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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 169 187 175
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -12
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 39 4 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.76% 0.097% 0.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.28% 1.03% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 39 4 19
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
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
738 388 557
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.44% 9.44% 11.80%
Number of salaries quoted 661 312 474
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Warwickshire - 18 £45,000 -
Coventry -11 14 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Staffordshire - 4 £40,000 - 1
Birmingham -15 2 £35,000 -3.44%
Worcestershire - 1 £50,000 -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 67 (100.00%) .NET
1 67 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 62 (92.54%) NUnit
2 62 (92.54%) Continuous Integration
2 62 (92.54%) Ninject
2 62 (92.54%) Unity DI Container
3 61 (91.04%) Moq
3 61 (91.04%) TDD
3 61 (91.04%) C#
4 60 (89.55%) Scrum
4 60 (89.55%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (89.55%) Kanban
4 60 (89.55%) Spring.NET
4 60 (89.55%) Dependency Injection
4 60 (89.55%) Inversion of Control
4 60 (89.55%) Rhino Mocks
4 60 (89.55%) Castle Windsor
5 45 (67.16%) ASP.NET MVC
5 45 (67.16%) MVC
5 45 (67.16%) ASP.NET
6 44 (65.67%) WCF
6 44 (65.67%) Web Application Development
7 36 (53.73%) Microsoft
8 20 (29.85%) Windows
9 19 (28.36%) WinForms
10 18 (26.87%) WPF
10 18 (26.87%) MVVM
11 14 (20.90%) Telecoms
11 14 (20.90%) Broadband
12 8 (11.94%) Finance

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (2.99%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.99%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.90%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 62 (92.54%) NUnit
2 61 (91.04%) Moq
3 60 (89.55%) Rhino Mocks
4 4 (5.97%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.99%) CruiseControl
5 2 (2.99%) Subversion
General
1 14 (20.90%) Telecoms
2 8 (11.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 63 (94.03%) Developer
2 61 (91.04%) .NET Developer
3 4 (5.97%) Analyst
3 4 (5.97%) Test Analyst
4 2 (2.99%) Software Developer
5 1 (1.49%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (1.49%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (100.00%) .NET
2 62 (92.54%) Ninject
2 62 (92.54%) Unity DI Container
3 60 (89.55%) Castle Windsor
3 60 (89.55%) Spring.NET
4 45 (67.16%) ASP.NET MVC
4 45 (67.16%) ASP.NET
5 44 (65.67%) WCF
6 19 (28.36%) WinForms
7 18 (26.87%) WPF
8 3 (4.48%) HTML
8 3 (4.48%) jQuery
9 2 (2.99%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (2.99%) LESS
9 2 (2.99%) HTML5
9 2 (2.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (2.99%) Adobe AIR
9 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.99%) MDX
9 2 (2.99%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 60 (89.55%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (5.97%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.97%) Social Network
3 2 (2.99%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 20 (29.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (92.54%) Continuous Integration
2 61 (91.04%) TDD
3 60 (89.55%) Scrum
3 60 (89.55%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (89.55%) Kanban
3 60 (89.55%) Dependency Injection
4 45 (67.16%) MVC
5 44 (65.67%) Web Application Development
6 18 (26.87%) MVVM
7 4 (5.97%) Test Automation
7 4 (5.97%) Test Management
7 4 (5.97%) Test Scripting
8 3 (4.48%) CRM
9 2 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (2.99%) Change Management
9 2 (2.99%) Unit Testing
9 2 (2.99%) Test Planning
10 1 (1.49%) Manual Testing
10 1 (1.49%) Test Strategy
10 1 (1.49%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (91.04%) C#
2 6 (8.96%) SQL
3 4 (5.97%) VB
3 4 (5.97%) VB.NET
4 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.99%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) ISEB
1 4 (5.97%) ISTQB
1 4 (5.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.99%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) QA
Vendors
1 36 (53.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.97%) Facebook
2 4 (5.97%) Twitter
3 2 (2.99%) Adobe
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