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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 184 208 192
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -16
Contract jobs citing MSTest 6 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.016% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.85% 0.12% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 6
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£400 - £486
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 - £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
704 856 758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.88% 13.30% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 653 601
Average daily rate £425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £56.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £47.50 £49.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.60 £47.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.01% -

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (80.00%) C#
3 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
5 9 (60.00%) ASP.NET
5 9 (60.00%) TDD
5 9 (60.00%) .NET Framework
6 8 (53.33%) Scrum
6 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
6 8 (53.33%) Web Services
6 8 (53.33%) Moq
7 7 (46.67%) MVC
7 7 (46.67%) jQuery
7 7 (46.67%) NUnit
8 6 (40.00%) WCF
8 6 (40.00%) CSS
8 6 (40.00%) HTML
8 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (33.33%) SQL
9 5 (33.33%) XML
10 4 (26.67%) OO
10 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (26.67%) Entity Framework
11 3 (20.00%) Node.js
11 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (20.00%) Sitecore

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (20.00%) CMS
1 3 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (20.00%) Node.js
2 2 (13.33%) JBoss
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Moq
2 7 (46.67%) NUnit
3 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (20.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (13.33%) Fiddler
6 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (6.67%) FitNesse
6 1 (6.67%) QUnit
6 1 (6.67%) Jasmine
6 1 (6.67%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (6.67%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior .NET Web Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Web Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Web Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Lead .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 9 (60.00%) .NET Framework
3 8 (53.33%) Web Services
4 7 (46.67%) jQuery
5 6 (40.00%) WCF
5 6 (40.00%) CSS
5 6 (40.00%) HTML
5 6 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
6 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (33.33%) XML
7 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (26.67%) Entity Framework
8 3 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
8 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 3 (20.00%) AutoMapper
8 3 (20.00%) XSLT
8 3 (20.00%) Ajax
8 3 (20.00%) LINQ
9 2 (13.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
2 1 (6.67%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) TDD
3 8 (53.33%) Scrum
4 7 (46.67%) MVC
5 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (26.67%) OO
6 3 (20.00%) SOA
6 3 (20.00%) Project Management
6 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
6 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
7 2 (13.33%) BDD
7 2 (13.33%) Load Testing
8 1 (6.67%) OOP
8 1 (6.67%) Kanban
8 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
8 1 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
8 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Web Development
8 1 (6.67%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) C#
2 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.67%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) HL7
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (20.00%) Sitecore
2 2 (13.33%) ForgeRock
3 1 (6.67%) Red Gate
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £480 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago