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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 149 156 196
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +40
Contract jobs citing MSTest 14 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.44% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.39% 0.94% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 10
Median daily rate £425 £320 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £256 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £384 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £331 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.71% -17.18%
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
585 532 789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.50% 15.60% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 442 639
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 24 (82.76%) SQL
2 21 (72.41%) .NET
3 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (65.52%) NUnit
4 19 (65.52%) C#
5 18 (62.07%) TDD
6 17 (58.62%) SQL Server
6 17 (58.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (55.17%) T-SQL
7 16 (55.17%) WCF
8 15 (51.72%) RESTful
9 14 (48.28%) Microsoft Azure
10 13 (44.83%) .NET Framework
11 12 (41.38%) Windows
11 12 (41.38%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (37.93%) OOP
12 11 (37.93%) OO
12 11 (37.93%) Scrum
13 10 (34.48%) HTML
13 10 (34.48%) SOA
13 10 (34.48%) Selenium
14 9 (31.03%) SpecFlow
14 9 (31.03%) CSS
15 8 (27.59%) Entity Framework
15 8 (27.59%) WebDriver
15 8 (27.59%) MSBuild
16 7 (24.14%) DevOps
16 7 (24.14%) BDD
17 6 (20.69%) NoSQL
17 6 (20.69%) SDLC

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 (3.45%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 14 (48.28%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (58.62%) SQL Server
2 12 (41.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (20.69%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (65.52%) NUnit
2 17 (58.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (34.48%) Selenium
4 9 (31.03%) SpecFlow
5 8 (27.59%) MSBuild
5 8 (27.59%) WebDriver
6 4 (13.79%) Moq
6 4 (13.79%) Rhino Mocks
7 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
7 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
7 3 (10.34%) TeamCity
7 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
8 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
8 2 (6.90%) JIRA
8 2 (6.90%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (3.45%) ReSharper
General
1 4 (13.79%) Back Office
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (58.62%) Developer
2 16 (55.17%) C# Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Developer in Test
3 5 (17.24%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Agile C# Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Agile Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.90%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior C# Software Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Software Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (72.41%) .NET
2 16 (55.17%) WCF
3 15 (51.72%) RESTful
4 13 (44.83%) .NET Framework
5 10 (34.48%) HTML
6 9 (31.03%) CSS
7 8 (27.59%) Entity Framework
8 5 (17.24%) jQuery
9 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (13.79%) HTML5
9 4 (13.79%) XML
10 3 (10.34%) CSS3
10 3 (10.34%) JSON
10 3 (10.34%) StructureMap
10 3 (10.34%) Unity DI Container
11 2 (6.90%) Ajax
11 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
11 2 (6.90%) Polymer
12 1 (3.45%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 1 (3.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (62.07%) TDD
3 11 (37.93%) OO
3 11 (37.93%) OOP
3 11 (37.93%) Scrum
4 10 (34.48%) SOA
5 7 (24.14%) BDD
5 7 (24.14%) DevOps
6 6 (20.69%) Data Modelling
6 6 (20.69%) SDLC
7 5 (17.24%) Agile Testing
7 5 (17.24%) ATDD
7 5 (17.24%) MVC
8 4 (13.79%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (13.79%) Multithreading
8 4 (13.79%) SOLID
8 4 (13.79%) Unit Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Dependency Injection
9 3 (10.34%) Load Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (82.76%) SQL
2 19 (65.52%) C#
3 16 (55.17%) T-SQL
4 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.34%) Java
6 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
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