The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 159 196 201
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +5
Contract jobs citing MSTest 5 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.87% 0.91% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 6
Median daily rate £475 £400 £531
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -24.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £375 £525
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £458 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
MSTest
London

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

Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
573 662 799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.94% 11.95% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 524 634
Median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.84% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -5.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -2.01%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

MSTest
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSTest across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

MSTest Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 City of London region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 14 (87.50%) .NET
2 13 (81.25%) C#
3 12 (75.00%) SQL
3 12 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 12 (75.00%) NUnit
4 11 (68.75%) TDD
5 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (62.50%) WCF
5 10 (62.50%) Windows
6 8 (50.00%) T-SQL
6 8 (50.00%) .NET Framework
6 8 (50.00%) Scrum
6 8 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (43.75%) Multithreading
7 7 (43.75%) RESTful
7 7 (43.75%) OOP
7 7 (43.75%) Data Modelling
8 6 (37.50%) SOA
8 6 (37.50%) OO
8 6 (37.50%) MVC
8 6 (37.50%) NoSQL
9 5 (31.25%) Finance
10 4 (25.00%) Oracle
10 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
10 4 (25.00%) Selenium
10 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
11 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (18.75%) UML
11 3 (18.75%) Back Office
11 3 (18.75%) WPF

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (37.50%) NoSQL
4 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (75.00%) NUnit
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
3 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
4 1 (6.25%) Jasmine
4 1 (6.25%) JUnit
4 1 (6.25%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (6.25%) Maven
4 1 (6.25%) Mocha
4 1 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (6.25%) ReSharper
4 1 (6.25%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (6.25%) tSQLt
4 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Back Office
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 6 (37.50%) Senior Developer
4 5 (31.25%) Senior C# Developer
5 4 (25.00%) .NET Developer
5 4 (25.00%) C# Software Developer
5 4 (25.00%) Software Developer
6 3 (18.75%) Analyst
6 3 (18.75%) Senior C# Software Developer
6 3 (18.75%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (12.50%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
7 2 (12.50%) C# WPF Developer
7 2 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (12.50%) Senior .NET Software Developer
7 2 (12.50%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 2 (12.50%) Web Developer
7 2 (12.50%) WPF Developer
8 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) .NET
2 10 (62.50%) WCF
3 8 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 7 (43.75%) RESTful
5 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (18.75%) WPF
7 2 (12.50%) HTML
7 2 (12.50%) WF
8 1 (6.25%) CSS
8 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
8 1 (6.25%) JSP
8 1 (6.25%) MSMQ
8 1 (6.25%) Ninject
8 1 (6.25%) SOAP
8 1 (6.25%) Spring
8 1 (6.25%) Struts
8 1 (6.25%) Web Services
8 1 (6.25%) XML
8 1 (6.25%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Contactless
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) TDD
2 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (50.00%) Scrum
4 7 (43.75%) Data Modelling
4 7 (43.75%) Multithreading
4 7 (43.75%) OOP
5 6 (37.50%) MVC
5 6 (37.50%) OO
5 6 (37.50%) SOA
6 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (18.75%) UML
8 2 (12.50%) BDD
8 2 (12.50%) DevOps
8 2 (12.50%) SDLC
8 2 (12.50%) Workflow
9 1 (6.25%) Agile Testing
9 1 (6.25%) ATDD
9 1 (6.25%) Domain-Driven Design
9 1 (6.25%) Front End Development
9 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) C#
2 12 (75.00%) SQL
3 8 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) Java
5 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) MiFID
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Sybase
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft