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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 209 190 218
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +28
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.015% 0.11% 0.074%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.12% 0.92% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 6
Average daily rate - £486 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +18.51%
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
864 762 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.39% 12.23% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 605 490
Average daily rate £425 £415 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £56.25 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +52.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) SAML
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Advertising
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) JSUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) PaaS
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) QUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Jasmine
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) JSUnit
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) QUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Jasmine
General
1 1 (100.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) SAML
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#