Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 745 667 634
Rank change year-on-year -78 -33 -57
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 443 564 757
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.34% 0.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.32% 1.65% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 406 528 722
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £74,125 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%

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 33,624 34,125 34,781
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.68% 20.41% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 27,470 28,463 30,354
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 £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -11 148 £55,000 -8.33% 15
North of England -30 109 £50,000 +11.11% 14
South East +31 103 £42,500 -5.56% 12
North West -7 67 £50,000 +11.11% 11
East of England -35 41 £52,500 +31.25% 5
Yorkshire +9 30 £45,000 -18.18% 2
South West -29 22 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Midlands -1 20 £42,500 +13.33% 4
West Midlands +5 12 £42,500 +13.33% 1
North East -3 12 £50,000 - 1
East Midlands +2 8 £47,000 +17.50% 3
MSTest
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 414 (93.45%) C#
2 398 (89.84%) Agile Software Development
3 368 (83.07%) .NET
4 357 (80.59%) NUnit
5 307 (69.30%) Continuous Integration
6 305 (68.85%) Scrum
7 267 (60.27%) WPF
8 239 (53.95%) SQL Server
9 227 (51.24%) TDD
10 213 (48.08%) MVVM
11 204 (46.05%) Finance
12 187 (42.21%) Kanban
13 183 (41.31%) Dependency Injection
14 182 (41.08%) Ninject
14 182 (41.08%) Spring.NET
15 164 (37.02%) OO
16 152 (34.31%) ASP.NET
16 152 (34.31%) Inversion of Control
17 149 (33.63%) Unity DI Container
17 149 (33.63%) WCF
18 143 (32.28%) SQL
19 138 (31.15%) JavaScript
20 136 (30.70%) Moq
21 134 (30.25%) Software Engineering
22 133 (30.02%) Test Automation
23 123 (27.77%) SQL Server 2016
24 122 (27.54%) HTML
25 118 (26.64%) Microsoft
26 113 (25.51%) MVC
27 112 (25.28%) WinForms

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 18 (4.06%) Oracle Service Bus
1 18 (4.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 18 (4.06%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (0.90%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 38 (8.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (4.06%) Office 365
4 9 (2.03%) PaaS
5 5 (1.13%) GitHub
6 4 (0.90%) NuGet
6 4 (0.90%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.68%) npm
7 3 (0.68%) SaaS
8 1 (0.23%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.23%) IaaS
8 1 (0.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.61%) Broadband
2 6 (1.35%) Internet
3 5 (1.13%) Hyperconnected
4 1 (0.23%) 3G
4 1 (0.23%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.23%) NFC
4 1 (0.23%) RFID
4 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (53.95%) SQL Server
2 123 (27.77%) SQL Server 2016
3 19 (4.29%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (2.03%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.58%) Power BI
6 7 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.35%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.90%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.90%) Redis
8 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.45%) Big Data
11 1 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.23%) Cosmos DB
11 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.23%) MySQL
11 1 (0.23%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 357 (80.59%) NUnit
2 136 (30.70%) Moq
3 105 (23.70%) Rhino Mocks
4 76 (17.16%) Selenium
5 63 (14.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 56 (12.64%) TeamCity
7 51 (11.51%) Visual Studio
8 48 (10.84%) Git (software)
9 47 (10.61%) WebDriver
10 34 (7.67%) Cucumber
10 34 (7.67%) Jenkins
10 34 (7.67%) Ranorex
11 33 (7.45%) SpecFlow
12 32 (7.22%) Jasmine
13 24 (5.42%) Subversion
14 21 (4.74%) Visual Studio Team System
15 18 (4.06%) Protractor
15 18 (4.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 11 (2.48%) Eclipse
16 11 (2.48%) SoapUI
General
1 204 (46.05%) Finance
2 44 (9.93%) Banking
3 33 (7.45%) Music Industry
4 32 (7.22%) Marketing
5 19 (4.29%) Investment Banking
6 15 (3.39%) Advertising
6 15 (3.39%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.81%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.68%) Law
8 3 (0.68%) Legal
9 1 (0.23%) French Language
9 1 (0.23%) Front Office
9 1 (0.23%) German Language
9 1 (0.23%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 297 (67.04%) Developer
2 256 (57.79%) .NET Developer
3 200 (45.15%) C# Developer
4 180 (40.63%) C# .NET Developer
5 147 (33.18%) C# WPF Developer
5 147 (33.18%) WPF Developer
6 71 (16.03%) Senior Developer
7 68 (15.35%) Software Engineer
8 57 (12.87%) C# Software Engineer
9 50 (11.29%) Senior .NET Developer
10 45 (10.16%) .NET Software Engineer
10 45 (10.16%) Senior C# Developer
11 38 (8.58%) Software Developer
12 36 (8.13%) Senior C# .NET Developer
12 36 (8.13%) Senior Software Developer
13 31 (7.00%) .NET Software Developer
14 29 (6.55%) Senior .NET Software Developer
15 28 (6.32%) SQL Developer
16 26 (5.87%) Test Engineer
17 25 (5.64%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 368 (83.07%) .NET
2 267 (60.27%) WPF
3 182 (41.08%) Ninject
3 182 (41.08%) Spring.NET
4 152 (34.31%) ASP.NET
5 149 (33.63%) Unity DI Container
5 149 (33.63%) WCF
6 122 (27.54%) HTML
7 112 (25.28%) WinForms
8 108 (24.38%) jQuery
9 107 (24.15%) CSS
10 103 (23.25%) RESTful
10 103 (23.25%) Web Services
11 100 (22.57%) ASP.NET MVC
11 100 (22.57%) Castle Windsor
12 83 (18.74%) SOAP
13 72 (16.25%) XML
14 69 (15.58%) LINQ
15 67 (15.12%) XSLT
16 66 (14.90%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 76 (17.16%) Enterprise Software
2 66 (14.90%) Social Network
3 52 (11.74%) Computer Science
4 23 (5.19%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (5.19%) User Experience
5 19 (4.29%) Client/Server
5 19 (4.29%) Fintech
5 19 (4.29%) Tandem
6 15 (3.39%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.71%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.81%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.81%) Market Risk
10 4 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (0.45%) Life Science
11 2 (0.45%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.23%) Derivative
12 1 (0.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.23%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.23%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 107 (24.15%) Windows
2 23 (5.19%) Linux
3 5 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (1.13%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.90%) Android
4 4 (0.90%) Windows 8
5 3 (0.68%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (89.84%) Agile Software Development
2 307 (69.30%) Continuous Integration
3 305 (68.85%) Scrum
4 227 (51.24%) TDD
5 213 (48.08%) MVVM
6 187 (42.21%) Kanban
7 183 (41.31%) Dependency Injection
8 164 (37.02%) OO
9 152 (34.31%) Inversion of Control
10 134 (30.25%) Software Engineering
11 133 (30.02%) Test Automation
12 113 (25.51%) MVC
13 69 (15.58%) UML
14 66 (14.90%) Use Case
15 65 (14.67%) Unit Testing
16 51 (11.51%) DSDM
16 51 (11.51%) RUP
17 45 (10.16%) DevOps
18 44 (9.93%) OOD
19 42 (9.48%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 414 (93.45%) C#
2 143 (32.28%) SQL
3 138 (31.15%) JavaScript
4 81 (18.28%) T-SQL
5 77 (17.38%) Java
6 68 (15.35%) PL/SQL
7 58 (13.09%) C++
8 32 (7.22%) TypeScript
9 14 (3.16%) VB
10 13 (2.93%) Python
11 12 (2.71%) PowerShell
11 12 (2.71%) VB.NET
12 9 (2.03%) Ruby
13 2 (0.45%) C
14 1 (0.23%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.23%) VB6
14 1 (0.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 54 (12.19%) Degree
2 38 (8.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (2.03%) ISTQB
4 6 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (20.32%) QA
2 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (0.90%) Docker
1 4 (0.90%) LXC
2 1 (0.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.35%) Puppet
3 4 (0.90%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.45%) Kibana
5 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 118 (26.64%) Microsoft
2 67 (15.12%) Twitter
3 66 (14.90%) Facebook
4 19 (4.29%) Oracle
4 19 (4.29%) Xamarin
5 12 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (2.71%) Sitecore
6 7 (1.58%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.45%) Telerik
8 1 (0.23%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.23%) Google
8 1 (0.23%) IBM
8 1 (0.23%) New Relic
8 1 (0.23%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.23%) Tableau