The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 97 89 91
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 8 13 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.58% 1.01% 1.01%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.17% 6.60% 6.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2 11 13
Average salary £32,750 £36,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.02% +44.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
MSTest
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Development Applications Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
252 197 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 18.12% 15.33% 16.71%
Number of salaries quoted 213 176 209
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £29,110 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MSTest across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

MSTest
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MSTest across the Wales region.

MSTest Salary Trend in Wales

MSTest
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Wales region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
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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
South Wales -7 8 £32,750 -9.02%
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Wales region 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 9 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (88.89%) JMeter
2 8 (88.89%) Scrum
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) Python
2 8 (88.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Performance Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Selenium
3 4 (44.44%) REST
3 4 (44.44%) JSON
3 4 (44.44%) Ajax
3 4 (44.44%) HTML
3 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 4 (44.44%) CSS
3 4 (44.44%) SOAP
3 4 (44.44%) XML
3 4 (44.44%) XSL
4 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Life Science
4 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (33.33%) Product Management
5 1 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (11.11%) MVVM
5 1 (11.11%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (11.11%) Moq
5 1 (11.11%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (11.11%) Ninject
5 1 (11.11%) WPF
5 1 (11.11%) Facebook

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Wales region 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) JMeter
1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (11.11%) Moq
2 1 (11.11%) NUnit
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Analyst
1 8 (88.89%) Test Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Senior Test Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Software Test Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Senior Software Test Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) CSS
1 4 (44.44%) SOAP
1 4 (44.44%) XML
1 4 (44.44%) XSL
1 4 (44.44%) Ajax
1 4 (44.44%) JSON
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
1 4 (44.44%) REST
2 1 (11.11%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) WPF
2 1 (11.11%) Spring.NET
2 1 (11.11%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (11.11%) Ninject
2 1 (11.11%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Life Science
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Social Network
2 1 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Scrum
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) User Acceptance Testing
1 8 (88.89%) Performance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Product Management
2 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (11.11%) MVVM
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Kanban
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (88.89%) Python
3 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) VB
4 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Facebook
1 1 (11.11%) Twitter