The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the City of London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 186 213 222
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +9
Contract jobs citing MSTest 9 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.085% 0.026%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.13% 0.73% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
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£365 £288 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.95% -28.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.21% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
793 819 803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.75% 11.56% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 613 606
Average daily rate £450 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £309 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +26.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
MSTest
London

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 13 (92.86%) C#
2 10 (71.43%) .NET
2 10 (71.43%) MVC
2 10 (71.43%) TDD
2 10 (71.43%) .NET Framework
2 10 (71.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
4 8 (57.14%) WPF
4 8 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (50.00%) Finance
6 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (42.86%) Banking
7 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (35.71%) WCF
7 5 (35.71%) SQL
7 5 (35.71%) CSS
7 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
8 4 (28.57%) MVVM
8 4 (28.57%) Basel III
8 4 (28.57%) OO
8 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
8 4 (28.57%) Web Services
8 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
8 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
8 4 (28.57%) Investment Banking
8 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
9 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
9 3 (21.43%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (21.43%) Moq
2 3 (21.43%) SpecFlow
3 2 (14.29%) TeamCity
3 2 (14.29%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (14.29%) NSubstitute
3 2 (14.29%) NUnit
3 2 (14.29%) Subversion
4 1 (7.14%) Selenium
4 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.14%) JSUnit
4 1 (7.14%) QUnit
4 1 (7.14%) Jasmine
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Banking
3 4 (28.57%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Advertising
4 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 5 (35.71%) .NET Developer
3 5 (35.71%) WPF Developer
4 3 (21.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) .NET
1 10 (71.43%) .NET Framework
1 10 (71.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 8 (57.14%) WPF
3 5 (35.71%) CSS
3 5 (35.71%) WCF
4 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 4 (28.57%) Web Services
5 3 (21.43%) XML
5 3 (21.43%) jQuery
5 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (21.43%) Unity DI Container
5 3 (21.43%) Ninject
6 2 (14.29%) REST
6 2 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (14.29%) JSON
6 2 (14.29%) HTML
6 2 (14.29%) Ajax
7 1 (7.14%) RESTful
7 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Tandem
2 1 (7.14%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) MVC
1 10 (71.43%) TDD
2 7 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) MVVM
4 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 4 (28.57%) OO
5 3 (21.43%) ETL
5 3 (21.43%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 3 (21.43%) BDD
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 2 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (7.14%) OOP
7 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 1 (7.14%) OOD
7 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) Basel III
2 1 (7.14%) HL7
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Informatica
3 1 (7.14%) Red Gate
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 20 days ago