The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 54 77 67
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -10
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.17% 0.12% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.03% 0.71% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Median daily rate £288 £325 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -1.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
MSTest
East of England

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

Development Applications Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
97 140 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 16.64% 16.55% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 78 92
Median daily rate £375 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £210 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 26 August 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
Cambridge - 1 £288 - 1
MSTest
East of England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) JD Edwards
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) ERP
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Web Testing
2 2 (66.67%) V-Model
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) NUnit
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) NUnit
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
1 2 (66.67%) ERP
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) V-Model
1 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
1 2 (66.67%) Web Testing
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) JD Edwards