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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 182 204 224
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +20
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 68 40 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.92% 0.59% 0.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.32% 3.99% 3.80%
Number of salaries quoted 68 40 52
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
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
1277 1002 1367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.33% 14.75% 17.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1139 876 1227
Average salary £37,500 £36,021 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.10% +2.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,450 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +4 42 £35,000 - 2
Manchester -6 16 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Lancashire - 5 £40,000 - 2
Merseyside - 5 £27,500 - 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 130 (99.24%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (90.84%) C#
2 119 (90.84%) NUnit
3 109 (83.21%) .NET
4 107 (81.68%) TDD
5 91 (69.47%) Continuous Integration
5 91 (69.47%) Kanban
5 91 (69.47%) Moq
6 87 (66.41%) Rhino Mocks
6 87 (66.41%) ASP.NET
6 87 (66.41%) Scrum
7 86 (65.65%) Dependency Injection
7 86 (65.65%) Inversion of Control
7 86 (65.65%) Unity DI Container
7 86 (65.65%) Spring.NET
7 86 (65.65%) Castle Windsor
7 86 (65.65%) Ninject
8 78 (59.54%) ASP.NET MVC
8 78 (59.54%) MVC
9 71 (54.20%) WCF
10 70 (53.44%) Windows
11 68 (51.91%) SQL Server
12 62 (47.33%) Web Application Development
13 61 (46.56%) MVVM
13 61 (46.56%) WPF
14 55 (41.98%) WinForms
15 42 (32.06%) .NET Framework
16 35 (26.72%) Finance
17 33 (25.19%) Internet
18 31 (23.66%) Computer Science

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.82%) IIS
1 5 (3.82%) CMS
1 5 (3.82%) Umbraco
1 5 (3.82%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (6.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (25.19%) Internet
2 5 (3.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (51.91%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 119 (90.84%) NUnit
2 91 (69.47%) Moq
3 87 (66.41%) Rhino Mocks
4 11 (8.40%) SpecFlow
4 11 (8.40%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (8.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (4.58%) Selenium
5 6 (4.58%) TeamCity
5 6 (4.58%) Git (software)
6 5 (3.82%) Mercurial
6 5 (3.82%) Ant
6 5 (3.82%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.82%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (3.82%) JIRA
7 1 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 35 (26.72%) Finance
2 8 (6.11%) Billing
2 8 (6.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 114 (87.02%) Developer
2 89 (67.94%) .NET Developer
3 30 (22.90%) Graduate
3 30 (22.90%) Junior
3 30 (22.90%) Junior Developer
3 30 (22.90%) Junior .NET Developer
3 30 (22.90%) Graduate Developer
3 30 (22.90%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 20 (15.27%) C# Developer
5 11 (8.40%) Analyst
5 11 (8.40%) Test Analyst
6 8 (6.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (6.11%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (5.34%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (3.82%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (3.82%) Senior Developer
8 5 (3.82%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (3.05%) Lead Developer
9 4 (3.05%) Web Developer
9 4 (3.05%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (83.21%) .NET
2 87 (66.41%) ASP.NET
3 86 (65.65%) Spring.NET
3 86 (65.65%) Castle Windsor
3 86 (65.65%) Ninject
3 86 (65.65%) Unity DI Container
4 78 (59.54%) ASP.NET MVC
5 71 (54.20%) WCF
6 61 (46.56%) WPF
7 55 (41.98%) WinForms
8 42 (32.06%) .NET Framework
9 25 (19.08%) Razor View Engine
10 20 (15.27%) CSS
10 20 (15.27%) HTML
11 16 (12.21%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 13 (9.92%) REST
12 13 (9.92%) SOAP
13 11 (8.40%) ASP.NET Web API
14 8 (6.11%) LINQ
15 7 (5.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 86 (65.65%) Inversion of Control
2 31 (23.66%) Computer Science
3 24 (18.32%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (14.50%) Social Network
5 5 (3.82%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 70 (53.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (99.24%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (81.68%) TDD
3 91 (69.47%) Continuous Integration
3 91 (69.47%) Kanban
4 87 (66.41%) Scrum
5 86 (65.65%) Dependency Injection
6 78 (59.54%) MVC
7 62 (47.33%) Web Application Development
8 61 (46.56%) MVVM
9 22 (16.79%) OO
10 19 (14.50%) Software Testing
11 13 (9.92%) OOD
11 13 (9.92%) Unit Testing
12 11 (8.40%) Test Scripting
12 11 (8.40%) BDD
12 11 (8.40%) Release Management
12 11 (8.40%) Performance Testing
13 10 (7.63%) Web Development
14 8 (6.11%) Refactoring
14 8 (6.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 119 (90.84%) C#
2 30 (22.90%) VB
2 30 (22.90%) VB.NET
3 28 (21.37%) SQL
4 20 (15.27%) JavaScript
5 14 (10.69%) Java
6 10 (7.63%) PowerShell
7 7 (5.34%) C++
8 5 (3.82%) PHP
8 5 (3.82%) Ruby
9 2 (1.53%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (9.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (8.40%) ISEB
3 8 (6.11%) MCTS
3 8 (6.11%) Degree
3 8 (6.11%) MCP
3 8 (6.11%) MCAD
3 8 (6.11%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.40%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (8.40%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.82%) Puppet
2 5 (3.82%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 20 (15.27%) Microsoft
2 19 (14.50%) Facebook
2 19 (14.50%) Twitter
3 5 (3.82%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle
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