Period
to 13 November 2019

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 13 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK
6 months to
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 901 846 660
Rank change year-on-year -55 -186 -33
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 161 310 606
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.62% 0.95% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 140 277 567
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £33,850 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,250 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -2.63% - +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 25,931 32,643 36,603
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.85% 20.04% 20.39%
Number of salaries quoted 20,628 26,371 29,758
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £82,600 £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 13 November 2019.

Salary histogram for MSTest in the UK

MSTest
Top 12 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 13 November 2019. 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 -51 147 £50,000 - 42
UK excluding London -51 93 £46,250 -2.63% 31
London +72 60 £62,500 - 13
South West +12 24 £41,500 -12.63% 3
Midlands +51 21 £50,000 +17.65% 4
West Midlands +35 21 £50,000 +17.65% 4
North of England -31 17 £42,500 -5.56% 10
South East -29 16 £38,750 -22.50% 8
Yorkshire -1 11 £40,000 -11.11% 6
East of England +44 9 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Scotland +33 6 £50,000 -9.09% 2
North West -6 6 £46,250 -7.50% 4

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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.

1 157 (97.52%) C#
2 146 (90.68%) .NET
3 109 (67.70%) SQL Server
3 109 (67.70%) Agile Software Development
4 107 (66.46%) NUnit
5 89 (55.28%) Azure
6 87 (54.04%) Git (software)
7 83 (51.55%) MVC
7 83 (51.55%) JavaScript
8 82 (50.93%) ASP.NET
9 73 (45.34%) Microsoft
10 71 (44.10%) Unit Testing
11 64 (39.75%) SQL
12 62 (38.51%) CSS
13 61 (37.89%) Scrum
14 60 (37.27%) ASP.NET Web API
15 59 (36.65%) DevOps
16 57 (35.40%) REST
17 55 (34.16%) TDD
18 54 (33.54%) .NET Framework
19 49 (30.43%) .NET Core
20 48 (29.81%) Moq
21 44 (27.33%) Octopus Deploy
22 41 (25.47%) jQuery
23 40 (24.84%) Kanban
23 40 (24.84%) Team Foundation Server
24 39 (24.22%) ASP.NET MVC
24 39 (24.22%) AngularJS
25 38 (23.60%) Software Engineering
25 38 (23.60%) HTML

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 (6.21%) Confluence
2 4 (2.48%) IIS
2 4 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.48%) Umbraco
3 3 (1.86%) CMS
3 3 (1.86%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (6.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.62%) Endur
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 89 (55.28%) Azure
2 14 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
3 12 (7.45%) AWS
4 9 (5.59%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (4.35%) GitHub
6 6 (3.73%) Office 365
6 6 (3.73%) Serverless
7 5 (3.11%) Azure Functions
8 4 (2.48%) Amazon S3
8 4 (2.48%) CloudFront
8 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Flow
8 4 (2.48%) NuGet
8 4 (2.48%) OpenShift
8 4 (2.48%) Power Platform
8 4 (2.48%) PowerApps
8 4 (2.48%) Trello
9 2 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.24%) SaaS
9 2 (1.24%) Slack
10 1 (0.62%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.59%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (67.70%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.45%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.11%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.48%) MariaDB
5 4 (2.48%) Power BI
5 4 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.86%) Redis
6 3 (1.86%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.24%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.62%) Big Data
8 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.62%) MySQL
8 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 107 (66.46%) NUnit
2 87 (54.04%) Git (software)
3 48 (29.81%) Moq
4 44 (27.33%) Octopus Deploy
5 40 (24.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 32 (19.88%) SpecFlow
6 32 (19.88%) TeamCity
7 26 (16.15%) Visual Studio Team System
8 21 (13.04%) JIRA
9 20 (12.42%) Selenium
10 18 (11.18%) GitLab
10 18 (11.18%) Subversion
11 16 (9.94%) Log4Net
12 13 (8.07%) MSBuild
12 13 (8.07%) Visual Studio
13 12 (7.45%) Rhino Mocks
14 7 (4.35%) Bitbucket
14 7 (4.35%) WebDriver
14 7 (4.35%) webpack
15 6 (3.73%) ReSharper
General
1 32 (19.88%) Finance
2 14 (8.70%) Automotive
3 10 (6.21%) Retail
4 8 (4.97%) Games
5 6 (3.73%) Public Sector
6 4 (2.48%) Legal
7 3 (1.86%) Back Office
7 3 (1.86%) Banking
8 2 (1.24%) Fire and Rescue
8 2 (1.24%) Local Government
8 2 (1.24%) Police
9 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.62%) Law
9 1 (0.62%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 90 (55.90%) Developer
2 51 (31.68%) .NET Developer
3 37 (22.98%) C# Developer
4 28 (17.39%) Software Engineer
5 22 (13.66%) C# .NET Developer
6 17 (10.56%) Software Developer
7 15 (9.32%) Senior Developer
8 12 (7.45%) Senior .NET Developer
9 11 (6.83%) Senior Software Engineer
10 10 (6.21%) Azure Developer
11 8 (4.97%) Web Developer
12 7 (4.35%) Lead Developer
12 7 (4.35%) Test Engineer
13 6 (3.73%) .NET Web Developer
13 6 (3.73%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 5 (3.11%) .NET Software Developer
14 5 (3.11%) Automation Test Lead
14 5 (3.11%) Senior C# Developer
14 5 (3.11%) Test Automation Engineer
14 5 (3.11%) UX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (90.68%) .NET
2 82 (50.93%) ASP.NET
3 62 (38.51%) CSS
4 60 (37.27%) ASP.NET Web API
5 57 (35.40%) REST
6 54 (33.54%) .NET Framework
7 49 (30.43%) .NET Core
8 41 (25.47%) jQuery
9 39 (24.22%) AngularJS
9 39 (24.22%) ASP.NET MVC
10 38 (23.60%) HTML
11 36 (22.36%) React
12 32 (19.88%) WPF
13 28 (17.39%) WCF
14 27 (16.77%) Entity Framework
15 23 (14.29%) Dapper ORM
16 22 (13.66%) Node.js
16 22 (13.66%) SOAP
17 19 (11.80%) RabbitMQ
18 17 (10.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.21%) Enterprise Software
1 10 (6.21%) Greenfield Project
1 10 (6.21%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.97%) Hedge funds
3 7 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.35%) User Experience
4 5 (3.11%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.86%) Wiki
6 2 (1.24%) Social Network
7 1 (0.62%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.62%) Derivative
7 1 (0.62%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.62%) Life Science
7 1 (0.62%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.21%) Windows
2 7 (4.35%) Android
3 4 (2.48%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.48%) Linux
3 4 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.62%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (67.70%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (51.55%) MVC
3 71 (44.10%) Unit Testing
4 61 (37.89%) Scrum
5 59 (36.65%) DevOps
6 55 (34.16%) TDD
7 40 (24.84%) Kanban
8 38 (23.60%) Software Engineering
9 33 (20.50%) Test Automation
10 27 (16.77%) Problem-Solving
11 24 (14.91%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (14.29%) OO
12 23 (14.29%) Waterfall
13 19 (11.80%) BDD
13 19 (11.80%) E-Commerce
14 18 (11.18%) Microservices
14 18 (11.18%) Web Development
15 15 (9.32%) CRM
16 14 (8.70%) MVVM
17 13 (8.07%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 157 (97.52%) C#
2 83 (51.55%) JavaScript
3 64 (39.75%) SQL
4 21 (13.04%) PowerShell
5 19 (11.80%) TypeScript
6 17 (10.56%) T-SQL
7 10 (6.21%) Java
8 6 (3.73%) Python
9 3 (1.86%) C++
9 3 (1.86%) Ruby
10 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.62%) R
10 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (16.15%) Degree
2 10 (6.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (3.11%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.24%) CISSP
5 2 (1.24%) ISEB
5 2 (1.24%) MCSE
6 1 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.18%) QA
2 2 (1.24%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (21.74%) Docker
2 13 (8.07%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.48%) LXC
Systems Management
1 24 (14.91%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.11%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.86%) Ansible
3 3 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.86%) Puppet
4 1 (0.62%) Kibana
Vendors
1 73 (45.34%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.59%) Xamarin
3 6 (3.73%) HP
4 5 (3.11%) Oracle
5 4 (2.48%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.24%) Capita
6 2 (1.24%) Facebook
6 2 (1.24%) IBM
6 2 (1.24%) Remedy
6 2 (1.24%) Symantec
6 2 (1.24%) Tableau
6 2 (1.24%) Twitter
6 2 (1.24%) Veritas
7 1 (0.62%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.62%) OpenLink