Period
to 21 May 2018

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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 682 641 599
Rank change year-on-year -41 -42 -51
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 558 591 871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.35% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.56% 1.76% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 509 552 824
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £66,750 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.66% +2.50%

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 35,674 33,605 36,032
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.77% 19.91% 17.92%
Number of salaries quoted 29,009 28,186 30,987
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Salary histogram for MSTest in the UK

MSTest
Top 16 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 21 May 2018. 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 -6 540 £50,000 - 46
UK excluding London -50 354 £47,500 +11.76% 41
London +16 201 £55,000 -8.33% 7
North of England +4 134 £50,000 +11.11% 14
South East +36 114 £42,500 - 14
North West -16 81 £50,000 +17.65% 4
East of England -53 44 £52,500 +31.25% 4
Yorkshire +22 39 £45,000 -18.18% 8
South West -54 24 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Midlands -1 23 £42,500 - 3
North East - 14 £45,000 - 2
West Midlands -3 12 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Scotland -28 12 £61,500 +53.75%
East Midlands +1 11 £52,500 -4.55%
Wales +8 2 £51,250 +64.00% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £31,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, 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.

1 505 (90.50%) C#
2 496 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 475 (85.13%) NUnit
4 467 (83.69%) .NET
5 388 (69.53%) Continuous Integration
6 386 (69.18%) Scrum
7 360 (64.52%) WPF
8 354 (63.44%) SQL Server
9 348 (62.37%) TDD
10 289 (51.79%) MVVM
11 284 (50.90%) Kanban
12 279 (50.00%) Ninject
13 277 (49.64%) Dependency Injection
14 276 (49.46%) Spring.NET
15 240 (43.01%) Inversion of Control
16 233 (41.76%) Unity DI Container
17 230 (41.22%) Finance
18 212 (37.99%) Moq
19 203 (36.38%) ASP.NET
20 192 (34.41%) SQL
21 187 (33.51%) Windows
22 183 (32.80%) WCF
23 182 (32.62%) OO
24 179 (32.08%) Rhino Mocks
25 178 (31.90%) WinForms
26 173 (31.00%) Castle Windsor
27 169 (30.29%) SQL Server 2016
28 155 (27.78%) JavaScript
29 153 (27.42%) MVC
30 144 (25.81%) 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 24 (4.30%) SharePoint
2 23 (4.12%) Elasticsearch
2 23 (4.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 21 (3.76%) Oracle Service Bus
4 8 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.72%) IIS
6 2 (0.36%) CMS
7 1 (0.18%) Confluence
7 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Beauchamp
1 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
1 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 51 (9.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (4.12%) Office 365
4 22 (3.94%) PaaS
5 4 (0.72%) GitHub
6 3 (0.54%) npm
7 2 (0.36%) SaaS
8 1 (0.18%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.18%) IaaS
8 1 (0.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 46 (8.24%) Broadband
2 19 (3.41%) Internet
3 16 (2.87%) Hyperconnected
4 1 (0.18%) 3G
4 1 (0.18%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.18%) NFC
4 1 (0.18%) RFID
4 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (63.44%) SQL Server
2 169 (30.29%) SQL Server 2016
3 37 (6.63%) SQL Server 2014
4 13 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (1.61%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (1.43%) Power BI
8 7 (1.25%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.08%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.90%) Redis
11 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.54%) Big Data
12 3 (0.54%) Cosmos DB
12 3 (0.54%) MySQL
13 2 (0.36%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 475 (85.13%) NUnit
2 212 (37.99%) Moq
3 179 (32.08%) Rhino Mocks
4 86 (15.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 77 (13.80%) Selenium
6 63 (11.29%) Git (software)
7 44 (7.89%) TeamCity
8 42 (7.53%) WebDriver
9 32 (5.73%) SpecFlow
9 32 (5.73%) Visual Studio
10 31 (5.56%) Jasmine
11 28 (5.02%) Subversion
12 25 (4.48%) Cucumber
13 24 (4.30%) Jenkins
14 23 (4.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 18 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
16 10 (1.79%) SoapUI
17 9 (1.61%) JIRA
17 9 (1.61%) MSBuild
18 8 (1.43%) LoadRunner
General
1 230 (41.22%) Finance
2 73 (13.08%) Banking
3 59 (10.57%) Marketing
4 44 (7.89%) Telecoms
5 43 (7.71%) Music Industry
6 30 (5.38%) Investment Banking
7 26 (4.66%) Advertising
8 21 (3.76%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.90%) Legal
10 4 (0.72%) Retail
11 3 (0.54%) Law
12 2 (0.36%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 438 (78.49%) Developer
2 363 (65.05%) .NET Developer
3 266 (47.67%) C# Developer
4 229 (41.04%) C# .NET Developer
5 181 (32.44%) C# WPF Developer
5 181 (32.44%) WPF Developer
6 105 (18.82%) Senior Developer
7 67 (12.01%) Senior C# Developer
8 65 (11.65%) Senior .NET Developer
9 53 (9.50%) Software Engineer
10 50 (8.96%) C# Software Engineer
11 46 (8.24%) Graduate
11 46 (8.24%) Graduate .NET Developer
11 46 (8.24%) Graduate Developer
11 46 (8.24%) Senior C# .NET Developer
12 44 (7.89%) Telecoms Developer
13 42 (7.53%) .NET Software Engineer
14 39 (6.99%) Software Developer
15 36 (6.45%) Senior Software Developer
16 35 (6.27%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 467 (83.69%) .NET
2 360 (64.52%) WPF
3 279 (50.00%) Ninject
4 276 (49.46%) Spring.NET
5 233 (41.76%) Unity DI Container
6 203 (36.38%) ASP.NET
7 183 (32.80%) WCF
8 178 (31.90%) WinForms
9 173 (31.00%) Castle Windsor
10 144 (25.81%) HTML
11 131 (23.48%) ASP.NET MVC
12 126 (22.58%) CSS
12 126 (22.58%) jQuery
13 113 (20.25%) Web Services
14 109 (19.53%) RESTful
15 96 (17.20%) .NET Framework
16 87 (15.59%) SOAP
17 79 (14.16%) ASP.NET Web API
18 78 (13.98%) LINQ
19 77 (13.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 100 (17.92%) Computer Science
2 93 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 69 (12.37%) Greenfield Project
3 69 (12.37%) Social Network
4 30 (5.38%) Client/Server
4 30 (5.38%) Tandem
5 28 (5.02%) User Experience
6 26 (4.66%) Management Information System
7 21 (3.76%) Market Risk
8 19 (3.41%) Fintech
9 18 (3.23%) Mobile App
10 14 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (0.54%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.54%) Internet of Things
13 2 (0.36%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 1 (0.18%) Equities
14 1 (0.18%) Life Science
14 1 (0.18%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 187 (33.51%) Windows
2 24 (4.30%) Linux
3 7 (1.25%) Android
4 6 (1.08%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.18%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 496 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 388 (69.53%) Continuous Integration
3 386 (69.18%) Scrum
4 348 (62.37%) TDD
5 289 (51.79%) MVVM
6 284 (50.90%) Kanban
7 277 (49.64%) Dependency Injection
8 240 (43.01%) Inversion of Control
9 182 (32.62%) OO
10 153 (27.42%) MVC
11 119 (21.33%) Software Engineering
12 105 (18.82%) Test Automation
13 89 (15.95%) Unit Testing
14 70 (12.54%) UML
15 67 (12.01%) Use Case
16 54 (9.68%) DSDM
16 54 (9.68%) OOD
16 54 (9.68%) RUP
17 52 (9.32%) DevOps
17 52 (9.32%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 505 (90.50%) C#
2 192 (34.41%) SQL
3 155 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 85 (15.23%) T-SQL
5 75 (13.44%) Java
6 70 (12.54%) PL/SQL
7 64 (11.47%) C++
8 29 (5.20%) VB
9 28 (5.02%) VB.NET
10 23 (4.12%) TypeScript
11 12 (2.15%) PowerShell
12 11 (1.97%) Python
13 9 (1.61%) Ruby
14 5 (0.90%) C
15 3 (0.54%) Java 8
16 2 (0.36%) F#
17 1 (0.18%) Apple Swift
17 1 (0.18%) VB6
Qualifications
1 97 (17.38%) Degree
2 57 (10.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (2.33%) ISTQB
4 7 (1.25%) ISEB
5 6 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.18%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (12.37%) QA
2 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (1.43%) Puppet
2 4 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.36%) Kibana
Vendors
1 117 (20.97%) Microsoft
2 72 (12.90%) Twitter
3 69 (12.37%) Facebook
4 31 (5.56%) Oracle
5 24 (4.30%) Xamarin
6 18 (3.23%) Sitecore
7 17 (3.05%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.79%) DevExpress
9 4 (0.72%) Tableau
10 3 (0.54%) Google
10 3 (0.54%) Telerik
11 1 (0.18%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.18%) Capita
11 1 (0.18%) IBM
11 1 (0.18%) New Relic
11 1 (0.18%) Perfecto Mobile
11 1 (0.18%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.18%) SAP