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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 185 185 196
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 34 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.64% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.90% 1.35% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 29 7 10
Average salary £40,000 £29,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.93% -17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,900 £34,088
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
872 517 625
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.40% 10.53% 12.29%
Number of salaries quoted 787 415 551
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
Coventry -2 18 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Staffordshire +5 10 £40,000 +37.93% 1
Solihull - 3 £30,000 -
Birmingham -11 2 £27,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £45,000 -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 74 (100.00%) .NET
2 72 (97.30%) SQL Server
3 69 (93.24%) C#
4 68 (91.89%) NUnit
4 68 (91.89%) Ninject
5 66 (89.19%) Moq
5 66 (89.19%) TDD
6 64 (86.49%) Agile Software Development
7 63 (85.14%) Continuous Integration
7 63 (85.14%) Unity DI Container
8 61 (82.43%) Castle Windsor
8 61 (82.43%) Rhino Mocks
8 61 (82.43%) Dependency Injection
8 61 (82.43%) Inversion of Control
8 61 (82.43%) Kanban
8 61 (82.43%) Spring.NET
8 61 (82.43%) Scrum
9 54 (72.97%) MVC
9 54 (72.97%) ASP.NET
9 54 (72.97%) ASP.NET MVC
10 49 (66.22%) Web Application Development
10 49 (66.22%) WCF
11 32 (43.24%) Microsoft
12 19 (25.68%) Windows
13 17 (22.97%) WinForms
14 16 (21.62%) WPF
14 16 (21.62%) MVVM
15 14 (18.92%) Telecoms
15 14 (18.92%) Broadband
16 13 (17.57%) Finance

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.70%) Apache
1 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.70%) Umbraco
1 2 (2.70%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.92%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (97.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 68 (91.89%) NUnit
2 66 (89.19%) Moq
3 61 (82.43%) Rhino Mocks
4 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.70%) CruiseControl
5 2 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 14 (18.92%) Telecoms
2 13 (17.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 68 (91.89%) Developer
2 66 (89.19%) .NET Developer
3 3 (4.05%) Analyst
3 3 (4.05%) Test Analyst
3 3 (4.05%) Test Leader
4 2 (2.70%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (2.70%) Software Developer
4 2 (2.70%) C# Developer
5 1 (1.35%) Junior Developer
5 1 (1.35%) Junior C# Developer
5 1 (1.35%) Junior .NET Developer
5 1 (1.35%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (1.35%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 1 (1.35%) Graduate C# Developer
5 1 (1.35%) Junior
5 1 (1.35%) Junior C# .NET Developer
5 1 (1.35%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (100.00%) .NET
2 68 (91.89%) Ninject
3 63 (85.14%) Unity DI Container
4 61 (82.43%) Spring.NET
4 61 (82.43%) Castle Windsor
5 54 (72.97%) ASP.NET MVC
5 54 (72.97%) ASP.NET
6 49 (66.22%) WCF
7 17 (22.97%) WinForms
8 16 (21.62%) WPF
9 9 (12.16%) .NET Framework
10 7 (9.46%) Entity Framework
11 5 (6.76%) Silverlight
11 5 (6.76%) XML
12 4 (5.41%) HTML5
12 4 (5.41%) HTML
12 4 (5.41%) jQuery
13 2 (2.70%) MDX
13 2 (2.70%) XSLT
13 2 (2.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 61 (82.43%) Inversion of Control
2 10 (13.51%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (13.51%) Social Network
3 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (89.19%) TDD
2 64 (86.49%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (85.14%) Continuous Integration
4 61 (82.43%) Scrum
4 61 (82.43%) Dependency Injection
4 61 (82.43%) Kanban
5 54 (72.97%) MVC
6 49 (66.22%) Web Application Development
7 16 (21.62%) MVVM
8 6 (8.11%) Test Automation
9 5 (6.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (6.76%) UML
9 5 (6.76%) SOA
9 5 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (5.41%) Manual Testing
11 3 (4.05%) Test Management
11 3 (4.05%) Test Scripting
11 3 (4.05%) Automated Testing
11 3 (4.05%) Performance Testing
11 3 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (93.24%) C#
2 10 (13.51%) SQL
3 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.70%) VB.NET
3 2 (2.70%) TypeScript
3 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (8.11%) ISEB
2 3 (4.05%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.70%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) QA
Vendors
1 32 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.51%) Facebook
2 10 (13.51%) Twitter
3 2 (2.70%) Adobe
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