Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 774 670 631
Rank change year-on-year -104 -39 -63
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 415 580 776
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.33% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.20% 1.59% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 375 550 730
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.64% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -

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 34,706 36,505 35,780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.39% 20.59% 18.11%
Number of salaries quoted 28,121 29,905 30,990
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £73,525
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 18 August 2018.

Salary histogram for MSTest in the UK

MSTest
Top 15 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 18 August 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 -81 404 £50,000 -4.76% 46
UK excluding London -34 291 £47,500 +5.56% 36
London -27 123 £60,000 - 12
North of England -9 102 £50,000 - 12
South East +23 100 £47,500 +5.56% 10
North West -16 62 £50,000 +11.11% 7
East of England -33 37 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Yorkshire +21 28 £45,000 -18.18% 5
South West -14 25 £47,500 +8.57% 2
Midlands -9 17 £42,500 +13.33% 3
North East -6 12 £50,000 -
West Midlands +21 10 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Scotland +3 9 £48,000 +12.94%
East Midlands -4 7 £45,750 +14.38% 2
Wales +1 1 £52,500 +23.53% 2

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 388 (93.49%) C#
2 368 (88.67%) Agile Software Development
3 344 (82.89%) .NET
4 309 (74.46%) NUnit
5 277 (66.75%) Scrum
6 267 (64.34%) Continuous Integration
7 215 (51.81%) WPF
8 204 (49.16%) SQL Server
9 198 (47.71%) Finance
10 182 (43.86%) TDD
11 173 (41.69%) MVVM
12 162 (39.04%) OO
13 159 (38.31%) Test Automation
14 141 (33.98%) Dependency Injection
14 141 (33.98%) Kanban
15 140 (33.73%) Software Engineering
16 138 (33.25%) WCF
16 138 (33.25%) SQL
16 138 (33.25%) ASP.NET
16 138 (33.25%) Ninject
17 137 (33.01%) Spring.NET
18 136 (32.77%) JavaScript
19 131 (31.57%) Microsoft
20 117 (28.19%) Inversion of Control
21 115 (27.71%) HTML
22 112 (26.99%) MVC
22 112 (26.99%) Moq
23 111 (26.75%) Unity DI Container
24 103 (24.82%) QA
25 102 (24.58%) SQL Server 2016

