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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 207 190 219
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +29
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.017% 0.16% 0.099%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.13% 1.13% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
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£401 £365 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.72% +26.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £338 £364
% change year-on-year
+18.88% -7.21%
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
780 796 823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.32% 13.71% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 626 613
Average daily rate £450 £450 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £586
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) NUnit
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (37.50%) CSS
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) MVC
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (37.50%) ForgeRock
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (25.00%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (25.00%) Moq
5 2 (25.00%) Castle Windsor
5 2 (25.00%) Ninject
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (25.00%) jQuery
5 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
5 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (25.00%) JBoss
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) NUnit
2 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (25.00%) Moq
4 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
4 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (12.50%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior .NET Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (37.50%) CSS
3 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (25.00%) Castle Windsor
4 2 (25.00%) Ninject
4 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (25.00%) Unity DI Container
4 2 (25.00%) jQuery
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) XML
5 1 (12.50%) XSLT
5 1 (12.50%) WinForms
5 1 (12.50%) Ajax
5 1 (12.50%) JSON
5 1 (12.50%) WCF
5 1 (12.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) MVC
2 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Refactoring
4 1 (12.50%) Kanban
4 1 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (12.50%) Change Control
4 1 (12.50%) ATDD
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
1 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) ForgeRock