Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 26 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 138 141
Rank change year-on-year +24 +3 -24
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 5 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.32% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.53% 1.71% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 5
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £30,250 £30,850
90th Percentile £46,000 £41,000 £37,500
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -1.41%

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 South Wales with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 326 350 392
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 20.70% 15.04% 16.14%
Number of salaries quoted 282 315 340
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £26,025 £25,100 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £48,900 £47,250
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% -

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in South Wales

MSTest
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for MSTest in South Wales

MSTest
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 26 July 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
Cardiff +22 3 £42,500 +28.79%
Caerphilly - 2 £40,000 -
MSTest
Wales

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 Wales region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) NUnit
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (60.00%) Selenium
3 3 (60.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (40.00%) VB
4 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (40.00%) Broadband
4 2 (40.00%) Test-First Development
4 2 (40.00%) WinForms
4 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (40.00%) WCF
4 2 (40.00%) WPF
4 2 (40.00%) Web Development
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) Mercurial
4 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 1 (20.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Couchbase
2 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) NUnit
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) MbUnit
3 2 (40.00%) Mercurial
3 2 (40.00%) Moq
3 2 (40.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Law
2 1 (20.00%) Legal
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Telecoms Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (40.00%) Castle Windsor
3 2 (40.00%) CSS3
3 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
3 2 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (40.00%) Ninject
3 2 (40.00%) Spring.NET
3 2 (40.00%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (40.00%) WCF
3 2 (40.00%) WinForms
3 2 (40.00%) WPF
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
1 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) ATDD
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (40.00%) Kanban
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) MVVM
3 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (40.00%) Test-First Development
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) TypeScript
3 2 (40.00%) VB
3 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft