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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 68 - 51
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 4 0 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.58% - 3.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.17% - 17.31%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 18
Average salary £32,500 - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.66% -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
126 70 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 18.39% 10.74% 19.55%
Number of salaries quoted 113 63 90
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lichfield - 1 £32,500 -
Tamworth - 1 £32,500 -
MSTest
West Midlands

MSTest
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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%) Visual Studio
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (100.00%) Test Management
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (75.00%) CRM
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Change Management
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) WinForms

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 3 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) WinForms
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Management
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) CRM
3 2 (50.00%) Change Management
3 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft