The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 191 192 191
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 6 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.20% 0.043%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.19% 1.59% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 2
Average salary £30,750 £35,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.14% +22.80%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
505 628 640
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.21% 12.54% 13.67%
Number of salaries quoted 404 552 562
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
MSTest
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire -10 2 £29,000 -17.14% 3
Coventry - 2 £45,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £27,500 -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) WCF
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
3 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET
3 7 (77.78%) C#
3 7 (77.78%) TDD
3 7 (77.78%) NUnit
4 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (55.56%) MVVM
6 4 (44.44%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (44.44%) Moq
6 4 (44.44%) Castle Windsor
6 4 (44.44%) Ninject
6 4 (44.44%) Razor View Engine
6 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (44.44%) Dependency Injection
6 4 (44.44%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (44.44%) Kanban
6 4 (44.44%) Spring.NET
6 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
6 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (44.44%) Windows
6 4 (44.44%) MVC
6 4 (44.44%) Scrum
6 4 (44.44%) Web Application Development
6 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 4 (44.44%) Unity DI Container
7 3 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) NUnit
2 5 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (44.44%) Rhino Mocks
3 4 (44.44%) Moq
4 3 (33.33%) MSBuild
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) .NET Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Web Developer
3 3 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 3 (33.33%) C# Web Developer
4 2 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Tester
4 2 (22.22%) Software Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Junior
5 1 (11.11%) Junior Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Junior .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Graduate
5 1 (11.11%) Graduate .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) WCF
2 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET
3 4 (44.44%) Castle Windsor
3 4 (44.44%) Ninject
3 4 (44.44%) Razor View Engine
3 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (44.44%) Spring.NET
3 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
3 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 4 (44.44%) Unity DI Container
4 3 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (33.33%) Silverlight
4 3 (33.33%) jQuery
4 3 (33.33%) HTML5
5 2 (22.22%) WPF
5 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) TDD
2 5 (55.56%) MVVM
3 4 (44.44%) Dependency Injection
3 4 (44.44%) Kanban
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (44.44%) MVC
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Web Application Development
4 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Web Development
5 2 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Usability Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 2 (22.22%) UML
5 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) MCTS
1 1 (11.11%) MCP
1 1 (11.11%) MCAD
1 1 (11.11%) MCSD
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
Lichfield, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago