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 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
North West / Manchester
Rank 157 148 164
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +16
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 42 31 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.13% 0.97% 0.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.64% 4.63% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 40 29 25
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 £34,000 £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
905 670 726
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 24.36% 20.93% 18.73%
Number of salaries quoted 806 585 677
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £35,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +18.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -12 4 £47,500 -5.00% 1
MSTest
North West

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 79 (100.00%) C#
1 79 (100.00%) .NET
2 74 (93.67%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (91.14%) NUnit
4 67 (84.81%) WPF
4 67 (84.81%) Continuous Integration
5 65 (82.28%) Scrum
6 58 (73.42%) MVVM
7 49 (62.03%) TDD
8 41 (51.90%) WF
8 41 (51.90%) LINQ
8 41 (51.90%) WCF
9 40 (50.63%) Windows
9 40 (50.63%) SQL Server
9 40 (50.63%) Kanban
10 37 (46.84%) XML
11 35 (44.30%) CSS
11 35 (44.30%) JavaScript
11 35 (44.30%) HTML
11 35 (44.30%) jQuery
12 34 (43.04%) Rhino Mocks
12 34 (43.04%) Moq
12 34 (43.04%) Dependency Injection
12 34 (43.04%) Inversion of Control
12 34 (43.04%) Java
12 34 (43.04%) C++
12 34 (43.04%) SQL
12 34 (43.04%) OO
13 33 (41.77%) T-SQL
13 33 (41.77%) PL/SQL

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 9 (11.39%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (50.63%) SQL Server
2 33 (41.77%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 72 (91.14%) NUnit
2 34 (43.04%) Moq
2 34 (43.04%) Rhino Mocks
3 11 (13.92%) Selenium
4 7 (8.86%) SpecFlow
General
1 28 (35.44%) Marketing
2 27 (34.18%) Finance
3 1 (1.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (67.09%) Developer
2 49 (62.03%) .NET Developer
3 35 (44.30%) .NET Software Developer
4 25 (31.65%) .NET Software Engineer
4 25 (31.65%) C# Software Engineer
4 25 (31.65%) Software Engineer
5 16 (20.25%) C# Developer
6 12 (15.19%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (10.13%) Agile C# Developer
7 8 (10.13%) Agile Developer
7 8 (10.13%) SQL Developer
8 7 (8.86%) C# Software Developer
8 7 (8.86%) Software Developer
9 4 (5.06%) Agile .NET Developer
9 4 (5.06%) C# Architect
9 4 (5.06%) C# WPF Developer
9 4 (5.06%) Designer
9 4 (5.06%) Principal Architect
9 4 (5.06%) Principal Developer
9 4 (5.06%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (100.00%) .NET
2 67 (84.81%) WPF
3 41 (51.90%) LINQ
3 41 (51.90%) WCF
3 41 (51.90%) WF
4 37 (46.84%) XML
5 35 (44.30%) CSS
5 35 (44.30%) HTML
5 35 (44.30%) jQuery
6 33 (41.77%) ASP.NET
6 33 (41.77%) Castle Windsor
6 33 (41.77%) Ninject
6 33 (41.77%) Spring.NET
6 33 (41.77%) Unity DI Container
6 33 (41.77%) WinForms
7 25 (31.65%) RESTful
7 25 (31.65%) Silverlight
7 25 (31.65%) SOAP
7 25 (31.65%) Web Services
7 25 (31.65%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 34 (43.04%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (6.33%) Tandem
3 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 40 (50.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (93.67%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (84.81%) Continuous Integration
3 65 (82.28%) Scrum
4 58 (73.42%) MVVM
5 49 (62.03%) TDD
6 40 (50.63%) Kanban
7 34 (43.04%) Dependency Injection
7 34 (43.04%) OO
8 25 (31.65%) DSDM
8 25 (31.65%) RUP
8 25 (31.65%) Service Delivery
8 25 (31.65%) Software Engineering
8 25 (31.65%) UML
8 25 (31.65%) Use Case
9 9 (11.39%) ETL
10 8 (10.13%) MVC
11 7 (8.86%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (8.86%) DevOps
11 7 (8.86%) Pair Programming
11 7 (8.86%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 79 (100.00%) C#
2 35 (44.30%) JavaScript
3 34 (43.04%) C++
3 34 (43.04%) Java
3 34 (43.04%) SQL
4 33 (41.77%) PL/SQL
4 33 (41.77%) T-SQL
5 28 (35.44%) VB
5 28 (35.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (2.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.66%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (10.13%) Microsoft
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