The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Staffordshire region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 76 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 3 16 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.42% 2.44% -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.94% 22.86% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 15 0
Average salary £29,000 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Development Applications Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
155 70 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 21.68% 10.67% 16.45%
Number of salaries quoted 129 65 69
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £47,500 £43,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.28%
MSTest
West Midlands

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 22 July 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
Stafford - 3 £29,000 -
MSTest
West Midlands

MSTest
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Business Analysis
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) Web Services
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) UML
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 5 (83.33%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) WCF
2 5 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Usability Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 5 (83.33%) Manual Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Tester
1 5 (83.33%) Software Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
1 5 (83.33%) Web Services
1 5 (83.33%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Business Analysis
2 5 (83.33%) UML
2 5 (83.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 5 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Usability Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 5 (83.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft