Period
to 20 February 2020

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 20 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK > England
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 826 877 607
Rank change year-on-year +51 -270 +11
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 147 220 661
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.16% 0.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.67% 0.79% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 134 197 606
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £33,250 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,375 £70,000 £67,500
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 22,055 27,755 34,074
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.29% 19.74% 20.60%
Number of salaries quoted 17,525 22,279 28,180
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £76,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020. 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 +56 50 £81,250 +30.00% 10
Midlands +57 33 £50,000 +17.65% 1
West Midlands +47 32 £50,000 +11.11% 1
North of England +19 26 £48,750 +8.33% 10
Yorkshire +42 18 £48,750 +8.33% 2
South West +46 17 £25,000 -33.33% 3
South East +20 15 £42,500 -15.00% 9
North West +13 8 £47,500 -5.00% 8
East of England +47 6 £50,000 +11.11% 2
East Midlands +32 1 £45,000 +12.50%
MSTest
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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.

1 134 (91.16%) C#
2 128 (87.07%) .NET
3 95 (64.63%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (61.90%) NUnit
5 88 (59.86%) CSS
6 86 (58.50%) SQL Server
7 77 (52.38%) JavaScript
7 77 (52.38%) Git (software)
8 71 (48.30%) MVC
9 69 (46.94%) Azure
10 67 (45.58%) jQuery
11 64 (43.54%) Microsoft
12 59 (40.14%) ASP.NET
13 58 (39.46%) AngularJS
14 55 (37.41%) .NET Framework
15 54 (36.73%) SQL
16 50 (34.01%) HTML
17 47 (31.97%) Unit Testing
18 46 (31.29%) ASP.NET Web API
19 45 (30.61%) DevOps
20 44 (29.93%) REST
21 43 (29.25%) Software Engineering
22 42 (28.57%) Scrum
23 40 (27.21%) Octopus Deploy
24 38 (25.85%) OO
25 35 (23.81%) TDD
26 31 (21.09%) Moq
27 30 (20.41%) Team Foundation Server
28 29 (19.73%) Docker
28 29 (19.73%) Self-Motivation

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 7 (4.76%) Confluence
2 4 (2.72%) IIS
3 2 (1.36%) CMS
4 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 69 (46.94%) Azure
2 14 (9.52%) npm
3 11 (7.48%) AWS
4 8 (5.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (4.76%) Amazon S3
5 7 (4.76%) CloudFront
5 7 (4.76%) Office 365
6 3 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.04%) GitHub
7 2 (1.36%) NuGet
7 2 (1.36%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.36%) SaaS
8 1 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.68%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.68%) GCP
8 1 (0.68%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.68%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (58.50%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.84%) NoSQL
3 8 (5.44%) Cosmos DB
4 7 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.36%) Big Data
7 2 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.36%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.68%) Biml
8 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.68%) MySQL
8 1 (0.68%) Power BI
8 1 (0.68%) Redis
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 91 (61.90%) NUnit
2 77 (52.38%) Git (software)
3 40 (27.21%) Octopus Deploy
4 31 (21.09%) Moq
5 30 (20.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (13.61%) Selenium
6 20 (13.61%) TeamCity
6 20 (13.61%) Visual Studio
7 18 (12.24%) SpecFlow
8 17 (11.56%) JIRA
9 15 (10.20%) GitLab
10 14 (9.52%) gulp
11 12 (8.16%) Visual Studio Team System
12 11 (7.48%) Cypress.io
12 11 (7.48%) Log4Net
12 11 (7.48%) Subversion
13 8 (5.44%) MSBuild
14 6 (4.08%) Rhino Mocks
14 6 (4.08%) WebDriver
15 5 (3.40%) NSubstitute
General
1 20 (13.61%) Finance
2 10 (6.80%) Automotive
3 7 (4.76%) Front Office
4 5 (3.40%) Banking
4 5 (3.40%) Retail
5 3 (2.04%) Back Office
5 3 (2.04%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.68%) Games
6 1 (0.68%) Law
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 78 (53.06%) Developer
2 34 (23.13%) C# Developer
3 33 (22.45%) Software Engineer
4 30 (20.41%) .NET Developer
5 22 (14.97%) Software Developer
6 21 (14.29%) Senior Developer
7 14 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
8 13 (8.84%) Senior .NET Developer
8 13 (8.84%) Senior Software Engineer
9 12 (8.16%) Full Stack Developer
10 11 (7.48%) C# Software Developer
11 8 (5.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 8 (5.44%) Junior
11 8 (5.44%) Junior Developer
11 8 (5.44%) Junior Software Developer
12 7 (4.76%) Analyst
12 7 (4.76%) Front Office Developer
12 7 (4.76%) Test Analyst
13 6 (4.08%) .NET Software Developer
13 6 (4.08%) UX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (87.07%) .NET
2 88 (59.86%) CSS
3 67 (45.58%) jQuery
4 59 (40.14%) ASP.NET
5 58 (39.46%) AngularJS
6 55 (37.41%) .NET Framework
7 50 (34.01%) HTML
8 46 (31.29%) ASP.NET Web API
9 44 (29.93%) REST
10 28 (19.05%) .NET Core
11 27 (18.37%) RESTful
12 25 (17.01%) React
13 24 (16.33%) SOAP
13 24 (16.33%) WPF
14 23 (15.65%) Entity Framework
15 22 (14.97%) ASP.NET MVC
16 21 (14.29%) WCF
17 19 (12.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 17 (11.56%) Dapper ORM
19 15 (10.20%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 29 (19.73%) Self-Motivation
2 16 (10.88%) User Experience
3 9 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.12%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (5.44%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (3.40%) Hedge funds
5 5 (3.40%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.04%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.36%) Social Network
8 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.68%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.88%) Windows
2 2 (1.36%) Linux
2 2 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.68%) Android
3 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (64.63%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (48.30%) MVC
3 47 (31.97%) Unit Testing
4 45 (30.61%) DevOps
5 43 (29.25%) Software Engineering
6 42 (28.57%) Scrum
7 38 (25.85%) OO
8 35 (23.81%) TDD
9 22 (14.97%) Test Automation
10 21 (14.29%) Kanban
10 21 (14.29%) SDLC
11 18 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (11.56%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (10.88%) Decision-Making
13 16 (10.88%) Waterfall
14 15 (10.20%) Mentoring
15 14 (9.52%) BDD
15 14 (9.52%) E-Commerce
15 14 (9.52%) Front End Development
15 14 (9.52%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 134 (91.16%) C#
2 77 (52.38%) JavaScript
3 54 (36.73%) SQL
4 27 (18.37%) TypeScript
5 12 (8.16%) T-SQL
6 11 (7.48%) Java
7 10 (6.80%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.40%) C++
8 5 (3.40%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.40%) VC++
9 4 (2.72%) Python
10 3 (2.04%) VB
11 2 (1.36%) Ruby
12 1 (0.68%) R
12 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (9.52%) Degree
2 6 (4.08%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.04%) ISEB
4 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.68%) CISSP
5 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.68%) MCSE
5 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.12%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (19.73%) Docker
2 7 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.36%) LXC
Systems Management
1 9 (6.12%) Kubernetes
2 8 (5.44%) Terraform
3 2 (1.36%) Ansible
3 2 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.36%) Puppet
4 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.68%) Kibana
Vendors
1 64 (43.54%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.76%) HP
2 7 (4.76%) IBM
2 7 (4.76%) Symantec
2 7 (4.76%) Veritas
3 4 (2.72%) Atlassian
3 4 (2.72%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.36%) Facebook
4 2 (1.36%) Twitter
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle
5 1 (0.68%) RedGate
5 1 (0.68%) Remedy
5 1 (0.68%) Sitecore