Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
England > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 444 461 428
Rank change year-on-year +17 -33 +56
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 111 137 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.36% 0.39% 0.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.77% 2.21% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 104 137 223
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -

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 the South East with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 6278 6212 7360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.40% 17.65% 17.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5443 5489 6379
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MSTest as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in the South East

MSTest
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for MSTest in the South East

MSTest
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MSTest in the South East over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MSTest in the South East

MSTest
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Surrey -3 27 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Thames Valley +26 24 £45,000 -7.22% 2
Hampshire -10 21 £38,750 +10.71% 1
Kent +20 20 £52,500 -4.55% 2
East Sussex +9 12 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Berkshire +38 10 £50,000 +42.67% 1
Buckinghamshire +4 10 £45,000 -7.22%
West Sussex +2 5 £47,500 +40.74%
Oxfordshire -11 4 £42,500 -12.37% 1
Sussex - 2 - -
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 South East region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 111 (100.00%) C#
2 101 (90.99%) NUnit
3 96 (86.49%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (78.38%) SQL Server
5 81 (72.97%) .NET
6 79 (71.17%) Scrum
7 76 (68.47%) TDD
7 76 (68.47%) Continuous Integration
8 74 (66.67%) WPF
9 68 (61.26%) Kanban
10 67 (60.36%) Spring.NET
10 67 (60.36%) Dependency Injection
10 67 (60.36%) MVVM
10 67 (60.36%) Ninject
11 63 (56.76%) SQL Server 2016
12 58 (52.25%) Inversion of Control
13 57 (51.35%) Unity DI Container
14 56 (50.45%) Rhino Mocks
14 56 (50.45%) Moq
15 55 (49.55%) Castle Windsor
16 45 (40.54%) Broadband
16 45 (40.54%) Greenfield Project
17 44 (39.64%) Telecoms
18 40 (36.04%) Windows
19 31 (27.93%) SQL
20 29 (26.13%) Unit Testing
21 26 (23.42%) Test Automation
21 26 (23.42%) WinForms
22 25 (22.52%) Selenium
23 23 (20.72%) WebDriver

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 13 (11.71%) CMS
2 1 (0.90%) IIS
2 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.90%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 45 (40.54%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (78.38%) SQL Server
2 63 (56.76%) SQL Server 2016
3 12 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 101 (90.99%) NUnit
2 56 (50.45%) Moq
2 56 (50.45%) Rhino Mocks
3 25 (22.52%) Selenium
4 23 (20.72%) WebDriver
5 17 (15.32%) Visual Studio
6 14 (12.61%) SpecFlow
7 13 (11.71%) HP UFT
7 13 (11.71%) JMeter
7 13 (11.71%) SoapUI
7 13 (11.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.70%) MSBuild
9 2 (1.80%) Protractor
9 2 (1.80%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.90%) Subversion
General
1 44 (39.64%) Telecoms
2 15 (13.51%) Finance
3 10 (9.01%) Music Industry
4 7 (6.31%) Marketing
5 2 (1.80%) Banking
Job Titles
1 98 (88.29%) Developer
2 74 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 44 (39.64%) Telecoms Developer
4 21 (18.92%) C# Developer
5 17 (15.32%) Software Developer
6 12 (10.81%) C# .NET Developer
7 11 (9.91%) Analyst
8 10 (9.01%) .NET Software Developer
9 9 (8.11%) Automation Test Analyst
9 9 (8.11%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 9 (8.11%) Test Analyst
10 8 (7.21%) Applications Developer
10 8 (7.21%) C# Application Developer
10 8 (7.21%) C# Web Applications Developer
10 8 (7.21%) Desktop Support
10 8 (7.21%) Web Applications Developer
11 6 (5.41%) C# WPF Developer
11 6 (5.41%) WPF Developer
12 3 (2.70%) C# Programmer
12 3 (2.70%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (72.97%) .NET
2 74 (66.67%) WPF
3 67 (60.36%) Ninject
3 67 (60.36%) Spring.NET
4 57 (51.35%) Unity DI Container
5 55 (49.55%) Castle Windsor
6 26 (23.42%) WinForms
7 14 (12.61%) WCF
8 10 (9.01%) ASP.NET
9 5 (4.50%) .NET Framework
10 4 (3.60%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (3.60%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (2.70%) LINQ
12 2 (1.80%) Ajax
12 2 (1.80%) CSS
12 2 (1.80%) Entity Framework
12 2 (1.80%) HTML
12 2 (1.80%) XML
13 1 (0.90%) SOAP
13 1 (0.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 45 (40.54%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (10.81%) Client/Server
2 12 (10.81%) N-Tier
3 7 (6.31%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.41%) Social Network
5 1 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.90%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 40 (36.04%) Windows
2 3 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (86.49%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (71.17%) Scrum
3 76 (68.47%) Continuous Integration
3 76 (68.47%) TDD
4 68 (61.26%) Kanban
5 67 (60.36%) Dependency Injection
5 67 (60.36%) MVVM
6 58 (52.25%) Inversion of Control
7 29 (26.13%) Unit Testing
8 26 (23.42%) Test Automation
9 21 (18.92%) Test Scripting
10 13 (11.71%) Content Management
10 13 (11.71%) SDET
11 12 (10.81%) Event-Driven Architecture
12 9 (8.11%) E-Commerce
13 8 (7.21%) Acceptance Criteria
13 8 (7.21%) Functional Testing
13 8 (7.21%) Regression Testing
13 8 (7.21%) Test Strategy
14 6 (5.41%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 111 (100.00%) C#
2 31 (27.93%) SQL
3 15 (13.51%) VB.NET
4 13 (11.71%) VB
5 8 (7.21%) Java
6 4 (3.60%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.70%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.70%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.80%) C++
9 1 (0.90%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (7.21%) ISTQB
1 8 (7.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 8 (7.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (5.41%) Facebook
1 6 (5.41%) Oracle
1 6 (5.41%) Twitter
2 3 (2.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.80%) HP