Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 837 623 604
Rank change year-on-year -214 -19 -50
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 241 625 687
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.38% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.87% 1.89% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 219 575 657
England median annual salary £50,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.91% +3.00% +9.89%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £29,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £76,250
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 27,607 33,155 31,472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.71% 20.34% 18.85%
Number of salaries quoted 22,183 27,457 27,198
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £80,625 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -136 73 £62,500 +4.17% 13
North of England -38 69 £45,000 -11.76% 18
South East -41 62 £50,000 +17.65% 9
North West -10 51 £50,000 -4.76% 10
East of England +13 19 £45,000 -14.29%
Yorkshire -16 18 £45,000 -1.10% 6
Midlands +23 9 £45,000 +38.46% 4
South West +8 6 £48,750 +8.33% 1
West Midlands +37 5 £45,000 +63.64% 4
East Midlands +15 4 £40,000 -23.81%
MSTest
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 236 (97.93%) C#
2 222 (92.12%) Agile Software Development
3 220 (91.29%) .NET
4 175 (72.61%) Scrum
5 167 (69.29%) NUnit
6 144 (59.75%) Continuous Integration
7 142 (58.92%) Finance
8 128 (53.11%) SQL Server
9 114 (47.30%) Test Automation
10 113 (46.89%) WPF
11 111 (46.06%) Microsoft
12 103 (42.74%) Visual Studio
13 100 (41.49%) Software Engineering
14 98 (40.66%) TDD
15 95 (39.42%) SQL
16 92 (38.17%) MVVM
17 84 (34.85%) OO
18 83 (34.44%) WCF
19 82 (34.02%) JavaScript
20 76 (31.54%) ASP.NET
21 67 (27.80%) Web Services
22 66 (27.39%) HTML
23 62 (25.73%) jQuery
24 59 (24.48%) Unit Testing
25 56 (23.24%) Inversion of Control
26 55 (22.82%) Dependency Injection
27 54 (22.41%) Ninject
27 54 (22.41%) Unity DI Container
27 54 (22.41%) Java
28 53 (21.99%) QA

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 (2.90%) IIS
2 4 (1.66%) CMS
3 3 (1.24%) NServiceBus
4 2 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.83%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 33 (13.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.24%) npm
4 2 (0.83%) Azure Functions
4 2 (0.83%) Serverless
5 1 (0.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.07%) HTTP
2 1 (0.41%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (53.11%) SQL Server
2 52 (21.58%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (4.56%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (2.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (2.49%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (2.07%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.24%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.41%) Big Data
9 1 (0.41%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 167 (69.29%) NUnit
2 103 (42.74%) Visual Studio
3 52 (21.58%) Moq
4 51 (21.16%) Ranorex
5 50 (20.75%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 38 (15.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 35 (14.52%) SpecFlow
8 26 (10.79%) Selenium
9 25 (10.37%) Visual Studio Team System
10 21 (8.71%) Git (software)
10 21 (8.71%) WebDriver
11 17 (7.05%) WatiN
12 8 (3.32%) Cucumber
12 8 (3.32%) TeamCity
13 7 (2.90%) Jenkins
14 6 (2.49%) SoapUI
15 5 (2.07%) Fiddler
15 5 (2.07%) JMeter
15 5 (2.07%) PhantomJS
15 5 (2.07%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 142 (58.92%) Finance
2 14 (5.81%) Banking
3 5 (2.07%) Advertising
4 3 (1.24%) Retail
5 1 (0.41%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 132 (54.77%) Developer
2 99 (41.08%) .NET Developer
3 98 (40.66%) C# Developer
4 85 (35.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 63 (26.14%) C# WPF Developer
5 63 (26.14%) WPF Developer
6 48 (19.92%) Software Developer
7 43 (17.84%) Software Engineer
8 39 (16.18%) QA Engineer
9 38 (15.77%) Test Engineer
10 35 (14.52%) C# Software Developer
11 34 (14.11%) Senior Developer
12 32 (13.28%) C# Software Engineer
13 31 (12.86%) .NET Software Engineer
14 30 (12.45%) QA Test Engineer
15 29 (12.03%) Automation Tester
15 29 (12.03%) Tester
16 28 (11.62%) .NET Software Developer
17 25 (10.37%) Analyst
18 24 (9.96%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (91.29%) .NET
2 113 (46.89%) WPF
3 83 (34.44%) WCF
4 76 (31.54%) ASP.NET
5 67 (27.80%) Web Services
6 66 (27.39%) HTML
7 62 (25.73%) jQuery
8 54 (22.41%) Ninject
8 54 (22.41%) Unity DI Container
9 51 (21.16%) Spring.NET
10 49 (20.33%) CSS
11 44 (18.26%) LINQ
11 44 (18.26%) XML
12 43 (17.84%) RESTful
12 43 (17.84%) SOAP
13 42 (17.43%) AngularJS
14 41 (17.01%) Velocity
15 40 (16.60%) XSLT
16 39 (16.18%) Silverlight
16 39 (16.18%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 52 (21.58%) Enterprise Software
2 51 (21.16%) Social Network
3 31 (12.86%) Reinsurance
4 23 (9.54%) Fintech
5 11 (4.56%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.32%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.49%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.83%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.41%) Augmented Reality
10 1 (0.41%) Derivative
10 1 (0.41%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.39%) Windows
2 4 (1.66%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.41%) Android
3 1 (0.41%) Linux
3 1 (0.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (92.12%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (72.61%) Scrum
3 144 (59.75%) Continuous Integration
4 114 (47.30%) Test Automation
5 100 (41.49%) Software Engineering
6 98 (40.66%) TDD
7 92 (38.17%) MVVM
8 84 (34.85%) OO
9 59 (24.48%) Unit Testing
10 56 (23.24%) Inversion of Control
11 55 (22.82%) Dependency Injection
12 52 (21.58%) Kanban
13 49 (20.33%) Non-Functional Testing
14 48 (19.92%) Acceptance Criteria
15 46 (19.09%) MVC
16 44 (18.26%) UML
17 43 (17.84%) Refactoring
18 40 (16.60%) Defect Management
19 39 (16.18%) Use Case
20 37 (15.35%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 236 (97.93%) C#
2 95 (39.42%) SQL
3 82 (34.02%) JavaScript
4 54 (22.41%) Java
5 50 (20.75%) T-SQL
6 39 (16.18%) C++
6 39 (16.18%) PL/SQL
7 22 (9.13%) Python
8 17 (7.05%) VB
9 10 (4.15%) TypeScript
10 7 (2.90%) VC++
11 3 (1.24%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (10.37%) Degree
2 21 (8.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (7.05%) ISEB
3 17 (7.05%) ISTQB
4 13 (5.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (4.98%) CISSP
5 12 (4.98%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (21.99%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 40 (16.60%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.66%) Grafana
Vendors
1 111 (46.06%) Microsoft
2 51 (21.16%) Facebook
2 51 (21.16%) Twitter
3 4 (1.66%) IBM
4 2 (0.83%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.41%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.41%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.41%) SAP
5 1 (0.41%) Tableau
5 1 (0.41%) Telerik