The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 73 67 61
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 1 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.14% 0.16% 0.98%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.79% 1.82% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 5
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
MSTest
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Development Applications Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
127 55 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 17.64% 8.83% 17.06%
Number of salaries quoted 103 53 73
Average salary £35,000 £33,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% -15.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MSTest across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

MSTest
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

MSTest Salary Trend in Staffordshire

MSTest
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire region citing MSTest also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MSTest.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (75.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Usability Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) UML
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) C#

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire region citing MSTest also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MSTest. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Tester
1 3 (75.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Usability Testing
2 3 (75.00%) UML
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft