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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - 121 120
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England - 0.31% 0.083%
As % of the Development Applications category - 2.38% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 2
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- £400 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
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
361 294 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.11% 12.89% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 160 150
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 33 32
Average hourly rate £36.00 £32.75 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.92% -16.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £12.75 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £37.25 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 30 January 2015. 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
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) CRM
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 3 (42.86%) Web Services
3 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (42.86%) WCF
3 3 (42.86%) WPF
3 3 (42.86%) Silverlight
3 3 (42.86%) jQuery
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
4 2 (28.57%) HTML5
4 2 (28.57%) RESTful
4 2 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (28.57%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (28.57%) QUnit
4 2 (28.57%) Jasmine
4 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (42.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Rhino Mocks
1 2 (28.57%) QUnit
1 2 (28.57%) Jasmine
1 2 (28.57%) NUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Senior Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior C# Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Senior .NET Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) WCF
2 3 (42.86%) WPF
2 3 (42.86%) Silverlight
2 3 (42.86%) jQuery
3 2 (28.57%) HTML5
3 2 (28.57%) RESTful
3 2 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
4 1 (14.29%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) XSLT
4 1 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) SOAP
4 1 (14.29%) LINQ
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) CRM
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 2 (28.57%) OOP
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) RUP
4 1 (14.29%) DSDM
4 1 (14.29%) UML
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Use Case
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) CQRS
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) C++