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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 67 96 114
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +18
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 57 18 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.97% 1.13% 1.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.07% 7.44% 8.93%
Number of salaries quoted 57 18 26
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
436 242 291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.74% 15.23% 13.52%
Number of salaries quoted 399 223 253
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,925 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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 +15 52 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Chester - 5 £35,000 - 1
MSTest
North West

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 82 (93.18%) C#
1 82 (93.18%) .NET
1 82 (93.18%) Scrum
1 82 (93.18%) TDD
1 82 (93.18%) NUnit
1 82 (93.18%) Continuous Integration
1 82 (93.18%) Kanban
1 82 (93.18%) Spring.NET
1 82 (93.18%) Rhino Mocks
1 82 (93.18%) Moq
1 82 (93.18%) Castle Windsor
1 82 (93.18%) Ninject
1 82 (93.18%) Dependency Injection
1 82 (93.18%) Inversion of Control
1 82 (93.18%) Unity DI Container
2 62 (70.45%) MVC
2 62 (70.45%) ASP.NET
2 62 (70.45%) ASP.NET MVC
3 58 (65.91%) Windows
4 56 (63.64%) Web Application Development
4 56 (63.64%) WCF
5 54 (61.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 52 (59.09%) MVVM
6 52 (59.09%) Razor View Engine
6 52 (59.09%) WPF
6 52 (59.09%) SQL Server
6 52 (59.09%) WinForms
7 36 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (31.82%) MCTS
8 28 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 26 (29.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (59.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 82 (93.18%) NUnit
1 82 (93.18%) Rhino Mocks
1 82 (93.18%) Moq
2 6 (6.82%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (17.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 78 (88.64%) .NET Developer
1 78 (88.64%) Developer
2 26 (29.55%) Graduate
2 26 (29.55%) Junior Developer
2 26 (29.55%) Junior .NET Developer
2 26 (29.55%) Graduate Developer
2 26 (29.55%) Junior
2 26 (29.55%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 6 (6.82%) Analyst
3 6 (6.82%) Test Analyst
4 5 (5.68%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (5.68%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (4.55%) Development Manager
5 4 (4.55%) .NET Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (93.18%) .NET
1 82 (93.18%) Spring.NET
1 82 (93.18%) Castle Windsor
1 82 (93.18%) Ninject
1 82 (93.18%) Unity DI Container
2 62 (70.45%) ASP.NET
2 62 (70.45%) ASP.NET MVC
3 56 (63.64%) WCF
4 54 (61.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 52 (59.09%) Razor View Engine
5 52 (59.09%) WPF
5 52 (59.09%) WinForms
6 26 (29.55%) .NET Framework
7 5 (5.68%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 82 (93.18%) Inversion of Control
2 26 (29.55%) Computer Science
3 15 (17.05%) Social Network
3 15 (17.05%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 58 (65.91%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (93.18%) Scrum
1 82 (93.18%) TDD
1 82 (93.18%) Continuous Integration
1 82 (93.18%) Kanban
1 82 (93.18%) Dependency Injection
2 62 (70.45%) MVC
3 56 (63.64%) Web Application Development
4 52 (59.09%) MVVM
5 36 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (6.82%) OOP
6 6 (6.82%) OOA/OOD
6 6 (6.82%) OO
6 6 (6.82%) OOD
6 6 (6.82%) Release Management
6 6 (6.82%) Performance Testing
6 6 (6.82%) Test Scripting
6 6 (6.82%) Software Testing
7 5 (5.68%) Automated Testing
7 5 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.14%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (93.18%) C#
2 26 (29.55%) VB
2 26 (29.55%) VB.NET
3 6 (6.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (31.82%) MCTS
1 28 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
1 28 (31.82%) MCP
1 28 (31.82%) MCAD
1 28 (31.82%) MCSD
2 6 (6.82%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (17.05%) Facebook
1 15 (17.05%) Twitter
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