Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for MSTest skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited MSTest over the 6 months to 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 297 312 295
Rank change year-on-year +15 -17 +61
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 28 46 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.28% 0.38% 0.58%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.57% 1.95% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 27 39 70
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £41,250 £27,500 £31,750
90th Percentile £55,750 £61,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +9.38% +6.67%

MSTest is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,779 2,356 2,231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.64% 19.69% 16.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,444 1,970 1,903
East of England median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +3.26% +8.24%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing MSTest as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in the East of England

MSTest
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MSTest in the East of England.

Salary trend for MSTest in the East of England

MSTest
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MSTest in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Salary histogram for MSTest in the East of England

MSTest
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the East of England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +28 14 £45,000 -25.00%
Suffolk - 9 £45,000 -
Hertfordshire -20 2 £47,500 +11.76%
Bedfordshire - 2 £55,000 -
Cambridgeshire +14 1 £75,000 +42.86%
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, IT jobs citing MSTest also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 28 (100.00%) C#
1 28 (100.00%) .NET
2 26 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (85.71%) SpecFlow
4 22 (78.57%) Test Automation
4 22 (78.57%) Microsoft
5 19 (67.86%) TDD
6 18 (64.29%) NUnit
7 17 (60.71%) SQL Server
7 17 (60.71%) BDD
8 16 (57.14%) AngularJS
8 16 (57.14%) Visual Studio
9 15 (53.57%) SQL
9 15 (53.57%) Visual Studio Team System
10 14 (50.00%) Time Management
10 14 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (50.00%) Test Scripting
10 14 (50.00%) Computer Science
10 14 (50.00%) Regression Testing
10 14 (50.00%) ISTQB
10 14 (50.00%) Degree
10 14 (50.00%) Java
10 14 (50.00%) ISEB
10 14 (50.00%) OO
10 14 (50.00%) Python
10 14 (50.00%) VB
10 14 (50.00%) Software Delivery
10 14 (50.00%) SDLC
10 14 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
10 14 (50.00%) Gherkin

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) npm
2 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (60.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.57%) Redis
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (85.71%) SpecFlow
2 18 (64.29%) NUnit
3 16 (57.14%) Visual Studio
4 15 (53.57%) Visual Studio Team System
5 14 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (50.00%) WatiN
6 8 (28.57%) Cucumber
6 8 (28.57%) Selenium
7 2 (7.14%) gulp
8 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
8 1 (3.57%) Grunt
8 1 (3.57%) jspm
8 1 (3.57%) Moq
8 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Analyst
1 14 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 14 (50.00%) Tester
2 13 (46.43%) Automation Test Analyst
2 13 (46.43%) Automation Tester
3 7 (25.00%) Agile Test Manager
3 7 (25.00%) Software Manager
3 7 (25.00%) Software Test Manager
3 7 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 7 (25.00%) Test Manager
4 5 (17.86%) .NET Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Developer
5 2 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.14%) C# WPF Developer
5 2 (7.14%) WPF Developer
6 1 (3.57%) .NET Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Quality Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (57.14%) AngularJS
3 14 (50.00%) Gherkin
4 3 (10.71%) CSS
4 3 (10.71%) HTML
5 2 (7.14%) .NET Core
5 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (7.14%) jQuery
5 2 (7.14%) Ninject
5 2 (7.14%) REST
5 2 (7.14%) Sass
5 2 (7.14%) Spring.NET
5 2 (7.14%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (7.14%) WPF
6 1 (3.57%) Angular 2
6 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Core
6 1 (3.57%) React
6 1 (3.57%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 14 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.14%) Social Network
3 1 (3.57%) Fintech
3 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.57%) Life Science
3 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Android
1 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (78.57%) Test Automation
3 19 (67.86%) TDD
4 17 (60.71%) BDD
5 14 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 14 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 14 (50.00%) OO
5 14 (50.00%) Regression Testing
5 14 (50.00%) SDLC
5 14 (50.00%) Software Delivery
5 14 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 14 (50.00%) Time Management
5 14 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (50.00%) Waterfall
6 8 (28.57%) Mentoring
6 8 (28.57%) Software Testing
7 7 (25.00%) Scrum
8 3 (10.71%) MVC
8 3 (10.71%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 28 (100.00%) C#
2 15 (53.57%) SQL
3 14 (50.00%) Java
3 14 (50.00%) Python
3 14 (50.00%) VB
4 3 (10.71%) TypeScript
5 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 14 (50.00%) Degree
1 14 (50.00%) ISEB
1 14 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Facebook
2 2 (7.14%) Twitter