The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 68 50 54
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 3 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.46% 0.80% 1.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.30% 6.67% 8.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 6
Average salary £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% -3.75%
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £37,500 £37,750
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -0.66%
MSTest
Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northampton region.

Development Applications Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
91 45 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 13.91% 11.94% 14.92%
Number of salaries quoted 88 43 55
Average salary £41,500 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.79% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £44,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MSTest across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

MSTest
Salary Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MSTest across the Northampton region.

MSTest Salary Trend in Northampton

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 11 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET
2 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 10 (90.91%) MVC
2 10 (90.91%) NUnit
2 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET MVC
2 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 8 (72.73%) TDD
3 8 (72.73%) Kanban
3 8 (72.73%) Scrum
4 7 (63.64%) Windows
4 7 (63.64%) Spring.NET
4 7 (63.64%) Dependency Injection
4 7 (63.64%) Inversion of Control
4 7 (63.64%) MVVM
4 7 (63.64%) Rhino Mocks
4 7 (63.64%) Moq
4 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
4 7 (63.64%) WinForms
4 7 (63.64%) Web Application Development
4 7 (63.64%) Razor View Engine
4 7 (63.64%) WCF
4 7 (63.64%) WPF
4 7 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (63.64%) Castle Windsor
4 7 (63.64%) Ninject
4 7 (63.64%) Unity DI Container
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 3 (27.27%) CSS

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) NUnit
2 7 (63.64%) Rhino Mocks
2 7 (63.64%) Moq
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) FitNesse
3 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
1 10 (90.91%) .NET Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Senior .NET Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) .NET
1 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET
1 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET MVC
1 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 7 (63.64%) Unity DI Container
2 7 (63.64%) Razor View Engine
2 7 (63.64%) Castle Windsor
2 7 (63.64%) Ninject
2 7 (63.64%) WinForms
2 7 (63.64%) WCF
2 7 (63.64%) WPF
2 7 (63.64%) Spring.NET
3 3 (27.27%) CSS
3 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 3 (27.27%) HTML
4 1 (9.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) MVC
2 8 (72.73%) Scrum
2 8 (72.73%) TDD
2 8 (72.73%) Kanban
3 7 (63.64%) Dependency Injection
3 7 (63.64%) MVVM
3 7 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (63.64%) Web Application Development
4 1 (9.09%) BDD
4 1 (9.09%) ATDD
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Extreme Programming
4 1 (9.09%) OOP
4 1 (9.09%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
3 1 (9.09%) Java
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft