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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 157 153 184
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +31
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 20 34 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.58% 0.96% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.83% 4.54% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 20 34 11
Median salary £55,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% +14.28%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
706 749 598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 20.47% 21.05% 14.92%
Number of salaries quoted 603 652 513
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 3 May 2016.

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 3 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Rochdale +8 4 £50,000 +16.27%
Altrincham - 1 £24,000 -
MSTest
North West

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 52 (98.11%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (94.34%) C#
3 46 (86.79%) Scrum
4 45 (84.91%) .NET
5 41 (77.36%) ASP.NET
5 41 (77.36%) WCF
6 40 (75.47%) HTML
7 39 (73.58%) CSS
7 39 (73.58%) JavaScript
8 36 (67.92%) NUnit
8 36 (67.92%) LINQ
8 36 (67.92%) jQuery
9 35 (66.04%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (66.04%) WF
10 34 (64.15%) WPF
11 33 (62.26%) MVVM
12 31 (58.49%) XML
12 31 (58.49%) SQL
13 30 (56.60%) Java
13 30 (56.60%) Web Services
14 27 (50.94%) OO
14 27 (50.94%) T-SQL
15 26 (49.06%) PL/SQL
15 26 (49.06%) Software Engineering
15 26 (49.06%) Finance
16 25 (47.17%) Service Delivery
16 25 (47.17%) XSLT
16 25 (47.17%) SOAP
16 25 (47.17%) C++
16 25 (47.17%) RUP

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 1 (1.89%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 36 (67.92%) NUnit
2 11 (20.75%) SpecFlow
3 10 (18.87%) Selenium
4 8 (15.09%) Moq
4 8 (15.09%) Rhino Mocks
5 4 (7.55%) Ranorex
5 4 (7.55%) SoapUI
6 3 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.77%) Fiddler
7 2 (3.77%) Firebug
7 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.89%) Grunt
8 1 (1.89%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.89%) Subversion
General
1 26 (49.06%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Marketing
2 3 (5.66%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Electronics
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (49.06%) Software Engineer
2 25 (47.17%) .NET Software Engineer
2 25 (47.17%) C# Software Engineer
3 19 (35.85%) Developer
4 18 (33.96%) .NET Developer
5 12 (22.64%) .NET Software Developer
6 11 (20.75%) C# Developer
7 10 (18.87%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (18.87%) C# Software Developer
7 10 (18.87%) Software Developer
7 10 (18.87%) SQL Developer
7 10 (18.87%) SQL Server Developer
8 9 (16.98%) Senior C# Developer
8 9 (16.98%) Senior Developer
9 8 (15.09%) Senior .NET Developer
9 8 (15.09%) Senior .NET Software Developer
9 8 (15.09%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 8 (15.09%) Senior Software Developer
9 8 (15.09%) Senior SQL Developer
9 8 (15.09%) Senior SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (84.91%) .NET
2 41 (77.36%) ASP.NET
2 41 (77.36%) WCF
3 40 (75.47%) HTML
4 39 (73.58%) CSS
5 36 (67.92%) jQuery
5 36 (67.92%) LINQ
6 35 (66.04%) WF
7 34 (64.15%) WPF
8 31 (58.49%) XML
9 30 (56.60%) Web Services
10 25 (47.17%) RESTful
10 25 (47.17%) Silverlight
10 25 (47.17%) SOAP
10 25 (47.17%) XSLT
11 16 (30.19%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (30.19%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 11 (20.75%) .NET Framework
12 11 (20.75%) ASP.NET Web API
13 10 (18.87%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.66%) W3C
3 2 (3.77%) EPoS
4 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.89%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 21 (39.62%) Windows
2 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (98.11%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (86.79%) Scrum
3 35 (66.04%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (62.26%) MVVM
5 27 (50.94%) OO
6 26 (49.06%) Software Engineering
7 25 (47.17%) DSDM
7 25 (47.17%) RUP
7 25 (47.17%) Service Delivery
7 25 (47.17%) UML
7 25 (47.17%) Use Case
8 19 (35.85%) TDD
9 18 (33.96%) Kanban
9 18 (33.96%) MVC
10 11 (20.75%) Workflow
11 10 (18.87%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (18.87%) DevOps
11 10 (18.87%) Pair Programming
12 8 (15.09%) Dependency Injection
13 6 (11.32%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (94.34%) C#
2 39 (73.58%) JavaScript
3 31 (58.49%) SQL
4 30 (56.60%) Java
5 27 (50.94%) T-SQL
6 26 (49.06%) PL/SQL
7 25 (47.17%) C++
8 2 (3.77%) VB
8 2 (3.77%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.89%) Python
9 1 (1.89%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) ISEB
1 4 (7.55%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) Telerik
3 1 (1.89%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.89%) SAP
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