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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
North West / Manchester
Rank 166 154 150
Rank change year-on-year -12 -4  
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 33 28 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.85% 0.83% 0.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.46% 3.69% 5.01%
Number of salaries quoted 32 26 35
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 953 758 698
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 24.53% 22.47% 18.68%
Number of salaries quoted 806 651 622
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

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 26 March 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 26 March 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
Bolton - 5 £27,500 - 1
MSTest
North West

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 67 (100.00%) C#
1 67 (100.00%) .NET
2 66 (98.51%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (94.03%) NUnit
4 62 (92.54%) WPF
5 59 (88.06%) Scrum
6 56 (83.58%) Continuous Integration
7 55 (82.09%) MVVM
8 42 (62.69%) LINQ
8 42 (62.69%) WCF
9 41 (61.19%) TDD
10 38 (56.72%) C++
10 38 (56.72%) SQL
10 38 (56.72%) XML
10 38 (56.72%) OO
11 36 (53.73%) WF
12 34 (50.75%) Kanban
12 34 (50.75%) SQL Server
13 33 (49.25%) Windows
14 32 (47.76%) Java
15 31 (46.27%) T-SQL
15 31 (46.27%) PL/SQL
15 31 (46.27%) RUP
15 31 (46.27%) Web Services
15 31 (46.27%) UML
15 31 (46.27%) Dependency Injection
15 31 (46.27%) Inversion of Control
15 31 (46.27%) Silverlight
15 31 (46.27%) Software Engineering
16 30 (44.78%) Unity DI Container

MSTest
Top Related 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 7 (10.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (10.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) Ethernet
1 6 (8.96%) RS-232
1 6 (8.96%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (50.75%) SQL Server
2 29 (43.28%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (8.96%) RDBMS
3 6 (8.96%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 63 (94.03%) NUnit
2 24 (35.82%) Moq
2 24 (35.82%) Rhino Mocks
3 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Blend
3 6 (8.96%) MSI
3 6 (8.96%) NuGet
3 6 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (8.96%) Visual Studio
3 6 (8.96%) WiX
4 4 (5.97%) Selenium
4 4 (5.97%) SpecFlow
General
1 27 (40.30%) Finance
2 24 (35.82%) Marketing
3 1 (1.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (62.69%) Developer
2 38 (56.72%) .NET Developer
3 25 (37.31%) .NET Software Engineer
3 25 (37.31%) C# Software Engineer
3 25 (37.31%) Software Engineer
4 20 (29.85%) .NET Software Developer
5 17 (25.37%) C# Developer
6 13 (19.40%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (8.96%) Agile C# Developer
7 6 (8.96%) Agile Developer
7 6 (8.96%) SQL Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Architect
8 4 (5.97%) C# Architect
8 4 (5.97%) Designer
8 4 (5.97%) Principal Architect
8 4 (5.97%) Principal Developer
8 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (4.48%) C# WPF Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (100.00%) .NET
2 62 (92.54%) WPF
3 42 (62.69%) LINQ
3 42 (62.69%) WCF
4 38 (56.72%) XML
5 36 (53.73%) WF
6 31 (46.27%) Silverlight
6 31 (46.27%) Web Services
7 30 (44.78%) ASP.NET
7 30 (44.78%) Unity DI Container
8 29 (43.28%) CSS
8 29 (43.28%) HTML
8 29 (43.28%) jQuery
9 25 (37.31%) RESTful
9 25 (37.31%) SOAP
9 25 (37.31%) XSLT
10 24 (35.82%) Ninject
10 24 (35.82%) Spring.NET
11 23 (34.33%) Castle Windsor
11 23 (34.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Data Structures
1 6 (8.96%) Industrial Internet of Things
1 6 (8.96%) Internet of Things
2 5 (7.46%) Tandem
3 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.49%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 33 (49.25%) Windows
2 6 (8.96%) Linux
2 6 (8.96%) Mac OS
2 6 (8.96%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (98.51%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (88.06%) Scrum
3 56 (83.58%) Continuous Integration
4 55 (82.09%) MVVM
5 41 (61.19%) TDD
6 38 (56.72%) OO
7 34 (50.75%) Kanban
8 31 (46.27%) Dependency Injection
8 31 (46.27%) Inversion of Control
8 31 (46.27%) RUP
8 31 (46.27%) Software Engineering
8 31 (46.27%) UML
9 25 (37.31%) DSDM
9 25 (37.31%) Service Delivery
9 25 (37.31%) Use Case
10 11 (16.42%) MVC
11 7 (10.45%) ETL
11 7 (10.45%) Multithreading
12 6 (8.96%) Product Management
12 6 (8.96%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (100.00%) C#
2 38 (56.72%) C++
2 38 (56.72%) SQL
3 32 (47.76%) Java
4 31 (46.27%) PL/SQL
4 31 (46.27%) T-SQL
5 29 (43.28%) JavaScript
6 18 (26.87%) VB
6 18 (26.87%) VB.NET
7 6 (8.96%) C
7 6 (8.96%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.49%) Facebook
2 1 (1.49%) Twitter
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