Period
to 25 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK > England
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 872 607 921
Rank change year-on-year -265 +314 -97
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 104 71 136
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.097% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.46% 0.75% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 74 63 106
10th Percentile £35,000 £41,250 £31,875
25th Percentile £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £51,250
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +7.32% +2.50%
75th Percentile £60,938 £60,000 £69,688
90th Percentile £83,750 £63,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -

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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 22,699 9,490 24,845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.11% 21.11% 19.11%
Number of salaries quoted 14,114 7,922 20,040
10th Percentile £36,750 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £56,666 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.47% +7.94% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing MSTest as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in England

MSTest
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MSTest in England.

Salary trend for MSTest in England

MSTest
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing MSTest in England over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Salary histogram for MSTest in England

MSTest
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the England region over the 6 months to 25 September 2021. 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
South East -144 34 £43,500 -20.91% 6
London -240 26 £56,250 +2.27% 6
Midlands -107 17 £46,250 -19.57% 3
West Midlands -88 15 £45,000 -21.74% 2
North of England -104 14 £55,000 +22.22% 3
South West -86 8 £45,000 -12.20% 2
North East -27 6 £55,000 +29.41% 1
North West -101 4 £60,000 +33.33% 2
Yorkshire - 4 £45,000 -
East of England - 4 £66,250 - 3
East Midlands - 2 £57,500 - 1
MSTest
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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 England region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 97 (93.27%) C#
2 87 (83.65%) .NET
3 71 (68.27%) NUnit
4 60 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (55.77%) Azure
6 54 (51.92%) TDD
6 54 (51.92%) JavaScript
7 53 (50.96%) SQL Server
8 51 (49.04%) MVC
9 46 (44.23%) SQL
9 46 (44.23%) Unit Testing
10 45 (43.27%) CSS
11 42 (40.38%) HTML
11 42 (40.38%) Microsoft
12 40 (38.46%) ASP.NET
13 38 (36.54%) Moq
14 35 (33.65%) RESTful
15 33 (31.73%) QA
16 32 (30.77%) Git (software)
17 31 (29.81%) DevOps
17 31 (29.81%) .NET Framework
17 31 (29.81%) SOLID
18 29 (27.88%) Microservices
18 29 (27.88%) OO
19 28 (26.92%) AngularJS
19 28 (26.92%) Problem-Solving
20 27 (25.96%) Visual Studio
21 26 (25.00%) jQuery
21 26 (25.00%) React
22 25 (24.04%) ASP.NET Core

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 11 (10.58%) Umbraco
2 10 (9.62%) IIS
3 2 (1.92%) Confluence
3 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 58 (55.77%) Azure
2 11 (10.58%) AWS
3 8 (7.69%) GitHub
4 7 (6.73%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (6.73%) Amazon S3
4 7 (6.73%) Azure Functions
4 7 (6.73%) Serverless
5 5 (4.81%) Azure Logic Apps
5 5 (4.81%) npm
6 4 (3.85%) Trello
7 3 (2.88%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (2.88%) SaaS
8 2 (1.92%) Azure Storage
8 2 (1.92%) Microsoft 365
8 2 (1.92%) NuGet
8 2 (1.92%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.92%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.92%) PowerApps
8 2 (1.92%) Pulumi
9 1 (0.96%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.73%) Network Security
2 1 (0.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (50.96%) SQL Server
2 14 (13.46%) NoSQL
3 11 (10.58%) MongoDB
4 9 (8.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (7.69%) MySQL
5 8 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (6.73%) Big Data
6 7 (6.73%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (6.73%) MariaDB
7 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2017
8 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.96%) Redis
Development Applications
1 71 (68.27%) NUnit
2 38 (36.54%) Moq
3 32 (30.77%) Git (software)
4 27 (25.96%) Visual Studio
5 21 (20.19%) Selenium
6 19 (18.27%) SpecFlow
7 16 (15.38%) JIRA
8 12 (11.54%) Visual Studio Code
9 10 (9.62%) Postman
10 9 (8.65%) Bitbucket
10 9 (8.65%) Jasmine
10 9 (8.65%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (7.69%) Rhino Mocks
11 8 (7.69%) Visual Studio Coded UI
12 7 (6.73%) Mocha
13 6 (5.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (5.77%) Visual Studio Team System
14 5 (4.81%) Cucumber
14 5 (4.81%) Fiddler
14 5 (4.81%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (15.38%) Marketing
2 15 (14.42%) Finance
3 11 (10.58%) Retail
3 11 (10.58%) Social Skills
4 10 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (8.65%) Organisational Skills
6 7 (6.73%) Back Office
6 7 (6.73%) Influencing Skills
7 4 (3.85%) Electronics
8 3 (2.88%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.96%) Front Office
9 1 (0.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 72 (69.23%) Developer
2 51 (49.04%) .NET Developer
3 43 (41.35%) C# Developer
4 36 (34.62%) C# .NET Developer
5 22 (21.15%) ASP.NET Developer
6 21 (20.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 13 (12.50%) Software Developer
8 9 (8.65%) Software Test Engineer
8 9 (8.65%) Test Engineer
9 8 (7.69%) .NET Software Developer
9 8 (7.69%) C# Software Developer
9 8 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
9 8 (7.69%) Junior
9 8 (7.69%) Software Engineer
10 7 (6.73%) E-Commerce Developer
10 7 (6.73%) ERP Developer
10 7 (6.73%) Junior .NET Software Developer
10 7 (6.73%) Junior C# .NET Developer
10 7 (6.73%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
10 7 (6.73%) Mid-Level C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (83.65%) .NET
2 45 (43.27%) CSS
3 42 (40.38%) HTML
4 40 (38.46%) ASP.NET
5 35 (33.65%) RESTful
6 31 (29.81%) .NET Framework
7 28 (26.92%) AngularJS
8 26 (25.00%) jQuery
8 26 (25.00%) React
9 25 (24.04%) ASP.NET Core
9 25 (24.04%) REST
10 23 (22.12%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (17.31%) Entity Framework
11 18 (17.31%) XML
12 16 (15.38%) .NET Core
12 16 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 16 (15.38%) JSON
12 16 (15.38%) Web Services
13 14 (13.46%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (11.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.23%) Mobile App
2 17 (16.35%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 11 (10.58%) User Experience
5 8 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (6.73%) EPoS
6 7 (6.73%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.92%) Legacy Applications
7 2 (1.92%) Life Science
8 1 (0.96%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.65%) Windows
2 2 (1.92%) Android
2 2 (1.92%) Linux
2 2 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (51.92%) TDD
3 51 (49.04%) MVC
4 46 (44.23%) Unit Testing
5 31 (29.81%) DevOps
5 31 (29.81%) SOLID
6 29 (27.88%) Microservices
6 29 (27.88%) OO
7 28 (26.92%) Problem-Solving
8 25 (24.04%) Scrum
9 24 (23.08%) Full Stack Development
10 22 (21.15%) Test Automation
11 21 (20.19%) Software Engineering
12 20 (19.23%) Software Testing
13 18 (17.31%) BDD
14 17 (16.35%) E-Commerce
15 15 (14.42%) Web Development
16 14 (13.46%) Integration Testing
17 13 (12.50%) SDLC
18 12 (11.54%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 97 (93.27%) C#
2 54 (51.92%) JavaScript
3 46 (44.23%) SQL
4 12 (11.54%) T-SQL
4 12 (11.54%) TypeScript
5 6 (5.77%) Java
5 6 (5.77%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.88%) C++
6 3 (2.88%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.92%) VB
7 2 (1.92%) VB6
7 2 (1.92%) VBA
8 1 (0.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (10.58%) ISTQB
2 7 (6.73%) Degree
2 7 (6.73%) ISEB
2 7 (6.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (31.73%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (6.73%) Ceph
2 5 (4.81%) Docker
3 2 (1.92%) LXC
3 2 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (6.73%) Galera Cluster
2 4 (3.85%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.85%) Terraform
3 2 (1.92%) Ansible
3 2 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 42 (40.38%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.50%) Xamarin
3 7 (6.73%) Percona
4 6 (5.77%) Remedy
5 3 (2.88%) Oracle
6 2 (1.92%) Agilent
6 2 (1.92%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.92%) Google
6 2 (1.92%) VMware