The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for MSTest skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 98 82
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 0 7 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex - 0.65% 1.37%
As % of the Development Applications category - 3.61% 9.71%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 17
Median salary - £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

MSTest is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 198 194 175
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 19.49% 18.05% 14.07%
Number of salaries quoted 136 138 130
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing MSTest as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in Essex

MSTest
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MSTest in Essex.

Salary trend for MSTest in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Essex region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) XAML
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
1 1 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 1 (100.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (100.00%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Analysis

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Rhino Mocks
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior SQL Developer
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 1 (100.00%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) XAML
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft