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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 161 189 204
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +15
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 84 59 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.30% 0.84% 0.69%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.11% 5.30% 4.69%
Number of salaries quoted 83 57 50
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
1182 1113 1067
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 18.23% 15.84% 14.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1010 966 918
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

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 27 April 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 27 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
Cheshire +3 36 £27,500 -21.42% 2
Manchester +28 33 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Merseyside +23 15 £40,000 -33.33%
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 147 (89.09%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (85.45%) C#
3 134 (81.21%) NUnit
4 112 (67.88%) TDD
5 110 (66.67%) .NET
6 99 (60.00%) ASP.NET
7 96 (58.18%) Moq
8 94 (56.97%) MVC
9 89 (53.94%) Kanban
10 88 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
10 88 (53.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 87 (52.73%) Scrum
12 86 (52.12%) SQL Server
13 82 (49.70%) WCF
13 82 (49.70%) Dependency Injection
13 82 (49.70%) Inversion of Control
13 82 (49.70%) Rhino Mocks
13 82 (49.70%) Spring.NET
13 82 (49.70%) Castle Windsor
13 82 (49.70%) Ninject
13 82 (49.70%) Unity DI Container
14 79 (47.88%) Windows
15 71 (43.03%) Web Application Development
16 60 (36.36%) SQL
17 54 (32.73%) WPF
18 51 (30.91%) MVVM
19 44 (26.67%) WinForms
20 41 (24.85%) OO
21 39 (23.64%) VB
21 39 (23.64%) VB.NET

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 4 (2.42%) IIS
2 3 (1.82%) Node.js
3 2 (1.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.21%) CMS
3 2 (1.21%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.21%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Tridion
2 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (16.36%) Internet
2 9 (5.45%) Broadband
3 3 (1.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (52.12%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 134 (81.21%) NUnit
2 96 (58.18%) Moq
3 82 (49.70%) Rhino Mocks
4 21 (12.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (9.70%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (4.85%) SpecFlow
7 5 (3.03%) Git (software)
8 4 (2.42%) Selenium
9 3 (1.82%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.82%) Ant
9 3 (1.82%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.82%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.21%) Grunt
10 2 (1.21%) Subversion
11 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (19.39%) Finance
2 10 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.61%) Electronics
3 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.61%) Retail
3 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 128 (77.58%) Developer
2 87 (52.73%) .NET Developer
3 38 (23.03%) C# Developer
4 31 (18.79%) Junior Developer
4 31 (18.79%) Graduate
4 31 (18.79%) Junior
4 31 (18.79%) Junior .NET Developer
4 31 (18.79%) Graduate Developer
4 31 (18.79%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 22 (13.33%) Analyst
6 21 (12.73%) Test Analyst
7 20 (12.12%) Tester
8 15 (9.09%) QA Tester
9 13 (7.88%) Software Tester
9 13 (7.88%) C# .NET Developer
10 12 (7.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 11 (6.67%) Software Engineer
12 10 (6.06%) Consultant
12 10 (6.06%) Test Consultant
12 10 (6.06%) QA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (66.67%) .NET
2 99 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 88 (53.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 82 (49.70%) Castle Windsor
4 82 (49.70%) Ninject
4 82 (49.70%) Unity DI Container
4 82 (49.70%) WCF
4 82 (49.70%) Spring.NET
5 54 (32.73%) WPF
6 44 (26.67%) WinForms
7 39 (23.64%) .NET Framework
8 16 (9.70%) HTML
9 15 (9.09%) CSS
10 14 (8.48%) ASP.NET MVC 2
11 12 (7.27%) LINQ
12 11 (6.67%) REST
12 11 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (5.45%) jQuery
13 9 (5.45%) WF
14 8 (4.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 82 (49.70%) Inversion of Control
2 32 (19.39%) Computer Science
3 18 (10.91%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (7.27%) Social Network
5 2 (1.21%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.21%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.21%) Replication
6 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.61%) DTV
6 1 (0.61%) LIMS
6 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 79 (47.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (89.09%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (67.88%) TDD
3 94 (56.97%) MVC
4 89 (53.94%) Kanban
5 88 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
6 87 (52.73%) Scrum
7 82 (49.70%) Dependency Injection
8 71 (43.03%) Web Application Development
9 51 (30.91%) MVVM
10 41 (24.85%) OO
11 27 (16.36%) Unit Testing
12 26 (15.76%) Software Engineering
13 19 (11.52%) Software Testing
14 18 (10.91%) Web Development
14 18 (10.91%) Test Scripting
15 16 (9.70%) Release Management
15 16 (9.70%) Performance Testing
16 14 (8.48%) OOD
17 10 (6.06%) Manual Testing
18 7 (4.24%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 141 (85.45%) C#
2 60 (36.36%) SQL
3 39 (23.64%) VB
3 39 (23.64%) VB.NET
4 33 (20.00%) Java
5 25 (15.15%) C++
6 16 (9.70%) JavaScript
7 8 (4.85%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.03%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.82%) Ruby
9 3 (1.82%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.21%) XPath
11 1 (0.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (16.97%) Degree
2 21 (12.73%) ISEB
3 2 (1.21%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.52%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (11.52%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.82%) Puppet
2 3 (1.82%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 23 (13.94%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.27%) Facebook
2 12 (7.27%) Twitter
3 2 (1.21%) Adobe
3 2 (1.21%) Oracle
3 2 (1.21%) EPiServer
3 2 (1.21%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.61%) SAP
4 1 (0.61%) Infragistics
4 1 (0.61%) Telerik
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