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 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 79 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.073% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.62% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£280 - -
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 - - -
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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
161 141 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.77% 12.53% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 84 31
Average daily rate £365 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £234 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
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 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 7 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Test Planning

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) QA Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Test Planning
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA