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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 489 508 488
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -20
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 470 448 446
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.39% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.47% 2.42% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 449 434 435
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%

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
19029 18484 16179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.38% 16.11% 15.23%
Number of salaries quoted 16180 15306 13781
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +25 443 £45,000 - 46
London +38 131 £55,000 - 14
South East +17 91 £45,000 - 13
North West +2 67 £35,000 - 5
Yorkshire +21 39 £45,000 +12.50% 3
East Midlands +22 38 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Cheshire -10 38 £35,000 - 2
Warrington -5 37 £35,000 - 2
West Yorkshire +16 35 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Kent +5 23 £50,000 +33.33% 3
West Midlands -1 23 £47,500 -5.00% 3
East Sussex +37 22 £45,000 - 2
Hampshire +22 22 £35,000 -9.67% 3
Leeds +16 21 £45,000 +12.50% 2
East of England -53 19 £42,500 -10.99% 2
Manchester +8 18 £55,000 +35.80% 3
North East 0 18 £40,000 +60.00% 3
Nottingham +8 16 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Nottinghamshire +2 16 £27,500 -15.38% 1
South West -22 16 £37,500 -28.57% 1
Coventry - 16 £47,500 - 2
Brighton +30 14 £45,000 - 1
Uxbridge - 14 £52,500 - 1
Winchester - 14 £35,000 - 1
Dartford - 14 £50,000 - 1
Derbyshire - 12 £45,000 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 11 £40,000 +60.00% 3
Tyne and Wear -6 11 £40,000 +60.00% 3
Lancashire - 11 £35,000 -
Blackburn - 11 £35,000 -

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 959 (95.52%) C#
2 916 (91.24%) .NET
3 867 (86.35%) Agile Software Development
4 859 (85.56%) NUnit
5 805 (80.18%) TDD
6 781 (77.79%) SQL Server
7 764 (76.10%) Scrum
8 760 (75.70%) Continuous Integration
9 735 (73.21%) Moq
10 700 (69.72%) Rhino Mocks
11 691 (68.82%) Ninject
12 684 (68.13%) Unity DI Container
13 676 (67.33%) Dependency Injection
14 675 (67.23%) Inversion of Control
15 657 (65.44%) Castle Windsor
15 657 (65.44%) Kanban
16 651 (64.84%) Spring.NET
17 641 (63.84%) ASP.NET
18 622 (61.95%) MVC
19 576 (57.37%) ASP.NET MVC
20 527 (52.49%) WCF
21 514 (51.20%) WPF
22 462 (46.02%) Web Application Development
23 439 (43.73%) Windows
24 421 (41.93%) MVVM
25 395 (39.34%) WinForms
26 337 (33.57%) Finance
27 274 (27.29%) Microsoft
28 240 (23.90%) .NET Framework
29 180 (17.93%) SQL

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 21 (2.09%) BizTalk Server
2 18 (1.79%) WebSphere
3 14 (1.39%) IIS
4 12 (1.20%) Umbraco
5 10 (1.00%) CMS
6 6 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (0.50%) Confluence
7 5 (0.50%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.40%) Node.js
8 4 (0.40%) Apache
9 3 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.20%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.100%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.100%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 73 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.30%) Mingle
3 1 (0.100%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (0.60%) Tridion
2 4 (0.40%) Beauchamp
3 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.30%) Endur
3 3 (0.30%) assyst
4 1 (0.100%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.100%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.100%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.00%) SaaS
4 6 (0.60%) GitHub
5 4 (0.40%) CodePlex
6 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.19%) Broadband
2 30 (2.99%) Internet
3 2 (0.20%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 781 (77.79%) SQL Server
2 47 (4.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (1.20%) RavenDB
7 9 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (0.90%) Relational Database
8 8 (0.80%) Big Data
9 4 (0.40%) Redis
9 4 (0.40%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.40%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.40%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.30%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.20%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.20%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 859 (85.56%) NUnit
2 735 (73.21%) Moq
3 700 (69.72%) Rhino Mocks
4 137 (13.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 88 (8.76%) Visual Studio
6 73 (7.27%) Selenium
7 45 (4.48%) Subversion
8 41 (4.08%) Git (software)
9 35 (3.49%) SpecFlow
10 26 (2.59%) TeamCity
11 24 (2.39%) WebDriver
12 22 (2.19%) JMeter
13 21 (2.09%) HP UFT
14 20 (1.99%) MSBuild
15 19 (1.89%) NCover
16 16 (1.59%) JIRA
17 14 (1.39%) SoapUI
18 12 (1.20%) Mercurial
19 9 (0.90%) CppUnit
20 8 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 337 (33.57%) Finance
2 84 (8.37%) Banking
3 56 (5.58%) Retail
4 44 (4.38%) Investment Banking
5 43 (4.28%) Marketing
5 43 (4.28%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.59%) Advertising
7 10 (1.00%) Automotive
8 9 (0.90%) Front Office
9 6 (0.60%) Games
10 4 (0.40%) Back Office
10 4 (0.40%) Law
10 4 (0.40%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.100%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.100%) Legal
11 1 (0.100%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.100%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 876 (87.25%) Developer
2 785 (78.19%) .NET Developer
3 114 (11.35%) C# Developer
4 96 (9.56%) Graduate
4 96 (9.56%) Graduate Developer
4 96 (9.56%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 86 (8.57%) Junior
6 85 (8.47%) Junior Developer
7 84 (8.37%) C# .NET Developer
8 82 (8.17%) Junior .NET Developer
9 74 (7.37%) Software Engineer
10 50 (4.98%) C# Software Engineer
11 47 (4.68%) .NET Software Engineer
12 45 (4.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 43 (4.28%) ASP.NET Developer
14 40 (3.98%) Senior Developer
15 31 (3.09%) Analyst
16 27 (2.69%) Test Analyst
16 27 (2.69%) Senior .NET Developer
17 26 (2.59%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 916 (91.24%) .NET
2 691 (68.82%) Ninject
3 684 (68.13%) Unity DI Container
4 657 (65.44%) Castle Windsor
5 651 (64.84%) Spring.NET
6 641 (63.84%) ASP.NET
7 576 (57.37%) ASP.NET MVC
8 527 (52.49%) WCF
9 514 (51.20%) WPF
10 395 (39.34%) WinForms
11 240 (23.90%) .NET Framework
12 128 (12.75%) HTML
13 99 (9.86%) jQuery
13 99 (9.86%) Razor View Engine
14 93 (9.26%) CSS
15 88 (8.76%) Entity Framework
16 84 (8.37%) Web Services
17 69 (6.87%) LINQ
18 60 (5.98%) Silverlight
19 51 (5.08%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 675 (67.23%) Inversion of Control
2 172 (17.13%) Enterprise Software
3 129 (12.85%) Social Network
4 120 (11.95%) Computer Science
5 76 (7.57%) Tandem
6 38 (3.78%) Client/Server
6 38 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (2.49%) N-Tier
8 8 (0.80%) Mathematics
9 6 (0.60%) Credit Risk
9 6 (0.60%) Handset
9 6 (0.60%) Mobile Payment
10 5 (0.50%) Data Integration
11 4 (0.40%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (0.40%) Social Media
11 4 (0.40%) User Experience
12 3 (0.30%) Replication
12 3 (0.30%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.30%) Life Science
13 2 (0.20%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 439 (43.73%) Windows
2 10 (1.00%) UNIX
3 7 (0.70%) Linux
4 3 (0.30%) CentOS
5 2 (0.20%) Android
5 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.100%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.100%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.100%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.100%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.100%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 867 (86.35%) Agile Software Development
2 805 (80.18%) TDD
3 764 (76.10%) Scrum
4 760 (75.70%) Continuous Integration
5 676 (67.33%) Dependency Injection
6 657 (65.44%) Kanban
7 622 (61.95%) MVC
8 462 (46.02%) Web Application Development
9 421 (41.93%) MVVM
10 179 (17.83%) OO
11 124 (12.35%) Unit Testing
12 100 (9.96%) Software Engineering
13 63 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
13 63 (6.27%) SDLC
14 57 (5.68%) Automated Testing
15 53 (5.28%) OOD
16 45 (4.48%) UML
17 43 (4.28%) OOP
18 40 (3.98%) Multithreading
19 32 (3.19%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 959 (95.52%) C#
2 180 (17.93%) SQL
3 103 (10.26%) JavaScript
4 70 (6.97%) Java
5 68 (6.77%) VB.NET
6 64 (6.37%) VB
7 57 (5.68%) T-SQL
7 57 (5.68%) C++
8 30 (2.99%) PL/SQL
9 12 (1.20%) Python
10 9 (0.90%) PowerShell
11 6 (0.60%) XAML
12 5 (0.50%) VBA
12 5 (0.50%) XPath
13 4 (0.40%) F#
13 4 (0.40%) MATLAB
13 4 (0.40%) PHP
14 2 (0.20%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.20%) Ruby
14 2 (0.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 91 (9.06%) Degree
2 32 (3.19%) ISEB
3 11 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (1.10%) ISTQB
4 7 (0.70%) MCSD
5 4 (0.40%) MCSE
5 4 (0.40%) MCTS
6 3 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.30%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.100%) MCSA
7 1 (0.100%) MCITP
7 1 (0.100%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.79%) QA
2 1 (0.100%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 8 (0.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 274 (27.29%) Microsoft
2 133 (13.25%) Facebook
3 129 (12.85%) Twitter
4 24 (2.39%) Oracle
5 10 (1.00%) Informatica
6 6 (0.60%) Sitecore
7 5 (0.50%) Civica
7 5 (0.50%) Perforce
8 4 (0.40%) EPiServer
8 4 (0.40%) F5
9 3 (0.30%) Remedy
9 3 (0.30%) Adobe
10 2 (0.20%) IBM
11 1 (0.100%) LexisNexis
11 1 (0.100%) Sun
11 1 (0.100%) SAP
11 1 (0.100%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.100%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.100%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.100%) ESRI
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
West London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mobile Talent
Salary: bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Jambo Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Accomplish Today Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £1000000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £25k - 32k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago