Period
to 23 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for MSTest skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited MSTest over the 6 months to 23 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 325 198 330
Rank change year-on-year -127 +132 +38
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 11 8 7
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.10% 0.20% 0.062%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.67% 1.01% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 7
10th Percentile £33,750 £42,250 £42,500
25th Percentile £40,313 £43,750 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +17.65%
75th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £55,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £64,750 "
England median annual salary £51,750 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.91% +10.00% -

MSTest is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,639 791 1,837
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 15.44% 19.51% 16.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,071 609 1,502
10th Percentile £33,000 £29,500 £29,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.03%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £53,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +2.80% +7.00%

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing MSTest as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in the Midlands

MSTest
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MSTest in the Midlands.

Salary trend for MSTest in the Midlands

MSTest
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing MSTest in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

Salary histogram for MSTest in the Midlands

MSTest
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -102 9 £45,000 -21.74%
East Midlands -76 2 £57,500 +35.29% 1
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, IT jobs citing MSTest also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
3 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
3 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
3 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) Selenium
3 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
4 7 (63.64%) NUnit
4 7 (63.64%) Software Testing
4 7 (63.64%) .NET
5 6 (54.55%) SQL
5 6 (54.55%) HTML
5 6 (54.55%) SpecFlow
6 5 (45.45%) AngularJS
6 5 (45.45%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (45.45%) MVC
6 5 (45.45%) Marketing
6 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
7 4 (36.36%) QA
7 4 (36.36%) TDD
7 4 (36.36%) OO
7 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
7 4 (36.36%) CSS
7 4 (36.36%) Web Services
7 4 (36.36%) Full Stack Development
7 4 (36.36%) SDLC
7 4 (36.36%) Moq
7 4 (36.36%) BDD
8 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (27.27%) REST

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Azure
1 1 (9.09%) npm
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 1 (9.09%) Redis
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Selenium
2 7 (63.64%) NUnit
3 6 (54.55%) SpecFlow
4 4 (36.36%) Moq
5 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
5 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 1 (9.09%) gulp
6 1 (9.09%) jspm
6 1 (9.09%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (45.45%) Marketing
2 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Influencing Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Organisational Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Social Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
1 5 (45.45%) Software Test Engineer
1 5 (45.45%) Test Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) .NET Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Software Test Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Head of QA
5 1 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
2 6 (54.55%) HTML
3 5 (45.45%) AngularJS
4 4 (36.36%) CSS
4 4 (36.36%) Web Services
5 3 (27.27%) Ajax
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (27.27%) jQuery
5 3 (27.27%) JSON
5 3 (27.27%) REST
5 3 (27.27%) Sass
6 2 (18.18%) .NET Core
6 2 (18.18%) Backbone.js
6 2 (18.18%) LINQ
6 2 (18.18%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (18.18%) RESTful
6 2 (18.18%) SOAP
6 2 (18.18%) WPF
7 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) EPoS
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
1 3 (27.27%) Mobile App
2 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (18.18%) Life Science
2 2 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 7 (63.64%) Software Testing
3 5 (45.45%) MVC
3 5 (45.45%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
4 4 (36.36%) BDD
4 4 (36.36%) Full Stack Development
4 4 (36.36%) OO
4 4 (36.36%) SDLC
4 4 (36.36%) TDD
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (27.27%) Load Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Black-Box Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
6 2 (18.18%) SOLID
6 2 (18.18%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
3 6 (54.55%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
5 2 (18.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Agilent
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) VMware