The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Cambridgeshire region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 65 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSTest 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.48% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 2.47% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£331 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.21% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
162 81 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 19.61% 11.34% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 24 41
Average daily rate £350 £344 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +4.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 11
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% -6.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £28.95 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £50.30 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -0.66%
MSTest
East of England

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
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge - 3 £338 - 2
MSTest
East of England

MSTest
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 10 (100.00%) MVC
2 9 (90.00%) TDD
2 9 (90.00%) NUnit
3 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (40.00%) JUnit
5 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
5 4 (40.00%) Oracle
6 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (20.00%) NHibernate
7 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
8 1 (10.00%) SQL
8 1 (10.00%) Workflow
8 1 (10.00%) Degree
8 1 (10.00%) WF
8 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) NUnit
2 4 (40.00%) JUnit
2 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (20.00%) NHibernate
4 1 (10.00%) WF
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) MVC
2 9 (90.00%) TDD
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Workflow
5 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle