Period
to 10 December 2019

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 10 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
England > South East
6 months to
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 468 470 440
Rank change year-on-year +2 -30 +31
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 19 63 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.078% 0.22% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.39% 1.08% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 16 56 115
South East median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £36,875 £39,375 £33,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £67,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%

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 4,881 5,836 6,266
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.95% 20.67% 20.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4,129 5,085 5,390
South East median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.47% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 10 December 2019.

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 10 December 2019. 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
Thames Valley +49 9 £42,500 -8.11% 2
Surrey -22 5 £66,250 +32.50% 2
Berkshire - 4 £38,000 -
Buckinghamshire +17 3 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Hampshire +12 3 £38,750 -18.42% 1
Oxfordshire +23 2 £46,250 -15.91% 1
West Sussex +9 1 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Kent -12 1 £32,500 +4.00%
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2019, 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 17 (89.47%) C#
2 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (78.95%) .NET
4 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
4 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
5 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
5 9 (47.37%) TDD
5 9 (47.37%) Unit Testing
5 9 (47.37%) DevOps
6 8 (42.11%) AngularJS
6 8 (42.11%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (42.11%) PowerShell
6 8 (42.11%) Azure
6 8 (42.11%) Node.js
6 8 (42.11%) .NET Framework
7 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (36.84%) Visual Studio
7 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
7 7 (36.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (31.58%) MVC
8 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
8 6 (31.58%) SOAP
8 6 (31.58%) NUnit
8 6 (31.58%) Scrum
9 5 (26.32%) QA
9 5 (26.32%) Web Services
9 5 (26.32%) Windows
9 5 (26.32%) SQL
9 5 (26.32%) HTML
9 5 (26.32%) Test Automation

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 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) Azure
2 4 (21.05%) AWS
2 4 (21.05%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) Azure Functions
2 4 (21.05%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (21.05%) GitHub
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Flow
2 4 (21.05%) NuGet
2 4 (21.05%) Office 365
2 4 (21.05%) OpenShift
2 4 (21.05%) Power Platform
2 4 (21.05%) PowerApps
2 4 (21.05%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (21.05%) Power BI
3 4 (21.05%) RDBMS
3 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.26%) MariaDB
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Visual Studio Team System
2 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
2 7 (36.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (36.84%) Visual Studio
3 6 (31.58%) NUnit
4 4 (21.05%) Bugzilla
4 4 (21.05%) GitLab
4 4 (21.05%) JIRA
4 4 (21.05%) MSBuild
4 4 (21.05%) Ranorex
4 4 (21.05%) ReSharper
4 4 (21.05%) Selenium
4 4 (21.05%) SonarQube
4 4 (21.05%) TeamCity
4 4 (21.05%) TestDirector
4 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
5 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
5 3 (15.79%) Postman
5 3 (15.79%) Robot Framework
5 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) C# Developer
3 4 (21.05%) CRM Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Azure DevOps
4 3 (15.79%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) C# Software Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Software Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior DevOps
5 2 (10.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Azure Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (78.95%) .NET
2 8 (42.11%) .NET Framework
2 8 (42.11%) AngularJS
2 8 (42.11%) Node.js
3 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
3 6 (31.58%) SOAP
4 5 (26.32%) HTML
4 5 (26.32%) HTML5
4 5 (26.32%) Web Services
5 4 (21.05%) jQuery
5 4 (21.05%) WPF
6 3 (15.79%) React
6 3 (15.79%) REST
6 3 (15.79%) WCF
7 2 (10.53%) Ajax
7 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (10.53%) JSON
7 2 (10.53%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (10.53%) RESTful
8 1 (5.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Social Network
2 1 (5.26%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) DevOps
2 9 (47.37%) TDD
2 9 (47.37%) Unit Testing
3 6 (31.58%) MVC
3 6 (31.58%) Scrum
4 5 (26.32%) Kanban
4 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
5 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (21.05%) CRM
5 4 (21.05%) Presales
5 4 (21.05%) Prototyping
5 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
5 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
5 4 (21.05%) Validation
5 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
6 3 (15.79%) BDD
6 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) C#
2 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
3 8 (42.11%) PowerShell
4 5 (26.32%) SQL
5 3 (15.79%) Ruby
5 3 (15.79%) VC++
6 1 (5.26%) Java
6 1 (5.26%) Python
6 1 (5.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
1 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
1 4 (21.05%) Docker
1 4 (21.05%) LXC
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (21.05%) Kubernetes
3 3 (15.79%) Ansible
3 3 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (15.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) HP
3 2 (10.53%) Xamarin
4 1 (5.26%) Facebook
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Twitter