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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 93 109 87
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -22
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 7 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.54% 0.15% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.51% 0.68% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 2
Average salary £37,000 £37,000 £39,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,000 £37,550
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,000 £41,950
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
127 293 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 9.88% 21.80% 10.46%
Number of salaries quoted 113 273 94
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 17 December 2014. 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
South Wales +12 7 £37,000 - 3
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 21 (100.00%) .NET
1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (95.24%) C#
2 20 (95.24%) MVC
3 19 (90.48%) TDD
4 18 (85.71%) WCF
5 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
6 15 (71.43%) HTML
7 14 (66.67%) SQL
7 14 (66.67%) XML
7 14 (66.67%) WinForms
7 14 (66.67%) NUnit
7 14 (66.67%) Moq
8 13 (61.90%) OO
8 13 (61.90%) .NET Framework
8 13 (61.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 12 (57.14%) JavaScript
9 12 (57.14%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
11 9 (42.86%) HTML5
12 8 (38.10%) OOD
12 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (38.10%) PaaS
12 8 (38.10%) IaaS
13 7 (33.33%) Java
13 7 (33.33%) CSS
13 7 (33.33%) Product Management
14 6 (28.57%) Unit Testing
15 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
15 5 (23.81%) Windows

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) Umbraco
1 3 (14.29%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) IaaS
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (38.10%) PaaS
2 4 (19.05%) Basecamp
2 4 (19.05%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) SSDT
3 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (66.67%) NUnit
1 14 (66.67%) Moq
2 5 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.76%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 3 (14.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (90.48%) Developer
2 16 (76.19%) .NET Developer
3 1 (4.76%) C# Web Developer
3 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Junior Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Web Applications Developer
3 1 (4.76%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Junior .NET Developer
3 1 (4.76%) C# Application Developer
3 1 (4.76%) .NET Applications Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Junior
3 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (100.00%) .NET
2 18 (85.71%) WCF
3 15 (71.43%) HTML
4 14 (66.67%) XML
4 14 (66.67%) WinForms
5 13 (61.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 13 (61.90%) .NET Framework
6 12 (57.14%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (42.86%) HTML5
8 7 (33.33%) CSS
9 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
10 4 (19.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (19.05%) WPF
11 3 (14.29%) Silverlight
12 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (9.52%) jQuery
13 1 (4.76%) LINQ
13 1 (4.76%) Spring.NET
13 1 (4.76%) XSLT
13 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Open Source
2 3 (14.29%) Replication
3 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.76%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (95.24%) MVC
2 19 (90.48%) TDD
3 13 (61.90%) OO
4 8 (38.10%) OOD
5 7 (33.33%) Product Management
6 6 (28.57%) Unit Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (23.81%) MVVM
8 3 (14.29%) Time Management
8 3 (14.29%) SOA
8 3 (14.29%) High Availability
9 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
10 1 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
10 1 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
10 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
10 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (4.76%) Kanban
10 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
10 1 (4.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) C#
2 14 (66.67%) SQL
3 12 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 7 (33.33%) Java
5 4 (19.05%) PHP
6 3 (14.29%) XAML
7 1 (4.76%) XPath
7 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) LexisNexis
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