Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 657 605 561
Rank change year-on-year -52 -44 +96
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 617 765 1016
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.40% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.68% 2.16% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 577 736 969
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +18.75% - -

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 36786 35368 38174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.33% 18.72% 17.57%
Number of salaries quoted 29935 30548 32261
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 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -36 603 £52,500 +10.53% 46
UK excluding London -77 364 £47,500 +18.75% 34
London +17 248 £60,000 - 13
North of England -27 144 £55,000 +37.50% 16
South East +18 110 £45,000 +5.88% 8
North West -69 81 £55,000 +37.50% 10
Yorkshire +46 60 £55,000 - 6
East of England -28 46 £52,500 - 3
South West +27 29 £37,500 -
Midlands +8 25 £35,000 +27.27% 6
East Midlands +14 14 £32,500 +18.18% 3
West Midlands +13 11 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Wales +12 9 £33,000 -5.71% 1
North East +9 3 £50,000 -28.57%
Northern Ireland - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing MSTest also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for MSTest.

1 557 (90.28%) C#
2 506 (82.01%) NUnit
3 502 (81.36%) Agile Software Development
4 497 (80.55%) .NET
5 413 (66.94%) Continuous Integration
6 411 (66.61%) SQL Server
7 408 (66.13%) Scrum
8 398 (64.51%) WPF
9 386 (62.56%) TDD
10 305 (49.43%) Kanban
11 296 (47.97%) Dependency Injection
11 296 (47.97%) Ninject
12 293 (47.49%) MVVM
13 292 (47.33%) Spring.NET
14 281 (45.54%) Inversion of Control
14 281 (45.54%) Unity DI Container
15 276 (44.73%) Finance
16 269 (43.60%) Moq
17 250 (40.52%) Windows
18 225 (36.47%) WinForms
18 225 (36.47%) Rhino Mocks
19 222 (35.98%) Castle Windsor
20 213 (34.52%) SQL
21 200 (32.41%) WCF
22 194 (31.44%) OO
23 180 (29.17%) ASP.NET
24 144 (23.34%) SQL Server 2016
25 139 (22.53%) MVC
26 126 (20.42%) HTML
27 122 (19.77%) JavaScript

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 (4.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 23 (3.73%) CMS
3 20 (3.24%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.78%) IIS
4 11 (1.78%) Oracle Service Bus
5 6 (0.97%) Umbraco
6 5 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.81%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.81%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.81%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.81%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.16%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.16%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 11 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (1.62%) Markit EDM
2 7 (1.13%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 43 (6.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.59%) Office 365
4 11 (1.78%) PaaS
5 5 (0.81%) IaaS
6 4 (0.65%) npm
7 3 (0.49%) SaaS
8 1 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 86 (13.94%) Broadband
2 17 (2.76%) Internet
3 12 (1.94%) Hyperconnected
4 5 (0.81%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.49%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.49%) RS-232
6 1 (0.16%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 411 (66.61%) SQL Server
2 144 (23.34%) SQL Server 2016
3 83 (13.45%) SQL Server 2014
4 39 (6.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (3.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (2.76%) Relational Database
8 14 (2.27%) MySQL
9 9 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
10 7 (1.13%) DocumentDB
10 7 (1.13%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.13%) Redis
11 5 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.81%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 506 (82.01%) NUnit
2 269 (43.60%) Moq
3 225 (36.47%) Rhino Mocks
4 101 (16.37%) Selenium
5 80 (12.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 54 (8.75%) Visual Studio
7 53 (8.59%) Subversion
8 52 (8.43%) WebDriver
9 51 (8.27%) SpecFlow
10 41 (6.65%) Git (software)
11 38 (6.16%) TeamCity
12 28 (4.54%) Jasmine
13 18 (2.92%) GoogleTest
14 16 (2.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 15 (2.43%) SoapUI
16 14 (2.27%) JIRA
17 13 (2.11%) HP UFT
17 13 (2.11%) JMeter
18 12 (1.94%) Jenkins
18 12 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 276 (44.73%) Finance
2 104 (16.86%) Banking
3 81 (13.13%) Telecoms
4 66 (10.70%) Investment Banking
5 51 (8.27%) Marketing
6 21 (3.40%) Music Industry
7 16 (2.59%) Advertising
8 5 (0.81%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.65%) Games
9 4 (0.65%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.49%) Retail
11 2 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 487 (78.93%) Developer
2 387 (62.72%) .NET Developer
3 236 (38.25%) C# Developer
4 211 (34.20%) C# .NET Developer
5 147 (23.82%) C# WPF Developer
5 147 (23.82%) WPF Developer
6 81 (13.13%) Telecoms Developer
7 64 (10.37%) Senior Developer
8 51 (8.27%) Software Engineer
9 47 (7.62%) C# Software Engineer
10 46 (7.46%) .NET Software Engineer
10 46 (7.46%) Graduate
10 46 (7.46%) Graduate .NET Developer
10 46 (7.46%) Graduate Developer
11 45 (7.29%) Software Developer
12 44 (7.13%) Senior C# Developer
13 43 (6.97%) Senior .NET Developer
14 37 (6.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
15 34 (5.51%) Analyst
16 31 (5.02%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 497 (80.55%) .NET
2 398 (64.51%) WPF
3 296 (47.97%) Ninject
4 292 (47.33%) Spring.NET
5 281 (45.54%) Unity DI Container
6 225 (36.47%) WinForms
7 222 (35.98%) Castle Windsor
8 200 (32.41%) WCF
9 180 (29.17%) ASP.NET
10 126 (20.42%) HTML
11 118 (19.12%) CSS
12 113 (18.31%) jQuery
13 112 (18.15%) ASP.NET MVC
14 108 (17.50%) Web Services
15 106 (17.18%) .NET Framework
16 83 (13.45%) LINQ
17 81 (13.13%) RESTful
17 81 (13.13%) XML
18 77 (12.48%) SOAP
19 72 (11.67%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 104 (16.86%) Greenfield Project
2 89 (14.42%) Computer Science
3 79 (12.80%) Enterprise Software
4 70 (11.35%) Social Network
5 45 (7.29%) Client/Server
6 33 (5.35%) Tandem
7 18 (2.92%) Algorithms
7 18 (2.92%) Derivative
7 18 (2.92%) User Experience
8 15 (2.43%) N-Tier
9 14 (2.27%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.78%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (1.30%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.97%) Spread Betting
13 5 (0.81%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.81%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.81%) Market Risk
14 4 (0.65%) Internet of Things
15 3 (0.49%) Industrial Internet of Things
16 2 (0.32%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 250 (40.52%) Windows
2 25 (4.05%) Linux
3 7 (1.13%) Android
4 4 (0.65%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.65%) Unix
5 3 (0.49%) Mac OS
5 3 (0.49%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 502 (81.36%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (66.94%) Continuous Integration
3 408 (66.13%) Scrum
4 386 (62.56%) TDD
5 305 (49.43%) Kanban
6 296 (47.97%) Dependency Injection
7 293 (47.49%) MVVM
8 281 (45.54%) Inversion of Control
9 194 (31.44%) OO
10 139 (22.53%) MVC
11 109 (17.67%) Test Automation
12 97 (15.72%) Software Engineering
13 74 (11.99%) Unit Testing
14 69 (11.18%) DSDM
15 64 (10.37%) UML
16 63 (10.21%) RUP
17 61 (9.89%) OOD
18 60 (9.72%) Use Case
19 48 (7.78%) Service Delivery
20 44 (7.13%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 557 (90.28%) C#
2 213 (34.52%) SQL
3 122 (19.77%) JavaScript
4 101 (16.37%) T-SQL
5 96 (15.56%) C++
6 71 (11.51%) Java
7 68 (11.02%) PL/SQL
8 51 (8.27%) VB
9 46 (7.46%) VB.NET
10 25 (4.05%) C
11 14 (2.27%) TypeScript
12 13 (2.11%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.65%) Python
14 3 (0.49%) XAML
Qualifications
1 82 (13.29%) Degree
2 54 (8.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (2.43%) ISTQB
4 8 (1.30%) ISEB
4 8 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.49%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.49%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (9.24%) QA
2 8 (1.30%) Basel III
3 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.32%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 15 (2.43%) Puppet
2 8 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.81%) Ansible
3 5 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 100 (16.21%) Microsoft
2 71 (11.51%) Twitter
3 68 (11.02%) Facebook
4 36 (5.83%) Oracle
5 21 (3.40%) Google
6 16 (2.59%) Xamarin
7 14 (2.27%) Sitecore
8 11 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.65%) Informatica
10 2 (0.32%) HP
10 2 (0.32%) SAP
11 1 (0.16%) Capita
11 1 (0.16%) IBM
11 1 (0.16%) Telerik