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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 180 - 187
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSTest 10 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% - 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.41% - 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 7
Average daily rate
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£430 - £485
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
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
710 743 708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.03% 12.42% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 557 542
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £288 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.64% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £58.11 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +158.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 20 (90.91%) C#
2 18 (81.82%) .NET
3 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (68.18%) TDD
4 13 (59.09%) ASP.NET
5 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
5 12 (54.55%) Web Services
5 12 (54.55%) Scrum
6 11 (50.00%) MVC
6 11 (50.00%) .NET Framework
6 11 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (45.45%) WCF
7 10 (45.45%) JavaScript
8 9 (40.91%) NUnit
9 8 (36.36%) Finance
9 8 (36.36%) SQL
9 8 (36.36%) jQuery
9 8 (36.36%) Moq
10 7 (31.82%) BDD
10 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (31.82%) CSS
10 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
10 7 (31.82%) HTML
11 6 (27.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 6 (27.27%) KnockoutJS
11 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (22.73%) Selenium
12 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (13.64%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (13.64%) Node.js
1 3 (13.64%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) Umbraco
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (40.91%) NUnit
3 8 (36.36%) Moq
4 5 (22.73%) Selenium
4 5 (22.73%) SpecFlow
4 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
5 2 (9.09%) CruiseControl
5 2 (9.09%) Subversion
5 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
5 2 (9.09%) MSBuild
5 2 (9.09%) Fiddler
5 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
6 1 (4.55%) TestComplete
6 1 (4.55%) FitNesse
6 1 (4.55%) QUnit
6 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
6 1 (4.55%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (4.55%) StyleCop
6 1 (4.55%) WiX
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Advertising
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Developer
2 12 (54.55%) .NET Developer
3 4 (18.18%) .NET Web Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Senior .NET Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Web Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Web Developer
5 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Senior .NET Web Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (81.82%) .NET
2 13 (59.09%) ASP.NET
3 12 (54.55%) Web Services
4 11 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 10 (45.45%) WCF
6 8 (36.36%) jQuery
7 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (31.82%) CSS
7 7 (31.82%) HTML
8 6 (27.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 6 (27.27%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (22.73%) REST
9 5 (22.73%) XML
9 5 (22.73%) Ajax
10 3 (13.64%) RESTful
10 3 (13.64%) WPF
10 3 (13.64%) LINQ
10 3 (13.64%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) NHS
1 2 (9.09%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (4.55%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.55%) W3C
2 1 (4.55%) Replication
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (68.18%) TDD
2 12 (54.55%) Scrum
3 11 (50.00%) MVC
4 7 (31.82%) BDD
5 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.64%) Automation Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Project Management
7 3 (13.64%) SOA
7 3 (13.64%) TOGAF
8 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
8 2 (9.09%) OO
8 2 (9.09%) Agile Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
9 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (4.55%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 20 (90.91%) C#
2 10 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 8 (36.36%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) XPath
4 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.55%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Sitecore
3 2 (9.09%) Red Gate
City of London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago