The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
England / North East
Rank - 74 74
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 0 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East - 0.62% 1.12%
As % of the Development Applications category - 3.81% 5.06%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 8
Median salary - £40,000 £40,000
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 the North East with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
North East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 120 105 158
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 18.78% 16.23% 22.16%
Number of salaries quoted 111 83 143
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,650 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,700 £47,218 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

MSTest
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for MSTest in the North East