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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 167 176 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 13 10 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.36% 0.25% -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.86% 1.67% -
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 0
Average salary £55,000 £39,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.24% -
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
699 600 597
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 19.50% 14.88% 14.60%
Number of salaries quoted 620 493 517
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £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 3 August 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 3 August 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
Rochdale -5 2 £45,000 +13.92%
MSTest
North West

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 41 (89.13%) NUnit
3 33 (71.74%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (67.39%) .NET
5 28 (60.87%) SQL
6 24 (52.17%) Java
6 24 (52.17%) OO
6 24 (52.17%) WPF
7 23 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (50.00%) Scrum
8 22 (47.83%) C++
8 22 (47.83%) SQL Server
9 21 (45.65%) MVVM
10 20 (43.48%) Software Engineering
10 20 (43.48%) ASP.NET
10 20 (43.48%) HTML
10 20 (43.48%) JavaScript
10 20 (43.48%) TDD
11 19 (41.30%) CSS
12 18 (39.13%) WCF
13 17 (36.96%) LINQ
14 16 (34.78%) WF
14 16 (34.78%) Unit Testing
14 16 (34.78%) Windows
15 15 (32.61%) jQuery
15 15 (32.61%) Degree
16 14 (30.43%) Kanban
16 14 (30.43%) SDLC
16 14 (30.43%) XML
16 14 (30.43%) T-SQL

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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
2 1 (2.17%) IIS
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
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 10 (21.74%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 41 (89.13%) NUnit
2 11 (23.91%) Moq
3 10 (21.74%) Rhino Mocks
4 6 (13.04%) SpecFlow
5 5 (10.87%) Selenium
6 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
6 3 (6.52%) Grunt
7 2 (4.35%) Subversion
8 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 11 (23.91%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Electronics
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (56.52%) Developer
2 18 (39.13%) Software Engineer
3 14 (30.43%) .NET Developer
4 10 (21.74%) C# Developer
4 10 (21.74%) C# Software Engineer
5 9 (19.57%) .NET Software Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Systems Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Software Developer
9 1 (2.17%) Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) Analyst Programmer
9 1 (2.17%) Programmer
9 1 (2.17%) Senior Software Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) Senior C# Software Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) C# Analyst Programmer
9 1 (2.17%) Server Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (67.39%) .NET
2 24 (52.17%) WPF
3 20 (43.48%) HTML
3 20 (43.48%) ASP.NET
4 19 (41.30%) CSS
5 18 (39.13%) WCF
6 17 (36.96%) LINQ
7 16 (34.78%) WF
8 15 (32.61%) jQuery
9 14 (30.43%) XML
10 12 (26.09%) XSLT
10 12 (26.09%) Web Services
11 11 (23.91%) WinForms
11 11 (23.91%) SOAP
12 10 (21.74%) Spring.NET
12 10 (21.74%) Unity DI Container
12 10 (21.74%) Castle Windsor
12 10 (21.74%) Ninject
13 9 (19.57%) RESTful
13 9 (19.57%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.17%) DTV
3 1 (2.17%) LIMS
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (71.74%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (52.17%) OO
3 23 (50.00%) Scrum
3 23 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (45.65%) MVVM
5 20 (43.48%) Software Engineering
5 20 (43.48%) TDD
6 16 (34.78%) Unit Testing
7 14 (30.43%) SDLC
7 14 (30.43%) Kanban
8 10 (21.74%) Dependency Injection
9 9 (19.57%) Use Case
9 9 (19.57%) RUP
9 9 (19.57%) DSDM
9 9 (19.57%) Service Delivery
9 9 (19.57%) UML
10 8 (17.39%) Workflow
11 7 (15.22%) MVC
12 5 (10.87%) E-Commerce
13 4 (8.70%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 46 (100.00%) C#
2 28 (60.87%) SQL
3 24 (52.17%) Java
4 22 (47.83%) C++
5 20 (43.48%) JavaScript
6 14 (30.43%) T-SQL
7 11 (23.91%) PL/SQL
8 3 (6.52%) XPath
9 1 (2.17%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.17%) VB
9 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (32.61%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) Adobe
1 3 (6.52%) EPiServer
1 3 (6.52%) Sitecore
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle
2 1 (2.17%) SAP
Stockport, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago