The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - 50 53
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 0 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire - 1.59% 1.84%
As % of the Development Applications category - 9.09% 9.78%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 9
Average salary - £31,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
MSTest
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Development Applications Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
66 77 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.57% 17.50% 18.85%
Number of salaries quoted 58 72 66
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,204
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MSTest across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

MSTest
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

MSTest Salary Trend in Lancashire

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing MSTest also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MSTest.

1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) MVC
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
1 9 (100.00%) NUnit
1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) Moq
2 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (55.56%) Dependency Injection
2 5 (55.56%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (55.56%) Rhino Mocks
2 5 (55.56%) Castle Windsor
2 5 (55.56%) Ninject
2 5 (55.56%) Web Application Development
2 5 (55.56%) Unity DI Container
2 5 (55.56%) WCF
2 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (55.56%) Kanban
2 5 (55.56%) Spring.NET
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) OO
3 4 (44.44%) OOD
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 4 (44.44%) Web Development
3 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC 2

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing MSTest also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MSTest. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) NUnit
1 9 (100.00%) Moq
2 5 (55.56%) Rhino Mocks
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) .NET Developer
3 4 (44.44%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (55.56%) WCF
2 5 (55.56%) Spring.NET
2 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (55.56%) Castle Windsor
2 5 (55.56%) Ninject
2 5 (55.56%) Unity DI Container
3 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) MVC
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
2 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (55.56%) Kanban
2 5 (55.56%) Dependency Injection
2 5 (55.56%) Web Application Development
3 4 (44.44%) OO
3 4 (44.44%) OOD
3 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 4 (44.44%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) VB
2 4 (44.44%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft