The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 167 206 216
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +10
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 82 32 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.18% 0.49% 0.71%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.68% 3.34% 4.27%
Number of salaries quoted 82 32 56
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £35,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £35,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1228 959 1310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.65% 14.78% 16.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1135 842 1151
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MSTest
Salary Trend in the North West

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

MSTest Salary Trend in the North West

MSTest
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSTest across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MSTest Salary Histogram in the North West

MSTest
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Cheshire +8 40 £27,500 -21.42% 2
Manchester +11 27 £42,500 +21.42% 7
Lancashire - 9 £40,000 - 1
Merseyside - 6 £27,500 -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 132 (98.51%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (89.55%) C#
3 118 (88.06%) NUnit
4 104 (77.61%) .NET
5 102 (76.12%) TDD
6 91 (67.91%) Moq
7 89 (66.42%) ASP.NET
8 85 (63.43%) MVC
9 84 (62.69%) Kanban
10 83 (61.94%) Continuous Integration
11 79 (58.96%) ASP.NET MVC
11 79 (58.96%) Scrum
12 78 (58.21%) Dependency Injection
12 78 (58.21%) Inversion of Control
12 78 (58.21%) Spring.NET
12 78 (58.21%) Rhino Mocks
12 78 (58.21%) Castle Windsor
12 78 (58.21%) Ninject
12 78 (58.21%) Unity DI Container
13 75 (55.97%) Windows
14 66 (49.25%) SQL Server
15 65 (48.51%) WCF
16 61 (45.52%) Web Application Development
17 57 (42.54%) WPF
17 57 (42.54%) MVVM
18 49 (36.57%) WinForms
19 38 (28.36%) VB
19 38 (28.36%) VB.NET
19 38 (28.36%) .NET Framework
20 32 (23.88%) Computer Science

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 5 (3.73%) Umbraco
1 5 (3.73%) Node.js
1 5 (3.73%) CMS
1 5 (3.73%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.49%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (20.90%) Internet
2 5 (3.73%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (49.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 118 (88.06%) NUnit
2 91 (67.91%) Moq
3 78 (58.21%) Rhino Mocks
4 13 (9.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (9.70%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (4.48%) SpecFlow
5 6 (4.48%) TeamCity
5 6 (4.48%) Git (software)
6 5 (3.73%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (3.73%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.73%) JIRA
6 5 (3.73%) Mercurial
6 5 (3.73%) Ant
7 1 (0.75%) Subversion
7 1 (0.75%) Selenium
General
1 26 (19.40%) Finance
2 2 (1.49%) Marketing
2 2 (1.49%) Billing
Job Titles
1 118 (88.06%) Developer
2 84 (62.69%) .NET Developer
3 33 (24.63%) C# Developer
4 31 (23.13%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 31 (23.13%) Junior Developer
4 31 (23.13%) Junior .NET Developer
4 31 (23.13%) Graduate Developer
4 31 (23.13%) Graduate
4 31 (23.13%) Junior
5 13 (9.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 13 (9.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (9.70%) Analyst
5 13 (9.70%) Test Analyst
6 10 (7.46%) Web Developer
7 9 (6.72%) Tester
7 9 (6.72%) QA Tester
7 9 (6.72%) C# Web Developer
8 7 (5.22%) Software Tester
9 6 (4.48%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (2.99%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (77.61%) .NET
2 89 (66.42%) ASP.NET
3 79 (58.96%) ASP.NET MVC
4 78 (58.21%) Spring.NET
4 78 (58.21%) Castle Windsor
4 78 (58.21%) Ninject
4 78 (58.21%) Unity DI Container
5 65 (48.51%) WCF
6 57 (42.54%) WPF
7 49 (36.57%) WinForms
8 38 (28.36%) .NET Framework
9 16 (11.94%) CSS
9 16 (11.94%) HTML
10 13 (9.70%) ASP.NET MVC 2
11 11 (8.21%) Razor View Engine
12 8 (5.97%) REST
12 8 (5.97%) SOAP
13 6 (4.48%) jQuery
13 6 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 6 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 78 (58.21%) Inversion of Control
2 32 (23.88%) Computer Science
3 20 (14.93%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (10.45%) Social Network
5 5 (3.73%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 75 (55.97%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (98.51%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (76.12%) TDD
3 85 (63.43%) MVC
4 84 (62.69%) Kanban
5 83 (61.94%) Continuous Integration
6 79 (58.96%) Scrum
7 78 (58.21%) Dependency Injection
8 61 (45.52%) Web Application Development
9 57 (42.54%) MVVM
10 28 (20.90%) OO
11 18 (13.43%) Web Development
12 17 (12.69%) Unit Testing
13 16 (11.94%) Software Engineering
14 15 (11.19%) OOD
14 15 (11.19%) Software Testing
15 13 (9.70%) Test Scripting
15 13 (9.70%) Release Management
15 13 (9.70%) Performance Testing
16 8 (5.97%) Manual Testing
17 6 (4.48%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 120 (89.55%) C#
2 38 (28.36%) VB
2 38 (28.36%) VB.NET
3 30 (22.39%) SQL
4 20 (14.93%) Java
5 16 (11.94%) JavaScript
6 12 (8.96%) C++
7 10 (7.46%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.73%) Ruby
8 5 (3.73%) PHP
9 3 (2.24%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (9.70%) Degree
1 13 (9.70%) ISEB
2 7 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.24%) MCTS
3 3 (2.24%) MCP
3 3 (2.24%) MCAD
3 3 (2.24%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.70%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.73%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (9.70%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.73%) Vagrant
2 5 (3.73%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (17.91%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.45%) Facebook
2 14 (10.45%) Twitter
3 5 (3.73%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.75%) Telerik
4 1 (0.75%) Infragistics
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle
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