The first table below looks at the demand for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the East of England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 142 118 133
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +15
Contract jobs citing MSTest 7 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.23% 0.084% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.63% 0.77% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
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£350 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £364 £358
% change year-on-year
-7.21% +1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
429 259 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.14% 10.84% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 118 146
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 46
Average hourly rate £39.50 £33.00 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.69% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.65 £22.66 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSTest across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSTest across the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

MSTest Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire - 4 £331 - 3
Essex -2 3 £450 -10.00% 4
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 19 (100.00%) C#
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 14 (73.68%) TDD
3 13 (68.42%) NUnit
3 13 (68.42%) MVC
4 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
5 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET
5 10 (52.63%) Unit Testing
5 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (42.11%) JUnit
7 6 (31.58%) Visual Studio
7 6 (31.58%) SQL
7 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (31.58%) .NET Framework
8 5 (26.32%) WCF
8 5 (26.32%) WPF
8 5 (26.32%) Dependency Injection
8 5 (26.32%) Silverlight
8 5 (26.32%) Rhino Mocks
8 5 (26.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
8 5 (26.32%) Web Services
8 5 (26.32%) OOP
8 5 (26.32%) Unity DI Container
9 4 (21.05%) Oracle
9 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
9 4 (21.05%) SpecFlow
9 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
9 4 (21.05%) BDD
9 4 (21.05%) Test Automation

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) NUnit
2 8 (42.11%) JUnit
3 6 (31.58%) Visual Studio
4 5 (26.32%) Rhino Mocks
5 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
5 4 (21.05%) SpecFlow
5 4 (21.05%) Selenium
5 4 (21.05%) FitNesse
5 4 (21.05%) RSpec
6 3 (15.79%) QUnit
7 2 (10.53%) Jasmine
7 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) .NET Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Software Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
5 2 (10.53%) C# Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) WPF Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Automated Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET
2 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (31.58%) .NET Framework
4 5 (26.32%) WCF
4 5 (26.32%) WPF
4 5 (26.32%) Web Services
4 5 (26.32%) Silverlight
4 5 (26.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 5 (26.32%) Unity DI Container
5 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 3 (15.79%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
5 3 (15.79%) jQuery
6 2 (10.53%) HTML5
6 2 (10.53%) NHibernate
6 2 (10.53%) HTML
7 1 (5.26%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) TDD
2 13 (68.42%) MVC
3 10 (52.63%) Unit Testing
4 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (26.32%) Dependency Injection
5 5 (26.32%) OOP
6 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
6 4 (21.05%) BDD
6 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
7 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
8 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
8 2 (10.53%) OO
8 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
9 1 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
4 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
5 2 (10.53%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft