The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
England / East Midlands
Rank 83 95 85
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs citing MSTest 11 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.74% 0.067% 0.068%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.21% 0.52% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £363 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.74% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
211 191 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 14.21% 12.71% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 109 119
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +48.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.95 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.73% +10.67%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing MSTest as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSTest across the East Midlands region.

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire - 11 £363 -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 14 (100.00%) C#
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
1 14 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 14 (100.00%) Web Services
2 12 (85.71%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 12 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 12 (85.71%) WCF
2 12 (85.71%) Entity Framework
2 12 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (78.57%) Automated Testing
4 8 (57.14%) Finance
4 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 6 (42.86%) Java
5 6 (42.86%) HNC
5 6 (42.86%) HND
5 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
5 6 (42.86%) .NET Framework
5 6 (42.86%) Degree
5 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
6 2 (14.29%) API Design
6 2 (14.29%) Front End Development
6 2 (14.29%) RESTful
6 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
6 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
6 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 2 (14.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (14.29%) User Stories

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 2 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (71.43%) C# Developer
3 8 (57.14%) Software Developer
4 7 (50.00%) .NET Developer
5 4 (28.57%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (28.57%) C# Software Developer
6 3 (21.43%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (7.14%) C# WCF Developer
7 1 (7.14%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
1 14 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 14 (100.00%) Web Services
2 12 (85.71%) Entity Framework
2 12 (85.71%) WCF
3 6 (42.86%) .NET Framework
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (14.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (78.57%) Automated Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) API Design
4 2 (14.29%) Front End Development
4 2 (14.29%) Microservices
4 2 (14.29%) MVC
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) TDD
4 2 (14.29%) User Stories
5 1 (7.14%) SDLC
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) C#
2 12 (85.71%) JavaScript
3 6 (42.86%) Java
4 2 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
1 6 (42.86%) HNC
1 6 (42.86%) HND
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft