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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
London / City of London
Rank 145 141 180
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +39
Contract jobs citing MSTest 10 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.38% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.99% 2.81% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 9
Median daily rate £425 £425 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £368 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £449 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £356
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.75 -

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
503 427 740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.05% 13.38% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 332 589
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £330 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £29.64 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

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 22 February 2017, 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 26 (89.66%) SQL
2 21 (72.41%) .NET
2 21 (72.41%) NUnit
3 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (65.52%) C#
5 18 (62.07%) T-SQL
5 18 (62.07%) SQL Server
6 17 (58.62%) TDD
6 17 (58.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (55.17%) WCF
8 15 (51.72%) .NET Framework
8 15 (51.72%) RESTful
8 15 (51.72%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (48.28%) Windows
9 14 (48.28%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (44.83%) OOP
10 13 (44.83%) Scrum
11 12 (41.38%) OO
12 11 (37.93%) SOA
13 10 (34.48%) CSS
13 10 (34.48%) HTML
14 9 (31.03%) Data Modelling
14 9 (31.03%) MSBuild
14 9 (31.03%) NoSQL
15 8 (27.59%) Entity Framework
15 8 (27.59%) DevOps
15 8 (27.59%) Selenium
16 7 (24.14%) WebDriver
16 7 (24.14%) SpecFlow
17 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET Web API

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:

Cloud Services
1 15 (51.72%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (62.07%) SQL Server
2 14 (48.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (31.03%) NoSQL
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (72.41%) NUnit
2 17 (58.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (31.03%) MSBuild
4 8 (27.59%) Selenium
5 7 (24.14%) SpecFlow
5 7 (24.14%) WebDriver
6 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
6 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
6 3 (10.34%) Moq
6 3 (10.34%) TeamCity
6 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
7 2 (6.90%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
8 1 (3.45%) JIRA
8 1 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5 (17.24%) Back Office
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Developer
2 17 (58.62%) C# Developer
3 7 (24.14%) Senior Developer
4 6 (20.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (17.24%) Senior C# Developer
6 4 (13.79%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (13.79%) Developer in Test
6 4 (13.79%) Senior C# Software Developer
6 4 (13.79%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (13.79%) Software Developer
7 3 (10.34%) .NET Developer
7 3 (10.34%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (6.90%) Agile C# Developer
8 2 (6.90%) Agile Developer
8 2 (6.90%) Automation Tester
8 2 (6.90%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 2 (6.90%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (6.90%) Tester
9 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
9 1 (3.45%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (72.41%) .NET
2 16 (55.17%) WCF
3 15 (51.72%) .NET Framework
3 15 (51.72%) RESTful
4 10 (34.48%) CSS
4 10 (34.48%) HTML
5 8 (27.59%) Entity Framework
6 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (13.79%) REST
8 3 (10.34%) jQuery
8 3 (10.34%) JSON
8 3 (10.34%) XML
9 2 (6.90%) CSS3
9 2 (6.90%) HTML5
9 2 (6.90%) Polymer
9 2 (6.90%) StructureMap
9 2 (6.90%) Unity DI Container
10 1 (3.45%) Ajax
10 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
10 1 (3.45%) Aurelia
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (58.62%) TDD
3 13 (44.83%) OOP
3 13 (44.83%) Scrum
4 12 (41.38%) OO
5 11 (37.93%) SOA
6 9 (31.03%) Data Modelling
7 8 (27.59%) DevOps
8 5 (17.24%) Multithreading
8 5 (17.24%) SDLC
9 4 (13.79%) Agile Testing
9 4 (13.79%) ATDD
9 4 (13.79%) BDD
10 3 (10.34%) Load Testing
10 3 (10.34%) MVC
10 3 (10.34%) SOLID
10 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
10 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
11 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
11 2 (6.90%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (89.66%) SQL
2 19 (65.52%) C#
3 18 (62.07%) T-SQL
4 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.34%) Java
6 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft