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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 227 196 216
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +20
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 12 30 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.53% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.36% 3.54% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 8 25 12
Median salary £37,500 £45,000 £30,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +46.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,800 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
881 847 721
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.32% 14.93% 13.23%
Number of salaries quoted 710 754 616
Median salary £38,000 £41,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.43% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing MSTest as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 7 £32,500 - 1
Birmingham -12 5 £37,500 +36.36%
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, IT jobs citing MSTest also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 18 (100.00%) C#
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (61.11%) Unity DI Container
3 11 (61.11%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (61.11%) Kanban
3 11 (61.11%) Spring.NET
3 11 (61.11%) Dependency Injection
3 11 (61.11%) Inversion of Control
3 11 (61.11%) Castle Windsor
3 11 (61.11%) Ninject
3 11 (61.11%) Rhino Mocks
3 11 (61.11%) Moq
3 11 (61.11%) Scrum
3 11 (61.11%) TDD
3 11 (61.11%) NUnit
4 9 (50.00%) WPF
4 9 (50.00%) MVVM
5 7 (38.89%) MSBuild
5 7 (38.89%) Relational Database
5 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (38.89%) WinForms
5 7 (38.89%) Oracle
5 7 (38.89%) XML
5 7 (38.89%) Windows
5 7 (38.89%) RDBMS
5 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
6 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
7 5 (27.78%) SDLC

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (38.89%) RDBMS
2 7 (38.89%) Relational Database
2 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) Moq
1 11 (61.11%) NUnit
1 11 (61.11%) Rhino Mocks
2 7 (38.89%) MSBuild
General
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (94.44%) Developer
2 16 (88.89%) .NET Developer
3 12 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 12 (66.67%) C# Developer
4 5 (27.78%) WinForms Developer
5 4 (22.22%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (16.67%) Lead Developer
7 2 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (11.11%) C# WPF Developer
7 2 (11.11%) Lead .NET Developer
7 2 (11.11%) Lead C# Developer
7 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
7 2 (11.11%) WPF Developer
8 1 (5.56%) Games Developer
8 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
8 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
8 1 (5.56%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (61.11%) Castle Windsor
2 11 (61.11%) Ninject
2 11 (61.11%) Spring.NET
2 11 (61.11%) Unity DI Container
3 9 (50.00%) WPF
4 7 (38.89%) WinForms
4 7 (38.89%) XML
5 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 4 (22.22%) WCF
6 2 (11.11%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 11 (61.11%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (27.78%) Tandem
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (61.11%) Dependency Injection
2 11 (61.11%) Kanban
2 11 (61.11%) Scrum
2 11 (61.11%) TDD
3 9 (50.00%) MVVM
4 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 5 (27.78%) SDLC
6 4 (22.22%) Change Management
6 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
6 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
6 4 (22.22%) MVC
6 4 (22.22%) Web Application Development
7 2 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) MCP
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle
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