The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 192 171 187
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +16
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 21 31 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.57% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.65% 4.84% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 21 30 7
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
MSTest
England

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

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
791 641 719
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.51% 11.75% 14.96%
Number of salaries quoted 690 571 627
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MSTest
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

MSTest Salary Trend in the West Midlands

MSTest
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSTest across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

MSTest Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

MSTest
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Worcestershire - 13 £50,000 - 1
Wolverhampton - 6 £32,500 - 1
Warwickshire +15 2 £32,500 +30.00% 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 29 (96.67%) .NET
1 29 (96.67%) SQL Server
2 24 (80.00%) Scrum
2 24 (80.00%) TDD
2 24 (80.00%) NUnit
2 24 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 24 (80.00%) Kanban
2 24 (80.00%) Spring.NET
2 24 (80.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 24 (80.00%) Moq
2 24 (80.00%) Castle Windsor
2 24 (80.00%) Ninject
2 24 (80.00%) Dependency Injection
2 24 (80.00%) Inversion of Control
2 24 (80.00%) Unity DI Container
3 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
4 21 (70.00%) WCF
5 16 (53.33%) MVC
5 16 (53.33%) ASP.NET
5 16 (53.33%) C#
5 16 (53.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 16 (53.33%) Web Application Development
6 14 (46.67%) Windows
7 9 (30.00%) VB.NET
7 9 (30.00%) WPF
7 9 (30.00%) WinForms
7 9 (30.00%) MVVM
8 8 (26.67%) VB
9 6 (20.00%) SQL
9 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 29 (96.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (80.00%) NUnit
1 24 (80.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 24 (80.00%) Moq
2 5 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 24 (80.00%) Developer
1 24 (80.00%) .NET Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Tester
2 5 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 1 (3.33%) Analyst
3 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (96.67%) .NET
2 24 (80.00%) Castle Windsor
2 24 (80.00%) Ninject
2 24 (80.00%) Spring.NET
2 24 (80.00%) Unity DI Container
3 21 (70.00%) WCF
4 16 (53.33%) ASP.NET
4 16 (53.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (30.00%) WinForms
5 9 (30.00%) WPF
6 5 (16.67%) Web Services
7 1 (3.33%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 24 (80.00%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (6.67%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) Scrum
1 24 (80.00%) TDD
1 24 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
1 24 (80.00%) Kanban
1 24 (80.00%) Dependency Injection
2 16 (53.33%) MVC
2 16 (53.33%) Web Application Development
3 9 (30.00%) MVVM
4 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (16.67%) UML
5 5 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Usability Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 5 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (53.33%) C#
2 9 (30.00%) VB.NET
3 8 (26.67%) VB
4 6 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) MCP
1 1 (3.33%) MCAD
1 1 (3.33%) MCSD
1 1 (3.33%) ISEB
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.33%) MCTS
1 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
Warwick
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago