Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 838 685 612
Rank change year-on-year -153 -73 -56
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 329 557 781
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.32% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.00% 1.55% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 298 524 740
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +25.00% -2.22%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £72,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +18.75% -

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 33,005 35,842 35,211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.07% 20.47% 18.35%
Number of salaries quoted 26,686 29,105 30,409
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018. 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 -127 321 £50,000 -9.09% 43
UK excluding London -47 242 £47,500 - 38
South East +4 95 £50,000 +11.11% 10
London -96 83 £62,500 +4.17% 12
North of England -20 79 £45,000 -18.18% 11
North West -13 56 £50,000 - 6
East of England +19 30 £45,000 -14.29% 8
Yorkshire -2 20 £45,000 -18.18% 4
South West -3 19 £47,500 +11.76%
Midlands +13 12 £42,500 +13.33% 2
West Midlands +20 7 £47,500 +26.67% 2
Scotland - 7 £55,000 - 2
East Midlands -10 5 £40,000 -
North East -7 3 £52,500 +5.00% 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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.

1 319 (96.96%) C#
2 295 (89.67%) Agile Software Development
3 289 (87.84%) .NET
4 232 (70.52%) Scrum
5 217 (65.96%) NUnit
6 204 (62.01%) Continuous Integration
7 183 (55.62%) Finance
8 159 (48.33%) Test Automation
9 151 (45.90%) SQL Server
10 146 (44.38%) WPF
11 140 (42.55%) Software Engineering
12 128 (38.91%) MVVM
13 124 (37.69%) Microsoft
14 121 (36.78%) TDD
15 114 (34.65%) OO
16 110 (33.43%) JavaScript
17 109 (33.13%) Visual Studio
18 108 (32.83%) SQL
19 106 (32.22%) QA
20 101 (30.70%) ASP.NET
21 96 (29.18%) WCF
22 86 (26.14%) Dependency Injection
23 84 (25.53%) Ninject
24 83 (25.23%) Kanban
24 83 (25.23%) HTML
25 81 (24.62%) Web Services
25 81 (24.62%) Spring.NET
25 81 (24.62%) Moq
26 77 (23.40%) jQuery
27 76 (23.10%) Inversion of Control

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 4 (1.22%) CMS
1 4 (1.22%) IIS
2 3 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (0.91%) NServiceBus
3 2 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (0.61%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.30%) Confluence
4 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.30%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 43 (13.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.04%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.82%) PaaS
4 4 (1.22%) NuGet
4 4 (1.22%) OpenShift
5 3 (0.91%) Azure Functions
5 3 (0.91%) GitHub
5 3 (0.91%) Serverless
6 2 (0.61%) SaaS
7 1 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.30%) IaaS
7 1 (0.30%) npm
7 1 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.22%) Broadband
2 2 (0.61%) HTTP
2 2 (0.61%) Hyperconnected
2 2 (0.61%) Internet
3 1 (0.30%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.30%) NFC
3 1 (0.30%) RFID
3 1 (0.30%) SSH
3 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (45.90%) SQL Server
2 74 (22.49%) SQL Server 2016
3 10 (3.04%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.74%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.22%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.91%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.91%) Power BI
7 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.61%) MySQL
8 2 (0.61%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.61%) Redis
9 1 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.30%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.30%) MySQL Workbench
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 217 (65.96%) NUnit
2 109 (33.13%) Visual Studio
3 81 (24.62%) Moq
4 67 (20.36%) Ranorex
5 53 (16.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 49 (14.89%) Selenium
7 48 (14.59%) SpecFlow
8 39 (11.85%) Git (software)
9 32 (9.73%) WebDriver
10 31 (9.42%) TeamCity
11 26 (7.90%) Rhino Mocks
12 24 (7.29%) Jenkins
13 22 (6.69%) Visual Studio Team System
14 21 (6.38%) Cucumber
15 14 (4.26%) Jasmine
16 13 (3.95%) Protractor
17 11 (3.34%) WatiN
18 9 (2.74%) Subversion
19 7 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
20 6 (1.82%) MSBuild
General
1 183 (55.62%) Finance
2 17 (5.17%) Banking
3 10 (3.04%) Music Industry
4 4 (1.22%) Advertising
4 4 (1.22%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.61%) Marketing
6 1 (0.30%) French Language
6 1 (0.30%) German Language
6 1 (0.30%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.30%) Retail
6 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 172 (52.28%) Developer
2 142 (43.16%) .NET Developer
3 120 (36.47%) C# Developer
4 112 (34.04%) C# .NET Developer
5 78 (23.71%) C# WPF Developer
5 78 (23.71%) WPF Developer
6 68 (20.67%) Software Engineer
7 53 (16.11%) Test Engineer
8 49 (14.89%) QA Engineer
9 48 (14.59%) C# Software Engineer
10 43 (13.07%) Senior Developer
11 42 (12.77%) Software Developer
12 41 (12.46%) .NET Software Engineer
13 34 (10.33%) QA Leader
14 33 (10.03%) Software Test Engineer
15 30 (9.12%) .NET Software Developer
15 30 (9.12%) QA Test Engineer
16 28 (8.51%) C# Software Developer
17 26 (7.90%) Senior .NET Developer
18 24 (7.29%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (87.84%) .NET
2 146 (44.38%) WPF
3 101 (30.70%) ASP.NET
4 96 (29.18%) WCF
5 84 (25.53%) Ninject
6 83 (25.23%) HTML
7 81 (24.62%) Spring.NET
7 81 (24.62%) Web Services
8 77 (23.40%) jQuery
9 74 (22.49%) Unity DI Container
10 64 (19.45%) CSS
10 64 (19.45%) RESTful
11 56 (17.02%) ASP.NET MVC
11 56 (17.02%) SOAP
11 56 (17.02%) XML
12 54 (16.41%) LINQ
13 52 (15.81%) AngularJS
14 51 (15.50%) XSLT
15 49 (14.89%) Silverlight
15 49 (14.89%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 60 (18.24%) Enterprise Software
2 59 (17.93%) Social Network
3 29 (8.81%) Reinsurance
4 22 (6.69%) Computer Science
5 20 (6.08%) Fintech
6 12 (3.65%) Algorithms
7 9 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (2.13%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.82%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.82%) User Experience
10 5 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.91%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.61%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.61%) Derivative
12 2 (0.61%) Life Science
12 2 (0.61%) Tandem
13 1 (0.30%) Analytical Skills
13 1 (0.30%) Augmented Reality
13 1 (0.30%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.51%) Windows
2 6 (1.82%) Linux
2 6 (1.82%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (1.22%) Windows 8
4 3 (0.91%) Android
5 2 (0.61%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.30%) Unix
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (89.67%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (70.52%) Scrum
3 204 (62.01%) Continuous Integration
4 159 (48.33%) Test Automation
5 140 (42.55%) Software Engineering
6 128 (38.91%) MVVM
7 121 (36.78%) TDD
8 114 (34.65%) OO
9 86 (26.14%) Dependency Injection
10 83 (25.23%) Kanban
11 76 (23.10%) Inversion of Control
12 75 (22.80%) Unit Testing
13 71 (21.58%) MVC
14 52 (15.81%) UML
15 49 (14.89%) Defect Management
15 49 (14.89%) Use Case
16 48 (14.59%) Refactoring
17 45 (13.68%) Acceptance Criteria
17 45 (13.68%) Non-Functional Testing
18 44 (13.37%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 319 (96.96%) C#
2 110 (33.43%) JavaScript
3 108 (32.83%) SQL
4 74 (22.49%) Java
5 62 (18.84%) T-SQL
6 49 (14.89%) PL/SQL
7 43 (13.07%) C++
8 29 (8.81%) TypeScript
9 22 (6.69%) Python
10 14 (4.26%) VB
11 4 (1.22%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.91%) C
13 2 (0.61%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.30%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.30%) PHP
14 1 (0.30%) VB6
14 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (7.29%) Degree
2 19 (5.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (3.65%) ISTQB
4 11 (3.34%) ISEB
5 8 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.13%) CISSP
6 7 (2.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (32.22%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) GDPR
2 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (1.82%) Docker
2 4 (1.22%) LXC
3 1 (0.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 50 (15.20%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.22%) Grafana
2 4 (1.22%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 124 (37.69%) Microsoft
2 59 (17.93%) Facebook
2 59 (17.93%) Twitter
3 4 (1.22%) IBM
4 3 (0.91%) DevExpress
5 2 (0.61%) Bloomberg
5 2 (0.61%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.30%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.30%) New Relic
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle
6 1 (0.30%) SAP
6 1 (0.30%) Tableau
6 1 (0.30%) Telerik
6 1 (0.30%) Xamarin