Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for MSTest skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited MSTest over the 6 months to 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 155 64
Rank change year-on-year -6 -91 +54
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 5 10 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.17% 0.37% 3.62%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.83% 1.84% 16.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 79
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +21.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £30,000 £35,325 £22,500
90th Percentile £59,000 £48,750 £45,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% +14.29%

MSTest is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 605 544 467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.73% 20.09% 21.42%
Number of salaries quoted 444 424 417
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £29,750 £30,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £53,750
North West median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing MSTest as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in Cheshire

MSTest
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MSTest in Cheshire.

Salary trend for MSTest in Cheshire

MSTest
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MSTest in Cheshire over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for MSTest 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 6 months to 15 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 3 £41,250 - 1
Crewe -13 1 £50,000 +17.65%
Knutsford - 1 - -
MSTest
North West

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT jobs citing MSTest also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) MVC
1 4 (80.00%) NUnit
1 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (60.00%) N-Tier
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) WCF
3 2 (40.00%) Web Development
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (20.00%) REST

MSTest
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) CMS
1 1 (20.00%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (20.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (20.00%) Big Data
3 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (20.00%) RavenDB
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (80.00%) NUnit
2 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) CA Release Automation
3 1 (20.00%) GitLab
3 1 (20.00%) Moq
3 1 (20.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Web Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) WCF
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Core
4 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (20.00%) Ember.js
4 1 (20.00%) JSON
4 1 (20.00%) LESS
4 1 (20.00%) React
4 1 (20.00%) REST
4 1 (20.00%) Sass
4 1 (20.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Commercial Awareness
4 1 (20.00%) Decision-Making
4 1 (20.00%) Deployment Automation
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat