Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 69 90
Rank change year-on-year -100 +21 +9
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 3 79 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.099% 3.51% 2.73%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.46% 15.61% 13.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3 79 89
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% - -
10th Percentile £36,600 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £47,750 £43,750 £38,750
North West median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +37.50% +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 648 506 671
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.44% 22.46% 20.60%
Number of salaries quoted 529 459 600
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,250 £52,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%

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
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 November 2017. 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 - 2 £42,500 -
MSTest
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) NUnit
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) N-Tier
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) CMS
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) WinForms
3 1 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Windows

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 (33.33%) CMS
1 1 (33.33%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) NUnit
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Web Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) Ninject
3 1 (33.33%) Spring.NET
3 1 (33.33%) WinForms
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) N-Tier
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) MVVM
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET