61%) CSS
15 128 (14.70%) jQuery
16 90 (10.33%) XML
17 89 (10.22%) LINQ
18 74 (8.50%) ASP.NET Web API
19 70 (8.04%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 470 (53.96%) Inversion of Control
2 136 (15.61%) Enterprise Software
3 98 (11.25%) Computer Science
4 78 (8.96%) Social Network
5 66 (7.58%) Tandem
6 56 (6.43%) Client/Server
7 35 (4.02%) N-Tier
8 32 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
9 23 (2.64%) Fintech
10 15 (1.72%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.69%) Equities
12 4 (0.46%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.46%) W3C
13 3 (0.34%) Mobile App
14 2 (0.23%) Data Centre
14 2 (0.23%) Data Integration
14 2 (0.23%) Data Structures
14 2 (0.23%) EPoS
15 1 (0.11%) Management Information System
15 1 (0.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 362 (41.56%) Windows
2 10 (1.15%) Windows 8
3 7 (0.80%) Windows Server
4 6 (0.69%) Windows 7
4 6 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (0.57%) Unix
6 4 (0.46%) Android
6 4 (0.46%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.46%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.46%) Windows Phone
6 4 (0.46%) Windows Vista
6 4 (0.46%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 701 (80.48%) Agile Software Development
2 525 (60.28%) TDD
3 513 (58.90%) Scrum
4 500 (57.41%) Continuous Integration
5 487 (55.91%) Dependency Injection
6 445 (51.09%) MVC
7 407 (46.73%) Kanban
8 380 (43.63%) MVVM
9 185 (21.24%) OO
10 184 (21.13%) Web Application Development
11 152 (17.45%) Unit Testing
12 120 (13.78%) Multithreading
13 102 (11.71%) Software Engineering
14 67 (7.69%) UML
15 58 (6.66%) DSDM
16 56 (6.43%) OOP
17 54 (6.20%) Service Delivery
18 50 (5.74%) RUP
18 50 (5.74%) Use Case
19 48 (5.51%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 849 (97.47%) C#
2 262 (30.08%) SQL
3 183 (21.01%) JavaScript
4 140 (16.07%) T-SQL
5 64 (7.35%) PL/SQL
6 63 (7.23%) C++
7 58 (6.66%) Java
8 54 (6.20%) VB.NET
9 52 (5.97%) VB
10 19 (2.18%) TypeScript
11 15 (1.72%) XAML
12 6 (0.69%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.57%) Korn
13 5 (0.57%) Perl
14 3 (0.34%) C
14 3 (0.34%) Delphi
14 3 (0.34%) VB6
15 2 (0.23%) Ruby
15 2 (0.23%) X++
16 1 (0.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 55 (6.31%) Degree
2 21 (2.41%) ISEB
3 20 (2.30%) ISTQB
4 7 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.23%) MCP
7 1 (0.11%) MCAD
7 1 (0.11%) MCSD
7 1 (0.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.44%) QA
2 2 (0.23%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 15 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.11%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 165 (18.94%) Microsoft
2 85 (9.76%) Facebook
3 78 (8.96%) Twitter
4 40 (4.59%) Oracle
5 5 (0.57%) Telerik
6 4 (0.46%) Apple
6 4 (0.46%) EPiServer
6 4 (0.46%) Google
6 4 (0.46%) LexisNexis
7 3 (0.34%) Capita
7 3 (0.34%) Charles River
8 2 (0.23%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.23%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.23%) Tableau
9 1 (0.11%) HP
9 1 (0.11%) SAP
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits, 25 Days Holiday, Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
IntaPeople
Salary: £32000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
IntaPeople
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £48,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Kalpa Resource
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Xchanging
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Canterbury, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago