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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 61 66 68
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 13 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.55% 0.46% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.85% 3.33% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 13 3 3
Average salary £25,000 £25,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
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
132 90 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 15.70% 13.74% 15.16%
Number of salaries quoted 100 86 86
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £28,850
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

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
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSTest across the North East region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

MSTest Salary Histogram 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 29 August 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 +9 13 £25,000 - 2
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 13 (92.86%) Scrum
2 12 (85.71%) .NET
2 12 (85.71%) C#
2 12 (85.71%) ASP.NET
2 12 (85.71%) TDD
2 12 (85.71%) WCF
3 11 (78.57%) WPF
3 11 (78.57%) Web Application Development
3 11 (78.57%) Unity DI Container
3 11 (78.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 11 (78.57%) Dependency Injection
3 11 (78.57%) Inversion of Control
3 11 (78.57%) MVVM
3 11 (78.57%) Rhino Mocks
3 11 (78.57%) Moq
3 11 (78.57%) Castle Windsor
3 11 (78.57%) Ninject
3 11 (78.57%) NUnit
3 11 (78.57%) .NET Framework
3 11 (78.57%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (78.57%) Kanban
3 11 (78.57%) Spring.NET
3 11 (78.57%) Windows
3 11 (78.57%) MVC
3 11 (78.57%) WinForms
4 10 (71.43%) Internet
4 10 (71.43%) Computer Science
5 2 (14.29%) Selenium
5 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (78.57%) NUnit
1 11 (78.57%) Rhino Mocks
1 11 (78.57%) Moq
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
1 12 (85.71%) .NET Developer
2 11 (78.57%) Junior Developer
2 11 (78.57%) Junior .NET Developer
2 11 (78.57%) Graduate Developer
2 11 (78.57%) Graduate .NET Developer
2 11 (78.57%) Graduate
2 11 (78.57%) Junior
3 2 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (85.71%) WCF
1 12 (85.71%) .NET
1 12 (85.71%) ASP.NET
2 11 (78.57%) WinForms
2 11 (78.57%) .NET Framework
2 11 (78.57%) Unity DI Container
2 11 (78.57%) WPF
2 11 (78.57%) Spring.NET
2 11 (78.57%) ASP.NET MVC
2 11 (78.57%) Castle Windsor
2 11 (78.57%) Ninject
3 1 (7.14%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) Inversion of Control
2 10 (71.43%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Scrum
2 12 (85.71%) TDD
3 11 (78.57%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (78.57%) Kanban
3 11 (78.57%) Dependency Injection
3 11 (78.57%) MVVM
3 11 (78.57%) MVC
3 11 (78.57%) Web Application Development
4 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) VB
3 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + Pension + Health Care + Flexi Time
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago