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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 161 172 205
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +33
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 75 73 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.37% 1.20% 0.68%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.10% 6.31% 4.50%
Number of salaries quoted 75 72 46
Median salary £40,000 £36,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.84% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median 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
1056 1157 1023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 19.31% 18.98% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 921 967 900
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing MSTest as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +36 44 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Manchester +1 26 £52,500 +31.25% 3
Lancashire +10 4 £32,500 -7.14%
Merseyside -3 1 £42,500 +6.25%
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT jobs citing MSTest also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 131 (93.57%) C#
1 131 (93.57%) .NET
2 129 (92.14%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (82.14%) Scrum
4 108 (77.14%) Continuous Integration
5 107 (76.43%) NUnit
6 93 (66.43%) ASP.NET
7 87 (62.14%) TDD
8 86 (61.43%) Kanban
9 82 (58.57%) WCF
10 76 (54.29%) SQL Server
11 75 (53.57%) WPF
11 75 (53.57%) Dependency Injection
11 75 (53.57%) Ninject
12 73 (52.14%) Castle Windsor
12 73 (52.14%) Rhino Mocks
12 73 (52.14%) Moq
12 73 (52.14%) Inversion of Control
12 73 (52.14%) Spring.NET
12 73 (52.14%) Unity DI Container
13 72 (51.43%) MVVM
14 65 (46.43%) MVC
15 63 (45.00%) Windows
16 60 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
17 56 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 56 (40.00%) Finance
18 50 (35.71%) SQL
19 47 (33.57%) Web Application Development
20 46 (32.86%) CSS
20 46 (32.86%) WinForms

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (6.43%) CMS
2 5 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (18.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (54.29%) SQL Server
2 26 (18.57%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 107 (76.43%) NUnit
2 73 (52.14%) Moq
2 73 (52.14%) Rhino Mocks
3 16 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (7.14%) SpecFlow
5 9 (6.43%) Selenium
6 7 (5.00%) Visual Studio
7 5 (3.57%) Git (software)
7 5 (3.57%) HP UFT
8 4 (2.86%) Grunt
8 4 (2.86%) Ranorex
8 4 (2.86%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.43%) Fiddler
9 2 (1.43%) Firebug
10 1 (0.71%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.71%) Subversion
General
1 56 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (4.29%) Marketing
3 3 (2.14%) Retail
4 1 (0.71%) Electronics
4 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 99 (70.71%) Developer
2 88 (62.86%) .NET Developer
3 38 (27.14%) .NET Software Developer
4 36 (25.71%) C# Developer
5 35 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 27 (19.29%) Software Engineer
7 26 (18.57%) .NET Software Engineer
7 26 (18.57%) C# Software Engineer
8 23 (16.43%) C# WPF Developer
8 23 (16.43%) WPF Developer
9 17 (12.14%) Graduate
9 17 (12.14%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 17 (12.14%) Graduate Developer
9 17 (12.14%) Internet Developer
9 17 (12.14%) Junior
9 17 (12.14%) Junior .NET Developer
9 17 (12.14%) Junior Developer
10 15 (10.71%) Senior Developer
11 12 (8.57%) Tester
12 11 (7.86%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (93.57%) .NET
2 93 (66.43%) ASP.NET
3 82 (58.57%) WCF
4 75 (53.57%) Ninject
4 75 (53.57%) WPF
5 73 (52.14%) Castle Windsor
5 73 (52.14%) Spring.NET
5 73 (52.14%) Unity DI Container
6 60 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 56 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 46 (32.86%) CSS
8 46 (32.86%) WinForms
9 45 (32.14%) Web Services
10 43 (30.71%) .NET Framework
10 43 (30.71%) HTML
11 40 (28.57%) jQuery
12 38 (27.14%) LINQ
13 37 (26.43%) XML
14 35 (25.00%) WF
15 26 (18.57%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 73 (52.14%) Inversion of Control
2 24 (17.14%) Enterprise Software
3 21 (15.00%) Social Network
4 17 (12.14%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.86%) Fintech
6 3 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.14%) W3C
7 2 (1.43%) EPoS
8 1 (0.71%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.71%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 63 (45.00%) Windows
2 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (92.14%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (82.14%) Scrum
3 108 (77.14%) Continuous Integration
4 87 (62.14%) TDD
5 86 (61.43%) Kanban
6 75 (53.57%) Dependency Injection
7 72 (51.43%) MVVM
8 65 (46.43%) MVC
9 47 (33.57%) Web Application Development
10 32 (22.86%) OO
11 27 (19.29%) Software Engineering
12 26 (18.57%) DSDM
12 26 (18.57%) RUP
12 26 (18.57%) Service Delivery
12 26 (18.57%) UML
12 26 (18.57%) Use Case
13 16 (11.43%) Defect Management
14 13 (9.29%) Performance Testing
14 13 (9.29%) Validation
14 13 (9.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 131 (93.57%) C#
2 50 (35.71%) SQL
3 43 (30.71%) JavaScript
4 31 (22.14%) Java
4 31 (22.14%) T-SQL
5 29 (20.71%) VB.NET
6 27 (19.29%) PL/SQL
7 26 (18.57%) C++
8 22 (15.71%) VB
9 1 (0.71%) Python
9 1 (0.71%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (11.43%) ISEB
2 11 (7.86%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (9.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (15.00%) Facebook
1 21 (15.00%) Twitter
2 13 (9.29%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.86%) EPiServer
3 4 (2.86%) Telerik
4 1 (0.71%) SAP
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