Period
to 20 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 20 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 913 755 689
Rank change year-on-year -158 -66 -55
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 179 461 591
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.26% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.63% 1.28% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 148 417 554
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £33,925 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,875 £66,250 £73,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +6.25%

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 with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 28,195 36,058 36,208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.31% 20.60% 20.42%
Number of salaries quoted 22,389 29,253 29,866
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in the UK

MSTest
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for MSTest in the UK

MSTest
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MSTest over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Salary histogram for MSTest in the UK

MSTest
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the UK over the 6 months to 20 July 2019. 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
England -159 165 £50,000 - 55
UK excluding London -100 123 £50,000 +5.26% 34
London -19 54 £62,500 +13.64% 21
South East -32 39 £50,000 +17.65% 13
North of England -62 33 £45,000 -10.00% 9
North West -26 21 £50,000 - 7
East of England +67 20 £45,000 -14.29% 3
South West 0 14 £37,500 -21.05% 3
Yorkshire -9 12 £45,000 - 2
Scotland +8 11 £50,000 -19.68%
Midlands +24 5 £40,000 -5.88% 6
West Midlands +8 3 £40,000 -5.88% 6
East Midlands +14 2 - -
Wales +9 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, IT jobs citing MSTest also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for MSTest.

1 168 (93.85%) C#
2 162 (90.50%) .NET
3 154 (86.03%) Agile Software Development
4 139 (77.65%) NUnit
5 99 (55.31%) Scrum
6 95 (53.07%) Unit Testing
7 89 (49.72%) SQL Server
8 83 (46.37%) Microsoft
9 73 (40.78%) JavaScript
10 72 (40.22%) TDD
11 70 (39.11%) ASP.NET
12 69 (38.55%) SQL
13 68 (37.99%) Moq
14 65 (36.31%) Continuous Integration
15 63 (35.20%) WPF
15 63 (35.20%) Finance
16 62 (34.64%) Software Engineering
16 62 (34.64%) HTML
17 60 (33.52%) CSS
18 58 (32.40%) WCF
18 58 (32.40%) .NET Framework
19 51 (28.49%) Test Automation
20 50 (27.93%) Microsoft Azure
20 50 (27.93%) .NET Core
21 49 (27.37%) RESTful
22 48 (26.82%) Git (software)
22 48 (26.82%) ASP.NET Web API
23 46 (25.70%) Kanban
23 46 (25.70%) MVC
24 44 (24.58%) Visual Studio

