The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 62 72 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.61% 0.22% -
As % of the Development Applications category 5.15% 2.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £358 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MSTest
North West

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

Development Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
97 93 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.77% 10.40% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 44 41
Average daily rate £363 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £277 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £375 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.07 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.95% +6.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £43.23 £40.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.17% +3.67%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSTest across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 October 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
Warrington -9 5 £375 -3.84% 5
Chester - - - -
MSTest
North West

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Release Management
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (40.00%) MVVM
3 2 (40.00%) Reactive Extensions
3 2 (40.00%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Puppet
3 2 (40.00%) Node.js
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Vagrant
3 2 (40.00%) Docker
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) Ant
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) HTML

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) IIS
1 2 (40.00%) Node.js
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (40.00%) Ant
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) NUnit
2 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) Mercurial
3 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) CSS
1 2 (40.00%) Reactive Extensions
1 2 (40.00%) Razor View Engine
1 2 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (40.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) WPF
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Release Management
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Web Development
3 2 (40.00%) MVVM
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (40.00%) Puppet
2 2 (40.00%) Vagrant
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