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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 178 186 199
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +13
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 77 78 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.21% 1.17% 0.85%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.68% 6.00% 4.83%
Number of salaries quoted 77 78 62
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
1356 1301 1284
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.30% 19.48% 17.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1208 1165 1109
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +24 39 £30,500 -12.85% 3
Manchester +11 38 £47,500 +5.55% 3
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 146 (95.42%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (94.77%) C#
2 145 (94.77%) .NET
3 134 (87.58%) Scrum
4 130 (84.97%) NUnit
5 125 (81.70%) Continuous Integration
6 110 (71.90%) TDD
7 108 (70.59%) Kanban
8 99 (64.71%) WPF
9 98 (64.05%) Dependency Injection
9 98 (64.05%) Ninject
10 96 (62.75%) Rhino Mocks
10 96 (62.75%) Moq
10 96 (62.75%) Inversion of Control
10 96 (62.75%) Castle Windsor
10 96 (62.75%) Unity DI Container
10 96 (62.75%) Spring.NET
11 95 (62.09%) MVVM
11 95 (62.09%) ASP.NET
12 93 (60.78%) WCF
13 88 (57.52%) Windows
14 82 (53.59%) SQL Server
15 69 (45.10%) WinForms
16 66 (43.14%) MVC
16 66 (43.14%) ASP.NET MVC
17 65 (42.48%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 54 (35.29%) Web Application Development
19 53 (34.64%) VB.NET
20 50 (32.68%) VB
21 46 (30.07%) .NET Framework

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 2 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.65%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (2.61%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (24.84%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (53.59%) SQL Server
2 42 (27.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 130 (84.97%) NUnit
2 96 (62.75%) Moq
2 96 (62.75%) Rhino Mocks
3 15 (9.80%) Selenium
4 11 (7.19%) SpecFlow
4 11 (7.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (5.23%) HP UFT
6 3 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 44 (28.76%) Finance
2 23 (15.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 118 (77.12%) Developer
2 115 (75.16%) .NET Developer
3 63 (41.18%) .NET Software Developer
4 36 (23.53%) C# .NET Developer
4 36 (23.53%) C# Developer
5 27 (17.65%) Graduate
5 27 (17.65%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 27 (17.65%) Graduate Developer
5 27 (17.65%) Internet Developer
5 27 (17.65%) Junior
5 27 (17.65%) Junior .NET Developer
5 27 (17.65%) Junior Developer
6 26 (16.99%) .NET Software Engineer
6 26 (16.99%) C# Software Engineer
6 26 (16.99%) Software Engineer
7 18 (11.76%) C# WPF Developer
7 18 (11.76%) WPF Developer
8 13 (8.50%) C# Software Developer
8 13 (8.50%) Software Developer
9 11 (7.19%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (94.77%) .NET
2 99 (64.71%) WPF
3 98 (64.05%) Ninject
4 96 (62.75%) Castle Windsor
4 96 (62.75%) Spring.NET
4 96 (62.75%) Unity DI Container
5 95 (62.09%) ASP.NET
6 93 (60.78%) WCF
7 69 (45.10%) WinForms
8 66 (43.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 65 (42.48%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 46 (30.07%) .NET Framework
11 41 (26.80%) CSS
11 41 (26.80%) jQuery
11 41 (26.80%) LINQ
12 40 (26.14%) HTML
13 39 (25.49%) WF
14 31 (20.26%) XML
15 29 (18.95%) Web Services
16 26 (16.99%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 96 (62.75%) Inversion of Control
2 29 (18.95%) Computer Science
3 14 (9.15%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (9.15%) Social Network
4 5 (3.27%) Tandem
5 1 (0.65%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 88 (57.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (95.42%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (87.58%) Scrum
3 125 (81.70%) Continuous Integration
4 110 (71.90%) TDD
5 108 (70.59%) Kanban
6 98 (64.05%) Dependency Injection
7 95 (62.09%) MVVM
8 66 (43.14%) MVC
9 54 (35.29%) Web Application Development
10 29 (18.95%) OO
11 26 (16.99%) DSDM
11 26 (16.99%) RUP
11 26 (16.99%) Service Delivery
11 26 (16.99%) Software Engineering
11 26 (16.99%) UML
11 26 (16.99%) Use Case
12 11 (7.19%) DevOps
12 11 (7.19%) Pair Programming
12 11 (7.19%) Performance Testing
12 11 (7.19%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 145 (94.77%) C#
2 53 (34.64%) VB.NET
3 50 (32.68%) VB
4 41 (26.80%) JavaScript
4 41 (26.80%) SQL
5 28 (18.30%) C++
5 28 (18.30%) Java
5 28 (18.30%) PL/SQL
5 28 (18.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (7.19%) ISEB
2 3 (1.96%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.31%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (7.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (9.15%) Facebook
1 14 (9.15%) Twitter
2 9 (5.88%) Microsoft
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Rochdale
ECOM
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago