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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 66 90
Rank change year-on-year -25 +24  
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 1 33 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.093% 2.53% 1.89%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.57% 11.70% 11.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1 33 33
Median salary £32,000 £35,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.57% +27.27%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

MSTest is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Development Application Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 175 282 293
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 16.26% 21.61% 16.82%
Number of salaries quoted 137 252 255
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing MSTest as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 26 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (92.59%) NUnit
2 25 (92.59%) C#
2 25 (92.59%) .NET
3 24 (88.89%) Scrum
3 24 (88.89%) TDD
3 24 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (88.89%) Kanban
3 24 (88.89%) Spring.NET
3 24 (88.89%) Dependency Injection
3 24 (88.89%) Inversion of Control
3 24 (88.89%) Rhino Mocks
3 24 (88.89%) Moq
3 24 (88.89%) Castle Windsor
3 24 (88.89%) Ninject
3 24 (88.89%) Unity DI Container
4 19 (70.37%) MVC
5 18 (66.67%) SQL Server
5 18 (66.67%) ASP.NET
5 18 (66.67%) WCF
5 18 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 18 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 18 (66.67%) Web Application Development
6 15 (55.56%) Windows
7 13 (48.15%) WinForms
7 13 (48.15%) WPF
7 13 (48.15%) MVVM
8 7 (25.93%) Computer Science
8 7 (25.93%) .NET Framework
8 7 (25.93%) Internet

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) WebTrends
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (92.59%) NUnit
2 24 (88.89%) Moq
2 24 (88.89%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (7.41%) HP UFT
3 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 25 (92.59%) .NET Developer
1 25 (92.59%) Developer
2 11 (40.74%) .NET Software Developer
3 7 (25.93%) Graduate
3 7 (25.93%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 7 (25.93%) Graduate Developer
3 7 (25.93%) Internet Developer
3 7 (25.93%) Junior
3 7 (25.93%) Junior .NET Developer
3 7 (25.93%) Junior Developer
4 6 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (22.22%) C# Developer
4 6 (22.22%) WinForms Developer
5 2 (7.41%) QA Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) QA Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Software Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Software Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (92.59%) .NET
2 24 (88.89%) Castle Windsor
2 24 (88.89%) Ninject
2 24 (88.89%) Spring.NET
2 24 (88.89%) Unity DI Container
3 18 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 18 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 18 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 18 (66.67%) WCF
4 13 (48.15%) WinForms
4 13 (48.15%) WPF
5 7 (25.93%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.70%) JSON
6 1 (3.70%) REST
6 1 (3.70%) SOAP
6 1 (3.70%) Web Services
6 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Computer Science
2 6 (22.22%) Tandem
3 1 (3.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
2 24 (88.89%) Dependency Injection
2 24 (88.89%) Inversion of Control
2 24 (88.89%) Kanban
2 24 (88.89%) Scrum
2 24 (88.89%) TDD
3 19 (70.37%) MVC
4 18 (66.67%) Web Application Development
5 13 (48.15%) MVVM
6 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Release Management
6 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (92.59%) C#
2 7 (25.93%) VB
2 7 (25.93%) VB.NET
3 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
Crewe, Cheshire
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