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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 158 201 199
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -2
Contract jobs citing MSTest 5 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.069% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.86% 0.55% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
Median daily rate £425 £420 £531
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% -20.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £365 £525
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £465 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
MSTest
London

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
583 728 796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.54% 12.53% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 593 609
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing MSTest as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 June 2016.

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 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MSTest also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 13 (92.86%) .NET
2 12 (85.71%) C#
3 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 10 (71.43%) TDD
3 10 (71.43%) NUnit
4 9 (64.29%) WCF
5 8 (57.14%) Windows
5 8 (57.14%) SQL
6 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (50.00%) .NET Framework
7 6 (42.86%) Finance
7 6 (42.86%) MVC
7 6 (42.86%) RESTful
8 5 (35.71%) Multithreading
8 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (35.71%) Scrum
8 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
8 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
8 5 (35.71%) OOP
8 5 (35.71%) OO
8 5 (35.71%) Data Modelling
8 5 (35.71%) SOA
9 4 (28.57%) WPF
9 4 (28.57%) NoSQL
9 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
10 3 (21.43%) Selenium
10 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (21.43%) SpecFlow
10 3 (21.43%) BDD
10 3 (21.43%) Banking

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (28.57%) NoSQL
4 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) NUnit
2 3 (21.43%) Selenium
2 3 (21.43%) SpecFlow
3 2 (14.29%) ReSharper
3 2 (14.29%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.14%) Jasmine
4 1 (7.14%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (7.14%) Mocha
4 1 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) C# Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Senior C# Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Developer
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (14.29%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
4 2 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C# WPF Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Programmer
4 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 2 (14.29%) WPF Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# WCF Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Defect Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Senior C# Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior WPF Developer
5 1 (7.14%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) .NET
2 9 (64.29%) WCF
3 7 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (42.86%) RESTful
5 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
6 4 (28.57%) WPF
7 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (14.29%) HTML
8 2 (14.29%) MSMQ
8 2 (14.29%) WF
9 1 (7.14%) Ajax
9 1 (7.14%) CSS
9 1 (7.14%) DHTML
9 1 (7.14%) HTML5
9 1 (7.14%) jQuery
9 1 (7.14%) SOAP
9 1 (7.14%) Web Services
9 1 (7.14%) WinForms
9 1 (7.14%) XML
9 1 (7.14%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Contactless
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) TDD
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) MVC
4 5 (35.71%) Data Modelling
4 5 (35.71%) Multithreading
4 5 (35.71%) OO
4 5 (35.71%) OOP
4 5 (35.71%) Scrum
4 5 (35.71%) SOA
5 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
6 3 (21.43%) BDD
7 2 (14.29%) DevOps
7 2 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
7 2 (14.29%) Refactoring
7 2 (14.29%) SDLC
7 2 (14.29%) UML
7 2 (14.29%) Workflow
8 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
8 1 (7.14%) Extreme Programming
8 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) MiFID
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
1 2 (14.29%) Sybase