The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 180 230 222
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -8
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 62 12 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.86% 0.17% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.37% 1.12% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 62 12 32
Average salary £35,000 £25,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -25.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £40,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Development Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1154 1072 1163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.10% 14.93% 15.51%
Number of salaries quoted 995 931 1015
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
MSTest
England

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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 +34 49 £35,000 +40.00% 4
Manchester - 10 £39,500 - 1
Merseyside - 3 £35,000 -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

1 112 (95.73%) C#
1 112 (95.73%) .NET
2 107 (91.45%) NUnit
3 102 (87.18%) TDD
4 98 (83.76%) ASP.NET
5 92 (78.63%) Scrum
5 92 (78.63%) Continuous Integration
5 92 (78.63%) Rhino Mocks
5 92 (78.63%) Moq
6 89 (76.07%) Dependency Injection
6 89 (76.07%) Inversion of Control
6 89 (76.07%) Spring.NET
6 89 (76.07%) Kanban
6 89 (76.07%) Castle Windsor
6 89 (76.07%) Ninject
6 89 (76.07%) Unity DI Container
7 88 (75.21%) ASP.NET MVC
8 81 (69.23%) MVC
9 78 (66.67%) WCF
10 71 (60.68%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 70 (59.83%) SQL Server
12 61 (52.14%) Web Application Development
12 61 (52.14%) Razor View Engine
13 60 (51.28%) Windows
14 55 (47.01%) WinForms
14 55 (47.01%) MVVM
14 55 (47.01%) WPF
15 45 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
16 41 (35.04%) .NET Framework
17 37 (31.62%) Microsoft Certification

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 17 (14.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 36 (30.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (59.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.42%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.42%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 107 (91.45%) NUnit
2 92 (78.63%) Rhino Mocks
2 92 (78.63%) Moq
3 10 (8.55%) Selenium
3 10 (8.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (8.55%) SpecFlow
4 5 (4.27%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (3.42%) TeamCity
5 4 (3.42%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (2.56%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.56%) MSBuild
General
1 23 (19.66%) Finance
2 10 (8.55%) Marketing
2 10 (8.55%) Billing
3 3 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 105 (89.74%) Developer
2 97 (82.91%) .NET Developer
3 28 (23.93%) Graduate
3 28 (23.93%) Junior .NET Developer
3 28 (23.93%) Graduate Developer
3 28 (23.93%) Junior Developer
3 28 (23.93%) Junior
3 28 (23.93%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 6 (5.13%) Senior Developer
5 5 (4.27%) Analyst
5 5 (4.27%) Test Analyst
5 5 (4.27%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (4.27%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (3.42%) .NET Development Manager
6 4 (3.42%) Systems Developer
6 4 (3.42%) Development Manager
7 3 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (2.56%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (2.56%) C# Developer
7 3 (2.56%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (95.73%) .NET
2 98 (83.76%) ASP.NET
3 89 (76.07%) Spring.NET
3 89 (76.07%) Castle Windsor
3 89 (76.07%) Ninject
3 89 (76.07%) Unity DI Container
4 88 (75.21%) ASP.NET MVC
5 78 (66.67%) WCF
6 71 (60.68%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 61 (52.14%) Razor View Engine
8 55 (47.01%) WinForms
8 55 (47.01%) WPF
9 41 (35.04%) .NET Framework
10 17 (14.53%) Web Services
11 14 (11.97%) REST
11 14 (11.97%) ASP.NET Web API
11 14 (11.97%) SOAP
12 13 (11.11%) CSS
12 13 (11.11%) HTML
12 13 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 89 (76.07%) Inversion of Control
2 28 (23.93%) Computer Science
3 13 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (9.40%) Social Network
5 3 (2.56%) Tandem
5 3 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 60 (51.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (87.18%) TDD
2 92 (78.63%) Scrum
2 92 (78.63%) Continuous Integration
3 89 (76.07%) Dependency Injection
3 89 (76.07%) Kanban
4 81 (69.23%) MVC
5 61 (52.14%) Web Application Development
6 55 (47.01%) MVVM
7 45 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (28.21%) OO
9 23 (19.66%) OOD
10 15 (12.82%) Software Testing
11 10 (8.55%) Refactoring
11 10 (8.55%) Time Management
11 10 (8.55%) OWASP
11 10 (8.55%) BDD
11 10 (8.55%) Test Strategy
11 10 (8.55%) UML
11 10 (8.55%) OOP
11 10 (8.55%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 112 (95.73%) C#
2 33 (28.21%) VB.NET
3 29 (24.79%) VB
4 25 (21.37%) SQL
5 13 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 37 (31.62%) Microsoft Certification
1 37 (31.62%) MCP
1 37 (31.62%) MCSD
2 35 (29.91%) MCAD
2 35 (29.91%) MCTS
3 5 (4.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (4.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (11.97%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.40%) Facebook
2 11 (9.40%) Twitter
3 4 (3.42%) Oracle
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