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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 88 72 96
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +24
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 39 55 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.25% 2.80% 1.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.66% 12.39% 7.79%
Number of salaries quoted 39 55 19
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 £35,500 £37,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
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
366 444 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.12% 22.58% 15.47%
Number of salaries quoted 322 406 226
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 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 37 £35,000 - 4
Crewe - 2 £25,000 -
MSTest
North West

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 69 (94.52%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (83.56%) .NET
3 55 (75.34%) ASP.NET
3 55 (75.34%) C#
3 55 (75.34%) TDD
4 53 (72.60%) NUnit
4 53 (72.60%) MVC
4 53 (72.60%) Scrum
4 53 (72.60%) Continuous Integration
4 53 (72.60%) Moq
5 51 (69.86%) Rhino Mocks
5 51 (69.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 51 (69.86%) Dependency Injection
5 51 (69.86%) Inversion of Control
5 51 (69.86%) Kanban
5 51 (69.86%) Spring.NET
5 51 (69.86%) WCF
5 51 (69.86%) Castle Windsor
5 51 (69.86%) Ninject
5 51 (69.86%) Web Application Development
5 51 (69.86%) Unity DI Container
6 44 (60.27%) SQL Server
7 38 (52.05%) Windows
8 26 (35.62%) VB.NET
8 26 (35.62%) .NET Framework
9 24 (32.88%) Computer Science
9 24 (32.88%) WPF
9 24 (32.88%) WinForms
9 24 (32.88%) MVVM
9 24 (32.88%) VB

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 6 (8.22%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (4.11%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (26.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (32.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (60.27%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.96%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 53 (72.60%) NUnit
1 53 (72.60%) Moq
2 51 (69.86%) Rhino Mocks
3 16 (21.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (9.59%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (17.81%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Legal
Job Titles
1 55 (75.34%) Developer
1 55 (75.34%) .NET Developer
2 24 (32.88%) Junior
2 24 (32.88%) Graduate
2 24 (32.88%) Junior .NET Developer
2 24 (32.88%) Graduate Developer
2 24 (32.88%) Junior Developer
2 24 (32.88%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 11 (15.07%) Tester
3 11 (15.07%) Analyst
3 11 (15.07%) Test Analyst
4 6 (8.22%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (8.22%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Software Tester
5 5 (6.85%) Lead Tester
6 4 (5.48%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Functional Test Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Functional Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Database Team Leader
8 2 (2.74%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (83.56%) .NET
2 55 (75.34%) ASP.NET
3 51 (69.86%) WCF
3 51 (69.86%) Spring.NET
3 51 (69.86%) ASP.NET MVC
3 51 (69.86%) Castle Windsor
3 51 (69.86%) Ninject
3 51 (69.86%) Unity DI Container
4 26 (35.62%) .NET Framework
5 24 (32.88%) WinForms
5 24 (32.88%) WPF
6 8 (10.96%) XML
7 3 (4.11%) Web Services
8 2 (2.74%) HTML
8 2 (2.74%) CSS
8 2 (2.74%) LINQ
8 2 (2.74%) jQuery
8 2 (2.74%) REST
8 2 (2.74%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (2.74%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 51 (69.86%) Inversion of Control
2 24 (32.88%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (52.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (94.52%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (75.34%) TDD
3 53 (72.60%) MVC
3 53 (72.60%) Scrum
3 53 (72.60%) Continuous Integration
4 51 (69.86%) Kanban
4 51 (69.86%) Dependency Injection
4 51 (69.86%) Web Application Development
5 24 (32.88%) MVVM
6 14 (19.18%) Software Testing
7 9 (12.33%) SDLC
8 8 (10.96%) Test Scripting
9 7 (9.59%) Mentoring
9 7 (9.59%) Automated Testing
9 7 (9.59%) Manual Testing
9 7 (9.59%) Performance Testing
10 6 (8.22%) Validation
10 6 (8.22%) ETL
11 4 (5.48%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (4.11%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 55 (75.34%) C#
2 26 (35.62%) VB.NET
3 24 (32.88%) VB
4 16 (21.92%) SQL
5 3 (4.11%) Java
6 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (19.18%) ISEB
2 4 (5.48%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (19.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
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