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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 152 173 170
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -3
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 32 11 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.82% 0.29% 0.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.82% 1.86% 3.69%
Number of salaries quoted 32 11 22
Average salary £41,250 £35,000 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.85% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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 Manchester region.

Development Applications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
664 592 596
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 17.02% 15.57% 14.68%
Number of salaries quoted 607 499 517
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £54,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

MSTest
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

MSTest Salary Trend in Manchester

MSTest
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSTest across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

MSTest Salary Histogram in Manchester

MSTest
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rochdale - 4 £47,500 - 1
MSTest
North West

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 43 (97.73%) C#
2 41 (93.18%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (86.36%) NUnit
4 28 (63.64%) OO
5 25 (56.82%) SQL
6 22 (50.00%) Java
6 22 (50.00%) .NET
7 21 (47.73%) ASP.NET
7 21 (47.73%) TDD
7 21 (47.73%) Unit Testing
8 20 (45.45%) SQL Server
9 19 (43.18%) Degree
10 17 (38.64%) C++
11 16 (36.36%) MVC
12 15 (34.09%) Software Engineering
12 15 (34.09%) Windows
13 14 (31.82%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (29.55%) HTML
14 13 (29.55%) JavaScript
14 13 (29.55%) CSS
15 12 (27.27%) Microsoft
16 11 (25.00%) Moq
17 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC 2
17 10 (22.73%) LINQ
17 10 (22.73%) OOD
17 10 (22.73%) VB
17 10 (22.73%) VB.NET
17 10 (22.73%) WCF
17 10 (22.73%) Web Development
18 9 (20.45%) .NET Framework

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.09%) CMS
1 4 (9.09%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.27%) IIS
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Internet
2 1 (2.27%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (86.36%) NUnit
2 11 (25.00%) Moq
3 4 (9.09%) SpecFlow
3 4 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (9.09%) JIRA
3 4 (9.09%) Selenium
4 2 (4.55%) Subversion
5 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.27%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (88.64%) Developer
2 31 (70.45%) C# Developer
3 13 (29.55%) C# .NET Developer
4 12 (27.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (22.73%) Web Developer
6 9 (20.45%) C# Web Developer
7 4 (9.09%) .NET Developer
7 4 (9.09%) Software Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) Server Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Systems Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Senior Server Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Senior C# Software Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Lead Developer
10 1 (2.27%) Software Developer
10 1 (2.27%) Senior C# Developer
10 1 (2.27%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (50.00%) .NET
2 21 (47.73%) ASP.NET
3 14 (31.82%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (29.55%) CSS
4 13 (29.55%) HTML
5 10 (22.73%) WCF
5 10 (22.73%) LINQ
5 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC 2
6 9 (20.45%) .NET Framework
6 9 (20.45%) WF
7 8 (18.18%) WPF
8 6 (13.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 5 (11.36%) SOAP
9 5 (11.36%) XML
9 5 (11.36%) REST
9 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (9.09%) CSS3
10 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (9.09%) jQuery
10 4 (9.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (2.27%) LIMS
2 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.27%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (93.18%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (63.64%) OO
3 21 (47.73%) TDD
3 21 (47.73%) Unit Testing
4 16 (36.36%) MVC
5 15 (34.09%) Software Engineering
6 10 (22.73%) Web Development
6 10 (22.73%) OOD
7 7 (15.91%) MVVM
8 5 (11.36%) Scrum
8 5 (11.36%) Kanban
8 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
9 4 (9.09%) Workflow
9 4 (9.09%) Pair Programming
9 4 (9.09%) DevOps
10 3 (6.82%) Responsive Web Design
10 3 (6.82%) Web Design
11 1 (2.27%) Dependency Injection
11 1 (2.27%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (2.27%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (97.73%) C#
2 25 (56.82%) SQL
3 22 (50.00%) Java
4 17 (38.64%) C++
5 13 (29.55%) JavaScript
6 10 (22.73%) VB
6 10 (22.73%) VB.NET
7 5 (11.36%) T-SQL
7 5 (11.36%) PL/SQL
8 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
8 4 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (43.18%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.55%) VCP4
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) EPiServer
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (2.27%) Infragistics
4 1 (2.27%) Telerik
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