Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
England > South West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 310 333 336
Rank change year-on-year +23 +3 -26
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 29 14 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.28% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.19% 0.68% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 25 12 21
South West median annual salary £37,500 £41,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.64% +10.67% -20.63%
10th Percentile £31,100 £22,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £46,000 £41,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +8.89% -

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 West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 2439 2056 2250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 23.74% 18.85% 19.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2042 1769 1899
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in the South West

MSTest
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for MSTest in the South West

MSTest
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MSTest in the South West over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MSTest in the South West

MSTest
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the South West region over the 6 months to 23 November 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
Dorset +15 14 £35,000 -15.66%
Bristol -18 14 £62,500 +42.05%
Gloucestershire - 1 £45,000 -
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 West region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 22 (75.86%) C#
2 21 (72.41%) TDD
2 21 (72.41%) NUnit
3 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (55.17%) .NET
5 14 (48.28%) WPF
6 11 (37.93%) VB.NET
6 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
6 11 (37.93%) Windows
6 11 (37.93%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (34.48%) Test Automation
7 10 (34.48%) VB
8 9 (31.03%) Scrum
8 9 (31.03%) WinForms
8 9 (31.03%) Software Testing
8 9 (31.03%) Selenium
8 9 (31.03%) Kanban
8 9 (31.03%) MVVM
8 9 (31.03%) Ranorex
9 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (27.59%) Dependency Injection
9 8 (27.59%) Ninject
9 8 (27.59%) Spring.NET
9 8 (27.59%) Music Industry
9 8 (27.59%) QA
10 7 (24.14%) OO
10 7 (24.14%) Unit Testing
11 6 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (20.69%) XML
11 6 (20.69%) C++

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.45%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (72.41%) NUnit
2 9 (31.03%) Ranorex
2 9 (31.03%) Selenium
3 6 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (17.24%) eggPlant
5 2 (6.90%) JIRA
5 2 (6.90%) Moq
5 2 (6.90%) Subversion
6 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (27.59%) Music Industry
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (58.62%) Developer
2 12 (41.38%) .NET Developer
3 7 (24.14%) Senior Developer
4 6 (20.69%) C# Developer
5 5 (17.24%) Automation Test Lead
5 5 (17.24%) Test Leader
6 4 (13.79%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (10.34%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (10.34%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (10.34%) Test Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) Analyst
8 2 (6.90%) C# Software Developer
8 2 (6.90%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) Test Analyst
8 2 (6.90%) Test Automation Engineer
9 1 (3.45%) Graduate
9 1 (3.45%) Java Developer
9 1 (3.45%) Software Developer
9 1 (3.45%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (55.17%) .NET
2 14 (48.28%) WPF
3 9 (31.03%) WinForms
4 8 (27.59%) Ninject
4 8 (27.59%) Spring.NET
5 6 (20.69%) XML
6 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
6 5 (17.24%) Gherkin
7 4 (13.79%) .NET Framework
7 4 (13.79%) LINQ
7 4 (13.79%) WCF
7 4 (13.79%) WF
8 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (10.34%) CSS
8 3 (10.34%) HTML
8 3 (10.34%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (6.90%) HTML5
9 2 (6.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.90%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) TDD
2 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (37.93%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (34.48%) Test Automation
5 9 (31.03%) Kanban
5 9 (31.03%) MVVM
5 9 (31.03%) Scrum
5 9 (31.03%) Software Testing
6 8 (27.59%) Dependency Injection
7 7 (24.14%) OO
7 7 (24.14%) Unit Testing
8 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
9 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (13.79%) MVC
11 2 (6.90%) Artificial Intelligence
11 2 (6.90%) BDD
11 2 (6.90%) ETL
11 2 (6.90%) OOD
11 2 (6.90%) SOA
11 2 (6.90%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (75.86%) C#
2 11 (37.93%) VB.NET
3 10 (34.48%) VB
4 6 (20.69%) C++
4 6 (20.69%) SQL
5 5 (17.24%) T-SQL
6 4 (13.79%) PL/SQL
6 4 (13.79%) Python
7 3 (10.34%) Java
7 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
8 2 (6.90%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) MCP
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Ansible
1 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) SAP
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle