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 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 567 532 606
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +74
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 400 510 433
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.46% 0.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.26% 2.73% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 374 484 418
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £69,250 £60,000 £60,000
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
17675 18659 19365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.06% 16.82% 16.08%
Number of salaries quoted 15325 15652 16436
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -39 376 £40,000 - 33
London +5 111 £60,000 +9.09% 8
South East +34 98 £37,500 -16.66% 8
North West +27 71 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Cheshire +50 41 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Warrington +24 41 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Hampshire +21 35 £35,000 - 3
Manchester +19 29 £50,000 +25.00% 4
East Midlands -4 27 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Nottingham +17 26 £36,250 +31.81% 1
Nottinghamshire +14 26 £36,250 +31.81% 1
West Yorkshire +9 22 £55,000 +46.66% 2
Yorkshire -5 22 £55,000 +57.14% 2
East of England +24 20 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Surrey +41 16 £50,000 +5.26%
Oxfordshire +2 16 £43,250 -3.88%
South West +16 15 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Winchester +30 14 £35,000 - 2
Basingstoke - 13 £40,000 -
Leeds +10 12 £55,000 +37.50% 1
West Midlands -30 12 £37,500 -18.91% 1
Essex +20 11 £52,500 +50.00% 2
Canterbury +3 11 £37,500 - 1
Kent 0 11 £37,500 -16.66% 2
City of London +53 10 £60,000 +17.07% 2
West Sussex - 10 £25,000 -
Basildon - 8 £52,500 - 1
Reigate - 8 £50,000 -
Brighton +2 7 £42,500 -5.55% 1
East Sussex -3 7 £42,500 -5.55% 1

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 798 (97.79%) C#
2 741 (90.81%) .NET
3 704 (86.27%) NUnit
4 675 (82.72%) Agile Software Development
5 523 (64.09%) TDD
6 512 (62.75%) Moq
7 507 (62.13%) Scrum
8 499 (61.15%) SQL Server
9 496 (60.78%) Rhino Mocks
10 483 (59.19%) Continuous Integration
11 467 (57.23%) Dependency Injection
12 452 (55.39%) Inversion of Control
13 450 (55.15%) WPF
14 448 (54.90%) ASP.NET
15 423 (51.84%) Unity DI Container
16 409 (50.12%) Ninject
17 402 (49.26%) Kanban
17 402 (49.26%) MVC
18 383 (46.94%) Spring.NET
19 382 (46.81%) Castle Windsor
20 374 (45.83%) MVVM
21 372 (45.59%) Finance
22 364 (44.61%) Windows
23 350 (42.89%) ASP.NET MVC
24 349 (42.77%) WCF
25 306 (37.50%) WinForms
26 264 (32.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
27 242 (29.66%) SQL
28 236 (28.92%) .NET Framework
29 179 (21.94%) JavaScript

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 38 (4.66%) CMS
2 18 (2.21%) IIS
3 6 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.49%) NServiceBus
6 3 (0.37%) Confluence
6 3 (0.37%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.12%) Kentico
7 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 50 (6.13%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (1.59%) Beauchamp
2 4 (0.49%) BASE24
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (2.45%) SaaS
3 10 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (0.49%) IaaS
5 4 (0.49%) PaaS
6 2 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 40 (4.90%) Internet
2 21 (2.57%) Broadband
3 4 (0.49%) HTTP
3 4 (0.49%) RTP
3 4 (0.49%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.49%) TETRA
4 1 (0.12%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 499 (61.15%) SQL Server
2 161 (19.73%) SQL Server 2014
3 36 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 18 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (1.72%) NoSQL
9 12 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (0.98%) RavenDB
13 7 (0.86%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.74%) Big Data
14 6 (0.74%) MongoDB
15 5 (0.61%) JasperReports
16 4 (0.49%) MarkLogic
17 3 (0.37%) DocumentDB
17 3 (0.37%) MySQL
17 3 (0.37%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 704 (86.27%) NUnit
2 512 (62.75%) Moq
3 496 (60.78%) Rhino Mocks
4 73 (8.95%) Selenium
5 72 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 61 (7.48%) SpecFlow
7 48 (5.88%) Visual Studio
8 42 (5.15%) WebDriver
9 35 (4.29%) SoapUI
10 30 (3.68%) HP UFT
11 29 (3.55%) JMeter
12 24 (2.94%) Git (software)
13 18 (2.21%) MSBuild
14 13 (1.59%) JIRA
15 12 (1.47%) TeamCity
16 11 (1.35%) Subversion
17 10 (1.23%) NSubstitute
18 5 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 5 (0.61%) Jenkins
19 4 (0.49%) CppUnit
General
1 372 (45.59%) Finance
2 130 (15.93%) Banking
3 44 (5.39%) Marketing
4 34 (4.17%) Law
4 34 (4.17%) Retail
5 28 (3.43%) Telecoms
6 27 (3.31%) Investment Banking
7 19 (2.33%) Back Office
8 13 (1.59%) Advertising
9 9 (1.10%) Front Office
10 6 (0.74%) Legal
11 5 (0.61%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.37%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.25%) Automotive
13 2 (0.25%) Games
13 2 (0.25%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.25%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.12%) Electronics
14 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 707 (86.64%) Developer
2 564 (69.12%) .NET Developer
3 427 (52.33%) C# Developer
4 336 (41.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 182 (22.30%) WPF Developer
6 177 (21.69%) C# WPF Developer
7 98 (12.01%) Graduate
8 97 (11.89%) Graduate Developer
9 96 (11.76%) Graduate .NET Developer
10 83 (10.17%) ASP.NET Developer
11 82 (10.05%) .NET Software Developer
11 82 (10.05%) Junior
11 82 (10.05%) Junior Developer
12 81 (9.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 75 (9.19%) Junior .NET Developer
14 66 (8.09%) Senior Developer
15 61 (7.48%) Software Engineer
16 56 (6.86%) C# Software Engineer
17 54 (6.62%) .NET Software Engineer
18 51 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 741 (90.81%) .NET
2 450 (55.15%) WPF
3 448 (54.90%) ASP.NET
4 423 (51.84%) Unity DI Container
5 409 (50.12%) Ninject
6 383 (46.94%) Spring.NET
7 382 (46.81%) Castle Windsor
8 350 (42.89%) ASP.NET MVC
9 349 (42.77%) WCF
10 306 (37.50%) WinForms
11 264 (32.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 236 (28.92%) .NET Framework
13 157 (19.24%) HTML
14 146 (17.89%) CSS
15 136 (16.67%) Web Services
16 127 (15.56%) jQuery
17 89 (10.91%) XML
18 80 (9.80%) LINQ
19 77 (9.44%) ASP.NET Web API
20 75 (9.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 452 (55.39%) Inversion of Control
2 126 (15.44%) Enterprise Software
3 100 (12.25%) Computer Science
4 71 (8.70%) Social Network
5 67 (8.21%) Tandem
6 56 (6.86%) Client/Server
7 35 (4.29%) N-Tier
8 31 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
9 23 (2.82%) Fintech
10 16 (1.96%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.49%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.49%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.49%) NHS
12 3 (0.37%) W3C
13 2 (0.25%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.25%) Derivative
13 2 (0.25%) EPoS
13 2 (0.25%) Equities
14 1 (0.12%) Algorithms
14 1 (0.12%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 364 (44.61%) Windows
2 17 (2.08%) Windows 8
3 13 (1.59%) Windows 7
4 8 (0.98%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.61%) Unix
7 4 (0.49%) Android
7 4 (0.49%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.49%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.49%) Windows Phone
7 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.49%) Windows Vista
7 4 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 675 (82.72%) Agile Software Development
2 523 (64.09%) TDD
3 507 (62.13%) Scrum
4 483 (59.19%) Continuous Integration
5 467 (57.23%) Dependency Injection
6 402 (49.26%) Kanban
6 402 (49.26%) MVC
7 374 (45.83%) MVVM
8 176 (21.57%) OO
8 176 (21.57%) Web Application Development
9 151 (18.50%) Unit Testing
10 107 (13.11%) Multithreading
11 97 (11.89%) Software Engineering
12 69 (8.46%) UML
13 54 (6.62%) OOP
14 53 (6.50%) DSDM
15 50 (6.13%) RUP
15 50 (6.13%) Service Delivery
15 50 (6.13%) Use Case
16 46 (5.64%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 798 (97.79%) C#
2 242 (29.66%) SQL
3 179 (21.94%) JavaScript
4 130 (15.93%) T-SQL
5 63 (7.72%) VB.NET
6 61 (7.48%) PL/SQL
7 60 (7.35%) C++
7 60 (7.35%) VB
8 57 (6.99%) Java
9 18 (2.21%) TypeScript
10 14 (1.72%) XAML
11 5 (0.61%) Korn
11 5 (0.61%) Perl
12 4 (0.49%) C
13 3 (0.37%) Delphi
13 3 (0.37%) VB6
14 2 (0.25%) Ruby
14 2 (0.25%) X++
15 1 (0.12%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.12%) Python
Qualifications
1 49 (6.00%) Degree
2 17 (2.08%) ISTQB
3 14 (1.72%) ISEB
4 6 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.12%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.06%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.25%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 138 (16.91%) Microsoft
2 82 (10.05%) Facebook
3 71 (8.70%) Twitter
4 33 (4.04%) Oracle
5 4 (0.49%) Apple
5 4 (0.49%) Capita
5 4 (0.49%) EPiServer
5 4 (0.49%) Google
5 4 (0.49%) LexisNexis
5 4 (0.49%) Telerik
6 3 (0.37%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.25%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.12%) Charles River
8 1 (0.12%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.12%) SAP
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