Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK > England
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 911 758 662
Rank change year-on-year -153 -96 -30
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 149 405 563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.25% 0.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.59% 1.24% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 118 371 533
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76% +23.53%
10th Percentile £34,700 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £66,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 25,392 32,603 34,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.23% 20.50% 20.67%
Number of salaries quoted 20,266 26,624 28,334
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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 +10 55 £65,000 +8.33% 10
South East -41 37 £50,000 +5.26% 4
North of England -60 21 £45,000 -10.00% 18
East of England +60 20 £65,000 +36.84% 3
South West -8 13 £36,250 -23.68% 3
North West -20 12 £50,000 - 10
Yorkshire -15 9 £45,000 - 6
Midlands +29 3 £41,250 -2.94% 2
West Midlands +19 2 £41,250 -2.94% 2
East Midlands +15 1 - -
MSTest
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 144 (96.64%) C#
2 136 (91.28%) .NET
3 127 (85.23%) Agile Software Development
4 110 (73.83%) NUnit
5 94 (63.09%) Unit Testing
6 83 (55.70%) Scrum
7 80 (53.69%) Microsoft
8 71 (47.65%) SQL Server
9 67 (44.97%) Moq
10 60 (40.27%) JavaScript
11 58 (38.93%) ASP.NET
12 57 (38.26%) Microsoft Azure
13 55 (36.91%) SQL
14 51 (34.23%) TDD
15 50 (33.56%) Git (software)
16 49 (32.89%) .NET Core
17 47 (31.54%) Software Engineering
18 46 (30.87%) Continuous Integration
19 45 (30.20%) MVC
20 44 (29.53%) Finance
20 44 (29.53%) .NET Framework
20 44 (29.53%) Test Automation
20 44 (29.53%) ASP.NET Web API
21 42 (28.19%) QA
21 42 (28.19%) HTML
22 41 (27.52%) DevOps
23 40 (26.85%) CSS
24 39 (26.17%) Visual Studio
24 39 (26.17%) WCF
24 39 (26.17%) WPF

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 4 (2.68%) Confluence
1 4 (2.68%) SharePoint
1 4 (2.68%) Umbraco
2 3 (2.01%) NServiceBus
3 1 (0.67%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (8.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.67%) Endur
2 1 (0.67%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.67%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 57 (38.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.71%) Azure Active Directory
3 9 (6.04%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (5.37%) Serverless
5 7 (4.70%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (4.03%) Trello
7 4 (2.68%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (2.68%) Azure Functions
7 4 (2.68%) GitHub
7 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Flow
7 4 (2.68%) Office 365
7 4 (2.68%) Power Platform
7 4 (2.68%) PowerApps
8 3 (2.01%) SaaS
9 2 (1.34%) NuGet
9 2 (1.34%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.34%) Slack
10 1 (0.67%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.03%) HTTP
2 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (47.65%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.38%) NoSQL
2 11 (7.38%) Relational Database
2 11 (7.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (6.71%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.68%) MariaDB
5 4 (2.68%) Power BI
5 4 (2.68%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.34%) Redis
7 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.67%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 110 (73.83%) NUnit
2 67 (44.97%) Moq
3 50 (33.56%) Git (software)
4 39 (26.17%) Visual Studio
5 37 (24.83%) SpecFlow
6 26 (17.45%) Ranorex
6 26 (17.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (16.11%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 23 (15.44%) Octopus Deploy
8 23 (15.44%) Visual Studio Team System
9 19 (12.75%) TeamCity
10 15 (10.07%) JIRA
11 14 (9.40%) Subversion
12 13 (8.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 13 (8.72%) Selenium
12 13 (8.72%) xUnit.net
13 10 (6.71%) GitLab
13 10 (6.71%) Rhino Mocks
14 8 (5.37%) Bitbucket
14 8 (5.37%) webpack
General
1 44 (29.53%) Finance
2 14 (9.40%) Retail
3 6 (4.03%) Games
4 2 (1.34%) Back Office
4 2 (1.34%) Legal
4 2 (1.34%) Local Government
5 1 (0.67%) Banking
5 1 (0.67%) Marketing
5 1 (0.67%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 96 (64.43%) Developer
2 48 (32.21%) C# Developer
3 46 (30.87%) .NET Developer
4 25 (16.78%) Senior Developer
5 24 (16.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 23 (15.44%) Software Developer
7 18 (12.08%) Agile Developer
7 18 (12.08%) Senior Agile Developer
8 16 (10.74%) C# Software Developer
9 13 (8.72%) Software Engineer
10 12 (8.05%) .NET Software Developer
11 11 (7.38%) .NET Software Engineer
11 11 (7.38%) C# Software Engineer
11 11 (7.38%) QA Engineer
11 11 (7.38%) QA Leader
11 11 (7.38%) Senior .NET Developer
12 9 (6.04%) Azure Developer
12 9 (6.04%) Senior C# Developer
13 8 (5.37%) Senior C# .NET Developer
13 8 (5.37%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (91.28%) .NET
2 58 (38.93%) ASP.NET
3 49 (32.89%) .NET Core
4 44 (29.53%) .NET Framework
4 44 (29.53%) ASP.NET Web API
5 42 (28.19%) HTML
6 40 (26.85%) CSS
7 39 (26.17%) RESTful
7 39 (26.17%) WCF
7 39 (26.17%) WPF
8 33 (22.15%) ASP.NET MVC
9 29 (19.46%) jQuery
10 27 (18.12%) XML
11 26 (17.45%) AngularJS
11 26 (17.45%) REST
11 26 (17.45%) Web Services
12 25 (16.78%) SOAP
13 24 (16.11%) React
14 23 (15.44%) RabbitMQ
15 18 (12.08%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.71%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (6.04%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.37%) Hedge funds
4 7 (4.70%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.01%) Wiki
6 2 (1.34%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.34%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.34%) Life Science
6 2 (1.34%) Robotics
6 2 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.34%) User Experience
7 1 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.67%) Derivative
7 1 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.67%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.67%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.70%) Windows
2 4 (2.68%) Android
2 4 (2.68%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.01%) Linux
4 2 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (85.23%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (63.09%) Unit Testing
3 83 (55.70%) Scrum
4 51 (34.23%) TDD
5 47 (31.54%) Software Engineering
6 46 (30.87%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (30.20%) MVC
8 44 (29.53%) Test Automation
9 41 (27.52%) DevOps
10 38 (25.50%) Kanban
11 29 (19.46%) OO
12 27 (18.12%) MVVM
13 21 (14.09%) SDET
14 20 (13.42%) Defect Management
15 19 (12.75%) Microservices
16 18 (12.08%) Continuous Deployment
16 18 (12.08%) Web Development
17 17 (11.41%) Problem-Solving
18 16 (10.74%) CRM
18 16 (10.74%) UML
Programming Languages
1 144 (96.64%) C#
2 60 (40.27%) JavaScript
3 55 (36.91%) SQL
4 26 (17.45%) T-SQL
5 24 (16.11%) Java
6 17 (11.41%) C++
7 15 (10.07%) PL/SQL
7 15 (10.07%) PowerShell
7 15 (10.07%) TypeScript
8 6 (4.03%) Python
9 5 (3.36%) VC++
10 1 (0.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (14.77%) Degree
2 10 (6.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.68%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.01%) ISEB
5 1 (0.67%) CISSP
5 1 (0.67%) MCSE
5 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (28.19%) QA
System Software
1 25 (16.78%) Docker
2 10 (6.71%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.34%) LXC
Systems Management
1 24 (16.11%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (11.41%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.67%) Ansible
3 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 80 (53.69%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.68%) HP
2 4 (2.68%) Oracle
2 4 (2.68%) Xamarin
3 2 (1.34%) Tableau
4 1 (0.67%) Bloomberg
4 1 (0.67%) Capita
4 1 (0.67%) Facebook
4 1 (0.67%) OpenLink
4 1 (0.67%) Twitter