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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
UK
Rank 571 520 539
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +19
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 297 484 456
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.47% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.85% 2.64% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 274 463 445
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%

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
16046 18354 17087
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 19.11% 17.92% 16.23%
Number of salaries quoted 13568 15752 14493
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 £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
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 22 February 2017 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 22 February 2017. 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 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 -81 256 £47,500 -5.00% 35
London -46 82 £55,000 -8.33% 8
North West -48 46 £46,250 +23.33% 4
Manchester -12 37 £45,000 -10.00% 4
East of England +33 31 £40,000 -3.03% 4
South East -4 28 £37,500 -16.66% 11
South West +41 26 £50,000 +20.48% 2
Yorkshire +31 26 £55,000 +4.76% 3
Hertfordshire +36 25 £40,000 -27.27% 3
West Yorkshire +27 24 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Letchworth - 20 £40,000 - 2
Leeds +29 19 £55,000 - 2
Bristol - 19 £52,500 - 1
City of London -15 16 £70,000 +16.66% 2
Surrey +59 9 £41,250 -17.50% 2
Wales +15 9 £31,250 -17.76% 2
East Midlands +3 9 £55,000 +100.00%
West Midlands +19 8 £42,500 +25.92% 3
Hampshire +11 8 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Scotland +26 7 £40,000 +14.28%
Nottingham -5 7 £55,000 +100.00%
Nottinghamshire -13 7 £55,000 +100.00%
Edinburgh - 7 £40,000 -
Dorset +31 6 £32,500 -21.68% 1
Bournemouth +41 5 £27,500 -24.13%
South Wales +20 5 £40,000 +5.26% 1
Bradford +9 5 £28,500 -36.66%
Merseyside +3 5 £52,500 +23.52%
West Sussex -10 5 £42,500 -15.00%
Haywards Heath - 5 £42,500 -

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 640 (93.70%) C#
2 636 (93.12%) .NET
3 585 (85.65%) NUnit
4 574 (84.04%) Agile Software Development
5 438 (64.13%) Scrum
6 437 (63.98%) Continuous Integration
7 432 (63.25%) SQL Server
8 415 (60.76%) TDD
9 364 (53.29%) ASP.NET
10 355 (51.98%) WPF
11 308 (45.10%) WCF
12 307 (44.95%) Moq
13 304 (44.51%) Rhino Mocks
14 302 (44.22%) Windows
15 301 (44.07%) Unity DI Container
16 300 (43.92%) Dependency Injection
17 296 (43.34%) SQL
18 294 (43.05%) Finance
18 294 (43.05%) Inversion of Control
19 289 (42.31%) Castle Windsor
19 289 (42.31%) Ninject
20 286 (41.87%) MVC
20 286 (41.87%) Kanban
21 280 (41.00%) Spring.NET
22 272 (39.82%) MVVM
23 265 (38.80%) ASP.NET MVC
24 238 (34.85%) WinForms
25 237 (34.70%) JavaScript
26 218 (31.92%) OO
27 203 (29.72%) .NET Framework

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 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
2 35 (5.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 35 (5.12%) SharePoint
3 34 (4.98%) Oracle Service Bus
4 11 (1.61%) CMS
4 11 (1.61%) IIS
5 9 (1.32%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.59%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.59%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.59%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.15%) EPiServer
Applications
1 79 (11.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Beauchamp
1 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 62 (9.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (5.12%) Office 365
4 23 (3.37%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.02%) SaaS
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.15%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.15%) Internet
2 20 (2.93%) Broadband
3 4 (0.59%) NFC
3 4 (0.59%) SMPP
3 4 (0.59%) SMS
4 2 (0.29%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.29%) FTP
4 2 (0.29%) RS-232
4 2 (0.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 432 (63.25%) SQL Server
2 153 (22.40%) SQL Server 2014
3 45 (6.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (4.39%) Relational Database
5 26 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (1.90%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.17%) MySQL
11 7 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.02%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (0.88%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.73%) DocumentDB
13 5 (0.73%) Redis
14 2 (0.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 585 (85.65%) NUnit
2 307 (44.95%) Moq
3 304 (44.51%) Rhino Mocks
4 127 (18.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 98 (14.35%) Selenium
6 71 (10.40%) Visual Studio
7 65 (9.52%) Git (software)
8 63 (9.22%) Subversion
9 42 (6.15%) SpecFlow
10 41 (6.00%) Jasmine
11 34 (4.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 32 (4.69%) TeamCity
13 24 (3.51%) JIRA
13 24 (3.51%) WebDriver
14 14 (2.05%) Jenkins
14 14 (2.05%) MSBuild
14 14 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
15 12 (1.76%) Visual Studio Team System
16 11 (1.61%) HP UFT
16 11 (1.61%) SoapUI
General
1 294 (43.05%) Finance
2 94 (13.76%) Banking
3 56 (8.20%) Marketing
4 36 (5.27%) Advertising
5 27 (3.95%) Investment Banking
6 20 (2.93%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.61%) Legal
8 8 (1.17%) Retail
9 3 (0.44%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.29%) Front Office
11 1 (0.15%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 532 (77.89%) Developer
2 443 (64.86%) .NET Developer
3 263 (38.51%) C# Developer
4 237 (34.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 119 (17.42%) C# WPF Developer
5 119 (17.42%) WPF Developer
6 90 (13.18%) Senior Developer
7 73 (10.69%) Graduate
7 73 (10.69%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 73 (10.69%) Graduate Developer
8 71 (10.40%) ASP.NET Developer
8 71 (10.40%) C# Software Engineer
8 71 (10.40%) Software Engineer
9 70 (10.25%) Senior .NET Developer
10 69 (10.10%) .NET Software Engineer
11 67 (9.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 57 (8.35%) .NET Software Developer
12 57 (8.35%) Junior
12 57 (8.35%) Junior Developer
13 55 (8.05%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 636 (93.12%) .NET
2 364 (53.29%) ASP.NET
3 355 (51.98%) WPF
4 308 (45.10%) WCF
5 301 (44.07%) Unity DI Container
6 289 (42.31%) Castle Windsor
6 289 (42.31%) Ninject
7 280 (41.00%) Spring.NET
8 265 (38.80%) ASP.NET MVC
9 238 (34.85%) WinForms
10 203 (29.72%) .NET Framework
11 187 (27.38%) jQuery
12 176 (25.77%) HTML
13 150 (21.96%) CSS
14 143 (20.94%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 139 (20.35%) ASP.NET Web API
16 127 (18.59%) AngularJS
16 127 (18.59%) Web Services
17 121 (17.72%) XML
18 93 (13.62%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 115 (16.84%) Computer Science
2 93 (13.62%) Enterprise Software
3 61 (8.93%) Social Network
4 43 (6.30%) Tandem
5 38 (5.56%) User Experience
6 36 (5.27%) Mobile App
7 34 (4.98%) Client/Server
8 15 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (1.32%) Mobile Payment
10 7 (1.02%) Fintech
11 6 (0.88%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.59%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.44%) iPad
13 3 (0.44%) Mobile Banking
14 2 (0.29%) Data Structures
14 2 (0.29%) Driving Licence
14 2 (0.29%) Industrial Internet of Things
14 2 (0.29%) Internet of Things
15 1 (0.15%) Algorithms
15 1 (0.15%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 302 (44.22%) Windows
2 29 (4.25%) Linux
3 4 (0.59%) Windows 7
3 4 (0.59%) Windows 8
4 2 (0.29%) Mac OS
4 2 (0.29%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (0.15%) Android
5 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 574 (84.04%) Agile Software Development
2 438 (64.13%) Scrum
3 437 (63.98%) Continuous Integration
4 415 (60.76%) TDD
5 300 (43.92%) Dependency Injection
6 294 (43.05%) Inversion of Control
7 286 (41.87%) Kanban
7 286 (41.87%) MVC
8 272 (39.82%) MVVM
9 218 (31.92%) OO
10 100 (14.64%) Web Application Development
11 87 (12.74%) Software Engineering
12 74 (10.83%) OOD
13 72 (10.54%) Service Delivery
14 69 (10.10%) UML
14 69 (10.10%) Unit Testing
15 68 (9.96%) Automated Testing
16 64 (9.37%) RUP
17 62 (9.08%) DSDM
17 62 (9.08%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 640 (93.70%) C#
2 296 (43.34%) SQL
3 237 (34.70%) JavaScript
4 129 (18.89%) T-SQL
5 100 (14.64%) Java
6 82 (12.01%) C++
7 75 (10.98%) PL/SQL
8 54 (7.91%) VB.NET
9 52 (7.61%) VB
10 30 (4.39%) TypeScript
11 13 (1.90%) XAML
12 12 (1.76%) PowerShell
13 7 (1.02%) C
14 2 (0.29%) Groovy
14 2 (0.29%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.29%) PHP
14 2 (0.29%) VC++
Qualifications
1 77 (11.27%) Degree
2 19 (2.78%) ISTQB
3 17 (2.49%) ISEB
4 12 (1.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (6.44%) QA
2 3 (0.44%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (4.39%) Puppet
2 8 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.59%) Ansible
3 4 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 160 (23.43%) Microsoft
2 69 (10.10%) Twitter
3 61 (8.93%) Facebook
4 52 (7.61%) Oracle
5 38 (5.56%) Xamarin
6 31 (4.54%) Salesforce.com
6 31 (4.54%) Sitecore
7 4 (0.59%) Telerik
8 3 (0.44%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.29%) Typemock
10 1 (0.15%) HP
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