Period
to 14 August 2020

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 14 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
England > South East
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 300 477 458
Rank change year-on-year +177 -19 +13
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 18 37 97
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.14% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.84% 0.66% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 23 36 89
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,938 £33,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £61,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 2,150 5,592 6,359
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.38% 21.43% 21.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,856 4,703 5,516
Median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,820 £32,250
90th Percentile £73,500 £74,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MSTest as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MSTest in the South East.

Salary trend for MSTest in the South East

MSTest
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing MSTest in the South East over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

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 14 August 2020. 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 +81 12 £55,000 -8.33%
Thames Valley +133 6 £42,500 +11.84%
Buckinghamshire +70 5 £42,500 +13.33%
Berkshire +108 1 £60,000 +57.89%
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 18 (100.00%) C#
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
1 18 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 18 (100.00%) NUnit
1 18 (100.00%) Moq
2 17 (94.44%) Unit Testing
3 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (72.22%) Git (software)
3 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
3 13 (72.22%) SQL Server
3 13 (72.22%) ASP.NET Web API
4 12 (66.67%) REST
4 12 (66.67%) NoSQL
4 12 (66.67%) Azure
4 12 (66.67%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (66.67%) Software Engineering
5 11 (61.11%) MVC
6 10 (55.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (38.89%) .NET Core
8 6 (33.33%) SOLID
8 6 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 6 (33.33%) TDD
9 5 (27.78%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (27.78%) CRM
9 5 (27.78%) RESTful
9 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET Core
9 5 (27.78%) Microservices
10 4 (22.22%) Dynamics 365

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 3 (16.67%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (66.67%) Azure
2 4 (22.22%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (72.22%) SQL Server
2 12 (66.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (100.00%) Moq
1 18 (100.00%) NUnit
2 13 (72.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 18 (100.00%) Developer
2 17 (94.44%) C# .NET Developer
2 17 (94.44%) C# Developer
3 6 (33.33%) Full Stack Developer
4 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (27.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (27.78%) CRM Developer
5 4 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 4 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Angular Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
1 18 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 13 (72.22%) ASP.NET Web API
3 12 (66.67%) REST
4 10 (55.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (38.89%) .NET Core
6 6 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET Core
7 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 5 (27.78%) RESTful
8 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
8 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
8 1 (5.56%) CSS
8 1 (5.56%) HTML
8 1 (5.56%) Node.js
8 1 (5.56%) WCF
8 1 (5.56%) XML
8 1 (5.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (66.67%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Unit Testing
2 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (66.67%) Software Engineering
4 11 (61.11%) MVC
5 6 (33.33%) SOLID
5 6 (33.33%) TDD
6 5 (27.78%) CRM
6 5 (27.78%) Microservices
7 1 (5.56%) Acceptance Criteria
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.56%) Escalation Management
7 1 (5.56%) Lean Software Development
7 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.56%) OO
7 1 (5.56%) Pair Programming
7 1 (5.56%) Project Management
7 1 (5.56%) SOA
7 1 (5.56%) UML
7 1 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft