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 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 89 95
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6  
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 5 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.59% 0.34% 0.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.26% 2.40% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 4
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
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 South Wales with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 221 167 170
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 25.88% 14.02% 14.24%
Number of salaries quoted 183 148 149
Median salary £41,500 £41,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.21% +10.81%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,250
% change year-on-year - +0.59%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 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 3 months to 28 April 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
Cardiff +5 3 £42,500 +25.00%
Caerphilly - 2 £40,000 -
MSTest
Wales

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 5 (83.33%) NUnit
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) VB
4 3 (50.00%) VB.NET
4 3 (50.00%) Broadband
4 3 (50.00%) HTML
4 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (50.00%) CSS
4 3 (50.00%) WinForms
4 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (50.00%) Kanban
4 3 (50.00%) Spring.NET
4 3 (50.00%) Selenium
4 3 (50.00%) WPF
4 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (50.00%) MVVM
4 3 (50.00%) Rhino Mocks
4 3 (50.00%) Moq
4 3 (50.00%) Castle Windsor
4 3 (50.00%) Ninject

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 (16.67%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (33.33%) Couchbase
3 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) NUnit
2 3 (50.00%) Moq
2 3 (50.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (33.33%) MbUnit
3 2 (33.33%) Mercurial
3 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
3 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Law
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 4 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 3 (50.00%) Telecoms Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) Castle Windsor
2 3 (50.00%) CSS
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) Ninject
2 3 (50.00%) Spring.NET
2 3 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
2 3 (50.00%) WinForms
2 3 (50.00%) WPF
3 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (33.33%) CSS3
3 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
3 2 (33.33%) HTML5
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (33.33%) WCF
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (83.33%) Scrum
1 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (50.00%) Kanban
2 3 (50.00%) MVVM
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) ATDD
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test-First Development
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Web Development
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) VB
2 3 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (33.33%) TypeScript
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft