The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 - 156
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 1 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.043% - 0.065%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.21% - 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 2
Median salary £42,500 - £32,250
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 Scotland with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 471 464 427
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 20.16% 15.68% 13.85%
Number of salaries quoted 259 304 267
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,100 £32,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

MSTest
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for MSTest in Scotland

MSTest
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 1 £42,500 -
MSTest
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 Scotland region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) NUnit
2 9 (75.00%) Subversion
2 9 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (75.00%) WebDriver
2 9 (75.00%) OOP
2 9 (75.00%) OO
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 9 (75.00%) Selenium
2 9 (75.00%) SpecFlow
2 9 (75.00%) Gherkin
2 9 (75.00%) User Stories
2 9 (75.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 8 (66.67%) Finance
3 8 (66.67%) Scrum
3 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) QA
4 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Castle Windsor
5 3 (25.00%) Ninject
5 3 (25.00%) WPF
5 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (25.00%) Kanban
5 3 (25.00%) Spring.NET

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 9 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (100.00%) NUnit
2 9 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (75.00%) Selenium
2 9 (75.00%) SpecFlow
2 9 (75.00%) Subversion
2 9 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 9 (75.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (25.00%) Moq
3 3 (25.00%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 9 (75.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) QA Automation Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) QA Test Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (25.00%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (75.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (25.00%) Castle Windsor
3 3 (25.00%) Ninject
3 3 (25.00%) Spring.NET
3 3 (25.00%) Unity DI Container
3 3 (25.00%) WinForms
3 3 (25.00%) WPF
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (25.00%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Continuous Deployment
1 9 (75.00%) OO
1 9 (75.00%) OOP
1 9 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 9 (75.00%) User Stories
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (25.00%) Kanban
4 3 (25.00%) MVVM
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) VB
2 3 (25.00%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Facebook
2 3 (25.00%) Twitter