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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 197 187 207
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +20
Contract jobs citing MSTest 4 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.069% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.54% 0.94% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 3
Average daily rate
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£420 £531 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.89% +84.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £525 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £563 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.10%
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
741 747 793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.70% 12.98% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 582 611
Average daily rate £450 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £562
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 9
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +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 3 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 11 (91.67%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) C#
3 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (58.33%) NUnit
4 6 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (50.00%) MVC
5 5 (41.67%) CSS
5 5 (41.67%) HTML
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (41.67%) OO
5 5 (41.67%) TDD
5 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (33.33%) Moq
6 4 (33.33%) SpecFlow
6 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (33.33%) jQuery
6 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
7 3 (25.00%) SQL
7 3 (25.00%) Web Services
7 3 (25.00%) XML
7 3 (25.00%) Scrum
7 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (25.00%) Castle Windsor
7 3 (25.00%) Ninject

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 (16.67%) JBoss
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) NUnit
2 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (33.33%) Moq
3 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 4 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 2 (16.67%) Fiddler
5 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (8.33%) Selenium
5 1 (8.33%) FitNesse
5 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (8.33%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 2 (16.67%) Advertising
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) .NET Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Senior .NET Web Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Lead .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) .NET
2 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 5 (41.67%) CSS
3 5 (41.67%) HTML
3 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (33.33%) jQuery
4 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (25.00%) Web Services
5 3 (25.00%) XML
5 3 (25.00%) Unity DI Container
5 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (25.00%) Castle Windsor
5 3 (25.00%) Ninject
6 2 (16.67%) REST
6 2 (16.67%) AutoMapper
6 2 (16.67%) Entity Framework
6 2 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (16.67%) XSLT
6 2 (16.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) MVC
3 5 (41.67%) TDD
3 5 (41.67%) OO
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Refactoring
5 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 2 (16.67%) ATDD
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
6 1 (8.33%) Change Control
6 1 (8.33%) OOP
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
6 1 (8.33%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
6 1 (8.33%) OOD
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (8.33%) XPath
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) ForgeRock
3 1 (8.33%) Red Gate