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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 140 147
Rank change year-on-year +41 +7  
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 6 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.48% 0.15% 0.082%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.35% 1.00% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 2
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 255 299 284
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 20.45% 15.22% 11.67%
Number of salaries quoted 186 271 232
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 30 March 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 6 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) Visual Studio
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium
3 4 (66.67%) .NET
3 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 4 (66.67%) Analytics
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (50.00%) NUnit
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (33.33%) QA
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) VB
5 2 (33.33%) MVC
5 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 2 (33.33%) jQuery
5 2 (33.33%) Entity Framework
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (33.33%) FMCG
5 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills

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 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
1 5 (83.33%) Visual Studio
2 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 3 (50.00%) NUnit
4 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
5 1 (16.67%) Bugzilla
5 1 (16.67%) CruiseControl
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (16.67%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior .NET Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Angular Developer
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
2 1 (16.67%) QA Manager
2 1 (16.67%) QA Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior C# .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior C# Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) CSS
4 1 (16.67%) CSS3
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (16.67%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (16.67%) WCF
4 1 (16.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) FMCG
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Analytics
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Microservices
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
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