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 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 173 206 228
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +22
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 72 44 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.19% 0.65% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.30% 4.43% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 71 44 23
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 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
1142 994 1115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 18.92% 14.68% 15.56%
Number of salaries quoted 958 877 961
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015. 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 0 34 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Manchester +32 26 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Merseyside - 9 £40,000 - 1
Lancashire -17 2 £35,000 +11.11% 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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.

1 141 (88.13%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (83.75%) C#
3 128 (80.00%) NUnit
4 108 (67.50%) .NET
5 104 (65.00%) TDD
6 97 (60.63%) ASP.NET
7 92 (57.50%) Moq
8 90 (56.25%) Scrum
9 89 (55.63%) MVC
9 89 (55.63%) Continuous Integration
10 87 (54.38%) SQL Server
11 85 (53.13%) WCF
11 85 (53.13%) Kanban
12 83 (51.88%) ASP.NET MVC
13 81 (50.63%) Dependency Injection
13 81 (50.63%) Inversion of Control
13 81 (50.63%) Spring.NET
13 81 (50.63%) Castle Windsor
13 81 (50.63%) Ninject
13 81 (50.63%) Rhino Mocks
13 81 (50.63%) Unity DI Container
14 74 (46.25%) Windows
15 71 (44.38%) Web Application Development
16 61 (38.13%) SQL
17 51 (31.88%) WPF
18 48 (30.00%) MVVM
19 40 (25.00%) WinForms
20 38 (23.75%) OO
21 37 (23.13%) .NET Framework
22 36 (22.50%) VB

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 3 (1.88%) Umbraco
1 3 (1.88%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (1.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 3 (1.88%) CMS
2 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.63%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.88%) Tridion
2 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (16.88%) Internet
2 10 (6.25%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (54.38%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.88%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 128 (80.00%) NUnit
2 92 (57.50%) Moq
3 81 (50.63%) Rhino Mocks
4 22 (13.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (8.75%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (3.13%) SpecFlow
7 4 (2.50%) Selenium
8 3 (1.88%) Git (software)
8 3 (1.88%) Grunt
9 2 (1.25%) Subversion
10 1 (0.63%) JIRA
10 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (21.88%) Finance
2 11 (6.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.63%) Banking
3 1 (0.63%) Retail
3 1 (0.63%) Marketing
3 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 117 (73.13%) Developer
2 85 (53.13%) .NET Developer
3 31 (19.38%) C# Developer
4 29 (18.13%) Graduate
4 29 (18.13%) Junior
4 29 (18.13%) Junior Developer
4 29 (18.13%) Junior .NET Developer
4 29 (18.13%) Graduate Developer
4 29 (18.13%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 22 (13.75%) Tester
6 20 (12.50%) Analyst
7 19 (11.88%) Test Analyst
8 15 (9.38%) Software Engineer
9 14 (8.75%) QA Tester
10 12 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
10 12 (7.50%) Software Tester
11 11 (6.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 10 (6.25%) QA Consultant
12 10 (6.25%) Consultant
12 10 (6.25%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (67.50%) .NET
2 97 (60.63%) ASP.NET
3 85 (53.13%) WCF
4 83 (51.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 81 (50.63%) Spring.NET
5 81 (50.63%) Castle Windsor
5 81 (50.63%) Ninject
5 81 (50.63%) Unity DI Container
6 51 (31.88%) WPF
7 40 (25.00%) WinForms
8 37 (23.13%) .NET Framework
9 17 (10.63%) HTML
10 16 (10.00%) CSS
11 15 (9.38%) LINQ
12 12 (7.50%) XML
12 12 (7.50%) WF
13 11 (6.88%) ASP.NET MVC 2
14 10 (6.25%) jQuery
15 8 (5.00%) SOAP
15 8 (5.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 81 (50.63%) Inversion of Control
2 29 (18.13%) Computer Science
3 14 (8.75%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (6.25%) Social Network
5 2 (1.25%) Replication
5 2 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.25%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.63%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.63%) DTV
6 1 (0.63%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 74 (46.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (88.13%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (65.00%) TDD
3 90 (56.25%) Scrum
4 89 (55.63%) MVC
4 89 (55.63%) Continuous Integration
5 85 (53.13%) Kanban
6 81 (50.63%) Dependency Injection
7 71 (44.38%) Web Application Development
8 48 (30.00%) MVVM
9 38 (23.75%) OO
10 31 (19.38%) SDLC
11 27 (16.88%) Software Engineering
12 25 (15.63%) Unit Testing
13 20 (12.50%) Software Testing
14 16 (10.00%) Test Scripting
15 14 (8.75%) Release Management
15 14 (8.75%) Performance Testing
16 12 (7.50%) Web Development
17 11 (6.88%) OOD
17 11 (6.88%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 134 (83.75%) C#
2 61 (38.13%) SQL
3 36 (22.50%) VB
3 36 (22.50%) VB.NET
4 30 (18.75%) Java
5 26 (16.25%) C++
6 17 (10.63%) JavaScript
7 12 (7.50%) T-SQL
8 8 (5.00%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.88%) XPath
10 1 (0.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (15.00%) Degree
2 22 (13.75%) ISEB
3 2 (1.25%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.25%) Facebook
2 10 (6.25%) Twitter
3 3 (1.88%) EPiServer
3 3 (1.88%) Sitecore
3 3 (1.88%) Adobe
4 1 (0.63%) Telerik
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle
4 1 (0.63%) SAP
4 1 (0.63%) Infragistics
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