The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 122 124 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 8 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.29% 0.037% -
As % of the Development Applications category 2.71% 0.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£340 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £394
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -17.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MSTest
South East

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

Development Applications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
295 268 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.57% 9.95% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 157 111
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £438 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% +85.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.15 £21.95 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £33.55 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.11% -

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 5 May 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 7 £330 - 2
Newbury - 1 £350 -
MSTest
South East

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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%) C#
2 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET
2 8 (88.89%) NUnit
2 8 (88.89%) Automated Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Selenium
2 8 (88.89%) jQuery
2 8 (88.89%) KnockoutJS
2 8 (88.89%) AngularJS
3 7 (77.78%) MongoDB
3 7 (77.78%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (77.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 7 (77.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (77.78%) Content Management
3 7 (77.78%) CSS
3 7 (77.78%) Windows
3 7 (77.78%) HTML
3 7 (77.78%) CMS
3 7 (77.78%) Scrum
3 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (66.67%) Node.js
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (11.11%) NHibernate
5 1 (11.11%) JSON
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) MVC
5 1 (11.11%) Telecoms

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 7 (77.78%) CMS
2 6 (66.67%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) MongoDB
1 7 (77.78%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) NUnit
1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (88.89%) Web Developer
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
1 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET
1 8 (88.89%) jQuery
1 8 (88.89%) KnockoutJS
1 8 (88.89%) AngularJS
2 7 (77.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 7 (77.78%) CSS
2 7 (77.78%) HTML
3 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (11.11%) NHibernate
4 1 (11.11%) JSON
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Automated Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Content Management
2 7 (77.78%) Scrum
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft