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 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 175 201 199
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -2
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 71 56 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.21% 0.85% 0.81%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.08% 4.60% 5.23%
Number of salaries quoted 71 56 58
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £40,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1167 1217 1110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 19.85% 18.53% 15.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1043 1042 959
Median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Manchester +18 36 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Cheshire +43 35 £35,000 +7.69% 3
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 139 (100.00%) C#
2 138 (99.28%) .NET
3 130 (93.53%) Agile Software Development
4 126 (90.65%) Scrum
5 114 (82.01%) Continuous Integration
6 113 (81.29%) NUnit
7 102 (73.38%) TDD
8 101 (72.66%) Kanban
9 97 (69.78%) ASP.NET
10 86 (61.87%) WCF
11 85 (61.15%) WPF
11 85 (61.15%) Dependency Injection
11 85 (61.15%) Ninject
12 83 (59.71%) Castle Windsor
12 83 (59.71%) Unity DI Container
12 83 (59.71%) Inversion of Control
12 83 (59.71%) Rhino Mocks
12 83 (59.71%) Moq
12 83 (59.71%) Spring.NET
13 82 (58.99%) MVVM
14 80 (57.55%) SQL Server
15 71 (51.08%) Windows
16 68 (48.92%) MVC
17 65 (46.76%) ASP.NET MVC
18 61 (43.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 57 (41.01%) WinForms
20 55 (39.57%) Finance
21 50 (35.97%) .NET Framework
22 47 (33.81%) Web Application Development
23 45 (32.37%) CSS

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 6 (4.32%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (25.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (57.55%) SQL Server
2 36 (25.90%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 113 (81.29%) NUnit
2 83 (59.71%) Moq
2 83 (59.71%) Rhino Mocks
3 15 (10.79%) SpecFlow
4 14 (10.07%) Selenium
5 7 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (5.04%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.44%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.44%) Grunt
7 1 (0.72%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.72%) SoapUI
General
1 55 (39.57%) Finance
2 15 (10.79%) Marketing
3 1 (0.72%) Electronics
3 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 113 (81.29%) Developer
2 103 (74.10%) .NET Developer
3 54 (38.85%) .NET Software Developer
4 42 (30.22%) C# Developer
5 41 (29.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 25 (17.99%) .NET Software Engineer
6 25 (17.99%) C# Software Engineer
6 25 (17.99%) Software Engineer
7 24 (17.27%) C# WPF Developer
7 24 (17.27%) WPF Developer
8 21 (15.11%) Graduate
8 21 (15.11%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 21 (15.11%) Graduate Developer
8 21 (15.11%) Internet Developer
8 21 (15.11%) Junior
8 21 (15.11%) Junior .NET Developer
8 21 (15.11%) Junior Developer
9 14 (10.07%) C# Software Developer
9 14 (10.07%) Senior Developer
9 14 (10.07%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (99.28%) .NET
2 97 (69.78%) ASP.NET
3 86 (61.87%) WCF
4 85 (61.15%) Ninject
4 85 (61.15%) WPF
5 83 (59.71%) Castle Windsor
5 83 (59.71%) Spring.NET
5 83 (59.71%) Unity DI Container
6 65 (46.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 61 (43.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 57 (41.01%) WinForms
9 50 (35.97%) .NET Framework
10 45 (32.37%) CSS
11 44 (31.65%) jQuery
12 42 (30.22%) HTML
12 42 (30.22%) LINQ
13 39 (28.06%) WF
14 34 (24.46%) Web Services
15 26 (18.71%) XML
16 25 (17.99%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 83 (59.71%) Inversion of Control
2 22 (15.83%) Enterprise Software
2 22 (15.83%) Social Network
3 21 (15.11%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.88%) Fintech
5 1 (0.72%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 71 (51.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (93.53%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (90.65%) Scrum
3 114 (82.01%) Continuous Integration
4 102 (73.38%) TDD
5 101 (72.66%) Kanban
6 85 (61.15%) Dependency Injection
7 82 (58.99%) MVVM
8 68 (48.92%) MVC
9 47 (33.81%) Web Application Development
10 30 (21.58%) OO
11 25 (17.99%) DSDM
11 25 (17.99%) RUP
11 25 (17.99%) Service Delivery
11 25 (17.99%) Software Engineering
11 25 (17.99%) UML
11 25 (17.99%) Use Case
12 16 (11.51%) Workflow
13 14 (10.07%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (10.07%) DevOps
13 14 (10.07%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 139 (100.00%) C#
2 44 (31.65%) JavaScript
3 42 (30.22%) VB.NET
4 37 (26.62%) SQL
5 35 (25.18%) VB
6 27 (19.42%) T-SQL
7 26 (18.71%) Java
8 25 (17.99%) C++
8 25 (17.99%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (5.76%) ISEB
1 8 (5.76%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (5.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (15.83%) Facebook
1 22 (15.83%) Twitter
2 4 (2.88%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.44%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.72%) SAP
4 1 (0.72%) Telerik
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