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 15 (3.61%) Oracle Service Bus
1 15 (3.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 15 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (1.20%) IIS
4 3 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.72%) NServiceBus
5 2 (0.48%) CMS
6 1 (0.24%) Confluence
6 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.24%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 48 (11.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (3.61%) Office 365
4 8 (1.93%) PaaS
5 5 (1.20%) AWS CodePipeline
6 4 (0.96%) GitHub
6 4 (0.96%) npm
6 4 (0.96%) NuGet
6 4 (0.96%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.72%) SaaS
8 2 (0.48%) Azure Functions
8 2 (0.48%) Serverless
9 1 (0.24%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.24%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.41%) Broadband
2 4 (0.96%) Hyperconnected
2 4 (0.96%) Internet
3 1 (0.24%) 3G
3 1 (0.24%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.24%) NFC
3 1 (0.24%) RFID
3 1 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (49.16%) SQL Server
2 102 (24.58%) SQL Server 2016
3 13 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (2.65%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (2.17%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.69%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.69%) Power BI
8 7 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.20%) Redis
9 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.24%) Big Data
10 1 (0.24%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.24%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.24%) MySQL Workbench
10 1 (0.24%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 309 (74.46%) NUnit
2 112 (26.99%) Moq
3 75 (18.07%) Rhino Mocks
4 74 (17.83%) Selenium
5 73 (17.59%) Visual Studio
6 69 (16.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 55 (13.25%) Git (software)
8 51 (12.29%) TeamCity
9 50 (12.05%) Ranorex
10 46 (11.08%) WebDriver
11 45 (10.84%) SpecFlow
12 34 (8.19%) Cucumber
12 34 (8.19%) Jenkins
13 26 (6.27%) Jasmine
14 24 (5.78%) Subversion
14 24 (5.78%) Visual Studio Team System
15 16 (3.86%) Protractor
16 15 (3.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 11 (2.65%) Eclipse
17 11 (2.65%) SoapUI
General
1 198 (47.71%) Finance
2 35 (8.43%) Banking
3 26 (6.27%) Music Industry
4 19 (4.58%) Marketing
5 13 (3.13%) Advertising
5 13 (3.13%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.72%) Law
7 3 (0.72%) Legal
8 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) French Language
9 1 (0.24%) Front Office
9 1 (0.24%) German Language
9 1 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 248 (59.76%) Developer
2 206 (49.64%) .NET Developer
3 163 (39.28%) C# Developer
4 149 (35.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 115 (27.71%) C# WPF Developer
5 115 (27.71%) WPF Developer
6 76 (18.31%) Software Engineer
7 60 (14.46%) Senior Developer
8 57 (13.73%) C# Software Engineer
9 47 (11.33%) .NET Software Engineer
10 42 (10.12%) Senior .NET Developer
11 41 (9.88%) Software Developer
12 40 (9.64%) Test Engineer
13 33 (7.95%) Senior C# Developer
13 33 (7.95%) Senior Software Developer
14 30 (7.23%) .NET Software Developer
14 30 (7.23%) QA Engineer
14 30 (7.23%) Senior C# .NET Developer
15 28 (6.75%) Tester
16 27 (6.51%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 344 (82.89%) .NET
2 215 (51.81%) WPF
3 138 (33.25%) ASP.NET
3 138 (33.25%) Ninject
3 138 (33.25%) WCF
4 137 (33.01%) Spring.NET
5 115 (27.71%) HTML
6 111 (26.75%) Unity DI Container
7 99 (23.86%) jQuery
8 98 (23.61%) Web Services
9 95 (22.89%) CSS
10 92 (22.17%) ASP.NET MVC
11 88 (21.20%) RESTful
12 85 (20.48%) WinForms
13 78 (18.80%) SOAP
14 71 (17.11%) Castle Windsor
15 67 (16.14%) LINQ
15 67 (16.14%) XML
16 64 (15.42%) .NET Framework
17 63 (15.18%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 61 (14.70%) Enterprise Software
2 57 (13.73%) Social Network
3 46 (11.08%) Computer Science
4 20 (4.82%) User Experience
5 17 (4.10%) Fintech
5 17 (4.10%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (3.13%) Client/Server
6 13 (3.13%) Tandem
7 12 (2.89%) Algorithms
8 11 (2.65%) Mobile App
8 11 (2.65%) Reinsurance
8 11 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.45%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (0.72%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.72%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.48%) Life Science
12 2 (0.48%) Market Risk
13 1 (0.24%) Derivative
13 1 (0.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 74 (17.83%) Windows
2 20 (4.82%) Linux
3 5 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (1.20%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.96%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.48%) Android
5 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (88.67%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (66.75%) Scrum
3 267 (64.34%) Continuous Integration
4 182 (43.86%) TDD
5 173 (41.69%) MVVM
6 162 (39.04%) OO
7 159 (38.31%) Test Automation
8 141 (33.98%) Dependency Injection
8 141 (33.98%) Kanban
9 140 (33.73%) Software Engineering
10 117 (28.19%) Inversion of Control
11 112 (26.99%) MVC
12 70 (16.87%) Unit Testing
13 65 (15.66%) UML
14 60 (14.46%) Use Case
15 48 (11.57%) DSDM
15 48 (11.57%) RUP
16 42 (10.12%) DevOps
16 42 (10.12%) Refactoring
17 40 (9.64%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 388 (93.49%) C#
2 138 (33.25%) SQL
3 136 (32.77%) JavaScript
4 81 (19.52%) Java
5 79 (19.04%) T-SQL
6 62 (14.94%) PL/SQL
7 52 (12.53%) C++
8 37 (8.92%) TypeScript
9 17 (4.10%) Python
10 14 (3.37%) VB
11 12 (2.89%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.93%) Ruby
12 8 (1.93%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.72%) C
14 1 (0.24%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.24%) VB6
14 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 47 (11.33%) Degree
2 38 (9.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (3.13%) ISTQB
4 6 (1.45%) ISEB
4 6 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.24%) CISSP
5 1 (0.24%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (24.82%) QA
2 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (1.20%) Docker
2 4 (0.96%) LXC
3 1 (0.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 29 (6.99%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.45%) Puppet
3 4 (0.96%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.24%) Grafana
4 1 (0.24%) Kibana
4 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 131 (31.57%) Microsoft
2 57 (13.73%) Facebook
2 57 (13.73%) Twitter
3 15 (3.61%) Oracle
3 15 (3.61%) Xamarin
4 10 (2.41%) Sitecore
5 9 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.69%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.24%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.24%) IBM
7 1 (0.24%) New Relic
7 1 (0.24%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.24%) SAP
7 1 (0.24%) Tableau
7 1 (0.24%) Telerik