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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 199 193 181
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -12
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 18 19 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.35% 0.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.09% 2.40% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 18 19 29
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
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
861 792 649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.52% 14.49% 11.77%
Number of salaries quoted 775 690 576
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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
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 August 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 - 13 £47,500 - 2
Staffordshire - 5 £45,000 - 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 55 (100.00%) .NET
2 52 (94.55%) C#
2 52 (94.55%) TDD
2 52 (94.55%) NUnit
2 52 (94.55%) Moq
2 52 (94.55%) Ninject
3 51 (92.73%) SQL Server
4 47 (85.45%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (83.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 46 (83.64%) ASP.NET
5 46 (83.64%) MVC
6 44 (80.00%) Scrum
6 44 (80.00%) Dependency Injection
6 44 (80.00%) Inversion of Control
6 44 (80.00%) Rhino Mocks
6 44 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
6 44 (80.00%) Kanban
6 44 (80.00%) Spring.NET
6 44 (80.00%) Castle Windsor
6 44 (80.00%) Unity DI Container
7 38 (69.09%) Web Application Development
7 38 (69.09%) WCF
8 31 (56.36%) Microsoft
9 15 (27.27%) WinForms
9 15 (27.27%) WPF
9 15 (27.27%) MVVM
10 14 (25.45%) Windows
11 12 (21.82%) .NET Framework
12 10 (18.18%) VB.NET
13 8 (14.55%) Business Intelligence

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 4 (7.27%) Apache
1 4 (7.27%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (92.73%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 52 (94.55%) NUnit
1 52 (94.55%) Moq
2 44 (80.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (12.73%) Finance
2 6 (10.91%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (94.55%) Developer
1 52 (94.55%) .NET Developer
2 4 (7.27%) C# Developer
2 4 (7.27%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (5.45%) Junior C# .NET Developer
3 3 (5.45%) Junior
3 3 (5.45%) Test Leader
3 3 (5.45%) Junior Developer
3 3 (5.45%) Junior C# Developer
3 3 (5.45%) Junior .NET Developer
4 1 (1.82%) Graduate Developer
4 1 (1.82%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 1 (1.82%) Graduate C# Developer
4 1 (1.82%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (100.00%) .NET
2 52 (94.55%) Ninject
3 46 (83.64%) ASP.NET MVC
3 46 (83.64%) ASP.NET
4 44 (80.00%) Spring.NET
4 44 (80.00%) Castle Windsor
4 44 (80.00%) Unity DI Container
5 38 (69.09%) WCF
6 15 (27.27%) WPF
6 15 (27.27%) WinForms
7 12 (21.82%) .NET Framework
8 8 (14.55%) Silverlight
9 5 (9.09%) Entity Framework
9 5 (9.09%) Razor View Engine
10 4 (7.27%) AngularJS
10 4 (7.27%) HTML
10 4 (7.27%) HTML5
10 4 (7.27%) jQuery
11 3 (5.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (80.00%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (12.73%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (12.73%) Social Network
3 4 (7.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (94.55%) TDD
2 47 (85.45%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (83.64%) MVC
4 44 (80.00%) Scrum
4 44 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (80.00%) Kanban
4 44 (80.00%) Dependency Injection
5 38 (69.09%) Web Application Development
6 15 (27.27%) MVVM
7 8 (14.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (14.55%) UML
7 8 (14.55%) SOA
7 8 (14.55%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.45%) Automated Testing
8 3 (5.45%) Performance Testing
8 3 (5.45%) Test Automation
8 3 (5.45%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (94.55%) C#
2 10 (18.18%) VB.NET
3 8 (14.55%) SQL
4 6 (10.91%) VB
5 4 (7.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) MCSD
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.45%) ISEB
Vendors
1 31 (56.36%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.73%) Facebook
2 7 (12.73%) Twitter
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