The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 48 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSTest 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.61% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 2.83% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £331 £375
% change year-on-year
- -11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
106 55 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 21.50% 15.11% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 23 40
Average daily rate £363 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £403 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 7
Average hourly rate £57.50 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.92% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSTest across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 13 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
1 5 (100.00%) NUnit
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) NHibernate
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Degree

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) NHibernate
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree