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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 189 224 222
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -2
Contract jobs citing MSTest 15 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.25% 0.055% 0.013%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.92% 0.47% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 0
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£350 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -
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 - - -
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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
782 860 699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.16% 11.78% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 640 531
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.84% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £45.00 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.22% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.56% +4.28%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSTest across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 23 (95.83%) C#
2 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (75.00%) .NET
4 17 (70.83%) TDD
5 15 (62.50%) MVC
5 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
6 14 (58.33%) .NET Framework
7 13 (54.17%) Finance
7 13 (54.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 11 (45.83%) WPF
8 11 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
9 10 (41.67%) SQL
9 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET
9 10 (41.67%) WCF
10 9 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (37.50%) Scrum
11 8 (33.33%) CSS
11 8 (33.33%) Web Services
11 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
12 7 (29.17%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (29.17%) BDD
13 6 (25.00%) Unit Testing
13 6 (25.00%) Unity DI Container
13 6 (25.00%) Banking
13 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio
14 5 (20.83%) HTML

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (29.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (20.83%) NUnit
3 5 (20.83%) Selenium
3 5 (20.83%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (20.83%) Moq
3 5 (20.83%) SpecFlow
4 4 (16.67%) TeamCity
4 4 (16.67%) Subversion
5 2 (8.33%) CruiseControl
5 2 (8.33%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
5 2 (8.33%) NSubstitute
5 2 (8.33%) MSBuild
6 1 (4.17%) WiX
6 1 (4.17%) StyleCop
6 1 (4.17%) Bugzilla
6 1 (4.17%) JIRA
6 1 (4.17%) TestComplete
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Banking
3 4 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Developer
2 11 (45.83%) .NET Developer
3 8 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 6 (25.00%) WPF Developer
5 4 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (12.50%) Senior Developer
6 3 (12.50%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (8.33%) SQL Developer
7 2 (8.33%) .NET Web Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Tester
7 2 (8.33%) Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Web Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
8 1 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) Applications Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (75.00%) .NET
2 14 (58.33%) .NET Framework
3 13 (54.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 11 (45.83%) WPF
5 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET
5 10 (41.67%) WCF
6 8 (33.33%) CSS
6 8 (33.33%) Web Services
7 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (25.00%) Unity DI Container
9 5 (20.83%) Ninject
9 5 (20.83%) jQuery
9 5 (20.83%) HTML
10 4 (16.67%) Ajax
10 4 (16.67%) XML
10 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (12.50%) REST
11 3 (12.50%) Castle Windsor
11 3 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Replication
1 3 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) NHS
3 1 (4.17%) W3C
3 1 (4.17%) Tandem
3 1 (4.17%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (70.83%) TDD
3 15 (62.50%) MVC
4 11 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (37.50%) Scrum
6 7 (29.17%) BDD
7 6 (25.00%) Unit Testing
8 5 (20.83%) MVVM
9 4 (16.67%) OO
10 3 (12.50%) ETL
10 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
10 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
10 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
11 2 (8.33%) Agile Testing
11 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
11 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
11 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
11 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
11 2 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 23 (95.83%) C#
2 10 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.17%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) Basel III
2 3 (12.50%) QA
3 2 (8.33%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Red Gate
3 2 (8.33%) Informatica
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