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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 574 526
Rank change year-on-year -11 -48  
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 278 415 527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.40% 0.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.66% 2.21% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 256 396 497
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 16785 18767 17540
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.70% 18.05% 16.23%
Number of salaries quoted 14109 16055 14709
Median salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing MSTest as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MSTest in the UK

MSTest
Top 30 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 28 March 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 -15 257 £47,500 -5.00% 48
London -21 75 £60,000 - 10
North West -40 40 £40,000 - 7
East of England +49 39 £40,000 -15.78% 6
South East +7 38 £42,000 -6.66% 10
Hertfordshire +54 36 £40,000 -27.27% 3
Manchester -18 33 £40,000 -23.80% 6
Yorkshire +35 24 £55,000 - 6
West Yorkshire +31 24 £55,000 - 3
South West +48 23 £50,000 +26.58% 5
Leeds +25 21 £55,000 - 2
Letchworth - 19 £40,000 - 1
Bristol - 18 £50,000 - 5
West Midlands +49 14 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Hatfield - 12 £60,000 - 1
City of London -6 10 £70,000 +16.66% 2
Surrey +46 9 £27,500 -45.00% 1
Birmingham - 9 £37,500 - 2
Berkshire +38 7 £46,250 +2.77% 1
Wales +9 7 £40,000 +5.26% 1
Hampshire +8 7 £35,000 - 1
Reading +36 6 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Merseyside +1 6 £48,750 +14.70% 1
St Helens - 6 £48,750 - 1
South Wales +12 5 £40,000 +5.26% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 5 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Esher +1 5 £27,500 -34.52% 1
Milton Keynes +1 5 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Winchester -1 5 £35,000 - 1
Hoddesdon - 5 £30,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 611 (93.57%) C#
2 605 (92.65%) .NET
3 577 (88.36%) NUnit
4 575 (88.06%) Agile Software Development
5 458 (70.14%) Continuous Integration
6 444 (67.99%) Scrum
7 424 (64.93%) SQL Server
8 411 (62.94%) TDD
9 366 (56.05%) WPF
10 327 (50.08%) ASP.NET
11 302 (46.25%) Inversion of Control
11 302 (46.25%) Moq
12 300 (45.94%) Unity DI Container
13 299 (45.79%) Dependency Injection
14 291 (44.56%) Kanban
15 290 (44.41%) Windows
16 289 (44.26%) MVVM
17 287 (43.95%) Rhino Mocks
18 285 (43.64%) Castle Windsor
18 285 (43.64%) Ninject
19 280 (42.88%) Spring.NET
20 278 (42.57%) WCF
21 275 (42.11%) SQL
22 272 (41.65%) Finance
23 260 (39.82%) MVC
24 235 (35.99%) WinForms
25 232 (35.53%) ASP.NET MVC
26 222 (34.00%) JavaScript
27 220 (33.69%) OO
28 177 (27.11%) .NET Framework

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 35 (5.36%) BizTalk Server
2 32 (4.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 32 (4.90%) SharePoint
3 31 (4.75%) Oracle Service Bus
4 15 (2.30%) CMS
5 10 (1.53%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.23%) IIS
6 8 (1.23%) OpenStack
6 8 (1.23%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.23%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.31%) EPiServer
Applications
1 78 (11.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 61 (9.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (4.90%) Office 365
4 20 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.77%) SaaS
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.15%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 39 (5.97%) Internet
2 31 (4.75%) Broadband
3 7 (1.07%) Ethernet
3 7 (1.07%) RS-232
3 7 (1.07%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.61%) NFC
4 4 (0.61%) SMPP
4 4 (0.61%) SMS
5 3 (0.46%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 424 (64.93%) SQL Server
2 151 (23.12%) SQL Server 2014
3 34 (5.21%) SQL Server 2016
4 31 (4.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 31 (4.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 30 (4.59%) Relational Database
6 23 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (2.30%) RDBMS
8 11 (1.68%) MySQL
8 11 (1.68%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (0.92%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (0.77%) DocumentDB
12 5 (0.77%) Redis
13 3 (0.46%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 577 (88.36%) NUnit
2 302 (46.25%) Moq
3 287 (43.95%) Rhino Mocks
4 117 (17.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 78 (11.94%) Selenium
6 68 (10.41%) Visual Studio
7 61 (9.34%) Git (software)
8 56 (8.58%) Subversion
9 38 (5.82%) SpecFlow
10 37 (5.67%) Jasmine
11 32 (4.90%) TeamCity
12 31 (4.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 24 (3.68%) WebDriver
14 18 (2.76%) JIRA
15 15 (2.30%) Visual Studio Team System
16 14 (2.14%) SoapUI
17 12 (1.84%) Jenkins
18 11 (1.68%) MSBuild
18 11 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
