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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 474 506 510
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +4
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 500 441 401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.42% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.91% 2.61% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 487 413 383
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
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
17209 16914 16173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.08% 16.05% 15.09%
Number of salaries quoted 14553 13752 13892
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,770 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +25 471 £40,000 - 53
South East +36 119 £40,000 +2.56% 10
London +26 94 £55,000 - 11
North West +36 92 £35,000 - 13
Yorkshire +6 42 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Kent +33 40 £37,500 -6.25% 4
West Midlands +18 39 £45,000 - 2
Cheshire +3 39 £27,500 -21.42% 2
East of England -57 39 £45,000 - 3
Manchester +21 33 £42,500 +21.42% 9
Warrington -1 31 £27,500 -21.42% 2
West Yorkshire -8 29 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Leeds -14 28 £41,250 +17.85% 3
Surrey -6 26 £25,000 -37.50% 1
East Midlands +20 21 £35,000 -2.77% 2
Essex -13 20 £47,500 -5.00% 2
South West -39 19 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Warwickshire - 18 £45,000 -
Canterbury - 17 £37,500 - 1
Dorset - 16 £35,000 - 1
Poole - 16 £35,000 - 1
Hampshire +3 14 £42,500 -15.00% 3
East Sussex -6 14 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Brighton -8 14 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Coventry -11 14 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Dartford - 14 £50,000 - 1
City of London +9 12 £75,000 +50.00% 2
Merseyside +20 11 £35,000 -41.66% 1
Guildford +11 11 £25,000 -9.09% 1
Nottinghamshire +5 10 £27,500 +10.00% 1

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 812 (91.65%) C#
2 798 (90.07%) Agile Software Development
3 790 (89.16%) NUnit
4 781 (88.15%) .NET
5 709 (80.02%) TDD
6 684 (77.20%) SQL Server
7 611 (68.96%) MVC
8 609 (68.74%) Continuous Integration
9 606 (68.40%) Scrum
10 599 (67.61%) Moq
11 585 (66.03%) ASP.NET
12 581 (65.58%) Inversion of Control
13 576 (65.01%) Kanban
14 574 (64.79%) Castle Windsor
14 574 (64.79%) Unity DI Container
15 569 (64.22%) Dependency Injection
16 568 (64.11%) Rhino Mocks
17 566 (63.88%) Ninject
18 564 (63.66%) Spring.NET
19 562 (63.43%) ASP.NET MVC
20 467 (52.71%) WCF
21 452 (51.02%) Windows
22 432 (48.76%) Web Application Development
23 419 (47.29%) WPF
24 359 (40.52%) MVVM
25 341 (38.49%) WinForms
26 263 (29.68%) Finance
27 261 (29.46%) Microsoft
28 233 (26.30%) .NET Framework
29 181 (20.43%) SQL

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 62 (7.00%) IIS
2 27 (3.05%) SharePoint
3 21 (2.37%) Oracle Workflow
4 14 (1.58%) Umbraco
5 12 (1.35%) CMS
6 9 (1.02%) Node.js
7 5 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.45%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.11%) Apache
Applications
1 33 (3.72%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.58%) Mingle
3 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.23%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 5 (0.56%) Tridion
1 5 (0.56%) assyst
2 3 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.23%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 49 (5.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.45%) GitHub
4 2 (0.23%) IaaS
4 2 (0.23%) PaaS
5 1 (0.11%) SaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 74 (8.35%) Internet
2 24 (2.71%) Broadband
3 14 (1.58%) HTTP
4 10 (1.13%) SMS
4 10 (1.13%) SMPP
4 10 (1.13%) NFC
5 4 (0.45%) WAN
5 4 (0.45%) LAN
5 4 (0.45%) DNS
6 1 (0.11%) SAN
6 1 (0.11%) CTI
6 1 (0.11%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 684 (77.20%) SQL Server
2 91 (10.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (3.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 24 (2.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (1.58%) RavenDB
7 14 (1.58%) Neo4j
8 11 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.68%) SSDT
10 5 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.45%) Redis
11 4 (0.45%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.45%) Big Data
12 3 (0.34%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.34%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.34%) MySQL
12 3 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 790 (89.16%) NUnit
2 599 (67.61%) Moq
3 568 (64.11%) Rhino Mocks
4 108 (12.19%) Visual Studio
5 89 (10.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 40 (4.51%) Subversion
7 38 (4.29%) MSBuild
8 36 (4.06%) TeamCity
9 32 (3.61%) WiX
10 28 (3.16%) SpecFlow
11 24 (2.71%) NuGet
11 24 (2.71%) Ranorex
11 24 (2.71%) Git (software)
11 24 (2.71%) Selenium
12 22 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
13 21 (2.37%) QuickTest Pro
14 14 (1.58%) JIRA
15 12 (1.35%) TortoiseSVN
16 9 (1.02%) Jenkins
17 6 (0.68%) NSubstitute
General
1 263 (29.68%) Finance
2 73 (8.24%) Banking
3 52 (5.87%) Retail
4 31 (3.50%) Investment Banking
5 24 (2.71%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.47%) Front Office
7 10 (1.13%) Marketing
8 9 (1.02%) Advertising
9 3 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
9 3 (0.34%) Law
10 2 (0.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 775 (87.47%) Developer
2 661 (74.60%) .NET Developer
3 103 (11.63%) Graduate
4 98 (11.06%) C# Developer
5 94 (10.61%) Graduate Developer
5 94 (10.61%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 77 (8.69%) Junior Developer
6 77 (8.69%) Junior
7 68 (7.67%) Junior .NET Developer
8 47 (5.30%) C# .NET Developer
9 35 (3.95%) Analyst
9 35 (3.95%) Test Analyst
10 34 (3.84%) Senior Developer
11 33 (3.72%) Software Developer
12 22 (2.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 19 (2.14%) Automation Engineer
14 18 (2.03%) Senior .NET Developer
15 17 (1.92%) Programmer
15 17 (1.92%) ASP.NET Developer
15 17 (1.92%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 781 (88.15%) .NET
2 585 (66.03%) ASP.NET
3 574 (64.79%) Castle Windsor
3 574 (64.79%) Unity DI Container
4 566 (63.88%) Ninject
5 564 (63.66%) Spring.NET
6 562 (63.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 467 (52.71%) WCF
8 419 (47.29%) WPF
9 341 (38.49%) WinForms
10 233 (26.30%) .NET Framework
11 144 (16.25%) CSS
12 142 (16.03%) HTML
13 84 (9.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 82 (9.26%) jQuery
15 75 (8.47%) Web Services
16 56 (6.32%) LINQ
17 52 (5.87%) Razor View Engine
18 46 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 46 (5.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 581 (65.58%) Inversion of Control
2 144 (16.25%) Enterprise Software
3 121 (13.66%) Social Network
4 109 (12.30%) Computer Science
5 79 (8.92%) Tandem
6 33 (3.72%) Management Information System
7 31 (3.50%) Client/Server
8 21 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (1.13%) Blackberry
10 7 (0.79%) Open Source
10 7 (0.79%) Social Media
11 6 (0.68%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.56%) Clustering
13 4 (0.45%) Physics
13 4 (0.45%) Performance Metrics
14 3 (0.34%) Mobile Payment
14 3 (0.34%) Blog
14 3 (0.34%) Replication
14 3 (0.34%) Fixed Income
15 2 (0.23%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 452 (51.02%) Windows
2 25 (2.82%) Windows 7
3 24 (2.71%) Windows 8
4 19 (2.14%) Linux
4 19 (2.14%) UNIX
5 14 (1.58%) Android
5 14 (1.58%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.13%) Windows Phone
7 5 (0.56%) CentOS
8 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.23%) VMS
10 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 798 (90.07%) Agile Software Development
2 709 (80.02%) TDD
3 611 (68.96%) MVC
4 609 (68.74%) Continuous Integration
5 606 (68.40%) Scrum
6 576 (65.01%) Kanban
7 569 (64.22%) Dependency Injection
8 432 (48.76%) Web Application Development
9 359 (40.52%) MVVM
10 131 (14.79%) OO
11 97 (10.95%) Unit Testing
12 61 (6.88%) Software Engineering
13 51 (5.76%) OOD
13 51 (5.76%) Web Development
14 43 (4.85%) Multithreading
14 43 (4.85%) BDD
15 38 (4.29%) DevOps
16 37 (4.18%) OOP
17 35 (3.95%) Test Scripting
18 34 (3.84%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 812 (91.65%) C#
2 181 (20.43%) SQL
3 139 (15.69%) JavaScript
4 95 (10.72%) VB.NET
5 94 (10.61%) VB
6 63 (7.11%) PowerShell
7 59 (6.66%) Java
8 38 (4.29%) C++
9 34 (3.84%) T-SQL
10 18 (2.03%) XAML
11 12 (1.35%) Delphi
12 10 (1.13%) C
13 8 (0.90%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.56%) Ruby
15 4 (0.45%) XPath
15 4 (0.45%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.45%) PHP
16 3 (0.34%) Python
17 2 (0.23%) XQuery
17 2 (0.23%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 77 (8.69%) Degree
2 43 (4.85%) ISEB
3 31 (3.50%) VCP4
4 14 (1.58%) ISTQB
5 13 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (0.79%) MCP
8 6 (0.68%) MCSD
8 6 (0.68%) MCTS
8 6 (0.68%) Security Cleared
9 5 (0.56%) MCSE
9 5 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.11%) MCPD
10 1 (0.11%) MCAD
10 1 (0.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.84%) QA
2 8 (0.90%) ISO 8583
3 3 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (2.93%) Hyper-V
2 5 (0.56%) Docker
3 4 (0.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (2.71%) SCVMM
2 20 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.68%) Puppet
4 5 (0.56%) Vagrant
4 5 (0.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 3 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 261 (29.46%) Microsoft
2 129 (14.56%) Facebook
3 123 (13.88%) Twitter
4 57 (6.43%) Oracle
5 11 (1.24%) Telerik
6 6 (0.68%) TOWER Software
6 6 (0.68%) Informatica
7 5 (0.56%) Remedy
7 5 (0.56%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.45%) Hitachi
8 4 (0.45%) Adobe
8 4 (0.45%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.34%) Red Gate
9 3 (0.34%) LexisNexis
9 3 (0.34%) Charles River
9 3 (0.34%) IBM
10 2 (0.23%) DevExpress
10 2 (0.23%) MathWorks
11 1 (0.11%) Infragistics
11 1 (0.11%) Citrix
Hampshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits plus benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Essex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits plus benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £52,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Stratospherec
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum depending on your level of experienc
Posted: Yesterday
Rochester, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 60k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Resource Management
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago