Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
England > North West
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 285 297 269
Rank change year-on-year +12 -28 -25
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 9 49 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.11% 0.48% 0.78%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.50% 2.24% 3.42%
Number of salaries quoted 9 49 98
North West median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £41,000 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £57,600 £56,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 1,789 2,192 2,868
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.13% 21.40% 22.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,455 1,773 2,291
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,125 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.28% +6.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £63,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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
Cheshire +23 8 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Manchester +3 1 £40,000 -20.00% 4
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, IT jobs citing MSTest also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (100.00%) NUnit
2 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 8 (88.89%) C#
3 7 (77.78%) SQL
3 7 (77.78%) CSS
3 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 7 (77.78%) MVC
3 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (66.67%) Performance Testing
4 6 (66.67%) AngularJS
4 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (66.67%) REST
4 6 (66.67%) React
4 6 (66.67%) Secure Coding
5 5 (55.56%) .NET Core
5 5 (55.56%) Entity Framework
5 5 (55.56%) Selenium
5 5 (55.56%) NHibernate
5 5 (55.56%) .NET Framework
6 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 2 (22.22%) Kanban
7 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
7 2 (22.22%) Web Services
7 2 (22.22%) HTML
7 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 2 (22.22%) TDD
7 2 (22.22%) Scrum
7 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Azure
1 1 (11.11%) GitHub
1 1 (11.11%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Biml
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (11.11%) Power BI
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) NUnit
2 5 (55.56%) Selenium
3 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (11.11%) GitLab
4 1 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) .NET Developer
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 6 (66.67%) .NET Software Developer
2 6 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 6 (66.67%) C# Developer
2 6 (66.67%) Software Developer
3 4 (44.44%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Lead
5 1 (11.11%) C# WPF Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Lead .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Lead Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Lead Software Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior .NET Software Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
5 1 (11.11%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 7 (77.78%) CSS
3 6 (66.67%) AngularJS
3 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (66.67%) React
3 6 (66.67%) REST
4 5 (55.56%) .NET Core
4 5 (55.56%) .NET Framework
4 5 (55.56%) Entity Framework
4 5 (55.56%) NHibernate
5 2 (22.22%) HTML
5 2 (22.22%) Web Services
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
6 1 (11.11%) JSON
6 1 (11.11%) Ninject
6 1 (11.11%) Spring.NET
6 1 (11.11%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (11.11%) WCF
6 1 (11.11%) WPF
6 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (11.11%) Social Network
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) MVC
2 6 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Secure Coding
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) Kanban
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Database Tuning
4 1 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Inmon Methodology
4 1 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (11.11%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (11.11%) Machine Learning
4 1 (11.11%) MVVM
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (11.11%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) C#
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Facebook
2 1 (11.11%) RedGate
2 1 (11.11%) Twitter