Period
to 26 September 2018

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

Microsoft MSTest
UK > England
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 803 664 600
Rank change year-on-year -139 -64 -45
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 346 556 742
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.33% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.10% 1.62% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 317 522 710
England median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +29.41% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +22.09% +1.18%

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 31,578 34,395 33,375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.22% 20.61% 18.35%
Number of salaries quoted 25,767 28,188 29,252
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 26 September 2018.

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 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
London -92 99 £60,000 - 8
South East +26 98 £50,000 +11.11% 12
North of England -22 83 £50,000 -9.09% 12
North West -16 56 £50,000 +11.11% 5
East of England +3 33 £45,000 -14.29% 3
Yorkshire +11 21 £45,000 -18.18% 6
South West -6 21 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Midlands +11 12 £42,500 +13.33% 4
West Midlands +24 8 £42,500 +13.33% 3
North East -8 6 £52,500 +5.00% 1
East Midlands -9 4 £45,750 +14.38% 1
MSTest
UK

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 England region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 335 (96.82%) C#
2 309 (89.31%) Agile Software Development
3 302 (87.28%) .NET
4 246 (71.10%) Scrum
5 242 (69.94%) NUnit
6 226 (65.32%) Continuous Integration
7 184 (53.18%) Finance
8 165 (47.69%) WPF
9 158 (45.66%) SQL Server
10 152 (43.93%) Test Automation
11 141 (40.75%) MVVM
12 138 (39.88%) Software Engineering
13 137 (39.60%) TDD
14 127 (36.71%) OO
15 125 (36.13%) Microsoft
16 117 (33.82%) JavaScript
17 114 (32.95%) ASP.NET
18 112 (32.37%) SQL
19 110 (31.79%) WCF
20 104 (30.06%) Dependency Injection
21 102 (29.48%) Kanban
22 100 (28.90%) Ninject
23 99 (28.61%) Spring.NET
23 99 (28.61%) HTML
24 98 (28.32%) Visual Studio
24 98 (28.32%) QA
25 92 (26.59%) Moq
26 88 (25.43%) Inversion of Control
27 85 (24.57%) jQuery
27 85 (24.57%) Unity DI Container

