Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 795 789 917
Rank change year-on-year -6 +128 -244
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 113 136 204
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.63% 0.71% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 39 118 171
10th Percentile £36,250 £39,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £39,375 £42,500 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.64% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £55,000 £78,438 £65,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £92,875 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -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 17,890 19,038 28,602
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.76% 19.55% 19.80%
Number of salaries quoted 13,635 15,184 22,772
10th Percentile £35,850 £33,750 £32,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 14 May 2021.

Salary histogram for MSTest in the UK

MSTest
Top 13 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 14 May 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
UK excluding London +45 83 £45,000 - 15
England -36 62 £47,500 -13.64% 20
Scotland - 34 - - 2
Midlands -5 19 £42,500 -10.53% 2
North West +27 17 £42,500 -5.56% 4
West Midlands 0 17 £42,500 -10.53% 1
North of England -16 17 £42,500 -10.53% 7
London +3 11 £55,000 -26.67% 7
South East +40 8 £52,500 +23.53% 2
Work from Home -175 7 £47,500 +5.56% 3
South West -25 4 £45,000 +80.00%
East Midlands -1 2 £42,500 -12.82% 1
East of England +22 1 £65,000 +30.00% 2

For the 6 months to 14 May 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.

1 101 (89.38%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (87.61%) C#
3 92 (81.42%) SQL Server
4 90 (79.65%) NUnit
5 86 (76.11%) Test Automation
6 75 (66.37%) TDD
6 75 (66.37%) Microsoft
7 72 (63.72%) Selenium
8 67 (59.29%) Software Testing
8 67 (59.29%) Problem-Solving
9 66 (58.41%) QA
10 65 (57.52%) Marketing
11 64 (56.64%) ISTQB
11 64 (56.64%) ISEB
11 64 (56.64%) Mobile App
11 64 (56.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 61 (53.98%) SDLC
12 61 (53.98%) Continuous Improvement
12 61 (53.98%) EPoS
12 61 (53.98%) Regression Testing
12 61 (53.98%) Management Information System
12 61 (53.98%) Organisational Skills
12 61 (53.98%) Influencing Skills
13 60 (53.10%) BDD
14 54 (47.79%) SpecFlow
15 53 (46.90%) Load Testing
16 42 (37.17%) SDET
17 37 (32.74%) .NET
17 37 (32.74%) Azure
18 36 (31.86%) MVC

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 (6.19%) IIS
2 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 37 (32.74%) Azure
2 8 (7.08%) Azure Service Fabric
3 6 (5.31%) Power Platform
4 5 (4.42%) AWS
4 5 (4.42%) Serverless
5 4 (3.54%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (3.54%) Amazon S3
5 4 (3.54%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 4 (3.54%) Azure Service Bus
5 4 (3.54%) GitHub
5 4 (3.54%) npm
5 4 (3.54%) PaaS
6 3 (2.65%) Azure Logic Apps
6 3 (2.65%) BrowserStack
7 2 (1.77%) Azure Functions
7 2 (1.77%) Azure Key Vault
7 2 (1.77%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.77%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.88%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (81.42%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.50%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (6.19%) NoSQL
3 7 (6.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (5.31%) MongoDB
5 5 (4.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.54%) Big Data
6 4 (3.54%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.54%) MariaDB
6 4 (3.54%) MySQL
6 4 (3.54%) Power BI
6 4 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.65%) Redis
8 2 (1.77%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 90 (79.65%) NUnit
2 72 (63.72%) Selenium
3 54 (47.79%) SpecFlow
4 18 (15.93%) Visual Studio
5 13 (11.50%) Git (software)
6 11 (9.73%) JMeter
7 10 (8.85%) Moq
8 8 (7.08%) Jasmine
8 8 (7.08%) Jenkins
8 8 (7.08%) Katalon Studio
8 8 (7.08%) WebDriver
9 7 (6.19%) JIRA
10 6 (5.31%) git-flow
10 6 (5.31%) JBehave
10 6 (5.31%) Maven
10 6 (5.31%) TestNG
10 6 (5.31%) Visual Studio Code
11 5 (4.42%) Postman
11 5 (4.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 65 (57.52%) Marketing
2 61 (53.98%) Influencing Skills
2 61 (53.98%) Organisational Skills
3 13 (11.50%) Finance
4 12 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (9.73%) Social Skills
6 5 (4.42%) Law
7 4 (3.54%) Back Office
7 4 (3.54%) Retail
8 1 (0.88%) Legal
8 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (46.90%) Software Test Engineer
1 53 (46.90%) Test Engineer
2 39 (34.51%) Developer
3 38 (33.63%) Software Engineer
4 37 (32.74%) Development Engineer
4 37 (32.74%) Software Development Engineer
4 37 (32.74%) Test Development Engineer
5 30 (26.55%) .NET Developer
6 20 (17.70%) Senior Software Test Engineer
6 20 (17.70%) Senior Test Engineer
7 14 (12.39%) C# Developer
8 12 (10.62%) Senior Development Engineer
8 12 (10.62%) Senior Software Development Engineer
8 12 (10.62%) Senior Software Engineer
9 11 (9.73%) C# .NET Developer
9 11 (9.73%) Software Developer
10 8 (7.08%) Analyst
10 8 (7.08%) C# Software Developer
10 8 (7.08%) Quality Analyst
11 7 (6.19%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (32.74%) .NET
2 25 (22.12%) jQuery
3 24 (21.24%) .NET Core
4 22 (19.47%) .NET Framework
5 21 (18.58%) ASP.NET Web API
6 18 (15.93%) AngularJS
7 17 (15.04%) REST
8 16 (14.16%) CSS
8 16 (14.16%) RESTful
9 13 (11.50%) JSON
9 13 (11.50%) React
10 10 (8.85%) ASP.NET
10 10 (8.85%) Entity Framework
10 10 (8.85%) XML
11 7 (6.19%) Ajax
11 7 (6.19%) HTML
11 7 (6.19%) Jest
11 7 (6.19%) Vue.js
11 7 (6.19%) Web Services
12 6 (5.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 64 (56.64%) Mobile App
2 61 (53.98%) EPoS
2 61 (53.98%) Management Information System
3 10 (8.85%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (7.08%) Chip and PIN
4 8 (7.08%) Client/Server
5 7 (6.19%) User Experience
6 5 (4.42%) N-Tier
6 5 (4.42%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (3.54%) Wiki
8 2 (1.77%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.77%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.88%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (89.38%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (76.11%) Test Automation
3 75 (66.37%) TDD
4 67 (59.29%) Problem-Solving
4 67 (59.29%) Software Testing
5 61 (53.98%) Continuous Improvement
5 61 (53.98%) Regression Testing
5 61 (53.98%) SDLC
6 60 (53.10%) BDD
7 53 (46.90%) Load Testing
8 42 (37.17%) SDET
9 36 (31.86%) MVC
10 28 (24.78%) Scrum
11 26 (23.01%) DevOps
12 21 (18.58%) Microservices
12 21 (18.58%) SOLID
13 10 (8.85%) Computer Science
13 10 (8.85%) Unit Testing
14 9 (7.96%) Integration Testing
15 8 (7.08%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 99 (87.61%) C#
2 31 (27.43%) JavaScript
3 24 (21.24%) SQL
4 10 (8.85%) Java
5 7 (6.19%) TypeScript
6 5 (4.42%) VBScript
7 4 (3.54%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.65%) XPath
9 2 (1.77%) C++
9 2 (1.77%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.77%) VB
9 2 (1.77%) XAML
10 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (56.64%) ISEB
1 64 (56.64%) ISTQB
1 64 (56.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (5.31%) Degree
3 4 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.77%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (58.41%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (3.54%) Ceph
1 4 (3.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.54%) Galera Cluster
2 3 (2.65%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.77%) Terraform
4 1 (0.88%) MIIS
4 1 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 75 (66.37%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.54%) Percona
3 1 (0.88%) Apple
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle
3 1 (0.88%) Xamarin