Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSTest
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 311 305 278
Rank change year-on-year -6 -27 -24
Permanent jobs citing MSTest 8 17 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.082% 0.16% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.45% 1.05% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 40
West Midlands median annual salary £27,500 £38,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.03% -8.82% -5.56%
10th Percentile £23,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £40,750 £43,750 £51,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

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 1,761 1,620 1,627
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.97% 15.46% 15.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,456 1,415 1,438
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 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
Solihull - 4 £27,500 -
Staffordshire +2 2 £40,000 +3.23% 2
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 7 (87.50%) C#
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) TDD
1 7 (87.50%) .NET Framework
1 7 (87.50%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (87.50%) Unity DI Container
1 7 (87.50%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (75.00%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (75.00%) Hyperconnected
2 6 (75.00%) Dependency Injection
2 6 (75.00%) Spring.NET
2 6 (75.00%) MVVM
2 6 (75.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 6 (75.00%) Moq
2 6 (75.00%) Castle Windsor
2 6 (75.00%) Ninject
2 6 (75.00%) NUnit
2 6 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (75.00%) WPF
2 6 (75.00%) Kanban
2 6 (75.00%) Scrum
2 6 (75.00%) WinForms
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Internet
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) SOA
4 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Hyperconnected
1 6 (75.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Moq
1 6 (75.00%) NUnit
1 6 (75.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (12.50%) ReSharper
2 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
2 1 (12.50%) StyleCop
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) .NET Developer
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 6 (75.00%) Graduate
2 6 (75.00%) Graduate .NET Developer
2 6 (75.00%) Graduate Developer
2 6 (75.00%) Internet Developer
2 6 (75.00%) Junior
2 6 (75.00%) Junior .NET Developer
2 6 (75.00%) Junior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Angular Developer
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
1 7 (87.50%) .NET Framework
1 7 (87.50%) Unity DI Container
2 6 (75.00%) Castle Windsor
2 6 (75.00%) Ninject
2 6 (75.00%) Spring.NET
2 6 (75.00%) WinForms
2 6 (75.00%) WPF
3 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (12.50%) AutoMapper
3 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
3 1 (12.50%) LESS
3 1 (12.50%) Sass
3 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (75.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (87.50%) Inversion of Control
1 7 (87.50%) TDD
2 6 (75.00%) Dependency Injection
2 6 (75.00%) Kanban
2 6 (75.00%) MVVM
2 6 (75.00%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared