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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 173 204 200
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -4
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 73 58 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.19% 0.87% 0.93%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.77% 4.68% 5.46%
Number of salaries quoted 73 58 69
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 £45,000
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
1266 1238 1263
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.70% 18.52% 16.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1136 1091 1085
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,200 £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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +15 37 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Cheshire +39 36 £32,750 -6.42% 3
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 141 (96.58%) C#
1 141 (96.58%) .NET
2 139 (95.21%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (89.04%) Scrum
4 118 (80.82%) Continuous Integration
5 117 (80.14%) NUnit
6 107 (73.29%) TDD
7 105 (71.92%) Kanban
8 100 (68.49%) ASP.NET
9 91 (62.33%) WCF
10 90 (61.64%) WPF
11 89 (60.96%) Dependency Injection
11 89 (60.96%) Ninject
12 87 (59.59%) Castle Windsor
12 87 (59.59%) Unity DI Container
12 87 (59.59%) Inversion of Control
12 87 (59.59%) Rhino Mocks
12 87 (59.59%) Moq
12 87 (59.59%) Spring.NET
13 86 (58.90%) MVVM
14 80 (54.79%) Windows
15 79 (54.11%) SQL Server
16 71 (48.63%) MVC
17 69 (47.26%) ASP.NET MVC
18 65 (44.52%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 61 (41.78%) WinForms
20 53 (36.30%) .NET Framework
21 51 (34.93%) Web Application Development
22 50 (34.25%) Finance
23 49 (33.56%) VB.NET

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 5 (3.42%) CMS
2 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (2.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (26.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (54.11%) SQL Server
2 36 (24.66%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 117 (80.14%) NUnit
2 87 (59.59%) Moq
2 87 (59.59%) Rhino Mocks
3 15 (10.27%) SpecFlow
4 14 (9.59%) Selenium
5 11 (7.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (4.11%) Visual Studio
7 5 (3.42%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.68%) Grunt
General
1 50 (34.25%) Finance
2 19 (13.01%) Marketing
3 1 (0.68%) Electronics
3 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 116 (79.45%) Developer
2 108 (73.97%) .NET Developer
3 59 (40.41%) .NET Software Developer
4 39 (26.71%) C# Developer
5 38 (26.03%) C# .NET Developer
6 25 (17.12%) .NET Software Engineer
6 25 (17.12%) C# Software Engineer
6 25 (17.12%) Graduate
6 25 (17.12%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 25 (17.12%) Graduate Developer
6 25 (17.12%) Internet Developer
6 25 (17.12%) Junior
6 25 (17.12%) Junior .NET Developer
6 25 (17.12%) Junior Developer
6 25 (17.12%) Software Engineer
7 21 (14.38%) C# WPF Developer
7 21 (14.38%) WPF Developer
8 15 (10.27%) C# Software Developer
8 15 (10.27%) Software Developer
9 12 (8.22%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (96.58%) .NET
2 100 (68.49%) ASP.NET
3 91 (62.33%) WCF
4 90 (61.64%) WPF
5 89 (60.96%) Ninject
6 87 (59.59%) Castle Windsor
6 87 (59.59%) Spring.NET
6 87 (59.59%) Unity DI Container
7 69 (47.26%) ASP.NET MVC
8 65 (44.52%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 61 (41.78%) WinForms
10 53 (36.30%) .NET Framework
11 44 (30.14%) CSS
11 44 (30.14%) jQuery
12 43 (29.45%) LINQ
13 41 (28.08%) HTML
14 40 (27.40%) WF
15 32 (21.92%) Web Services
16 26 (17.81%) XML
17 25 (17.12%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 87 (59.59%) Inversion of Control
2 25 (17.12%) Computer Science
3 18 (12.33%) Enterprise Software
3 18 (12.33%) Social Network
4 4 (2.74%) Fintech
5 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 80 (54.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (95.21%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (89.04%) Scrum
3 118 (80.82%) Continuous Integration
4 107 (73.29%) TDD
5 105 (71.92%) Kanban
6 89 (60.96%) Dependency Injection
7 86 (58.90%) MVVM
8 71 (48.63%) MVC
9 51 (34.93%) Web Application Development
10 31 (21.23%) OO
11 25 (17.12%) DSDM
11 25 (17.12%) RUP
11 25 (17.12%) Service Delivery
11 25 (17.12%) Software Engineering
11 25 (17.12%) UML
11 25 (17.12%) Use Case
12 15 (10.27%) Workflow
13 14 (9.59%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (9.59%) DevOps
13 14 (9.59%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 141 (96.58%) C#
2 49 (33.56%) VB.NET
3 44 (30.14%) JavaScript
4 43 (29.45%) VB
5 40 (27.40%) SQL
6 27 (18.49%) T-SQL
7 26 (17.81%) C++
7 26 (17.81%) Java
7 26 (17.81%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (7.53%) ISEB
2 6 (4.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (7.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (12.33%) Facebook
1 18 (12.33%) Twitter
2 4 (2.74%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.68%) EPiServer
3 1 (0.68%) SAP
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