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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 144 182 176
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -6
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 28 7 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.85% 0.18% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.89% 1.26% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 28 7 11
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
719 557 648
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 21.89% 14.60% 15.78%
Number of salaries quoted 618 485 583
Average salary £40,000 £38,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%

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 May 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 22 May 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 - 1 £37,500 -
MSTest
North West

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 59 (100.00%) C#
2 54 (91.53%) NUnit
3 45 (76.27%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (59.32%) OO
5 34 (57.63%) SQL
6 32 (54.24%) .NET
7 31 (52.54%) SQL Server
8 30 (50.85%) TDD
9 29 (49.15%) Java
10 26 (44.07%) Unit Testing
11 25 (42.37%) Degree
11 25 (42.37%) C++
12 23 (38.98%) Windows
12 23 (38.98%) Software Engineering
13 21 (35.59%) ASP.NET
14 20 (33.90%) WPF
15 19 (32.20%) Moq
16 17 (28.81%) MVVM
17 16 (27.12%) Scrum
17 16 (27.12%) MVC
18 15 (25.42%) Continuous Integration
19 14 (23.73%) Kanban
19 14 (23.73%) HTML
19 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
20 13 (22.03%) CSS
20 13 (22.03%) ASP.NET MVC
21 12 (20.34%) WCF
21 12 (20.34%) LINQ
22 11 (18.64%) WinForms
22 11 (18.64%) Telecoms

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (5.08%) CMS
1 3 (5.08%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (5.08%) Umbraco
1 3 (5.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Tridion
2 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.95%) Broadband
2 2 (3.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (52.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 54 (91.53%) NUnit
2 19 (32.20%) Moq
3 10 (16.95%) Rhino Mocks
4 5 (8.47%) SpecFlow
5 4 (6.78%) Selenium
6 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
6 3 (5.08%) Grunt
7 2 (3.39%) Subversion
8 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (18.64%) Telecoms
2 7 (11.86%) Finance
3 1 (1.69%) Electronics
3 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (74.58%) Developer
2 29 (49.15%) C# Developer
3 13 (22.03%) Software Engineer
3 13 (22.03%) .NET Developer
4 12 (20.34%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (18.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (13.56%) Web Developer
6 8 (13.56%) C# Web Developer
7 5 (8.47%) C# Software Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Server Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) .NET Software Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Senior C# Developer
9 2 (3.39%) Systems Developer
9 2 (3.39%) Lead Developer
9 2 (3.39%) Senior Developer
10 1 (1.69%) Analyst Programmer
10 1 (1.69%) Programmer
10 1 (1.69%) Analyst
10 1 (1.69%) Senior Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (54.24%) .NET
2 21 (35.59%) ASP.NET
3 20 (33.90%) WPF
4 14 (23.73%) HTML
5 13 (22.03%) CSS
5 13 (22.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (20.34%) WCF
6 12 (20.34%) LINQ
7 11 (18.64%) WinForms
8 10 (16.95%) WF
8 10 (16.95%) Spring.NET
8 10 (16.95%) Unity DI Container
8 10 (16.95%) Castle Windsor
8 10 (16.95%) Ninject
9 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET MVC 2
9 9 (15.25%) XML
10 7 (11.86%) REST
10 7 (11.86%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (11.86%) .NET Framework
10 7 (11.86%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) DTV
3 1 (1.69%) LIMS
3 1 (1.69%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 23 (38.98%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (76.27%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (59.32%) OO
3 30 (50.85%) TDD
4 26 (44.07%) Unit Testing
5 23 (38.98%) Software Engineering
6 17 (28.81%) MVVM
7 16 (27.12%) Scrum
7 16 (27.12%) MVC
8 15 (25.42%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (23.73%) Kanban
10 10 (16.95%) Dependency Injection
11 9 (15.25%) Web Development
11 9 (15.25%) OOD
12 7 (11.86%) Workflow
12 7 (11.86%) E-Commerce
13 4 (6.78%) DevOps
13 4 (6.78%) Pair Programming
13 4 (6.78%) Continuous Delivery
14 3 (5.08%) Web Design
15 2 (3.39%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 59 (100.00%) C#
2 34 (57.63%) SQL
3 29 (49.15%) Java
4 25 (42.37%) C++
5 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
6 9 (15.25%) T-SQL
6 9 (15.25%) VB
6 9 (15.25%) VB.NET
7 6 (10.17%) PL/SQL
8 3 (5.08%) XPath
9 1 (1.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (42.37%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) Adobe
2 3 (5.08%) Sitecore
2 3 (5.08%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.69%) Infragistics
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle
3 1 (1.69%) SAP
3 1 (1.69%) Telerik
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