The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK / Wales
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 98 -
Rank change year-on-year +10 -  
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 1 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.10% 0.077% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.50% 0.57% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Median salary - £38,000 -
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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 201 176 229
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 20.62% 13.56% 15.94%
Number of salaries quoted 181 160 195
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.10%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,567 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,046 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

MSTest
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MSTest in Wales.

Salary trend for MSTest in Wales

MSTest
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
South Wales +19 1 - - 2
MSTest
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (88.89%) C#
2 8 (88.89%) Scrum
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) TDD
2 8 (88.89%) NUnit
2 8 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (88.89%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (77.78%) Windows
4 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 6 (66.67%) WinForms
4 6 (66.67%) Kanban
4 6 (66.67%) WPF
4 6 (66.67%) Spring.NET
4 6 (66.67%) Dependency Injection
4 6 (66.67%) Inversion of Control
4 6 (66.67%) MVVM
4 6 (66.67%) Rhino Mocks
4 6 (66.67%) Moq
4 6 (66.67%) Castle Windsor
4 6 (66.67%) Ninject
4 6 (66.67%) Unity DI Container
5 5 (55.56%) WCF
5 5 (55.56%) MVC
6 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
6 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
7 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
7 3 (33.33%) Selenium
7 3 (33.33%) Test Automation

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 1 (11.11%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Broadband
1 3 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (22.22%) Couchbase
3 2 (22.22%) MongoDB
3 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) NUnit
2 6 (66.67%) Moq
2 6 (66.67%) Rhino Mocks
3 3 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
4 2 (22.22%) MbUnit
4 2 (22.22%) Mercurial
4 2 (22.22%) SpecFlow
4 2 (22.22%) TeamCity
4 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
5 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Law
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 7 (77.78%) .NET Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Graduate
3 3 (33.33%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Graduate Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Junior
3 3 (33.33%) Junior .NET Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Junior Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Telecoms Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) Castle Windsor
2 6 (66.67%) Ninject
2 6 (66.67%) Spring.NET
2 6 (66.67%) Unity DI Container
2 6 (66.67%) WinForms
2 6 (66.67%) WPF
3 5 (55.56%) WCF
4 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
4 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
4 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 3 (33.33%) CSS
5 3 (33.33%) HTML
6 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (22.22%) CSS3
6 2 (22.22%) Gherkin
6 2 (22.22%) HTML5
6 2 (22.22%) jQuery
6 2 (22.22%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (88.89%) Scrum
1 8 (88.89%) TDD
2 6 (66.67%) Dependency Injection
2 6 (66.67%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (66.67%) Kanban
2 6 (66.67%) MVVM
3 5 (55.56%) MVC
4 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Web Application Development
5 2 (22.22%) ATDD
5 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) DevOps
5 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
5 2 (22.22%) Test-First Development
5 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Web Development
6 1 (11.11%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) VB
2 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 2 (22.22%) TypeScript
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft