The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - 130 139
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England - 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category - 1.19% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 5
Median daily rate - £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
MSTest
England

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 of England region.

Development Applications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
324 420 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.17% 14.84% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 219 227
Median daily rate £409 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £357
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 33 17
Median hourly rate £47.50 £40.50 £45.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.28% -10.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.60 £30.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England 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 of England

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 East of England region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) NUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Web Testing

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) NUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) V-Model
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) JD Edwards