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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
England / North West
Rank 196 166 171
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +5
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 47 65 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 1.15% 1.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.84% 5.51% 7.07%
Number of salaries quoted 45 63 86
Median salary £47,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £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
1223 1179 1216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.62% 20.90% 17.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1036 1042 1106
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 £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -18 38 £46,250 -7.50% 4
Merseyside 0 5 £52,500 +23.52%
Cheshire -11 4 £35,000 -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 120 (95.24%) .NET
1 120 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (92.06%) NUnit
3 115 (91.27%) C#
4 107 (84.92%) Continuous Integration
5 104 (82.54%) Scrum
6 92 (73.02%) WPF
7 87 (69.05%) TDD
8 84 (66.67%) MVVM
9 78 (61.90%) Kanban
10 76 (60.32%) Dependency Injection
11 75 (59.52%) Inversion of Control
12 74 (58.73%) Unity DI Container
13 73 (57.94%) Rhino Mocks
13 73 (57.94%) Moq
13 73 (57.94%) Ninject
14 72 (57.14%) Castle Windsor
14 72 (57.14%) Spring.NET
15 69 (54.76%) SQL Server
15 69 (54.76%) Windows
16 68 (53.97%) WCF
17 61 (48.41%) ASP.NET
18 56 (44.44%) WinForms
19 46 (36.51%) SQL Server 2014
20 42 (33.33%) SQL
21 41 (32.54%) LINQ
22 40 (31.75%) VB
22 40 (31.75%) VB.NET
22 40 (31.75%) XML
23 38 (30.16%) MVC

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 8 (6.35%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (3.97%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.59%) SaaS
2 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.79%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.70%) Internet
2 5 (3.97%) Broadband
3 2 (1.59%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.59%) RS-232
3 2 (1.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (54.76%) SQL Server
2 46 (36.51%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.59%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.59%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.59%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 116 (92.06%) NUnit
2 73 (57.94%) Moq
2 73 (57.94%) Rhino Mocks
3 8 (6.35%) Selenium
3 8 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (4.76%) HP UFT
5 4 (3.17%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.59%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Blend
6 2 (1.59%) MSI
6 2 (1.59%) NuGet
6 2 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.59%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.59%) WiX
General
1 28 (22.22%) Finance
2 26 (20.63%) Marketing
3 5 (3.97%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (73.81%) Developer
2 89 (70.63%) .NET Developer
3 42 (33.33%) .NET Software Developer
4 26 (20.63%) .NET Software Engineer
4 26 (20.63%) C# Developer
4 26 (20.63%) C# Software Engineer
4 26 (20.63%) Software Engineer
5 22 (17.46%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (9.52%) Graduate
6 12 (9.52%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 12 (9.52%) Graduate Developer
6 12 (9.52%) Internet Developer
6 12 (9.52%) Junior
6 12 (9.52%) Junior .NET Developer
6 12 (9.52%) Junior Developer
7 11 (8.73%) WinForms Developer
8 7 (5.56%) Analyst
8 7 (5.56%) Software Analyst
8 7 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
8 7 (5.56%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (95.24%) .NET
2 92 (73.02%) WPF
3 74 (58.73%) Unity DI Container
4 73 (57.94%) Ninject
5 72 (57.14%) Castle Windsor
5 72 (57.14%) Spring.NET
6 68 (53.97%) WCF
7 61 (48.41%) ASP.NET
8 56 (44.44%) WinForms
9 41 (32.54%) LINQ
10 40 (31.75%) XML
11 38 (30.16%) WF
12 35 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
13 34 (26.98%) jQuery
14 33 (26.19%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 33 (26.19%) CSS
14 33 (26.19%) HTML
15 30 (23.81%) Web Services
16 28 (22.22%) Silverlight
17 27 (21.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.70%) Tandem
2 14 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.59%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.59%) Industrial Internet of Things
3 2 (1.59%) Internet of Things
4 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.79%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 69 (54.76%) Windows
2 2 (1.59%) Linux
2 2 (1.59%) Mac OS
2 2 (1.59%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 1 (0.79%) Android
3 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (84.92%) Continuous Integration
3 104 (82.54%) Scrum
4 87 (69.05%) TDD
5 84 (66.67%) MVVM
6 78 (61.90%) Kanban
7 76 (60.32%) Dependency Injection
8 75 (59.52%) Inversion of Control
9 38 (30.16%) MVC
10 36 (28.57%) OO
11 28 (22.22%) RUP
11 28 (22.22%) Software Engineering
11 28 (22.22%) UML
11 28 (22.22%) Web Application Development
12 26 (20.63%) DSDM
12 26 (20.63%) Service Delivery
12 26 (20.63%) Use Case
13 8 (6.35%) ETL
14 7 (5.56%) Manual Testing
14 7 (5.56%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 115 (91.27%) C#
2 42 (33.33%) SQL
3 40 (31.75%) VB
3 40 (31.75%) VB.NET
4 36 (28.57%) C++
5 35 (27.78%) JavaScript
6 34 (26.98%) Java
7 33 (26.19%) PL/SQL
7 33 (26.19%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.59%) C
8 2 (1.59%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (4.76%) ISEB
2 4 (3.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (17.46%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.59%) Xamarin
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