Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 605 605 615
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10 +126
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 242 248 318
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.33% 0.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.60% 1.68% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 225 241 298
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £56,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.82%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £35,275
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 15165 14743 15912
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.31% 19.53% 17.87%
Number of salaries quoted 12066 12914 13453
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,325 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 19 November 2017.

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 19 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
Central London -2 44 £60,000 -17.24% 2
North London - 5 £42,500 - 1
West London +12 4 £50,000 -
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 London region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 218 (90.08%) C#
2 191 (78.93%) SQL Server
3 185 (76.45%) Agile Software Development
4 178 (73.55%) .NET
5 177 (73.14%) NUnit
6 173 (71.49%) Finance
7 160 (66.12%) TDD
8 159 (65.70%) Moq
9 154 (63.64%) WPF
10 152 (62.81%) Continuous Integration
10 152 (62.81%) Scrum
11 135 (55.79%) Ninject
12 131 (54.13%) Unity DI Container
12 131 (54.13%) Kanban
12 131 (54.13%) Spring.NET
12 131 (54.13%) Dependency Injection
12 131 (54.13%) Inversion of Control
13 129 (53.31%) Rhino Mocks
14 127 (52.48%) Castle Windsor
15 121 (50.00%) Windows
16 100 (41.32%) WinForms
17 98 (40.50%) Banking
18 82 (33.88%) WCF
19 81 (33.47%) OO
20 69 (28.51%) MVVM
20 69 (28.51%) SQL Server 2014
21 65 (26.86%) Investment Banking
22 60 (24.79%) Computer Science
22 60 (24.79%) Degree
23 58 (23.97%) SQL

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 5 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.65%) OpenStack
2 4 (1.65%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.65%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.65%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.83%) CMS
4 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (4.13%) Markit EDM
2 7 (2.89%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.07%) PaaS
3 4 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.24%) Broadband
2 1 (0.41%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (78.93%) SQL Server
2 69 (28.51%) SQL Server 2014
3 33 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (7.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (4.96%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.89%) Azure SQL Database
6 7 (2.89%) DocumentDB
6 7 (2.89%) Redis
6 7 (2.89%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (1.65%) MySQL
7 4 (1.65%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 177 (73.14%) NUnit
2 159 (65.70%) Moq
3 129 (53.31%) Rhino Mocks
4 40 (16.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (12.40%) Selenium
5 30 (12.40%) Subversion
6 29 (11.98%) Visual Studio
7 25 (10.33%) SpecFlow
8 23 (9.50%) TeamCity
9 22 (9.09%) WebDriver
10 18 (7.44%) GoogleTest
11 15 (6.20%) Git (software)
12 9 (3.72%) JIRA
13 7 (2.89%) Jasmine
14 5 (2.07%) JUnit
15 2 (0.83%) Mercurial
15 2 (0.83%) MSBuild
15 2 (0.83%) NSubstitute
15 2 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
15 2 (0.83%) SoapUI
General
1 173 (71.49%) Finance
2 98 (40.50%) Banking
3 65 (26.86%) Investment Banking
4 37 (15.29%) Marketing
5 5 (2.07%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.65%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.24%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.83%) Law
9 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 212 (87.60%) Developer
2 163 (67.36%) .NET Developer
3 132 (54.55%) C# Developer
4 123 (50.83%) C# .NET Developer
5 97 (40.08%) C# WPF Developer
5 97 (40.08%) WPF Developer
6 32 (13.22%) Graduate
6 32 (13.22%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 32 (13.22%) Graduate Developer
7 18 (7.44%) Senior Developer
8 16 (6.61%) C++ Developer
9 15 (6.20%) C Developer
9 15 (6.20%) C/C++ Developer
9 15 (6.20%) Senior .NET Developer
10 13 (5.37%) Analyst
10 13 (5.37%) Full Stack Developer
10 13 (5.37%) Senior C# Developer
11 12 (4.96%) Automation Tester
11 12 (4.96%) Senior Automation Tester
11 12 (4.96%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (73.55%) .NET
2 154 (63.64%) WPF
3 135 (55.79%) Ninject
4 131 (54.13%) Spring.NET
4 131 (54.13%) Unity DI Container
5 127 (52.48%) Castle Windsor
6 100 (41.32%) WinForms
7 82 (33.88%) WCF
8 56 (23.14%) .NET Framework
9 44 (18.18%) ASP.NET
10 39 (16.12%) Web Services
11 37 (15.29%) ASP.NET MVC
12 32 (13.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 31 (12.81%) Entity Framework
14 26 (10.74%) jQuery
15 24 (9.92%) CSS
15 24 (9.92%) HTML
16 20 (8.26%) AngularJS
17 19 (7.85%) RESTful
18 14 (5.79%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 60 (24.79%) Computer Science
2 35 (14.46%) Enterprise Software
3 32 (13.22%) Client/Server
3 32 (13.22%) Tandem
4 31 (12.81%) Social Network
5 18 (7.44%) Algorithms
5 18 (7.44%) Derivative
6 8 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.89%) User Experience
8 6 (2.48%) Spread Betting
9 5 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (2.07%) Hedge funds
9 5 (2.07%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.07%) Market Risk
10 3 (1.24%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.83%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.83%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.83%) W3C
12 1 (0.41%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 121 (50.00%) Windows
2 11 (4.55%) Linux
3 4 (1.65%) Unix
4 2 (0.83%) Android
4 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (76.45%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (66.12%) TDD
3 152 (62.81%) Continuous Integration
3 152 (62.81%) Scrum
4 131 (54.13%) Dependency Injection
4 131 (54.13%) Inversion of Control
4 131 (54.13%) Kanban
5 81 (33.47%) OO
6 69 (28.51%) MVVM
7 54 (22.31%) MVC
8 39 (16.12%) OOD
8 39 (16.12%) OOP
9 37 (15.29%) Multithreading
10 36 (14.88%) Test Automation
11 32 (13.22%) OOA/OOD
11 32 (13.22%) Web Application Development
12 13 (5.37%) SDLC
13 12 (4.96%) SOLID
13 12 (4.96%) Unit Testing
13 12 (4.96%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 218 (90.08%) C#
2 58 (23.97%) SQL
3 23 (9.50%) C++
4 18 (7.44%) C
5 13 (5.37%) T-SQL
6 12 (4.96%) JavaScript
6 12 (4.96%) TypeScript
7 9 (3.72%) Java
8 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 60 (24.79%) Degree
2 37 (15.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (14.88%) QA
2 8 (3.31%) Basel III
3 2 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.83%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 4 (1.65%) Ansible
1 4 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 50 (20.66%) Microsoft
2 30 (12.40%) Facebook
2 30 (12.40%) Twitter
3 18 (7.44%) Google
4 4 (1.65%) Informatica
4 4 (1.65%) Oracle
5 1 (0.41%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.41%) Telerik