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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
UK / England
Rank 579 556 507
Rank change year-on-year -23 -49  
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 251 393 491
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.41% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.63% 2.24% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 232 374 463
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

MSTest is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Development Application Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 15413 17516 16084
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.59% 18.22% 16.33%
Number of salaries quoted 13105 15090 13588
Median salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +7.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing MSTest as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in England

MSTest
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for MSTest in England

MSTest
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MSTest in England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -19 76 £60,000 - 6
North West -43 40 £45,000 +12.50% 9
East of England +63 39 £40,000 -5.88% 7
South East +16 34 £38,250 -15.00% 9
Yorkshire +32 24 £55,000 - 5
South West +39 21 £50,000 +20.48% 4
West Midlands +39 13 £42,500 +21.42% 3
East Midlands -17 4 £55,000 +37.50% 2
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing MSTest also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 568 (93.27%) C#
2 557 (91.46%) .NET
3 534 (87.68%) NUnit
4 532 (87.36%) Agile Software Development
5 422 (69.29%) Continuous Integration
6 404 (66.34%) Scrum
7 393 (64.53%) SQL Server
8 377 (61.90%) TDD
9 333 (54.68%) WPF
10 320 (52.55%) ASP.NET
11 275 (45.16%) Moq
12 272 (44.66%) SQL
13 271 (44.50%) WCF
13 271 (44.50%) Inversion of Control
13 271 (44.50%) Unity DI Container
14 270 (44.33%) Dependency Injection
15 261 (42.86%) Rhino Mocks
15 261 (42.86%) Kanban
15 261 (42.86%) Windows
16 257 (42.20%) Castle Windsor
17 256 (42.04%) Ninject
17 256 (42.04%) MVVM
18 251 (41.22%) MVC
18 251 (41.22%) Spring.NET
19 247 (40.56%) Finance
20 227 (37.27%) ASP.NET MVC
21 215 (35.30%) JavaScript
22 207 (33.99%) WinForms
23 206 (33.83%) OO
24 170 (27.91%) .NET Framework

MSTest
Top Related 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 33 (5.42%) BizTalk Server
2 31 (5.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 31 (5.09%) SharePoint
3 30 (4.93%) Oracle Service Bus
4 15 (2.46%) CMS
5 10 (1.64%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.31%) IIS
6 8 (1.31%) OpenStack
6 8 (1.31%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.31%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.33%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 75 (12.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 51 (8.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (5.09%) Office 365
4 20 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.82%) SaaS
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.16%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 36 (5.91%) Internet
2 25 (4.11%) Broadband
3 6 (0.99%) Ethernet
3 6 (0.99%) RS-232
3 6 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.66%) NFC
4 4 (0.66%) SMPP
4 4 (0.66%) SMS
5 3 (0.49%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 393 (64.53%) SQL Server
2 131 (21.51%) SQL Server 2014
3 31 (5.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (4.60%) Relational Database
4 28 (4.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (4.11%) SQL Server 2016
6 23 (3.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (2.30%) RDBMS
8 11 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.64%) MySQL
10 9 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.48%) NoSQL
10 9 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (1.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.82%) DocumentDB
13 5 (0.82%) Redis
14 3 (0.49%) Big Data
14 3 (0.49%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 534 (87.68%) NUnit
2 275 (45.16%) Moq
3 261 (42.86%) Rhino Mocks
4 108 (17.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 69 (11.33%) Selenium
6 59 (9.69%) Visual Studio
7 49 (8.05%) Git (software)
8 46 (7.55%) Subversion
9 36 (5.91%) Jasmine
10 30 (4.93%) SpecFlow
10 30 (4.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 29 (4.76%) TeamCity
12 18 (2.96%) JIRA
12 18 (2.96%) WebDriver
13 14 (2.30%) SoapUI
13 14 (2.30%) Visual Studio Team System
14 11 (1.81%) MSBuild
14 11 (1.81%) Octopus Deploy
15 10 (1.64%) Jenkins
16 8 (1.31%) HP UFT
General
1 247 (40.56%) Finance
2 89 (14.61%) Banking
3 59 (9.69%) Marketing
4 30 (4.93%) Advertising
5 27 (4.43%) Investment Banking
6 25 (4.11%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.81%) Legal
8 7 (1.15%) Retail
9 3 (0.49%) Front Office
9 3 (0.49%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 487 (79.97%) Developer
2 403 (66.17%) .NET Developer
3 239 (39.24%) C# Developer
4 215 (35.30%) C# .NET Developer
5 108 (17.73%) C# WPF Developer
5 108 (17.73%) WPF Developer
6 80 (13.14%) Senior Developer
7 70 (11.49%) C# Software Engineer
7 70 (11.49%) Software Engineer
8 67 (11.00%) .NET Software Engineer
8 67 (11.00%) ASP.NET Developer
9 65 (10.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 65 (10.67%) Graduate
9 65 (10.67%) Graduate Developer
10 64 (10.51%) Graduate .NET Developer
11 59 (9.69%) Senior .NET Developer
12 47 (7.72%) Senior C# Developer
13 46 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 46 (7.55%) Senior C# .NET Developer
14 43 (7.06%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 557 (91.46%) .NET
2 333 (54.68%) WPF
3 320 (52.55%) ASP.NET
4 271 (44.50%) Unity DI Container
4 271 (44.50%) WCF
5 257 (42.20%) Castle Windsor
6 256 (42.04%) Ninject
7 251 (41.22%) Spring.NET
8 227 (37.27%) ASP.NET MVC
9 207 (33.99%) WinForms
10 170 (27.91%) .NET Framework
11 162 (26.60%) jQuery
12 154 (25.29%) HTML
13 134 (22.00%) CSS
14 126 (20.69%) ASP.NET Web API
15 121 (19.87%) AngularJS
15 121 (19.87%) Web Services
16 113 (18.56%) XML
17 110 (18.06%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 95 (15.60%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 99 (16.26%) Computer Science
2 65 (10.67%) Enterprise Software
3 46 (7.55%) Social Network
4 43 (7.06%) Tandem
5 36 (5.91%) User Experience
6 33 (5.42%) Client/Server
7 30 (4.93%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.81%) Mobile Payment
9 10 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (1.15%) Fintech
11 6 (0.99%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.99%) Industrial Internet of Things
11 6 (0.99%) Internet of Things
11 6 (0.99%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.49%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.49%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.49%) iPad
12 3 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
13 2 (0.33%) Derivative
13 2 (0.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 261 (42.86%) Windows
2 31 (5.09%) Linux
3 6 (0.99%) Mac OS
3 6 (0.99%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 1 (0.16%) Android
4 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 532 (87.36%) Agile Software Development
2 422 (69.29%) Continuous Integration
3 404 (66.34%) Scrum
4 377 (61.90%) TDD
5 271 (44.50%) Inversion of Control
6 270 (44.33%) Dependency Injection
7 261 (42.86%) Kanban
8 256 (42.04%) MVVM
9 251 (41.22%) MVC
10 206 (33.83%) OO
11 92 (15.11%) Software Engineering
12 83 (13.63%) Web Application Development
13 78 (12.81%) OOD
14 70 (11.49%) Service Delivery
15 68 (11.17%) UML
16 66 (10.84%) RUP
17 64 (10.51%) Unit Testing
18 60 (9.85%) DSDM
18 60 (9.85%) Use Case
19 56 (9.20%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 568 (93.27%) C#
2 272 (44.66%) SQL
3 215 (35.30%) JavaScript
4 117 (19.21%) T-SQL
5 97 (15.93%) Java
6 84 (13.79%) C++
7 72 (11.82%) PL/SQL
8 44 (7.22%) VB.NET
9 43 (7.06%) VB
10 25 (4.11%) TypeScript
11 12 (1.97%) C
11 12 (1.97%) XAML
12 8 (1.31%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.49%) VC++
14 2 (0.33%) Python
15 1 (0.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 78 (12.81%) Degree
2 16 (2.63%) ISTQB
3 11 (1.81%) ISEB
4 7 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.16%) CFA
5 1 (0.16%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.76%) QA
2 2 (0.33%) SDET
Systems Management
1 28 (4.60%) Puppet
2 8 (1.31%) Ansible
2 8 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 138 (22.66%) Microsoft
2 50 (8.21%) Twitter
3 49 (8.05%) Oracle
4 46 (7.55%) Facebook
5 34 (5.58%) Xamarin
6 25 (4.11%) Salesforce.com
6 25 (4.11%) Sitecore
7 6 (0.99%) Telerik
8 3 (0.49%) HP
9 2 (0.33%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.33%) Typemock
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