The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 73 65 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.12% 0.48% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.70% 2.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £331 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £331 £331
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -
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 Cambridgeshire region.

Development Applications Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
143 158 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 16.71% 18.76% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 88 31
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £231 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 12
Average hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £30.00 £22.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £57.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSTest across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) JD Edwards
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Web Testing
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Web Testing
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) JD Edwards