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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 165 177 176
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 20 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.52% 0.24% 0.026%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.72% 1.48% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 20 10 1
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
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
734 674 521
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 18.97% 16.50% 13.72%
Number of salaries quoted 663 556 455
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
Stockport - 7 £37,500 - 1
Rochdale -11 2 £45,000 +11.11%
MSTest
North West

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 46 (100.00%) C#
2 43 (93.48%) NUnit
3 38 (82.61%) .NET
4 34 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (73.91%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (69.57%) WPF
5 32 (69.57%) Scrum
6 30 (65.22%) MVVM
7 28 (60.87%) ASP.NET
8 25 (54.35%) SQL
8 25 (54.35%) WCF
9 23 (50.00%) SQL Server
9 23 (50.00%) OO
10 22 (47.83%) C++
10 22 (47.83%) Java
10 22 (47.83%) Software Engineering
11 21 (45.65%) JavaScript
11 21 (45.65%) HTML
12 20 (43.48%) CSS
12 20 (43.48%) TDD
13 19 (41.30%) Windows
14 18 (39.13%) LINQ
14 18 (39.13%) jQuery
14 18 (39.13%) Kanban
15 17 (36.96%) WF
15 17 (36.96%) Web Services
15 17 (36.96%) XML
15 17 (36.96%) XSLT
15 17 (36.96%) T-SQL
16 16 (34.78%) Finance

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 3 (6.52%) CMS
1 3 (6.52%) Umbraco
1 3 (6.52%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (6.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Tridion
2 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 43 (93.48%) NUnit
2 16 (34.78%) Rhino Mocks
2 16 (34.78%) Moq
3 4 (8.70%) SpecFlow
4 3 (6.52%) Selenium
4 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.52%) Grunt
5 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.17%) Subversion
5 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (34.78%) Finance
2 10 (21.74%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Electronics
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (50.00%) Developer
2 22 (47.83%) Software Engineer
3 20 (43.48%) .NET Developer
4 14 (30.43%) C# Software Engineer
4 14 (30.43%) .NET Software Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.52%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Analyst Programmer
8 1 (2.17%) Programmer
8 1 (2.17%) Agile .NET Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Agile C# Developer
8 1 (2.17%) C# Programmer
8 1 (2.17%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (2.17%) C# Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (82.61%) .NET
2 32 (69.57%) WPF
3 28 (60.87%) ASP.NET
4 25 (54.35%) WCF
5 21 (45.65%) HTML
6 20 (43.48%) CSS
7 18 (39.13%) LINQ
7 18 (39.13%) jQuery
8 17 (36.96%) WF
8 17 (36.96%) Web Services
8 17 (36.96%) XML
8 17 (36.96%) XSLT
9 16 (34.78%) WinForms
9 16 (34.78%) Spring.NET
9 16 (34.78%) Castle Windsor
9 16 (34.78%) Ninject
9 16 (34.78%) Unity DI Container
10 14 (30.43%) RESTful
10 14 (30.43%) Silverlight
10 14 (30.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.78%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.17%) DTV
2 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (41.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
1 34 (73.91%) Continuous Integration
2 32 (69.57%) Scrum
3 30 (65.22%) MVVM
4 23 (50.00%) OO
5 22 (47.83%) Software Engineering
6 20 (43.48%) TDD
7 18 (39.13%) Kanban
8 16 (34.78%) Dependency Injection
9 14 (30.43%) UML
9 14 (30.43%) Use Case
9 14 (30.43%) RUP
9 14 (30.43%) DSDM
9 14 (30.43%) Service Delivery
10 12 (26.09%) MVC
11 11 (23.91%) Unit Testing
12 8 (17.39%) SDLC
13 7 (15.22%) Web Application Development
14 6 (13.04%) Workflow
15 3 (6.52%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 46 (100.00%) C#
2 25 (54.35%) SQL
3 22 (47.83%) C++
3 22 (47.83%) Java
4 21 (45.65%) JavaScript
5 17 (36.96%) T-SQL
6 14 (30.43%) PL/SQL
7 3 (6.52%) XPath
8 1 (2.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Adobe
2 3 (6.52%) EPiServer
2 3 (6.52%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.17%) SAP
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago