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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 198 189 231
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +42
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 55 60 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 0.84% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.63% 5.26% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 55 60 10
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
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
1187 1140 1064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 18.21% 15.94% 14.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1024 982 922
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 £28,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -16 30 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Manchester +10 14 £55,000 +39.24% 2
Lancashire - 10 £35,000 -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 122 (87.14%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (86.43%) C#
3 113 (80.71%) NUnit
4 105 (75.00%) .NET
5 97 (69.29%) Scrum
6 96 (68.57%) Continuous Integration
7 94 (67.14%) TDD
7 94 (67.14%) ASP.NET
8 90 (64.29%) WCF
9 86 (61.43%) Kanban
10 83 (59.29%) SQL Server
11 82 (58.57%) Moq
12 81 (57.86%) Castle Windsor
12 81 (57.86%) Ninject
12 81 (57.86%) Dependency Injection
12 81 (57.86%) Inversion of Control
12 81 (57.86%) Spring.NET
12 81 (57.86%) Rhino Mocks
12 81 (57.86%) Unity DI Container
13 78 (55.71%) MVC
14 77 (55.00%) ASP.NET MVC
15 71 (50.71%) Web Application Development
16 55 (39.29%) Windows
17 49 (35.00%) SQL
17 49 (35.00%) WPF
18 46 (32.86%) MVVM
19 36 (25.71%) .NET Framework
19 36 (25.71%) WinForms
19 36 (25.71%) Finance
20 26 (18.57%) Internet

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (2.14%) CMS
1 3 (2.14%) Umbraco
1 3 (2.14%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (2.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (0.71%) IIS
2 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (8.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Tridion
2 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (18.57%) Internet
2 10 (7.14%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (59.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.14%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 113 (80.71%) NUnit
2 82 (58.57%) Moq
3 81 (57.86%) Rhino Mocks
4 16 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (5.00%) SpecFlow
6 6 (4.29%) Selenium
6 6 (4.29%) HP UFT
7 3 (2.14%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.14%) Grunt
8 2 (1.43%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.43%) Subversion
9 1 (0.71%) JIRA
9 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
General
1 36 (25.71%) Finance
2 11 (7.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.71%) Electronics
3 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.71%) Banking
3 1 (0.71%) Retail
3 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 101 (72.14%) Developer
2 87 (62.14%) .NET Developer
3 25 (17.86%) Junior Developer
3 25 (17.86%) Junior .NET Developer
3 25 (17.86%) Graduate Developer
3 25 (17.86%) Graduate
3 25 (17.86%) Junior
3 25 (17.86%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 18 (12.86%) Software Engineer
5 15 (10.71%) Tester
6 13 (9.29%) C# Developer
7 12 (8.57%) Analyst
8 11 (7.86%) Test Analyst
9 10 (7.14%) C# Software Engineer
10 9 (6.43%) .NET Software Engineer
11 6 (4.29%) QA Consultant
11 6 (4.29%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (4.29%) Software Consultant
11 6 (4.29%) QA Tester
11 6 (4.29%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (75.00%) .NET
2 94 (67.14%) ASP.NET
3 90 (64.29%) WCF
4 81 (57.86%) Spring.NET
4 81 (57.86%) Castle Windsor
4 81 (57.86%) Ninject
4 81 (57.86%) Unity DI Container
5 77 (55.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 49 (35.00%) WPF
7 36 (25.71%) WinForms
7 36 (25.71%) .NET Framework
8 23 (16.43%) HTML
9 22 (15.71%) CSS
10 20 (14.29%) LINQ
11 18 (12.86%) jQuery
12 17 (12.14%) WF
13 16 (11.43%) XML
14 12 (8.57%) XSLT
14 12 (8.57%) Web Services
15 11 (7.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 81 (57.86%) Inversion of Control
2 25 (17.86%) Computer Science
3 10 (7.14%) Social Network
3 10 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.43%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.43%) Replication
5 1 (0.71%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.71%) DTV
5 1 (0.71%) LIMS
5 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 55 (39.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (87.14%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (69.29%) Scrum
3 96 (68.57%) Continuous Integration
4 94 (67.14%) TDD
5 86 (61.43%) Kanban
6 81 (57.86%) Dependency Injection
7 78 (55.71%) MVC
8 71 (50.71%) Web Application Development
9 46 (32.86%) MVVM
10 25 (17.86%) SDLC
10 25 (17.86%) OO
11 20 (14.29%) Software Engineering
12 17 (12.14%) Unit Testing
13 13 (9.29%) Software Testing
14 10 (7.14%) Service Delivery
15 9 (6.43%) Use Case
15 9 (6.43%) RUP
15 9 (6.43%) DSDM
15 9 (6.43%) UML
15 9 (6.43%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 121 (86.43%) C#
2 49 (35.00%) SQL
3 26 (18.57%) VB
3 26 (18.57%) VB.NET
4 25 (17.86%) Java
5 23 (16.43%) JavaScript
5 23 (16.43%) C++
6 16 (11.43%) T-SQL
7 11 (7.86%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.14%) XPath
9 1 (0.71%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (11.43%) Degree
2 15 (10.71%) ISEB
3 2 (1.43%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (9.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (13.57%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.14%) Facebook
2 10 (7.14%) Twitter
3 3 (2.14%) Adobe
3 3 (2.14%) EPiServer
3 3 (2.14%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle
4 1 (0.71%) SAP
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