Period
to 21 November 2017

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

Microsoft MSTest
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 283 214 222
Rank change year-on-year -69 +8 +42
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 81 156 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.61% 1.25% 1.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.84% 5.87% 6.10%
Number of salaries quoted 81 156 151
North West median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -

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 the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 2855 2657 2474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.42% 21.36% 19.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2331 2384 2175
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing MSTest as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in the North West

MSTest
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for MSTest in the North West

MSTest
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MSTest in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MSTest in the North West

MSTest
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 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
Manchester -35 58 £52,500 +10.53% 7
Merseyside +35 18 £57,500 +39.39% 1
Cheshire -106 3 £42,500 +21.43% 2
Lancashire - 2 £40,000 -
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 North West region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 78 (96.30%) .NET
2 77 (95.06%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (93.83%) Scrum
4 73 (90.12%) NUnit
5 70 (86.42%) WPF
5 70 (86.42%) MVVM
6 67 (82.72%) Continuous Integration
7 60 (74.07%) C#
8 43 (53.09%) SQL Server
9 42 (51.85%) TDD
9 42 (51.85%) WCF
9 42 (51.85%) LINQ
9 42 (51.85%) Kanban
10 41 (50.62%) ASP.NET
10 41 (50.62%) CSS
10 41 (50.62%) HTML
10 41 (50.62%) JavaScript
11 40 (49.38%) WinForms
11 40 (49.38%) jQuery
12 39 (48.15%) WF
12 39 (48.15%) SQL
12 39 (48.15%) Web Services
13 38 (46.91%) XML
13 38 (46.91%) OO
13 38 (46.91%) Software Engineering
14 37 (45.68%) Silverlight
14 37 (45.68%) RUP
14 37 (45.68%) UML
14 37 (45.68%) C++
15 36 (44.44%) T-SQL

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (1.23%) CMS
1 1 (1.23%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 22 (27.16%) Broadband
2 4 (4.94%) Internet
3 3 (3.70%) Ethernet
3 3 (3.70%) RS-232
3 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (53.09%) SQL Server
2 32 (39.51%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (4.94%) RDBMS
3 4 (4.94%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 73 (90.12%) NUnit
2 7 (8.64%) Selenium
3 5 (6.17%) SpecFlow
3 5 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.94%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.94%) Moq
4 4 (4.94%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Blend
5 3 (3.70%) MSI
5 3 (3.70%) NuGet
5 3 (3.70%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.70%) WiX
6 2 (2.47%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.23%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.23%) Subversion
7 1 (1.23%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (40.74%) Finance
2 18 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.17%) Marketing
4 4 (4.94%) Games
5 3 (3.70%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 56 (69.14%) Developer
2 54 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 31 (38.27%) C# Developer
4 30 (37.04%) C# .NET Developer
5 22 (27.16%) .NET Software Engineer
5 22 (27.16%) C# Software Engineer
5 22 (27.16%) Software Engineer
6 19 (23.46%) C# WPF Developer
6 19 (23.46%) WPF Developer
7 18 (22.22%) Telecoms Developer
8 16 (19.75%) SQL Developer
9 13 (16.05%) Senior C# Developer
9 13 (16.05%) Senior Developer
10 12 (14.81%) ASP.NET Developer
10 12 (14.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 12 (14.81%) C# Software Developer
10 12 (14.81%) Senior .NET Developer
10 12 (14.81%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
10 12 (14.81%) Senior Software Developer
10 12 (14.81%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (96.30%) .NET
2 70 (86.42%) WPF
3 42 (51.85%) LINQ
3 42 (51.85%) WCF
4 41 (50.62%) ASP.NET
4 41 (50.62%) CSS
4 41 (50.62%) HTML
5 40 (49.38%) jQuery
5 40 (49.38%) WinForms
6 39 (48.15%) Web Services
6 39 (48.15%) WF
7 38 (46.91%) XML
8 37 (45.68%) Silverlight
9 36 (44.44%) SOAP
10 34 (41.98%) RESTful
10 34 (41.98%) Unity DI Container
10 34 (41.98%) XSLT
11 32 (39.51%) Ninject
11 32 (39.51%) Spring.NET
12 19 (23.46%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (25.93%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (13.58%) Social Network
3 10 (12.35%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.70%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.70%) Industrial Internet of Things
4 3 (3.70%) Internet of Things
5 2 (2.47%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 34 (41.98%) Windows
2 3 (3.70%) Linux
2 3 (3.70%) Mac OS
2 3 (3.70%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (95.06%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (93.83%) Scrum
3 70 (86.42%) MVVM
4 67 (82.72%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (51.85%) Kanban
5 42 (51.85%) TDD
6 38 (46.91%) OO
6 38 (46.91%) Software Engineering
7 37 (45.68%) RUP
7 37 (45.68%) UML
8 35 (43.21%) Dependency Injection
9 34 (41.98%) DSDM
9 34 (41.98%) Inversion of Control
9 34 (41.98%) Use Case
10 24 (29.63%) MVC
11 22 (27.16%) Service Delivery
12 17 (20.99%) DevOps
13 7 (8.64%) Unit Testing
14 6 (7.41%) Test Automation
15 5 (6.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 60 (74.07%) C#
2 41 (50.62%) JavaScript
3 39 (48.15%) SQL
4 37 (45.68%) C++
5 36 (44.44%) T-SQL
6 35 (43.21%) PL/SQL
7 22 (27.16%) Java
8 20 (24.69%) VB.NET
9 19 (23.46%) VB
10 4 (4.94%) C
11 3 (3.70%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.35%) Facebook
2 10 (12.35%) Twitter