The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 87 63 63
Rank change year-on-year
-24 0
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 5 7 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.48% 1.17% 1.99%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.79% 9.59% 14.94%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 13
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
MSTest
East Midlands

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

Development Applications Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
132 73 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 12.78% 12.21% 13.34%
Number of salaries quoted 120 70 78
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £44,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

MSTest
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

MSTest Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

MSTest
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014. 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
Northampton -28 3 £42,500 -15.00%
Daventry - 2 £40,000 -
MSTest
East Midlands

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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%) MVC
2 10 (90.91%) NUnit
2 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (63.64%) Kanban
3 7 (63.64%) Scrum
3 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) TDD
4 6 (54.55%) Spring.NET
4 6 (54.55%) WCF
4 6 (54.55%) Dependency Injection
4 6 (54.55%) Inversion of Control
4 6 (54.55%) Castle Windsor
4 6 (54.55%) Ninject
4 6 (54.55%) Rhino Mocks
4 6 (54.55%) Moq
4 6 (54.55%) Web Application Development
4 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (54.55%) Unity DI Container
5 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 4 (36.36%) MVVM
5 4 (36.36%) WPF
5 4 (36.36%) WinForms
5 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
5 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
5 4 (36.36%) CSS
5 4 (36.36%) Web Services

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) NUnit
2 6 (54.55%) Rhino Mocks
2 6 (54.55%) 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 4 (36.36%) Graduate .NET Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Junior Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Senior .NET Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Junior .NET Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Graduate Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Graduate
2 4 (36.36%) Junior
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
2 6 (54.55%) Spring.NET
2 6 (54.55%) WCF
2 6 (54.55%) Castle Windsor
2 6 (54.55%) Ninject
2 6 (54.55%) Unity DI Container
3 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 4 (36.36%) WPF
3 4 (36.36%) WinForms
3 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
3 4 (36.36%) CSS
3 4 (36.36%) Web Services
3 4 (36.36%) HTML
4 1 (9.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) MVC
2 7 (63.64%) Kanban
2 7 (63.64%) Scrum
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) TDD
3 6 (54.55%) Dependency Injection
3 6 (54.55%) Web Application Development
3 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (36.36%) MVVM
5 1 (9.09%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (9.09%) OOP
5 1 (9.09%) OOD
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) ATDD
5 1 (9.09%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
3 2 (18.18%) VB
3 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
4 1 (9.09%) Java
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft