Period
to 21 March 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 21 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK
6 months to
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 879 615 640
Rank change year-on-year -264 +25 -52
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 231 686 662
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.39% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.78% 1.89% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 206 631 627
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £29,150
90th Percentile £70,625 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%

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 29,445 36,380 33,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.85% 20.68% 19.19%
Number of salaries quoted 23,453 29,933 27,976
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +0.53%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 March 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 21 March 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 -269 211 £50,000 - 28
UK excluding London -155 161 £45,000 - 21
North of England -53 66 £45,000 -10.00% 5
London -131 61 £62,500 +13.64% 11
South East -46 56 £50,000 +17.65% 5
North West -17 48 £50,000 - 3
Yorkshire -11 18 £45,000 +2.95% 2
East of England +28 16 £45,000 -14.29% 3
Scotland +12 12 £47,500 -22.76% 4
Midlands +14 6 £42,500 +6.25% 1
East Midlands +21 3 £40,000 -5.88%
West Midlands +15 3 £45,000 +12.50% 1
South West +7 3 £37,500 -16.67% 3
Wales +12 2 - -

For the 6 months to 21 March 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.

1 211 (91.34%) C#
2 207 (89.61%) Agile Software Development
3 202 (87.45%) .NET
4 175 (75.76%) NUnit
5 155 (67.10%) Scrum
6 122 (52.81%) Continuous Integration
7 120 (51.95%) WPF
8 119 (51.52%) SQL Server
9 110 (47.62%) Finance
10 96 (41.56%) Microsoft
11 92 (39.83%) Software Engineering
11 92 (39.83%) SQL
12 91 (39.39%) MVVM
13 88 (38.10%) Test Automation
13 88 (38.10%) TDD
14 87 (37.66%) WCF
15 84 (36.36%) Visual Studio
16 79 (34.20%) JavaScript
17 78 (33.77%) ASP.NET
18 76 (32.90%) HTML
19 73 (31.60%) jQuery
20 71 (30.74%) OO
21 67 (29.00%) Web Services
22 64 (27.71%) Unit Testing
23 62 (26.84%) CSS
24 59 (25.54%) Java
24 59 (25.54%) T-SQL
25 53 (22.94%) RESTful
26 52 (22.51%) Moq
26 52 (22.51%) Unity DI Container

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 9 (3.90%) IIS
2 7 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.87%) CMS
4 1 (0.43%) DNN
4 1 (0.43%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.30%) Markit EDM
1 3 (1.30%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.73%) npm
4 1 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.43%) SaaS
4 1 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.16%) HTTP
2 1 (0.43%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (0.43%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (51.52%) SQL Server
2 43 (18.61%) SQL Server 2016
3 17 (7.36%) Relational Database
4 16 (6.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (3.03%) RDBMS
6 7 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (2.60%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.16%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.30%) Couchbase
9 3 (1.30%) MariaDB
9 3 (1.30%) MySQL
9 3 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.43%) Big Data
11 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 175 (75.76%) NUnit
2 84 (36.36%) Visual Studio
3 52 (22.51%) Moq
4 36 (15.58%) Ranorex
4 36 (15.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 36 (15.58%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 25 (10.82%) SpecFlow
6 24 (10.39%) Selenium
7 19 (8.23%) Git (software)
8 17 (7.36%) Visual Studio Team System
9 12 (5.19%) TeamCity
9 12 (5.19%) WebDriver
10 10 (4.33%) WatiN
11 8 (3.46%) jMock
11 8 (3.46%) JUnit
12 5 (2.16%) Cucumber
12 5 (2.16%) Jenkins
12 5 (2.16%) SoapUI
12 5 (2.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (1.73%) PhantomJS
General
1 110 (47.62%) Finance
2 8 (3.46%) Banking
3 7 (3.03%) Advertising
3 7 (3.03%) Retail
4 4 (1.73%) Legal
5 3 (1.30%) Retail Finance
6 2 (0.87%) Back Office
7 1 (0.43%) Marketing
7 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 134 (58.01%) Developer
2 94 (40.69%) C# Developer
3 87 (37.66%) .NET Developer
4 70 (30.30%) C# .NET Developer
5 58 (25.11%) C# WPF Developer
5 58 (25.11%) WPF Developer
6 54 (23.38%) Software Developer
7 41 (17.75%) Software Engineer
8 39 (16.88%) C# Software Developer
9 32 (13.85%) .NET Software Engineer
9 32 (13.85%) C# Software Engineer
9 32 (13.85%) Senior Developer
9 32 (13.85%) Tester
10 28 (12.12%) Automation Tester
11 24 (10.39%) .NET Software Developer
12 22 (9.52%) Senior Software Developer
13 21 (9.09%) QA Engineer
14 20 (8.66%) Senior .NET Developer
15 18 (7.79%) Agile Developer
15 18 (7.79%) Senior Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (87.45%) .NET
2 120 (51.95%) WPF
3 87 (37.66%) WCF
4 78 (33.77%) ASP.NET
5 76 (32.90%) HTML
6 73 (31.60%) jQuery
7 67 (29.00%) Web Services
8 62 (26.84%) CSS
9 53 (22.94%) RESTful
10 52 (22.51%) Unity DI Container
11 51 (22.08%) XML
12 49 (21.21%) Ninject
12 49 (21.21%) SOAP
13 47 (20.35%) LINQ
14 46 (19.91%) Silverlight
14 46 (19.91%) WF
14 46 (19.91%) XSLT
15 44 (19.05%) AngularJS
16 43 (18.61%) Spring.NET
17 41 (17.75%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 44 (19.05%) Enterprise Software
2 43 (18.61%) Social Network
3 16 (6.93%) Fintech
4 10 (4.33%) Reinsurance
5 9 (3.90%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (3.03%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.73%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.30%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.87%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.43%) Augmented Reality
10 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.43%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.43%) Equities
10 1 (0.43%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.43%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.93%) Windows
2 5 (2.16%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.73%) Linux
4 1 (0.43%) Android
4 1 (0.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (89.61%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (67.10%) Scrum
3 122 (52.81%) Continuous Integration
4 92 (39.83%) Software Engineering
5 91 (39.39%) MVVM
6 88 (38.10%) TDD
6 88 (38.10%) Test Automation
7 71 (30.74%) OO
8 64 (27.71%) Unit Testing
9 51 (22.08%) UML
10 48 (20.78%) Kanban
11 46 (19.91%) Dependency Injection
11 46 (19.91%) Inversion of Control
11 46 (19.91%) Use Case
12 44 (19.05%) DSDM
12 44 (19.05%) MVC
12 44 (19.05%) RUP
13 30 (12.99%) Defect Management
13 30 (12.99%) Service Delivery
13 30 (12.99%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 211 (91.34%) C#
2 92 (39.83%) SQL
3 79 (34.20%) JavaScript
4 59 (25.54%) Java
4 59 (25.54%) T-SQL
5 47 (20.35%) PL/SQL
6 45 (19.48%) C++
7 15 (6.49%) VC++
8 12 (5.19%) TypeScript
9 10 (4.33%) Python
9 10 (4.33%) VB
10 3 (1.30%) PHP
11 2 (0.87%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.43%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (8.66%) Degree
2 14 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (5.19%) ISEB
3 12 (5.19%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.60%) CISSP
4 6 (2.60%) MCSE
4 6 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (17.75%) QA
2 3 (1.30%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (0.87%) Docker
2 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (12.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 96 (41.56%) Microsoft
2 43 (18.61%) Facebook
2 43 (18.61%) Twitter
3 10 (4.33%) Oracle
4 1 (0.43%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.43%) Telerik
4 1 (0.43%) TOWER Software
4 1 (0.43%) Xamarin