Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 607 610 527
Rank change year-on-year +3 -83 +105
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 676 690 1,046
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.39% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.87% 2.07% 2.84%
Number of salaries quoted 625 657 1,004
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,250 £31,625
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 36,099 33,357 36,786
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.47% 18.96% 17.66%
Number of salaries quoted 29,674 28,375 31,345
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 21 February 2018.

Salary histogram for MSTest in the UK

MSTest
Top 16 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 21 February 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 +15 655 £50,000 - 55
UK excluding London -32 414 £45,000 +5.88% 36
London +58 259 £56,500 -5.83% 21
North of England -10 159 £50,000 +25.00% 11
South East +59 145 £42,500 -8.11% 12
North West -31 99 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Yorkshire +21 55 £45,000 -18.18% 7
East of England -50 44 £52,500 +5.00% 6
Midlands -14 25 £36,250 -14.71% 3
South West +1 23 £42,500 +6.25% 2
East Midlands -16 14 £52,500 - 1
West Midlands -21 11 £27,500 -35.29% 2
Wales 0 9 £33,000 -5.71%
Scotland -44 8 £61,500 +53.75% 2
North East - 5 £42,500 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £31,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 601 (88.91%) C#
2 583 (86.24%) Agile Software Development
3 567 (83.88%) NUnit
4 565 (83.58%) .NET
5 477 (70.56%) Scrum
6 467 (69.08%) Continuous Integration
7 458 (67.75%) SQL Server
8 449 (66.42%) WPF
9 442 (65.38%) TDD
10 367 (54.29%) Kanban
11 361 (53.40%) Ninject
12 359 (53.11%) MVVM
13 358 (52.96%) Spring.NET
13 358 (52.96%) Dependency Injection
14 330 (48.82%) Inversion of Control
15 322 (47.63%) Unity DI Container
16 313 (46.30%) Moq
17 281 (41.57%) Finance
18 277 (40.98%) Windows
19 261 (38.61%) WinForms
20 255 (37.72%) Rhino Mocks
21 250 (36.98%) Castle Windsor
22 228 (33.73%) ASP.NET
23 226 (33.43%) SQL
24 202 (29.88%) WCF
25 199 (29.44%) OO
26 194 (28.70%) SQL Server 2016
27 159 (23.52%) JavaScript
28 158 (23.37%) MVC
29 145 (21.45%) HTML

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 26 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
2 23 (3.40%) SharePoint
3 19 (2.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 11 (1.63%) Oracle Service Bus
5 7 (1.04%) CMS
6 5 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.44%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.44%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.44%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.44%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.30%) IIS
9 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.15%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 9 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.18%) Markit EDM
1 8 (1.18%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.15%) Beauchamp
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 75 (11.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (4.44%) PaaS
3 23 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (2.66%) Office 365
5 5 (0.74%) IaaS
6 3 (0.44%) SaaS
7 2 (0.30%) GitHub
8 1 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 88 (13.02%) Broadband
2 28 (4.14%) Internet
3 25 (3.70%) Hyperconnected
4 1 (0.15%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 458 (67.75%) SQL Server
2 194 (28.70%) SQL Server 2016
3 74 (10.95%) SQL Server 2014
4 18 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.48%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (1.18%) Cosmos DB
8 8 (1.18%) Redis
8 8 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (1.04%) MySQL
10 6 (0.89%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.30%) Big Data
12 2 (0.30%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 567 (83.88%) NUnit
2 313 (46.30%) Moq
3 255 (37.72%) Rhino Mocks
4 100 (14.79%) Selenium
5 90 (13.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 63 (9.32%) Git (software)
7 56 (8.28%) WebDriver
8 49 (7.25%) SpecFlow
9 47 (6.95%) Visual Studio
10 40 (5.92%) Jasmine
11 36 (5.33%) Subversion
12 34 (5.03%) TeamCity
13 18 (2.66%) Jenkins
13 18 (2.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 17 (2.51%) JIRA
15 13 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
16 11 (1.63%) MSBuild
17 7 (1.04%) Mercurial
18 6 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
18 6 (0.89%) SoapUI
General
1 281 (41.57%) Finance
2 90 (13.31%) Banking
3 86 (12.72%) Telecoms
4 76 (11.24%) Marketing
5 45 (6.66%) Investment Banking
6 37 (5.47%) Music Industry
7 24 (3.55%) Financial Institution
8 23 (3.40%) Advertising
9 6 (0.89%) Retail
10 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.30%) Law
11 2 (0.30%) Legal
12 1 (0.15%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 551 (81.51%) Developer
2 440 (65.09%) .NET Developer
3 282 (41.72%) C# Developer
4 239 (35.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 188 (27.81%) C# WPF Developer
5 188 (27.81%) WPF Developer
6 103 (15.24%) Senior Developer
7 86 (12.72%) Telecoms Developer
8 67 (9.91%) Senior C# Developer
9 64 (9.47%) Graduate
9 64 (9.47%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 64 (9.47%) Graduate Developer
10 58 (8.58%) Senior .NET Developer
11 53 (7.84%) Software Engineer
12 51 (7.54%) Software Developer
13 50 (7.40%) C# Software Engineer
14 46 (6.80%) Senior C# .NET Developer
15 44 (6.51%) .NET Software Engineer
16 42 (6.21%) .NET Software Developer
17 37 (5.47%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 565 (83.58%) .NET
2 449 (66.42%) WPF
3 361 (53.40%) Ninject
4 358 (52.96%) Spring.NET
5 322 (47.63%) Unity DI Container
6 261 (38.61%) WinForms
7 250 (36.98%) Castle Windsor
8 228 (33.73%) ASP.NET
9 202 (29.88%) WCF
10 145 (21.45%) HTML
11 139 (20.56%) ASP.NET MVC
12 133 (19.67%) CSS
13 124 (18.34%) jQuery
14 116 (17.16%) Web Services
15 112 (16.57%) .NET Framework
16 111 (16.42%) RESTful
17 85 (12.57%) XML
18 83 (12.28%) SOAP
19 81 (11.98%) LINQ
20 74 (10.95%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 123 (18.20%) Greenfield Project
2 118 (17.46%) Computer Science
3 102 (15.09%) Enterprise Software
4 75 (11.09%) Social Network
5 43 (6.36%) Client/Server
6 38 (5.62%) Tandem
7 25 (3.70%) Management Information System
8 24 (3.55%) Market Risk
9 20 (2.96%) User Experience
10 16 (2.37%) Mobile App
11 13 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (1.18%) Fintech
13 6 (0.89%) N-Tier
14 5 (0.74%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.74%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.74%) Derivative
15 3 (0.44%) Internet of Things
16 2 (0.30%) Hedge funds
16 2 (0.30%) Spread Betting
16 2 (0.30%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 277 (40.98%) Windows
2 20 (2.96%) Linux
3 13 (1.92%) Android
4 9 (1.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 583 (86.24%) Agile Software Development
2 477 (70.56%) Scrum
3 467 (69.08%) Continuous Integration
4 442 (65.38%) TDD
5 367 (54.29%) Kanban
6 359 (53.11%) MVVM
7 358 (52.96%) Dependency Injection
8 330 (48.82%) Inversion of Control
9 199 (29.44%) OO
10 158 (23.37%) MVC
11 112 (16.57%) Test Automation
12 110 (16.27%) Software Engineering
13 95 (14.05%) Unit Testing
14 70 (10.36%) UML
15 69 (10.21%) Use Case
16 65 (9.62%) OOD
17 63 (9.32%) DSDM
18 62 (9.17%) RUP
19 58 (8.58%) Web Application Development
20 54 (7.99%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 601 (88.91%) C#
2 226 (33.43%) SQL
3 159 (23.52%) JavaScript
4 90 (13.31%) T-SQL
5 75 (11.09%) C++
6 71 (10.50%) PL/SQL
7 64 (9.47%) Java
8 56 (8.28%) VB
8 56 (8.28%) VB.NET
9 21 (3.11%) TypeScript
10 17 (2.51%) PowerShell
11 8 (1.18%) C
12 3 (0.44%) Python
13 2 (0.30%) F#
14 1 (0.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 105 (15.53%) Degree
2 60 (8.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (2.22%) ISTQB
4 14 (2.07%) ISEB
5 8 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.44%) MCP
8 1 (0.15%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (11.09%) QA
2 2 (0.30%) WCAG
3 1 (0.15%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 11 (1.63%) Puppet
2 7 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.44%) Ansible
3 3 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.30%) Kibana
Vendors
1 124 (18.34%) Microsoft
2 81 (11.98%) Twitter
3 75 (11.09%) Facebook
4 35 (5.18%) Oracle
5 19 (2.81%) Sitecore
5 19 (2.81%) Xamarin
6 17 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (1.48%) Google
8 3 (0.44%) DevExpress
8 3 (0.44%) Tableau
9 2 (0.30%) Capita
9 2 (0.30%) IBM
9 2 (0.30%) Telerik
10 1 (0.15%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.15%) Informatica
10 1 (0.15%) Perfecto Mobile
10 1 (0.15%) SAP