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

Microsoft MSTest
England > London
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 594 632 580
Rank change year-on-year +38 -52 +127
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 234 180 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.33% 0.26% 0.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.64% 1.33% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 209 173 315
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 £85,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 14,274 13,563 15,502
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.39% 19.77% 18.58%
Number of salaries quoted 11,585 11,508 13,463
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £38,250 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £78,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 23 April 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 April 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 -18 45 £57,500 -17.86% 4
North London - 23 £42,500 -
East London - 3 £37,500 - 1
West London - 2 £47,000 - 6
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 219 (93.59%) C#
2 216 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (92.31%) NUnit
3 192 (82.05%) SQL Server
4 187 (79.91%) .NET
5 185 (79.06%) TDD
6 172 (73.50%) Scrum
7 168 (71.79%) Moq
8 159 (67.95%) WPF
9 158 (67.52%) Continuous Integration
10 150 (64.10%) Finance
11 146 (62.39%) Kanban
11 146 (62.39%) Spring.NET
11 146 (62.39%) Dependency Injection
11 146 (62.39%) Inversion of Control
11 146 (62.39%) Ninject
11 146 (62.39%) Unity DI Container
12 132 (56.41%) Rhino Mocks
13 130 (55.56%) Windows
14 127 (54.27%) Castle Windsor
15 94 (40.17%) WinForms
16 84 (35.90%) OO
16 84 (35.90%) WCF
17 80 (34.19%) MVVM
18 73 (31.20%) Degree
19 70 (29.91%) Banking
19 70 (29.91%) SQL
19 70 (29.91%) ASP.NET
20 65 (27.78%) Computer Science
21 59 (25.21%) Microsoft

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 27 (11.54%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.71%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (1.71%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.28%) IIS
4 1 (0.43%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 6 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.71%) Markit EDM
1 4 (1.71%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.43%) Beauchamp
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 52 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (10.68%) PaaS
3 5 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.71%) Office 365
5 3 (1.28%) GitHub
5 3 (1.28%) npm
6 1 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (82.05%) SQL Server
2 40 (17.09%) SQL Server 2016
3 39 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (2.99%) Redis
5 6 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.71%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (1.71%) Cosmos DB
6 4 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.28%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.28%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 216 (92.31%) NUnit
2 168 (71.79%) Moq
3 132 (56.41%) Rhino Mocks
4 51 (21.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 37 (15.81%) Git (software)
6 25 (10.68%) Selenium
7 24 (10.26%) TeamCity
8 20 (8.55%) SpecFlow
9 19 (8.12%) WebDriver
10 9 (3.85%) MSBuild
10 9 (3.85%) Subversion
11 8 (3.42%) Cucumber
11 8 (3.42%) Jenkins
11 8 (3.42%) Visual Studio
12 6 (2.56%) JIRA
12 6 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
14 4 (1.71%) Jasmine
14 4 (1.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 150 (64.10%) Finance
2 70 (29.91%) Banking
3 58 (24.79%) Marketing
4 36 (15.38%) Investment Banking
5 25 (10.68%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.85%) Front Office
6 2 (0.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 204 (87.18%) Developer
2 155 (66.24%) .NET Developer
3 147 (62.82%) C# Developer
4 117 (50.00%) C# WPF Developer
4 117 (50.00%) WPF Developer
5 114 (48.72%) C# .NET Developer
6 36 (15.38%) Graduate
6 36 (15.38%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 36 (15.38%) Graduate Developer
7 23 (9.83%) Senior Developer
8 17 (7.26%) Senior C# Developer
9 12 (5.13%) Tester
10 11 (4.70%) Automation Tester
10 11 (4.70%) Senior Automation Tester
10 11 (4.70%) Senior Tester
11 7 (2.99%) Junior
11 7 (2.99%) Lead C# Developer
11 7 (2.99%) Lead Developer
12 6 (2.56%) Analyst
12 6 (2.56%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (79.91%) .NET
2 159 (67.95%) WPF
3 146 (62.39%) Ninject
3 146 (62.39%) Spring.NET
3 146 (62.39%) Unity DI Container
4 127 (54.27%) Castle Windsor
5 94 (40.17%) WinForms
6 84 (35.90%) WCF
7 70 (29.91%) ASP.NET
8 44 (18.80%) .NET Framework
8 44 (18.80%) ASP.NET MVC
9 43 (18.38%) Web Services
10 40 (17.09%) ASP.NET Web API
11 36 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 33 (14.10%) RESTful
13 30 (12.82%) REST
14 25 (10.68%) ASP.NET Core
15 22 (9.40%) HTML
16 19 (8.12%) jQuery
17 18 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 65 (27.78%) Computer Science
2 55 (23.50%) Enterprise Software
3 36 (15.38%) Client/Server
3 36 (15.38%) Tandem
4 28 (11.97%) Social Network
5 26 (11.11%) Management Information System
6 25 (10.68%) Market Risk
7 15 (6.41%) Fintech
8 8 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (3.42%) User Experience
9 7 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (2.14%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.28%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.85%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 1 (0.43%) Derivative
13 1 (0.43%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 130 (55.56%) Windows
2 9 (3.85%) Linux
3 1 (0.43%) Android
3 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (79.06%) TDD
3 172 (73.50%) Scrum
4 158 (67.52%) Continuous Integration
5 146 (62.39%) Dependency Injection
5 146 (62.39%) Inversion of Control
5 146 (62.39%) Kanban
6 84 (35.90%) OO
7 80 (34.19%) MVVM
8 47 (20.09%) MVC
9 44 (18.80%) OOD
10 41 (17.52%) Unit Testing
11 40 (17.09%) OOP
12 39 (16.67%) Test Automation
13 37 (15.81%) SOLID
14 36 (15.38%) OOA/OOD
14 36 (15.38%) Web Application Development
15 34 (14.53%) Multithreading
16 32 (13.68%) Collaborative Working
17 31 (13.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 219 (93.59%) C#
2 70 (29.91%) SQL
3 17 (7.26%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.42%) Java
4 8 (3.42%) T-SQL
5 7 (2.99%) TypeScript
6 5 (2.14%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.71%) Python
8 2 (0.85%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.43%) C
9 1 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 73 (31.20%) Degree
2 40 (17.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.56%) ISEB
3 6 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (20.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (0.85%) Kibana
2 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 59 (25.21%) Microsoft
2 28 (11.97%) Facebook
2 28 (11.97%) Twitter
3 5 (2.14%) Sitecore
3 5 (2.14%) Xamarin
4 4 (1.71%) Oracle
4 4 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (1.71%) Tableau
5 2 (0.85%) Telerik
6 1 (0.43%) Bloomberg