Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 146 142
Rank change year-on-year +12 -4 -9
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 9 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.43% 0.46% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.17% 2.31% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 2
Wales median annual salary £33,000 £35,000 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.71% +6.87% -9.03%
10th Percentile £22,500 £29,500 £29,875
90th Percentile £46,750 £40,650 £36,625
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -

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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 414 520 502
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 19.96% 19.81% 18.40%
Number of salaries quoted 373 460 419
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £25,150 £25,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £51,250 £45,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing MSTest as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

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
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MSTest in Wales over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
South Wales +30 9 £33,000 -
MSTest
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 8 (88.89%) C#
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
1 8 (88.89%) TDD
1 8 (88.89%) NUnit
1 8 (88.89%) WCF
1 8 (88.89%) Moq
2 5 (55.56%) XML
2 5 (55.56%) HTML
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) OO
2 5 (55.56%) OOD
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Node.js
2 5 (55.56%) PaaS
2 5 (55.56%) HTML5
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (55.56%) IaaS
2 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (55.56%) SOLID
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) WinForms
4 3 (33.33%) WPF
4 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 3 (33.33%) MVC
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) Internet
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) IaaS
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (55.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Hyperconnected
1 3 (33.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Moq
1 8 (88.89%) NUnit
2 3 (33.33%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Software Developer
2 3 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 3 (33.33%) C# Software Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Graduate
2 3 (33.33%) Graduate .NET Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Graduate Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Junior
2 3 (33.33%) Junior .NET Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Junior Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Internet Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Development Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
1 8 (88.89%) WCF
2 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (55.56%) HTML
2 5 (55.56%) HTML5
2 5 (55.56%) Node.js
2 5 (55.56%) XML
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 3 (33.33%) Castle Windsor
3 3 (33.33%) Ninject
3 3 (33.33%) Spring.NET
3 3 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
3 3 (33.33%) WinForms
3 3 (33.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 3 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) TDD
2 5 (55.56%) OO
2 5 (55.56%) OOD
2 5 (55.56%) SOLID
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (33.33%) Kanban
4 3 (33.33%) MVC
4 3 (33.33%) MVVM
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) Web Application Development
5 1 (11.11%) Release Management
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft