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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
England / South West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 213 220 232
Rank change year-on-year +7 +12  
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 29 15 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.55% 0.29% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.23% 1.49% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 27 11 18
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £39,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 1301 1007 1148
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 24.58% 19.21% 19.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1098 882 974
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -4 22 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Dorset +4 6 £35,000 -13.04% 7
Gloucestershire - 1 £35,000 -
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 45 (86.54%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (75.00%) TDD
3 37 (71.15%) C#
4 35 (67.31%) NUnit
5 34 (65.38%) .NET
6 30 (57.69%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (55.77%) SQL Server
8 23 (44.23%) Inversion of Control
8 23 (44.23%) Castle Windsor
9 21 (40.38%) .NET Framework
10 20 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
10 20 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
10 20 (38.46%) OO
11 19 (36.54%) Scrum
11 19 (36.54%) WCF
12 18 (34.62%) ASP.NET
13 17 (32.69%) MVC
13 17 (32.69%) WPF
14 16 (30.77%) JavaScript
15 15 (28.85%) Java
16 14 (26.92%) Dependency Injection
17 13 (25.00%) Puppet
17 13 (25.00%) NoSQL
17 13 (25.00%) WebSphere
17 13 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
17 13 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
17 13 (25.00%) Tomcat
17 13 (25.00%) WebLogic
17 13 (25.00%) MySQL
17 13 (25.00%) Oracle

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 13 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
1 13 (25.00%) OpenStack
1 13 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 13 (25.00%) WebLogic
1 13 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.92%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 20 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) Broadband
2 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (55.77%) SQL Server
2 13 (25.00%) MySQL
2 13 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 13 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (21.15%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 35 (67.31%) NUnit
2 12 (23.08%) Rhino Mocks
3 11 (21.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (17.31%) Moq
5 5 (9.62%) JIRA
6 4 (7.69%) MSBuild
7 2 (3.85%) Ranorex
7 2 (3.85%) Selenium
8 1 (1.92%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.92%) Subversion
General
1 10 (19.23%) Finance
2 8 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.69%) Banking
4 3 (5.77%) Music Industry
5 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (88.46%) Developer
2 29 (55.77%) .NET Developer
3 20 (38.46%) C# Developer
4 17 (32.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (26.92%) Senior Developer
6 13 (25.00%) Full Stack Developer
6 13 (25.00%) Java Developer
7 9 (17.31%) Senior Full Stack Developer
7 9 (17.31%) Senior Java Developer
8 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (15.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (15.38%) Telecoms Developer
9 6 (11.54%) .NET Software Developer
9 6 (11.54%) C# Software Developer
9 6 (11.54%) Software Developer
10 5 (9.62%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 5 (9.62%) Senior C# Developer
11 4 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
11 4 (7.69%) Senior C# .NET Developer
12 2 (3.85%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (65.38%) .NET
2 23 (44.23%) Castle Windsor
3 21 (40.38%) .NET Framework
4 19 (36.54%) WCF
5 18 (34.62%) ASP.NET
6 17 (32.69%) WPF
7 12 (23.08%) HTML
8 11 (21.15%) Ninject
8 11 (21.15%) Spring.NET
8 11 (21.15%) Unity DI Container
9 7 (13.46%) NHibernate
10 6 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (9.62%) XML
12 4 (7.69%) Entity Framework
12 4 (7.69%) WinForms
13 3 (5.77%) LINQ
13 3 (5.77%) WF
14 2 (3.85%) CSS
15 1 (1.92%) jQuery
15 1 (1.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (5.77%) User Experience
3 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.92%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (86.54%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (75.00%) TDD
3 30 (57.69%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (44.23%) Inversion of Control
5 20 (38.46%) OO
6 19 (36.54%) Scrum
7 17 (32.69%) MVC
8 14 (26.92%) Dependency Injection
9 12 (23.08%) Responsive Web Design
10 11 (21.15%) Kanban
10 11 (21.15%) MVVM
10 11 (21.15%) Web Design
11 5 (9.62%) Software Engineering
12 4 (7.69%) Domain-Driven Design
12 4 (7.69%) OOD
13 3 (5.77%) ETL
13 3 (5.77%) Software Delivery
13 3 (5.77%) Test Automation
13 3 (5.77%) Unit Testing
14 2 (3.85%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 37 (71.15%) C#
2 16 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 15 (28.85%) Java
4 9 (17.31%) SQL
5 4 (7.69%) C++
5 4 (7.69%) VB
5 4 (7.69%) VB.NET
6 3 (5.77%) PL/SQL
6 3 (5.77%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.85%) Python
8 1 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) ISEB
2 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.92%) MCP
2 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (25.00%) Ansible
1 13 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) Oracle
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.92%) SAP
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