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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 520 503 564
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +61
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 433 435 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.41% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.39% 2.68% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 419 424 342
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -1.31%

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
18124 16240 17075
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.09% 15.21% 14.54%
Number of salaries quoted 14937 13812 14738
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.28%

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 17 September 2014 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 17 September 2014. 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 -31 400 £45,000 +20.00% 61
South East +1 97 £45,000 +12.50% 14
London -17 84 £55,000 +22.22% 16
East of England -20 65 £45,000 +8.43% 9
North West +21 61 £35,000 - 5
Cheshire +18 51 £35,000 - 4
Warrington +11 46 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Yorkshire -17 31 £40,000 +33.33% 5
Cambridge +10 28 £37,500 - 5
Cambridgeshire +6 28 £37,500 - 5
Surrey +7 26 £47,500 +18.75% 4
West Midlands -9 24 £50,000 +42.85% 4
West Yorkshire -22 24 £40,000 +33.33% 4
Kent +6 22 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Leeds -23 20 £42,500 +41.66% 2
Berkshire +18 19 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Essex -6 18 £50,000 - 2
South West -44 17 £52,500 +65.35% 4
Reigate - 15 £47,500 -
Wales +11 14 £36,000 +44.00% 1
Worcestershire - 13 £50,000 - 1
Worcester - 13 £50,000 - 1
Bristol +6 12 £52,500 +133.33% 1
Tyne and Wear +5 12 £25,000 - 3
North East +3 12 £25,000 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 12 £25,000 - 3
Maidstone +1 12 £37,500 -6.25% 1
South Wales +14 11 £36,000 +20.00% 1
Hertfordshire +3 10 £60,000 +20.00%
Canterbury - 10 £37,500 - 1

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 801 (94.12%) .NET
2 786 (92.36%) C#
3 719 (84.49%) NUnit
4 710 (83.43%) Agile Software Development
5 688 (80.85%) SQL Server
6 652 (76.62%) TDD
7 583 (68.51%) MVC
8 563 (66.16%) Moq
9 561 (65.92%) ASP.NET
10 559 (65.69%) Scrum
11 540 (63.45%) Continuous Integration
12 531 (62.40%) Rhino Mocks
13 513 (60.28%) ASP.NET MVC
14 510 (59.93%) Inversion of Control
14 510 (59.93%) Castle Windsor
14 510 (59.93%) Unity DI Container
15 492 (57.81%) WCF
15 492 (57.81%) Dependency Injection
16 490 (57.58%) Kanban
17 486 (57.11%) Ninject
18 476 (55.93%) Spring.NET
19 467 (54.88%) WPF
20 457 (53.70%) Windows
21 403 (47.36%) WinForms
22 381 (44.77%) MVVM
23 339 (39.84%) Web Application Development
24 302 (35.49%) Microsoft
25 264 (31.02%) Razor View Engine
25 264 (31.02%) ASP.NET MVC 4
26 254 (29.85%) .NET Framework

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 30 (3.53%) IIS
1 30 (3.53%) Oracle Workflow
2 27 (3.17%) Umbraco
3 22 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
4 20 (2.35%) NServiceBus
5 19 (2.23%) CMS
5 19 (2.23%) Apache Solr
5 19 (2.23%) SharePoint
5 19 (2.23%) Sitefinity
5 19 (2.23%) Orchard CMS
6 11 (1.29%) Sitecore CMS
7 9 (1.06%) Node.js
8 5 (0.59%) Kentico
9 4 (0.47%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.12%) Confluence
Applications
1 84 (9.87%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.29%) Mingle
3 1 (0.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.24%) Pivotal CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 41 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.41%) PaaS
2 12 (1.41%) IaaS
3 5 (0.59%) Trello
3 5 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.59%) Force.com
4 4 (0.47%) Basecamp
4 4 (0.47%) SaaS
5 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (10.22%) Internet
2 12 (1.41%) SMS
3 9 (1.06%) Broadband
4 8 (0.94%) NFC
5 7 (0.82%) SMPP
6 1 (0.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 688 (80.85%) SQL Server
2 94 (11.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (5.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 47 (5.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (4.47%) Relational Database
6 34 (4.00%) RavenDB
7 30 (3.53%) Neo4j
8 27 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
9 26 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (2.59%) MongoDB
11 21 (2.47%) NoSQL
12 20 (2.35%) Crystal Reports
13 18 (2.12%) MySQL
14 15 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
15 7 (0.82%) Oracle Database
16 3 (0.35%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
17 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 719 (84.49%) NUnit
2 563 (66.16%) Moq
3 531 (62.40%) Rhino Mocks
4 135 (15.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 104 (12.22%) Visual Studio
6 54 (6.35%) SpecFlow
7 40 (4.70%) Selenium
8 37 (4.35%) MSBuild
9 24 (2.82%) Cucumber
9 24 (2.82%) TeamCity
10 22 (2.59%) Git (software)
11 21 (2.47%) WiX
12 20 (2.35%) Subversion
13 17 (2.00%) ReSharper
14 16 (1.88%) MbUnit
14 16 (1.88%) CppUnit
14 16 (1.88%) JUnit
14 16 (1.88%) xUnit.net
15 15 (1.76%) Ranorex
15 15 (1.76%) NuGet
General
1 206 (24.21%) Finance
2 79 (9.28%) Banking
3 63 (7.40%) Retail
4 42 (4.94%) Investment Banking
5 15 (1.76%) Marketing
6 14 (1.65%) Billing
6 14 (1.65%) Advertising
7 10 (1.18%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.35%) Automotive
9 2 (0.24%) Front Office
10 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 755 (88.72%) Developer
2 597 (70.15%) .NET Developer
3 137 (16.10%) C# Developer
4 117 (13.75%) Senior Developer
5 101 (11.87%) C# .NET Developer
6 97 (11.40%) Graduate
7 93 (10.93%) Graduate Developer
7 93 (10.93%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 72 (8.46%) Junior Developer
8 72 (8.46%) Junior
9 68 (7.99%) Junior .NET Developer
10 65 (7.64%) Senior .NET Developer
11 57 (6.70%) Software Developer
12 41 (4.82%) Senior C# Developer
13 27 (3.17%) ASP.NET Developer
14 26 (3.06%) Analyst
15 25 (2.94%) Test Analyst
16 22 (2.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 20 (2.35%) C# Software Developer
18 18 (2.12%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 801 (94.12%) .NET
2 561 (65.92%) ASP.NET
3 513 (60.28%) ASP.NET MVC
4 510 (59.93%) Castle Windsor
4 510 (59.93%) Unity DI Container
5 492 (57.81%) WCF
6 486 (57.11%) Ninject
7 476 (55.93%) Spring.NET
8 467 (54.88%) WPF
9 403 (47.36%) WinForms
10 264 (31.02%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 264 (31.02%) Razor View Engine
11 254 (29.85%) .NET Framework
12 171 (20.09%) HTML
13 156 (18.33%) CSS
14 139 (16.33%) Web Services
15 112 (13.16%) jQuery
16 92 (10.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 86 (10.11%) XML
18 74 (8.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 510 (59.93%) Inversion of Control
2 102 (11.99%) Computer Science
3 77 (9.05%) Tandem
3 77 (9.05%) Enterprise Software
4 66 (7.76%) Social Network
5 32 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (3.53%) Client/Server
7 21 (2.47%) Management Information System
8 15 (1.76%) Mobile App
9 13 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (1.29%) Open Source
11 8 (0.94%) Blackberry
12 6 (0.71%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.59%) Mathematics
14 3 (0.35%) Physics
15 2 (0.24%) Digital Media
16 1 (0.12%) Mobile Banking
16 1 (0.12%) E-Learning
16 1 (0.12%) Social Media
16 1 (0.12%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 457 (53.70%) Windows
2 34 (4.00%) Android
2 34 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 20 (2.35%) Windows 7
4 15 (1.76%) Windows 8
5 8 (0.94%) Linux
5 8 (0.94%) Windows Phone
6 7 (0.82%) CentOS
7 5 (0.59%) UNIX
8 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 710 (83.43%) Agile Software Development
2 652 (76.62%) TDD
3 583 (68.51%) MVC
4 559 (65.69%) Scrum
5 540 (63.45%) Continuous Integration
6 492 (57.81%) Dependency Injection
7 490 (57.58%) Kanban
8 381 (44.77%) MVVM
9 339 (39.84%) Web Application Development
10 162 (19.04%) OO
11 86 (10.11%) Unit Testing
12 77 (9.05%) Software Engineering
13 67 (7.87%) OOD
14 58 (6.82%) OOP
15 48 (5.64%) BDD
16 46 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
16 46 (5.41%) Mentoring
17 43 (5.05%) OOA/OOD
18 39 (4.58%) Workflow
18 39 (4.58%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 786 (92.36%) C#
2 232 (27.26%) SQL
3 178 (20.92%) JavaScript
4 100 (11.75%) VB.NET
5 92 (10.81%) VB
6 73 (8.58%) T-SQL
7 50 (5.88%) PowerShell
8 45 (5.29%) Java
9 26 (3.06%) C++
10 18 (2.12%) XAML
11 12 (1.41%) PL/SQL
12 8 (0.94%) C
13 5 (0.59%) PHP
14 4 (0.47%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.35%) Delphi
16 1 (0.12%) XPath
Qualifications
1 127 (14.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 125 (14.69%) MCSD
3 118 (13.87%) MCTS
4 116 (13.63%) MCAD
5 113 (13.28%) MCP
6 70 (8.23%) Degree
7 26 (3.06%) ISEB
8 14 (1.65%) ISTQB
9 10 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.82%) MBA
10 7 (0.82%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.76%) QA
2 6 (0.71%) ISO 8583
3 4 (0.47%) Basel III
System Software
1 19 (2.23%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (1.76%) SCVMM
2 9 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.82%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 302 (35.49%) Microsoft
2 78 (9.17%) Oracle
3 67 (7.87%) Facebook
4 66 (7.76%) Twitter
5 26 (3.06%) Sitecore
6 22 (2.59%) EPiServer
7 10 (1.18%) Telerik
8 9 (1.06%) DevExpress
9 6 (0.71%) TOWER Software
10 5 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.59%) Red Gate
10 5 (0.59%) Northgate
11 4 (0.47%) MathWorks
11 4 (0.47%) Informatica
12 2 (0.24%) Apple
13 1 (0.12%) CODA
13 1 (0.12%) HP
13 1 (0.12%) Citrix
13 1 (0.12%) Tableau
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Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Cobham, Surrey
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Ashford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Brighton, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Basildon, Essex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Canterbury, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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