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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 176 - 176
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 11 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.27% - 0.080%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.67% - 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 11 0 3
Average salary £40,500 - £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -
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
658 545 632
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 16.03% 13.59% 16.93%
Number of salaries quoted 543 473 549
Average salary £40,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 - 10 £40,500 -
MSTest
North West

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 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%) C#
1 17 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (94.12%) OO
2 16 (94.12%) MS Excel
3 15 (88.24%) NUnit
4 14 (82.35%) SQL
5 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
5 13 (76.47%) CSS
5 13 (76.47%) HTML
5 13 (76.47%) JavaScript
6 12 (70.59%) OOD
6 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
6 12 (70.59%) Internet
6 12 (70.59%) Finance
6 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (70.59%) TDD
6 12 (70.59%) Billing
6 12 (70.59%) Software Testing
6 12 (70.59%) Marketing
6 12 (70.59%) Time Management
6 12 (70.59%) Refactoring
6 12 (70.59%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (70.59%) Test Strategy
7 11 (64.71%) .NET Framework
8 10 (58.82%) OWASP
8 10 (58.82%) Selenium
8 10 (58.82%) WCF
8 10 (58.82%) LINQ
8 10 (58.82%) SpecFlow

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1 (5.88%) Umbraco
1 1 (5.88%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (94.12%) 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 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 12 (70.59%) Finance
1 12 (70.59%) Billing
1 12 (70.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) .NET Developer
3 6 (35.29%) Senior Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Lead Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Systems Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Systems Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (76.47%) CSS
2 13 (76.47%) HTML
3 12 (70.59%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (64.71%) .NET Framework
5 10 (58.82%) WCF
5 10 (58.82%) LINQ
5 10 (58.82%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (58.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 10 (58.82%) LINQ to SQL
5 10 (58.82%) REST
5 10 (58.82%) SOAP
5 10 (58.82%) Web Services
6 1 (5.88%) CSS3
6 1 (5.88%) HTML5
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) OO
2 12 (70.59%) OOD
2 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) TDD
2 12 (70.59%) Software Testing
2 12 (70.59%) Time Management
2 12 (70.59%) Refactoring
2 12 (70.59%) Test Strategy
3 10 (58.82%) OWASP
3 10 (58.82%) BDD
3 10 (58.82%) Pair Programming
3 10 (58.82%) UML
4 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (5.88%) Web Design
4 1 (5.88%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) C#
2 14 (82.35%) SQL
3 13 (76.47%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) MCP
2 2 (11.76%) MCSD
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) EPiServer
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