Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 670 609 567
Rank change year-on-year -61 -42 +90
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 574 762 1028
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.40% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.59% 2.17% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 539 726 980
UK median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,125 £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 36132 35122 38098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.58% 18.52% 17.42%
Number of salaries quoted 29327 30326 32116
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 £29,750
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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -23 559 £55,000 +22.22% 42
UK excluding London -69 336 £47,500 +18.75% 34
London -5 230 £60,000 - 9
North of England -54 129 £55,000 +37.50% 11
South East +1 90 £45,000 +12.50% 10
North West -60 79 £50,000 +25.00% 6
East of England -11 49 £52,500 +23.53% 4
Yorkshire +31 47 £55,000 - 5
South West +33 34 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Midlands -6 26 £37,500 +36.36% 4
East Midlands +11 15 £40,000 +45.45% 1
West Midlands 0 11 £37,500 - 3
Wales +9 7 £35,250 +0.71% 1
North East +22 3 £50,000 -28.57%
Northern Ireland - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 517 (90.07%) C#
2 469 (81.71%) NUnit
3 457 (79.62%) Agile Software Development
4 456 (79.44%) .NET
5 393 (68.47%) SQL Server
6 381 (66.38%) Continuous Integration
7 363 (63.24%) Scrum
8 362 (63.07%) WPF
9 355 (61.85%) TDD
10 271 (47.21%) Kanban
11 264 (45.99%) Finance
12 263 (45.82%) Dependency Injection
13 262 (45.64%) MVVM
14 259 (45.12%) Ninject
15 256 (44.60%) Inversion of Control
15 256 (44.60%) Unity DI Container
16 255 (44.43%) Spring.NET
17 236 (41.11%) Moq
18 225 (39.20%) Windows
19 205 (35.71%) SQL
20 202 (35.19%) Rhino Mocks
21 199 (34.67%) Castle Windsor
22 196 (34.15%) WCF
23 193 (33.62%) WinForms
24 190 (33.10%) OO
25 167 (29.09%) ASP.NET
26 135 (23.52%) MVC
27 124 (21.60%) SQL Server 2016
28 119 (20.73%) HTML
29 114 (19.86%) 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 27 (4.70%) CMS
2 25 (4.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 20 (3.48%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.09%) Oracle Service Bus
5 11 (1.92%) IIS
6 10 (1.74%) OpenStack
6 10 (1.74%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.74%) WebLogic
6 10 (1.74%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.57%) Umbraco
8 5 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.17%) EPiServer
Applications
1 8 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.22%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.70%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 34 (5.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.61%) Office 365
4 6 (1.05%) PaaS
5 5 (0.87%) npm
6 4 (0.70%) IaaS
7 3 (0.52%) Boomi
7 3 (0.52%) SaaS
8 1 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 74 (12.89%) Broadband
2 11 (1.92%) Internet
3 9 (1.57%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.22%) Ethernet
4 7 (1.22%) RS-232
5 6 (1.05%) Hyperconnected
6 1 (0.17%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 393 (68.47%) SQL Server
2 124 (21.60%) SQL Server 2016
3 87 (15.16%) SQL Server 2014
4 53 (9.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 29 (5.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 26 (4.53%) Relational Database
7 23 (4.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 23 (4.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (3.31%) MySQL
9 10 (1.74%) NoSQL
9 10 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (1.57%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (1.05%) DocumentDB
12 6 (1.05%) Redis
13 3 (0.52%) Biml
13 3 (0.52%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 469 (81.71%) NUnit
2 236 (41.11%) Moq
3 202 (35.19%) Rhino Mocks
4 87 (15.16%) Selenium
5 79 (13.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 55 (9.58%) Subversion
7 54 (9.41%) Visual Studio
8 46 (8.01%) SpecFlow
9 42 (7.32%) WebDriver
10 38 (6.62%) TeamCity
11 34 (5.92%) Git (software)
12 23 (4.01%) GoogleTest
13 21 (3.66%) Jasmine
14 17 (2.96%) SoapUI
15 15 (2.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 14 (2.44%) HP UFT
16 14 (2.44%) JIRA
16 14 (2.44%) JMeter
17 12 (2.09%) NuGet
18 11 (1.92%) Jenkins
General
1 264 (45.99%) Finance
2 108 (18.82%) Banking
3 69 (12.02%) Telecoms
4 68 (11.85%) Investment Banking
5 50 (8.71%) Marketing
6 15 (2.61%) Advertising
7 14 (2.44%) Music Industry
8 6 (1.05%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.70%) Games
10 3 (0.52%) Law
11 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.17%) Legal
11 1 (0.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 456 (79.44%) Developer
2 355 (61.85%) .NET Developer
3 229 (39.90%) C# Developer
4 205 (35.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 135 (23.52%) C# WPF Developer
5 135 (23.52%) WPF Developer
6 69 (12.02%) Telecoms Developer
7 54 (9.41%) Senior Developer
8 50 (8.71%) Software Engineer
9 47 (8.19%) C# Software Engineer
10 46 (8.01%) .NET Software Engineer
11 39 (6.79%) Software Developer
12 38 (6.62%) Senior C# Developer
13 37 (6.45%) Graduate
13 37 (6.45%) Graduate .NET Developer
13 37 (6.45%) Graduate Developer
13 37 (6.45%) Senior .NET Developer
14 31 (5.40%) Senior C# .NET Developer
15 29 (5.05%) Analyst
16 27 (4.70%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 456 (79.44%) .NET
2 362 (63.07%) WPF
3 259 (45.12%) Ninject
4 256 (44.60%) Unity DI Container
5 255 (44.43%) Spring.NET
6 199 (34.67%) Castle Windsor
7 196 (34.15%) WCF
8 193 (33.62%) WinForms
9 167 (29.09%) ASP.NET
10 119 (20.73%) HTML
11 113 (19.69%) CSS
12 112 (19.51%) jQuery
13 102 (17.77%) ASP.NET MVC
14 100 (17.42%) Web Services
15 97 (16.90%) .NET Framework
16 84 (14.63%) LINQ
17 83 (14.46%) XML
18 70 (12.20%) SOAP
19 68 (11.85%) RESTful
20 67 (11.67%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 95 (16.55%) Greenfield Project
2 80 (13.94%) Computer Science
3 74 (12.89%) Enterprise Software
4 71 (12.37%) Social Network
5 43 (7.49%) Client/Server
6 32 (5.57%) Tandem
7 23 (4.01%) Algorithms
7 23 (4.01%) Derivative
8 18 (3.14%) User Experience
9 17 (2.96%) N-Tier
10 15 (2.61%) Mobile App
11 12 (2.09%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.39%) Internet of Things
13 7 (1.22%) Industrial Internet of Things
14 6 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (1.05%) Spread Betting
15 5 (0.87%) Hedge funds
16 3 (0.52%) Mobile Payment
17 2 (0.35%) PlayStation
17 2 (0.35%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 225 (39.20%) Windows
2 27 (4.70%) Linux
3 7 (1.22%) Mac OS
3 7 (1.22%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 6 (1.05%) Android
5 4 (0.70%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (79.62%) Agile Software Development
2 381 (66.38%) Continuous Integration
3 363 (63.24%) Scrum
4 355 (61.85%) TDD
5 271 (47.21%) Kanban
6 263 (45.82%) Dependency Injection
7 262 (45.64%) MVVM
8 256 (44.60%) Inversion of Control
9 190 (33.10%) OO
10 135 (23.52%) MVC
11 100 (17.42%) Test Automation
12 92 (16.03%) Software Engineering
13 67 (11.67%) Unit Testing
14 65 (11.32%) DSDM
15 64 (11.15%) UML
16 63 (10.98%) RUP
17 60 (10.45%) OOD
18 56 (9.76%) Use Case
19 48 (8.36%) Service Delivery
20 41 (7.14%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 517 (90.07%) C#
2 205 (35.71%) SQL
3 114 (19.86%) JavaScript
4 101 (17.60%) C++
4 101 (17.60%) T-SQL
5 74 (12.89%) Java
6 65 (11.32%) PL/SQL
7 41 (7.14%) VB
8 36 (6.27%) VB.NET
9 34 (5.92%) C
10 12 (2.09%) TypeScript
11 11 (1.92%) PowerShell
12 10 (1.74%) XAML
13 4 (0.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 82 (14.29%) Degree
2 50 (8.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (2.09%) ISTQB
4 6 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.52%) ISEB
5 3 (0.52%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.52%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (7.84%) QA
2 8 (1.39%) Basel III
3 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.35%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 20 (3.48%) Puppet
2 10 (1.74%) Ansible
2 10 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 92 (16.03%) Microsoft
2 67 (11.67%) Facebook
2 67 (11.67%) Twitter
3 38 (6.62%) Oracle
4 23 (4.01%) Google
5 15 (2.61%) Xamarin
6 11 (1.92%) Sitecore
7 8 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (0.87%) SAP
9 4 (0.70%) Informatica
10 3 (0.52%) Dell
11 2 (0.35%) HP
12 1 (0.17%) Telerik