The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 84 - 69
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.077% - 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.74% - 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£450 - £250
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 - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Development Applications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
136 111 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 10.43% 9.34% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 65 46
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 7 (100.00%) WCF
2 6 (85.71%) WPF
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (85.71%) MVVM
2 6 (85.71%) BDD
2 6 (85.71%) Entity Framework
2 6 (85.71%) Castle Windsor
2 6 (85.71%) .NET Framework
2 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) T-SQL
2 6 (85.71%) XAML
2 6 (85.71%) WinForms
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) NUnit
3 1 (14.29%) NHibernate
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) CSS3
3 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) NUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) WPF Developer
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Team Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) WCF
2 6 (85.71%) WPF
2 6 (85.71%) Entity Framework
2 6 (85.71%) Castle Windsor
2 6 (85.71%) .NET Framework
2 6 (85.71%) WinForms
3 1 (14.29%) NHibernate
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) CSS3
3 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) MVVM
1 6 (85.71%) BDD
1 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) T-SQL
2 6 (85.71%) XAML
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript