Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 165 70
Rank change year-on-year +9 -95 +35
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 4 6 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.15% 0.21% 3.68%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.79% 1.02% 17.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 81
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £31,875 £36,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,500 £48,750 £45,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +25.00% +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 506 591 471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.90% 20.86% 21.37%
Number of salaries quoted 411 476 432
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £53,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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
Crewe +6 2 £50,000 +17.65%
Warrington - 2 £41,250 -
MSTest
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) N-Tier
1 3 (75.00%) MVC
1 3 (75.00%) NUnit
1 3 (75.00%) Web Development
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (75.00%) QA
1 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Core
2 2 (50.00%) Umbraco
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) CMS
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum

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 2 (50.00%) CMS
1 2 (50.00%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (75.00%) NUnit
2 1 (25.00%) GitLab
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Web Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Lead .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Lead C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Core
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (50.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (25.00%) Ember.js
3 1 (25.00%) LESS
3 1 (25.00%) React
3 1 (25.00%) Sass
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) MVC
1 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Commercial Awareness
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Kanban
2 1 (25.00%) Machine Learning
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) Product Management
2 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft