Period
to 24 September 2020

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 24 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 624 933 833
Rank change year-on-year +309 -100 -123
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 74 145 359
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.10% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.72% 0.54% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 69 113 327
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £41,250 £31,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £64,750 £80,000 £66,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +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 10,276 26,922 33,662
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.96% 19.11% 20.22%
Number of salaries quoted 8,383 21,277 27,249
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +2.27%

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 24 September 2020.

Salary histogram for MSTest in the UK

MSTest
Top 12 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 24 September 2020. 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 +339 72 £55,000 +10.00% 15
London +251 40 £55,000 -15.38% 5
UK excluding London +287 33 £52,500 +16.67% 11
South East +225 17 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Midlands +145 7 £57,500 +39.39% 1
West Midlands +108 7 £57,500 +39.39% 1
Work from Home +55 5 £42,500 +57.41% 2
North of England +174 4 £45,000 - 4
South West +122 4 £52,500 +44.83% 1
North West +146 3 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Wales +51 1 - - 1
North East - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 24 September 2020, 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 67 (90.54%) C#
1 67 (90.54%) .NET
2 65 (87.84%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (87.84%) NUnit
3 58 (78.38%) SQL Server
4 57 (77.03%) ASP.NET
5 55 (74.32%) ASP.NET Web API
6 51 (68.92%) Unit Testing
7 50 (67.57%) Git (software)
7 50 (67.57%) Microsoft
8 46 (62.16%) MVC
9 44 (59.46%) Moq
10 43 (58.11%) ASP.NET MVC
11 42 (56.76%) Azure
12 41 (55.41%) REST
13 34 (45.95%) TDD
13 34 (45.95%) SQL
14 31 (41.89%) JavaScript
15 30 (40.54%) .NET Framework
15 30 (40.54%) ASP.NET Core
15 30 (40.54%) AngularJS
16 29 (39.19%) Greenfield Project
16 29 (39.19%) CSS
17 28 (37.84%) React
17 28 (37.84%) .NET Core
18 26 (35.14%) HTML
18 26 (35.14%) Entity Framework
19 24 (32.43%) NoSQL
19 24 (32.43%) WPF
19 24 (32.43%) T-SQL

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 21 (28.38%) IIS
2 14 (18.92%) Confluence
3 3 (4.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (4.05%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (56.76%) Azure
2 11 (14.86%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (10.81%) npm
4 4 (5.41%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (4.05%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (78.38%) SQL Server
2 24 (32.43%) NoSQL
3 16 (21.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (12.16%) Redis
5 7 (9.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (6.76%) Cosmos DB
7 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (4.05%) Power BI
8 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (2.70%) MongoDB
9 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.35%) Couchbase
10 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 65 (87.84%) NUnit
2 50 (67.57%) Git (software)
3 44 (59.46%) Moq
4 15 (20.27%) SpecFlow
4 15 (20.27%) TeamCity
5 14 (18.92%) Bitbucket
5 14 (18.92%) JIRA
5 14 (18.92%) Octopus Deploy
6 11 (14.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (10.81%) gulp
8 7 (9.46%) jspm
8 7 (9.46%) Selenium
8 7 (9.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (4.05%) Cucumber
9 3 (4.05%) MSBuild
9 3 (4.05%) NSubstitute
9 3 (4.05%) Ranorex
9 3 (4.05%) Robot Framework
9 3 (4.05%) SoapUI
9 3 (4.05%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (22.97%) Finance
Job Titles
1 61 (82.43%) Developer
2 51 (68.92%) .NET Developer
3 49 (66.22%) C# .NET Developer
3 49 (66.22%) C# Developer
4 17 (22.97%) ASP.NET Developer
4 17 (22.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 16 (21.62%) Cloud Developer
6 14 (18.92%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 10 (13.51%) Senior Developer
8 7 (9.46%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (6.76%) CRM Developer
9 5 (6.76%) NoSQL Developer
10 4 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 4 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
11 3 (4.05%) Analyst
11 3 (4.05%) C# Software Developer
11 3 (4.05%) Software Analyst
11 3 (4.05%) Software Developer
11 3 (4.05%) Software Test Analyst
11 3 (4.05%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (90.54%) .NET
2 57 (77.03%) ASP.NET
3 55 (74.32%) ASP.NET Web API
4 43 (58.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 41 (55.41%) REST
6 30 (40.54%) .NET Framework
6 30 (40.54%) AngularJS
6 30 (40.54%) ASP.NET Core
7 29 (39.19%) CSS
8 28 (37.84%) .NET Core
8 28 (37.84%) React
9 26 (35.14%) Entity Framework
9 26 (35.14%) HTML
10 24 (32.43%) WPF
11 22 (29.73%) RESTful
12 14 (18.92%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 14 (18.92%) Blazor
13 10 (13.51%) jQuery
13 10 (13.51%) WCF
14 9 (12.16%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 29 (39.19%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (18.92%) Replication
4 11 (14.86%) Algorithms
5 5 (6.76%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (4.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (4.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (87.84%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (68.92%) Unit Testing
3 46 (62.16%) MVC
4 34 (45.95%) TDD
5 24 (32.43%) Microservices
6 21 (28.38%) Software Engineering
7 20 (27.03%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (25.68%) Scrum
9 17 (22.97%) DevOps
10 14 (18.92%) API Development
10 14 (18.92%) E-Commerce
10 14 (18.92%) Innovative Thinking
10 14 (18.92%) Kanban
10 14 (18.92%) Performance Optimisation
10 14 (18.92%) User Stories
11 11 (14.86%) BDD
12 10 (13.51%) Multithreading
13 9 (12.16%) SOLID
14 7 (9.46%) SDLC
15 6 (8.11%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 67 (90.54%) C#
2 34 (45.95%) SQL
3 31 (41.89%) JavaScript
4 24 (32.43%) T-SQL
5 19 (25.68%) TypeScript
6 11 (14.86%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.05%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.05%) Ruby
8 1 (1.35%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (6.76%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.70%) ISEB
2 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.35%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.35%) Degree
3 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) Terraform
2 3 (4.05%) MIIS
2 3 (4.05%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 50 (67.57%) Microsoft
2 14 (18.92%) Atlassian
2 14 (18.92%) Google
3 5 (6.76%) Apple
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle