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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 203 206 213
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 57 38 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.76% 0.56% 0.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.52% 3.83% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 57 38 39
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 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,700 £40,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
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
1260 992 1215
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.77% 14.72% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1088 872 1069
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.64%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +1 47 £35,000 - 6
Manchester -14 10 £37,250 +24.16% 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 110 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (91.82%) C#
2 101 (91.82%) .NET
3 100 (90.91%) NUnit
4 97 (88.18%) TDD
5 83 (75.45%) Scrum
5 83 (75.45%) Rhino Mocks
6 82 (74.55%) Continuous Integration
6 82 (74.55%) Kanban
7 80 (72.73%) Spring.NET
7 80 (72.73%) Dependency Injection
7 80 (72.73%) Inversion of Control
7 80 (72.73%) Moq
7 80 (72.73%) Castle Windsor
7 80 (72.73%) Ninject
7 80 (72.73%) Unity DI Container
8 76 (69.09%) ASP.NET
9 68 (61.82%) ASP.NET MVC
10 67 (60.91%) WCF
11 66 (60.00%) SQL Server
12 64 (58.18%) MVC
13 59 (53.64%) Windows
14 54 (49.09%) Web Application Development
15 53 (48.18%) MVVM
15 53 (48.18%) WPF
16 51 (46.36%) WinForms
17 40 (36.36%) .NET Framework
17 40 (36.36%) Razor View Engine
18 37 (33.64%) Internet
19 34 (30.91%) Finance

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (4.55%) CMS
1 5 (4.55%) Umbraco
2 2 (1.82%) Node.js
2 2 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (10.91%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 37 (33.64%) Internet
2 2 (1.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 100 (90.91%) NUnit
2 83 (75.45%) Rhino Mocks
3 80 (72.73%) Moq
4 12 (10.91%) SpecFlow
5 10 (9.09%) Selenium
5 10 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (7.27%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (4.55%) JIRA
7 5 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (2.73%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.73%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.82%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.82%) Ant
9 2 (1.82%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.91%) Subversion
General
1 34 (30.91%) Finance
2 12 (10.91%) Billing
2 12 (10.91%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 98 (89.09%) Developer
2 85 (77.27%) .NET Developer
3 25 (22.73%) Graduate
3 25 (22.73%) Junior
3 25 (22.73%) Junior Developer
3 25 (22.73%) Junior .NET Developer
3 25 (22.73%) Graduate Developer
3 25 (22.73%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 9 (8.18%) C# Developer
5 8 (7.27%) Analyst
5 8 (7.27%) Test Analyst
6 7 (6.36%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (6.36%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (6.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (5.45%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.45%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (3.64%) Systems Developer
8 4 (3.64%) Lead Developer
8 4 (3.64%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (91.82%) .NET
2 80 (72.73%) Spring.NET
2 80 (72.73%) Castle Windsor
2 80 (72.73%) Ninject
2 80 (72.73%) Unity DI Container
3 76 (69.09%) ASP.NET
4 68 (61.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 67 (60.91%) WCF
6 53 (48.18%) WPF
7 51 (46.36%) WinForms
8 40 (36.36%) .NET Framework
8 40 (36.36%) Razor View Engine
9 34 (30.91%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 19 (17.27%) HTML
10 19 (17.27%) CSS
11 13 (11.82%) Web Services
12 12 (10.91%) SOAP
12 12 (10.91%) ASP.NET Web API
12 12 (10.91%) REST
13 10 (9.09%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 80 (72.73%) Inversion of Control
2 25 (22.73%) Computer Science
3 21 (19.09%) Social Network
3 21 (19.09%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.55%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 59 (53.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (88.18%) TDD
3 83 (75.45%) Scrum
4 82 (74.55%) Continuous Integration
4 82 (74.55%) Kanban
5 80 (72.73%) Dependency Injection
6 64 (58.18%) MVC
7 54 (49.09%) Web Application Development
8 53 (48.18%) MVVM
9 20 (18.18%) Software Testing
10 15 (13.64%) OO
11 12 (10.91%) OOD
11 12 (10.91%) Refactoring
11 12 (10.91%) BDD
11 12 (10.91%) Test Strategy
11 12 (10.91%) Line Management
11 12 (10.91%) Mentoring
11 12 (10.91%) Coaching
11 12 (10.91%) Time Management
12 10 (9.09%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 101 (91.82%) C#
2 25 (22.73%) VB
2 25 (22.73%) VB.NET
3 21 (19.09%) SQL
4 19 (17.27%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.36%) PowerShell
6 5 (4.55%) PHP
7 2 (1.82%) Java
7 2 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (20.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (17.27%) MCP
2 19 (17.27%) MCSD
3 17 (15.45%) MCAD
3 17 (15.45%) MCTS
4 8 (7.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.27%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (7.27%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.82%) Puppet
2 2 (1.82%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 21 (19.09%) Facebook
1 21 (19.09%) Twitter
2 16 (14.55%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.55%) EPiServer
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