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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 98 89 87
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 10 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.75% 0.28% 0.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.30% 1.43% 3.39%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 2
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
137 210 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 10.29% 19.72% 10.61%
Number of salaries quoted 111 180 97
Average salary £35,500 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.25% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 28 January 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
South Wales -6 10 £37,500 -16.20%
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 17 (100.00%) .NET
1 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (94.12%) C#
2 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 16 (94.12%) MVC
3 15 (88.24%) TDD
4 14 (82.35%) WCF
5 11 (64.71%) HTML
6 10 (58.82%) NUnit
6 10 (58.82%) Moq
7 9 (52.94%) .NET Framework
7 9 (52.94%) ASP.NET
8 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
8 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (41.18%) CSS
10 6 (35.29%) XML
10 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
10 6 (35.29%) SQL
10 6 (35.29%) WinForms
10 6 (35.29%) Unit Testing
10 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (29.41%) Dependency Injection
11 5 (29.41%) Inversion of Control
11 5 (29.41%) HTML5
11 5 (29.41%) MVVM
11 5 (29.41%) Rhino Mocks
11 5 (29.41%) Castle Windsor
11 5 (29.41%) Ninject
11 5 (29.41%) Web Application Development
11 5 (29.41%) Unity DI Container

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) CMS
1 3 (17.65%) Umbraco
2 1 (5.88%) Node.js
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (23.53%) PaaS
1 4 (23.53%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) SSDT
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) NUnit
1 10 (58.82%) Moq
2 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (29.41%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Developer
2 14 (82.35%) .NET Developer
3 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Web Applications Developer
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (5.88%) C# Web Developer
3 1 (5.88%) C# Application Developer
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Applications Developer
3 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 14 (82.35%) WCF
3 11 (64.71%) HTML
4 9 (52.94%) ASP.NET
4 9 (52.94%) .NET Framework
5 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (41.18%) CSS
7 6 (35.29%) WinForms
7 6 (35.29%) XML
7 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (29.41%) HTML5
8 5 (29.41%) Castle Windsor
8 5 (29.41%) Ninject
8 5 (29.41%) Spring.NET
8 5 (29.41%) Unity DI Container
8 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (23.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (23.53%) WPF
10 3 (17.65%) Silverlight
11 2 (11.76%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (17.65%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) MVC
2 15 (88.24%) TDD
3 6 (35.29%) Unit Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Scrum
4 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (29.41%) Kanban
4 5 (29.41%) OO
4 5 (29.41%) Dependency Injection
4 5 (29.41%) MVVM
4 5 (29.41%) Web Application Development
5 4 (23.53%) OOD
6 3 (17.65%) SOA
6 3 (17.65%) Time Management
6 3 (17.65%) High Availability
6 3 (17.65%) Product Management
7 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
8 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
8 1 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) C#
2 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) Java
4 3 (17.65%) XAML
5 1 (5.88%) XPath
5 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) LexisNexis