The table below looks at the statistics for NCover skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited NCover over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
NCover
Rank 929 932 931
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Permanent jobs citing NCover 6 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.005% 0.006%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.033% 0.029% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 2
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £77,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -41.93%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £36,750 -
% change year-on-year
+49.65% -

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
18157 17267 16963
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.93% 16.22% 16.12%
Number of salaries quoted 15596 14649 13866
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 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

NCover
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing NCover within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

NCover Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NCover
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing NCover within the UK.

NCover Salary Trend in the UK

NCover
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NCover within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
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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 +21 6 £55,000 +22.22%
East of England +3 6 £55,000 +49.65%
Harpenden - 6 £55,000 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £55,000 -

NCover
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing NCover 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 NCover.

1 17 (100.00%) C#
2 16 (94.12%) HTML
2 16 (94.12%) MVC
2 16 (94.12%) Selenium
2 16 (94.12%) jQuery
2 16 (94.12%) MSTest
2 16 (94.12%) HTML5
3 14 (82.35%) Automated Testing
3 14 (82.35%) .NET
4 12 (70.59%) SQL
4 12 (70.59%) ASP.NET
4 12 (70.59%) NUnit
4 12 (70.59%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (64.71%) WCF
6 10 (58.82%) .NET Framework
7 9 (52.94%) QA
7 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (52.94%) TDD
7 9 (52.94%) Scrum
7 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
7 9 (52.94%) Rhino Mocks
7 9 (52.94%) TeamCity
7 9 (52.94%) Jenkins
7 9 (52.94%) NCrunch
8 8 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (47.06%) Manual Testing
8 8 (47.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (47.06%) RESTful
8 8 (47.06%) T-SQL
8 8 (47.06%) Unit Testing

NCover
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing NCover 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 NCover. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (41.18%) NServiceBus
2 5 (29.41%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (29.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (94.12%) MSTest
1 16 (94.12%) Selenium
2 12 (70.59%) NUnit
3 9 (52.94%) Jenkins
3 9 (52.94%) NCrunch
3 9 (52.94%) Rhino Mocks
3 9 (52.94%) TeamCity
4 8 (47.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (41.18%) Fiddler
5 7 (41.18%) JIRA
6 5 (29.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (23.53%) Bugzilla
7 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
7 4 (23.53%) Hudson
7 4 (23.53%) SpecFlow
7 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
7 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
8 3 (17.65%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (17.65%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Developer
2 10 (58.82%) .NET Developer
3 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 8 (47.06%) C# Developer
4 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET Developer
4 7 (41.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (29.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (29.41%) Developer in Test
6 4 (23.53%) Automation Tester
6 4 (23.53%) QA Automation Tester
6 4 (23.53%) QA Tester
6 4 (23.53%) Tester
7 3 (17.65%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (17.65%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (17.65%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (17.65%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (17.65%) Senior Developer
7 3 (17.65%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 3 (17.65%) Senior QA Tester
7 3 (17.65%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) HTML
1 16 (94.12%) HTML5
1 16 (94.12%) jQuery
2 14 (82.35%) .NET
3 12 (70.59%) ASP.NET
3 12 (70.59%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (64.71%) WCF
5 10 (58.82%) .NET Framework
6 8 (47.06%) RESTful
7 7 (41.18%) Ajax
7 7 (41.18%) CSS
7 7 (41.18%) Entity Framework
7 7 (41.18%) JSON
7 7 (41.18%) MSMQ
7 7 (41.18%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (41.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (41.18%) XML
8 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 4 (23.53%) Ninject
9 4 (23.53%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) MVC
2 14 (82.35%) Automated Testing
3 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (52.94%) Scrum
3 9 (52.94%) TDD
4 8 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (47.06%) Manual Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Unit Testing
5 7 (41.18%) Dependency Injection
6 5 (29.41%) Automation Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
7 4 (23.53%) ATDD
7 4 (23.53%) BDD
7 4 (23.53%) Code Coverage
7 4 (23.53%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (23.53%) DevOps
7 4 (23.53%) QA Automation
7 4 (23.53%) Test Management
7 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
7 4 (23.53%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) C#
2 12 (70.59%) SQL
3 8 (47.06%) T-SQL
4 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (52.94%) QA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft