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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 43 70 60
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -10
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 15 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.02% 0.45% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.55% 2.56% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 15 1 1
Average salary £40,000 £60,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
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
73 117 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 14.69% 17.62% 14.03%
Number of salaries quoted 50 101 65
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,550 £26,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,446 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.11% +3.89%

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 17 April 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
Wirral - 10 £40,000 - 1
Liverpool +13 5 £35,000 -41.66%
MSTest
North West

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 21 (100.00%) Finance
2 16 (76.19%) Scrum
2 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (76.19%) TDD
2 16 (76.19%) NUnit
2 16 (76.19%) C#
2 16 (76.19%) .NET
2 16 (76.19%) ASP.NET
2 16 (76.19%) MVC
2 16 (76.19%) WCF
2 16 (76.19%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (76.19%) Kanban
2 16 (76.19%) ASP.NET MVC
2 16 (76.19%) Dependency Injection
2 16 (76.19%) Inversion of Control
2 16 (76.19%) Rhino Mocks
2 16 (76.19%) Moq
2 16 (76.19%) Castle Windsor
2 16 (76.19%) Ninject
2 16 (76.19%) Spring.NET
2 16 (76.19%) Web Application Development
2 16 (76.19%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (76.19%) Unity DI Container
3 15 (71.43%) SQL Server
4 10 (47.62%) Facebook
4 10 (47.62%) Twitter
4 10 (47.62%) Social Network
5 6 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 6 (28.57%) WPF

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (4.76%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (76.19%) NUnit
1 16 (76.19%) Rhino Mocks
1 16 (76.19%) Moq
General
1 21 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Developer
1 16 (76.19%) .NET Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Graduate
2 6 (28.57%) Junior Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Junior .NET Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Graduate Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Graduate .NET Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Junior
3 5 (23.81%) Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Test Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (76.19%) .NET
1 16 (76.19%) ASP.NET
1 16 (76.19%) Spring.NET
1 16 (76.19%) ASP.NET MVC
1 16 (76.19%) Castle Windsor
1 16 (76.19%) Ninject
1 16 (76.19%) Unity DI Container
1 16 (76.19%) WCF
2 6 (28.57%) WPF
2 6 (28.57%) WinForms
2 6 (28.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (76.19%) Inversion of Control
1 16 (76.19%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (47.62%) Social Network
3 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (9.52%) Replication
4 2 (9.52%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Scrum
1 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (76.19%) TDD
1 16 (76.19%) MVC
1 16 (76.19%) Continuous Integration
1 16 (76.19%) Kanban
1 16 (76.19%) Dependency Injection
1 16 (76.19%) Web Application Development
2 6 (28.57%) MVVM
3 5 (23.81%) Validation
4 2 (9.52%) Test Management
4 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
4 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
4 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
4 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
4 2 (9.52%) ETL
5 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
5 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) C#
2 5 (23.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ISEB
1 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
1 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Facebook
1 10 (47.62%) Twitter
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
Wirral, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago