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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 68 93 89
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -4
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 33 36 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.57% 1.96% 1.83%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.60% 10.68% 11.55%
Number of salaries quoted 33 36 29
Average salary £35,000 £27,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +1.26%
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
262 337 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.44% 18.39% 15.82%
Number of salaries quoted 242 305 224
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSTest across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

MSTest Salary Histogram 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 13 February 2016. 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 +7 32 £35,000 +27.27% 4
Runcorn - 1 £42,500 -
MSTest
North West

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 88 (96.70%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (95.60%) .NET
3 66 (72.53%) SQL Server
4 61 (67.03%) C#
4 61 (67.03%) TDD
4 61 (67.03%) NUnit
4 61 (67.03%) Moq
5 59 (64.84%) Castle Windsor
5 59 (64.84%) Ninject
5 59 (64.84%) Dependency Injection
5 59 (64.84%) Inversion of Control
5 59 (64.84%) Unity DI Container
5 59 (64.84%) Rhino Mocks
5 59 (64.84%) Continuous Integration
5 59 (64.84%) Kanban
5 59 (64.84%) Spring.NET
5 59 (64.84%) Scrum
6 58 (63.74%) Windows
7 50 (54.95%) ASP.NET
7 50 (54.95%) MVC
8 48 (52.75%) WCF
8 48 (52.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 48 (52.75%) Web Application Development
8 48 (52.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 32 (35.16%) MVVM
9 32 (35.16%) WPF
9 32 (35.16%) WinForms
10 29 (31.87%) MS Excel
11 27 (29.67%) ETL
11 27 (29.67%) SQL

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 26 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (12.09%) CMS
Applications
1 29 (31.87%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (72.53%) SQL Server
2 26 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 26 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (17.58%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (12.09%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 61 (67.03%) Moq
1 61 (67.03%) NUnit
2 59 (64.84%) Rhino Mocks
3 27 (29.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (28.57%) HP UFT
General
1 17 (18.68%) Finance
2 2 (2.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 61 (67.03%) .NET Developer
1 61 (67.03%) Developer
2 29 (31.87%) Analyst
2 29 (31.87%) Test Analyst
3 27 (29.67%) .NET Software Developer
4 26 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
4 26 (28.57%) Senior Test Analyst
4 26 (28.57%) Senior Web Analyst
4 26 (28.57%) SQL Analyst
4 26 (28.57%) Web Analyst
4 26 (28.57%) Web Test Analyst
5 21 (23.08%) Graduate
5 21 (23.08%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 21 (23.08%) Graduate Developer
5 21 (23.08%) Junior
5 21 (23.08%) Junior .NET Developer
5 21 (23.08%) Junior Developer
6 20 (21.98%) Internet Developer
7 16 (17.58%) ETL Analyst
7 16 (17.58%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (95.60%) .NET
2 59 (64.84%) Castle Windsor
2 59 (64.84%) Ninject
2 59 (64.84%) Spring.NET
2 59 (64.84%) Unity DI Container
3 50 (54.95%) ASP.NET
4 48 (52.75%) ASP.NET MVC
4 48 (52.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 48 (52.75%) WCF
5 32 (35.16%) WinForms
5 32 (35.16%) WPF
6 26 (28.57%) XML
7 21 (23.08%) .NET Framework
8 16 (17.58%) Web Services
9 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 59 (64.84%) Inversion of Control
2 21 (23.08%) Computer Science
3 11 (12.09%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (12.09%) Social Network
4 10 (10.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 58 (63.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (96.70%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (67.03%) TDD
3 59 (64.84%) Continuous Integration
3 59 (64.84%) Dependency Injection
3 59 (64.84%) Kanban
3 59 (64.84%) Scrum
4 50 (54.95%) MVC
5 48 (52.75%) Web Application Development
6 32 (35.16%) MVVM
7 27 (29.67%) Defect Management
7 27 (29.67%) ETL
7 27 (29.67%) Performance Testing
7 27 (29.67%) Validation
8 26 (28.57%) Software Testing
9 17 (18.68%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (14.29%) Test Scripting
11 11 (12.09%) Functional Testing
12 3 (3.30%) User Acceptance Testing
13 2 (2.20%) OO
13 2 (2.20%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 61 (67.03%) C#
2 27 (29.67%) SQL
3 23 (25.27%) VB.NET
4 21 (23.08%) VB
5 10 (10.99%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (28.57%) ISEB
2 3 (3.30%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 27 (29.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (12.09%) Facebook
1 11 (12.09%) Twitter
2 5 (5.49%) Microsoft
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