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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - 59 -
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 0 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 0.93% -
As % of the Development Applications category - 11.11% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 0
Average salary - £40,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.31%
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
133 54 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 18.29% 8.41% 15.71%
Number of salaries quoted 109 52 64
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

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 20 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 19 September 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%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft