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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 547 511 585
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +74
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 370 521 430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.48% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.09% 2.70% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 354 496 419
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%

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
17670 19299 18341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.80% 17.74% 16.07%
Number of salaries quoted 15285 16439 15121
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 £32,500 £32,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -45 345 £48,500 +7.77% 31
London +38 135 £55,000 -1.78% 12
North West +2 77 £35,000 - 6
South East +6 63 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Cheshire +26 40 £30,500 -12.85% 3
Warrington +8 40 £30,500 -12.85% 3
Manchester +19 37 £45,000 - 3
East of England +33 29 £55,000 +18.91% 2
Hampshire +17 26 £35,000 -
City of London +62 21 £72,500 +25.00% 4
Surrey +27 18 £52,500 +40.00% 2
Essex - 18 £65,000 -
Yorkshire +17 16 £55,000 +22.22% 3
West Yorkshire +2 16 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Leeds +16 14 £55,000 +10.00% 1
East Midlands -15 14 £27,500 -26.66% 3
Buckinghamshire +16 13 £48,500 +7.77%
Nottingham +7 13 £27,500 - 3
Nottinghamshire +4 13 £27,500 - 3
Basingstoke 0 12 £34,000 -43.33%
Wales +7 9 £35,000 +6.87% 3
Northwood - 9 £50,000 - 1
Esher - 9 £60,000 - 2
Winchester -10 8 £35,000 -
Dagenham - 8 £42,500 -
Basildon - 8 £43,750 -
Hertfordshire +21 7 £33,500 +8.06% 2
Chertsey - 7 £47,500 -
Letchworth +2 6 £33,500 +8.06%
Portsmouth - 6 £35,000 -

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 738 (95.97%) C#
2 691 (89.86%) .NET
3 636 (82.70%) Agile Software Development
4 633 (82.31%) NUnit
5 515 (66.97%) Scrum
6 514 (66.84%) TDD
7 495 (64.37%) SQL Server
8 457 (59.43%) Continuous Integration
9 429 (55.79%) Rhino Mocks
10 426 (55.40%) ASP.NET
11 415 (53.97%) Moq
12 407 (52.93%) WPF
13 396 (51.50%) Unity DI Container
14 385 (50.07%) Kanban
15 381 (49.54%) Dependency Injection
16 374 (48.63%) Ninject
17 369 (47.98%) Inversion of Control
18 368 (47.85%) WCF
19 360 (46.81%) Windows
20 352 (45.77%) Spring.NET
20 352 (45.77%) Castle Windsor
21 348 (45.25%) MVC
22 323 (42.00%) ASP.NET MVC
23 317 (41.22%) MVVM
24 306 (39.79%) Finance
25 294 (38.23%) WinForms
26 279 (36.28%) SQL
27 227 (29.52%) ASP.NET MVC 5
28 209 (27.18%) .NET Framework
29 194 (25.23%) 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 41 (5.33%) IIS
2 26 (3.38%) CMS
3 12 (1.56%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (1.43%) Umbraco
5 8 (1.04%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (0.65%) Confluence
6 5 (0.65%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.13%) Kentico
7 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 85 (11.05%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (1.56%) Beauchamp
2 2 (0.26%) BASE24
2 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 52 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.17%) Office 365
5 8 (1.04%) Amazon SQS
6 7 (0.91%) SaaS
7 5 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.13%) IaaS
8 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (5.85%) Internet
2 11 (1.43%) Broadband
3 4 (0.52%) RTP
3 4 (0.52%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.52%) TETRA
4 1 (0.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 495 (64.37%) SQL Server
2 138 (17.95%) SQL Server 2014
3 71 (9.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 19 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (1.82%) MongoDB
7 13 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.30%) NoSQL
9 10 (1.30%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.17%) DocumentDB
11 8 (1.04%) MySQL
11 8 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.78%) Redis
14 5 (0.65%) JasperReports
14 5 (0.65%) Neo4j
15 3 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 633 (82.31%) NUnit
2 429 (55.79%) Rhino Mocks
3 415 (53.97%) Moq
4 122 (15.86%) Selenium
5 104 (13.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 69 (8.97%) SpecFlow
7 51 (6.63%) Visual Studio
8 44 (5.72%) JIRA
9 41 (5.33%) WebDriver
10 36 (4.68%) Git (software)
11 32 (4.16%) HP UFT
11 32 (4.16%) Subversion
11 32 (4.16%) TeamCity
12 24 (3.12%) SoapUI
13 22 (2.86%) JMeter
14 21 (2.73%) Jenkins
15 16 (2.08%) Jasmine
16 13 (1.69%) NSubstitute
17 12 (1.56%) MSBuild
18 11 (1.43%) CruiseControl
General
1 306 (39.79%) Finance
2 71 (9.23%) Banking
3 58 (7.54%) Marketing
4 29 (3.77%) Advertising
5 27 (3.51%) Investment Banking
6 17 (2.21%) Retail
7 15 (1.95%) Back Office
7 15 (1.95%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.78%) Front Office
9 5 (0.65%) Automotive
10 2 (0.26%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 624 (81.14%) Developer
2 508 (66.06%) .NET Developer
3 326 (42.39%) C# Developer
4 259 (33.68%) C# .NET Developer
5 131 (17.04%) C# WPF Developer
5 131 (17.04%) WPF Developer
6 102 (13.26%) .NET Software Developer
7 101 (13.13%) Graduate
8 100 (13.00%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 100 (13.00%) Graduate Developer
9 90 (11.70%) Junior
9 90 (11.70%) Junior Developer
10 76 (9.88%) Senior Developer
11 73 (9.49%) Junior .NET Developer
12 60 (7.80%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 60 (7.80%) Senior .NET Developer
12 60 (7.80%) Software Engineer
13 58 (7.54%) C# Software Engineer
14 57 (7.41%) .NET Software Engineer
15 49 (6.37%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 691 (89.86%) .NET
2 426 (55.40%) ASP.NET
3 407 (52.93%) WPF
4 396 (51.50%) Unity DI Container
5 374 (48.63%) Ninject
6 368 (47.85%) WCF
7 352 (45.77%) Castle Windsor
7 352 (45.77%) Spring.NET
8 323 (42.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 294 (38.23%) WinForms
10 227 (29.52%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 209 (27.18%) .NET Framework
12 180 (23.41%) HTML
13 170 (22.11%) CSS
14 167 (21.72%) jQuery
15 150 (19.51%) Web Services
16 113 (14.69%) XML
17 106 (13.78%) SOAP
18 88 (11.44%) ASP.NET Web API
19 82 (10.66%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 369 (47.98%) Inversion of Control
2 121 (15.73%) Computer Science
3 113 (14.69%) Enterprise Software
4 62 (8.06%) Tandem
5 55 (7.15%) Client/Server
6 50 (6.50%) Social Network
7 33 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (3.25%) N-Tier
9 15 (1.95%) Hedge funds
10 14 (1.82%) User Experience
11 12 (1.56%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.65%) Data Integration
12 5 (0.65%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.52%) Digital Media
13 4 (0.52%) Fintech
13 4 (0.52%) Wiki
14 3 (0.39%) NHS
15 2 (0.26%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 360 (46.81%) Windows
2 25 (3.25%) Windows 7
2 25 (3.25%) Windows 8
3 9 (1.17%) Linux
4 8 (1.04%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.65%) Unix
6 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 636 (82.70%) Agile Software Development
2 515 (66.97%) Scrum
3 514 (66.84%) TDD
4 457 (59.43%) Continuous Integration
5 385 (50.07%) Kanban
6 381 (49.54%) Dependency Injection
7 348 (45.25%) MVC
8 317 (41.22%) MVVM
9 176 (22.89%) OO
10 175 (22.76%) Web Application Development
11 156 (20.29%) Unit Testing
12 90 (11.70%) Software Engineering
13 79 (10.27%) UML
14 75 (9.75%) Automated Testing
15 72 (9.36%) OOP
16 64 (8.32%) Test Scripting
17 56 (7.28%) Use Case
18 55 (7.15%) BDD
19 52 (6.76%) DSDM
19 52 (6.76%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 738 (95.97%) C#
2 279 (36.28%) SQL
3 194 (25.23%) JavaScript
4 126 (16.38%) T-SQL
5 74 (9.62%) Java
6 67 (8.71%) VB.NET
7 63 (8.19%) C++
7 63 (8.19%) PL/SQL
7 63 (8.19%) VB
8 25 (3.25%) XAML
9 21 (2.73%) TypeScript
10 5 (0.65%) Korn
10 5 (0.65%) Perl
10 5 (0.65%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.52%) C
12 3 (0.39%) Delphi
12 3 (0.39%) Groovy
12 3 (0.39%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.39%) PHP
13 2 (0.26%) X++
Qualifications
1 62 (8.06%) Degree
2 24 (3.12%) ISTQB
3 23 (2.99%) ISEB
4 20 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.65%) MCSD
7 1 (0.13%) MCAD
7 1 (0.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.98%) QA
2 8 (1.04%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.04%) Puppet
3 5 (0.65%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 131 (17.04%) Microsoft
2 61 (7.93%) Facebook
3 54 (7.02%) Twitter
4 35 (4.55%) Oracle
5 12 (1.56%) Atlassian
6 9 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (1.17%) Sitecore
6 9 (1.17%) Xamarin
7 4 (0.52%) Capita
8 2 (0.26%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.13%) DevExpress
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