Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 886 854 637
Rank change year-on-year -32 -217 -29
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 151 254 638
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.62% 0.85% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 130 228 588
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,375 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £83,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £48,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year -7.69% +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 24,433 30,000 34,935
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.35% 19.90% 20.32%
Number of salaries quoted 19,249 23,887 28,659
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
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 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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 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 +2 140 £50,000 - 37
UK excluding London +7 99 £45,000 -7.69% 21
London +14 44 £70,000 +12.00% 16
Midlands +52 33 £50,000 +17.65% 4
West Midlands +47 32 £50,000 +11.11% 4
South West +38 21 £28,750 -41.03% 1
South East -4 19 £42,500 -15.00% 7
North of England +3 18 £46,250 +2.78% 7
Yorkshire +33 14 £45,000 - 2
East of England +55 5 £50,000 +11.11% 2
North West -9 4 £52,000 +15.56% 4
Scotland +23 3 £50,000 +25.00%
East Midlands +12 1 £45,000 +20.00%

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 148 (98.01%) C#
2 139 (92.05%) .NET
3 100 (66.23%) SQL Server
4 92 (60.93%) Agile Software Development
5 91 (60.26%) Git (software)
6 85 (56.29%) MVC
7 81 (53.64%) Azure
8 80 (52.98%) JavaScript
9 78 (51.66%) NUnit
10 77 (50.99%) CSS
11 73 (48.34%) ASP.NET
12 61 (40.40%) Microsoft
12 61 (40.40%) jQuery
13 58 (38.41%) DevOps
14 57 (37.75%) .NET Framework
15 54 (35.76%) Unit Testing
15 54 (35.76%) SQL
16 52 (34.44%) ASP.NET Web API
17 49 (32.45%) REST
18 48 (31.79%) Software Engineering
18 48 (31.79%) Octopus Deploy
19 47 (31.13%) Scrum
20 45 (29.80%) AngularJS
21 39 (25.83%) TDD
22 38 (25.17%) Team Foundation Server
23 36 (23.84%) HTML
24 35 (23.18%) Moq
25 33 (21.85%) Docker
26 31 (20.53%) OO
27 28 (18.54%) .NET Core

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 (4.64%) Confluence
2 4 (2.65%) IIS
3 3 (1.99%) CMS
4 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.66%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 81 (53.64%) Azure
2 12 (7.95%) AWS
3 10 (6.62%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (5.96%) Office 365
5 7 (4.64%) Amazon S3
5 7 (4.64%) CloudFront
6 5 (3.31%) GitHub
6 5 (3.31%) npm
7 3 (1.99%) Azure Functions
7 3 (1.99%) NuGet
7 3 (1.99%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.99%) Serverless
8 2 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Flow
8 2 (1.32%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.32%) PowerApps
8 2 (1.32%) SaaS
9 1 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (66.23%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.30%) SQL Server 2016
2 8 (5.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.65%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.65%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.99%) Cosmos DB
4 3 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.32%) Big Data
5 2 (1.32%) Power BI
5 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.66%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.66%) MySQL
6 1 (0.66%) Redis
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 91 (60.26%) Git (software)
2 78 (51.66%) NUnit
3 48 (31.79%) Octopus Deploy
4 38 (25.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 35 (23.18%) Moq
6 22 (14.57%) TeamCity
7 21 (13.91%) SpecFlow
7 21 (13.91%) Visual Studio
8 20 (13.25%) Log4Net
9 18 (11.92%) JIRA
10 17 (11.26%) GitLab
11 16 (10.60%) Selenium
12 13 (8.61%) Visual Studio Team System
13 12 (7.95%) Subversion
14 10 (6.62%) Rhino Mocks
15 9 (5.96%) MSBuild
16 6 (3.97%) NSubstitute
17 5 (3.31%) gulp
17 5 (3.31%) Postman
17 5 (3.31%) SoapUI
General
1 20 (13.25%) Finance
2 18 (11.92%) Automotive
3 10 (6.62%) Retail
4 6 (3.97%) Front Office
5 5 (3.31%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.99%) Back Office
7 2 (1.32%) Banking
7 2 (1.32%) Fire and Rescue
7 2 (1.32%) Games
7 2 (1.32%) Local Government
7 2 (1.32%) Police
8 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.66%) Law
8 1 (0.66%) Legal
8 1 (0.66%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 78 (51.66%) Developer
2 38 (25.17%) Software Engineer
3 36 (23.84%) C# Developer
4 32 (21.19%) .NET Developer
5 22 (14.57%) Software Developer
6 20 (13.25%) Senior Developer
7 17 (11.26%) Senior Software Engineer
8 15 (9.93%) Senior .NET Developer
9 13 (8.61%) C# .NET Developer
10 12 (7.95%) Full Stack Developer
11 9 (5.96%) C# Software Developer
12 8 (5.30%) Junior
12 8 (5.30%) Junior Developer
12 8 (5.30%) Junior Software Developer
13 6 (3.97%) Front Office Developer
13 6 (3.97%) UX Engineer
14 5 (3.31%) Architect
14 5 (3.31%) Azure Developer
14 5 (3.31%) Lead Developer
14 5 (3.31%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (92.05%) .NET
2 77 (50.99%) CSS
3 73 (48.34%) ASP.NET
4 61 (40.40%) jQuery
5 57 (37.75%) .NET Framework
6 52 (34.44%) ASP.NET Web API
7 49 (32.45%) REST
8 45 (29.80%) AngularJS
9 36 (23.84%) HTML
10 28 (18.54%) .NET Core
11 27 (17.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 26 (17.22%) ASP.NET MVC
12 26 (17.22%) React
12 26 (17.22%) WPF
13 25 (16.56%) Dapper ORM
14 23 (15.23%) Entity Framework
15 21 (13.91%) SOAP
15 21 (13.91%) WCF
16 18 (11.92%) Autofac
16 18 (11.92%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.91%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (6.62%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (5.30%) User Experience
4 7 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.64%) Hedge funds
5 5 (3.31%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (3.31%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.99%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.32%) Social Network
8 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.66%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.66%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.66%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.60%) Windows
2 4 (2.65%) Android
3 3 (1.99%) Linux
3 3 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (60.93%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (56.29%) MVC
3 58 (38.41%) DevOps
4 54 (35.76%) Unit Testing
5 48 (31.79%) Software Engineering
6 47 (31.13%) Scrum
7 39 (25.83%) TDD
8 31 (20.53%) OO
9 25 (16.56%) Kanban
10 24 (15.89%) Test Automation
11 21 (13.91%) E-Commerce
11 21 (13.91%) Mentoring
12 16 (10.60%) BDD
12 16 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (9.93%) Waterfall
14 14 (9.27%) SOLID
15 9 (5.96%) Microservices
15 9 (5.96%) Migration
15 9 (5.96%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 148 (98.01%) C#
2 80 (52.98%) JavaScript
3 54 (35.76%) SQL
4 18 (11.92%) TypeScript
5 13 (8.61%) PowerShell
6 11 (7.28%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.31%) Java
7 5 (3.31%) VC++
8 3 (1.99%) Python
8 3 (1.99%) Ruby
9 2 (1.32%) C++
10 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.66%) R
10 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (11.26%) Degree
2 5 (3.31%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.32%) CISSP
4 2 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.32%) ISEB
4 2 (1.32%) MCSE
5 1 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.66%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.95%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (21.85%) Docker
2 9 (5.96%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.99%) LXC
Systems Management
1 13 (8.61%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.99%) Ansible
2 3 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.99%) Puppet
2 3 (1.99%) Terraform
3 1 (0.66%) Kibana
Vendors
1 61 (40.40%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.96%) HP
3 7 (4.64%) IBM
3 7 (4.64%) Symantec
3 7 (4.64%) Veritas
3 7 (4.64%) Xamarin
4 4 (2.65%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.32%) Capita
5 2 (1.32%) Facebook
5 2 (1.32%) Oracle
5 2 (1.32%) Remedy
5 2 (1.32%) Twitter
6 1 (0.66%) OpenLink
6 1 (0.66%) Sitecore