The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 125 110 126
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +16
Contract jobs citing MSTest 2 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.082% 0.35% 0.039%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.85% 3.21% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £325 £340 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
234 280 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.65% 10.82% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 152 135
Median daily rate £450 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £413 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing MSTest as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -13 2 £325 -1.51%
MSTest
South East

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MSTest also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 3 (100.00%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) B2B
2 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Business Activity Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3
3 1 (33.33%) CQRS
3 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) StructureMap
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) NUnit
3 1 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) Dependency Injection

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Moq
2 1 (33.33%) NUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Agile C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Angular Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
1 2 (66.67%) REST
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) CSS3
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) StructureMap
2 1 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) B2B
2 2 (66.67%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) CQRS
3 1 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) OOD
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL