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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 148 178 175
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -3
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 33 12 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.91% 0.30% 0.53%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.51% 2.00% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 33 12 22
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,900 £35,000 £40,000
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 Manchester region.

Development Applications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
731 600 609
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 20.21% 14.94% 14.59%
Number of salaries quoted 640 513 544
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 - 3 £43,000 - 1
Stockport - 1 £37,500 -
MSTest
North West

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 60 (100.00%) C#
2 54 (90.00%) NUnit
3 47 (78.33%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (61.67%) OO
5 35 (58.33%) SQL
6 31 (51.67%) TDD
6 31 (51.67%) SQL Server
7 30 (50.00%) .NET
7 30 (50.00%) Java
8 28 (46.67%) Degree
9 27 (45.00%) Unit Testing
10 25 (41.67%) C++
11 23 (38.33%) Windows
12 22 (36.67%) Software Engineering
13 20 (33.33%) ASP.NET
14 19 (31.67%) Moq
15 18 (30.00%) WPF
16 16 (26.67%) MVC
17 15 (25.00%) MVVM
18 14 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
19 13 (21.67%) Kanban
19 13 (21.67%) Scrum
20 12 (20.00%) HTML
20 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
21 11 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
21 11 (18.33%) LINQ
21 11 (18.33%) WCF
21 11 (18.33%) CSS
21 11 (18.33%) WinForms
22 10 (16.67%) Telecoms

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (3.33%) CMS
1 2 (3.33%) Umbraco
1 2 (3.33%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (3.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.67%) IIS
2 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Tridion
2 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.00%) Broadband
2 2 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (51.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 54 (90.00%) NUnit
2 19 (31.67%) Moq
3 9 (15.00%) Rhino Mocks
4 5 (8.33%) SpecFlow
5 4 (6.67%) Selenium
6 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.33%) Subversion
6 2 (3.33%) Grunt
7 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.67%) Marketing
3 1 (1.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 47 (78.33%) Developer
2 32 (53.33%) C# Developer
3 12 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 11 (18.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 11 (18.33%) .NET Developer
4 11 (18.33%) Software Engineer
5 9 (15.00%) Web Developer
5 9 (15.00%) C# Web Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Server Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Systems Developer
8 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Lead Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Senior Server Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Senior C# Software Engineer
9 1 (1.67%) C# Analyst Programmer
9 1 (1.67%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (50.00%) .NET
2 20 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 18 (30.00%) WPF
4 14 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (20.00%) HTML
6 11 (18.33%) WCF
6 11 (18.33%) WinForms
6 11 (18.33%) LINQ
6 11 (18.33%) CSS
7 10 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 9 (15.00%) Unity DI Container
8 9 (15.00%) Spring.NET
8 9 (15.00%) Castle Windsor
8 9 (15.00%) Ninject
8 9 (15.00%) WF
9 7 (11.67%) .NET Framework
9 7 (11.67%) XML
9 7 (11.67%) REST
9 7 (11.67%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (10.00%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.67%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.67%) DTV
3 1 (1.67%) LIMS
3 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (38.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (78.33%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (61.67%) OO
3 31 (51.67%) TDD
4 27 (45.00%) Unit Testing
5 22 (36.67%) Software Engineering
6 16 (26.67%) MVC
7 15 (25.00%) MVVM
8 13 (21.67%) Kanban
8 13 (21.67%) Scrum
9 11 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (16.67%) OOD
10 10 (16.67%) Web Development
11 9 (15.00%) Dependency Injection
12 7 (11.67%) E-Commerce
13 6 (10.00%) Workflow
14 4 (6.67%) Pair Programming
14 4 (6.67%) DevOps
14 4 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
15 2 (3.33%) Web Design
16 1 (1.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (100.00%) C#
2 35 (58.33%) SQL
3 30 (50.00%) Java
4 25 (41.67%) C++
5 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 10 (16.67%) VB
6 10 (16.67%) VB.NET
7 7 (11.67%) T-SQL
8 5 (8.33%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.33%) XPath
10 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (46.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.33%) Adobe
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle
2 2 (3.33%) EPiServer
2 2 (3.33%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.67%) SAP
3 1 (1.67%) Infragistics
3 1 (1.67%) Telerik
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £43,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago