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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 182 163 190
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +27
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 7 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.17% 0.27% 0.053%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.02% 1.93% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 2
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
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
685 517 682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 16.52% 13.98% 18.22%
Number of salaries quoted 589 458 609
Average salary £37,608 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.45% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 2014. 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 - 2 £45,000 -
MSTest
North West

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 17 (100.00%) HTML
1 17 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 17 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 17 (100.00%) CSS
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 16 (94.12%) C#
3 15 (88.24%) NUnit
3 15 (88.24%) .NET Framework
4 12 (70.59%) Software Testing
4 12 (70.59%) Marketing
4 12 (70.59%) Refactoring
4 12 (70.59%) Time Management
4 12 (70.59%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (70.59%) Test Strategy
4 12 (70.59%) Line Management
4 12 (70.59%) Mentoring
4 12 (70.59%) Coaching
4 12 (70.59%) Billing
4 12 (70.59%) TDD
4 12 (70.59%) Finance
4 12 (70.59%) Internet
4 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
4 12 (70.59%) OO
4 12 (70.59%) MS Excel
4 12 (70.59%) OOD
5 10 (58.82%) SQL
5 10 (58.82%) SOAP
5 10 (58.82%) Web Services

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 5 (29.41%) CMS
1 5 (29.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (70.59%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (88.24%) NUnit
2 10 (58.82%) Selenium
2 10 (58.82%) SpecFlow
3 5 (29.41%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (29.41%) JIRA
4 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
5 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 12 (70.59%) Finance
1 12 (70.59%) Billing
1 12 (70.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) Senior Developer
2 6 (35.29%) .NET Developer
3 4 (23.53%) C# Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Systems Developer
3 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Lead Developer
3 4 (23.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (23.53%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Systems Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) HTML
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
1 17 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 17 (100.00%) CSS
2 15 (88.24%) .NET Framework
3 12 (70.59%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (58.82%) WCF
4 10 (58.82%) LINQ
4 10 (58.82%) SOAP
4 10 (58.82%) Web Services
4 10 (58.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 10 (58.82%) LINQ to SQL
4 10 (58.82%) REST
4 10 (58.82%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (29.41%) CSS3
5 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 5 (29.41%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) TDD
2 12 (70.59%) Software Testing
2 12 (70.59%) Refactoring
2 12 (70.59%) OO
2 12 (70.59%) OOD
2 12 (70.59%) Time Management
2 12 (70.59%) Test Strategy
2 12 (70.59%) Line Management
2 12 (70.59%) Mentoring
2 12 (70.59%) Coaching
3 10 (58.82%) UML
3 10 (58.82%) OWASP
3 10 (58.82%) BDD
3 10 (58.82%) Pair Programming
4 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
4 5 (29.41%) MVC
5 4 (23.53%) Web Design
5 4 (23.53%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 16 (94.12%) C#
3 10 (58.82%) SQL
4 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
4 5 (29.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) MCP
2 2 (11.76%) MCSD
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) EPiServer
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