Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK > England
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 649 641 598
Rank change year-on-year -8 -43 -38
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 540 553 820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.35% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.60% 1.73% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 491 517 777
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £28,650
90th Percentile £66,250 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +18.75%

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 33,695 31,898 34,083
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.87% 19.99% 18.05%
Number of salaries quoted 27,496 27,043 29,611
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +44 200 £55,000 -8.33% 6
North of England -2 131 £50,000 +11.11% 14
South East +41 119 £42,500 - 10
North West -23 78 £50,000 +17.65% 5
East of England -48 43 £52,500 +31.25% 5
Yorkshire +16 38 £45,000 -18.18% 8
South West -38 24 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Midlands -10 23 £42,500 - 3
North East - 15 £47,500 - 1
West Midlands -1 12 £42,500 +13.33% 2
East Midlands -8 11 £52,500 -4.55% 1
MSTest
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 497 (92.04%) C#
2 491 (90.93%) Agile Software Development
3 460 (85.19%) NUnit
3 460 (85.19%) .NET
4 384 (71.11%) Continuous Integration
5 382 (70.74%) Scrum
6 356 (65.93%) WPF
7 348 (64.44%) SQL Server
8 342 (63.33%) TDD
9 283 (52.41%) MVVM
10 280 (51.85%) Kanban
11 274 (50.74%) Dependency Injection
12 273 (50.56%) Ninject
12 273 (50.56%) Spring.NET
13 237 (43.89%) Inversion of Control
14 233 (43.15%) Unity DI Container
15 222 (41.11%) Finance
16 215 (39.81%) Moq
17 193 (35.74%) ASP.NET
18 182 (33.70%) Windows
19 180 (33.33%) SQL
20 178 (32.96%) WCF
20 178 (32.96%) Rhino Mocks
21 176 (32.59%) OO
22 175 (32.41%) WinForms
23 172 (31.85%) Castle Windsor
24 167 (30.93%) SQL Server 2016
25 142 (26.30%) JavaScript
26 139 (25.74%) MVC
27 137 (25.37%) 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 23 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
1 23 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 22 (4.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 21 (3.89%) Oracle Service Bus
4 8 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.74%) IIS
6 2 (0.37%) CMS
7 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Beauchamp
Cloud Services
1 51 (9.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (4.07%) Office 365
3 22 (4.07%) PaaS
4 4 (0.74%) GitHub
5 3 (0.56%) npm
6 2 (0.37%) SaaS
7 1 (0.19%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.19%) IaaS
7 1 (0.19%) NuGet
7 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 46 (8.52%) Broadband
2 17 (3.15%) Internet
3 15 (2.78%) Hyperconnected
4 1 (0.19%) 3G
4 1 (0.19%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.19%) NFC
4 1 (0.19%) RFID
4 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 348 (64.44%) SQL Server
2 167 (30.93%) SQL Server 2016
3 37 (6.85%) SQL Server 2014
4 13 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (1.67%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (1.48%) Power BI
8 7 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.93%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.93%) Redis
9 5 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.74%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.56%) Big Data
11 3 (0.56%) Cosmos DB
11 3 (0.56%) MySQL
12 2 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.19%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 460 (85.19%) NUnit
2 215 (39.81%) Moq
3 178 (32.96%) Rhino Mocks
4 83 (15.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 70 (12.96%) Selenium
6 57 (10.56%) Git (software)
7 43 (7.96%) TeamCity
8 40 (7.41%) WebDriver
9 36 (6.67%) Visual Studio
10 30 (5.56%) Jasmine
11 27 (5.00%) SpecFlow
11 27 (5.00%) Subversion
12 24 (4.44%) Cucumber
13 23 (4.26%) Jenkins
14 22 (4.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 17 (3.15%) Visual Studio Team System
16 15 (2.78%) Ranorex
17 10 (1.85%) Eclipse
17 10 (1.85%) MSBuild
17 10 (1.85%) SoapUI
General
1 222 (41.11%) Finance
2 67 (12.41%) Banking
3 59 (10.93%) Marketing
4 44 (8.15%) Telecoms
5 40 (7.41%) Music Industry
6 30 (5.56%) Investment Banking
7 21 (3.89%) Financial Institution
8 19 (3.52%) Advertising
9 5 (0.93%) Legal
10 4 (0.74%) Retail
11 3 (0.56%) Law
12 2 (0.37%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 424 (78.52%) Developer
2 355 (65.74%) .NET Developer
3 264 (48.89%) C# Developer
4 227 (42.04%) C# .NET Developer
5 181 (33.52%) C# WPF Developer
5 181 (33.52%) WPF Developer
6 99 (18.33%) Senior Developer
7 64 (11.85%) Senior C# Developer
8 61 (11.30%) Senior .NET Developer
9 51 (9.44%) Software Engineer
10 49 (9.07%) C# Software Engineer
11 45 (8.33%) Graduate
11 45 (8.33%) Graduate .NET Developer
11 45 (8.33%) Graduate Developer
12 44 (8.15%) Telecoms Developer
13 43 (7.96%) Senior C# .NET Developer
14 41 (7.59%) .NET Software Engineer
14 41 (7.59%) Software Developer
15 38 (7.04%) Senior Software Developer
16 33 (6.11%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 460 (85.19%) .NET
2 356 (65.93%) WPF
3 273 (50.56%) Ninject
3 273 (50.56%) Spring.NET
4 233 (43.15%) Unity DI Container
5 193 (35.74%) ASP.NET
6 178 (32.96%) WCF
7 175 (32.41%) WinForms
8 172 (31.85%) Castle Windsor
9 137 (25.37%) HTML
10 123 (22.78%) ASP.NET MVC
11 119 (22.04%) CSS
11 119 (22.04%) jQuery
12 109 (20.19%) Web Services
13 105 (19.44%) RESTful
14 93 (17.22%) .NET Framework
15 81 (15.00%) SOAP
16 74 (13.70%) ASP.NET Web API
16 74 (13.70%) XML
17 72 (13.33%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 94 (17.41%) Enterprise Software
2 92 (17.04%) Computer Science
3 70 (12.96%) Social Network
4 64 (11.85%) Greenfield Project
5 30 (5.56%) Client/Server
5 30 (5.56%) Tandem
6 28 (5.19%) User Experience
7 26 (4.81%) Management Information System
8 21 (3.89%) Market Risk
9 19 (3.52%) Fintech
10 17 (3.15%) Mobile App
11 14 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (0.74%) Algorithms
14 3 (0.56%) Hedge funds
15 2 (0.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 2 (0.37%) Internet of Things
16 1 (0.19%) Derivative
16 1 (0.19%) Equities
16 1 (0.19%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 182 (33.70%) Windows
2 24 (4.44%) Linux
3 7 (1.30%) Android
4 6 (1.11%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.37%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 491 (90.93%) Agile Software Development
2 384 (71.11%) Continuous Integration
3 382 (70.74%) Scrum
4 342 (63.33%) TDD
5 283 (52.41%) MVVM
6 280 (51.85%) Kanban
7 274 (50.74%) Dependency Injection
8 237 (43.89%) Inversion of Control
9 176 (32.59%) OO
10 139 (25.74%) MVC
11 121 (22.41%) Software Engineering
12 105 (19.44%) Test Automation
13 83 (15.37%) Unit Testing
14 67 (12.41%) UML
15 64 (11.85%) Use Case
16 56 (10.37%) OOD
17 54 (10.00%) SOLID
18 51 (9.44%) DSDM
18 51 (9.44%) RUP
19 49 (9.07%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 497 (92.04%) C#
2 180 (33.33%) SQL
3 142 (26.30%) JavaScript
4 82 (15.19%) T-SQL
5 70 (12.96%) Java
6 67 (12.41%) PL/SQL
7 61 (11.30%) C++
8 26 (4.81%) VB
9 25 (4.63%) VB.NET
10 21 (3.89%) TypeScript
11 12 (2.22%) PowerShell
12 11 (2.04%) Python
13 9 (1.67%) Ruby
14 4 (0.74%) C
15 3 (0.56%) Java 8
16 1 (0.19%) Apple Swift
16 1 (0.19%) VB6
Qualifications
1 89 (16.48%) Degree
2 56 (10.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (2.04%) ISTQB
4 6 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.74%) ISEB
6 3 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.19%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.19%) Docker
1 1 (0.19%) Firmware
1 1 (0.19%) LXC
Systems Management
1 7 (1.30%) Puppet
2 6 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.37%) Kibana
4 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 118 (21.85%) Microsoft
2 73 (13.52%) Twitter
3 70 (12.96%) Facebook
4 29 (5.37%) Oracle
5 23 (4.26%) Xamarin
6 16 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (2.96%) Sitecore
7 10 (1.85%) DevExpress
8 4 (0.74%) Tableau
9 3 (0.56%) Google
9 3 (0.56%) Telerik
10 1 (0.19%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.19%) Capita
10 1 (0.19%) IBM
10 1 (0.19%) New Relic
10 1 (0.19%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.19%) SAP