The first table below looks at the demand for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Berkshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 129 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.034% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.39% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £338
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
259 258 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.85% 10.40% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 100 90
Average daily rate £333 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
MSTest
South East

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - - - -
Newbury - - - - 2
Reading - - - -
MSTest
South East

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (88.89%) jQuery
2 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Node.js
3 7 (77.78%) MVC
4 5 (55.56%) C#
4 5 (55.56%) TDD
4 5 (55.56%) NUnit
4 5 (55.56%) MongoDB
5 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (44.44%) BDD
5 4 (44.44%) REST
5 4 (44.44%) Backbone.js
5 4 (44.44%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
5 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
5 4 (44.44%) Degree
5 4 (44.44%) JSON
5 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
5 4 (44.44%) HTML
5 4 (44.44%) OO
5 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
5 4 (44.44%) CSS
5 4 (44.44%) OOD
6 3 (33.33%) Selenium
6 3 (33.33%) WCF
6 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (88.89%) Node.js
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) NUnit
2 3 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) MSBuild
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Tester
1 3 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Software Development Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Development Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Test Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (88.89%) jQuery
3 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (44.44%) JSON
3 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 4 (44.44%) CSS
3 4 (44.44%) REST
3 4 (44.44%) Backbone.js
3 4 (44.44%) KnockoutJS
3 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (44.44%) HTML
4 3 (33.33%) WCF
5 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (11.11%) XML
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) MVC
2 5 (55.56%) TDD
3 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
3 4 (44.44%) OO
3 4 (44.44%) OOD
3 4 (44.44%) BDD
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Content Management
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 5 (55.56%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree