Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 114 147
Rank change year-on-year +10 +33 -31
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 3 26 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.21% 1.22% 0.038%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.15% 8.02% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3 19 0
Essex median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% - -
East of England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -

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 Essex with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Essex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 262 324 458
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 18.70% 15.20% 17.53%
Number of salaries quoted 214 237 358
Essex median annual salary £50,000 £46,924 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.56% +17.31% -
10th Percentile £30,086 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,522 £65,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £46,194 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.83% +8.69% -

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing MSTest as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

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

MSTest
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MSTest in Essex over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MSTest in Essex

MSTest
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Essex region over the 6 months to 22 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
Harlow - 2 £60,000 -
Chelmsford - 1 £35,000 -
MSTest
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 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 Essex region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile Application Development
2 2 (66.67%) Android Development
2 2 (66.67%) iOS Development
2 2 (66.67%) Data Structures
2 2 (66.67%) QA Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (66.67%) Collaborative Working
2 2 (66.67%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) Mercurial
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) Moq
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) SpecFlow
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Ajax
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) Mercurial
1 2 (66.67%) Moq
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) SpecFlow
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) QA Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) Ajax
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) HTML5
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
1 2 (66.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Structures
1 2 (66.67%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Android Development
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Code Coverage
2 2 (66.67%) Collaborative Working
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (66.67%) iOS Development
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile Application Development
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) QA Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM