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 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
England / West Midlands
Rank 199 224 176
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -48
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 6 10 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.17% 0.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.85% 1.16% 5.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 38
Median salary £42,500 £33,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.92% -25.00%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%

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
704 862 709
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.03% 14.70% 14.09%
Number of salaries quoted 609 755 638
Median salary £42,250 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.58% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,750 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 19 February 2017. 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 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
Staffordshire +5 4 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Birmingham - 1 £42,500 - 3
Shropshire - 1 - -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 18 (100.00%) C#
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (72.22%) WCF
3 9 (50.00%) Scrum
3 9 (50.00%) Process Management
3 9 (50.00%) RDBMS
3 9 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (50.00%) Middleware
3 9 (50.00%) Web Services
3 9 (50.00%) XML
3 9 (50.00%) Oracle
3 9 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 9 (50.00%) MSBuild
3 9 (50.00%) SpecFlow
3 9 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 9 (50.00%) JSON
3 9 (50.00%) NUnit
3 9 (50.00%) Subversion
3 9 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 9 (50.00%) SDLC
3 9 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 9 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (44.44%) Unity DI Container
4 8 (44.44%) TDD
4 8 (44.44%) Castle Windsor

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 9 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 9 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 9 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 9 (50.00%) MSBuild
1 9 (50.00%) NUnit
1 9 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 9 (50.00%) Subversion
1 9 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (44.44%) Moq
2 8 (44.44%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (5.56%) InstallShield
3 1 (5.56%) JUnit
General
1 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (55.56%) .NET Developer
3 6 (33.33%) Middleware Developer
4 4 (22.22%) .NET Software Developer
4 4 (22.22%) BizTalk Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Telecoms Developer
4 4 (22.22%) WCF Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Software Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Junior
6 2 (11.11%) Junior Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Junior Software Developer
7 1 (5.56%) C Developer
7 1 (5.56%) C/C++ Developer
7 1 (5.56%) C/C++ Software Developer
7 1 (5.56%) C++ Developer
7 1 (5.56%) C++ Software Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior C Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior C++ Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (72.22%) WCF
3 9 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 9 (50.00%) JSON
3 9 (50.00%) Middleware
3 9 (50.00%) Web Services
3 9 (50.00%) XML
4 8 (44.44%) Castle Windsor
4 8 (44.44%) Ninject
4 8 (44.44%) Spring.NET
4 8 (44.44%) Unity DI Container
5 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 4 (22.22%) WinForms
5 4 (22.22%) WPF
6 1 (5.56%) ATL
6 1 (5.56%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (44.44%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Process Management
2 9 (50.00%) Scrum
2 9 (50.00%) SDLC
2 9 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 8 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (44.44%) Dependency Injection
3 8 (44.44%) Kanban
3 8 (44.44%) TDD
4 7 (38.89%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (22.22%) MVC
5 4 (22.22%) MVVM
5 4 (22.22%) Web Application Development
6 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (27.78%) VB.NET
3 4 (22.22%) VB
4 1 (5.56%) C
4 1 (5.56%) C++
4 1 (5.56%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) VC++
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle
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