The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 180 171
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9  
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 14 23 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.40% 0.58% 0.81%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.98% 3.23% 4.92%
Number of salaries quoted 14 23 33
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +46.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
West Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 708 713 752
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 20.21% 18.04% 16.37%
Number of salaries quoted 602 621 599
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £56,900
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

MSTest
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for MSTest in West Yorkshire

MSTest
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MSTest in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MSTest in West Yorkshire

MSTest
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Leeds +9 13 £55,000 - 3
Halifax - 1 £35,000 -
MSTest
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 35 (92.11%) C#
1 35 (92.11%) Java
1 35 (92.11%) SQL
1 35 (92.11%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (81.58%) Web Services
3 30 (78.95%) .NET
4 29 (76.32%) T-SQL
4 29 (76.32%) NUnit
4 29 (76.32%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (73.68%) jQuery
5 28 (73.68%) Scrum
5 28 (73.68%) JavaScript
5 28 (73.68%) ASP.NET
5 28 (73.68%) CSS
5 28 (73.68%) Finance
6 26 (68.42%) PL/SQL
6 26 (68.42%) C++
6 26 (68.42%) XML
6 26 (68.42%) OO
6 26 (68.42%) LINQ
6 26 (68.42%) WCF
6 26 (68.42%) WPF
6 26 (68.42%) WF
7 25 (65.79%) Silverlight
7 25 (65.79%) Use Case
7 25 (65.79%) Software Engineering
7 25 (65.79%) RUP
7 25 (65.79%) DSDM
7 25 (65.79%) XSLT
7 25 (65.79%) HTML

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 3 (7.89%) CMS
1 3 (7.89%) EPiServer
1 3 (7.89%) IIS
2 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 29 (76.32%) NUnit
2 6 (15.79%) Ranorex
2 6 (15.79%) SoapUI
3 3 (7.89%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.26%) Eclipse
General
1 28 (73.68%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (65.79%) .NET Software Engineer
1 25 (65.79%) C# Software Engineer
1 25 (65.79%) Software Engineer
2 9 (23.68%) Tester
3 7 (18.42%) Software Tester
4 6 (15.79%) Agile Tester
5 4 (10.53%) .NET Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (5.26%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.63%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.63%) C# Software Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Manual Tester
8 1 (2.63%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (2.63%) SQL Developer
8 1 (2.63%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (81.58%) Web Services
2 30 (78.95%) .NET
3 28 (73.68%) ASP.NET
3 28 (73.68%) CSS
3 28 (73.68%) jQuery
4 26 (68.42%) LINQ
4 26 (68.42%) WCF
4 26 (68.42%) WF
4 26 (68.42%) WPF
4 26 (68.42%) XML
5 25 (65.79%) HTML
5 25 (65.79%) RESTful
5 25 (65.79%) Silverlight
5 25 (65.79%) SOAP
5 25 (65.79%) XSLT
6 4 (10.53%) .NET Framework
7 3 (7.89%) CSS3
7 3 (7.89%) Entity Framework
7 3 (7.89%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (7.89%) Razor View Engine
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (92.11%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (76.32%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (73.68%) Scrum
4 26 (68.42%) OO
5 25 (65.79%) DSDM
5 25 (65.79%) MVVM
5 25 (65.79%) RUP
5 25 (65.79%) Service Delivery
5 25 (65.79%) Software Engineering
5 25 (65.79%) UML
5 25 (65.79%) Use Case
6 9 (23.68%) Test Automation
7 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
7 6 (15.79%) OOD
7 6 (15.79%) Scenario Testing
7 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (7.89%) MVC
8 3 (7.89%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (7.89%) Software Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (92.11%) C#
1 35 (92.11%) Java
1 35 (92.11%) SQL
2 29 (76.32%) T-SQL
3 28 (73.68%) JavaScript
4 26 (68.42%) C++
4 26 (68.42%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) ISEB
1 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Telerik
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
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