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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 233 193
Rank change year-on-year +12 -40  
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 12 12 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.20% 0.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.24% 1.37% 3.49%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 25
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £37,800 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

MSTest is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 971 874 860
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.05% 14.34% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 824 709 767
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -7.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing MSTest as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 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
Birmingham +10 8 £37,500 -
Staffordshire - 3 £42,500 - 1
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 25 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (84.00%) NUnit
2 21 (84.00%) C#
2 21 (84.00%) .NET
2 21 (84.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (84.00%) Scrum
3 19 (76.00%) TDD
4 18 (72.00%) WPF
4 18 (72.00%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (72.00%) Kanban
4 18 (72.00%) Dependency Injection
4 18 (72.00%) Inversion of Control
4 18 (72.00%) MVVM
4 18 (72.00%) Rhino Mocks
4 18 (72.00%) Moq
4 18 (72.00%) WinForms
4 18 (72.00%) Telecoms
4 18 (72.00%) Broadband
4 18 (72.00%) Windows
4 18 (72.00%) Spring.NET
4 18 (72.00%) Castle Windsor
4 18 (72.00%) Ninject
4 18 (72.00%) Unity DI Container
4 18 (72.00%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (48.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (36.00%) VB.NET
7 6 (24.00%) VB
7 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
9 3 (12.00%) C

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 18 (72.00%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (84.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (48.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 21 (84.00%) NUnit
2 18 (72.00%) Moq
2 18 (72.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 3 (12.00%) InstallShield
3 3 (12.00%) JUnit
4 1 (4.00%) JIRA
4 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (72.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (84.00%) Developer
2 18 (72.00%) .NET Developer
2 18 (72.00%) Telecoms Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Software Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) C++ Developer
4 2 (8.00%) C++ Software Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Regression Test Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Regression Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Senior C++ Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Tester
4 2 (8.00%) UAT Manager
4 2 (8.00%) UAT Test Manager
4 2 (8.00%) UAT Tester
5 1 (4.00%) C Developer
5 1 (4.00%) C/C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (84.00%) .NET
2 18 (72.00%) Castle Windsor
2 18 (72.00%) Ninject
2 18 (72.00%) Spring.NET
2 18 (72.00%) Unity DI Container
2 18 (72.00%) WinForms
2 18 (72.00%) WPF
3 3 (12.00%) ATL
3 3 (12.00%) MFC
4 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (72.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (84.00%) Scrum
3 19 (76.00%) TDD
4 18 (72.00%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (72.00%) Dependency Injection
4 18 (72.00%) Inversion of Control
4 18 (72.00%) Kanban
4 18 (72.00%) MVVM
5 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Line Management
7 2 (8.00%) Project Planning
7 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Time Management
8 1 (4.00%) Data Analytics
8 1 (4.00%) Defect Management
8 1 (4.00%) SDLC
8 1 (4.00%) Software Delivery
8 1 (4.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (84.00%) C#
2 9 (36.00%) VB.NET
3 6 (24.00%) VB
4 3 (12.00%) C
4 3 (12.00%) C++
4 3 (12.00%) Java
4 3 (12.00%) VC++
5 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
1 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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