Period
to 25 November 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 25 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 642 912 865
Rank change year-on-year +270 -47 -191
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 74 158 295
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.64% 0.62% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 78 144 267
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £39,750 £31,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £75,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% -

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 11,542 25,644 32,027
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.06% 19.01% 20.03%
Number of salaries quoted 9,637 20,392 25,853
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 +243 73 £55,000 +10.00% 11
UK excluding London +226 48 £45,000 - 17
London +215 26 £60,000 -7.69% 4
South East +195 18 £55,000 +41.94% 1
North of England +143 15 £45,000 +5.88% 5
North West +121 14 £45,000 -2.70% 3
Work from Home +5 12 £47,500 +90.00% 6
Midlands +90 11 £47,500 -5.00%
West Midlands +77 9 £55,000 +10.00%
South West +101 3 £53,750 +85.34%
East Midlands +83 2 £42,500 -5.56%
North East - 1 £42,500 -
Wales - 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 66 (89.19%) C#
2 63 (85.14%) .NET
2 63 (85.14%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (79.73%) NUnit
4 58 (78.38%) SQL Server
5 52 (70.27%) ASP.NET Web API
6 50 (67.57%) MVC
7 45 (60.81%) ASP.NET
7 45 (60.81%) Azure
8 40 (54.05%) TDD
9 39 (52.70%) SQL
9 39 (52.70%) Unit Testing
10 38 (51.35%) ASP.NET MVC
10 38 (51.35%) Microsoft
11 36 (48.65%) JavaScript
11 36 (48.65%) .NET Framework
12 35 (47.30%) Git (software)
13 34 (45.95%) Moq
14 33 (44.59%) REST
15 31 (41.89%) AngularJS
16 30 (40.54%) Entity Framework
17 29 (39.19%) CSS
17 29 (39.19%) React
18 26 (35.14%) Microservices
18 26 (35.14%) .NET Core
19 25 (33.78%) ASP.NET Core
20 23 (31.08%) HTML
21 22 (29.73%) T-SQL
21 22 (29.73%) IIS
21 22 (29.73%) RESTful

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 22 (29.73%) IIS
2 13 (17.57%) Confluence
3 4 (5.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (4.05%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (4.05%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.35%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (60.81%) Azure
2 9 (12.16%) npm
3 8 (10.81%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (5.41%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (4.05%) SaaS
6 1 (1.35%) PaaS
6 1 (1.35%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (78.38%) SQL Server
2 14 (18.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (17.57%) Redis
4 12 (16.22%) NoSQL
5 10 (13.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (10.81%) Cosmos DB
7 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (1.35%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 59 (79.73%) NUnit
2 35 (47.30%) Git (software)
3 34 (45.95%) Moq
4 21 (28.38%) Selenium
5 18 (24.32%) TeamCity
6 15 (20.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 15 (20.27%) SpecFlow
7 13 (17.57%) Bitbucket
7 13 (17.57%) JIRA
8 9 (12.16%) gulp
8 9 (12.16%) jspm
8 9 (12.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 8 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (10.81%) WebDriver
10 7 (9.46%) JMeter
11 5 (6.76%) Jenkins
11 5 (6.76%) Postman
12 4 (5.41%) git-flow
12 4 (5.41%) Katalon Studio
12 4 (5.41%) NSubstitute
General
1 19 (25.68%) Finance
Job Titles
1 60 (81.08%) Developer
2 47 (63.51%) .NET Developer
3 43 (58.11%) C# Developer
4 42 (56.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 16 (21.62%) ASP.NET Developer
5 16 (21.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 13 (17.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 13 (17.57%) Senior Developer
7 11 (14.86%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (10.81%) Cloud Developer
8 8 (10.81%) Software Developer
9 7 (9.46%) Automation Engineer
10 6 (8.11%) .NET Software Developer
10 6 (8.11%) C# Software Developer
11 5 (6.76%) CRM Developer
11 5 (6.76%) Senior Full Stack Developer
12 4 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 4 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
12 4 (5.41%) QA Automation Engineer
12 4 (5.41%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (85.14%) .NET
2 52 (70.27%) ASP.NET Web API
3 45 (60.81%) ASP.NET
4 38 (51.35%) ASP.NET MVC
5 36 (48.65%) .NET Framework
6 33 (44.59%) REST
7 31 (41.89%) AngularJS
8 30 (40.54%) Entity Framework
9 29 (39.19%) CSS
9 29 (39.19%) React
10 26 (35.14%) .NET Core
11 25 (33.78%) ASP.NET Core
12 23 (31.08%) HTML
13 22 (29.73%) RESTful
14 20 (27.03%) WPF
15 13 (17.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 13 (17.57%) Blazor
15 13 (17.57%) jQuery
16 10 (13.51%) JSON
17 9 (12.16%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.68%) Analytical Skills
1 19 (25.68%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (17.57%) Replication
3 8 (10.81%) Algorithms
4 5 (6.76%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (5.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (85.14%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (67.57%) MVC
3 40 (54.05%) TDD
4 39 (52.70%) Unit Testing
5 26 (35.14%) Microservices
6 20 (27.03%) DevOps
6 20 (27.03%) Scrum
7 18 (24.32%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (21.62%) SOLID
9 14 (18.92%) Kanban
10 13 (17.57%) API Development
10 13 (17.57%) BDD
10 13 (17.57%) Innovative Thinking
10 13 (17.57%) Performance Optimisation
10 13 (17.57%) Software Engineering
10 13 (17.57%) Test Automation
11 12 (16.22%) Multithreading
12 11 (14.86%) E-Commerce
12 11 (14.86%) Performance Testing
12 11 (14.86%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 66 (89.19%) C#
2 39 (52.70%) SQL
3 36 (48.65%) JavaScript
4 22 (29.73%) T-SQL
5 15 (20.27%) TypeScript
6 10 (13.51%) PowerShell
7 5 (6.76%) Java
8 4 (5.41%) PL/SQL
9 3 (4.05%) Ruby
10 1 (1.35%) C
10 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (8.11%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (4.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (24.32%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (10.81%) Terraform
2 5 (6.76%) MIIS
2 5 (6.76%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (51.35%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.57%) Atlassian
2 13 (17.57%) Google
3 4 (5.41%) Oracle