The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
North West / Cheshire
Rank 88 72 92
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +20
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 4 32 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.40% 2.51% 1.97%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.38% 12.17% 10.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4 32 36
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%

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
168 263 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.70% 20.61% 18.09%
Number of salaries quoted 138 244 300
Median salary £40,750 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.87% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing MSTest as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 21 February 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
Warrington -17 3 £35,000 -
MSTest
North West

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 48 (97.96%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (85.71%) NUnit
2 42 (85.71%) C#
2 42 (85.71%) .NET
3 41 (83.67%) Scrum
3 41 (83.67%) TDD
3 41 (83.67%) Continuous Integration
3 41 (83.67%) Kanban
3 41 (83.67%) Spring.NET
3 41 (83.67%) Rhino Mocks
3 41 (83.67%) Moq
3 41 (83.67%) Castle Windsor
3 41 (83.67%) Ninject
3 41 (83.67%) Dependency Injection
3 41 (83.67%) Inversion of Control
3 41 (83.67%) Unity DI Container
4 31 (63.27%) MVC
4 31 (63.27%) Windows
5 30 (61.22%) ASP.NET
5 30 (61.22%) WCF
5 30 (61.22%) Web Application Development
5 30 (61.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 30 (61.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 29 (59.18%) SQL Server
7 24 (48.98%) WinForms
7 24 (48.98%) WPF
7 24 (48.98%) MVVM
8 13 (26.53%) .NET Framework
8 13 (26.53%) Computer Science
8 13 (26.53%) Internet

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) WebTrends
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (59.18%) SQL Server
2 11 (22.45%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 42 (85.71%) NUnit
2 41 (83.67%) Moq
2 41 (83.67%) Rhino Mocks
3 7 (14.29%) HP UFT
3 7 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 42 (85.71%) .NET Developer
1 42 (85.71%) Developer
2 17 (34.69%) .NET Software Developer
3 13 (26.53%) Graduate
3 13 (26.53%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 13 (26.53%) Graduate Developer
3 13 (26.53%) Internet Developer
3 13 (26.53%) Junior
3 13 (26.53%) Junior .NET Developer
3 13 (26.53%) Junior Developer
4 11 (22.45%) C# .NET Developer
4 11 (22.45%) C# Developer
4 11 (22.45%) WinForms Developer
5 7 (14.29%) QA Analyst
5 7 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
5 7 (14.29%) QA Tester
5 7 (14.29%) Software Analyst
5 7 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
5 7 (14.29%) Software Tester
5 7 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (85.71%) .NET
2 41 (83.67%) Castle Windsor
2 41 (83.67%) Ninject
2 41 (83.67%) Spring.NET
2 41 (83.67%) Unity DI Container
3 30 (61.22%) ASP.NET
3 30 (61.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 30 (61.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 30 (61.22%) WCF
4 24 (48.98%) WinForms
4 24 (48.98%) WPF
5 13 (26.53%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.04%) JSON
6 1 (2.04%) REST
6 1 (2.04%) SOAP
6 1 (2.04%) Web Services
6 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) Computer Science
2 11 (22.45%) Tandem
3 1 (2.04%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 31 (63.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (97.96%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (83.67%) Continuous Integration
2 41 (83.67%) Dependency Injection
2 41 (83.67%) Inversion of Control
2 41 (83.67%) Kanban
2 41 (83.67%) Scrum
2 41 (83.67%) TDD
3 31 (63.27%) MVC
4 30 (61.22%) Web Application Development
5 24 (48.98%) MVVM
6 7 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 7 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 7 (14.29%) Release Management
6 7 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 7 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.04%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.04%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 42 (85.71%) C#
2 13 (26.53%) VB
2 13 (26.53%) VB.NET
3 7 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (22.45%) Microsoft