Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 107 96
Rank change year-on-year +14 -11 +17
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 3 4 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.25% 0.32% 1.07%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.68% 1.57% 6.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 13
Staffordshire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -22.22% +38.46%
10th Percentile £29,500 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £42,000 £37,500 £50,000
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -22.22% -5.26%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 179 255 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 15.02% 20.32% 16.35%
Number of salaries quoted 154 235 179
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £23,250 £24,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £54,800 £50,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing MSTest as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in Staffordshire

MSTest
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MSTest in Staffordshire.

Salary trend for MSTest in Staffordshire

MSTest
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Lichfield - 2 £35,000 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £40,000 - 1
MSTest
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) SpecFlow
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Software Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (33.33%) Sass
3 1 (33.33%) LESS
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) AutoMapper
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (33.33%) TypeScript
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) ReSharper
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) PaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (33.33%) ReSharper
2 1 (33.33%) StyleCop
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Angular Developer
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Azure Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (33.33%) AutoMapper
1 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
1 1 (33.33%) LESS
1 1 (33.33%) Sass
1 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
1 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
1 2 (66.67%) Software Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle