Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 635 602 544
Rank change year-on-year -33 -58 +121
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 596 717 993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.40% 0.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.73% 2.14% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 556 694 954
England median annual salary £52,500 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +8.89% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -

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 34355 33497 36197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.35% 18.70% 17.69%
Number of salaries quoted 28276 29217 30893
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +6 244 £60,000 - 12
North of England -34 142 £55,000 +37.50% 19
South East +13 112 £45,000 +1.12% 10
North West -78 80 £55,000 +37.50% 11
Yorkshire +53 59 £55,000 - 7
East of England -27 45 £52,500 - 5
South West +23 29 £37,500 -9.64%
Midlands -5 23 £35,000 +27.27% 6
East Midlands +5 13 £32,500 +18.18% 3
West Midlands +13 10 £37,500 +7.14% 3
North East +11 3 £50,000 -28.57% 1
MSTest
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 537 (90.10%) C#
2 488 (81.88%) Agile Software Development
3 484 (81.21%) NUnit
4 478 (80.20%) .NET
5 398 (66.78%) Continuous Integration
6 397 (66.61%) SQL Server
7 395 (66.28%) Scrum
8 382 (64.09%) WPF
9 367 (61.58%) TDD
10 292 (48.99%) Kanban
11 282 (47.32%) Dependency Injection
11 282 (47.32%) Ninject
12 279 (46.81%) MVVM
13 278 (46.64%) Spring.NET
14 268 (44.97%) Inversion of Control
15 267 (44.80%) Unity DI Container
15 267 (44.80%) Finance
16 253 (42.45%) Moq
17 239 (40.10%) Windows
18 214 (35.91%) Rhino Mocks
19 211 (35.40%) Castle Windsor
19 211 (35.40%) WinForms
20 209 (35.07%) SQL
21 190 (31.88%) WCF
22 185 (31.04%) OO
23 177 (29.70%) ASP.NET
24 140 (23.49%) SQL Server 2016
25 136 (22.82%) MVC
26 123 (20.64%) JavaScript
27 122 (20.47%) 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 26 (4.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 22 (3.69%) CMS
3 20 (3.36%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.85%) IIS
4 11 (1.85%) Oracle Service Bus
5 5 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.84%) OpenStack
5 5 (0.84%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.84%) Umbraco
5 5 (0.84%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.84%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.17%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.17%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 12 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (1.85%) Markit EDM
2 8 (1.34%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 39 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.68%) Office 365
4 6 (1.01%) PaaS
5 3 (0.50%) npm
5 3 (0.50%) SaaS
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 84 (14.09%) Broadband
2 14 (2.35%) Internet
3 10 (1.68%) Hyperconnected
4 5 (0.84%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.50%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.50%) RS-232
6 1 (0.17%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 397 (66.61%) SQL Server
2 140 (23.49%) SQL Server 2016
3 77 (12.92%) SQL Server 2014
4 37 (6.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (2.85%) Relational Database
7 17 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (2.35%) MySQL
9 9 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
10 7 (1.17%) DocumentDB
10 7 (1.17%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.17%) Redis
11 5 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.84%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 484 (81.21%) NUnit
2 253 (42.45%) Moq
3 214 (35.91%) Rhino Mocks
4 101 (16.95%) Selenium
5 81 (13.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 53 (8.89%) SpecFlow
6 53 (8.89%) WebDriver
7 52 (8.72%) Subversion
8 51 (8.56%) Visual Studio
9 41 (6.88%) Git (software)
10 39 (6.54%) TeamCity
11 28 (4.70%) Jasmine
12 16 (2.68%) GoogleTest
12 16 (2.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 15 (2.52%) SoapUI
14 13 (2.18%) HP UFT
14 13 (2.18%) JIRA
14 13 (2.18%) JMeter
15 11 (1.85%) Jenkins
15 11 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 267 (44.80%) Finance
2 100 (16.78%) Banking
3 79 (13.26%) Telecoms
4 63 (10.57%) Investment Banking
5 50 (8.39%) Marketing
6 20 (3.36%) Music Industry
7 16 (2.68%) Advertising
8 5 (0.84%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.67%) Games
9 4 (0.67%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.50%) Retail
11 2 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 468 (78.52%) Developer
2 370 (62.08%) .NET Developer
3 226 (37.92%) C# Developer
4 201 (33.72%) C# .NET Developer
5 139 (23.32%) C# WPF Developer
5 139 (23.32%) WPF Developer
6 79 (13.26%) Telecoms Developer
7 65 (10.91%) Senior Developer
8 50 (8.39%) Software Engineer
9 46 (7.72%) C# Software Engineer
10 45 (7.55%) .NET Software Engineer
10 45 (7.55%) Senior C# Developer
11 44 (7.38%) Senior .NET Developer
12 43 (7.21%) Graduate
12 43 (7.21%) Graduate .NET Developer
12 43 (7.21%) Graduate Developer
13 41 (6.88%) Software Developer
14 38 (6.38%) Senior C# .NET Developer
15 34 (5.70%) Analyst
16 28 (4.70%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 478 (80.20%) .NET
2 382 (64.09%) WPF
3 282 (47.32%) Ninject
4 278 (46.64%) Spring.NET
5 267 (44.80%) Unity DI Container
6 211 (35.40%) Castle Windsor
6 211 (35.40%) WinForms
7 190 (31.88%) WCF
8 177 (29.70%) ASP.NET
9 122 (20.47%) HTML
10 118 (19.80%) CSS
11 113 (18.96%) jQuery
12 110 (18.46%) ASP.NET MVC
13 106 (17.79%) Web Services
14 103 (17.28%) .NET Framework
15 83 (13.93%) LINQ
16 80 (13.42%) RESTful
17 77 (12.92%) SOAP
18 75 (12.58%) XML
19 72 (12.08%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 100 (16.78%) Greenfield Project
2 84 (14.09%) Computer Science
3 73 (12.25%) Enterprise Software
4 64 (10.74%) Social Network
5 44 (7.38%) Client/Server
6 32 (5.37%) Tandem
7 18 (3.02%) User Experience
8 16 (2.68%) Algorithms
8 16 (2.68%) Derivative
9 15 (2.52%) N-Tier
10 13 (2.18%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (1.34%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.01%) Spread Betting
14 5 (0.84%) Hedge funds
14 5 (0.84%) Management Information System
14 5 (0.84%) Market Risk
15 3 (0.50%) Industrial Internet of Things
15 3 (0.50%) Internet of Things
16 2 (0.34%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 239 (40.10%) Windows
2 26 (4.36%) Linux
3 7 (1.17%) Android
4 4 (0.67%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.67%) Unix
5 3 (0.50%) Mac OS
5 3 (0.50%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (81.88%) Agile Software Development
2 398 (66.78%) Continuous Integration
3 395 (66.28%) Scrum
4 367 (61.58%) TDD
5 292 (48.99%) Kanban
6 282 (47.32%) Dependency Injection
7 279 (46.81%) MVVM
8 268 (44.97%) Inversion of Control
9 185 (31.04%) OO
10 136 (22.82%) MVC
11 108 (18.12%) Test Automation
12 96 (16.11%) Software Engineering
13 74 (12.42%) Unit Testing
14 68 (11.41%) DSDM
15 63 (10.57%) UML
16 62 (10.40%) RUP
17 59 (9.90%) Use Case
18 55 (9.23%) OOD
19 47 (7.89%) Service Delivery
20 43 (7.21%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 537 (90.10%) C#
2 209 (35.07%) SQL
3 123 (20.64%) JavaScript
4 99 (16.61%) T-SQL
5 93 (15.60%) C++
6 70 (11.74%) Java
7 67 (11.24%) PL/SQL
8 49 (8.22%) VB
9 44 (7.38%) VB.NET
10 24 (4.03%) C
11 14 (2.35%) TypeScript
12 12 (2.01%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.67%) Python
14 3 (0.50%) XAML
Qualifications
1 79 (13.26%) Degree
2 53 (8.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (2.52%) ISTQB
4 8 (1.34%) ISEB
4 8 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.50%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.34%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (9.56%) QA
2 8 (1.34%) Basel III
3 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.34%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 15 (2.52%) Puppet
2 8 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.84%) Ansible
3 5 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 94 (15.77%) Microsoft
2 65 (10.91%) Twitter
3 62 (10.40%) Facebook
4 37 (6.21%) Oracle
5 19 (3.19%) Google
6 16 (2.68%) Xamarin
7 15 (2.52%) Sitecore
8 11 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.67%) Informatica
10 2 (0.34%) HP
10 2 (0.34%) SAP
11 1 (0.17%) Capita
11 1 (0.17%) IBM
11 1 (0.17%) Telerik