The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the Liverpool 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 51 69 48
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -21
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 5 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.16% 0.53% 0.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.26% 3.30% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 2
Average salary £35,000 £60,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.66% +54.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,700 £60,000 £37,750
10% offered a salary of more than £35,600 £60,000 £39,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
MSTest
Merseyside

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

Development Applications Category
Liverpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
54 91 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 12.53% 16.13% 10.80%
Number of salaries quoted 29 82 34
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,450 £27,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £40,000 £76,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

MSTest
Salary Trend in Liverpool

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

MSTest Salary Trend in Liverpool

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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 11 (100.00%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) MVC
2 6 (54.55%) Scrum
2 6 (54.55%) WinForms
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) TDD
2 6 (54.55%) NUnit
2 6 (54.55%) C#
2 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
2 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
2 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
2 6 (54.55%) WCF
2 6 (54.55%) WPF
2 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (54.55%) Dependency Injection
2 6 (54.55%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (54.55%) MVVM
2 6 (54.55%) Rhino Mocks
2 6 (54.55%) Moq
2 6 (54.55%) Castle Windsor
2 6 (54.55%) Ninject
2 6 (54.55%) Kanban
2 6 (54.55%) Spring.NET
2 6 (54.55%) Web Application Development
2 6 (54.55%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (54.55%) Unity DI Container
3 5 (45.45%) Data Warehouse

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
1 5 (45.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) NUnit
1 6 (54.55%) Rhino Mocks
1 6 (54.55%) Moq
General
1 11 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Junior
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
1 6 (54.55%) Graduate
1 6 (54.55%) .NET Developer
1 6 (54.55%) Junior Developer
1 6 (54.55%) Junior .NET Developer
1 6 (54.55%) Graduate Developer
1 6 (54.55%) Graduate .NET Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Test Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
1 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
1 6 (54.55%) WinForms
1 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
1 6 (54.55%) WCF
1 6 (54.55%) WPF
1 6 (54.55%) Spring.NET
1 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET MVC
1 6 (54.55%) Castle Windsor
1 6 (54.55%) Ninject
1 6 (54.55%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
1 6 (54.55%) Inversion of Control
1 6 (54.55%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (18.18%) Data Integration
2 2 (18.18%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Scrum
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (54.55%) TDD
1 6 (54.55%) MVC
1 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (54.55%) Kanban
1 6 (54.55%) Dependency Injection
1 6 (54.55%) MVVM
1 6 (54.55%) Web Application Development
2 5 (45.45%) Validation
3 2 (18.18%) Test Management
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
3 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) ETL
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft