Period
to 20 October 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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
England > London
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 729 620 613
Rank change year-on-year -109 -7 +13
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 83 223 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.30% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.63% 1.47% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 75 211 239
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £41,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £87,500 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22% -

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 13,264 15,126 14,753
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.65% 20.39% 19.18%
Number of salaries quoted 10,528 11,908 12,943
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
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 October 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 October 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 -46 17 £72,500 +20.83% 4
West London +43 7 £52,500 +5.00% 1
North London - 1 £52,500 - 1
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 76 (91.57%) C#
2 74 (89.16%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (84.34%) NUnit
4 60 (72.29%) .NET
5 56 (67.47%) Finance
6 52 (62.65%) Scrum
7 50 (60.24%) Continuous Integration
8 48 (57.83%) TDD
8 48 (57.83%) Test Automation
9 47 (56.63%) SQL Server
10 34 (40.96%) Unity DI Container
10 34 (40.96%) Inversion of Control
10 34 (40.96%) Ninject
11 33 (39.76%) WPF
12 32 (38.55%) Kanban
13 31 (37.35%) Dependency Injection
13 31 (37.35%) Spring.NET
14 29 (34.94%) MVVM
15 28 (33.73%) SQL Server 2016
16 27 (32.53%) Enterprise Software
16 27 (32.53%) Facebook
16 27 (32.53%) Twitter
16 27 (32.53%) Social Network
17 23 (27.71%) Selenium
17 23 (27.71%) QA
17 23 (27.71%) Visual Studio
17 23 (27.71%) Java
18 22 (26.51%) SQL
18 22 (26.51%) WCF
19 21 (25.30%) WebDriver

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 3 (3.61%) IIS
2 1 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.20%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) HTTP
2 1 (1.20%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (56.63%) SQL Server
2 28 (33.73%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.41%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.20%) MySQL
4 1 (1.20%) MySQL Workbench
4 1 (1.20%) Redis
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 70 (84.34%) NUnit
2 23 (27.71%) Selenium
2 23 (27.71%) Visual Studio
3 21 (25.30%) WebDriver
4 18 (21.69%) SpecFlow
5 15 (18.07%) TeamCity
6 14 (16.87%) Jenkins
6 14 (16.87%) Moq
7 13 (15.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (14.46%) Rhino Mocks
9 9 (10.84%) Cucumber
10 6 (7.23%) Eclipse
10 6 (7.23%) Jasmine
10 6 (7.23%) Protractor
11 5 (6.02%) Git (software)
11 5 (6.02%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (4.82%) Subversion
13 3 (3.61%) JMeter
13 3 (3.61%) SoapUI
13 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 56 (67.47%) Finance
2 16 (19.28%) Banking
3 2 (2.41%) Advertising
3 2 (2.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (62.65%) Developer
2 43 (51.81%) .NET Developer
3 42 (50.60%) C# Developer
4 37 (44.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 29 (34.94%) C# WPF Developer
5 29 (34.94%) WPF Developer
6 13 (15.66%) Test Engineer
7 8 (9.64%) Analyst
8 7 (8.43%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (8.43%) Senior Developer
8 7 (8.43%) Test Analyst
8 7 (8.43%) Test Automation Engineer
9 6 (7.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (7.23%) Development Engineer
9 6 (7.23%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (7.23%) Senior Test Analyst
9 6 (7.23%) Software Development Engineer
9 6 (7.23%) Software Engineer
9 6 (7.23%) Software Test Engineer
9 6 (7.23%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (72.29%) .NET
2 34 (40.96%) Ninject
2 34 (40.96%) Unity DI Container
3 33 (39.76%) WPF
4 31 (37.35%) Spring.NET
5 22 (26.51%) WCF
6 18 (21.69%) Web Services
7 17 (20.48%) ASP.NET
8 13 (15.66%) HTML
8 13 (15.66%) jQuery
9 10 (12.05%) REST
10 7 (8.43%) .NET Framework
11 6 (7.23%) RESTful
12 5 (6.02%) AngularJS
13 4 (4.82%) .NET Core
13 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (4.82%) Castle Windsor
13 4 (4.82%) RabbitMQ
14 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET Web API
14 3 (3.61%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 27 (32.53%) Enterprise Software
1 27 (32.53%) Social Network
2 18 (21.69%) Fintech
3 6 (7.23%) Hedge funds
4 5 (6.02%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.41%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.41%) Derivative
6 2 (2.41%) Tandem
7 1 (1.20%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.23%) Windows
2 2 (2.41%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.20%) Linux
3 1 (1.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (89.16%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (62.65%) Scrum
3 50 (60.24%) Continuous Integration
4 48 (57.83%) TDD
4 48 (57.83%) Test Automation
5 34 (40.96%) Inversion of Control
6 32 (38.55%) Kanban
7 31 (37.35%) Dependency Injection
8 29 (34.94%) MVVM
9 15 (18.07%) OO
10 13 (15.66%) QA Automation
11 11 (13.25%) Software Engineering
11 11 (13.25%) SOLID
12 10 (12.05%) Data Enrichment
12 10 (12.05%) Due Diligence
12 10 (12.05%) SDET
13 9 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (10.84%) Waterfall
14 7 (8.43%) BDD
14 7 (8.43%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 76 (91.57%) C#
2 23 (27.71%) Java
3 22 (26.51%) SQL
4 19 (22.89%) JavaScript
5 9 (10.84%) TypeScript
6 7 (8.43%) Python
7 5 (6.02%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (8.43%) CISSP
1 7 (8.43%) MCSE
1 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.02%) Degree
3 2 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (27.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) Grafana
2 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (32.53%) Facebook
1 27 (32.53%) Twitter
2 16 (19.28%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.82%) IBM
4 2 (2.41%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.20%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.20%) Tableau