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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 183 151 206
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +55
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 76 91 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.22% 1.48% 0.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.52% 7.63% 4.36%
Number of salaries quoted 76 91 57
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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 £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +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
1376 1193 1306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.00% 19.37% 17.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1234 1037 1157
Median salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +3 40 £35,000 - 3
Manchester -11 34 £42,500 -15.00% 5
Merseyside -13 2 £41,250 -1.78% 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 145 (97.32%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (92.62%) C#
2 138 (92.62%) .NET
3 127 (85.23%) Scrum
3 127 (85.23%) NUnit
4 122 (81.88%) Continuous Integration
5 108 (72.48%) TDD
6 102 (68.46%) Kanban
7 95 (63.76%) WPF
8 92 (61.74%) Dependency Injection
8 92 (61.74%) Ninject
9 91 (61.07%) Inversion of Control
9 91 (61.07%) Castle Windsor
9 91 (61.07%) Rhino Mocks
9 91 (61.07%) Moq
9 91 (61.07%) Spring.NET
9 91 (61.07%) WCF
9 91 (61.07%) Unity DI Container
10 90 (60.40%) MVVM
11 88 (59.06%) ASP.NET
11 88 (59.06%) Windows
12 80 (53.69%) SQL Server
13 65 (43.62%) WinForms
14 63 (42.28%) ASP.NET MVC
14 63 (42.28%) MVC
15 61 (40.94%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 50 (33.56%) Web Application Development
16 50 (33.56%) VB
16 50 (33.56%) VB.NET
17 42 (28.19%) LINQ

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 5 (3.36%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.34%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.67%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.67%) CloudFront
2 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (23.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (53.69%) SQL Server
2 41 (27.52%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.34%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 127 (85.23%) NUnit
2 91 (61.07%) Moq
2 91 (61.07%) Rhino Mocks
3 15 (10.07%) Selenium
4 11 (7.38%) HP UFT
4 11 (7.38%) SpecFlow
4 11 (7.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.34%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 30 (20.13%) Finance
2 27 (18.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 112 (75.17%) Developer
2 110 (73.83%) .NET Developer
3 64 (42.95%) .NET Software Developer
4 33 (22.15%) C# Developer
5 31 (20.81%) C# .NET Developer
6 25 (16.78%) .NET Software Engineer
6 25 (16.78%) C# Software Engineer
6 25 (16.78%) Software Engineer
7 24 (16.11%) Graduate
7 24 (16.11%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 24 (16.11%) Graduate Developer
7 24 (16.11%) Internet Developer
7 24 (16.11%) Junior
7 24 (16.11%) Junior .NET Developer
7 24 (16.11%) Junior Developer
8 12 (8.05%) Analyst
8 12 (8.05%) C# Software Developer
8 12 (8.05%) Software Developer
8 12 (8.05%) Software Test Analyst
8 12 (8.05%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (92.62%) .NET
2 95 (63.76%) WPF
3 92 (61.74%) Ninject
4 91 (61.07%) Castle Windsor
4 91 (61.07%) Spring.NET
4 91 (61.07%) Unity DI Container
4 91 (61.07%) WCF
5 88 (59.06%) ASP.NET
6 65 (43.62%) WinForms
7 63 (42.28%) ASP.NET MVC
8 61 (40.94%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 42 (28.19%) LINQ
10 41 (27.52%) WF
11 40 (26.85%) .NET Framework
11 40 (26.85%) jQuery
12 39 (26.17%) CSS
12 39 (26.17%) HTML
13 33 (22.15%) XML
14 26 (17.45%) Web Services
15 25 (16.78%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 91 (61.07%) Inversion of Control
2 26 (17.45%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.38%) Tandem
4 4 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.68%) Social Network
5 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.67%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 88 (59.06%) Windows
2 1 (0.67%) Android
2 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (97.32%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (85.23%) Scrum
3 122 (81.88%) Continuous Integration
4 108 (72.48%) TDD
5 102 (68.46%) Kanban
6 92 (61.74%) Dependency Injection
7 90 (60.40%) MVVM
8 63 (42.28%) MVC
9 50 (33.56%) Web Application Development
10 30 (20.13%) OO
11 25 (16.78%) DSDM
11 25 (16.78%) RUP
11 25 (16.78%) Service Delivery
11 25 (16.78%) Software Engineering
11 25 (16.78%) UML
11 25 (16.78%) Use Case
12 12 (8.05%) Manual Testing
12 12 (8.05%) Test Scripting
13 11 (7.38%) Performance Testing
13 11 (7.38%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 138 (92.62%) C#
2 50 (33.56%) VB
2 50 (33.56%) VB.NET
3 41 (27.52%) JavaScript
3 41 (27.52%) SQL
4 30 (20.13%) C++
4 30 (20.13%) Java
4 30 (20.13%) PL/SQL
4 30 (20.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (7.38%) ISEB
2 2 (1.34%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (7.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (10.07%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.68%) Facebook
2 4 (2.68%) Twitter
3 2 (1.34%) Xamarin
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