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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
England / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 365 347 369
Rank change year-on-year -18 +22  
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 27 99 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.18% 0.54% 0.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.93% 3.06% 2.98%
Number of salaries quoted 25 99 105
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,200 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,000 £50,000
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 the South East with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 2889 3237 3519
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 19.67% 17.61% 16.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2540 2930 2964
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Buckinghamshire - 8 £50,000 -
Hampshire -21 6 £38,750 +10.71% 2
Berkshire +32 5 £45,000 -18.18%
Surrey +21 3 £27,500 -45.00% 1
West Sussex -4 2 £45,000 +80.00%
East Sussex +9 1 £35,000 -17.64%
Kent +4 1 £37,500 - 1
Oxfordshire +3 1 £52,500 +21.38%
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 58 (95.08%) C#
2 54 (88.52%) NUnit
3 49 (80.33%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (72.13%) .NET
5 37 (60.66%) SQL Server
6 34 (55.74%) Scrum
7 33 (54.10%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (45.90%) TDD
9 27 (44.26%) WPF
10 26 (42.62%) Windows
11 25 (40.98%) MVVM
12 24 (39.34%) Ninject
12 24 (39.34%) Kanban
12 24 (39.34%) Spring.NET
12 24 (39.34%) Dependency Injection
12 24 (39.34%) Inversion of Control
12 24 (39.34%) Selenium
12 24 (39.34%) SQL
12 24 (39.34%) Unity DI Container
13 21 (34.43%) WebDriver
14 20 (32.79%) Rhino Mocks
14 20 (32.79%) Moq
14 20 (32.79%) SQL Server 2016
15 19 (31.15%) Castle Windsor
15 19 (31.15%) Test Automation
15 19 (31.15%) Unit Testing
16 17 (27.87%) WinForms
16 17 (27.87%) Greenfield Project
17 16 (26.23%) ASP.NET
18 15 (24.59%) JavaScript

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 12 (19.67%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.84%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.64%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) Broadband
2 2 (3.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (60.66%) SQL Server
2 20 (32.79%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.64%) MySQL
4 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 54 (88.52%) NUnit
2 24 (39.34%) Selenium
3 21 (34.43%) WebDriver
4 20 (32.79%) Moq
4 20 (32.79%) Rhino Mocks
5 13 (21.31%) Visual Studio
6 12 (19.67%) SoapUI
7 11 (18.03%) HP UFT
7 11 (18.03%) JMeter
7 11 (18.03%) SpecFlow
8 9 (14.75%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (11.48%) TeamCity
10 4 (6.56%) Protractor
11 3 (4.92%) JIRA
12 1 (1.64%) Bugzilla
12 1 (1.64%) CruiseControl
12 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
12 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
12 1 (1.64%) StarTeam
12 1 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 10 (16.39%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Banking
2 4 (6.56%) Marketing
2 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.64%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 50 (81.97%) Developer
2 37 (60.66%) .NET Developer
3 12 (19.67%) Software Developer
4 11 (18.03%) C# .NET Developer
4 11 (18.03%) C# Developer
5 8 (13.11%) C# WPF Developer
5 8 (13.11%) Junior
5 8 (13.11%) Junior .NET Developer
5 8 (13.11%) Junior Developer
5 8 (13.11%) WPF Developer
6 6 (9.84%) Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) Test Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (8.20%) Senior Developer
8 4 (6.56%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Telecoms Developer
9 2 (3.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Developer in Test
9 2 (3.28%) Graduate .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (72.13%) .NET
2 27 (44.26%) WPF
3 24 (39.34%) Ninject
3 24 (39.34%) Spring.NET
3 24 (39.34%) Unity DI Container
4 19 (31.15%) Castle Windsor
5 17 (27.87%) WinForms
6 16 (26.23%) ASP.NET
7 14 (22.95%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (18.03%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (13.11%) AngularJS
9 8 (13.11%) jQuery
10 7 (11.48%) .NET Framework
10 7 (11.48%) WCF
11 6 (9.84%) KnockoutJS
12 4 (6.56%) Entity Framework
13 3 (4.92%) CSS
13 3 (4.92%) HTML
14 2 (3.28%) HTML5
14 2 (3.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.87%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (19.67%) Client/Server
3 11 (18.03%) N-Tier
4 10 (16.39%) Tandem
5 5 (8.20%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (6.56%) Social Network
7 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.28%) FMCG
8 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (42.62%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (80.33%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (55.74%) Scrum
3 33 (54.10%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (45.90%) TDD
5 25 (40.98%) MVVM
6 24 (39.34%) Dependency Injection
6 24 (39.34%) Inversion of Control
6 24 (39.34%) Kanban
7 19 (31.15%) Test Automation
7 19 (31.15%) Unit Testing
8 15 (24.59%) Test Scripting
9 14 (22.95%) MVC
10 11 (18.03%) Content Management
10 11 (18.03%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 11 (18.03%) SDET
11 7 (11.48%) Test Strategy
12 5 (8.20%) Analytics
12 5 (8.20%) E-Commerce
12 5 (8.20%) Manual Testing
12 5 (8.20%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (95.08%) C#
2 24 (39.34%) SQL
3 15 (24.59%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.84%) TypeScript
5 4 (6.56%) VB
5 4 (6.56%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.28%) C++
7 1 (1.64%) C
7 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Degree
2 6 (9.84%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.64%) ISEB
4 1 (1.64%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.56%) Facebook
2 4 (6.56%) HP
2 4 (6.56%) Oracle
2 4 (6.56%) Twitter
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