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

Microsoft MSTest
UK
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 713 877 884
Rank change year-on-year +164 +7 -258
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 104 154 230
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.69% 0.66% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 71 150 206
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - -
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £93,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 15,012 23,204 29,911
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.91% 19.13% 19.89%
Number of salaries quoted 12,180 18,419 24,125
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
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 2 March 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 2 March 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
England +143 79 £47,500 -5.00% 20
UK excluding London +123 76 £45,000 - 18
North West +71 24 £42,500 -5.56% 8
North of England +53 24 £42,500 -12.82% 10
Midlands +55 20 £45,000 -10.00%
West Midlands +35 17 £55,000 +10.00%
London +122 16 £57,500 -32.35% 4
Scotland - 15 - -
Work from Home -119 13 £55,000 +120.00% 7
South East +128 11 £52,500 +23.53% 2
South West +21 5 £45,000 +80.00% 1
East Midlands +40 3 £42,500 -5.56%
East of England +69 1 £65,000 +30.00% 3

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 92 (88.46%) C#
2 88 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (77.88%) NUnit
4 79 (75.96%) SQL Server
5 61 (58.65%) TDD
6 57 (54.81%) .NET
6 57 (54.81%) Test Automation
7 56 (53.85%) Selenium
8 54 (51.92%) MVC
9 50 (48.08%) Microsoft
10 49 (47.12%) Azure
11 43 (41.35%) ASP.NET Web API
11 43 (41.35%) .NET Framework
12 42 (40.38%) BDD
13 41 (39.42%) QA
13 41 (39.42%) JavaScript
13 41 (39.42%) SQL
14 37 (35.58%) Problem-Solving
15 34 (32.69%) .NET Core
15 34 (32.69%) ISTQB
16 33 (31.73%) Regression Testing
17 32 (30.77%) SpecFlow
17 32 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 31 (29.81%) ISEB
19 30 (28.85%) Software Testing
19 30 (28.85%) SDET
19 30 (28.85%) Entity Framework
20 29 (27.88%) DevOps
20 29 (27.88%) AngularJS
20 29 (27.88%) Mobile App

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 18 (17.31%) IIS
2 6 (5.77%) Confluence
3 2 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.96%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 49 (47.12%) Azure
2 13 (12.50%) npm
3 4 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.85%) Power Platform
4 3 (2.88%) PaaS
4 3 (2.88%) SaaS
4 3 (2.88%) Serverless
5 2 (1.92%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.96%) AWS
6 1 (0.96%) Logic Apps
6 1 (0.96%) Microsoft 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (75.96%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.50%) Redis
2 13 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
3 12 (11.54%) Cosmos DB
3 12 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (3.85%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.85%) Power BI
7 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.92%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 81 (77.88%) NUnit
2 56 (53.85%) Selenium
3 32 (30.77%) SpecFlow
4 21 (20.19%) Moq
5 15 (14.42%) Git (software)
6 14 (13.46%) Visual Studio
7 13 (12.50%) JMeter
7 13 (12.50%) WebDriver
8 12 (11.54%) gulp
8 12 (11.54%) jspm
8 12 (11.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 11 (10.58%) TeamCity
10 10 (9.62%) Jenkins
11 9 (8.65%) git-flow
11 9 (8.65%) JIRA
11 9 (8.65%) Katalon Studio
11 9 (8.65%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (5.77%) Bitbucket
13 6 (5.77%) Postman
General
1 28 (26.92%) Marketing
2 19 (18.27%) Finance
3 4 (3.85%) Law
4 1 (0.96%) Legal
4 1 (0.96%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (53.85%) Developer
2 38 (36.54%) .NET Developer
3 27 (25.96%) C# Developer
4 26 (25.00%) Software Engineer
5 25 (24.04%) Development Engineer
5 25 (24.04%) Software Development Engineer
5 25 (24.04%) Software Test Engineer
5 25 (24.04%) Test Development Engineer
5 25 (24.04%) Test Engineer
6 23 (22.12%) C# .NET Developer
7 17 (16.35%) Software Developer
8 12 (11.54%) C# Software Developer
8 12 (11.54%) Senior Developer
9 11 (10.58%) Full Stack Developer
10 9 (8.65%) .NET Software Developer
11 7 (6.73%) Automation Engineer
11 7 (6.73%) Senior Full Stack Developer
12 6 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 6 (5.77%) Senior Software Development Engineer
12 6 (5.77%) Senior Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (54.81%) .NET
2 43 (41.35%) .NET Framework
2 43 (41.35%) ASP.NET Web API
3 34 (32.69%) .NET Core
4 30 (28.85%) Entity Framework
5 29 (27.88%) AngularJS
5 29 (27.88%) CSS
6 26 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 26 (25.00%) jQuery
6 26 (25.00%) REST
7 24 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
7 24 (23.08%) React
8 22 (21.15%) RESTful
9 18 (17.31%) HTML
10 15 (14.42%) JSON
11 13 (12.50%) Sass
12 12 (11.54%) Ajax
12 12 (11.54%) WCF
13 11 (10.58%) ASP.NET Core
14 8 (7.69%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 29 (27.88%) Mobile App
2 28 (26.92%) EPoS
2 28 (26.92%) Management Information System
3 19 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.77%) Replication
5 5 (4.81%) Algorithms
5 5 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.81%) N-Tier
6 4 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (3.85%) Wiki
7 3 (2.88%) Chip and PIN
7 3 (2.88%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.92%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.96%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.46%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (58.65%) TDD
3 57 (54.81%) Test Automation
4 54 (51.92%) MVC
5 42 (40.38%) BDD
6 37 (35.58%) Problem-Solving
7 33 (31.73%) Regression Testing
8 30 (28.85%) SDET
8 30 (28.85%) Software Testing
9 29 (27.88%) DevOps
9 29 (27.88%) Scrum
10 28 (26.92%) Continuous Improvement
10 28 (26.92%) Microservices
10 28 (26.92%) SDLC
10 28 (26.92%) SOLID
11 27 (25.96%) Load Testing
12 19 (18.27%) Unit Testing
13 15 (14.42%) UML
14 12 (11.54%) ERD
15 10 (9.62%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 92 (88.46%) C#
2 41 (39.42%) JavaScript
2 41 (39.42%) SQL
3 19 (18.27%) T-SQL
4 13 (12.50%) Java
5 12 (11.54%) TypeScript
6 11 (10.58%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.85%) VBScript
8 3 (2.88%) XPath
9 2 (1.92%) C++
9 2 (1.92%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.92%) Ruby
9 2 (1.92%) VB
9 2 (1.92%) XAML
10 1 (0.96%) C
10 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (32.69%) ISTQB
2 32 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 31 (29.81%) ISEB
4 6 (5.77%) Degree
5 4 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.92%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (39.42%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.88%) Docker
2 1 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (9.62%) Terraform
2 6 (5.77%) MIIS
2 6 (5.77%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (2.88%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 50 (48.08%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.77%) Atlassian
2 6 (5.77%) Google
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle
4 1 (0.96%) Apple
4 1 (0.96%) Xamarin