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

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 550 569 602
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +33
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 391 461 432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.42% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.19% 2.45% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 371 438 419
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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
17892 18803 19080
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.27% 17.15% 16.29%
Number of salaries quoted 15541 15788 16065
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 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 30 July 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 July 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 -9 370 £42,000 +5.00% 36
London +36 120 £57,500 +4.54% 8
South East +11 81 £37,500 -16.66% 9
North West +38 72 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Hampshire +16 41 £35,000 - 5
Manchester +15 37 £50,000 -9.09% 4
Cheshire +44 35 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Warrington +21 35 £35,000 +7.69% 3
East of England +30 31 £42,500 +13.33% 4
East Midlands -17 23 £27,500 -26.66% 2
Nottinghamshire +15 22 £27,500 - 1
Nottingham +15 22 £27,500 - 1
Yorkshire +13 20 £55,000 +69.23% 3
West Yorkshire +2 20 £55,000 +46.66% 3
Basingstoke -2 19 £40,000 -33.33% 1
Essex - 17 £52,500 - 2
South West +3 15 £37,500 - 1
Winchester +20 13 £35,000 - 2
Leeds +15 13 £55,000 +22.22% 1
City of London +81 12 £58,500 +6.36% 2
Oxfordshire -5 12 £43,250 -3.88%
Basildon - 12 £52,500 - 1
Hertfordshire +13 9 £33,500 +8.06% 1
Rochdale +8 9 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Letchworth -4 9 £33,500 +8.06% 1
West Midlands -16 8 £37,500 -18.91% 1
Surrey +33 7 £50,000 - 2
Bristol +20 7 £37,500 +7.14%
Kent +5 7 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Canterbury +5 7 £37,500 - 1

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 763 (98.32%) C#
2 704 (90.72%) .NET
3 664 (85.57%) NUnit
4 649 (83.63%) Agile Software Development
5 517 (66.62%) TDD
6 515 (66.37%) Scrum
7 479 (61.73%) SQL Server
8 475 (61.21%) Moq
9 470 (60.57%) Rhino Mocks
10 469 (60.44%) Continuous Integration
11 440 (56.70%) ASP.NET
12 433 (55.80%) Dependency Injection
13 432 (55.67%) WPF
14 425 (54.77%) Inversion of Control
15 409 (52.71%) Unity DI Container
16 401 (51.68%) Kanban
17 395 (50.90%) Ninject
18 380 (48.97%) MVC
19 370 (47.68%) Castle Windsor
19 370 (47.68%) Spring.NET
20 359 (46.26%) Windows
21 353 (45.49%) MVVM
22 345 (44.46%) WCF
23 342 (44.07%) Finance
24 341 (43.94%) ASP.NET MVC
25 303 (39.05%) WinForms
26 257 (33.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
27 228 (29.38%) SQL
28 224 (28.87%) .NET Framework
29 179 (23.07%) OO

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 35 (4.51%) CMS
2 30 (3.87%) IIS
3 8 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (0.90%) Umbraco
5 5 (0.64%) Confluence
6 3 (0.39%) NServiceBus
6 3 (0.39%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.13%) Kentico
8 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 57 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (1.68%) Beauchamp
2 4 (0.52%) BASE24
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 47 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.80%) SaaS
4 10 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (0.52%) IaaS
6 4 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (5.54%) Internet
2 19 (2.45%) Broadband
3 4 (0.52%) RTP
3 4 (0.52%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.52%) TETRA
4 2 (0.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 479 (61.73%) SQL Server
2 149 (19.20%) SQL Server 2014
3 51 (6.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (2.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (2.32%) Relational Database
6 15 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (1.80%) NoSQL
8 13 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (1.42%) MongoDB
10 10 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (0.90%) RavenDB
12 7 (0.90%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.77%) Big Data
13 6 (0.77%) DocumentDB
13 6 (0.77%) MySQL
14 5 (0.64%) JasperReports
14 5 (0.64%) Neo4j
15 4 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 664 (85.57%) NUnit
2 475 (61.21%) Moq
3 470 (60.57%) Rhino Mocks
4 90 (11.60%) Selenium
5 72 (9.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 69 (8.89%) SpecFlow
7 47 (6.06%) Visual Studio
8 42 (5.41%) WebDriver
9 30 (3.87%) Git (software)
10 29 (3.74%) SoapUI
11 27 (3.48%) HP UFT
11 27 (3.48%) JMeter
12 26 (3.35%) JIRA
13 19 (2.45%) TeamCity
14 18 (2.32%) Subversion
15 14 (1.80%) Jenkins
15 14 (1.80%) NSubstitute
16 11 (1.42%) MSBuild
17 7 (0.90%) CruiseControl
17 7 (0.90%) Hudson
General
1 342 (44.07%) Finance
2 105 (13.53%) Banking
3 48 (6.19%) Marketing
4 30 (3.87%) Retail
5 27 (3.48%) Investment Banking
6 24 (3.09%) Telecoms
7 21 (2.71%) Law
8 18 (2.32%) Back Office
9 15 (1.93%) Advertising
10 8 (1.03%) Front Office
11 6 (0.77%) Legal
12 4 (0.52%) Automotive
12 4 (0.52%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.39%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.26%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.13%) Electronics
15 1 (0.13%) Games
15 1 (0.13%) Music Industry
15 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 667 (85.95%) Developer
2 535 (68.94%) .NET Developer
3 387 (49.87%) C# Developer
4 304 (39.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 162 (20.88%) WPF Developer
6 157 (20.23%) C# WPF Developer
7 102 (13.14%) Graduate
8 101 (13.02%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 101 (13.02%) Graduate Developer
9 89 (11.47%) Junior
9 89 (11.47%) Junior Developer
10 88 (11.34%) .NET Software Developer
11 80 (10.31%) Junior .NET Developer
12 62 (7.99%) Senior Developer
13 60 (7.73%) Software Engineer
14 59 (7.60%) ASP.NET Developer
15 57 (7.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 57 (7.35%) C# Software Engineer
16 56 (7.22%) .NET Software Engineer
17 52 (6.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 704 (90.72%) .NET
2 440 (56.70%) ASP.NET
3 432 (55.67%) WPF
4 409 (52.71%) Unity DI Container
5 395 (50.90%) Ninject
6 370 (47.68%) Castle Windsor
6 370 (47.68%) Spring.NET
7 345 (44.46%) WCF
8 341 (43.94%) ASP.NET MVC
9 303 (39.05%) WinForms
10 257 (33.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 224 (28.87%) .NET Framework
12 166 (21.39%) HTML
13 157 (20.23%) CSS
14 140 (18.04%) Web Services
15 139 (17.91%) jQuery
16 100 (12.89%) XML
17 95 (12.24%) SOAP
18 82 (10.57%) ASP.NET Web API
19 79 (10.18%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 425 (54.77%) Inversion of Control
2 112 (14.43%) Enterprise Software
3 109 (14.05%) Computer Science
4 66 (8.51%) Tandem
5 59 (7.60%) Social Network
6 55 (7.09%) Client/Server
7 31 (3.99%) N-Tier
8 26 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (2.45%) Fintech
10 16 (2.06%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.52%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.52%) Data Integration
11 4 (0.52%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.52%) NHS
12 3 (0.39%) User Experience
12 3 (0.39%) Wiki
13 2 (0.26%) Derivative
13 2 (0.26%) Mobile App
14 1 (0.13%) Mobile Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 359 (46.26%) Windows
2 23 (2.96%) Windows 8
3 19 (2.45%) Windows 7
4 8 (1.03%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.64%) Unix
6 4 (0.52%) Android
6 4 (0.52%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.52%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.52%) Windows Phone
6 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.52%) Windows Vista
6 4 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 649 (83.63%) Agile Software Development
2 517 (66.62%) TDD
3 515 (66.37%) Scrum
4 469 (60.44%) Continuous Integration
5 433 (55.80%) Dependency Injection
6 401 (51.68%) Kanban
7 380 (48.97%) MVC
8 353 (45.49%) MVVM
9 179 (23.07%) OO
10 176 (22.68%) Web Application Development
11 149 (19.20%) Unit Testing
12 93 (11.98%) Software Engineering
13 84 (10.82%) Multithreading
14 76 (9.79%) UML
15 66 (8.51%) OOP
16 55 (7.09%) Use Case
17 53 (6.83%) BDD
18 52 (6.70%) DSDM
18 52 (6.70%) RUP
18 52 (6.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 763 (98.32%) C#
2 228 (29.38%) SQL
3 174 (22.42%) JavaScript
4 121 (15.59%) T-SQL
5 66 (8.51%) VB.NET
6 62 (7.99%) PL/SQL
6 62 (7.99%) VB
7 61 (7.86%) C++
7 61 (7.86%) Java
8 18 (2.32%) TypeScript
9 16 (2.06%) XAML
10 5 (0.64%) Korn
10 5 (0.64%) Perl
11 4 (0.52%) C
12 3 (0.39%) Delphi
13 2 (0.26%) X++
14 1 (0.13%) Groovy
14 1 (0.13%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.13%) PHP
14 1 (0.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 52 (6.70%) Degree
2 17 (2.19%) ISTQB
3 13 (1.68%) ISEB
4 8 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.26%) MCSD
7 1 (0.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.48%) QA
2 4 (0.52%) SDET
Systems Management
1 11 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.52%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 112 (14.43%) Microsoft
2 70 (9.02%) Facebook
3 59 (7.60%) Twitter
4 29 (3.74%) Oracle
5 6 (0.77%) Atlassian
6 4 (0.52%) Apple
6 4 (0.52%) Capita
6 4 (0.52%) Google
6 4 (0.52%) LexisNexis
7 2 (0.26%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.26%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.26%) Telerik
8 1 (0.13%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.13%) SAP
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