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 5 (2.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (2.23%) Confluence
2 4 (2.23%) NServiceBus
3 3 (1.68%) IIS
3 3 (1.68%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.12%) CMS
4 2 (1.12%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.56%) DNN
Applications
1 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (5.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.68%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.68%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.68%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (27.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.59%) Azure Active Directory
3 9 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.91%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (3.35%) Serverless
5 6 (3.35%) Trello
6 4 (2.23%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.68%) SaaS
8 2 (1.12%) Azure Functions
8 2 (1.12%) GitHub
8 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Flow
8 2 (1.12%) npm
8 2 (1.12%) Office 365
8 2 (1.12%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.12%) PowerApps
8 2 (1.12%) Slack
9 1 (0.56%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.56%) NuGet
9 1 (0.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.47%) HTTP
2 1 (0.56%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (49.72%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.06%) Relational Database
3 13 (7.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (6.70%) NoSQL
5 11 (6.15%) MongoDB
6 10 (5.59%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (3.91%) RDBMS
8 6 (3.35%) MariaDB
9 5 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (1.12%) Couchbase
12 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.12%) MySQL
12 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.12%) Power BI
12 2 (1.12%) Redis
13 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 139 (77.65%) NUnit
2 68 (37.99%) Moq
3 48 (26.82%) Git (software)
4 44 (24.58%) Visual Studio
5 35 (19.55%) SpecFlow
6 33 (18.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (14.53%) Ranorex
7 26 (14.53%) TeamCity
8 24 (13.41%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 23 (12.85%) Octopus Deploy
10 21 (11.73%) Visual Studio Team System
11 15 (8.38%) Selenium
11 15 (8.38%) Subversion
12 14 (7.82%) JIRA
13 13 (7.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (7.26%) xUnit.net
14 10 (5.59%) GitLab
15 8 (4.47%) Bitbucket
15 8 (4.47%) WebDriver
16 7 (3.91%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 63 (35.20%) Finance
2 11 (6.15%) Retail
3 6 (3.35%) Games
4 5 (2.79%) Legal
5 2 (1.12%) Advertising
5 2 (1.12%) Back Office
5 2 (1.12%) Banking
5 2 (1.12%) Retail Finance
6 1 (0.56%) Local Government
6 1 (0.56%) Marketing
6 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 122 (68.16%) Developer
2 63 (35.20%) .NET Developer
3 62 (34.64%) C# Developer
4 37 (20.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 33 (18.44%) Senior Developer
5 33 (18.44%) Software Developer
6 22 (12.29%) C# Software Developer
7 21 (11.73%) Agile Developer
7 21 (11.73%) Senior Agile Developer
8 20 (11.17%) Software Engineer
9 18 (10.06%) C# Software Engineer
9 18 (10.06%) C# WPF Developer
9 18 (10.06%) WPF Developer
10 17 (9.50%) .NET Software Engineer
11 14 (7.82%) .NET Software Developer
11 14 (7.82%) Senior .NET Developer
12 13 (7.26%) QA Leader
13 12 (6.70%) Senior C# Developer
13 12 (6.70%) Senior Software Developer
14 11 (6.15%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (90.50%) .NET
2 70 (39.11%) ASP.NET
3 63 (35.20%) WPF
4 62 (34.64%) HTML
5 60 (33.52%) CSS
6 58 (32.40%) .NET Framework
6 58 (32.40%) WCF
7 50 (27.93%) .NET Core
8 49 (27.37%) RESTful
9 48 (26.82%) ASP.NET Web API
10 41 (22.91%) jQuery
11 40 (22.35%) XML
12 37 (20.67%) SOAP
13 36 (20.11%) Web Services
14 34 (18.99%) ASP.NET MVC
15 32 (17.88%) AngularJS
16 30 (16.76%) REST
17 25 (13.97%) LINQ
17 25 (13.97%) XSLT
18 24 (13.41%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.06%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (5.59%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (5.59%) Social Network
3 7 (3.91%) Hedge funds
3 7 (3.91%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.68%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.68%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.68%) User Experience
5 3 (1.68%) Wiki
6 2 (1.12%) Life Science
6 2 (1.12%) Robotics
6 2 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.56%) Derivative
7 1 (0.56%) Equities
7 1 (0.56%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.70%) Windows
2 6 (3.35%) Android
3 5 (2.79%) Linux
4 3 (1.68%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.12%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (86.03%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (55.31%) Scrum
3 95 (53.07%) Unit Testing
4 72 (40.22%) TDD
5 65 (36.31%) Continuous Integration
6 62 (34.64%) Software Engineering
7 51 (28.49%) Test Automation
8 46 (25.70%) Kanban
8 46 (25.70%) MVC
9 44 (24.58%) MVVM
10 43 (24.02%) DevOps
11 42 (23.46%) OO
12 28 (15.64%) UML
13 24 (13.41%) Dependency Injection
13 24 (13.41%) DSDM
13 24 (13.41%) RUP
13 24 (13.41%) Use Case
14 22 (12.29%) Microservices
15 21 (11.73%) SDLC
16 20 (11.17%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 168 (93.85%) C#
2 73 (40.78%) JavaScript
3 69 (38.55%) SQL
4 39 (21.79%) T-SQL
5 38 (21.23%) Java
6 26 (14.53%) C++
7 25 (13.97%) PL/SQL
8 15 (8.38%) PowerShell
8 15 (8.38%) TypeScript
9 9 (5.03%) VC++
10 6 (3.35%) Python
11 2 (1.12%) PHP
12 1 (0.56%) Ruby
12 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (10.61%) Degree
2 9 (5.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.23%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.68%) ISEB
5 1 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (24.02%) QA
2 2 (1.12%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (11.73%) Docker
2 10 (5.59%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.56%) LXC
3 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (12.29%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (7.26%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 83 (46.37%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.15%) Oracle
3 10 (5.59%) Facebook
3 10 (5.59%) Twitter
4 7 (3.91%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.12%) HP
5 2 (1.12%) Tableau
6 1 (0.56%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.56%) Pega
6 1 (0.56%) TOWER Software