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 26 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 550 500
Rank change year-on-year -42 -50  
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 301 409 556
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.42% 0.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.64% 2.30% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 285 381 514
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median 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 18396 17778 17758
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.99% 18.09% 16.58%
Number of salaries quoted 15303 15341 14835
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -7 289 £50,000 +20.48% 46
London +16 89 £60,000 - 14
North West -48 52 £42,500 +6.25% 10
East of England +32 44 £40,000 -20.00% 5
South East -6 39 £45,000 +16.12% 5
Hertfordshire +33 34 £40,000 +19.40% 4
Manchester -15 34 £40,000 -23.80% 8
South West +5 26 £46,250 +23.33% 3
Bristol +14 25 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Yorkshire +5 17 £55,000 - 3
West Yorkshire +6 16 £55,000 - 2
Leeds +13 15 £55,000 - 2
Letchworth -7 15 £40,000 +19.40% 1
Hatfield - 15 £60,000 - 2
West Midlands +20 12 £37,500 - 3
Milton Keynes - 12 £50,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 12 £50,000 - 1
City of London +16 11 £60,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire +1 10 £46,250 - 1
Merseyside -6 10 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Cambridge -10 10 £46,250 - 1
St Helens - 10 £45,000 - 1
East Midlands -4 9 £43,750 +20.68% 3
Berkshire +34 8 £45,000 +12.50%
Birmingham +11 8 £37,500 - 1
Cheshire -58 8 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Crewe - 8 £42,500 - 1
Reading +30 7 £45,000 +16.12%
Winchester -3 6 £36,875 +5.35% 1
Hampshire -16 6 £36,875 +5.35% 1

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 547 (91.62%) C#
2 536 (89.78%) .NET
3 525 (87.94%) Agile Software Development
3 525 (87.94%) NUnit
4 435 (72.86%) Continuous Integration
5 409 (68.51%) Scrum
6 408 (68.34%) SQL Server
7 383 (64.15%) TDD
8 359 (60.13%) WPF
9 287 (48.07%) Inversion of Control
10 280 (46.90%) MVVM
11 279 (46.73%) Dependency Injection
12 275 (46.06%) Unity DI Container
13 274 (45.90%) Kanban
14 256 (42.88%) Spring.NET
14 256 (42.88%) Ninject
15 254 (42.55%) ASP.NET
16 250 (41.88%) Windows
17 247 (41.37%) Finance
18 246 (41.21%) Moq
19 244 (40.87%) Castle Windsor
20 241 (40.37%) Rhino Mocks
21 233 (39.03%) SQL
22 227 (38.02%) WCF
23 210 (35.18%) MVC
24 207 (34.67%) WinForms
25 202 (33.84%) OO
26 192 (32.16%) JavaScript
27 166 (27.81%) ASP.NET MVC
28 150 (25.13%) 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 30 (5.03%) SharePoint
2 29 (4.86%) BizTalk Server
3 27 (4.52%) CMS
3 27 (4.52%) Oracle Service Bus
3 27 (4.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 15 (2.51%) OpenStack
4 15 (2.51%) Tomcat
4 15 (2.51%) WebLogic
4 15 (2.51%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.51%) IIS
6 6 (1.01%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.50%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 55 (9.21%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (8.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (4.52%) Office 365
4 6 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.50%) Boomi
6 1 (0.17%) SaaS
6 1 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 47 (7.87%) Broadband
2 23 (3.85%) Internet
3 14 (2.35%) Ethernet
3 14 (2.35%) RS-232
3 14 (2.35%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.50%) FTP
5 1 (0.17%) NFC
5 1 (0.17%) SMPP
5 1 (0.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 408 (68.34%) SQL Server
2 134 (22.45%) SQL Server 2014
3 70 (11.73%) SQL Server 2016
4 47 (7.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 35 (5.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 33 (5.53%) Relational Database
7 19 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (2.85%) MySQL
9 17 (2.85%) NoSQL
9 17 (2.85%) RDBMS
10 15 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.67%) Power BI
13 4 (0.67%) PowerPivot
13 4 (0.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 525 (87.94%) NUnit
2 246 (41.21%) Moq
3 241 (40.37%) Rhino Mocks
4 100 (16.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 67 (11.22%) Selenium
6 66 (11.06%) Visual Studio
7 59 (9.88%) Git (software)
8 54 (9.05%) Subversion
9 33 (5.53%) TeamCity
10 31 (5.19%) Jasmine
11 29 (4.86%) SpecFlow
12 27 (4.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 25 (4.19%) WebDriver
14 17 (2.85%) SoapUI
15 16 (2.68%) JIRA
15 16 (2.68%) NuGet
16 15 (2.51%) Visual Studio Team System
17 14 (2.35%) Microsoft Blend
17 14 (2.35%) MSI
17 14 (2.35%) WiX
General
1 247 (41.37%) Finance
2 89 (14.91%) Banking
3 60 (10.05%) Marketing
4 47 (7.87%) Telecoms
5 39 (6.53%) Investment Banking
6 27 (4.52%) Advertising
7 11 (1.84%) Retail
8 7 (1.17%) Legal
9 6 (1.01%) Music Industry
10 5 (0.84%) Front Office
11 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 501 (83.92%) Developer
2 402 (67.34%) .NET Developer
3 263 (44.05%) C# Developer
4 236 (39.53%) C# .NET Developer
5 132 (22.11%) C# WPF Developer
5 132 (22.11%) WPF Developer
6 64 (10.72%) Senior Developer
7 61 (10.22%) C# Software Engineer
7 61 (10.22%) Software Engineer
8 58 (9.72%) .NET Software Engineer
9 54 (9.05%) ASP.NET Developer
10 53 (8.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 48 (8.04%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 47 (7.87%) Graduate
12 47 (7.87%) Graduate Developer
12 47 (7.87%) Telecoms Developer
13 46 (7.71%) Graduate .NET Developer
14 43 (7.20%) Senior .NET Developer
15 36 (6.03%) Senior C# Developer
15 36 (6.03%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 536 (89.78%) .NET
2 359 (60.13%) WPF
3 275 (46.06%) Unity DI Container
4 256 (42.88%) Ninject
4 256 (42.88%) Spring.NET
5 254 (42.55%) ASP.NET
6 244 (40.87%) Castle Windsor
7 227 (38.02%) WCF
8 207 (34.67%) WinForms
9 166 (27.81%) ASP.NET MVC
10 150 (25.13%) HTML
11 136 (22.78%) jQuery
12 132 (22.11%) .NET Framework
13 128 (21.44%) CSS
14 121 (20.27%) Web Services
15 103 (17.25%) AngularJS
16 102 (17.09%) XML
17 96 (16.08%) LINQ
18 94 (15.75%) ASP.NET Web API
19 71 (11.89%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 99 (16.58%) Greenfield Project
2 82 (13.74%) Computer Science
3 75 (12.56%) Social Network
4 74 (12.40%) Enterprise Software
5 41 (6.87%) Tandem
6 36 (6.03%) Client/Server
7 34 (5.70%) User Experience
8 21 (3.52%) Mobile App
9 14 (2.35%) Data Structures
9 14 (2.35%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 14 (2.35%) Internet of Things
9 14 (2.35%) N-Tier
10 11 (1.84%) Derivative
10 11 (1.84%) Mobile Payment
11 9 (1.51%) Algorithms
12 6 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (0.50%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.50%) Fintech
14 2 (0.34%) FMCG
14 2 (0.34%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 250 (41.88%) Windows
2 40 (6.70%) Linux
3 14 (2.35%) Mac OS
3 14 (2.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 525 (87.94%) Agile Software Development
2 435 (72.86%) Continuous Integration
3 409 (68.51%) Scrum
4 383 (64.15%) TDD
5 287 (48.07%) Inversion of Control
6 280 (46.90%) MVVM
7 279 (46.73%) Dependency Injection
8 274 (45.90%) Kanban
9 210 (35.18%) MVC
10 202 (33.84%) OO
11 96 (16.08%) Test Automation
12 90 (15.08%) Software Engineering
13 81 (13.57%) OOD
14 79 (13.23%) Unit Testing
15 72 (12.06%) UML
16 71 (11.89%) RUP
17 57 (9.55%) DSDM
17 57 (9.55%) Service Delivery
17 57 (9.55%) Use Case
18 52 (8.71%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 547 (91.62%) C#
2 233 (39.03%) SQL
3 192 (32.16%) JavaScript
4 99 (16.58%) T-SQL
5 97 (16.25%) C++
6 96 (16.08%) Java
7 70 (11.73%) PL/SQL
8 46 (7.71%) VB.NET
9 44 (7.37%) VB
10 28 (4.69%) C
11 24 (4.02%) XAML
12 12 (2.01%) TypeScript
13 6 (1.01%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.50%) VC++
15 2 (0.34%) Python
16 1 (0.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 88 (14.74%) Degree
2 14 (2.35%) ISTQB
3 8 (1.34%) ISEB
4 5 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.34%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.17%) CFA
6 1 (0.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.03%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
1 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (5.03%) Puppet
2 15 (2.51%) Ansible
2 15 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 129 (21.61%) Microsoft
2 71 (11.89%) Facebook
2 71 (11.89%) Twitter
3 48 (8.04%) Oracle
4 27 (4.52%) Xamarin
5 17 (2.85%) Sitecore
6 15 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (1.51%) Google
8 6 (1.01%) Telerik
9 3 (0.50%) Dell
9 3 (0.50%) HP
9 3 (0.50%) SAP
10 2 (0.34%) Bloomberg
10 2 (0.34%) Typemock
10 2 (0.34%) VMware
Leicestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
The Curve Group
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Bright HR
Salary: £40k - 55k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits + 15% bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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
City, London
Intec Select
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Includi
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits - please contact for details
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Intec Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits, Including Free
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Searchability
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42500 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago