Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK > England
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 823 651 610
Rank change year-on-year -172 -41 -50
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 302 589 734
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.35% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.00% 1.71% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 274 549 709
England median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £29,150
90th Percentile £68,750 £75,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +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 30,326 34,444 33,362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.99% 20.35% 18.50%
Number of salaries quoted 24,732 28,317 29,120
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 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
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 15 November 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 15 November 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
South East +8 87 £50,000 +11.11% 7
North of England -28 80 £45,000 -18.18% 9
London -113 79 £62,500 +4.17% 12
North West +15 58 £50,000 -9.09% 5
East of England +8 28 £45,000 -14.29% 3
Yorkshire -8 21 £45,000 -18.18% 2
South West -6 14 £47,500 +26.67% 2
Midlands +7 11 £42,500 +13.33% 6
West Midlands +31 6 £42,500 +13.33% 4
East Midlands -5 5 £40,000 +23.08% 2
North East -7 1 £52,500 +5.00% 2
MSTest
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 292 (96.69%) C#
2 276 (91.39%) Agile Software Development
3 269 (89.07%) .NET
4 219 (72.52%) Scrum
5 200 (66.23%) NUnit
6 189 (62.58%) Continuous Integration
7 180 (59.60%) Finance
8 146 (48.34%) Test Automation
9 142 (47.02%) SQL Server
10 138 (45.70%) WPF
11 136 (45.03%) Software Engineering
12 124 (41.06%) MVVM
13 120 (39.74%) Microsoft
14 116 (38.41%) TDD
15 110 (36.42%) Visual Studio
16 105 (34.77%) OO
17 102 (33.77%) JavaScript
18 94 (31.13%) QA
19 93 (30.79%) SQL
20 88 (29.14%) ASP.NET
21 84 (27.81%) WCF
22 80 (26.49%) Moq
23 79 (26.16%) Dependency Injection
24 78 (25.83%) Ninject
25 77 (25.50%) Kanban
26 75 (24.83%) Spring.NET
27 74 (24.50%) Inversion of Control
28 72 (23.84%) Unity DI Container
28 72 (23.84%) SQL Server 2016
29 71 (23.51%) 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 5 (1.66%) IIS
2 4 (1.32%) CMS
3 3 (0.99%) NServiceBus
4 2 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.66%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 37 (12.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.32%) NuGet
3 4 (1.32%) OpenShift
4 3 (0.99%) npm
5 2 (0.66%) Azure Functions
5 2 (0.66%) GitHub
5 2 (0.66%) Serverless
6 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.32%) Broadband
2 2 (0.66%) HTTP
2 2 (0.66%) Hyperconnected
2 2 (0.66%) Internet
3 1 (0.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (47.02%) SQL Server
2 72 (23.84%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (3.64%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.98%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.32%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.99%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.66%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.66%) Redis
9 1 (0.33%) Big Data
9 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.33%) MySQL
9 1 (0.33%) MySQL Workbench
Development Applications
1 200 (66.23%) NUnit
2 110 (36.42%) Visual Studio
3 80 (26.49%) Moq
4 69 (22.85%) Ranorex
5 57 (18.87%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 42 (13.91%) Selenium
6 42 (13.91%) SpecFlow
7 38 (12.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 30 (9.93%) Git (software)
9 28 (9.27%) WebDriver
10 26 (8.61%) TeamCity
11 24 (7.95%) Visual Studio Team System
12 23 (7.62%) Jenkins
13 21 (6.95%) Rhino Mocks
14 16 (5.30%) Cucumber
15 14 (4.64%) Jasmine
15 14 (4.64%) Protractor
15 14 (4.64%) WatiN
16 8 (2.65%) Subversion
17 6 (1.99%) MSBuild
General
1 180 (59.60%) Finance
2 11 (3.64%) Banking
3 6 (1.99%) Music Industry
4 4 (1.32%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.66%) Advertising
5 2 (0.66%) Marketing
6 1 (0.33%) French Language
6 1 (0.33%) German Language
6 1 (0.33%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.33%) Retail
6 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 156 (51.66%) Developer
2 124 (41.06%) .NET Developer
3 109 (36.09%) C# Developer
4 102 (33.77%) C# .NET Developer
5 75 (24.83%) C# WPF Developer
5 75 (24.83%) WPF Developer
6 62 (20.53%) Software Engineer
7 50 (16.56%) QA Engineer
8 49 (16.23%) Test Engineer
9 46 (15.23%) Software Developer
10 45 (14.90%) C# Software Engineer
11 39 (12.91%) .NET Software Engineer
11 39 (12.91%) Senior Developer
12 35 (11.59%) QA Leader
13 30 (9.93%) .NET Software Developer
13 30 (9.93%) QA Test Engineer
13 30 (9.93%) Software Test Engineer
14 28 (9.27%) C# Software Developer
15 25 (8.28%) Analyst
16 24 (7.95%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (89.07%) .NET
2 138 (45.70%) WPF
3 88 (29.14%) ASP.NET
4 84 (27.81%) WCF
5 78 (25.83%) Ninject
6 75 (24.83%) Spring.NET
7 72 (23.84%) Unity DI Container
8 71 (23.51%) HTML
9 67 (22.19%) jQuery
9 67 (22.19%) Web Services
10 61 (20.20%) RESTful
11 57 (18.87%) CSS
12 51 (16.89%) LINQ
12 51 (16.89%) XML
13 50 (16.56%) SOAP
14 47 (15.56%) ASP.NET MVC
14 47 (15.56%) XSLT
15 46 (15.23%) AngularJS
15 46 (15.23%) Silverlight
15 46 (15.23%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 62 (20.53%) Enterprise Software
2 61 (20.20%) Social Network
3 29 (9.60%) Reinsurance
4 21 (6.95%) Computer Science
5 18 (5.96%) Fintech
6 13 (4.30%) Algorithms
7 9 (2.98%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (2.65%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.99%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.99%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.66%) Derivative
12 1 (0.33%) Augmented Reality
12 1 (0.33%) Life Science
12 1 (0.33%) Market Risk
12 1 (0.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.28%) Windows
2 6 (1.99%) Windows Server
3 5 (1.66%) Linux
4 4 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.32%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.66%) Android
6 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (91.39%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (72.52%) Scrum
3 189 (62.58%) Continuous Integration
4 146 (48.34%) Test Automation
5 136 (45.03%) Software Engineering
6 124 (41.06%) MVVM
7 116 (38.41%) TDD
8 105 (34.77%) OO
9 79 (26.16%) Dependency Injection
10 77 (25.50%) Kanban
11 74 (24.50%) Inversion of Control
12 70 (23.18%) Unit Testing
13 59 (19.54%) MVC
14 51 (16.89%) Defect Management
14 51 (16.89%) UML
15 48 (15.89%) Refactoring
16 46 (15.23%) Non-Functional Testing
16 46 (15.23%) Use Case
17 44 (14.57%) Acceptance Criteria
18 40 (13.25%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 292 (96.69%) C#
2 102 (33.77%) JavaScript
3 93 (30.79%) SQL
4 64 (21.19%) Java
5 54 (17.88%) T-SQL
6 46 (15.23%) PL/SQL
7 41 (13.58%) C++
8 24 (7.95%) TypeScript
9 22 (7.28%) Python
10 16 (5.30%) VB
11 4 (1.32%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.66%) C
12 2 (0.66%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (7.28%) Degree
2 18 (5.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (4.97%) ISTQB
4 14 (4.64%) ISEB
5 9 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.65%) CISSP
6 8 (2.65%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (31.13%) QA
System Software
1 6 (1.99%) Docker
2 4 (1.32%) LXC
Systems Management
1 51 (16.89%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.32%) Grafana
2 4 (1.32%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 120 (39.74%) Microsoft
2 61 (20.20%) Facebook
2 61 (20.20%) Twitter
3 4 (1.32%) IBM
4 2 (0.66%) Bloomberg
4 2 (0.66%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.33%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.33%) SAP
5 1 (0.33%) Tableau