The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 81 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.076% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.65% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£285 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Development Applications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
153 135 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.66% 11.49% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 74 27
Average daily rate £375 £344 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +9.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £285 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £42.50 £34.25 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.08% -11.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +2.85%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSTest across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

MSTest
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Moq
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Bloomberg
2 1 (50.00%) Front Office
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Fixed Income

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) FINCAD Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (50.00%) Moq
General
1 1 (50.00%) Front Office
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Bloomberg