Period
to 21 July 2017

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 6 months to 21 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 87 75
Rank change year-on-year +6 -12 +24
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 13 2 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.23% 0.20% 1.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.18% 1.12% 11.36%
Number of salaries quoted 13 2 15
Merseyside median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £48,750 £45,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -

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 181 178 132
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 17.08% 18.00% 13.12%
Number of salaries quoted 164 158 82
Merseyside median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.04% -2.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,125 £57,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

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 6 months to 21 July 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
St Helens - 13 £45,000 -
MSTest
North West

For the 6 months to 21 July 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%) VB
1 13 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Broadband
1 13 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 13 (100.00%) Scrum
1 13 (100.00%) WinForms
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (100.00%) TDD
1 13 (100.00%) NUnit
1 13 (100.00%) WPF
1 13 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 13 (100.00%) Kanban
1 13 (100.00%) Spring.NET
1 13 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 13 (100.00%) Inversion of Control
1 13 (100.00%) MVVM
1 13 (100.00%) Ninject
1 13 (100.00%) Unity DI Container
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 13 (100.00%) Greenfield Project

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:

Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (100.00%) NUnit
General
1 13 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
1 13 (100.00%) Telecoms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
1 13 (100.00%) Ninject
1 13 (100.00%) Spring.NET
1 13 (100.00%) Unity DI Container
1 13 (100.00%) WinForms
1 13 (100.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (100.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 13 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 13 (100.00%) Inversion of Control
1 13 (100.00%) Kanban
1 13 (100.00%) MVVM
1 13 (100.00%) Scrum
1 13 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) VB
1 13 (100.00%) VB.NET