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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
North West / Cheshire
Rank 70 61 82
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +21
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 19 42 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.83% 3.20% 2.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.74% 16.94% 11.48%
Number of salaries quoted 19 42 41
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +20.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
195 248 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.77% 18.92% 20.06%
Number of salaries quoted 162 227 318
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSTest across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

MSTest Salary Histogram 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 16 January 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 -4 19 £35,000 -
MSTest
North West

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 62 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (82.26%) TDD
2 51 (82.26%) NUnit
2 51 (82.26%) Scrum
2 51 (82.26%) C#
2 51 (82.26%) .NET
2 51 (82.26%) Continuous Integration
2 51 (82.26%) Kanban
2 51 (82.26%) Spring.NET
2 51 (82.26%) Rhino Mocks
2 51 (82.26%) Moq
2 51 (82.26%) Castle Windsor
2 51 (82.26%) Ninject
2 51 (82.26%) Dependency Injection
2 51 (82.26%) Inversion of Control
2 51 (82.26%) Unity DI Container
3 40 (64.52%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 40 (64.52%) ASP.NET MVC
3 40 (64.52%) Web Application Development
3 40 (64.52%) WCF
3 40 (64.52%) Windows
3 40 (64.52%) ASP.NET
3 40 (64.52%) MVC
4 33 (53.23%) SQL Server
5 29 (46.77%) WinForms
5 29 (46.77%) WPF
5 29 (46.77%) MVVM
6 18 (29.03%) .NET Framework
6 18 (29.03%) Computer Science
6 18 (29.03%) VB

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:

Communications & Networking
1 18 (29.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (53.23%) SQL Server
2 11 (17.74%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 51 (82.26%) Moq
1 51 (82.26%) NUnit
1 51 (82.26%) Rhino Mocks
2 11 (17.74%) HP UFT
2 11 (17.74%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 51 (82.26%) .NET Developer
1 51 (82.26%) Developer
2 22 (35.48%) .NET Software Developer
3 18 (29.03%) Graduate
3 18 (29.03%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 18 (29.03%) Graduate Developer
3 18 (29.03%) Internet Developer
3 18 (29.03%) Junior
3 18 (29.03%) Junior .NET Developer
3 18 (29.03%) Junior Developer
4 11 (17.74%) Analyst
4 11 (17.74%) C# Developer
4 11 (17.74%) QA Analyst
4 11 (17.74%) QA Test Analyst
4 11 (17.74%) QA Tester
4 11 (17.74%) Software Test Analyst
4 11 (17.74%) Software Tester
4 11 (17.74%) Test Analyst
4 11 (17.74%) Tester
4 11 (17.74%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (82.26%) .NET
1 51 (82.26%) Castle Windsor
1 51 (82.26%) Ninject
1 51 (82.26%) Spring.NET
1 51 (82.26%) Unity DI Container
2 40 (64.52%) ASP.NET
2 40 (64.52%) ASP.NET MVC
2 40 (64.52%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 40 (64.52%) WCF
3 29 (46.77%) WinForms
3 29 (46.77%) WPF
4 18 (29.03%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 51 (82.26%) Inversion of Control
2 18 (29.03%) Computer Science
3 11 (17.74%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 40 (64.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (82.26%) Continuous Integration
2 51 (82.26%) Dependency Injection
2 51 (82.26%) Kanban
2 51 (82.26%) Scrum
2 51 (82.26%) TDD
3 40 (64.52%) MVC
3 40 (64.52%) Web Application Development
4 29 (46.77%) MVVM
5 11 (17.74%) Manual Testing
5 11 (17.74%) Performance Testing
5 11 (17.74%) Release Management
5 11 (17.74%) Software Testing
5 11 (17.74%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 51 (82.26%) C#
2 18 (29.03%) VB
2 18 (29.03%) VB.NET
3 11 (17.74%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (17.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) Microsoft