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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 63 69 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.38% 0.22% -
As % of the Development Applications category 4.05% 2.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £358 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
74 93 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.38% 10.18% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 47 48
Average daily rate £323 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £428 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.03 £40.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.09 £37.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.40 £46.50 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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
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 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 3 - - 3
Chester - - - -
MSTest
North West

MSTest
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Release Management
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (66.67%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) IVR
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Release Management
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) HP Quality Center