Period
to

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 16 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1059 902 681
Rank change year-on-year -157 -221 +286
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 178 124 96
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.47% 0.51% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 115 64 86
10th Percentile £53,750 £35,750 £42,500
25th Percentile £55,625 £42,094 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +30.00% -9.09% +10.00%
75th Percentile £77,715 £60,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £66,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +33.33% -10.00% -

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 37,671 24,293 12,540
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.57% 21.08% 20.18%
Number of salaries quoted 15,328 15,474 10,195
10th Percentile £38,250 £36,250 £33,750
25th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,375 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +6.67%

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 16 August 2022.

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 16 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -126 152 £68,956 +37.91% 12
Work from Home -126 132 £65,000 +44.44% 9
UK excluding London -104 81 £60,000 +33.33% 8
London -123 77 £70,000 +27.27% 4
South East -36 32 £57,500 +32.18% 2
South West +14 28 £69,447 +54.33% 2
East of England -45 9 £80,000 +18.52%
Scotland -52 6 £60,000 -
Midlands -56 5 - - 1
West Midlands -61 5 - -
North West -60 1 £40,000 - 3
North of England -67 1 £40,000 -11.11% 3

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, 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.

1 163 (91.57%) .NET
2 159 (89.33%) NUnit
3 141 (79.21%) C#
4 140 (78.65%) Unit Testing
5 135 (75.84%) Azure
6 134 (75.28%) SQL Server
7 109 (61.24%) Agile
8 104 (58.43%) DevOps
9 103 (57.87%) .NET Framework
10 94 (52.81%) JavaScript
11 87 (48.88%) .NET Core
12 81 (45.51%) Git (software)
13 80 (44.94%) Scrum
14 78 (43.82%) ASP.NET
15 71 (39.89%) Microsoft
15 71 (39.89%) Azure DevOps
16 69 (38.76%) HTML
17 65 (36.52%) Software Engineering
18 62 (34.83%) SQL
19 61 (34.27%) CI/CD
20 55 (30.90%) CSS
20 55 (30.90%) Entity Framework
21 51 (28.65%) Docker
21 51 (28.65%) Visual Studio
22 50 (28.09%) Web Services
22 50 (28.09%) Moq
23 49 (27.53%) Kubernetes
23 49 (27.53%) Finance
24 47 (26.40%) MVC
24 47 (26.40%) AngularJS

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 17 (9.55%) Umbraco
2 13 (7.30%) IIS
3 9 (5.06%) DNN
4 4 (2.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (9.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 135 (75.84%) Azure
2 71 (39.89%) Azure DevOps
3 35 (19.66%) Azure Service Bus
4 29 (16.29%) GCP
5 27 (15.17%) Dynamics 365
6 22 (12.36%) Azure Monitor
7 18 (10.11%) AWS
7 18 (10.11%) Serverless
8 13 (7.30%) Power Platform
9 9 (5.06%) Amazon S3
9 9 (5.06%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (4.49%) Power Automate
10 8 (4.49%) PowerApps
11 5 (2.81%) SaaS
12 4 (2.25%) Azure Functions
13 3 (1.69%) Amazon SQS
14 2 (1.12%) Slack
15 1 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.06%) HTTPS
1 9 (5.06%) X.509
2 4 (2.25%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (75.28%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.49%) Power BI
2 8 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (3.37%) MySQL
3 6 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.69%) DynamoDB
5 2 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.12%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.56%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 159 (89.33%) NUnit
2 81 (45.51%) Git (software)
3 51 (28.65%) Visual Studio
4 50 (28.09%) Moq
5 26 (14.61%) Selenium
6 22 (12.36%) Bitbucket
6 22 (12.36%) webpack
7 19 (10.67%) SpecFlow
8 18 (10.11%) Visual Studio Team System
9 17 (9.55%) JMeter
10 16 (8.99%) JIRA
11 12 (6.74%) Maven
12 11 (6.18%) Jenkins
13 10 (5.62%) JUnit
14 9 (5.06%) HP UFT
14 9 (5.06%) WebDriver
15 8 (4.49%) REST Assured
15 8 (4.49%) Rhino Mocks
16 6 (3.37%) JBehave
16 6 (3.37%) Postman
General
1 49 (27.53%) Finance
2 43 (24.16%) Social Skills
3 29 (16.29%) Banking
4 25 (14.04%) Games
5 22 (12.36%) Esports
6 17 (9.55%) Marketing
7 13 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (5.62%) Organisational Skills
9 9 (5.06%) Documentation Skills
10 8 (4.49%) Influencing Skills
11 2 (1.12%) Law
12 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 105 (58.99%) Developer
2 49 (27.53%) Software Developer
3 41 (23.03%) Software Engineer
4 32 (17.98%) Senior Developer
5 23 (12.92%) C# Developer
6 22 (12.36%) Senior Software Developer
7 18 (10.11%) Microsoft Developer
8 12 (6.74%) CRM Developer
9 10 (5.62%) .NET Software Engineer
10 8 (4.49%) .NET Developer
10 8 (4.49%) C# Software Developer
10 8 (4.49%) Consultant
10 8 (4.49%) CRM Consultant
10 8 (4.49%) CRM Technical Consultant
10 8 (4.49%) Full Stack Developer
10 8 (4.49%) Microsoft Consultant
10 8 (4.49%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
10 8 (4.49%) Technical Consultant
10 8 (4.49%) Technical Developer
10 8 (4.49%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (91.57%) .NET
2 103 (57.87%) .NET Framework
3 87 (48.88%) .NET Core
4 78 (43.82%) ASP.NET
5 69 (38.76%) HTML
6 55 (30.90%) CSS
6 55 (30.90%) Entity Framework
7 50 (28.09%) Web Services
8 47 (26.40%) AngularJS
9 40 (22.47%) ASP.NET Web API
10 33 (18.54%) React
11 28 (15.73%) Node.js
12 25 (14.04%) ASP.NET Core
12 25 (14.04%) REST
13 21 (11.80%) jQuery
14 17 (9.55%) RESTful
15 16 (8.99%) HTML5
16 15 (8.43%) XML
17 14 (7.87%) Middleware
18 13 (7.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.98%) Legacy Systems
2 22 (12.36%) Online Games
2 22 (12.36%) Sports Betting
3 13 (7.30%) User Experience
4 10 (5.62%) Cloud Native
5 9 (5.06%) N-Tier
6 6 (3.37%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.69%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.69%) Oculus
9 2 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (78.65%) Unit Testing
2 109 (61.24%) Agile
3 104 (58.43%) DevOps
4 80 (44.94%) Scrum
5 65 (36.52%) Software Engineering
6 61 (34.27%) CI/CD
7 47 (26.40%) MVC
8 46 (25.84%) Problem-Solving
9 37 (20.79%) Software Delivery
10 34 (19.10%) CRM
11 33 (18.54%) Test Automation
12 31 (17.42%) Kanban
12 31 (17.42%) TDD
13 28 (15.73%) Customer Experience
13 28 (15.73%) Translating Business Requirements
14 23 (12.92%) Full Stack Development
14 23 (12.92%) Mentoring
15 21 (11.80%) BDD
16 19 (10.67%) Microservices
16 19 (10.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 141 (79.21%) C#
2 94 (52.81%) JavaScript
3 62 (34.83%) SQL
4 35 (19.66%) TypeScript
5 18 (10.11%) Java
6 15 (8.43%) XPath
7 7 (3.93%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.37%) ES6
8 6 (3.37%) PHP
8 6 (3.37%) VBScript
9 5 (2.81%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.12%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (12.92%) Degree
2 17 (9.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.93%) ISEB
3 7 (3.93%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (19.66%) QA
2 9 (5.06%) HIPAA
2 9 (5.06%) HL7
System Software
1 51 (28.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 49 (27.53%) Kubernetes
2 15 (8.43%) Terraform
3 6 (3.37%) Ansible
4 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 71 (39.89%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.55%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
2 17 (9.55%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (5.06%) IBM
4 5 (2.81%) Google
5 4 (2.25%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.69%) UiPath