The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
North West / Manchester
Rank 168 150 160
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +10
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 37 29 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.98% 0.89% 0.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.16% 4.08% 4.36%
Number of salaries quoted 35 27 31
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%

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
889 710 711
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.64% 21.71% 18.23%
Number of salaries quoted 762 613 654
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +16.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,800 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing MSTest as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

MSTest Salary Histogram in Manchester

MSTest
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 21 February 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
Bolton - 5 £27,500 - 1
Rochdale -10 3 £50,000 +5.26% 1
MSTest
North West

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 74 (100.00%) C#
1 74 (100.00%) .NET
2 69 (93.24%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (93.24%) NUnit
3 64 (86.49%) WPF
4 62 (83.78%) Continuous Integration
5 61 (82.43%) Scrum
6 56 (75.68%) MVVM
7 44 (59.46%) TDD
8 40 (54.05%) LINQ
8 40 (54.05%) WCF
9 38 (51.35%) WF
9 38 (51.35%) XML
10 36 (48.65%) Windows
10 36 (48.65%) SQL Server
10 36 (48.65%) Kanban
11 35 (47.30%) C++
11 35 (47.30%) SQL
11 35 (47.30%) OO
12 33 (44.59%) HTML
12 33 (44.59%) Java
12 33 (44.59%) JavaScript
12 33 (44.59%) CSS
12 33 (44.59%) jQuery
13 32 (43.24%) Dependency Injection
13 32 (43.24%) Inversion of Control
13 32 (43.24%) PL/SQL
13 32 (43.24%) T-SQL
14 31 (41.89%) ASP.NET
14 31 (41.89%) Unity DI Container

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 8 (10.81%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) Internet
2 2 (2.70%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.70%) RS-232
2 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (48.65%) SQL Server
2 31 (41.89%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.70%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 69 (93.24%) NUnit
2 30 (40.54%) Moq
2 30 (40.54%) Rhino Mocks
3 9 (12.16%) Selenium
4 5 (6.76%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Blend
5 2 (2.70%) MSI
5 2 (2.70%) NuGet
5 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.70%) WiX
General
1 27 (36.49%) Finance
2 26 (35.14%) Marketing
3 1 (1.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (64.86%) Developer
2 44 (59.46%) .NET Developer
3 28 (37.84%) .NET Software Developer
4 25 (33.78%) .NET Software Engineer
4 25 (33.78%) C# Software Engineer
4 25 (33.78%) Software Engineer
5 15 (20.27%) C# Developer
6 11 (14.86%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (9.46%) Agile C# Developer
7 7 (9.46%) Agile Developer
7 7 (9.46%) SQL Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Architect
8 4 (5.41%) C# Architect
8 4 (5.41%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Designer
8 4 (5.41%) Principal Architect
8 4 (5.41%) Principal Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (4.05%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (100.00%) .NET
2 64 (86.49%) WPF
3 40 (54.05%) LINQ
3 40 (54.05%) WCF
4 38 (51.35%) WF
4 38 (51.35%) XML
5 33 (44.59%) CSS
5 33 (44.59%) HTML
5 33 (44.59%) jQuery
6 31 (41.89%) ASP.NET
6 31 (41.89%) Unity DI Container
7 29 (39.19%) Castle Windsor
7 29 (39.19%) Ninject
7 29 (39.19%) Spring.NET
7 29 (39.19%) WinForms
8 27 (36.49%) Silverlight
8 27 (36.49%) Web Services
9 25 (33.78%) RESTful
9 25 (33.78%) SOAP
9 25 (33.78%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Tandem
2 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.70%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.70%) Industrial Internet of Things
2 2 (2.70%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 36 (48.65%) Windows
2 2 (2.70%) Linux
2 2 (2.70%) Mac OS
2 2 (2.70%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (93.24%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (83.78%) Continuous Integration
3 61 (82.43%) Scrum
4 56 (75.68%) MVVM
5 44 (59.46%) TDD
6 36 (48.65%) Kanban
7 35 (47.30%) OO
8 32 (43.24%) Dependency Injection
8 32 (43.24%) Inversion of Control
9 27 (36.49%) RUP
9 27 (36.49%) Software Engineering
9 27 (36.49%) UML
10 25 (33.78%) DSDM
10 25 (33.78%) Service Delivery
10 25 (33.78%) Use Case
11 8 (10.81%) ETL
11 8 (10.81%) MVC
12 5 (6.76%) BDD
12 5 (6.76%) Pair Programming
12 5 (6.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 74 (100.00%) C#
2 35 (47.30%) C++
2 35 (47.30%) SQL
3 33 (44.59%) Java
3 33 (44.59%) JavaScript
4 32 (43.24%) PL/SQL
4 32 (43.24%) T-SQL
5 24 (32.43%) VB
5 24 (32.43%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.70%) C
6 2 (2.70%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (5.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.16%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
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