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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 559 515
Rank change year-on-year -13 -44  
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 301 380 500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.41% 0.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.72% 2.26% 2.88%
Number of salaries quoted 284 360 474
Median salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £28,975
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.37% -  

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 17510 16820 17383
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.96% 18.20% 16.93%
Number of salaries quoted 35224 34505 33013
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £70,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.40%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 +21 101 £60,000 - 10
North of England -22 78 £45,000 +12.50% 14
North West -49 58 £45,000 +12.50% 8
East of England +16 44 £52,500 +23.52% 4
South West +7 29 £42,500 +13.33% 11
South East -28 26 £41,250 +10.00% 5
Midlands -2 23 £37,500 - 3
Yorkshire +1 19 £55,000 - 6
East Midlands +12 12 £40,000 -11.11% 2
West Midlands +11 11 £37,500 - 1
North East - 1 £50,000 -
MSTest
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 506 (90.68%) C#
2 486 (87.10%) NUnit
3 485 (86.92%) Agile Software Development
4 481 (86.20%) .NET
5 396 (70.97%) Continuous Integration
6 383 (68.64%) SQL Server
7 365 (65.41%) Scrum
8 351 (62.90%) TDD
9 333 (59.68%) WPF
10 253 (45.34%) Inversion of Control
11 251 (44.98%) Dependency Injection
12 250 (44.80%) MVVM
13 248 (44.44%) Kanban
14 245 (43.91%) Unity DI Container
15 229 (41.04%) SQL
16 228 (40.86%) Ninject
17 227 (40.68%) Spring.NET
18 224 (40.14%) Finance
19 217 (38.89%) Windows
20 214 (38.35%) ASP.NET
21 202 (36.20%) WCF
22 201 (36.02%) Moq
23 197 (35.30%) OO
24 193 (34.59%) Rhino Mocks
24 193 (34.59%) Castle Windsor
25 184 (32.97%) MVC
26 171 (30.65%) WinForms
27 167 (29.93%) JavaScript
28 140 (25.09%) ASP.NET MVC
29 132 (23.66%) HTML

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 30 (5.38%) CMS
1 30 (5.38%) SharePoint
2 29 (5.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 27 (4.84%) Oracle Service Bus
4 22 (3.94%) BizTalk Server
5 16 (2.87%) OpenStack
5 16 (2.87%) Tomcat
5 16 (2.87%) WebLogic
5 16 (2.87%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.43%) IIS
6 8 (1.43%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.54%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 55 (9.86%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (4.84%) Office 365
4 6 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.54%) Boomi
6 1 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 55 (9.86%) Broadband
2 18 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 17 (3.05%) Ethernet
3 17 (3.05%) RS-232
4 11 (1.97%) Internet
5 3 (0.54%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 383 (68.64%) SQL Server
2 99 (17.74%) SQL Server 2014
3 95 (17.03%) SQL Server 2016
4 54 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 36 (6.45%) Relational Database
6 30 (5.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (3.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 18 (3.23%) MySQL
9 18 (3.23%) RDBMS
10 16 (2.87%) NoSQL
10 16 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (2.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (0.72%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.72%) Power BI
14 4 (0.72%) PowerPivot
14 4 (0.72%) Redis
Development Applications
1 486 (87.10%) NUnit
2 201 (36.02%) Moq
3 193 (34.59%) Rhino Mocks
4 89 (15.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 67 (12.01%) Selenium
6 58 (10.39%) Visual Studio
7 51 (9.14%) Subversion
8 47 (8.42%) Git (software)
9 39 (6.99%) TeamCity
10 31 (5.56%) Jasmine
11 27 (4.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 25 (4.48%) SpecFlow
12 25 (4.48%) WebDriver
13 22 (3.94%) SoapUI
14 20 (3.58%) NuGet
15 17 (3.05%) Microsoft Blend
15 17 (3.05%) MSI
15 17 (3.05%) WiX
16 15 (2.69%) Visual Studio Team System
17 14 (2.51%) GoogleTest
General
1 224 (40.14%) Finance
2 89 (15.95%) Banking
3 60 (10.75%) Marketing
4 52 (9.32%) Telecoms
5 45 (8.06%) Investment Banking
6 27 (4.84%) Advertising
7 8 (1.43%) Music Industry
7 8 (1.43%) Retail
8 4 (0.72%) Front Office
9 3 (0.54%) Games
9 3 (0.54%) Legal
10 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 467 (83.69%) Developer
2 366 (65.59%) .NET Developer
3 241 (43.19%) C# Developer
4 216 (38.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 114 (20.43%) C# WPF Developer
5 114 (20.43%) WPF Developer
6 59 (10.57%) Senior Developer
7 56 (10.04%) Software Engineer
8 55 (9.86%) C# Software Engineer
9 52 (9.32%) .NET Software Engineer
9 52 (9.32%) Telecoms Developer
10 46 (8.24%) ASP.NET Developer
11 44 (7.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 40 (7.17%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 37 (6.63%) Senior .NET Developer
14 36 (6.45%) Software Developer
15 35 (6.27%) Graduate
15 35 (6.27%) Graduate Developer
16 34 (6.09%) Graduate .NET Developer
16 34 (6.09%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 481 (86.20%) .NET
2 333 (59.68%) WPF
3 245 (43.91%) Unity DI Container
4 228 (40.86%) Ninject
5 227 (40.68%) Spring.NET
6 214 (38.35%) ASP.NET
7 202 (36.20%) WCF
8 193 (34.59%) Castle Windsor
9 171 (30.65%) WinForms
10 140 (25.09%) ASP.NET MVC
11 132 (23.66%) HTML
12 125 (22.40%) jQuery
13 120 (21.51%) CSS
14 114 (20.43%) Web Services
15 112 (20.07%) .NET Framework
16 96 (17.20%) XML
17 95 (17.03%) AngularJS
17 95 (17.03%) LINQ
18 80 (14.34%) ASP.NET Web API
19 69 (12.37%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 95 (17.03%) Greenfield Project
2 78 (13.98%) Computer Science
3 59 (10.57%) Social Network
4 58 (10.39%) Enterprise Software
5 41 (7.35%) Tandem
6 39 (6.99%) Client/Server
7 34 (6.09%) User Experience
8 18 (3.23%) Mobile App
8 18 (3.23%) N-Tier
9 17 (3.05%) Data Structures
9 17 (3.05%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 17 (3.05%) Internet of Things
10 16 (2.87%) Derivative
11 14 (2.51%) Algorithms
12 9 (1.61%) Mobile Payment
13 7 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
14 3 (0.54%) Driving Licence
14 3 (0.54%) Hedge funds
15 2 (0.36%) FMCG
16 1 (0.18%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 217 (38.89%) Windows
2 46 (8.24%) Linux
3 17 (3.05%) Mac OS
3 17 (3.05%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 1 (0.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 485 (86.92%) Agile Software Development
2 396 (70.97%) Continuous Integration
3 365 (65.41%) Scrum
4 351 (62.90%) TDD
5 253 (45.34%) Inversion of Control
6 251 (44.98%) Dependency Injection
7 250 (44.80%) MVVM
8 248 (44.44%) Kanban
9 197 (35.30%) OO
10 184 (32.97%) MVC
11 94 (16.85%) Test Automation
12 93 (16.67%) Software Engineering
13 88 (15.77%) Unit Testing
14 84 (15.05%) OOD
15 70 (12.54%) UML
16 69 (12.37%) RUP
17 53 (9.50%) DSDM
18 52 (9.32%) Service Delivery
18 52 (9.32%) Use Case
19 50 (8.96%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 506 (90.68%) C#
2 229 (41.04%) SQL
3 167 (29.93%) JavaScript
4 102 (18.28%) C++
5 94 (16.85%) T-SQL
6 93 (16.67%) Java
7 65 (11.65%) PL/SQL
8 43 (7.71%) VB.NET
9 41 (7.35%) VB
10 37 (6.63%) C
11 26 (4.66%) XAML
12 10 (1.79%) TypeScript
13 5 (0.90%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.72%) Python
15 3 (0.54%) VC++
16 1 (0.18%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 98 (17.56%) Degree
2 58 (10.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (2.87%) ISTQB
4 8 (1.43%) ISEB
5 7 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.36%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.36%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.18%) CFA
7 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.18%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.84%) QA
2 1 (0.18%) Basel III
2 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.36%) Hyper-V
1 2 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (5.56%) Puppet
2 16 (2.87%) Ansible
2 16 (2.87%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 121 (21.68%) Microsoft
2 54 (9.68%) Facebook
2 54 (9.68%) Twitter
3 49 (8.78%) Oracle
4 27 (4.84%) Xamarin
5 14 (2.51%) Google
5 14 (2.51%) Sitecore
6 12 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.08%) Telerik
8 5 (0.90%) HP
9 4 (0.72%) SAP
10 3 (0.54%) Dell
11 2 (0.36%) Bloomberg
11 2 (0.36%) VMware
12 1 (0.18%) Informatica
12 1 (0.18%) Typemock
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary - Please contact for details
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Flexible Working
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £4000 - £40000 per annum + Pension + Bonus + Healthcare
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Colston Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wembley, Middlesex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dartford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42500 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ISL
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Ilkeston, Derbyshire
onezeero.
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago