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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 182 200 241
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +41
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 67 46 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.05% 0.65% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.51% 4.51% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 66 46 13
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 £55,000 £39,750 £39,500
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
1216 1020 1134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 19.12% 14.49% 15.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1034 880 980
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,350 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -4 33 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Manchester +28 22 £40,000 +1.26% 5
Lancashire -8 6 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Merseyside +10 5 £40,000 +14.28%
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 133 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (85.53%) C#
3 122 (80.26%) NUnit
4 109 (71.71%) .NET
5 99 (65.13%) TDD
6 98 (64.47%) ASP.NET
7 93 (61.18%) Scrum
7 93 (61.18%) Continuous Integration
8 87 (57.24%) Moq
8 87 (57.24%) SQL Server
8 87 (57.24%) WCF
9 84 (55.26%) MVC
10 83 (54.61%) Kanban
11 80 (52.63%) ASP.NET MVC
12 79 (51.97%) Dependency Injection
12 79 (51.97%) Inversion of Control
12 79 (51.97%) Rhino Mocks
12 79 (51.97%) Spring.NET
12 79 (51.97%) Castle Windsor
12 79 (51.97%) Ninject
12 79 (51.97%) Unity DI Container
13 69 (45.39%) Web Application Development
14 65 (42.76%) Windows
15 57 (37.50%) SQL
16 51 (33.55%) WPF
17 48 (31.58%) MVVM
18 37 (24.34%) WinForms
18 37 (24.34%) Finance
19 36 (23.68%) .NET Framework
20 35 (23.03%) OO

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 3 (1.97%) CMS
1 3 (1.97%) Umbraco
1 3 (1.97%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (1.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (0.66%) IIS
2 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (7.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.97%) Tridion
2 1 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (17.76%) Internet
2 10 (6.58%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (57.24%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.58%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.97%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 122 (80.26%) NUnit
2 87 (57.24%) Moq
3 79 (51.97%) Rhino Mocks
4 19 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (5.92%) HP UFT
6 6 (3.95%) SpecFlow
7 5 (3.29%) Selenium
8 3 (1.97%) Git (software)
8 3 (1.97%) Grunt
9 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.32%) Subversion
10 1 (0.66%) JIRA
10 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
General
1 37 (24.34%) Finance
2 11 (7.24%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.66%) Electronics
3 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.66%) Banking
3 1 (0.66%) Retail
3 1 (0.66%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 110 (72.37%) Developer
2 85 (55.92%) .NET Developer
3 26 (17.11%) Graduate
3 26 (17.11%) Junior
3 26 (17.11%) Junior .NET Developer
3 26 (17.11%) Graduate Developer
3 26 (17.11%) Junior Developer
3 26 (17.11%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 25 (16.45%) C# Developer
5 18 (11.84%) Software Engineer
5 18 (11.84%) Tester
6 15 (9.87%) Analyst
7 14 (9.21%) Test Analyst
8 11 (7.24%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (6.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (6.58%) C# Software Engineer
10 9 (5.92%) Software Tester
10 9 (5.92%) Software Consultant
10 9 (5.92%) QA Tester
10 9 (5.92%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (71.71%) .NET
2 98 (64.47%) ASP.NET
3 87 (57.24%) WCF
4 80 (52.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 79 (51.97%) Spring.NET
5 79 (51.97%) Castle Windsor
5 79 (51.97%) Ninject
5 79 (51.97%) Unity DI Container
6 51 (33.55%) WPF
7 37 (24.34%) WinForms
8 36 (23.68%) .NET Framework
9 22 (14.47%) HTML
10 21 (13.82%) CSS
11 20 (13.16%) LINQ
12 16 (10.53%) jQuery
12 16 (10.53%) WF
12 16 (10.53%) XML
13 11 (7.24%) XSLT
13 11 (7.24%) SOAP
13 11 (7.24%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 79 (51.97%) Inversion of Control
2 26 (17.11%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.24%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (6.58%) Social Network
5 2 (1.32%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.32%) Replication
6 1 (0.66%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.66%) DTV
6 1 (0.66%) LIMS
6 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 65 (42.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (65.13%) TDD
3 93 (61.18%) Scrum
3 93 (61.18%) Continuous Integration
4 84 (55.26%) MVC
5 83 (54.61%) Kanban
6 79 (51.97%) Dependency Injection
7 69 (45.39%) Web Application Development
8 48 (31.58%) MVVM
9 35 (23.03%) OO
10 29 (19.08%) SDLC
11 27 (17.76%) Software Engineering
12 21 (13.82%) Unit Testing
13 16 (10.53%) Software Testing
14 11 (7.24%) Test Scripting
15 10 (6.58%) Web Development
16 9 (5.92%) Performance Testing
16 9 (5.92%) Service Delivery
16 9 (5.92%) Release Management
17 8 (5.26%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 130 (85.53%) C#
2 57 (37.50%) SQL
3 33 (21.71%) VB
3 33 (21.71%) VB.NET
4 29 (19.08%) Java
5 26 (17.11%) C++
6 22 (14.47%) JavaScript
7 16 (10.53%) T-SQL
8 11 (7.24%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.97%) XPath
10 1 (0.66%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (13.16%) Degree
2 18 (11.84%) ISEB
3 2 (1.32%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.58%) Facebook
2 10 (6.58%) Twitter
3 3 (1.97%) Adobe
3 3 (1.97%) EPiServer
3 3 (1.97%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle
4 1 (0.66%) SAP
4 1 (0.66%) Infragistics
4 1 (0.66%) Telerik
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