The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 208 243 224
Rank change year-on-year +35 -19  
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 24 18 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.44% 0.28% 0.68%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.09% 1.36% 4.65%
Number of salaries quoted 22 18 47
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +37.50%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 Yorkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1149 1322 1096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 21.29% 20.29% 14.71%
Number of salaries quoted 992 1066 955
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £29,650
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

MSTest
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for MSTest in Yorkshire

MSTest
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MSTest in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MSTest in Yorkshire

MSTest
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
West Yorkshire +19 24 £55,000 - 3
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 39 (88.64%) C#
1 39 (88.64%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (77.27%) Java
2 34 (77.27%) SQL
2 34 (77.27%) .NET
3 33 (75.00%) NUnit
3 33 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (70.45%) WCF
4 31 (70.45%) WPF
4 31 (70.45%) Scrum
4 31 (70.45%) ASP.NET
5 30 (68.18%) Web Services
6 29 (65.91%) MVVM
7 28 (63.64%) T-SQL
8 26 (59.09%) JavaScript
8 26 (59.09%) PL/SQL
8 26 (59.09%) C++
8 26 (59.09%) XML
8 26 (59.09%) CSS
8 26 (59.09%) OO
8 26 (59.09%) Finance
8 26 (59.09%) WF
8 26 (59.09%) LINQ
8 26 (59.09%) jQuery
9 24 (54.55%) Use Case
9 24 (54.55%) RESTful
9 24 (54.55%) Silverlight
9 24 (54.55%) Software Engineering
9 24 (54.55%) Service Delivery
9 24 (54.55%) RUP

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 2 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (4.55%) CMS
1 2 (4.55%) EPiServer
1 2 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 33 (75.00%) NUnit
2 6 (13.64%) Ranorex
2 6 (13.64%) SoapUI
3 5 (11.36%) Moq
3 5 (11.36%) Rhino Mocks
4 4 (9.09%) Eclipse
5 2 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (59.09%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (54.55%) .NET Software Engineer
1 24 (54.55%) C# Software Engineer
1 24 (54.55%) Software Engineer
2 11 (25.00%) Tester
3 9 (20.45%) .NET Developer
3 9 (20.45%) Developer
4 7 (15.91%) Software Tester
5 6 (13.64%) Agile Tester
6 5 (11.36%) Graduate
6 5 (11.36%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 5 (11.36%) Graduate Developer
6 5 (11.36%) Internet Developer
6 5 (11.36%) Junior
6 5 (11.36%) Junior .NET Developer
6 5 (11.36%) Junior Developer
7 4 (9.09%) QA Tester
8 2 (4.55%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (77.27%) .NET
2 31 (70.45%) ASP.NET
2 31 (70.45%) WCF
2 31 (70.45%) WPF
3 30 (68.18%) Web Services
4 26 (59.09%) CSS
4 26 (59.09%) jQuery
4 26 (59.09%) LINQ
4 26 (59.09%) WF
4 26 (59.09%) XML
5 24 (54.55%) HTML
5 24 (54.55%) RESTful
5 24 (54.55%) Silverlight
5 24 (54.55%) SOAP
5 24 (54.55%) XSLT
6 9 (20.45%) .NET Framework
7 5 (11.36%) Castle Windsor
7 5 (11.36%) Ninject
7 5 (11.36%) Spring.NET
7 5 (11.36%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (88.64%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (70.45%) Scrum
4 29 (65.91%) MVVM
5 26 (59.09%) OO
6 24 (54.55%) DSDM
6 24 (54.55%) RUP
6 24 (54.55%) Service Delivery
6 24 (54.55%) Software Engineering
6 24 (54.55%) UML
6 24 (54.55%) Use Case
7 7 (15.91%) MVC
7 7 (15.91%) TDD
7 7 (15.91%) Web Application Development
8 6 (13.64%) Configuration Management
8 6 (13.64%) OOD
8 6 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (11.36%) Dependency Injection
9 5 (11.36%) Kanban
9 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 39 (88.64%) C#
2 34 (77.27%) Java
2 34 (77.27%) SQL
3 28 (63.64%) T-SQL
4 26 (59.09%) C++
4 26 (59.09%) JavaScript
4 26 (59.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) ISEB
1 6 (13.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Telerik
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
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