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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 186 221 214
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -7
Contract jobs citing MSTest 14 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.056% 0.025%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.78% 0.46% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 1
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£350 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -13.33%
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
786 869 736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.41% 12.08% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 644 543
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £36.25 £45.00 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +1.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £36.44 £42.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 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 21 (95.45%) C#
2 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (68.18%) .NET
4 14 (63.64%) TDD
5 13 (59.09%) SQL Server
6 12 (54.55%) .NET Framework
6 12 (54.55%) MVC
7 11 (50.00%) Finance
7 11 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 10 (45.45%) SQL
9 9 (40.91%) WPF
9 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (36.36%) WCF
10 8 (36.36%) CSS
10 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
11 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
11 7 (31.82%) Web Services
11 7 (31.82%) Visual Studio
11 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
11 7 (31.82%) Unit Testing
11 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (27.27%) Banking
12 6 (27.27%) Scrum
13 5 (22.73%) HTML
13 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
13 5 (22.73%) XML
13 5 (22.73%) SpecFlow

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (59.09%) SQL Server
2 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Visual Studio
1 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (22.73%) Moq
2 5 (22.73%) SpecFlow
2 5 (22.73%) Selenium
3 4 (18.18%) Subversion
4 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (13.64%) WebDriver
4 3 (13.64%) NUnit
5 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
5 2 (9.09%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (9.09%) NSubstitute
6 1 (4.55%) StyleCop
6 1 (4.55%) QUnit
6 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
6 1 (4.55%) WiX
6 1 (4.55%) TestComplete
6 1 (4.55%) JSUnit
6 1 (4.55%) JIRA
6 1 (4.55%) Bugzilla
General
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Banking
3 4 (18.18%) Investment Banking
4 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
5 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (72.73%) Developer
2 8 (36.36%) .NET Developer
2 8 (36.36%) C# Developer
3 6 (27.27%) WPF Developer
4 4 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) SQL Developer
6 2 (9.09%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Web Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Automation Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.55%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (68.18%) .NET
2 12 (54.55%) .NET Framework
3 11 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 9 (40.91%) WPF
5 8 (36.36%) CSS
5 8 (36.36%) WCF
6 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
6 7 (31.82%) Web Services
7 5 (22.73%) XML
7 5 (22.73%) jQuery
7 5 (22.73%) HTML
7 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (18.18%) Unity DI Container
8 4 (18.18%) JSON
9 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (13.64%) Ninject
9 3 (13.64%) REST
10 2 (9.09%) Autofac
10 2 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Replication
3 2 (9.09%) NHS
4 1 (4.55%) W3C
4 1 (4.55%) N-Tier
4 1 (4.55%) Tandem
4 1 (4.55%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (63.64%) TDD
3 12 (54.55%) MVC
4 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (31.82%) Unit Testing
6 6 (27.27%) Scrum
7 5 (22.73%) MVVM
7 5 (22.73%) BDD
8 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
8 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
8 4 (18.18%) OO
9 3 (13.64%) ETL
9 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Automation Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Agile Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
10 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
10 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (95.45%) C#
2 10 (45.45%) SQL
3 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
4 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.55%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) Basel III
2 3 (13.64%) QA
3 2 (9.09%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Informatica
3 1 (4.55%) Red Gate
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