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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 134 112 128
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +16
Contract jobs citing MSTest 2 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.071% 0.58% 0.074%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.55% 4.52% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 13 2
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- £250 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -33.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
365 310 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.00% 12.88% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 162 166
Average daily rate £395 £325 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% -15.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 37 44
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.91 £27.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £41.85 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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
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 24 December 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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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
Hertfordshire +6 1 - -
Norfolk - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - - 2
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (70.00%) C#
1 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) MVC
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) TDD
3 4 (40.00%) NUnit
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (30.00%) HTML
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) Web Services
4 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (30.00%) CRM
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (30.00%) WCF
4 3 (30.00%) WPF
4 3 (30.00%) Silverlight
4 3 (30.00%) jQuery
4 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (20.00%) RESTful
5 2 (20.00%) HTML5
5 2 (20.00%) Rhino Mocks

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) NUnit
2 2 (20.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (20.00%) QUnit
2 2 (20.00%) Jasmine
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior .NET Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) jQuery
3 3 (30.00%) WCF
3 3 (30.00%) WPF
3 3 (30.00%) Silverlight
4 2 (20.00%) WF
4 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (20.00%) RESTful
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (20.00%) HTML5
4 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (10.00%) XSLT
5 1 (10.00%) CSS
5 1 (10.00%) SOAP
5 1 (10.00%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) MVC
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) CRM
2 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) OOP
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) UML
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) RUP
4 1 (10.00%) DSDM
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Workflow
4 1 (10.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (10.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) Java