The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
South East / Kent
Rank - 97 63
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 0 10 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent - 0.88% 3.92%
As % of the Development Applications category - 3.95% 16.02%
Number of salaries quoted 0 10 37
Median salary - £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
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 Kent with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 194 253 231
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 24.43% 22.35% 24.47%
Number of salaries quoted 157 214 193
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,001 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

MSTest
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for MSTest in Kent

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 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 Kent region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) Scrum
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) TDD
1 12 (100.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 11 (91.67%) Moq
2 11 (91.67%) Castle Windsor
2 11 (91.67%) Ninject
2 11 (91.67%) Spring.NET
2 11 (91.67%) MVVM
2 11 (91.67%) Unity DI Container
2 11 (91.67%) SQL Server 2014
2 11 (91.67%) NUnit
2 11 (91.67%) WPF
2 11 (91.67%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (91.67%) Kanban
2 11 (91.67%) Dependency Injection
2 11 (91.67%) Inversion of Control
2 11 (91.67%) WinForms
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
3 8 (66.67%) Social Network
3 8 (66.67%) Finance
3 8 (66.67%) Facebook
3 8 (66.67%) Twitter
3 8 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (25.00%) Music Industry
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (8.33%) Selenium

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (91.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (100.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 11 (91.67%) Moq
2 11 (91.67%) NUnit
3 1 (8.33%) NCover
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (91.67%) .NET Developer
3 8 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 8 (66.67%) C# Developer
3 8 (66.67%) C# WPF Developer
3 8 (66.67%) WPF Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Applications Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) Castle Windsor
2 11 (91.67%) Ninject
2 11 (91.67%) Spring.NET
2 11 (91.67%) Unity DI Container
2 11 (91.67%) WinForms
2 11 (91.67%) WPF
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (8.33%) CSLA.NET
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
1 8 (66.67%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) Scrum
1 12 (100.00%) TDD
2 11 (91.67%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (91.67%) Dependency Injection
2 11 (91.67%) Inversion of Control
2 11 (91.67%) Kanban
2 11 (91.67%) MVVM
3 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Code Coverage
3 1 (8.33%) MVC
3 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) Java
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Facebook
1 8 (66.67%) Twitter
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft