The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 62 51 72
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +21
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 2 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.38% 1.46% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.98% 14.89% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 1
Average salary £42,500 £27,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+54.54% -54.16%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +1.26%
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 Merseyside region.

Development Applications Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
101 47 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 19.24% 9.81% 17.28%
Number of salaries quoted 83 46 93
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MSTest across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

MSTest
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MSTest across the Merseyside region.

MSTest Salary Trend in Merseyside

MSTest
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 13 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
Liverpool -6 2 £42,500 +54.54%
MSTest
North West

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) NUnit
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) EPiServer
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) SaaS
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Grunt
2 2 (66.67%) Front End Development
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) CMS
2 2 (66.67%) Web Design
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (66.67%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) NUnit
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Grunt
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) EPiServer Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Lead Developer
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) Front End Development
2 2 (66.67%) Web Design
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) EPiServer