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 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 - 65 -
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 0 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside - 0.47% -
As % of the Development Applications category - 4.05% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 0
Average salary - £35,000 -
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 Merseyside region.

Development Applications Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
57 74 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.68% 11.58% 11.48%
Number of salaries quoted 32 70 70
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 15 (100.00%) Finance
2 10 (66.67%) Scrum
2 10 (66.67%) .NET
2 10 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 10 (66.67%) C#
2 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) TDD
2 10 (66.67%) NUnit
2 10 (66.67%) MVC
2 10 (66.67%) Social Network
2 10 (66.67%) WCF
2 10 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 10 (66.67%) Dependency Injection
2 10 (66.67%) Inversion of Control
2 10 (66.67%) Rhino Mocks
2 10 (66.67%) Moq
2 10 (66.67%) Castle Windsor
2 10 (66.67%) Ninject
2 10 (66.67%) Kanban
2 10 (66.67%) Spring.NET
2 10 (66.67%) Facebook
2 10 (66.67%) Twitter
2 10 (66.67%) Web Application Development
2 10 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (66.67%) Unity DI Container
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (33.33%) Validation

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) NUnit
1 10 (66.67%) Rhino Mocks
1 10 (66.67%) Moq
General
1 15 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Developer
1 10 (66.67%) .NET Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) .NET
1 10 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 10 (66.67%) WCF
1 10 (66.67%) Spring.NET
1 10 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 10 (66.67%) Castle Windsor
1 10 (66.67%) Ninject
1 10 (66.67%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) Social Network
1 10 (66.67%) Inversion of Control
1 10 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (13.33%) Data Integration
2 2 (13.33%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Scrum
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (66.67%) TDD
1 10 (66.67%) MVC
1 10 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 10 (66.67%) Kanban
1 10 (66.67%) Dependency Injection
1 10 (66.67%) Web Application Development
2 5 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (13.33%) Test Management
3 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
3 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (13.33%) ETL
4 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Facebook
1 10 (66.67%) Twitter
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft