Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 668 623 570
Rank change year-on-year -45 -53 +68
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 572 772 996
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.39% 0.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.57% 2.14% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 538 728 931
UK median annual salary £50,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.94% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 36460 35993 37100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.71% 18.27% 17.01%
Number of salaries quoted 29772 31198 31164
UK median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £69,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -27 554 £52,500 +23.53% 33
UK excluding London -44 363 £45,000 +12.50% 26
London -20 193 £60,000 - 9
North of England -65 130 £50,000 +25.00% 13
North West -79 87 £45,000 +12.50% 7
South East -2 78 £45,000 +20.00% 6
East of England +25 69 £45,000 - 3
South West +27 48 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Yorkshire +24 42 £55,000 - 6
Midlands +9 35 £37,500 +15.38%
West Midlands +26 18 £37,500 -
East Midlands -5 17 £40,000 +45.45%
Wales +2 2 £42,500 +21.43%
North East +15 1 £50,000 -28.57%
Northern Ireland - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 525 (91.78%) C#
2 482 (84.27%) NUnit
3 476 (83.22%) .NET
4 473 (82.69%) Agile Software Development
5 408 (71.33%) SQL Server
6 397 (69.41%) Continuous Integration
7 368 (64.34%) Scrum
8 362 (63.29%) WPF
8 362 (63.29%) TDD
9 267 (46.68%) Kanban
10 266 (46.50%) MVVM
11 264 (46.15%) Inversion of Control
12 263 (45.98%) Dependency Injection
13 257 (44.93%) Unity DI Container
14 253 (44.23%) Finance
15 248 (43.36%) Ninject
16 245 (42.83%) Spring.NET
17 214 (37.41%) Windows
18 210 (36.71%) Moq
19 209 (36.54%) SQL
20 200 (34.97%) WCF
21 199 (34.79%) Rhino Mocks
22 198 (34.62%) Castle Windsor
23 189 (33.04%) OO
24 184 (32.17%) ASP.NET
25 173 (30.24%) WinForms
26 163 (28.50%) MVC
27 138 (24.13%) JavaScript
28 121 (21.15%) SQL Server 2016
29 117 (20.45%) ASP.NET 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 30 (5.24%) CMS
2 29 (5.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 23 (4.02%) SharePoint
4 20 (3.50%) Oracle Service Bus
5 15 (2.62%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (2.27%) OpenStack
6 13 (2.27%) Tomcat
6 13 (2.27%) WebLogic
6 13 (2.27%) WebSphere
7 11 (1.92%) IIS
7 11 (1.92%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.35%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.52%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 42 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (5.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (3.50%) Office 365
4 4 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.52%) Boomi
6 1 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 64 (11.19%) Broadband
2 17 (2.97%) TCP/IP
3 15 (2.62%) Ethernet
3 15 (2.62%) RS-232
4 10 (1.75%) Internet
5 1 (0.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 408 (71.33%) SQL Server
2 121 (21.15%) SQL Server 2016
3 97 (16.96%) SQL Server 2014
4 56 (9.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 33 (5.77%) Relational Database
6 32 (5.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 30 (5.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 25 (4.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 21 (3.67%) MySQL
10 15 (2.62%) RDBMS
11 14 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (2.27%) NoSQL
12 13 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (0.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.70%) Power BI
15 4 (0.70%) PowerPivot
16 3 (0.52%) Biml
Development Applications
1 482 (84.27%) NUnit
2 210 (36.71%) Moq
3 199 (34.79%) Rhino Mocks
4 83 (14.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 71 (12.41%) Selenium
6 60 (10.49%) Visual Studio
7 51 (8.92%) Subversion
8 40 (6.99%) TeamCity
9 37 (6.47%) Git (software)
10 29 (5.07%) WebDriver
11 28 (4.90%) SpecFlow
12 23 (4.02%) Jasmine
13 21 (3.67%) GoogleTest
14 20 (3.50%) NuGet
14 20 (3.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 19 (3.32%) SoapUI
16 16 (2.80%) JMeter
17 15 (2.62%) Microsoft Blend
17 15 (2.62%) MSI
17 15 (2.62%) WiX
General
1 253 (44.23%) Finance
2 104 (18.18%) Banking
3 61 (10.66%) Investment Banking
4 60 (10.49%) Telecoms
5 52 (9.09%) Marketing
6 20 (3.50%) Advertising
7 11 (1.92%) Music Industry
8 6 (1.05%) Retail
9 4 (0.70%) Games
10 3 (0.52%) Front Office
11 1 (0.17%) Law
11 1 (0.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 470 (82.17%) Developer
2 366 (63.99%) .NET Developer
3 254 (44.41%) C# Developer
4 226 (39.51%) C# .NET Developer
5 136 (23.78%) C# WPF Developer
5 136 (23.78%) WPF Developer
6 60 (10.49%) Telecoms Developer
7 55 (9.62%) Senior Developer
8 54 (9.44%) Software Engineer
9 52 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
10 50 (8.74%) .NET Software Engineer
11 35 (6.12%) ASP.NET Developer
12 34 (5.94%) Senior .NET Developer
13 33 (5.77%) Senior C# Developer
13 33 (5.77%) Software Developer
14 32 (5.59%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 31 (5.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 31 (5.42%) Graduate
15 31 (5.42%) Graduate Developer
16 30 (5.24%) Graduate .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 476 (83.22%) .NET
2 362 (63.29%) WPF
3 257 (44.93%) Unity DI Container
4 248 (43.36%) Ninject
5 245 (42.83%) Spring.NET
6 200 (34.97%) WCF
7 198 (34.62%) Castle Windsor
8 184 (32.17%) ASP.NET
9 173 (30.24%) WinForms
10 117 (20.45%) ASP.NET MVC
11 115 (20.10%) HTML
12 113 (19.76%) jQuery
13 107 (18.71%) .NET Framework
13 107 (18.71%) CSS
14 106 (18.53%) Web Services
15 94 (16.43%) LINQ
16 88 (15.38%) XML
17 69 (12.06%) AngularJS
18 68 (11.89%) Silverlight
19 66 (11.54%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 97 (16.96%) Greenfield Project
2 82 (14.34%) Social Network
3 81 (14.16%) Enterprise Software
4 76 (13.29%) Computer Science
5 38 (6.64%) Client/Server
6 35 (6.12%) Tandem
7 24 (4.20%) User Experience
8 23 (4.02%) Derivative
9 21 (3.67%) Algorithms
10 19 (3.32%) N-Tier
11 16 (2.80%) Internet of Things
11 16 (2.80%) Mobile App
12 15 (2.62%) Data Structures
12 15 (2.62%) Industrial Internet of Things
13 8 (1.40%) Mobile Payment
14 5 (0.87%) Hedge funds
15 4 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
15 4 (0.70%) Spread Betting
16 2 (0.35%) FMCG
16 2 (0.35%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 214 (37.41%) Windows
2 41 (7.17%) Linux
3 15 (2.62%) Mac OS
3 15 (2.62%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 3 (0.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 473 (82.69%) Agile Software Development
2 397 (69.41%) Continuous Integration
3 368 (64.34%) Scrum
4 362 (63.29%) TDD
5 267 (46.68%) Kanban
6 266 (46.50%) MVVM
7 264 (46.15%) Inversion of Control
8 263 (45.98%) Dependency Injection
9 189 (33.04%) OO
10 163 (28.50%) MVC
11 99 (17.31%) Software Engineering
12 89 (15.56%) Test Automation
13 88 (15.38%) Unit Testing
14 69 (12.06%) UML
15 68 (11.89%) RUP
16 67 (11.71%) OOD
17 61 (10.66%) DSDM
18 53 (9.27%) Use Case
19 51 (8.92%) Service Delivery
20 47 (8.22%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 525 (91.78%) C#
2 209 (36.54%) SQL
3 138 (24.13%) JavaScript
4 106 (18.53%) C++
5 97 (16.96%) T-SQL
6 81 (14.16%) Java
7 65 (11.36%) PL/SQL
8 40 (6.99%) C
9 35 (6.12%) VB
10 30 (5.24%) VB.NET
11 23 (4.02%) XAML
12 10 (1.75%) TypeScript
13 6 (1.05%) Python
14 4 (0.70%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 1 (0.17%) VC++
Qualifications
1 92 (16.08%) Degree
2 50 (8.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (2.10%) ISTQB
4 6 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.52%) ISEB
6 2 (0.35%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.35%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.17%) CFA
7 1 (0.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.24%) QA
2 7 (1.22%) Basel III
3 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.35%) Hyper-V
1 2 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (4.37%) Puppet
2 13 (2.27%) Ansible
2 13 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 99 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 76 (13.29%) Facebook
2 76 (13.29%) Twitter
3 45 (7.87%) Oracle
4 21 (3.67%) Google
5 20 (3.50%) Xamarin
6 10 (1.75%) Sitecore
7 8 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (0.87%) SAP
9 4 (0.70%) HP
10 3 (0.52%) Dell
10 3 (0.52%) Informatica
10 3 (0.52%) Telerik
11 2 (0.35%) Bloomberg
11 2 (0.35%) VMware