Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 139 172 85
Rank change year-on-year +33 -87 +1
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 2 1 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.093% 0.031% 2.71%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.47% 0.14% 13.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 60
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.58% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £38,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £38,000 £43,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £53,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year -16.28% +34.38% +10.34%

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 422 708 445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.68% 22.05% 20.10%
Number of salaries quoted 346 547 393
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £68,000 £53,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +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
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 22 January 2019. 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 £50,000 -
MSTest
North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) CMS
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Web Development
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Umbraco
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Core

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 (100.00%) CMS
1 2 (100.00%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Web Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Core
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA