The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 84 88 109
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +21
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 36 37 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.09% 2.07% 0.98%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.95% 11.60% 6.52%
Number of salaries quoted 35 37 18
Average salary £27,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.42% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
MSTest
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Development Applications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
278 319 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.16% 17.81% 15.07%
Number of salaries quoted 233 275 230
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MSTest across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

MSTest
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MSTest across the Cheshire region.

MSTest Salary Trend in Cheshire

MSTest
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +4 30 £32,500 -7.14% 3
MSTest
North West

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing MSTest also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MSTest.

1 75 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (74.67%) TDD
2 56 (74.67%) C#
2 56 (74.67%) Continuous Integration
3 55 (73.33%) Kanban
3 55 (73.33%) .NET
3 55 (73.33%) NUnit
4 54 (72.00%) ASP.NET
5 53 (70.67%) MVC
5 53 (70.67%) Scrum
5 53 (70.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 52 (69.33%) Dependency Injection
6 52 (69.33%) Inversion of Control
6 52 (69.33%) Rhino Mocks
6 52 (69.33%) Moq
6 52 (69.33%) Castle Windsor
6 52 (69.33%) Ninject
6 52 (69.33%) Spring.NET
6 52 (69.33%) Unity DI Container
7 50 (66.67%) Web Application Development
7 50 (66.67%) WCF
8 46 (61.33%) Windows
9 31 (41.33%) SQL Server
10 30 (40.00%) WPF
10 30 (40.00%) MVVM
11 27 (36.00%) WinForms
12 26 (34.67%) .NET Framework
13 25 (33.33%) Computer Science
13 25 (33.33%) VB
13 25 (33.33%) VB.NET

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing MSTest also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MSTest. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.00%) IIS
1 3 (4.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (33.33%) Internet
2 3 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (41.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 55 (73.33%) NUnit
2 52 (69.33%) Rhino Mocks
2 52 (69.33%) Moq
3 20 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (21.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (4.00%) Mercurial
5 3 (4.00%) SpecFlow
5 3 (4.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.00%) TeamCity
5 3 (4.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.00%) Ant
6 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 56 (74.67%) Developer
2 55 (73.33%) .NET Developer
3 25 (33.33%) Junior
3 25 (33.33%) Junior Developer
3 25 (33.33%) Graduate
3 25 (33.33%) Junior .NET Developer
3 25 (33.33%) Graduate Developer
3 25 (33.33%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 17 (22.67%) Tester
5 16 (21.33%) Analyst
5 16 (21.33%) Test Analyst
6 15 (20.00%) QA Tester
7 13 (17.33%) Software Tester
8 10 (13.33%) Test Consultant
8 10 (13.33%) Consultant
8 10 (13.33%) QA Consultant
8 10 (13.33%) Software Consultant
9 3 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (2.67%) Team Leader
10 2 (2.67%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (73.33%) .NET
2 54 (72.00%) ASP.NET
3 53 (70.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 52 (69.33%) Castle Windsor
4 52 (69.33%) Ninject
4 52 (69.33%) Unity DI Container
4 52 (69.33%) Spring.NET
5 50 (66.67%) WCF
6 30 (40.00%) WPF
7 27 (36.00%) WinForms
8 26 (34.67%) .NET Framework
9 4 (5.33%) CSS
9 4 (5.33%) REST
9 4 (5.33%) HTML
9 4 (5.33%) jQuery
9 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (5.33%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (4.00%) Gherkin
10 3 (4.00%) Reactive Extensions
10 3 (4.00%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 52 (69.33%) Inversion of Control
2 25 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.67%) Social Network
3 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 46 (61.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (74.67%) TDD
2 56 (74.67%) Continuous Integration
3 55 (73.33%) Kanban
4 53 (70.67%) MVC
4 53 (70.67%) Scrum
5 52 (69.33%) Dependency Injection
6 50 (66.67%) Web Application Development
7 30 (40.00%) MVVM
8 19 (25.33%) Software Testing
9 16 (21.33%) Release Management
9 16 (21.33%) Performance Testing
9 16 (21.33%) Test Scripting
10 9 (12.00%) Manual Testing
11 4 (5.33%) Web Development
12 3 (4.00%) Automated Testing
12 3 (4.00%) BDD
12 3 (4.00%) Domain-Driven Design
12 3 (4.00%) DevOps
12 3 (4.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 56 (74.67%) C#
2 25 (33.33%) VB
2 25 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 20 (26.67%) SQL
4 4 (5.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.00%) Java
5 3 (4.00%) Ruby
5 3 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (25.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (25.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.00%) Puppet
2 3 (4.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.67%) Facebook
2 2 (2.67%) Twitter
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