The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for MSTest skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
North West / Manchester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 152 161
Rank change year-on-year -14 +9  
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 38 29 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.92% 0.83% 0.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.87% 4.13% 2.87%
Number of salaries quoted 38 29 22
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

MSTest is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 983 703 767
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 23.78% 20.15% 22.90%
Number of salaries quoted 839 618 673
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £32,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing MSTest as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in Manchester

MSTest
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for MSTest in Manchester

MSTest
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MSTest in Manchester over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MSTest in Manchester

MSTest
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
Rochdale -3 2 £50,000 - 1
MSTest
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 72 (100.00%) C#
1 72 (100.00%) .NET
2 71 (98.61%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (97.22%) WPF
3 70 (97.22%) NUnit
4 69 (95.83%) Scrum
5 67 (93.06%) MVVM
6 53 (73.61%) Continuous Integration
7 47 (65.28%) LINQ
7 47 (65.28%) WCF
7 47 (65.28%) TDD
8 45 (62.50%) C++
8 45 (62.50%) SQL
8 45 (62.50%) XML
8 45 (62.50%) OO
9 44 (61.11%) SQL Server
9 44 (61.11%) Kanban
10 42 (58.33%) Dependency Injection
10 42 (58.33%) Inversion of Control
10 42 (58.33%) Unity DI Container
10 42 (58.33%) Web Services
10 42 (58.33%) RUP
10 42 (58.33%) UML
10 42 (58.33%) Silverlight
10 42 (58.33%) Software Engineering
11 38 (52.78%) Finance
12 31 (43.06%) Windows
13 30 (41.67%) WF
14 28 (38.89%) Java
14 28 (38.89%) SQL Server 2014

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.61%) Ethernet
1 17 (23.61%) RS-232
1 17 (23.61%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.78%) Broadband
2 2 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 28 (38.89%) SQL Server 2014
3 17 (23.61%) RDBMS
3 17 (23.61%) Relational Database
3 17 (23.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (19.44%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 70 (97.22%) NUnit
2 17 (23.61%) Microsoft Blend
2 17 (23.61%) MSI
2 17 (23.61%) NuGet
2 17 (23.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (23.61%) Visual Studio
2 17 (23.61%) WiX
3 11 (15.28%) Moq
3 11 (15.28%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (2.78%) Selenium
4 2 (2.78%) SpecFlow
General
1 38 (52.78%) Finance
2 24 (33.33%) Marketing
3 2 (2.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 47 (65.28%) Developer
2 45 (62.50%) .NET Developer
3 35 (48.61%) C# Developer
4 33 (45.83%) C# .NET Developer
5 25 (34.72%) .NET Software Engineer
5 25 (34.72%) C# Software Engineer
5 25 (34.72%) Software Engineer
6 14 (19.44%) C# WPF Developer
6 14 (19.44%) WPF Developer
7 6 (8.33%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (2.78%) Agile C# Developer
8 2 (2.78%) Agile Developer
8 2 (2.78%) Architect
8 2 (2.78%) C# Architect
8 2 (2.78%) Designer
8 2 (2.78%) Principal Architect
8 2 (2.78%) Principal Developer
8 2 (2.78%) SQL Developer
8 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (100.00%) .NET
2 70 (97.22%) WPF
3 47 (65.28%) LINQ
3 47 (65.28%) WCF
4 45 (62.50%) XML
5 42 (58.33%) Silverlight
5 42 (58.33%) Unity DI Container
5 42 (58.33%) Web Services
6 30 (41.67%) WF
7 27 (37.50%) ASP.NET
7 27 (37.50%) CSS
7 27 (37.50%) HTML
7 27 (37.50%) jQuery
8 25 (34.72%) Ninject
8 25 (34.72%) RESTful
8 25 (34.72%) SOAP
8 25 (34.72%) Spring.NET
8 25 (34.72%) XSLT
9 21 (29.17%) .NET Framework
10 19 (26.39%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (30.56%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (23.61%) Data Structures
2 17 (23.61%) Industrial Internet of Things
2 17 (23.61%) Internet of Things
3 13 (18.06%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (18.06%) Social Network
4 5 (6.94%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 31 (43.06%) Windows
2 17 (23.61%) Linux
2 17 (23.61%) Mac OS
2 17 (23.61%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (98.61%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (95.83%) Scrum
3 67 (93.06%) MVVM
4 53 (73.61%) Continuous Integration
5 47 (65.28%) TDD
6 45 (62.50%) OO
7 44 (61.11%) Kanban
8 42 (58.33%) Dependency Injection
8 42 (58.33%) Inversion of Control
8 42 (58.33%) RUP
8 42 (58.33%) Software Engineering
8 42 (58.33%) UML
9 25 (34.72%) DSDM
9 25 (34.72%) Service Delivery
9 25 (34.72%) Use Case
10 19 (26.39%) MVC
11 17 (23.61%) Multithreading
11 17 (23.61%) OOD
11 17 (23.61%) Physics
11 17 (23.61%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (100.00%) C#
2 45 (62.50%) C++
2 45 (62.50%) SQL
3 28 (38.89%) Java
4 27 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 27 (37.50%) PL/SQL
4 27 (37.50%) T-SQL
5 17 (23.61%) C
5 17 (23.61%) XAML
6 6 (8.33%) VB
6 6 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (23.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.06%) Facebook
2 13 (18.06%) Twitter
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