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 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 587 568 513
Rank change year-on-year -19 -55  
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 312 402 540
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.41% 0.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.68% 2.26% 2.88%
Number of salaries quoted 292 376 513
UK median annual salary £50,000 £40,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.69% +1.87%  
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £69,375 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

MSTest is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 18595 17780 18748
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.91% 18.13% 16.87%
Number of salaries quoted 36834 35963 35179
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.40%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MSTest in the UK

MSTest
Top 9 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 305 £50,000 +25.00% 47
UK excluding London -35 202 £42,500 +6.25% 41
London +20 104 £60,000 - 10
North of England -21 78 £45,000 +12.50% 15
East of England +12 44 £52,500 +23.52% 4
South West +13 30 £40,000 +6.66% 11
South East -27 26 £41,250 +10.00% 5
Midlands -2 23 £37,500 - 2
Wales +4 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 537 (91.02%) C#
2 514 (87.12%) Agile Software Development
2 514 (87.12%) NUnit
3 511 (86.61%) .NET
4 424 (71.86%) Continuous Integration
5 411 (69.66%) SQL Server
6 391 (66.27%) Scrum
7 380 (64.41%) TDD
8 359 (60.85%) WPF
9 277 (46.95%) Inversion of Control
10 275 (46.61%) Dependency Injection
11 274 (46.44%) MVVM
12 272 (46.10%) Kanban
13 269 (45.59%) Unity DI Container
14 253 (42.88%) Ninject
15 251 (42.54%) Spring.NET
16 247 (41.86%) Finance
17 243 (41.19%) Windows
18 230 (38.98%) SQL
19 226 (38.31%) Moq
20 217 (36.78%) Rhino Mocks
20 217 (36.78%) Castle Windsor
20 217 (36.78%) ASP.NET
21 206 (34.92%) WCF
22 198 (33.56%) OO
23 195 (33.05%) WinForms
24 190 (32.20%) MVC
25 170 (28.81%) JavaScript
26 143 (24.24%) ASP.NET MVC
27 135 (22.88%) 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 31 (5.25%) CMS
2 30 (5.08%) SharePoint
3 29 (4.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 27 (4.58%) Oracle Service Bus
5 22 (3.73%) BizTalk Server
6 16 (2.71%) OpenStack
6 16 (2.71%) Tomcat
6 16 (2.71%) WebLogic
6 16 (2.71%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.36%) IIS
7 8 (1.36%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.51%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 55 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (7.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (4.58%) Office 365
4 6 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.51%) Boomi
6 1 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 58 (9.83%) Broadband
2 19 (3.22%) TCP/IP
3 17 (2.88%) Ethernet
3 17 (2.88%) RS-232
4 13 (2.20%) Internet
5 3 (0.51%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 411 (69.66%) SQL Server
2 119 (20.17%) SQL Server 2014
3 98 (16.61%) SQL Server 2016
4 57 (9.66%) SQL Server 2012
5 37 (6.27%) Relational Database
6 32 (5.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (3.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 18 (3.05%) MySQL
9 18 (3.05%) NoSQL
9 18 (3.05%) RDBMS
10 16 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (2.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (0.68%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.68%) Power BI
14 4 (0.68%) PowerPivot
14 4 (0.68%) Redis
Development Applications
1 514 (87.12%) NUnit
2 226 (38.31%) Moq
3 217 (36.78%) Rhino Mocks
4 91 (15.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 72 (12.20%) Selenium
6 62 (10.51%) Visual Studio
7 54 (9.15%) Subversion
8 50 (8.47%) Git (software)
9 42 (7.12%) TeamCity
10 31 (5.25%) Jasmine
11 28 (4.75%) SpecFlow
12 27 (4.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 26 (4.41%) WebDriver
14 22 (3.73%) SoapUI
15 20 (3.39%) NuGet
16 17 (2.88%) Microsoft Blend
16 17 (2.88%) MSI
16 17 (2.88%) WiX
17 15 (2.54%) GoogleTest
17 15 (2.54%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 247 (41.86%) Finance
2 93 (15.76%) Banking
3 60 (10.17%) Marketing
4 55 (9.32%) Telecoms
5 49 (8.31%) Investment Banking
6 27 (4.58%) Advertising
7 9 (1.53%) Retail
8 8 (1.36%) Music Industry
9 4 (0.68%) Front Office
9 4 (0.68%) Legal
10 3 (0.51%) Games
11 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 496 (84.07%) Developer
2 393 (66.61%) .NET Developer
3 262 (44.41%) C# Developer
4 237 (40.17%) C# .NET Developer
5 133 (22.54%) C# WPF Developer
5 133 (22.54%) WPF Developer
6 59 (10.00%) Senior Developer
7 56 (9.49%) Software Engineer
8 55 (9.32%) C# Software Engineer
8 55 (9.32%) Telecoms Developer
9 52 (8.81%) .NET Software Engineer
10 46 (7.80%) ASP.NET Developer
11 44 (7.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 40 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 37 (6.27%) Graduate
13 37 (6.27%) Graduate Developer
13 37 (6.27%) Senior .NET Developer
14 36 (6.10%) Graduate .NET Developer
14 36 (6.10%) Software Developer
15 34 (5.76%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 511 (86.61%) .NET
2 359 (60.85%) WPF
3 269 (45.59%) Unity DI Container
4 253 (42.88%) Ninject
5 251 (42.54%) Spring.NET
6 217 (36.78%) ASP.NET
6 217 (36.78%) Castle Windsor
7 206 (34.92%) WCF
8 195 (33.05%) WinForms
9 143 (24.24%) ASP.NET MVC
10 135 (22.88%) HTML
11 127 (21.53%) jQuery
12 123 (20.85%) CSS
13 118 (20.00%) .NET Framework
14 114 (19.32%) Web Services
15 97 (16.44%) AngularJS
16 96 (16.27%) XML
17 95 (16.10%) LINQ
18 82 (13.90%) ASP.NET Web API
19 69 (11.69%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 102 (17.29%) Greenfield Project
2 81 (13.73%) Computer Science
3 78 (13.22%) Enterprise Software
3 78 (13.22%) Social Network
4 41 (6.95%) Tandem
5 39 (6.61%) Client/Server
6 34 (5.76%) User Experience
7 18 (3.05%) Mobile App
7 18 (3.05%) N-Tier
8 17 (2.88%) Data Structures
8 17 (2.88%) Derivative
8 17 (2.88%) Industrial Internet of Things
8 17 (2.88%) Internet of Things
9 15 (2.54%) Algorithms
10 9 (1.53%) Mobile Payment
11 7 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (0.51%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.51%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.34%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.34%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 243 (41.19%) Windows
2 46 (7.80%) Linux
3 17 (2.88%) Mac OS
3 17 (2.88%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 2 (0.34%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 514 (87.12%) Agile Software Development
2 424 (71.86%) Continuous Integration
3 391 (66.27%) Scrum
4 380 (64.41%) TDD
5 277 (46.95%) Inversion of Control
6 275 (46.61%) Dependency Injection
7 274 (46.44%) MVVM
8 272 (46.10%) Kanban
9 198 (33.56%) OO
10 190 (32.20%) MVC
11 99 (16.78%) Test Automation
12 93 (15.76%) Software Engineering
13 91 (15.42%) Unit Testing
14 84 (14.24%) OOD
15 70 (11.86%) UML
16 69 (11.69%) RUP
17 53 (8.98%) DSDM
18 52 (8.81%) Service Delivery
18 52 (8.81%) Use Case
19 50 (8.47%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 537 (91.02%) C#
2 230 (38.98%) SQL
3 170 (28.81%) JavaScript
4 104 (17.63%) C++
5 94 (15.93%) T-SQL
6 93 (15.76%) Java
7 65 (11.02%) PL/SQL
8 46 (7.80%) VB.NET
9 44 (7.46%) VB
10 38 (6.44%) C
11 26 (4.41%) XAML
12 12 (2.03%) TypeScript
13 5 (0.85%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.85%) Python
14 3 (0.51%) VC++
15 1 (0.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 99 (16.78%) Degree
2 58 (9.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (2.71%) ISTQB
4 8 (1.36%) ISEB
5 7 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.34%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.34%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.17%) CFA
7 1 (0.17%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.92%) QA
2 2 (0.34%) Basel III
2 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
1 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (5.25%) Puppet
2 16 (2.71%) Ansible
2 16 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 125 (21.19%) Microsoft
2 73 (12.37%) Facebook
2 73 (12.37%) Twitter
3 49 (8.31%) Oracle
4 27 (4.58%) Xamarin
5 15 (2.54%) Google
6 14 (2.37%) Sitecore
7 12 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.02%) Telerik
9 5 (0.85%) HP
10 4 (0.68%) SAP
11 3 (0.51%) Dell
12 2 (0.34%) Bloomberg
12 2 (0.34%) Informatica
12 2 (0.34%) VMware
13 1 (0.17%) Typemock
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary - Please contact for details
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Flexible Working
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £4000 - £40000 per annum + Pension + Bonus + Healthcare
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Colston Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wembley, Middlesex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Dartford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Peninsula
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
NCC Group
Salary: £competitive + company benefits + training
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42500 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago