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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 176 170 181
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 16 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.38% 0.19% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.22% 1.34% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 16 7 12
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £30,000 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
721 524 750
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 17.20% 14.10% 17.35%
Number of salaries quoted 647 459 655
Average salary £35,750 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 December 2014.

MSTest Salary Histogram in Manchester

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 25 (96.15%) C#
1 25 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (96.15%) NUnit
2 19 (73.08%) OO
3 17 (65.38%) .NET
3 17 (65.38%) ASP.NET
4 16 (61.54%) SQL
5 15 (57.69%) HTML
5 15 (57.69%) JavaScript
5 15 (57.69%) CSS
5 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
6 13 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 13 (50.00%) TDD
7 12 (46.15%) .NET Framework
7 12 (46.15%) Unit Testing
8 11 (42.31%) OOD
8 11 (42.31%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (38.46%) Finance
10 9 (34.62%) Java
11 8 (30.77%) SOAP
11 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
11 8 (30.77%) Internet
11 8 (30.77%) MVC
11 8 (30.77%) Billing
11 8 (30.77%) Software Testing
11 8 (30.77%) Marketing
11 8 (30.77%) Degree
11 8 (30.77%) Refactoring
11 8 (30.77%) WCF
11 8 (30.77%) LINQ

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (19.23%) CMS
1 5 (19.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (96.15%) NUnit
2 6 (23.08%) Selenium
2 6 (23.08%) SpecFlow
3 5 (19.23%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (19.23%) JIRA
4 3 (11.54%) Moq
5 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 8 (30.77%) Billing
2 8 (30.77%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (92.31%) Developer
2 14 (53.85%) C# Developer
3 7 (26.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 7 (26.92%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Senior Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Lead Developer
5 4 (15.38%) .NET Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Web Developer
5 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (11.54%) C# Web Developer
7 2 (7.69%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Senior Server Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Senior C# Software Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (65.38%) .NET
1 17 (65.38%) ASP.NET
2 15 (57.69%) CSS
2 15 (57.69%) HTML
3 12 (46.15%) .NET Framework
4 11 (42.31%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (30.77%) LINQ
5 8 (30.77%) REST
5 8 (30.77%) WCF
5 8 (30.77%) SOAP
6 7 (26.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 6 (23.08%) LINQ to SQL
7 6 (23.08%) Web Services
7 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (19.23%) CSS3
8 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 5 (19.23%) HTML5
9 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC 2
10 2 (7.69%) XML
10 2 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (73.08%) OO
3 13 (50.00%) TDD
4 12 (46.15%) Unit Testing
5 11 (42.31%) OOD
6 8 (30.77%) MVC
6 8 (30.77%) Time Management
6 8 (30.77%) Software Testing
6 8 (30.77%) Refactoring
6 8 (30.77%) Test Strategy
6 8 (30.77%) Line Management
6 8 (30.77%) Mentoring
6 8 (30.77%) Coaching
7 6 (23.08%) BDD
7 6 (23.08%) UML
7 6 (23.08%) OWASP
7 6 (23.08%) Pair Programming
8 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
9 4 (15.38%) Web Design
9 4 (15.38%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 25 (96.15%) C#
2 16 (61.54%) SQL
3 15 (57.69%) JavaScript
4 9 (34.62%) Java
5 7 (26.92%) C++
6 5 (19.23%) PHP
6 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
7 3 (11.54%) VB
7 3 (11.54%) VB.NET
8 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
8 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Degree
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) EPiServer
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
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