The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 575 535 527
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -8
Contract jobs citing MSTest 46 64 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.090% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.61% 0.98% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 41 44
Average daily rate £395 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £330 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MSTest
UK

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

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7564 6556 6199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.77% 12.95% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5173 4249 4052
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 129 120
Average hourly rate £42.45 £37.04 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.60% -3.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.60 £27.37 £31.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £47.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -2.01%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in England

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in England

MSTest
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSTest across the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

MSTest Daily Rate Histogram in England

MSTest
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MSTest across the England region.

MSTest Hourly Rate Trend in England

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London -15 27 £428 +6.87% 15
South East -17 9 £375 +7.14% 12
South West -14 3 £375 - 3
East Midlands +6 2 £331 +20.45% 2
North West -9 2 £375 +7.14% 7
East of England - 2 £375 - 2
West Midlands - 1 £350 - 2
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 87 (82.08%) .NET
2 86 (81.13%) C#
3 73 (68.87%) NUnit
4 64 (60.38%) SQL Server
5 61 (57.55%) SQL
6 58 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
7 52 (49.06%) WCF
8 51 (48.11%) TDD
9 46 (43.40%) .NET Framework
10 45 (42.45%) JavaScript
10 45 (42.45%) MVC
11 37 (34.91%) ASP.NET
11 37 (34.91%) Unit Testing
12 34 (32.08%) HTML
13 33 (31.13%) Microsoft
14 31 (29.25%) T-SQL
14 31 (29.25%) CSS
14 31 (29.25%) Team Foundation Server
15 30 (28.30%) Windows
16 28 (26.42%) SOA
17 26 (24.53%) ASP.NET MVC
18 25 (23.58%) Scrum
18 25 (23.58%) Unity DI Container
19 24 (22.64%) OO
19 24 (22.64%) RESTful
20 23 (21.70%) Finance
21 22 (20.75%) Moq
21 22 (20.75%) jQuery
21 22 (20.75%) Entity Framework
22 21 (19.81%) SQL Server 2012

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (7.55%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.77%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.94%) CMS
3 1 (0.94%) IIS
3 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.94%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.77%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.94%) MS Office
3 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.77%) TradeThru
3 2 (1.89%) Beauchamp
3 2 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.94%) Endur
4 1 (0.94%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (4.72%) SaaS
2 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.89%) HTTP
1 2 (1.89%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.94%) ASN.1
2 1 (0.94%) RTP
2 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (60.38%) SQL Server
2 21 (19.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (12.26%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.77%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 73 (68.87%) NUnit
2 31 (29.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (20.75%) Moq
4 20 (18.87%) Visual Studio
5 18 (16.98%) Rhino Mocks
6 11 (10.38%) SpecFlow
7 10 (9.43%) Selenium
8 8 (7.55%) Git (software)
9 5 (4.72%) Cucumber
9 5 (4.72%) Grunt
10 4 (3.77%) FitNesse
10 4 (3.77%) NSubstitute
11 3 (2.83%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (2.83%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.83%) WebDriver
12 2 (1.89%) Jasmine
12 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
12 2 (1.89%) NCrunch
12 2 (1.89%) NuGet
12 2 (1.89%) Rational DOORS
General
1 23 (21.70%) Finance
2 12 (11.32%) Banking
3 10 (9.43%) Back Office
4 3 (2.83%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Front Office
5 1 (0.94%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.94%) Publishing
5 1 (0.94%) Retail
5 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 75 (70.75%) Developer
2 42 (39.62%) C# Developer
3 37 (34.91%) .NET Developer
4 19 (17.92%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (16.04%) Senior Developer
5 17 (16.04%) Software Developer
6 15 (14.15%) Analyst
7 14 (13.21%) Test Analyst
8 11 (10.38%) C# Software Developer
8 11 (10.38%) C# WPF Developer
8 11 (10.38%) WPF Developer
9 10 (9.43%) .NET Software Developer
9 10 (9.43%) Agile Developer
9 10 (9.43%) ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (8.49%) Agile C# Developer
10 9 (8.49%) Angular Developer
11 8 (7.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (7.55%) C# WCF Developer
11 8 (7.55%) Senior C# Developer
11 8 (7.55%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (82.08%) .NET
2 52 (49.06%) WCF
3 46 (43.40%) .NET Framework
4 37 (34.91%) ASP.NET
5 34 (32.08%) HTML
6 31 (29.25%) CSS
7 26 (24.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 25 (23.58%) Unity DI Container
9 24 (22.64%) RESTful
10 22 (20.75%) Entity Framework
10 22 (20.75%) jQuery
11 21 (19.81%) HTML5
12 19 (17.92%) Web Services
13 15 (14.15%) ASP.NET Web API
13 15 (14.15%) REST
14 14 (13.21%) AngularJS
15 12 (11.32%) CSS3
15 12 (11.32%) WPF
16 11 (10.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 11 (10.38%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.77%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.89%) Hedge funds
3 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.89%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.89%) User Experience
4 1 (0.94%) Contactless
4 1 (0.94%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.94%) Derivative
4 1 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.94%) Video on Demand
4 1 (0.94%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 30 (28.30%) Windows
2 4 (3.77%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.89%) Linux
3 2 (1.89%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.94%) Android
4 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.94%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (48.11%) TDD
3 45 (42.45%) MVC
4 37 (34.91%) Unit Testing
5 28 (26.42%) SOA
6 25 (23.58%) Scrum
7 24 (22.64%) OO
8 19 (17.92%) Multithreading
9 18 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (16.04%) Dependency Injection
10 17 (16.04%) OOP
11 15 (14.15%) Data Modelling
11 15 (14.15%) Workflow
12 14 (13.21%) BDD
13 12 (11.32%) Automated Testing
14 11 (10.38%) Domain-Driven Design
15 10 (9.43%) MVVM
15 10 (9.43%) SDLC
15 10 (9.43%) SOLID
15 10 (9.43%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 86 (81.13%) C#
2 61 (57.55%) SQL
3 45 (42.45%) JavaScript
4 31 (29.25%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.72%) XPath
6 4 (3.77%) Java
7 3 (2.83%) C++
7 3 (2.83%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.89%) VC++
9 1 (0.94%) C
9 1 (0.94%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.94%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.94%) VB
9 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.94%) VB6
9 1 (0.94%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (5.66%) ISTQB
2 4 (3.77%) ISEB
3 3 (2.83%) Degree
4 2 (1.89%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.89%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.94%) MCAD
5 1 (0.94%) MCP
5 1 (0.94%) MCSD
5 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) MiFID
2 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (4.72%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.94%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (31.13%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.43%) Oracle
3 5 (4.72%) Bloomberg
3 5 (4.72%) EPiServer
4 4 (3.77%) Reuters
4 4 (3.77%) Sybase
5 2 (1.89%) Splunk
5 2 (1.89%) Telerik
6 1 (0.94%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.94%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.94%) SAP
6 1 (0.94%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.94%) VMware
6 1 (0.94%) Xamarin
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