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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 211 194 203
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +9
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 12 19 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.37% 0.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.36% 2.26% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4 19 28
Median salary £35,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% -10.52%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
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
884 839 739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.85% 16.55% 12.94%
Number of salaries quoted 760 744 687
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing MSTest as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 8 - -
Staffordshire -10 4 £35,000 -22.22%
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT jobs citing MSTest also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) WCF
2 8 (66.67%) Subversion
2 8 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 8 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 8 (66.67%) Process Management
2 8 (66.67%) Web Services
2 8 (66.67%) XML
2 8 (66.67%) Oracle
2 8 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 8 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (66.67%) Middleware
2 8 (66.67%) MSBuild
2 8 (66.67%) SpecFlow
2 8 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 8 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 8 (66.67%) SDLC
2 8 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 8 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (66.67%) JSON
3 6 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
4 4 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (33.33%) Rhino Mocks

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 8 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 8 (66.67%) MSBuild
1 8 (66.67%) SpecFlow
1 8 (66.67%) Subversion
1 8 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (33.33%) Moq
2 4 (33.33%) NUnit
2 4 (33.33%) Rhino Mocks
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (41.67%) Middleware Developer
4 4 (33.33%) .NET Software Developer
5 3 (25.00%) BizTalk Developer
5 3 (25.00%) WCF Developer
6 2 (16.67%) Junior
6 2 (16.67%) Junior Developer
6 2 (16.67%) Junior Software Developer
6 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) WCF
2 8 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 8 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 8 (66.67%) JSON
2 8 (66.67%) Middleware
2 8 (66.67%) Web Services
2 8 (66.67%) XML
3 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 4 (33.33%) Castle Windsor
3 4 (33.33%) Ninject
3 4 (33.33%) Spring.NET
3 4 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Process Management
2 8 (66.67%) SDLC
2 8 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 6 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
4 4 (33.33%) Kanban
4 4 (33.33%) MVC
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle