Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 206 219
Rank change year-on-year -29 +13 +49
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 59 73 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.74% 0.97% 0.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.18% 4.21% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 59 73 47
Manchester median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +26.58%
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
North West median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +37.50% +14.29% -

MSTest is in the Development Applications category. The following 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.

All Development Application Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1854 1732 1499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 23.25% 23.09% 20.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1529 1564 1336
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing MSTest as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rochdale +15 6 £50,000 - 1
Bury - 2 £32,500 -
Altrincham - 1 £37,500 -
MSTest
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 57 (96.61%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (94.92%) Scrum
2 56 (94.92%) C#
2 56 (94.92%) .NET
3 50 (84.75%) NUnit
4 49 (83.05%) WPF
4 49 (83.05%) MVVM
5 46 (77.97%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (72.88%) LINQ
6 43 (72.88%) WCF
7 42 (71.19%) ASP.NET
8 40 (67.80%) CSS
8 40 (67.80%) HTML
8 40 (67.80%) JavaScript
8 40 (67.80%) jQuery
8 40 (67.80%) WF
9 39 (66.10%) SQL
10 38 (64.41%) OO
10 38 (64.41%) Software Engineering
11 37 (62.71%) RUP
11 37 (62.71%) UML
11 37 (62.71%) C++
11 37 (62.71%) Web Services
11 37 (62.71%) XML
11 37 (62.71%) Silverlight
12 36 (61.02%) T-SQL
13 35 (59.32%) PL/SQL
14 34 (57.63%) SOAP
14 34 (57.63%) XSLT
14 34 (57.63%) DSDM

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) Broadband
1 4 (6.78%) Internet
2 3 (5.08%) Ethernet
2 3 (5.08%) RS-232
2 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (35.59%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.64%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (6.78%) RDBMS
3 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 50 (84.75%) NUnit
2 8 (13.56%) Selenium
3 6 (10.17%) SpecFlow
4 5 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (6.78%) Moq
5 4 (6.78%) Rhino Mocks
6 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Blend
6 3 (5.08%) MSI
6 3 (5.08%) NuGet
6 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio
6 3 (5.08%) WiX
7 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.39%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.69%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.69%) Subversion
General
1 33 (55.93%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Games
2 4 (6.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (59.32%) Developer
2 32 (54.24%) .NET Developer
3 31 (52.54%) C# Developer
4 30 (50.85%) C# .NET Developer
5 22 (37.29%) .NET Software Engineer
5 22 (37.29%) C# Software Engineer
5 22 (37.29%) Software Engineer
6 19 (32.20%) C# WPF Developer
6 19 (32.20%) WPF Developer
7 16 (27.12%) SQL Developer
8 13 (22.03%) Senior C# Developer
8 13 (22.03%) Senior Developer
9 12 (20.34%) Agile Developer
9 12 (20.34%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 12 (20.34%) Senior .NET Developer
9 12 (20.34%) Senior .NET Software Developer
9 12 (20.34%) Senior Agile Developer
9 12 (20.34%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
9 12 (20.34%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
9 12 (20.34%) Senior C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (94.92%) .NET
2 49 (83.05%) WPF
3 43 (72.88%) LINQ
3 43 (72.88%) WCF
4 42 (71.19%) ASP.NET
5 40 (67.80%) CSS
5 40 (67.80%) HTML
5 40 (67.80%) jQuery
5 40 (67.80%) WF
6 37 (62.71%) Silverlight
6 37 (62.71%) Web Services
6 37 (62.71%) XML
7 34 (57.63%) RESTful
7 34 (57.63%) SOAP
7 34 (57.63%) XSLT
8 20 (33.90%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (32.20%) WinForms
10 14 (23.73%) Unity DI Container
11 12 (20.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 11 (18.64%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Enterprise Software
1 10 (16.95%) Social Network
2 3 (5.08%) Data Structures
2 3 (5.08%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (5.08%) Industrial Internet of Things
2 3 (5.08%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.73%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) Linux
2 3 (5.08%) Mac OS
2 3 (5.08%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (96.61%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (94.92%) Scrum
3 49 (83.05%) MVVM
4 46 (77.97%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (64.41%) OO
5 38 (64.41%) Software Engineering
6 37 (62.71%) RUP
6 37 (62.71%) UML
7 34 (57.63%) DSDM
7 34 (57.63%) Use Case
8 23 (38.98%) MVC
9 22 (37.29%) Kanban
9 22 (37.29%) Service Delivery
10 21 (35.59%) TDD
11 18 (30.51%) DevOps
12 14 (23.73%) Dependency Injection
12 14 (23.73%) Inversion of Control
13 6 (10.17%) Pair Programming
13 6 (10.17%) Test Automation
13 6 (10.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 56 (94.92%) C#
2 40 (67.80%) JavaScript
3 39 (66.10%) SQL
4 37 (62.71%) C++
5 36 (61.02%) T-SQL
6 35 (59.32%) PL/SQL
7 22 (37.29%) Java
8 4 (6.78%) C
9 3 (5.08%) XAML
10 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (5.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (25.42%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.95%) Facebook
2 10 (16.95%) Twitter