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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
England / North West
Rank 184 156 187
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +31
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 63 76 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.06% 1.40% 1.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.92% 7.43% 6.05%
Number of salaries quoted 61 75 74
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%

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
1280 1023 1223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.60% 18.79% 18.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1123 897 1114
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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
Manchester -6 41 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Cheshire -15 16 £35,000 -
Merseyside - 6 £52,500 - 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 143 (96.62%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (92.57%) .NET
3 132 (89.19%) C#
4 129 (87.16%) NUnit
5 123 (83.11%) Continuous Integration
6 121 (81.76%) Scrum
7 106 (71.62%) TDD
8 100 (67.57%) WPF
9 96 (64.86%) Kanban
10 91 (61.49%) MVVM
11 90 (60.81%) Dependency Injection
12 89 (60.14%) Inversion of Control
12 89 (60.14%) Rhino Mocks
12 89 (60.14%) Moq
12 89 (60.14%) Ninject
13 88 (59.46%) Spring.NET
13 88 (59.46%) Unity DI Container
13 88 (59.46%) Castle Windsor
14 86 (58.11%) Windows
15 82 (55.41%) WCF
16 80 (54.05%) SQL Server
17 76 (51.35%) ASP.NET
18 66 (44.59%) WinForms
19 51 (34.46%) MVC
19 51 (34.46%) VB
19 51 (34.46%) VB.NET
19 51 (34.46%) ASP.NET MVC
20 49 (33.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
21 48 (32.43%) SQL Server 2014
22 45 (30.41%) SQL

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 (6.08%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (2.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.35%) SaaS
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.68%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 26 (17.57%) Internet
2 5 (3.38%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (54.05%) SQL Server
2 48 (32.43%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.35%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 129 (87.16%) NUnit
2 89 (60.14%) Moq
2 89 (60.14%) Rhino Mocks
3 12 (8.11%) Selenium
4 11 (7.43%) HP UFT
4 11 (7.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (5.41%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.35%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 29 (19.59%) Marketing
2 27 (18.24%) Finance
3 5 (3.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.68%) Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (75.00%) Developer
2 107 (72.30%) .NET Developer
3 58 (39.19%) .NET Software Developer
4 29 (19.59%) C# Developer
5 25 (16.89%) .NET Software Engineer
5 25 (16.89%) C# .NET Developer
5 25 (16.89%) C# Software Engineer
5 25 (16.89%) Software Engineer
6 18 (12.16%) Graduate
6 18 (12.16%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 18 (12.16%) Graduate Developer
6 18 (12.16%) Internet Developer
6 18 (12.16%) Junior
6 18 (12.16%) Junior .NET Developer
6 18 (12.16%) Junior Developer
7 12 (8.11%) Analyst
7 12 (8.11%) Software Analyst
7 12 (8.11%) Software Test Analyst
7 12 (8.11%) Test Analyst
8 11 (7.43%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (92.57%) .NET
2 100 (67.57%) WPF
3 89 (60.14%) Ninject
4 88 (59.46%) Castle Windsor
4 88 (59.46%) Spring.NET
4 88 (59.46%) Unity DI Container
5 82 (55.41%) WCF
6 76 (51.35%) ASP.NET
7 66 (44.59%) WinForms
8 51 (34.46%) ASP.NET MVC
9 49 (33.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 43 (29.05%) LINQ
11 42 (28.38%) WF
12 37 (25.00%) jQuery
12 37 (25.00%) XML
13 36 (24.32%) CSS
13 36 (24.32%) HTML
14 35 (23.65%) .NET Framework
15 26 (17.57%) Web Services
16 25 (16.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 89 (60.14%) Inversion of Control
2 20 (13.51%) Computer Science
3 15 (10.14%) Tandem
4 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.68%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 86 (58.11%) Windows
2 1 (0.68%) Android
2 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (96.62%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (83.11%) Continuous Integration
3 121 (81.76%) Scrum
4 106 (71.62%) TDD
5 96 (64.86%) Kanban
6 91 (61.49%) MVVM
7 90 (60.81%) Dependency Injection
8 51 (34.46%) MVC
9 40 (27.03%) Web Application Development
10 34 (22.97%) OO
11 25 (16.89%) DSDM
11 25 (16.89%) RUP
11 25 (16.89%) Service Delivery
11 25 (16.89%) Software Engineering
11 25 (16.89%) UML
11 25 (16.89%) Use Case
12 12 (8.11%) Manual Testing
12 12 (8.11%) Test Scripting
13 11 (7.43%) Performance Testing
13 11 (7.43%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 132 (89.19%) C#
2 51 (34.46%) VB
2 51 (34.46%) VB.NET
3 45 (30.41%) SQL
4 38 (25.68%) JavaScript
5 34 (22.97%) C++
5 34 (22.97%) Java
6 33 (22.30%) PL/SQL
6 33 (22.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (7.43%) ISEB
2 2 (1.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.19%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (7.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (12.84%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.35%) Xamarin
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