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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 188 - 191
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSTest 8 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% - 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.13% - 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 9
Average daily rate
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£400 - £485
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 - £465
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 - £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.83%
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
707 853 712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.42% 13.64% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 648 559
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £27.37 £58.75 £50.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.41% +16.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +6.08%

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 March 2015.

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 March 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 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 14 (82.35%) C#
3 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (64.71%) TDD
4 11 (64.71%) .NET Framework
4 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET
5 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
5 10 (58.82%) JavaScript
5 10 (58.82%) Web Services
5 10 (58.82%) Scrum
6 9 (52.94%) NUnit
6 9 (52.94%) MVC
7 8 (47.06%) WCF
7 8 (47.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (47.06%) Moq
8 7 (41.18%) jQuery
9 6 (35.29%) HTML
9 6 (35.29%) CSS
9 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (35.29%) Entity Framework
9 6 (35.29%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (29.41%) SQL
10 5 (29.41%) XML
10 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
10 5 (29.41%) Ajax
11 4 (23.53%) OO
11 4 (23.53%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 3 (17.65%) CMS
1 3 (17.65%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (17.65%) Node.js
2 2 (11.76%) JBoss
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) NUnit
2 8 (47.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (47.06%) Moq
3 4 (23.53%) SpecFlow
4 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
5 2 (11.76%) Fiddler
5 2 (11.76%) CruiseControl
5 2 (11.76%) TeamCity
5 2 (11.76%) MSBuild
6 1 (5.88%) QUnit
6 1 (5.88%) Jasmine
6 1 (5.88%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (5.88%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (5.88%) FitNesse
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Advertising
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Developer
2 9 (52.94%) .NET Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Senior Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (17.65%) Architect
6 2 (11.76%) Web Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Senior Web Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Senior .NET Web Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Technical Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Lead .NET Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
7 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Lead Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
7 1 (5.88%) Tester
7 1 (5.88%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET
2 11 (64.71%) .NET Framework
3 10 (58.82%) Web Services
4 8 (47.06%) WCF
5 7 (41.18%) jQuery
6 6 (35.29%) KnockoutJS
6 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (35.29%) Entity Framework
6 6 (35.29%) CSS
6 6 (35.29%) HTML
7 5 (29.41%) Ajax
7 5 (29.41%) XML
7 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (23.53%) Unity DI Container
8 4 (23.53%) Castle Windsor
8 4 (23.53%) Ninject
9 3 (17.65%) WPF
9 3 (17.65%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) TDD
3 10 (58.82%) Scrum
4 9 (52.94%) MVC
5 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (23.53%) OO
6 4 (23.53%) BDD
7 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (17.65%) SOA
7 3 (17.65%) Project Management
7 3 (17.65%) TOGAF
8 2 (11.76%) Load Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
9 1 (5.88%) ATDD
9 1 (5.88%) Software Delivery
9 1 (5.88%) OOP
9 1 (5.88%) Kanban
9 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) C#
2 10 (58.82%) JavaScript
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) HL7
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Sitecore
2 3 (17.65%) Red Gate
3 2 (11.76%) ForgeRock
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