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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 161 197 204
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +7
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 92 46 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.32% 0.71% 0.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.80% 4.50% 5.01%
Number of salaries quoted 92 44 57
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 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
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
1180 1023 1138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.96% 15.69% 15.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1068 886 976
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 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 February 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 February 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 39 £27,500 -21.42% 2
Manchester +21 33 £42,500 +21.42% 9
Merseyside +20 11 £35,000 -41.66% 1
Lancashire +9 9 £40,000 +14.28% 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 139 (95.86%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (86.21%) C#
3 120 (82.76%) NUnit
4 103 (71.03%) TDD
5 102 (70.34%) .NET
6 94 (64.83%) ASP.NET
7 89 (61.38%) MVC
8 88 (60.69%) Moq
9 83 (57.24%) Kanban
9 83 (57.24%) ASP.NET MVC
10 79 (54.48%) Continuous Integration
11 78 (53.79%) Scrum
12 75 (51.72%) Windows
13 74 (51.03%) WCF
13 74 (51.03%) Dependency Injection
13 74 (51.03%) Inversion of Control
13 74 (51.03%) Spring.NET
13 74 (51.03%) Rhino Mocks
13 74 (51.03%) Castle Windsor
13 74 (51.03%) Ninject
13 74 (51.03%) Unity DI Container
14 69 (47.59%) SQL Server
15 64 (44.14%) Web Application Development
16 53 (36.55%) WPF
17 52 (35.86%) MVVM
18 44 (30.34%) SQL
19 43 (29.66%) WinForms
20 40 (27.59%) .NET Framework
21 39 (26.90%) VB
21 39 (26.90%) VB.NET

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 6 (4.14%) IIS
2 5 (3.45%) Node.js
3 4 (2.76%) CMS
3 4 (2.76%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (18.62%) Internet
2 5 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (47.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 120 (82.76%) NUnit
2 88 (60.69%) Moq
3 74 (51.03%) Rhino Mocks
4 16 (11.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (11.03%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (6.21%) SpecFlow
6 6 (4.14%) TeamCity
6 6 (4.14%) Git (software)
7 5 (3.45%) Ant
7 5 (3.45%) Jenkins
7 5 (3.45%) Mercurial
8 4 (2.76%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (2.76%) JIRA
8 4 (2.76%) Selenium
9 2 (1.38%) Subversion
General
1 28 (19.31%) Finance
Job Titles
1 121 (83.45%) Developer
2 79 (54.48%) .NET Developer
3 38 (26.21%) C# Developer
4 31 (21.38%) Graduate
4 31 (21.38%) Junior
4 31 (21.38%) Junior Developer
4 31 (21.38%) Junior .NET Developer
4 31 (21.38%) Graduate Developer
4 31 (21.38%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 19 (13.10%) Analyst
5 19 (13.10%) Test Analyst
6 16 (11.03%) Tester
7 13 (8.97%) QA Tester
7 13 (8.97%) C# .NET Developer
8 12 (8.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 11 (7.59%) Software Tester
10 10 (6.90%) Web Developer
11 9 (6.21%) C# Web Developer
12 8 (5.52%) QA Consultant
12 8 (5.52%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (70.34%) .NET
2 94 (64.83%) ASP.NET
3 83 (57.24%) ASP.NET MVC
4 74 (51.03%) Spring.NET
4 74 (51.03%) WCF
4 74 (51.03%) Castle Windsor
4 74 (51.03%) Ninject
4 74 (51.03%) Unity DI Container
5 53 (36.55%) WPF
6 43 (29.66%) WinForms
7 40 (27.59%) .NET Framework
8 18 (12.41%) CSS
8 18 (12.41%) HTML
9 14 (9.66%) ASP.NET MVC 2
10 10 (6.90%) LINQ
10 10 (6.90%) SOAP
10 10 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (6.90%) REST
11 9 (6.21%) WF
11 9 (6.21%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 74 (51.03%) Inversion of Control
2 32 (22.07%) Computer Science
3 19 (13.10%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (8.97%) Social Network
5 4 (2.76%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.69%) LIMS
6 1 (0.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 75 (51.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (95.86%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (71.03%) TDD
3 89 (61.38%) MVC
4 83 (57.24%) Kanban
5 79 (54.48%) Continuous Integration
6 78 (53.79%) Scrum
7 74 (51.03%) Dependency Injection
8 64 (44.14%) Web Application Development
9 52 (35.86%) MVVM
10 32 (22.07%) OO
11 21 (14.48%) Unit Testing
12 19 (13.10%) Web Development
12 19 (13.10%) Software Engineering
13 16 (11.03%) Software Testing
13 16 (11.03%) Release Management
13 16 (11.03%) Performance Testing
13 16 (11.03%) Test Scripting
14 14 (9.66%) OOD
15 9 (6.21%) DevOps
16 7 (4.83%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 125 (86.21%) C#
2 44 (30.34%) SQL
3 39 (26.90%) VB
3 39 (26.90%) VB.NET
4 27 (18.62%) Java
5 18 (12.41%) JavaScript
6 17 (11.72%) C++
7 9 (6.21%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.45%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.45%) Ruby
8 5 (3.45%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (13.10%) Degree
2 16 (11.03%) ISEB
3 4 (2.76%) VCP4
4 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.10%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (11.03%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.45%) Puppet
2 5 (3.45%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 21 (14.48%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.97%) Facebook
2 13 (8.97%) Twitter
3 4 (2.76%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle
5 1 (0.69%) Infragistics
5 1 (0.69%) Telerik
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