Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
England > East of England
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 308 311 313
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 +46
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 33 54 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.30% 0.46% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.66% 2.19% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 31 50 49
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +10.53% +26.67%
10th Percentile £38,750 £27,500 £31,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £61,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +29.41% -

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 1,983 2,461 2,094
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.92% 20.87% 15.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,564 2,082 1,796
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +2.15% +9.41%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 26 September 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 26 September 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
Suffolk - 12 £42,500 -
Essex - 10 £45,000 -
Hertfordshire -20 7 £52,500 +16.67%
Norfolk - 2 £50,000 - 1
Bedfordshire - 2 £55,000 -
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 33 (100.00%) C#
1 33 (100.00%) .NET
2 28 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (75.76%) Microsoft
3 25 (75.76%) Test Automation
4 22 (66.67%) NUnit
5 19 (57.58%) SpecFlow
6 17 (51.52%) AngularJS
7 16 (48.48%) SQL
8 15 (45.45%) OO
8 15 (45.45%) Degree
8 15 (45.45%) Computer Science
8 15 (45.45%) Selenium
8 15 (45.45%) Visual Studio Team System
8 15 (45.45%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (42.42%) Visual Studio
10 12 (36.36%) MVC
10 12 (36.36%) TDD
10 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
10 12 (36.36%) CSS
10 12 (36.36%) HTML
11 11 (33.33%) Java
11 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET
11 11 (33.33%) Time Management
11 11 (33.33%) jQuery
11 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
11 11 (33.33%) User Experience
12 10 (30.30%) HTML5
12 10 (30.30%) BDD

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 6 (18.18%) Oracle Service Bus
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (18.18%) Office 365
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.06%) SaaS
4 1 (3.03%) AWS CodePipeline
4 1 (3.03%) Azure Functions
4 1 (3.03%) GitHub
4 1 (3.03%) IaaS
4 1 (3.03%) PaaS
4 1 (3.03%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.03%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.03%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (66.67%) NUnit
2 19 (57.58%) SpecFlow
3 15 (45.45%) Selenium
3 15 (45.45%) Visual Studio Team System
4 14 (42.42%) Visual Studio
5 10 (30.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (27.27%) WatiN
7 8 (24.24%) Cucumber
7 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
8 6 (18.18%) Subversion
8 6 (18.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (15.15%) Jasmine
10 4 (12.12%) Grunt
10 4 (12.12%) gulp
10 4 (12.12%) TeamCity
11 1 (3.03%) Bitbucket
11 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (15.15%) Advertising
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Developer
2 13 (39.39%) .NET Developer
3 9 (27.27%) Analyst
3 9 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
3 9 (27.27%) C# Developer
3 9 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 9 (27.27%) Tester
4 8 (24.24%) Automation Test Analyst
4 8 (24.24%) Automation Tester
5 7 (21.21%) Agile Test Manager
5 7 (21.21%) Software Manager
5 7 (21.21%) Software Test Manager
5 7 (21.21%) Test Leader
5 7 (21.21%) Test Manager
6 6 (18.18%) Senior .NET Developer
6 6 (18.18%) Senior Developer
7 5 (15.15%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 5 (15.15%) Senior C# Developer
8 4 (12.12%) ASP Developer
8 4 (12.12%) Senior ASP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (51.52%) AngularJS
3 12 (36.36%) CSS
3 12 (36.36%) HTML
4 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (33.33%) jQuery
5 10 (30.30%) CSS3
5 10 (30.30%) HTML5
6 9 (27.27%) Gherkin
7 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (21.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (18.18%) Middleware
10 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET Core
10 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (12.12%) Sass
10 4 (12.12%) XHTML
11 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (45.45%) Computer Science
2 11 (33.33%) User Experience
3 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (6.06%) Life Science
3 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.06%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Android
2 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (75.76%) Test Automation
3 15 (45.45%) OO
4 12 (36.36%) MVC
4 12 (36.36%) TDD
5 11 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 11 (33.33%) Time Management
6 10 (30.30%) BDD
6 10 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (30.30%) Software Testing
7 9 (27.27%) Acceptance Criteria
7 9 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (27.27%) DevOps
7 9 (27.27%) Regression Testing
7 9 (27.27%) SDLC
7 9 (27.27%) Software Delivery
7 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
7 9 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (27.27%) Waterfall
7 9 (27.27%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (100.00%) C#
2 16 (48.48%) SQL
3 11 (33.33%) Java
4 9 (27.27%) Python
4 9 (27.27%) VB
5 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
6 5 (15.15%) TypeScript
7 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (45.45%) Computer Science Degree
1 15 (45.45%) Degree
2 9 (27.27%) ISEB
2 9 (27.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (30.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (75.76%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.18%) Oracle
2 6 (18.18%) Xamarin
3 2 (6.06%) Facebook
3 2 (6.06%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (6.06%) Sitecore
3 2 (6.06%) Twitter
4 1 (3.03%) New Relic