Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 877 652 603
Rank change year-on-year -225 -49 -47
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 265 635 765
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.36% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.84% 1.76% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 233 589 735
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £29,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -

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 31,435 36,041 34,787
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.81% 20.17% 18.79%
Number of salaries quoted 25,163 29,424 29,909
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -222 253 £50,000 -4.76% 35
UK excluding London -124 185 £50,000 +5.26% 33
North of England -39 74 £45,000 -18.18% 16
London -132 73 £62,500 +4.17% 7
South East -47 61 £50,000 +11.11% 8
North West -1 55 £50,000 -9.09% 8
East of England +4 23 £45,000 -14.29%
Yorkshire -8 19 £45,000 -18.18% 6
Midlands +25 11 £45,000 +50.00% 2
South West +1 8 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Scotland +6 7 £47,500 +35.71% 2
West Midlands +25 6 £45,000 +63.64% 1
East Midlands +18 5 £39,500 +21.54% 1
Wales -2 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 253 (95.47%) C#
2 241 (90.94%) Agile Software Development
3 237 (89.43%) .NET
4 187 (70.57%) Scrum
5 177 (66.79%) NUnit
6 156 (58.87%) Finance
7 154 (58.11%) Continuous Integration
8 133 (50.19%) Test Automation
8 133 (50.19%) SQL Server
9 118 (44.53%) Microsoft
10 117 (44.15%) Software Engineering
11 114 (43.02%) WPF
12 100 (37.74%) OO
13 99 (37.36%) Visual Studio
14 98 (36.98%) SQL
15 97 (36.60%) TDD
15 97 (36.60%) MVVM
16 93 (35.09%) JavaScript
17 83 (31.32%) WCF
18 82 (30.94%) ASP.NET
19 72 (27.17%) QA
20 70 (26.42%) Web Services
21 69 (26.04%) HTML
22 67 (25.28%) jQuery
23 63 (23.77%) Unit Testing
24 61 (23.02%) Java
25 59 (22.26%) Moq
26 57 (21.51%) MVC
26 57 (21.51%) Inversion of Control
27 56 (21.13%) Dependency Injection

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 7 (2.64%) IIS
2 4 (1.51%) CMS
3 3 (1.13%) NServiceBus
4 2 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.75%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 41 (15.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.51%) PaaS
4 3 (1.13%) npm
5 2 (0.75%) Azure Functions
5 2 (0.75%) Serverless
6 1 (0.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.13%) HTTP
2 1 (0.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (50.19%) SQL Server
2 53 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 14 (5.28%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.64%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (2.26%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.51%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.13%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.75%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.38%) Big Data
10 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.38%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.38%) MySQL
10 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 177 (66.79%) NUnit
2 99 (37.36%) Visual Studio
3 59 (22.26%) Moq
4 56 (21.13%) Ranorex
5 51 (19.25%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 46 (17.36%) SpecFlow
6 46 (17.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 39 (14.72%) Selenium
8 30 (11.32%) Git (software)
9 25 (9.43%) WebDriver
10 22 (8.30%) Visual Studio Team System
11 16 (6.04%) WatiN
12 15 (5.66%) TeamCity
13 14 (5.28%) Jenkins
14 13 (4.91%) Cucumber
15 9 (3.40%) Jasmine
15 9 (3.40%) Protractor
16 7 (2.64%) Rhino Mocks
17 4 (1.51%) SoapUI
17 4 (1.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 156 (58.87%) Finance
2 11 (4.15%) Banking
3 4 (1.51%) Advertising
3 4 (1.51%) Retail
4 2 (0.75%) Legal
4 2 (0.75%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 131 (49.43%) Developer
2 99 (37.36%) .NET Developer
3 98 (36.98%) C# Developer
4 88 (33.21%) C# .NET Developer
5 65 (24.53%) C# WPF Developer
5 65 (24.53%) WPF Developer
6 58 (21.89%) Software Engineer
7 47 (17.74%) Test Engineer
8 45 (16.98%) Software Developer
9 43 (16.23%) QA Engineer
10 37 (13.96%) C# Software Engineer
11 36 (13.58%) Senior Developer
12 34 (12.83%) .NET Software Engineer
13 31 (11.70%) C# Software Developer
14 29 (10.94%) QA Test Engineer
14 29 (10.94%) Software Test Engineer
15 28 (10.57%) .NET Software Developer
15 28 (10.57%) Tester
16 27 (10.19%) QA Leader
17 26 (9.81%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (89.43%) .NET
2 114 (43.02%) WPF
3 83 (31.32%) WCF
4 82 (30.94%) ASP.NET
5 70 (26.42%) Web Services
6 69 (26.04%) HTML
7 67 (25.28%) jQuery
8 56 (21.13%) Unity DI Container
9 55 (20.75%) CSS
9 55 (20.75%) Ninject
10 53 (20.00%) RESTful
11 52 (19.62%) AngularJS
11 52 (19.62%) Spring.NET
12 49 (18.49%) XML
13 48 (18.11%) LINQ
14 47 (17.74%) SOAP
15 44 (16.60%) ASP.NET MVC
15 44 (16.60%) XSLT
16 43 (16.23%) Silverlight
16 43 (16.23%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 53 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 52 (19.62%) Social Network
3 29 (10.94%) Reinsurance
4 19 (7.17%) Fintech
5 10 (3.77%) Algorithms
6 7 (2.64%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.26%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.75%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.38%) Augmented Reality
10 1 (0.38%) Derivative
10 1 (0.38%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.91%) Windows
2 4 (1.51%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.38%) Android
3 1 (0.38%) Linux
3 1 (0.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (90.94%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (70.57%) Scrum
3 154 (58.11%) Continuous Integration
4 133 (50.19%) Test Automation
5 117 (44.15%) Software Engineering
6 100 (37.74%) OO
7 97 (36.60%) MVVM
7 97 (36.60%) TDD
8 63 (23.77%) Unit Testing
9 57 (21.51%) Inversion of Control
9 57 (21.51%) MVC
10 56 (21.13%) Dependency Injection
11 54 (20.38%) Kanban
12 48 (18.11%) UML
13 47 (17.74%) Non-Functional Testing
14 45 (16.98%) Acceptance Criteria
15 44 (16.60%) Refactoring
16 43 (16.23%) Defect Management
16 43 (16.23%) Use Case
17 39 (14.72%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 253 (95.47%) C#
2 98 (36.98%) SQL
3 93 (35.09%) JavaScript
4 61 (23.02%) Java
5 56 (21.13%) T-SQL
6 43 (16.23%) PL/SQL
7 41 (15.47%) C++
8 21 (7.92%) Python
8 21 (7.92%) TypeScript
9 16 (6.04%) VB
10 3 (1.13%) C
10 3 (1.13%) VC++
11 1 (0.38%) PHP
11 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (10.94%) Degree
2 24 (9.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (6.42%) ISTQB
4 16 (6.04%) ISEB
5 9 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (3.02%) CISSP
6 8 (3.02%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (27.17%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (0.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 43 (16.23%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.51%) Grafana
Vendors
1 118 (44.53%) Microsoft
2 52 (19.62%) Facebook
2 52 (19.62%) Twitter
3 4 (1.51%) IBM
4 2 (0.75%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.38%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.38%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle
5 1 (0.38%) SAP
5 1 (0.38%) Tableau
5 1 (0.38%) Telerik