Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 318 323 284
Rank change year-on-year +5 -39 -6
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 11 14 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.11% 0.12% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.58% 0.79% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 45
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -22.22% -5.26%
10th Percentile £23,750 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £51,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -

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 1910 1777 1749
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.92% 15.71% 16.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1606 1501 1552
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MSTest in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 20 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
Birmingham +24 5 £37,500 -
Staffordshire +6 3 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Solihull - 2 £27,500 - 1
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (90.91%) TDD
2 9 (81.82%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (81.82%) C#
2 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) Inversion of Control
2 9 (81.82%) Unity DI Container
3 8 (72.73%) Dependency Injection
3 8 (72.73%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (72.73%) Spring.NET
3 8 (72.73%) Kanban
3 8 (72.73%) MVVM
3 8 (72.73%) Rhino Mocks
3 8 (72.73%) Moq
3 8 (72.73%) Castle Windsor
3 8 (72.73%) Ninject
3 8 (72.73%) Scrum
3 8 (72.73%) Windows
3 8 (72.73%) WPF
3 8 (72.73%) WinForms
3 8 (72.73%) NUnit
4 5 (45.45%) Broadband
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
6 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
6 3 (27.27%) Finance
6 3 (27.27%) Internet
6 3 (27.27%) Hyperconnected

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 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Broadband
2 3 (27.27%) Hyperconnected
2 3 (27.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Moq
1 8 (72.73%) NUnit
1 8 (72.73%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
3 1 (9.09%) ReSharper
3 1 (9.09%) StyleCop
3 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) .NET Developer
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Telecoms Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Graduate
3 3 (27.27%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Graduate Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Internet Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Junior
3 3 (27.27%) Junior .NET Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Junior Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Angular Developer
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Azure Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) .NET
1 9 (81.82%) Unity DI Container
2 8 (72.73%) Castle Windsor
2 8 (72.73%) Ninject
2 8 (72.73%) Spring.NET
2 8 (72.73%) WinForms
2 8 (72.73%) WPF
3 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
4 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (9.09%) AutoMapper
4 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
4 1 (9.09%) LESS
4 1 (9.09%) Sass
4 1 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (90.91%) TDD
2 9 (81.82%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (81.82%) Inversion of Control
3 8 (72.73%) Dependency Injection
3 8 (72.73%) Kanban
3 8 (72.73%) MVVM
3 8 (72.73%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
4 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
4 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) SDLC
4 2 (18.18%) SOA
4 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle