Period
to 2 July 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 2 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK
6 months to
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 734 928 736
Rank change year-on-year +194 -192 -59
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 117 186 504
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.76% 0.66% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 120 158 460
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £42,500 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £79,125 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +11.76%

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 15,492 28,347 36,575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.62% 19.43% 20.74%
Number of salaries quoted 12,341 22,510 29,705
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 July 2020.

Salary histogram for MSTest in the UK

MSTest
Top 14 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 July 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 +225 115 £55,000 +10.00% 16
London +198 63 £72,500 +16.00% 3
UK excluding London +143 53 £50,000 +2.56% 14
North of England +117 19 £45,000 - 5
South East +117 13 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Work from Home +56 13 £77,500 +187.04% 3
Midlands +115 11 £47,500 +18.75% 3
West Midlands +93 10 £46,250 +15.63% 1
North West +91 10 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Yorkshire +112 9 £50,000 +11.11% 2
East of England +76 6 £50,000 +11.11% 1
South West +118 3 £50,000 +33.33%
East Midlands +62 1 £52,500 - 2
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 105 (89.74%) NUnit
2 101 (86.32%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (82.91%) C#
3 97 (82.91%) .NET
4 66 (56.41%) ASP.NET
4 66 (56.41%) CSS
5 63 (53.85%) Microsoft
6 62 (52.99%) SQL Server
7 57 (48.72%) ASP.NET Web API
8 56 (47.86%) AngularJS
8 56 (47.86%) JavaScript
9 55 (47.01%) Azure
10 52 (44.44%) HTML
10 52 (44.44%) MVC
11 51 (43.59%) Git (software)
12 49 (41.88%) RESTful
12 49 (41.88%) REST
13 47 (40.17%) Moq
13 47 (40.17%) jQuery
14 44 (37.61%) Unit Testing
14 44 (37.61%) SQL
15 40 (34.19%) .NET Core
16 38 (32.48%) Software Engineering
17 36 (30.77%) TypeScript
17 36 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
18 35 (29.91%) SDLC
19 34 (29.06%) NoSQL
20 32 (27.35%) .NET Framework
21 31 (26.50%) React
22 28 (23.93%) Greenfield Project

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 10 (8.55%) IIS
2 5 (4.27%) Confluence
3 2 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 55 (47.01%) Azure
2 23 (19.66%) npm
3 15 (12.82%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.42%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.71%) PaaS
5 2 (1.71%) SaaS
6 1 (0.85%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.85%) AWS
6 1 (0.85%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.85%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.85%) GCP
6 1 (0.85%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (52.99%) SQL Server
2 34 (29.06%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.98%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (5.13%) Cosmos DB
5 4 (3.42%) Power BI
5 4 (3.42%) Redis
5 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.71%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.85%) Biml
8 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 105 (89.74%) NUnit
2 51 (43.59%) Git (software)
3 47 (40.17%) Moq
4 23 (19.66%) gulp
5 17 (14.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (13.68%) Selenium
7 13 (11.11%) SpecFlow
8 11 (9.40%) Cypress.io
8 11 (9.40%) Octopus Deploy
8 11 (9.40%) Visual Studio
9 7 (5.98%) WebDriver
10 6 (5.13%) JIRA
10 6 (5.13%) TeamCity
10 6 (5.13%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (4.27%) Bitbucket
11 5 (4.27%) jspm
11 5 (4.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (4.27%) WatiN
12 4 (3.42%) NSubstitute
13 3 (2.56%) MSBuild
General
1 20 (17.09%) Finance
2 4 (3.42%) Banking
2 4 (3.42%) Front Office
3 2 (1.71%) Automotive
4 1 (0.85%) Legal
4 1 (0.85%) Marketing
4 1 (0.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 81 (69.23%) Developer
2 57 (48.72%) .NET Developer
3 51 (43.59%) C# Developer
4 49 (41.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (14.53%) Senior Developer
5 17 (14.53%) Software Engineer
6 16 (13.68%) Cloud Developer
7 14 (11.97%) .NET Software Developer
7 14 (11.97%) Software Developer
8 12 (10.26%) .NET Software Engineer
8 12 (10.26%) C# Software Developer
9 11 (9.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 10 (8.55%) ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (8.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (8.55%) Full Stack Developer
11 7 (5.98%) Angular Developer
12 6 (5.13%) Automation Tester
12 6 (5.13%) Tester
13 5 (4.27%) Analyst
13 5 (4.27%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (82.91%) .NET
2 66 (56.41%) ASP.NET
2 66 (56.41%) CSS
3 57 (48.72%) ASP.NET Web API
4 56 (47.86%) AngularJS
5 52 (44.44%) HTML
6 49 (41.88%) REST
6 49 (41.88%) RESTful
7 47 (40.17%) jQuery
8 40 (34.19%) .NET Core
9 36 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
10 32 (27.35%) .NET Framework
11 31 (26.50%) React
12 27 (23.08%) ASP.NET Core
13 24 (20.51%) WPF
14 23 (19.66%) Entity Framework
14 23 (19.66%) Sass
15 20 (17.09%) WCF
16 19 (16.24%) Angular 2
17 14 (11.97%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (23.93%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (17.09%) Self-Motivation
3 19 (16.24%) User Experience
4 15 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (9.40%) Algorithms
6 5 (4.27%) Replication
7 2 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.71%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (86.32%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (44.44%) MVC
3 44 (37.61%) Unit Testing
4 38 (32.48%) Software Engineering
5 35 (29.91%) SDLC
6 28 (23.93%) Decision-Making
6 28 (23.93%) TDD
7 23 (19.66%) Front End Development
8 21 (17.95%) OO
8 21 (17.95%) Scrum
9 19 (16.24%) Microservices
9 19 (16.24%) SOLID
10 18 (15.38%) DevOps
11 16 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (12.82%) E-Commerce
13 14 (11.97%) MVVM
14 12 (10.26%) Performance Testing
14 12 (10.26%) UML
15 11 (9.40%) BDD
15 11 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 97 (82.91%) C#
2 56 (47.86%) JavaScript
3 44 (37.61%) SQL
4 36 (30.77%) TypeScript
5 25 (21.37%) T-SQL
6 13 (11.11%) Java
7 11 (9.40%) PL/SQL
8 9 (7.69%) C++
9 7 (5.98%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.42%) Python
10 4 (3.42%) VB
11 1 (0.85%) Ruby
11 1 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (5.98%) Computer Science Degree
1 7 (5.98%) Degree
2 6 (5.13%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.27%) ISEB
4 1 (0.85%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 63 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.69%) Apple
3 5 (4.27%) Atlassian
3 5 (4.27%) Google
4 2 (1.71%) Oracle
5 1 (0.85%) RedGate