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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 82 88 103
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +15
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 35 33 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.02% 1.95% 1.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.28% 11.54% 9.81%
Number of salaries quoted 35 33 26
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
285 286 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.45% 16.87% 14.13%
Number of salaries quoted 247 255 228
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +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 27 March 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 +5 26 £32,500 -7.14% 2
MSTest
North West

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 79 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (77.22%) TDD
2 61 (77.22%) NUnit
2 61 (77.22%) Continuous Integration
2 61 (77.22%) C#
2 61 (77.22%) Kanban
3 59 (74.68%) .NET
4 56 (70.89%) Scrum
4 56 (70.89%) Spring.NET
4 56 (70.89%) Castle Windsor
4 56 (70.89%) Ninject
4 56 (70.89%) Rhino Mocks
4 56 (70.89%) Moq
4 56 (70.89%) Dependency Injection
4 56 (70.89%) Inversion of Control
4 56 (70.89%) Unity DI Container
5 55 (69.62%) ASP.NET MVC
5 55 (69.62%) MVC
5 55 (69.62%) ASP.NET
6 50 (63.29%) WCF
6 50 (63.29%) Web Application Development
7 49 (62.03%) Windows
8 36 (45.57%) WPF
8 36 (45.57%) MVVM
9 33 (41.77%) SQL Server
10 31 (39.24%) WinForms
11 25 (31.65%) Internet
11 25 (31.65%) VB
11 25 (31.65%) VB.NET
11 25 (31.65%) .NET Framework

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (6.33%) IIS
1 5 (6.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (31.65%) Internet
2 5 (6.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (41.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 61 (77.22%) NUnit
2 56 (70.89%) Rhino Mocks
2 56 (70.89%) Moq
3 18 (22.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (20.25%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (6.33%) Ant
5 5 (6.33%) TeamCity
5 5 (6.33%) Git (software)
5 5 (6.33%) SpecFlow
5 5 (6.33%) Jenkins
5 5 (6.33%) Mercurial
General
1 8 (10.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 61 (77.22%) Developer
2 58 (73.42%) .NET Developer
3 25 (31.65%) Junior
3 25 (31.65%) Junior Developer
3 25 (31.65%) Graduate
3 25 (31.65%) Junior .NET Developer
3 25 (31.65%) Graduate Developer
3 25 (31.65%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 16 (20.25%) Tester
4 16 (20.25%) Analyst
4 16 (20.25%) Test Analyst
5 15 (18.99%) QA Tester
6 13 (16.46%) Software Tester
7 10 (12.66%) Test Consultant
7 10 (12.66%) Consultant
7 10 (12.66%) QA Consultant
7 10 (12.66%) Software Consultant
8 3 (3.80%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.53%) Database Team Leader
9 2 (2.53%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (74.68%) .NET
2 56 (70.89%) Castle Windsor
2 56 (70.89%) Ninject
2 56 (70.89%) Spring.NET
2 56 (70.89%) Unity DI Container
3 55 (69.62%) ASP.NET MVC
3 55 (69.62%) ASP.NET
4 50 (63.29%) WCF
5 36 (45.57%) WPF
6 31 (39.24%) WinForms
7 25 (31.65%) .NET Framework
8 5 (6.33%) jQuery
8 5 (6.33%) CSS
8 5 (6.33%) SOAP
8 5 (6.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (6.33%) REST
8 5 (6.33%) Reactive Extensions
8 5 (6.33%) Razor View Engine
8 5 (6.33%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (6.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 56 (70.89%) Inversion of Control
2 25 (31.65%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.59%) Social Network
3 6 (7.59%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 49 (62.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (77.22%) TDD
2 61 (77.22%) Continuous Integration
2 61 (77.22%) Kanban
3 56 (70.89%) Dependency Injection
3 56 (70.89%) Scrum
4 55 (69.62%) MVC
5 50 (63.29%) Web Application Development
6 36 (45.57%) MVVM
7 18 (22.78%) Software Testing
8 16 (20.25%) Release Management
8 16 (20.25%) Performance Testing
8 16 (20.25%) Test Scripting
9 8 (10.13%) Manual Testing
10 5 (6.33%) Domain-Driven Design
10 5 (6.33%) BDD
10 5 (6.33%) DevOps
10 5 (6.33%) Web Development
10 5 (6.33%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
11 2 (2.53%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (77.22%) C#
2 25 (31.65%) VB
2 25 (31.65%) VB.NET
3 18 (22.78%) SQL
4 5 (6.33%) Java
4 5 (6.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.33%) Ruby
4 5 (6.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (22.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.25%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (22.78%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (6.33%) Puppet
2 5 (6.33%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 6 (7.59%) Facebook
1 6 (7.59%) Twitter
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft
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