The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 74 - 56
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 6 0 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.79% - 2.07%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.28% - 11.48%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 14
Average salary £42,500 - £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,625 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.43%
MSTest
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North East region.

Development Applications Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
183 91 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 24.02% 14.56% 18.07%
Number of salaries quoted 158 87 111
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,780 £27,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,915 £44,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

MSTest
Salary Trend in the North East

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

MSTest Salary Trend in the North East

MSTest
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the North East region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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
Tyne and Wear - 5 £42,500 -
Durham - 1 £35,000 -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (88.89%) TDD
2 16 (88.89%) C#
2 16 (88.89%) .NET
2 16 (88.89%) ASP.NET
3 15 (83.33%) MVC
3 15 (83.33%) Windows
3 15 (83.33%) NUnit
3 15 (83.33%) Moq
4 14 (77.78%) Scrum
5 13 (72.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (66.67%) Dependency Injection
6 12 (66.67%) Inversion of Control
6 12 (66.67%) MVVM
6 12 (66.67%) Rhino Mocks
6 12 (66.67%) WPF
6 12 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (66.67%) Kanban
6 12 (66.67%) Spring.NET
6 12 (66.67%) Castle Windsor
6 12 (66.67%) Ninject
6 12 (66.67%) Web Application Development
6 12 (66.67%) Unity DI Container
6 12 (66.67%) WinForms
7 8 (44.44%) .NET Framework
7 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
7 8 (44.44%) VB
7 8 (44.44%) VB.NET
7 8 (44.44%) WCF
8 7 (38.89%) Internet

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (83.33%) NUnit
1 15 (83.33%) Moq
2 12 (66.67%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 2 (11.11%) Selenium
3 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (88.89%) Developer
2 15 (83.33%) .NET Developer
3 8 (44.44%) Junior Developer
3 8 (44.44%) Junior .NET Developer
3 8 (44.44%) Graduate Developer
3 8 (44.44%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 8 (44.44%) Graduate
3 8 (44.44%) Junior
4 2 (11.11%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (88.89%) .NET
1 16 (88.89%) ASP.NET
2 13 (72.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 12 (66.67%) WPF
3 12 (66.67%) Spring.NET
3 12 (66.67%) WinForms
3 12 (66.67%) Castle Windsor
3 12 (66.67%) Ninject
3 12 (66.67%) Unity DI Container
4 8 (44.44%) .NET Framework
4 8 (44.44%) WCF
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 12 (66.67%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (38.89%) Computer Science
3 5 (27.78%) Social Network
3 5 (27.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (88.89%) TDD
3 15 (83.33%) MVC
4 14 (77.78%) Scrum
5 12 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (66.67%) Kanban
5 12 (66.67%) Dependency Injection
5 12 (66.67%) MVVM
5 12 (66.67%) Web Application Development
6 3 (16.67%) OO
6 3 (16.67%) OOD
6 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 3 (16.67%) Web Development
7 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Coaching
7 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (88.89%) C#
2 8 (44.44%) VB
2 8 (44.44%) VB.NET
3 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Facebook
1 5 (27.78%) Twitter
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft