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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 195 187 181
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 15 29 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.52% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.96% 4.34% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 15 28 9
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
767 668 739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.25% 12.00% 15.21%
Number of salaries quoted 672 595 640
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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 1 August 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 1 August 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
(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
Worcestershire - 11 £50,000 - 1
Staffordshire -18 2 £29,000 -27.50%
Wolverhampton - 2 £32,500 - 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 22 (95.65%) .NET
2 21 (91.30%) SQL Server
3 20 (86.96%) WCF
4 17 (73.91%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (73.91%) Kanban
4 17 (73.91%) Spring.NET
4 17 (73.91%) Rhino Mocks
4 17 (73.91%) Moq
4 17 (73.91%) Castle Windsor
4 17 (73.91%) Ninject
4 17 (73.91%) Dependency Injection
4 17 (73.91%) Inversion of Control
4 17 (73.91%) Unity DI Container
4 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
4 17 (73.91%) Scrum
4 17 (73.91%) TDD
4 17 (73.91%) NUnit
5 15 (65.22%) MVC
5 15 (65.22%) C#
5 15 (65.22%) ASP.NET
5 15 (65.22%) Web Application Development
5 15 (65.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (39.13%) Windows
7 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (26.09%) SQL
9 5 (21.74%) UML
9 5 (21.74%) Web Services
9 5 (21.74%) Business Analysis
9 5 (21.74%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (91.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (73.91%) Rhino Mocks
1 17 (73.91%) Moq
1 17 (73.91%) NUnit
2 5 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 17 (73.91%) Developer
1 17 (73.91%) .NET Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Tester
2 5 (21.74%) Software Tester
3 1 (4.35%) Graduate
3 1 (4.35%) Junior
3 1 (4.35%) Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Junior Developer
3 1 (4.35%) Junior .NET Developer
3 1 (4.35%) Graduate Developer
3 1 (4.35%) Graduate .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (95.65%) .NET
2 20 (86.96%) WCF
3 17 (73.91%) Spring.NET
3 17 (73.91%) Castle Windsor
3 17 (73.91%) Ninject
3 17 (73.91%) Unity DI Container
4 15 (65.22%) ASP.NET
4 15 (65.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (21.74%) Web Services
6 4 (17.39%) WPF
6 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 4 (17.39%) Razor View Engine
6 4 (17.39%) WinForms
7 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (73.91%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Continuous Integration
1 17 (73.91%) Kanban
1 17 (73.91%) Dependency Injection
1 17 (73.91%) Scrum
1 17 (73.91%) TDD
2 15 (65.22%) MVC
2 15 (65.22%) Web Application Development
3 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) UML
4 5 (21.74%) Business Analysis
4 5 (21.74%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Usability Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
4 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
5 4 (17.39%) MVVM
6 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) C#
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) VB.NET
4 3 (13.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.35%) MCP
1 1 (4.35%) MCAD
1 1 (4.35%) MCSD
1 1 (4.35%) MCTS
1 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
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