Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK > England
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 588 602 531
Rank change year-on-year +14 -71 +107
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 661 640 1,008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.39% 0.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.95% 2.05% 2.87%
Number of salaries quoted 606 608 967
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £76,250 £66,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%

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 33,950 31,224 35,134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.52% 18.94% 17.82%
Number of salaries quoted 28,108 26,835 30,219
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +37 262 £56,500 -5.83% 21
North of England -23 158 £50,000 +25.00% 11
South East +67 149 £42,500 -10.53% 12
North West -49 98 £51,000 +27.50% 4
Yorkshire +27 55 £45,000 -18.18% 7
East of England -45 44 £52,500 +5.00% 6
Midlands -13 25 £36,250 -14.71% 3
South West 0 23 £42,500 +6.25% 3
East Midlands -5 14 £52,500 -
West Midlands -8 11 £27,500 -35.29% 3
North East - 5 £42,500 -
MSTest
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 592 (89.56%) C#
2 582 (88.05%) Agile Software Development
3 559 (84.57%) .NET
4 555 (83.96%) NUnit
5 478 (72.31%) Scrum
6 469 (70.95%) Continuous Integration
7 460 (69.59%) SQL Server
8 450 (68.08%) WPF
9 438 (66.26%) TDD
10 370 (55.98%) Kanban
11 362 (54.77%) Ninject
12 361 (54.61%) Dependency Injection
12 361 (54.61%) Spring.NET
13 360 (54.46%) MVVM
14 332 (50.23%) Inversion of Control
15 327 (49.47%) Unity DI Container
16 311 (47.05%) Moq
17 280 (42.36%) Finance
18 276 (41.75%) Windows
19 260 (39.33%) WinForms
20 259 (39.18%) Rhino Mocks
21 254 (38.43%) Castle Windsor
22 222 (33.59%) ASP.NET
23 217 (32.83%) SQL
24 196 (29.65%) SQL Server 2016
25 192 (29.05%) WCF
26 190 (28.74%) OO
27 151 (22.84%) JavaScript
28 147 (22.24%) MVC
29 138 (20.88%) 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 25 (3.78%) Elasticsearch
2 23 (3.48%) SharePoint
3 19 (2.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 11 (1.66%) Oracle Service Bus
5 7 (1.06%) CMS
6 5 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.45%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.45%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.45%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.45%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.30%) IIS
9 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.15%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 9 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.21%) Markit EDM
1 8 (1.21%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.15%) Beauchamp
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 68 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (3.78%) PaaS
3 23 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (2.72%) Office 365
5 3 (0.45%) SaaS
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.15%) GitHub
6 1 (0.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 91 (13.77%) Broadband
2 24 (3.63%) Internet
3 22 (3.33%) Hyperconnected
4 1 (0.15%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 460 (69.59%) SQL Server
2 196 (29.65%) SQL Server 2016
3 76 (11.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 18 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.51%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (1.21%) Cosmos DB
8 8 (1.21%) Redis
9 7 (1.06%) MySQL
9 7 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.76%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.30%) Big Data
12 2 (0.30%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.15%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 555 (83.96%) NUnit
2 311 (47.05%) Moq
3 259 (39.18%) Rhino Mocks
4 97 (14.67%) Selenium
5 89 (13.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 59 (8.93%) Git (software)
7 55 (8.32%) WebDriver
8 48 (7.26%) SpecFlow
9 46 (6.96%) Visual Studio
10 39 (5.90%) Jasmine
11 37 (5.60%) Subversion
12 30 (4.54%) TeamCity
13 18 (2.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 16 (2.42%) Jenkins
14 16 (2.42%) JIRA
15 12 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
16 9 (1.36%) MSBuild
17 6 (0.91%) Mercurial
17 6 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
17 6 (0.91%) SoapUI
General
1 280 (42.36%) Finance
2 89 (13.46%) Telecoms
3 88 (13.31%) Banking
4 75 (11.35%) Marketing
5 47 (7.11%) Investment Banking
6 35 (5.30%) Music Industry
7 24 (3.63%) Financial Institution
8 18 (2.72%) Advertising
9 6 (0.91%) Retail
10 3 (0.45%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.30%) Law
11 2 (0.30%) Legal
12 1 (0.15%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 542 (82.00%) Developer
2 437 (66.11%) .NET Developer
3 281 (42.51%) C# Developer
4 240 (36.31%) C# .NET Developer
5 190 (28.74%) C# WPF Developer
5 190 (28.74%) WPF Developer
6 97 (14.67%) Senior Developer
7 89 (13.46%) Telecoms Developer
8 67 (10.14%) Senior C# Developer
9 62 (9.38%) Graduate
9 62 (9.38%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 62 (9.38%) Graduate Developer
10 56 (8.47%) Senior .NET Developer
11 51 (7.72%) Software Engineer
12 49 (7.41%) C# Software Engineer
13 48 (7.26%) Software Developer
14 46 (6.96%) Senior C# .NET Developer
15 44 (6.66%) .NET Software Engineer
16 39 (5.90%) .NET Software Developer
17 35 (5.30%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 559 (84.57%) .NET
2 450 (68.08%) WPF
3 362 (54.77%) Ninject
4 361 (54.61%) Spring.NET
5 327 (49.47%) Unity DI Container
6 260 (39.33%) WinForms
7 254 (38.43%) Castle Windsor
8 222 (33.59%) ASP.NET
9 192 (29.05%) WCF
10 138 (20.88%) HTML
11 133 (20.12%) ASP.NET MVC
12 132 (19.97%) CSS
13 123 (18.61%) jQuery
14 117 (17.70%) Web Services
15 110 (16.64%) RESTful
16 107 (16.19%) .NET Framework
17 82 (12.41%) SOAP
18 80 (12.10%) XML
19 79 (11.95%) LINQ
20 74 (11.20%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 120 (18.15%) Greenfield Project
2 112 (16.94%) Computer Science
3 104 (15.73%) Enterprise Software
4 77 (11.65%) Social Network
5 44 (6.66%) Client/Server
6 39 (5.90%) Tandem
7 25 (3.78%) Management Information System
8 24 (3.63%) Market Risk
9 20 (3.03%) User Experience
10 15 (2.27%) Mobile App
11 13 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (1.21%) Fintech
13 6 (0.91%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.91%) Derivative
13 6 (0.91%) N-Tier
14 5 (0.76%) Data Structures
15 2 (0.30%) Hedge funds
15 2 (0.30%) Internet of Things
15 2 (0.30%) Spread Betting
15 2 (0.30%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 276 (41.75%) Windows
2 20 (3.03%) Linux
3 13 (1.97%) Android
4 9 (1.36%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 582 (88.05%) Agile Software Development
2 478 (72.31%) Scrum
3 469 (70.95%) Continuous Integration
4 438 (66.26%) TDD
5 370 (55.98%) Kanban
6 361 (54.61%) Dependency Injection
7 360 (54.46%) MVVM
8 332 (50.23%) Inversion of Control
9 190 (28.74%) OO
10 147 (22.24%) MVC
11 108 (16.34%) Software Engineering
11 108 (16.34%) Test Automation
12 85 (12.86%) Unit Testing
13 70 (10.59%) UML
14 69 (10.44%) Use Case
15 63 (9.53%) DSDM
16 62 (9.38%) RUP
17 61 (9.23%) OOD
18 56 (8.47%) Web Application Development
19 54 (8.17%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 592 (89.56%) C#
2 217 (32.83%) SQL
3 151 (22.84%) JavaScript
4 90 (13.62%) T-SQL
5 76 (11.50%) C++
6 71 (10.74%) PL/SQL
7 59 (8.93%) Java
8 54 (8.17%) VB
8 54 (8.17%) VB.NET
9 19 (2.87%) TypeScript
10 16 (2.42%) PowerShell
11 9 (1.36%) C
12 3 (0.45%) Python
13 1 (0.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 99 (14.98%) Degree
2 61 (9.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (2.12%) ISTQB
4 13 (1.97%) ISEB
5 8 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.45%) MCP
7 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.15%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (10.89%) QA
2 2 (0.30%) WCAG
3 1 (0.15%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 11 (1.66%) Puppet
2 7 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.45%) Ansible
3 3 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.15%) Kibana
Vendors
1 118 (17.85%) Microsoft
2 83 (12.56%) Twitter
3 77 (11.65%) Facebook
4 35 (5.30%) Oracle
5 19 (2.87%) Sitecore
5 19 (2.87%) Xamarin
6 17 (2.57%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (1.66%) Google
8 3 (0.45%) DevExpress
8 3 (0.45%) Tableau
9 2 (0.30%) Capita
9 2 (0.30%) IBM
9 2 (0.30%) Telerik
10 1 (0.15%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.15%) Informatica
10 1 (0.15%) SAP