The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 34 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSTest 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 0.97% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 4.65% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£313 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MSTest
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region.

Development Applications Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
43 27 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 20.77% 14.75% 31.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 55
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £403 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +6.08%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSTest across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSTest across the Basingstoke region.

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

MSTest
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing MSTest also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MSTest.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) WinForms

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing MSTest also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MSTest. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) WinForms
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL