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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
England / South West
Rank 209 251 229
Rank change year-on-year +42 -22  
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 22 4 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.44% 0.068% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.88% 0.37% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 19 4 20
Median salary £50,000 £39,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.58% +12.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £41,500 £37,750
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 West with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1168 1091 1152
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 23.19% 18.58% 19.03%
Number of salaries quoted 990 935 1008
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,625
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,900 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 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
Bristol - 17 £50,000 - 5
Dorset +31 4 £38,750 -6.62%
Wiltshire - 1 £35,000 -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 38 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (77.50%) C#
2 31 (77.50%) .NET
3 30 (75.00%) TDD
3 30 (75.00%) NUnit
4 24 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (57.50%) WCF
5 23 (57.50%) .NET Framework
6 21 (52.50%) Inversion of Control
6 21 (52.50%) Castle Windsor
7 20 (50.00%) WPF
8 19 (47.50%) ASP.NET
9 18 (45.00%) MVC
10 17 (42.50%) OO
11 15 (37.50%) SQL Server
11 15 (37.50%) Dependency Injection
11 15 (37.50%) Unity DI Container
12 13 (32.50%) Scrum
12 13 (32.50%) Windows
12 13 (32.50%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (32.50%) Moq
13 12 (30.00%) MVVM
13 12 (30.00%) Rhino Mocks
13 12 (30.00%) Ninject
13 12 (30.00%) Kanban
13 12 (30.00%) Spring.NET
13 12 (30.00%) Java
14 11 (27.50%) SQL
15 10 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
16 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC

MSTest
Top Related 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 13 (32.50%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (20.00%) OpenStack
2 8 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 8 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 8 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (22.50%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) Internet
2 4 (10.00%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (20.00%) MySQL
2 8 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 8 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (75.00%) NUnit
2 13 (32.50%) Moq
3 12 (30.00%) Rhino Mocks
4 6 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (95.00%) Developer
2 26 (65.00%) .NET Developer
3 15 (37.50%) C# Developer
4 14 (35.00%) Senior Developer
5 13 (32.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
6 10 (25.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 10 (25.00%) Senior C# Developer
7 9 (22.50%) Graduate
7 9 (22.50%) Graduate Developer
8 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (20.00%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 8 (20.00%) Internet Developer
8 8 (20.00%) Java Developer
8 8 (20.00%) Junior
8 8 (20.00%) Junior .NET Developer
8 8 (20.00%) Junior Developer
9 6 (15.00%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (77.50%) .NET
2 23 (57.50%) .NET Framework
2 23 (57.50%) WCF
3 21 (52.50%) Castle Windsor
4 20 (50.00%) WPF
5 19 (47.50%) ASP.NET
6 15 (37.50%) Unity DI Container
7 12 (30.00%) Ninject
7 12 (30.00%) Spring.NET
8 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (22.50%) HTML
8 9 (22.50%) WinForms
9 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 5 (12.50%) Entity Framework
10 5 (12.50%) XML
11 4 (10.00%) LINQ
11 4 (10.00%) NHibernate
11 4 (10.00%) WF
12 1 (2.50%) CSS
12 1 (2.50%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.50%) User Experience
3 1 (2.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (75.00%) TDD
3 24 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (52.50%) Inversion of Control
5 18 (45.00%) MVC
6 17 (42.50%) OO
7 15 (37.50%) Dependency Injection
8 13 (32.50%) Scrum
9 12 (30.00%) Kanban
9 12 (30.00%) MVVM
10 10 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
11 9 (22.50%) Web Design
12 8 (20.00%) Web Application Development
13 5 (12.50%) OOD
13 5 (12.50%) Software Engineering
14 4 (10.00%) ETL
14 4 (10.00%) Software Delivery
14 4 (10.00%) System Testing
15 3 (7.50%) Multithreading
16 2 (5.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 31 (77.50%) C#
2 12 (30.00%) Java
3 11 (27.50%) SQL
4 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.00%) C++
5 4 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 4 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.50%) VB
6 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) ISEB
2 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) Ansible
1 8 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle
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