Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 295 311 337
Rank change year-on-year +16 +26 -70
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 12 21 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.21% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.84% 1.10% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 10 21 10
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - -16.67%
10th Percentile £36,250 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £53,750 £43,750 £41,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,435 1,901 1,821
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.26% 18.76% 14.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1,142 1,622 1,524
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for MSTest 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 in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for MSTest 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 6 months to 21 July 2018. 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
Shropshire - 8 £42,500 - 1
Staffordshire +3 2 - -
Warwickshire +24 1 £52,500 +16.67%
Birmingham -17 1 £52,500 +40.00%
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (91.67%) TDD
2 11 (91.67%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (83.33%) NUnit
4 9 (75.00%) Scrum
4 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
4 9 (75.00%) Windows
4 9 (75.00%) Dependency Injection
4 9 (75.00%) Moq
5 8 (66.67%) MVVM
5 8 (66.67%) Rhino Mocks
5 8 (66.67%) Castle Windsor
5 8 (66.67%) Ninject
5 8 (66.67%) Inversion of Control
5 8 (66.67%) Kanban
5 8 (66.67%) Spring.NET
5 8 (66.67%) WPF
5 8 (66.67%) WinForms
5 8 (66.67%) Marketing
5 8 (66.67%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (66.67%) Unity DI Container
6 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) HTML
6 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (25.00%) CSS
6 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Test Automation

MSTest
Co-occurring 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) NUnit
2 9 (75.00%) Moq
3 8 (66.67%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 2 (16.67%) Subversion
5 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 8 (66.67%) Marketing
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (83.33%) .NET Developer
3 9 (75.00%) C# Developer
4 8 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (66.67%) C# WPF Developer
4 8 (66.67%) WPF Developer
5 3 (25.00%) Senior Developer
6 2 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (8.33%) Automation Developer
7 1 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (8.33%) Senior SQL Developer
7 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
7 1 (8.33%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) Castle Windsor
2 8 (66.67%) Ninject
2 8 (66.67%) Spring.NET
2 8 (66.67%) Unity DI Container
2 8 (66.67%) WinForms
2 8 (66.67%) WPF
3 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (25.00%) CSS
3 3 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (16.67%) Angular 2
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (16.67%) CSS3
4 2 (16.67%) HTML5
4 2 (16.67%) jQuery
4 2 (16.67%) LINQ
4 2 (16.67%) RESTful
4 2 (16.67%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (91.67%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (91.67%) TDD
3 9 (75.00%) Dependency Injection
3 9 (75.00%) Scrum
4 8 (66.67%) Inversion of Control
4 8 (66.67%) Kanban
4 8 (66.67%) MVVM
5 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (16.67%) ATDD
6 2 (16.67%) BDD
6 2 (16.67%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (16.67%) MVC
6 2 (16.67%) Refactoring
7 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
7 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (8.33%) OO
7 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) TypeScript
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft