The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for MSTest skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 132 134
Rank change year-on-year +24 +2  
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 2 1 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.16% 0.055% 0.62%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.88% 0.39% 5.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 14
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -11.76%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

MSTest is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 227 257 268
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 17.64% 14.18% 11.87%
Number of salaries quoted 198 238 215
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing MSTest as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in Reading

MSTest
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for MSTest in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Reading region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) Visual Studio
3 6 (75.00%) .NET
4 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
4 5 (62.50%) Selenium
5 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 4 (50.00%) Scrum
5 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (50.00%) MVC
5 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (50.00%) SQL
5 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
5 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (50.00%) Entity Framework
5 4 (50.00%) Analytics
5 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
6 3 (37.50%) Oracle
6 3 (37.50%) NUnit
6 3 (37.50%) WinForms
7 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (25.00%) QA
7 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (25.00%) VB
7 2 (25.00%) jQuery
7 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (25.00%) FMCG

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Visual Studio
2 5 (62.50%) Selenium
3 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (37.50%) NUnit
4 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
6 1 (12.50%) Bugzilla
6 1 (12.50%) CruiseControl
6 1 (12.50%) JIRA
6 1 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Senior .NET Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Angular Developer
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Manager
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior C# .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (50.00%) Entity Framework
4 3 (37.50%) WinForms
5 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (25.00%) jQuery
6 1 (12.50%) CSS
6 1 (12.50%) CSS3
6 1 (12.50%) HTML
6 1 (12.50%) HTML5
6 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (12.50%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (12.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) FMCG
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Analytics
1 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (50.00%) MVC
1 4 (50.00%) Scrum
1 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Microservices
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle