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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 207 172 174
Rank change year-on-year -35 +2  
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 40 68 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.65% 1.18% 1.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.16% 5.70% 7.15%
Number of salaries quoted 39 66 82
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £43,000
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 West with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1264 1193 1147
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 20.57% 20.78% 17.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1067 1039 1006
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,950 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -19 33 £40,000 -23.80% 5
Merseyside -3 6 £48,750 +14.70% 1
Cheshire -25 1 £32,000 -8.57% 1
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 104 (98.11%) .NET
1 104 (98.11%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (94.34%) NUnit
3 96 (90.57%) C#
4 93 (87.74%) Scrum
5 90 (84.91%) Continuous Integration
6 85 (80.19%) WPF
7 78 (73.58%) MVVM
8 76 (71.70%) TDD
9 68 (64.15%) Kanban
10 66 (62.26%) Dependency Injection
11 65 (61.32%) Inversion of Control
12 64 (60.38%) Unity DI Container
12 64 (60.38%) SQL Server
13 61 (57.55%) WCF
14 58 (54.72%) Windows
14 58 (54.72%) Ninject
15 57 (53.77%) Spring.NET
16 53 (50.00%) Rhino Mocks
16 53 (50.00%) Moq
17 52 (49.06%) Castle Windsor
18 50 (47.17%) ASP.NET
19 44 (41.51%) WinForms
19 44 (41.51%) LINQ
20 41 (38.68%) SQL
20 41 (38.68%) SQL Server 2014
21 40 (37.74%) XML
22 39 (36.79%) OO
22 39 (36.79%) C++
23 36 (33.96%) WF

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 7 (6.60%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (7.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.89%) SaaS
2 1 (0.94%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.94%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.38%) Internet
2 8 (7.55%) Broadband
3 7 (6.60%) Ethernet
3 7 (6.60%) RS-232
3 7 (6.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (60.38%) SQL Server
2 41 (38.68%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (7.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (6.60%) RDBMS
4 7 (6.60%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.89%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 100 (94.34%) NUnit
2 53 (50.00%) Moq
2 53 (50.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 9 (8.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Blend
4 7 (6.60%) MSI
4 7 (6.60%) NuGet
4 7 (6.60%) Visual Studio
4 7 (6.60%) WiX
5 4 (3.77%) Selenium
5 4 (3.77%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.89%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.89%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 28 (26.42%) Finance
2 26 (24.53%) Marketing
3 8 (7.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 79 (74.53%) Developer
2 75 (70.75%) .NET Developer
3 31 (29.25%) .NET Software Developer
4 26 (24.53%) C# Developer
5 25 (23.58%) .NET Software Engineer
5 25 (23.58%) C# Software Engineer
5 25 (23.58%) Software Engineer
6 22 (20.75%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (7.55%) Telecoms Developer
8 7 (6.60%) Graduate
8 7 (6.60%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 7 (6.60%) Graduate Developer
8 7 (6.60%) Internet Developer
8 7 (6.60%) Junior
8 7 (6.60%) Junior .NET Developer
8 7 (6.60%) Junior Developer
9 6 (5.66%) Agile C# Developer
9 6 (5.66%) Agile Developer
9 6 (5.66%) SQL Developer
9 6 (5.66%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (98.11%) .NET
2 85 (80.19%) WPF
3 64 (60.38%) Unity DI Container
4 61 (57.55%) WCF
5 58 (54.72%) Ninject
6 57 (53.77%) Spring.NET
7 52 (49.06%) Castle Windsor
8 50 (47.17%) ASP.NET
9 44 (41.51%) LINQ
9 44 (41.51%) WinForms
10 40 (37.74%) XML
11 36 (33.96%) WF
12 34 (32.08%) Web Services
13 32 (30.19%) Silverlight
14 30 (28.30%) jQuery
15 29 (27.36%) CSS
15 29 (27.36%) HTML
16 26 (24.53%) SOAP
17 25 (23.58%) RESTful
17 25 (23.58%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.38%) Tandem
2 7 (6.60%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.60%) Data Structures
2 7 (6.60%) Industrial Internet of Things
2 7 (6.60%) Internet of Things
3 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.89%) Social Network
4 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.94%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.94%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 58 (54.72%) Windows
2 7 (6.60%) Linux
2 7 (6.60%) Mac OS
2 7 (6.60%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 1 (0.94%) Android
3 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (98.11%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (87.74%) Scrum
3 90 (84.91%) Continuous Integration
4 78 (73.58%) MVVM
5 76 (71.70%) TDD
6 68 (64.15%) Kanban
7 66 (62.26%) Dependency Injection
8 65 (61.32%) Inversion of Control
9 39 (36.79%) OO
10 33 (31.13%) MVC
11 32 (30.19%) RUP
11 32 (30.19%) Software Engineering
11 32 (30.19%) UML
12 25 (23.58%) DSDM
12 25 (23.58%) Service Delivery
12 25 (23.58%) Use Case
13 18 (16.98%) Web Application Development
14 10 (9.43%) Unit Testing
15 8 (7.55%) Multithreading
16 7 (6.60%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (90.57%) C#
2 41 (38.68%) SQL
3 39 (36.79%) C++
4 33 (31.13%) VB
4 33 (31.13%) VB.NET
5 32 (30.19%) Java
6 31 (29.25%) JavaScript
6 31 (29.25%) PL/SQL
6 31 (29.25%) T-SQL
7 7 (6.60%) C
7 7 (6.60%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (6.60%) Degree
2 2 (1.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.49%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (17.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.89%) Facebook
2 2 (1.89%) Twitter
2 2 (1.89%) Xamarin
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