Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
England > London
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 575 568 570
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2 +211
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 256 244 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.36% 0.35% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.83% 1.79% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 227 238 339
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £36,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £80,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +11.76%

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 13,965 13,623 15,077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.87% 19.37% 17.85%
Number of salaries quoted 11,446 11,819 12,877
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 £35,000 £35,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -25 51 £56,250 -22.41% 4
North London - 17 £42,500 - 1
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 231 (90.23%) C#
2 214 (83.59%) Agile Software Development
3 208 (81.25%) NUnit
4 204 (79.69%) SQL Server
5 193 (75.39%) .NET
6 186 (72.66%) TDD
7 179 (69.92%) Finance
8 176 (68.75%) Scrum
9 173 (67.58%) Moq
10 169 (66.02%) Continuous Integration
11 166 (64.84%) WPF
12 152 (59.38%) Ninject
13 151 (58.98%) Unity DI Container
13 151 (58.98%) Kanban
13 151 (58.98%) Spring.NET
13 151 (58.98%) Dependency Injection
13 151 (58.98%) Inversion of Control
14 141 (55.08%) Windows
15 139 (54.30%) Rhino Mocks
16 135 (52.73%) Castle Windsor
17 104 (40.63%) WinForms
18 89 (34.77%) Banking
19 86 (33.59%) OO
20 83 (32.42%) MVVM
21 79 (30.86%) WCF
22 68 (26.56%) SQL Server 2014
23 66 (25.78%) SQL
23 66 (25.78%) Degree
24 64 (25.00%) Computer Science
25 60 (23.44%) ASP.NET

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 18 (7.03%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.17%) OpenStack
2 3 (1.17%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.17%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.17%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.39%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 13 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (4.30%) Markit EDM
2 8 (3.13%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.39%) Beauchamp
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (7.03%) PaaS
3 4 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.17%) SaaS
5 1 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.39%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (79.69%) SQL Server
2 68 (26.56%) SQL Server 2014
3 18 (7.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (6.64%) SQL Server 2016
5 11 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (3.13%) Cosmos DB
6 8 (3.13%) Redis
7 7 (2.73%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.17%) MySQL
8 3 (1.17%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 208 (81.25%) NUnit
2 173 (67.58%) Moq
3 139 (54.30%) Rhino Mocks
4 58 (22.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (12.89%) Selenium
6 29 (11.33%) Git (software)
6 29 (11.33%) SpecFlow
7 25 (9.77%) WebDriver
8 20 (7.81%) TeamCity
9 19 (7.42%) Subversion
9 19 (7.42%) Visual Studio
10 12 (4.69%) JIRA
11 9 (3.52%) GoogleTest
12 8 (3.13%) Jasmine
13 4 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
14 3 (1.17%) MSBuild
15 2 (0.78%) Mercurial
16 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
16 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 179 (69.92%) Finance
2 89 (34.77%) Banking
3 54 (21.09%) Investment Banking
3 54 (21.09%) Marketing
4 18 (7.03%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.17%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Law
6 2 (0.78%) Legal
7 1 (0.39%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 222 (86.72%) Developer
2 168 (65.63%) .NET Developer
3 148 (57.81%) C# Developer
4 126 (49.22%) C# .NET Developer
5 116 (45.31%) C# WPF Developer
5 116 (45.31%) WPF Developer
6 37 (14.45%) Graduate
6 37 (14.45%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 37 (14.45%) Graduate Developer
7 21 (8.20%) Senior Developer
8 16 (6.25%) Senior C# Developer
9 15 (5.86%) Tester
10 14 (5.47%) Automation Tester
10 14 (5.47%) Senior Automation Tester
10 14 (5.47%) Senior Tester
11 12 (4.69%) Analyst
12 10 (3.91%) Senior .NET Developer
13 9 (3.52%) Developer in Test
13 9 (3.52%) SQL Analyst
14 8 (3.13%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (75.39%) .NET
2 166 (64.84%) WPF
3 152 (59.38%) Ninject
4 151 (58.98%) Spring.NET
4 151 (58.98%) Unity DI Container
5 135 (52.73%) Castle Windsor
6 104 (40.63%) WinForms
7 79 (30.86%) WCF
8 60 (23.44%) ASP.NET
9 49 (19.14%) .NET Framework
10 42 (16.41%) Web Services
11 40 (15.63%) ASP.NET MVC
12 37 (14.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 26 (10.16%) RESTful
14 21 (8.20%) HTML
15 20 (7.81%) REST
16 19 (7.42%) ASP.NET Web API
16 19 (7.42%) CSS
16 19 (7.42%) Entity Framework
16 19 (7.42%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 64 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 50 (19.53%) Enterprise Software
3 37 (14.45%) Client/Server
3 37 (14.45%) Tandem
4 31 (12.11%) Social Network
5 19 (7.42%) Management Information System
6 18 (7.03%) Market Risk
7 10 (3.91%) Algorithms
7 10 (3.91%) Derivative
8 9 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (3.13%) User Experience
10 4 (1.56%) Spread Betting
11 2 (0.78%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.78%) Fintech
11 2 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.78%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.78%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.78%) W3C
12 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 141 (55.08%) Windows
2 13 (5.08%) Linux
3 2 (0.78%) Android
3 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (83.59%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (72.66%) TDD
3 176 (68.75%) Scrum
4 169 (66.02%) Continuous Integration
5 151 (58.98%) Dependency Injection
5 151 (58.98%) Inversion of Control
5 151 (58.98%) Kanban
6 86 (33.59%) OO
7 83 (32.42%) MVVM
8 49 (19.14%) MVC
9 45 (17.58%) OOD
10 44 (17.19%) Test Automation
11 37 (14.45%) OOA/OOD
11 37 (14.45%) OOP
11 37 (14.45%) Web Application Development
12 34 (13.28%) Multithreading
13 26 (10.16%) SOLID
14 25 (9.77%) Unit Testing
15 23 (8.98%) Business Intelligence
16 21 (8.20%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 231 (90.23%) C#
2 66 (25.78%) SQL
3 13 (5.08%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.69%) TypeScript
5 10 (3.91%) C
6 9 (3.52%) C++
7 8 (3.13%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.17%) Java
9 2 (0.78%) Python
10 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 66 (25.78%) Degree
2 37 (14.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (3.52%) ISEB
4 1 (0.39%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (18.75%) QA
2 5 (1.95%) Basel III
3 2 (0.78%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 3 (1.17%) Ansible
1 3 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.17%) Puppet
2 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 52 (20.31%) Microsoft
2 31 (12.11%) Facebook
2 31 (12.11%) Twitter
3 9 (3.52%) Google
4 3 (1.17%) Oracle
4 3 (1.17%) Tableau
5 1 (0.39%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.39%) Informatica
5 1 (0.39%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.39%) Telerik