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 10 (2.89%) Oracle Service Bus
1 10 (2.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 10 (2.89%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (1.16%) IIS
3 3 (0.87%) CMS
3 3 (0.87%) NServiceBus
4 2 (0.58%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 38 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.89%) Office 365
4 5 (1.45%) AWS CodePipeline
5 4 (1.16%) NuGet
5 4 (1.16%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.87%) Azure Functions
6 3 (0.87%) GitHub
6 3 (0.87%) SaaS
6 3 (0.87%) Serverless
7 2 (0.58%) npm
8 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.29%) IaaS
8 1 (0.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.45%) Broadband
2 3 (0.87%) Hyperconnected
2 3 (0.87%) Internet
3 1 (0.29%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.29%) HTTP
3 1 (0.29%) NFC
3 1 (0.29%) RFID
3 1 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (45.66%) SQL Server
2 82 (23.70%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (3.18%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.89%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (1.45%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.16%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.16%) Power BI
6 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.87%) Redis
8 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.58%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.29%) Big Data
9 1 (0.29%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 242 (69.94%) NUnit
2 98 (28.32%) Visual Studio
3 92 (26.59%) Moq
4 59 (17.05%) Ranorex
5 54 (15.61%) Selenium
6 49 (14.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 43 (12.43%) SpecFlow
8 42 (12.14%) Rhino Mocks
9 40 (11.56%) TeamCity
10 39 (11.27%) Git (software)
11 34 (9.83%) WebDriver
12 30 (8.67%) Jenkins
13 26 (7.51%) Visual Studio Team System
14 24 (6.94%) Cucumber
15 18 (5.20%) Jasmine
15 18 (5.20%) Subversion
16 13 (3.76%) Protractor
17 10 (2.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 9 (2.60%) WatiN
19 7 (2.02%) Eclipse
General
1 184 (53.18%) Finance
2 25 (7.23%) Banking
3 15 (4.34%) Music Industry
4 7 (2.02%) Marketing
5 6 (1.73%) Advertising
5 6 (1.73%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.16%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.29%) French Language
7 1 (0.29%) German Language
7 1 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 198 (57.23%) Developer
2 164 (47.40%) .NET Developer
3 134 (38.73%) C# Developer
4 128 (36.99%) C# .NET Developer
5 91 (26.30%) C# WPF Developer
5 91 (26.30%) WPF Developer
6 63 (18.21%) Software Engineer
7 52 (15.03%) Senior Developer
8 50 (14.45%) C# Software Engineer
9 44 (12.72%) QA Engineer
10 43 (12.43%) .NET Software Engineer
10 43 (12.43%) Test Engineer
11 42 (12.14%) Software Developer
12 32 (9.25%) Senior .NET Developer
13 31 (8.96%) .NET Software Developer
13 31 (8.96%) QA Leader
14 27 (7.80%) Senior Software Developer
15 26 (7.51%) C# Software Developer
16 25 (7.23%) Senior C# Developer
16 25 (7.23%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (87.28%) .NET
2 165 (47.69%) WPF
3 114 (32.95%) ASP.NET
4 110 (31.79%) WCF
5 100 (28.90%) Ninject
6 99 (28.61%) HTML
6 99 (28.61%) Spring.NET
7 85 (24.57%) jQuery
7 85 (24.57%) Unity DI Container
8 78 (22.54%) Web Services
9 77 (22.25%) CSS
10 68 (19.65%) ASP.NET MVC
11 66 (19.08%) RESTful
12 59 (17.05%) SOAP
13 58 (16.76%) XML
14 56 (16.18%) LINQ
14 56 (16.18%) WinForms
15 54 (15.61%) XSLT
16 52 (15.03%) Silverlight
16 52 (15.03%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 60 (17.34%) Enterprise Software
2 58 (16.76%) Social Network
3 29 (8.38%) Computer Science
4 23 (6.65%) Reinsurance
5 21 (6.07%) Fintech
6 15 (4.34%) User Experience
7 12 (3.47%) Algorithms
8 11 (3.18%) Mobile App
9 10 (2.89%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.73%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.73%) Tandem
11 4 (1.16%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.16%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.58%) Derivative
12 2 (0.58%) Life Science
12 2 (0.58%) Self-Motivation
13 1 (0.29%) Analytical Skills
13 1 (0.29%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.29%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 44 (12.72%) Windows
2 16 (4.62%) Linux
3 6 (1.73%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.16%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.87%) Android
7 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (89.31%) Agile Software Development
2 246 (71.10%) Scrum
3 226 (65.32%) Continuous Integration
4 152 (43.93%) Test Automation
5 141 (40.75%) MVVM
6 138 (39.88%) Software Engineering
7 137 (39.60%) TDD
8 127 (36.71%) OO
9 104 (30.06%) Dependency Injection
10 102 (29.48%) Kanban
11 88 (25.43%) Inversion of Control
12 84 (24.28%) MVC
13 72 (20.81%) Unit Testing
14 56 (16.18%) UML
15 52 (15.03%) Use Case
16 49 (14.16%) Refactoring
17 44 (12.72%) Defect Management
18 43 (12.43%) DSDM
18 43 (12.43%) RUP
19 38 (10.98%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 335 (96.82%) C#
2 117 (33.82%) JavaScript
3 112 (32.37%) SQL
4 79 (22.83%) Java
5 61 (17.63%) T-SQL
6 52 (15.03%) PL/SQL
7 45 (13.01%) C++
8 22 (6.36%) TypeScript
9 21 (6.07%) Python
10 13 (3.76%) VB
11 10 (2.89%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.87%) C
12 3 (0.87%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.29%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.29%) VB6
13 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (8.09%) Degree
2 25 (7.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (2.89%) ISTQB
4 9 (2.60%) ISEB
5 7 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.73%) CISSP
6 6 (1.73%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (28.32%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (1.73%) Docker
2 4 (1.16%) LXC
3 1 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 43 (12.43%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.16%) Grafana
2 4 (1.16%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.16%) Puppet
3 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 125 (36.13%) Microsoft
2 58 (16.76%) Facebook
2 58 (16.76%) Twitter
3 10 (2.89%) Oracle
3 10 (2.89%) Xamarin
4 7 (2.02%) Sitecore
5 6 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.16%) DevExpress
6 4 (1.16%) IBM
7 2 (0.58%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.29%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.29%) New Relic
8 1 (0.29%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.29%) SAP
8 1 (0.29%) Tableau
8 1 (0.29%) Telerik