The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 54 46
Rank change year-on-year +3 -8  
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 7 2 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.33% 0.46% 2.98%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.21% 2.38% 20.83%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 15
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
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 Merseyside with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 76 84 72
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 14.42% 19.44% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 68 76 46
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

MSTest
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for MSTest in Merseyside

MSTest
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
St Helens - 7 £45,000 - 1
MSTest
North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 13 (100.00%) .NET
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (100.00%) NUnit
2 12 (92.31%) WPF
2 12 (92.31%) Spring.NET
2 12 (92.31%) Dependency Injection
2 12 (92.31%) Inversion of Control
2 12 (92.31%) MVVM
2 12 (92.31%) TDD
2 12 (92.31%) Telecoms
2 12 (92.31%) Scrum
2 12 (92.31%) WinForms
2 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) Broadband
2 12 (92.31%) VB
2 12 (92.31%) VB.NET
2 12 (92.31%) Ninject
2 12 (92.31%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (92.31%) Kanban
2 12 (92.31%) Unity DI Container
3 7 (53.85%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (53.85%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (38.46%) Castle Windsor
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (38.46%) Rhino Mocks
4 5 (38.46%) Moq
5 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
5 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
5 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
4 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (100.00%) NUnit
2 5 (38.46%) Moq
2 5 (38.46%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 12 (92.31%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 12 (92.31%) Telecoms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (92.31%) Ninject
2 12 (92.31%) Spring.NET
2 12 (92.31%) Unity DI Container
2 12 (92.31%) WinForms
2 12 (92.31%) WPF
3 5 (38.46%) Castle Windsor
4 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (7.69%) Ember.js
4 1 (7.69%) jQuery
4 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (92.31%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (92.31%) Dependency Injection
2 12 (92.31%) Inversion of Control
2 12 (92.31%) Kanban
2 12 (92.31%) MVVM
2 12 (92.31%) Scrum
2 12 (92.31%) TDD
3 1 (7.69%) MVC
3 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) VB
1 12 (92.31%) VB.NET
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) Xamarin
St. Helens, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago