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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - 89 86
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands - 0.20% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category - 1.60% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £331
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.88%
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 East Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
169 187 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.48% 12.51% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 102 74
Average daily rate £370 £345 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £35.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSTest across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Tester
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB