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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 194 203 232
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +29
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 59 52 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.82% 0.70% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.07% 4.82% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 57 52 11
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -27.77%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Development Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1164 1078 1142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.08% 14.57% 16.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1012 929 998
Average salary £37,500 £34,189 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.68% -2.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +28 37 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Manchester -9 12 £35,000 +7.69%
Lancashire 0 7 £31,500 -10.00%
Merseyside -14 3 £60,000 +50.00%
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 92 (100.00%) C#
1 92 (100.00%) .NET
2 91 (98.91%) ASP.NET
3 89 (96.74%) NUnit
4 81 (88.04%) Continuous Integration
5 80 (86.96%) MVC
5 80 (86.96%) ASP.NET MVC
5 80 (86.96%) Moq
6 78 (84.78%) TDD
7 77 (83.70%) Kanban
7 77 (83.70%) Scrum
7 77 (83.70%) Rhino Mocks
7 77 (83.70%) Castle Windsor
7 77 (83.70%) Ninject
7 77 (83.70%) Dependency Injection
7 77 (83.70%) Inversion of Control
7 77 (83.70%) Spring.NET
7 77 (83.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 77 (83.70%) Unity DI Container
8 59 (64.13%) SQL Server
9 54 (58.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 54 (58.70%) MCP
9 54 (58.70%) MCAD
9 54 (58.70%) MCSD
9 54 (58.70%) MCTS
9 54 (58.70%) WCF
10 48 (52.17%) WPF
10 48 (52.17%) Razor View Engine
10 48 (52.17%) Web Application Development
10 48 (52.17%) MVVM

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 10 (10.87%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (64.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 89 (96.74%) NUnit
2 80 (86.96%) Moq
3 77 (83.70%) Rhino Mocks
4 4 (4.35%) MSBuild
4 4 (4.35%) TeamCity
4 4 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.26%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (4.35%) Finance
2 3 (3.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 89 (96.74%) Developer
2 88 (95.65%) .NET Developer
3 19 (20.65%) Junior
3 19 (20.65%) Graduate
3 19 (20.65%) Junior Developer
3 19 (20.65%) Junior .NET Developer
3 19 (20.65%) Graduate Developer
3 19 (20.65%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 3 (3.26%) Architect
4 3 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (2.17%) C# Developer
5 2 (2.17%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (1.09%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (1.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (1.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (100.00%) .NET
2 91 (98.91%) ASP.NET
3 80 (86.96%) ASP.NET MVC
4 77 (83.70%) Spring.NET
4 77 (83.70%) Castle Windsor
4 77 (83.70%) Ninject
4 77 (83.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 77 (83.70%) Unity DI Container
5 54 (58.70%) WCF
6 48 (52.17%) WPF
6 48 (52.17%) Razor View Engine
7 47 (51.09%) WinForms
8 23 (25.00%) .NET Framework
9 4 (4.35%) RESTful
9 4 (4.35%) HTML
9 4 (4.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (4.35%) SOAP
9 4 (4.35%) Web Services
9 4 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (4.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 77 (83.70%) Inversion of Control
2 19 (20.65%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.26%) Tandem
4 3 (3.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 47 (51.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (88.04%) Continuous Integration
2 80 (86.96%) MVC
3 78 (84.78%) TDD
4 77 (83.70%) Scrum
4 77 (83.70%) Kanban
4 77 (83.70%) Dependency Injection
5 48 (52.17%) MVVM
5 48 (52.17%) Web Application Development
6 39 (42.39%) OO
7 28 (30.43%) OOD
8 26 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (27.17%) OOP
9 25 (27.17%) OOA/OOD
10 1 (1.09%) Software Engineering
10 1 (1.09%) Web Development
10 1 (1.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 92 (100.00%) C#
2 20 (21.74%) VB.NET
3 16 (17.39%) VB
4 11 (11.96%) SQL
5 4 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.09%) C++
6 1 (1.09%) Java
6 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (58.70%) MCP
1 54 (58.70%) MCAD
1 54 (58.70%) MCSD
1 54 (58.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 54 (58.70%) MCTS
Vendors
1 5 (5.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.35%) Oracle
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