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

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 568 568 578
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 365 426 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.39% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.02% 2.23% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 349 404 439
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,500 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- -1.23%

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
18047 19095 18957
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.45% 17.45% 16.17%
Number of salaries quoted 15719 16167 15732
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 26 August 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 26 August 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 +11 344 £45,000 - 31
London +59 126 £57,500 +4.54% 7
North West +28 73 £40,000 +14.28% 4
South East +8 64 £37,500 -16.66% 6
Cheshire +34 37 £35,000 - 2
Warrington +13 37 £35,000 - 2
Manchester +25 36 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Hampshire +24 35 £35,000 - 3
East of England +41 33 £42,500 - 4
East Midlands -7 20 £27,500 -26.66% 3
Essex - 19 £55,000 - 1
City of London +75 18 £73,750 +24.47% 1
Nottinghamshire +15 18 £27,500 - 2
Nottingham +12 18 £27,500 - 2
Yorkshire +12 18 £55,000 +22.22% 5
West Yorkshire +2 18 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Basingstoke -3 15 £34,000 -43.33% 1
Leeds +19 14 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Surrey +35 13 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Winchester +7 13 £35,000 - 1
Basildon - 11 £52,500 - 1
Hertfordshire +22 9 £33,500 +8.06% 1
Rochdale +4 9 £50,000 +11.11%
Letchworth -3 8 £33,500 +8.06%
South West -4 7 £44,000 +17.33% 1
Buckinghamshire +28 6 £51,500 +14.44%
Glasgow - 6 £40,000 - 1
Scotland - 6 £40,000 - 1
Portsmouth - 6 £35,000 -
Aylesbury - 6 £51,500 -

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 753 (97.29%) C#
2 695 (89.79%) .NET
3 657 (84.88%) Agile Software Development
4 646 (83.46%) NUnit
5 525 (67.83%) Scrum
6 524 (67.70%) TDD
7 485 (62.66%) SQL Server
8 469 (60.59%) Continuous Integration
9 445 (57.49%) Rhino Mocks
10 440 (56.85%) Moq
11 436 (56.33%) ASP.NET
12 420 (54.26%) WPF
13 405 (52.33%) Unity DI Container
14 402 (51.94%) Kanban
15 401 (51.81%) Dependency Injection
16 393 (50.78%) Inversion of Control
17 384 (49.61%) Ninject
18 366 (47.29%) MVC
19 362 (46.77%) Windows
19 362 (46.77%) Castle Windsor
19 362 (46.77%) Spring.NET
20 358 (46.25%) WCF
21 336 (43.41%) MVVM
22 332 (42.89%) ASP.NET MVC
23 315 (40.70%) Finance
24 297 (38.37%) WinForms
25 257 (33.20%) SQL
26 239 (30.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
27 213 (27.52%) .NET Framework
28 191 (24.68%) 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 36 (4.65%) CMS
1 36 (4.65%) IIS
2 11 (1.42%) Umbraco
3 10 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (0.78%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.65%) Confluence
6 3 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.26%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.13%) Kentico
8 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 73 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (1.81%) Beauchamp
2 4 (0.52%) BASE24
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 57 (7.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (1.42%) SaaS
5 8 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (0.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 3 (0.39%) Office 365
8 2 (0.26%) IaaS
8 2 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (6.20%) Internet
2 16 (2.07%) 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
1 485 (62.66%) SQL Server
2 140 (18.09%) SQL Server 2014
3 60 (7.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (2.45%) Relational Database
6 14 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (1.68%) MongoDB
8 12 (1.55%) NoSQL
8 12 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.03%) DocumentDB
12 7 (0.90%) MySQL
12 7 (0.90%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
14 5 (0.65%) Big Data
14 5 (0.65%) JasperReports
14 5 (0.65%) Neo4j
14 5 (0.65%) Redis
Development Applications
1 646 (83.46%) NUnit
2 445 (57.49%) Rhino Mocks
3 440 (56.85%) Moq
4 109 (14.08%) Selenium
5 88 (11.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 74 (9.56%) SpecFlow
7 46 (5.94%) WebDriver
8 44 (5.68%) Visual Studio
9 38 (4.91%) JIRA
10 32 (4.13%) HP UFT
11 31 (4.01%) Git (software)
12 29 (3.75%) SoapUI
13 27 (3.49%) JMeter
14 26 (3.36%) TeamCity
15 22 (2.84%) Subversion
16 18 (2.33%) Jenkins
17 13 (1.68%) NSubstitute
18 11 (1.42%) CruiseControl
18 11 (1.42%) Hudson
19 10 (1.29%) MSBuild
General
1 315 (40.70%) Finance
2 81 (10.47%) Banking
3 54 (6.98%) Marketing
4 27 (3.49%) Investment Banking
5 25 (3.23%) Retail
6 22 (2.84%) Advertising
7 21 (2.71%) Telecoms
8 18 (2.33%) Back Office
9 7 (0.90%) Front Office
10 6 (0.78%) Law
11 5 (0.65%) Automotive
12 3 (0.39%) Legal
12 3 (0.39%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.39%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.26%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.13%) Electronics
14 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 648 (83.72%) Developer
2 529 (68.35%) .NET Developer
3 351 (45.35%) C# Developer
4 279 (36.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 146 (18.86%) WPF Developer
6 143 (18.48%) C# WPF Developer
7 105 (13.57%) Graduate
8 104 (13.44%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 104 (13.44%) Graduate Developer
9 98 (12.66%) .NET Software Developer
10 92 (11.89%) Junior
10 92 (11.89%) Junior Developer
11 81 (10.47%) Junior .NET Developer
12 75 (9.69%) Senior Developer
13 64 (8.27%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 60 (7.75%) Software Engineer
15 58 (7.49%) C# Software Engineer
16 57 (7.36%) .NET Software Engineer
16 57 (7.36%) Senior .NET Developer
17 52 (6.72%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 695 (89.79%) .NET
2 436 (56.33%) ASP.NET
3 420 (54.26%) WPF
4 405 (52.33%) Unity DI Container
5 384 (49.61%) Ninject
6 362 (46.77%) Castle Windsor
6 362 (46.77%) Spring.NET
7 358 (46.25%) WCF
8 332 (42.89%) ASP.NET MVC
9 297 (38.37%) WinForms
10 239 (30.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 213 (27.52%) .NET Framework
12 172 (22.22%) HTML
13 168 (21.71%) CSS
14 157 (20.28%) jQuery
15 147 (18.99%) Web Services
16 104 (13.44%) XML
17 102 (13.18%) SOAP
18 86 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
19 82 (10.59%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 393 (50.78%) Inversion of Control
2 115 (14.86%) Computer Science
3 111 (14.34%) Enterprise Software
4 63 (8.14%) Tandem
5 57 (7.36%) Client/Server
6 53 (6.85%) Social Network
7 31 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (4.01%) N-Tier
8 17 (2.20%) Hedge funds
9 14 (1.81%) Fintech
10 8 (1.03%) User Experience
11 6 (0.78%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.65%) Data Integration
12 5 (0.65%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.52%) Wiki
14 3 (0.39%) NHS
15 2 (0.26%) Blackberry
15 2 (0.26%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 362 (46.77%) Windows
2 23 (2.97%) Windows 8
3 21 (2.71%) Windows 7
4 8 (1.03%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.65%) Unix
6 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.39%) Linux
8 2 (0.26%) Android
8 2 (0.26%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.26%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.26%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 657 (84.88%) Agile Software Development
2 525 (67.83%) Scrum
3 524 (67.70%) TDD
4 469 (60.59%) Continuous Integration
5 402 (51.94%) Kanban
6 401 (51.81%) Dependency Injection
7 366 (47.29%) MVC
8 336 (43.41%) MVVM
9 180 (23.26%) OO
10 178 (23.00%) Web Application Development
11 157 (20.28%) Unit Testing
12 93 (12.02%) Software Engineering
13 77 (9.95%) UML
14 72 (9.30%) OOP
15 62 (8.01%) Automated Testing
16 57 (7.36%) BDD
17 56 (7.24%) Test Scripting
17 56 (7.24%) Use Case
18 55 (7.11%) Multithreading
19 52 (6.72%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 753 (97.29%) C#
2 257 (33.20%) SQL
3 191 (24.68%) JavaScript
4 121 (15.63%) T-SQL
5 71 (9.17%) VB.NET
6 66 (8.53%) Java
7 64 (8.27%) PL/SQL
7 64 (8.27%) VB
8 62 (8.01%) C++
9 24 (3.10%) TypeScript
10 21 (2.71%) XAML
11 5 (0.65%) Korn
11 5 (0.65%) Perl
12 4 (0.52%) C
13 3 (0.39%) Delphi
14 2 (0.26%) Groovy
14 2 (0.26%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.26%) PHP
14 2 (0.26%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.26%) X++
Qualifications
1 57 (7.36%) Degree
2 23 (2.97%) ISTQB
3 21 (2.71%) ISEB
4 15 (1.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.65%) MCSD
7 1 (0.13%) MCAD
7 1 (0.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.91%) QA
2 6 (0.78%) SDET
Systems Management
1 15 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.65%) Perfmon
3 2 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 114 (14.73%) Microsoft
2 64 (8.27%) Facebook
3 53 (6.85%) Twitter
4 29 (3.75%) Oracle
5 10 (1.29%) Atlassian
6 4 (0.52%) Capita
7 3 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.39%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.39%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.26%) Apple
8 2 (0.26%) Google
8 2 (0.26%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.26%) LexisNexis
9 1 (0.13%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.13%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.13%) SAP
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