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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 145 166 177
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +11
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 31 30 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.95% 0.75% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.32% 4.09% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 29 30 7
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +21.42%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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
718 734 569
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 22.10% 18.26% 15.11%
Number of salaries quoted 619 684 489
Average salary £43,500 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.17% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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 - 5 £37,500 -
Rochdale +2 4 £47,500 -8.65%
Altrincham - 4 £24,000 -
MSTest
North West

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 62 (98.41%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (95.24%) C#
3 57 (90.48%) Scrum
4 55 (87.30%) .NET
5 54 (85.71%) ASP.NET
5 54 (85.71%) WCF
6 47 (74.60%) Continuous Integration
6 47 (74.60%) NUnit
7 45 (71.43%) MVVM
7 45 (71.43%) WPF
8 39 (61.90%) CSS
8 39 (61.90%) HTML
9 38 (60.32%) JavaScript
10 35 (55.56%) WF
10 35 (55.56%) LINQ
10 35 (55.56%) jQuery
11 32 (50.79%) SQL
11 32 (50.79%) XML
12 31 (49.21%) Windows
12 31 (49.21%) Java
12 31 (49.21%) Web Services
13 29 (46.03%) SQL Server
13 29 (46.03%) MVC
14 28 (44.44%) TDD
14 28 (44.44%) T-SQL
14 28 (44.44%) Kanban
14 28 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
14 28 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 27 (42.86%) PL/SQL
15 27 (42.86%) OO

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (1.59%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (46.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 47 (74.60%) NUnit
2 19 (30.16%) Moq
2 19 (30.16%) Rhino Mocks
3 9 (14.29%) Selenium
3 9 (14.29%) SpecFlow
4 4 (6.35%) Ranorex
4 4 (6.35%) SoapUI
5 3 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.17%) Fiddler
6 2 (3.17%) Firebug
6 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.59%) Grunt
7 1 (1.59%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.59%) Subversion
General
1 26 (41.27%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (44.44%) .NET Developer
1 28 (44.44%) Developer
2 27 (42.86%) Software Engineer
3 26 (41.27%) .NET Software Engineer
3 26 (41.27%) C# Software Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
4 9 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 9 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
4 9 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 8 (12.70%) SQL Developer
5 8 (12.70%) SQL Server Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Senior .NET Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Senior .NET Software Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Senior C# Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Senior Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Senior Software Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Senior SQL Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Senior SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (87.30%) .NET
2 54 (85.71%) ASP.NET
2 54 (85.71%) WCF
3 45 (71.43%) WPF
4 39 (61.90%) CSS
4 39 (61.90%) HTML
5 35 (55.56%) jQuery
5 35 (55.56%) LINQ
5 35 (55.56%) WF
6 32 (50.79%) XML
7 31 (49.21%) Web Services
8 28 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 28 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 26 (41.27%) RESTful
9 26 (41.27%) Silverlight
9 26 (41.27%) SOAP
9 26 (41.27%) XSLT
10 19 (30.16%) Spring.NET
10 19 (30.16%) Unity DI Container
10 19 (30.16%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (30.16%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.76%) W3C
3 2 (3.17%) EPoS
4 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 31 (49.21%) Windows
2 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (98.41%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (90.48%) Scrum
3 47 (74.60%) Continuous Integration
4 45 (71.43%) MVVM
5 29 (46.03%) MVC
6 28 (44.44%) Kanban
6 28 (44.44%) TDD
7 27 (42.86%) OO
7 27 (42.86%) Software Engineering
8 26 (41.27%) DSDM
8 26 (41.27%) RUP
8 26 (41.27%) Service Delivery
8 26 (41.27%) UML
8 26 (41.27%) Use Case
9 19 (30.16%) Dependency Injection
9 19 (30.16%) Web Application Development
10 10 (15.87%) Workflow
11 9 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (14.29%) DevOps
11 9 (14.29%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 60 (95.24%) C#
2 38 (60.32%) JavaScript
3 32 (50.79%) SQL
4 31 (49.21%) Java
5 28 (44.44%) T-SQL
6 27 (42.86%) PL/SQL
7 26 (41.27%) C++
8 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) ISEB
1 4 (6.35%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (34.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.35%) Telerik
3 1 (1.59%) EPiServer
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago