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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
England / South East
Rank 359 372 342
Rank change year-on-year +13 -30  
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 36 83 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.43% 0.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.27% 2.47% 3.21%
Number of salaries quoted 32 83 115
Median salary £38,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
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 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 2826 3359 3585
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 19.10% 17.44% 17.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2474 3056 3043
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

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 26 March 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 26 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
Surrey +35 9 £27,500 -45.00%
Berkshire +34 7 £46,250 +2.77% 1
Hampshire +24 7 £35,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +3 4 £50,000 +11.11% 2
East Sussex +5 3 £27,500 -38.88% 2
West Sussex +4 3 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Oxfordshire 0 3 £52,500 +16.66% 2
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 85 (94.44%) C#
2 80 (88.89%) .NET
3 71 (78.89%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (77.78%) NUnit
5 62 (68.89%) Scrum
6 58 (64.44%) SQL Server
7 43 (47.78%) ASP.NET
8 42 (46.67%) TDD
9 41 (45.56%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (42.22%) Windows
11 36 (40.00%) SQL
11 36 (40.00%) WPF
11 36 (40.00%) Unity DI Container
12 35 (38.89%) Inversion of Control
12 35 (38.89%) MVVM
12 35 (38.89%) Rhino Mocks
13 34 (37.78%) WinForms
13 34 (37.78%) MVC
14 33 (36.67%) Kanban
14 33 (36.67%) Spring.NET
14 33 (36.67%) ASP.NET MVC
14 33 (36.67%) Dependency Injection
14 33 (36.67%) Ninject
15 32 (35.56%) Moq
16 31 (34.44%) Castle Windsor
17 30 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
18 28 (31.11%) jQuery
18 28 (31.11%) JavaScript
19 27 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
19 27 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API

MSTest
Top Related 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 6 (6.67%) CMS
2 2 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (8.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 27 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.78%) Broadband
2 2 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (64.44%) SQL Server
2 22 (24.44%) SQL Server 2014
3 9 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.22%) MySQL
6 2 (2.22%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.11%) GIS
7 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 70 (77.78%) NUnit
2 35 (38.89%) Rhino Mocks
3 32 (35.56%) Moq
4 30 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (23.33%) Selenium
6 20 (22.22%) Visual Studio
7 12 (13.33%) WebDriver
8 8 (8.89%) SoapUI
9 6 (6.67%) JIRA
9 6 (6.67%) TeamCity
10 5 (5.56%) HP UFT
10 5 (5.56%) JMeter
10 5 (5.56%) SpecFlow
11 4 (4.44%) NCover
12 3 (3.33%) Cucumber
12 3 (3.33%) Protractor
13 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
13 2 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (2.22%) StarTeam
13 2 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 20 (22.22%) Finance
2 7 (7.78%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.33%) Banking
3 3 (3.33%) Marketing
3 3 (3.33%) Music Industry
4 2 (2.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 66 (73.33%) Developer
2 53 (58.89%) .NET Developer
3 26 (28.89%) C# Developer
4 24 (26.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 18 (20.00%) C# WPF Developer
5 18 (20.00%) WPF Developer
6 12 (13.33%) Senior Developer
7 10 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
8 8 (8.89%) Analyst
8 8 (8.89%) Software Developer
8 8 (8.89%) Test Analyst
9 7 (7.78%) Junior
9 7 (7.78%) Junior .NET Developer
9 7 (7.78%) Junior Developer
9 7 (7.78%) Telecoms Developer
10 5 (5.56%) Development Team Leader
10 5 (5.56%) Team Leader
11 4 (4.44%) Support Officer
12 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 3 (3.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (88.89%) .NET
2 43 (47.78%) ASP.NET
3 36 (40.00%) Unity DI Container
3 36 (40.00%) WPF
4 34 (37.78%) WinForms
5 33 (36.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 33 (36.67%) Ninject
5 33 (36.67%) Spring.NET
6 31 (34.44%) Castle Windsor
7 28 (31.11%) jQuery
8 27 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 22 (24.44%) AngularJS
9 22 (24.44%) KnockoutJS
10 16 (17.78%) .NET Framework
11 13 (14.44%) WCF
12 9 (10.00%) XML
13 8 (8.89%) HTML
14 7 (7.78%) HTML5
15 5 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 4 (4.44%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.56%) Enterprise Software
1 14 (15.56%) Social Network
2 6 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.56%) N-Tier
4 4 (4.44%) Tandem
5 3 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.22%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.22%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 38 (42.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (78.89%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (68.89%) Scrum
3 42 (46.67%) TDD
4 41 (45.56%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (38.89%) Inversion of Control
5 35 (38.89%) MVVM
6 34 (37.78%) MVC
7 33 (36.67%) Dependency Injection
7 33 (36.67%) Kanban
8 18 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 18 (20.00%) OO
9 17 (18.89%) Unit Testing
10 15 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
11 10 (11.11%) Test Scripting
12 9 (10.00%) Automated Testing
13 8 (8.89%) Test Strategy
14 7 (7.78%) SOA
15 5 (5.56%) Service Delivery
15 5 (5.56%) Software Engineering
15 5 (5.56%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (94.44%) C#
2 36 (40.00%) SQL
3 28 (31.11%) JavaScript
4 20 (22.22%) TypeScript
5 7 (7.78%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.44%) Java
6 4 (4.44%) VB
7 3 (3.33%) C
8 2 (2.22%) C++
8 2 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (8.89%) Degree
2 7 (7.78%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (18.89%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.56%) Facebook
2 14 (15.56%) Twitter
3 5 (5.56%) Oracle
4 3 (3.33%) HP
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