Period
to 18 July 2019

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 18 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
England > North West
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 307 296 281
Rank change year-on-year -11 -15 -70
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 21 67 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.20% 0.54% 0.69%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.96% 2.36% 3.28%
Number of salaries quoted 21 65 90
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £56,250 £55,000
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 2,183 2,845 2,748
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.80% 22.85% 20.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,607 2,273 2,293
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,200 £63,700 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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
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 18 July 2019. 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 -26 20 £50,000 - 3
Cheshire +30 1 £40,000 -3.03% 5
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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 21 (100.00%) C#
1 21 (100.00%) .NET
1 21 (100.00%) NUnit
2 20 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (95.24%) Scrum
3 19 (90.48%) WPF
3 19 (90.48%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (90.48%) MVVM
4 18 (85.71%) JavaScript
4 18 (85.71%) CSS
5 17 (80.95%) SOAP
5 17 (80.95%) Web Services
5 17 (80.95%) XML
5 17 (80.95%) SQL
5 17 (80.95%) HTML
5 17 (80.95%) ASP.NET
6 16 (76.19%) C++
6 16 (76.19%) T-SQL
6 16 (76.19%) PL/SQL
6 16 (76.19%) XSLT
6 16 (76.19%) UML
6 16 (76.19%) OO
6 16 (76.19%) RUP
6 16 (76.19%) DSDM
6 16 (76.19%) WCF
6 16 (76.19%) WF
6 16 (76.19%) Silverlight
6 16 (76.19%) LINQ
6 16 (76.19%) Use Case
6 16 (76.19%) jQuery

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 (4.76%) CMS
1 1 (4.76%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (100.00%) NUnit
2 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.76%) GitLab
3 1 (4.76%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (52.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) .NET Developer
1 13 (61.90%) Developer
2 11 (52.38%) C# .NET Developer
2 11 (52.38%) C# Developer
2 11 (52.38%) C# WPF Developer
2 11 (52.38%) WPF Developer
3 9 (42.86%) Senior .NET Developer
3 9 (42.86%) Senior Developer
4 8 (38.10%) .NET Software Engineer
4 8 (38.10%) Agile .NET Developer
4 8 (38.10%) Agile C# Developer
4 8 (38.10%) Agile Developer
4 8 (38.10%) C# Software Developer
4 8 (38.10%) C# Software Engineer
4 8 (38.10%) Senior Agile Developer
4 8 (38.10%) Senior C# .NET Developer
4 8 (38.10%) Senior C# Developer
4 8 (38.10%) Senior C# Software Developer
4 8 (38.10%) Senior Software Developer
4 8 (38.10%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (90.48%) WPF
3 18 (85.71%) CSS
4 17 (80.95%) ASP.NET
4 17 (80.95%) HTML
4 17 (80.95%) SOAP
4 17 (80.95%) Web Services
4 17 (80.95%) XML
5 16 (76.19%) jQuery
5 16 (76.19%) LINQ
5 16 (76.19%) RESTful
5 16 (76.19%) Silverlight
5 16 (76.19%) WCF
5 16 (76.19%) WF
5 16 (76.19%) XSLT
6 9 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (38.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 8 (38.10%) WinForms
8 3 (14.29%) Spring.NET
8 3 (14.29%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (14.29%) Social Network
2 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (95.24%) Scrum
2 19 (90.48%) Continuous Integration
2 19 (90.48%) MVVM
3 16 (76.19%) DSDM
3 16 (76.19%) OO
3 16 (76.19%) RUP
3 16 (76.19%) Software Engineering
3 16 (76.19%) UML
3 16 (76.19%) Use Case
4 10 (47.62%) MVC
5 9 (42.86%) DevOps
6 8 (38.10%) Service Delivery
7 4 (19.05%) Kanban
7 4 (19.05%) TDD
8 3 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
10 1 (4.76%) Microservices
10 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) C#
2 18 (85.71%) JavaScript
3 17 (80.95%) SQL
4 16 (76.19%) C++
4 16 (76.19%) PL/SQL
4 16 (76.19%) T-SQL
5 8 (38.10%) Java
6 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Facebook
2 3 (14.29%) Twitter