Period
to 20 September 2021

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 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 889 625 954
Rank change year-on-year -264 +329 -117
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 137 74 150
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.54% 0.72% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 80 66 115
10th Percentile £35,000 £41,875 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £50,000 £39,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £61,250 £61,875 £68,750
90th Percentile £84,125 £72,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -18.18% +22.22% -5.26%

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 25,403 10,273 27,103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.98% 20.91% 19.18%
Number of salaries quoted 15,777 8,457 21,660
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in the UK

MSTest
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MSTest.

Salary trend for MSTest in the UK

MSTest
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing MSTest over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

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 20 September 2021. 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 -276 103 £50,000 -9.09% 20
UK excluding London -169 97 £45,000 -18.18% 16
Work from Home -245 35 £45,000 +2.86% 5
South East -144 33 £43,500 -20.91% 6
London -240 26 £56,250 +2.27% 5
Scotland - 21 £45,000 - 1
Midlands -106 18 £46,250 -24.80% 2
West Midlands -88 16 £45,000 -26.83% 1
North of England -106 13 £52,500 +16.67% 3
South West -80 8 £45,000 -12.20% 2
North East -27 6 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £45,000 -
East of England - 4 £66,250 - 2
North West -90 3 £60,000 +33.33% 2
East Midlands - 2 £57,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, 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.

1 125 (91.24%) C#
2 99 (72.26%) NUnit
3 92 (67.15%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (66.42%) .NET
5 83 (60.58%) SQL Server
6 79 (57.66%) TDD
7 73 (53.28%) Microsoft
8 61 (44.53%) QA
9 58 (42.34%) Azure
9 58 (42.34%) Problem-Solving
10 54 (39.42%) JavaScript
11 51 (37.23%) SQL
11 51 (37.23%) MVC
12 50 (36.50%) Test Automation
13 49 (35.77%) Mobile App
14 48 (35.04%) Software Testing
14 48 (35.04%) CSS
15 46 (33.58%) HTML
15 46 (33.58%) Selenium
16 45 (32.85%) Unit Testing
17 44 (32.12%) Marketing
18 43 (31.39%) ASP.NET
18 43 (31.39%) SpecFlow
19 42 (30.66%) BDD
20 41 (29.93%) Management Information System
20 41 (29.93%) SDLC
21 39 (28.47%) ISTQB
22 38 (27.74%) Moq
23 37 (27.01%) Continuous Improvement
23 37 (27.01%) Organisational Skills

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 11 (8.03%) IIS
1 11 (8.03%) Umbraco
2 2 (1.46%) Confluence
2 2 (1.46%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.73%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 58 (42.34%) Azure
2 11 (8.03%) AWS
3 9 (6.57%) GitHub
4 7 (5.11%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (5.11%) Amazon S3
4 7 (5.11%) Azure Functions
4 7 (5.11%) Serverless
5 5 (3.65%) Azure Logic Apps
5 5 (3.65%) npm
6 4 (2.92%) Trello
7 3 (2.19%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (2.19%) SaaS
8 2 (1.46%) Azure Storage
8 2 (1.46%) Microsoft 365
8 2 (1.46%) NuGet
8 2 (1.46%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.46%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.46%) PowerApps
8 2 (1.46%) Pulumi
9 1 (0.73%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.11%) Network Security
2 1 (0.73%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (60.58%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.22%) NoSQL
3 11 (8.03%) MongoDB
4 9 (6.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (5.84%) MySQL
5 8 (5.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (5.11%) Big Data
6 7 (5.11%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (5.11%) MariaDB
7 3 (2.19%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2017
8 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.73%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.73%) Redis
Development Applications
1 99 (72.26%) NUnit
2 46 (33.58%) Selenium
3 43 (31.39%) SpecFlow
4 38 (27.74%) Moq
5 34 (24.82%) Git (software)
6 27 (19.71%) Visual Studio
7 17 (12.41%) JIRA
8 12 (8.76%) Visual Studio Code
9 10 (7.30%) Bitbucket
9 10 (7.30%) Postman
9 10 (7.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (6.57%) Jasmine
11 8 (5.84%) Rhino Mocks
11 8 (5.84%) Visual Studio Coded UI
12 7 (5.11%) Mocha
13 6 (4.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (4.38%) Visual Studio Team System
14 5 (3.65%) Fiddler
14 5 (3.65%) gulp
14 5 (3.65%) WebDriver
General
1 44 (32.12%) Marketing
2 37 (27.01%) Organisational Skills
3 35 (25.55%) Influencing Skills
4 15 (10.95%) Finance
5 13 (9.49%) Social Skills
6 11 (8.03%) Retail
7 10 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (5.11%) Back Office
9 4 (2.92%) Electronics
10 3 (2.19%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.73%) Front Office
11 1 (0.73%) Law
Job Titles
1 76 (55.47%) Developer
2 50 (36.50%) .NET Developer
3 46 (33.58%) C# Developer
4 35 (25.55%) C# .NET Developer
5 33 (24.09%) Software Test Engineer
5 33 (24.09%) Test Engineer
6 22 (16.06%) ASP.NET Developer
7 21 (15.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 16 (11.68%) Senior Software Test Engineer
8 16 (11.68%) Senior Test Engineer
9 15 (10.95%) Software Engineer
10 12 (8.76%) Full Stack Developer
10 12 (8.76%) Software Developer
11 8 (5.84%) Development Engineer
11 8 (5.84%) Software Development Engineer
11 8 (5.84%) Test Development Engineer
12 7 (5.11%) .NET Software Developer
12 7 (5.11%) C# Software Developer
12 7 (5.11%) C# Software Engineer
12 7 (5.11%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (66.42%) .NET
2 48 (35.04%) CSS
3 46 (33.58%) HTML
4 43 (31.39%) ASP.NET
5 35 (25.55%) .NET Framework
6 34 (24.82%) RESTful
7 33 (24.09%) AngularJS
8 27 (19.71%) ASP.NET Core
8 27 (19.71%) React
8 27 (19.71%) REST
9 26 (18.98%) jQuery
10 23 (16.79%) ASP.NET MVC
11 21 (15.33%) .NET Core
12 20 (14.60%) Entity Framework
13 18 (13.14%) ASP.NET Web API
14 17 (12.41%) XML
15 16 (11.68%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 16 (11.68%) JSON
16 15 (10.95%) Web Services
17 14 (10.22%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 49 (35.77%) Mobile App
2 41 (29.93%) Management Information System
3 35 (25.55%) EPoS
4 20 (14.60%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (8.76%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (8.03%) User Experience
7 7 (5.11%) Virtual Team
8 4 (2.92%) Chip and PIN
8 4 (2.92%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.46%) Legacy Applications
9 2 (1.46%) Life Science
10 1 (0.73%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.30%) Windows
2 2 (1.46%) Android
2 2 (1.46%) Linux
2 2 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (67.15%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (57.66%) TDD
3 58 (42.34%) Problem-Solving
4 51 (37.23%) MVC
5 50 (36.50%) Test Automation
6 48 (35.04%) Software Testing
7 45 (32.85%) Unit Testing
8 42 (30.66%) BDD
9 41 (29.93%) SDLC
10 37 (27.01%) Continuous Improvement
11 36 (26.28%) Regression Testing
12 32 (23.36%) DevOps
12 32 (23.36%) Load Testing
13 31 (22.63%) SOLID
14 30 (21.90%) Microservices
15 29 (21.17%) Scrum
16 28 (20.44%) Full Stack Development
16 28 (20.44%) OO
17 20 (14.60%) Software Engineering
18 17 (12.41%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 125 (91.24%) C#
2 54 (39.42%) JavaScript
3 51 (37.23%) SQL
4 12 (8.76%) TypeScript
5 11 (8.03%) T-SQL
6 7 (5.11%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.65%) Java
8 2 (1.46%) C++
8 2 (1.46%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.46%) VB
8 2 (1.46%) VB6
8 2 (1.46%) VBA
9 1 (0.73%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (28.47%) ISTQB
2 35 (25.55%) ISEB
2 35 (25.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (5.11%) Degree
4 1 (0.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (44.53%) QA
2 1 (0.73%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (5.11%) Ceph
2 5 (3.65%) Docker
3 2 (1.46%) LXC
3 2 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.11%) Galera Cluster
2 4 (2.92%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.92%) Terraform
3 2 (1.46%) Ansible
3 2 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.46%) Puppet
Vendors
1 73 (53.28%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.22%) Xamarin
3 7 (5.11%) Percona
4 6 (4.38%) Remedy
5 3 (2.19%) Oracle
6 2 (1.46%) Agilent
6 2 (1.46%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.46%) Google
6 2 (1.46%) VMware