The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 45 - 47
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.27% - 0.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.16% - 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £375 - £313
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
Cambridgeshire

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

Development Applications Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
86 36 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 23.56% 9.40% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 29 42
Median daily rate £438 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £210 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.84% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Median hourly rate £45.00 £17.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+164.70% -55.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -2.01%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing MSTest as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

MSTest
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Reverse Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 1 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft