Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
England > London
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 676 653 643
Rank change year-on-year -23 -10 +26
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 149 183 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.21% 0.25% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.03% 1.22% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 142 174 255
London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%

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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 14,438 14,980 15,851
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.27% 20.47% 19.11%
Number of salaries quoted 11,535 12,051 13,882
London median annual salary £60,000 £59,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.69% +7.27% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,473 £35,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in London

MSTest
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for MSTest in London

MSTest
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MSTest in London over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for MSTest in London

MSTest
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the London region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
Central London -36 21 £75,000 +22.45% 5
West London +24 9 £52,500 +5.00% 5
North London - 8 £42,500 -
East London - 3 £37,500 -
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 London region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 141 (94.63%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (92.62%) C#
3 134 (89.93%) NUnit
4 110 (73.83%) .NET
5 107 (71.81%) SQL Server
6 106 (71.14%) TDD
7 105 (70.47%) Continuous Integration
8 104 (69.80%) Scrum
9 95 (63.76%) Finance
10 91 (61.07%) WPF
11 84 (56.38%) Kanban
11 84 (56.38%) Moq
12 83 (55.70%) Ninject
12 83 (55.70%) Dependency Injection
12 83 (55.70%) Inversion of Control
12 83 (55.70%) Unity DI Container
12 83 (55.70%) Spring.NET
13 69 (46.31%) Rhino Mocks
14 65 (43.62%) Castle Windsor
15 60 (40.27%) Windows
16 54 (36.24%) WCF
17 52 (34.90%) OO
18 48 (32.21%) MVVM
19 47 (31.54%) WinForms
20 44 (29.53%) SQL
20 44 (29.53%) Test Automation
21 42 (28.19%) Banking
22 40 (26.85%) ASP.NET
23 38 (25.50%) QA
23 38 (25.50%) SQL Server 2016

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 10 (6.71%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.68%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (2.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (2.68%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.01%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 23 (15.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.37%) PaaS
3 4 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.68%) Office 365
4 3 (2.01%) GitHub
4 3 (2.01%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (71.81%) SQL Server
2 38 (25.50%) SQL Server 2016
3 10 (6.71%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (4.03%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.68%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.01%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.01%) Redis
7 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.67%) MySQL
8 1 (0.67%) MySQL Workbench
8 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 134 (89.93%) NUnit
2 84 (56.38%) Moq
3 69 (46.31%) Rhino Mocks
4 28 (18.79%) TeamCity
5 24 (16.11%) Selenium
6 23 (15.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (14.09%) Jenkins
7 21 (14.09%) WebDriver
8 15 (10.07%) Visual Studio
9 14 (9.40%) Git (software)
9 14 (9.40%) SpecFlow
10 13 (8.72%) Cucumber
11 8 (5.37%) Eclipse
12 6 (4.03%) Jasmine
12 6 (4.03%) MSBuild
12 6 (4.03%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (4.03%) Protractor
13 5 (3.36%) Visual Studio Team System
14 4 (2.68%) Subversion
14 4 (2.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 95 (63.76%) Finance
2 42 (28.19%) Banking
3 24 (16.11%) Marketing
4 19 (12.75%) Investment Banking
5 8 (5.37%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 116 (77.85%) Developer
2 93 (62.42%) .NET Developer
3 82 (55.03%) C# Developer
4 69 (46.31%) C# WPF Developer
4 69 (46.31%) WPF Developer
5 67 (44.97%) C# .NET Developer
6 19 (12.75%) Graduate
6 19 (12.75%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 19 (12.75%) Graduate Developer
7 14 (9.40%) Senior Developer
8 12 (8.05%) Test Engineer
9 8 (5.37%) Senior C# Developer
10 7 (4.70%) Automation Tester
10 7 (4.70%) Lead Developer
10 7 (4.70%) Senior Automation Tester
10 7 (4.70%) Senior Tester
10 7 (4.70%) Tester
11 6 (4.03%) Development Engineer
11 6 (4.03%) Software Test Engineer
11 6 (4.03%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (73.83%) .NET
2 91 (61.07%) WPF
3 83 (55.70%) Ninject
3 83 (55.70%) Spring.NET
3 83 (55.70%) Unity DI Container
4 65 (43.62%) Castle Windsor
5 54 (36.24%) WCF
6 47 (31.54%) WinForms
7 40 (26.85%) ASP.NET
8 27 (18.12%) ASP.NET MVC
9 26 (17.45%) Web Services
10 24 (16.11%) .NET Framework
11 21 (14.09%) ASP.NET Web API
12 19 (12.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 18 (12.08%) HTML
13 18 (12.08%) jQuery
14 17 (11.41%) RESTful
15 14 (9.40%) CSS
16 13 (8.72%) REST
17 12 (8.05%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 37 (24.83%) Enterprise Software
2 32 (21.48%) Computer Science
3 28 (18.79%) Social Network
4 19 (12.75%) Client/Server
4 19 (12.75%) Fintech
4 19 (12.75%) Tandem
5 8 (5.37%) Management Information System
5 8 (5.37%) Market Risk
6 6 (4.03%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (3.36%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.68%) User Experience
9 1 (0.67%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.67%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.67%) Derivative
9 1 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.67%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 60 (40.27%) Windows
2 4 (2.68%) Linux
3 1 (0.67%) Android
3 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (94.63%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (71.14%) TDD
3 105 (70.47%) Continuous Integration
4 104 (69.80%) Scrum
5 84 (56.38%) Kanban
6 83 (55.70%) Dependency Injection
6 83 (55.70%) Inversion of Control
7 52 (34.90%) OO
8 48 (32.21%) MVVM
9 44 (29.53%) Test Automation
10 29 (19.46%) MVC
11 23 (15.44%) OOD
11 23 (15.44%) OOP
12 20 (13.42%) OOA/OOD
13 19 (12.75%) Software Engineering
13 19 (12.75%) SOLID
13 19 (12.75%) Unit Testing
13 19 (12.75%) Web Application Development
14 18 (12.08%) Multithreading
15 15 (10.07%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 138 (92.62%) C#
2 44 (29.53%) SQL
3 26 (17.45%) Java
4 23 (15.44%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.38%) TypeScript
6 6 (4.03%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.68%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.68%) Python
8 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.67%) Ruby
8 1 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (24.83%) Degree
2 23 (15.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (25.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.34%) Kibana
2 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 34 (22.82%) Microsoft
2 28 (18.79%) Facebook
2 28 (18.79%) Twitter
3 5 (3.36%) Xamarin
4 4 (2.68%) Oracle
4 4 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (2.68%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.67%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.67%) Tableau
5 1 (0.67%) Telerik