19 8 (1.23%) HP UFT
General
1 272 (41.65%) Finance
2 90 (13.78%) Banking
3 60 (9.19%) Marketing
4 31 (4.75%) Advertising
4 31 (4.75%) Telecoms
5 28 (4.29%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.68%) Legal
7 8 (1.23%) Retail
8 3 (0.46%) Front Office
8 3 (0.46%) Music Industry
9 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 523 (80.09%) Developer
2 437 (66.92%) .NET Developer
3 261 (39.97%) C# Developer
4 237 (36.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 128 (19.60%) C# WPF Developer
5 128 (19.60%) WPF Developer
6 80 (12.25%) Senior Developer
7 72 (11.03%) C# Software Engineer
7 72 (11.03%) Software Engineer
8 69 (10.57%) .NET Software Engineer
9 67 (10.26%) ASP.NET Developer
9 67 (10.26%) Graduate
9 67 (10.26%) Graduate Developer
10 66 (10.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 66 (10.11%) Graduate .NET Developer
11 59 (9.04%) Senior .NET Developer
12 47 (7.20%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 47 (7.20%) Senior C# Developer
13 46 (7.04%) Junior .NET Developer
13 46 (7.04%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 605 (92.65%) .NET
2 366 (56.05%) WPF
3 327 (50.08%) ASP.NET
4 300 (45.94%) Unity DI Container
5 285 (43.64%) Castle Windsor
5 285 (43.64%) Ninject
6 280 (42.88%) Spring.NET
7 278 (42.57%) WCF
8 235 (35.99%) WinForms
9 232 (35.53%) ASP.NET MVC
10 177 (27.11%) .NET Framework
11 168 (25.73%) jQuery
12 161 (24.66%) HTML
13 139 (21.29%) CSS
14 131 (20.06%) ASP.NET Web API
15 124 (18.99%) AngularJS
15 124 (18.99%) Web Services
16 117 (17.92%) XML
17 111 (17.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 99 (15.16%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 102 (15.62%) Computer Science
2 85 (13.02%) Enterprise Software
3 68 (10.41%) Social Network
4 43 (6.58%) Tandem
5 37 (5.67%) User Experience
6 33 (5.05%) Client/Server
7 30 (4.59%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.68%) Mobile Payment
9 10 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (1.07%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.07%) Fintech
10 7 (1.07%) Industrial Internet of Things
10 7 (1.07%) Internet of Things
11 6 (0.92%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.46%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.46%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.46%) iPad
12 3 (0.46%) Mobile Banking
13 2 (0.31%) Derivative
13 2 (0.31%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 290 (44.41%) Windows
2 33 (5.05%) Linux
3 7 (1.07%) Mac OS
3 7 (1.07%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 1 (0.15%) Android
4 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 575 (88.06%) Agile Software Development
2 458 (70.14%) Continuous Integration
3 444 (67.99%) Scrum
4 411 (62.94%) TDD
5 302 (46.25%) Inversion of Control
6 299 (45.79%) Dependency Injection
7 291 (44.56%) Kanban
8 289 (44.26%) MVVM
9 260 (39.82%) MVC
10 220 (33.69%) OO
11 96 (14.70%) Software Engineering
12 84 (12.86%) Web Application Development
13 80 (12.25%) OOD
14 72 (11.03%) Service Delivery
15 71 (10.87%) UML
16 69 (10.57%) RUP
17 68 (10.41%) Unit Testing
18 62 (9.49%) Automated Testing
18 62 (9.49%) DSDM
18 62 (9.49%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 611 (93.57%) C#
2 275 (42.11%) SQL
3 222 (34.00%) JavaScript
4 116 (17.76%) T-SQL
5 101 (15.47%) Java
6 88 (13.48%) C++
7 75 (11.49%) PL/SQL
8 49 (7.50%) VB.NET
9 48 (7.35%) VB
10 27 (4.13%) TypeScript
11 13 (1.99%) C
12 12 (1.84%) XAML
13 8 (1.23%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.46%) VC++
15 2 (0.31%) Python
16 1 (0.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 1 (0.15%) Groovy
16 1 (0.15%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 81 (12.40%) Degree
2 16 (2.45%) ISTQB
3 11 (1.68%) ISEB
4 7 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.15%) CFA
5 1 (0.15%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.75%) QA
2 1 (0.15%) SDET
Systems Management
1 29 (4.44%) Puppet
2 8 (1.23%) Ansible
2 8 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 146 (22.36%) Microsoft
2 72 (11.03%) Twitter
3 68 (10.41%) Facebook
4 51 (7.81%) Oracle
5 35 (5.36%) Xamarin
6 25 (3.83%) Salesforce.com
6 25 (3.83%) Sitecore
7 6 (0.92%) Telerik
8 3 (0.46%) HP
9 2 (0.31%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.31%) Typemock
Bristol, Avon
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
St. Helens, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crowborough, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Eastbourne, East Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Esher, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 60k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25 - 30k + 5% Pension and more!
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Intec Select
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Flexible Working
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago