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 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 487 469 507
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +38
Contract jobs citing MSTest 101 91 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.49% 1.59% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 63 32
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£421 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £241 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £190.00 - -
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
6786 5707 5825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.77% 11.87% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4610 3821 3304
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.84% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 122 231
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.56% +4.28%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 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
London +34 53 £400 +6.66% 6
Yorkshire +7 12 £270 +13.68% 4
West Midlands -6 11 £525 +10.52% 5
South East -23 10 £425 +21.42% 12
East of England -27 8 £488 +111.95% 5
North West -12 5 £375 +11.11% 7
South West - - - - 6
East Midlands - - - - 3
North East - - - - 2
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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.

1 133 (85.81%) .NET
2 127 (81.94%) C#
3 106 (68.39%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (56.77%) MVC
5 86 (55.48%) TDD
6 85 (54.84%) SQL Server
7 81 (52.26%) .NET Framework
8 74 (47.74%) ASP.NET
9 71 (45.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 66 (42.58%) WCF
10 66 (42.58%) Microsoft
11 59 (38.06%) NUnit
12 55 (35.48%) WPF
13 54 (34.84%) Visual Studio
14 53 (34.19%) Web Services
15 48 (30.97%) ASP.NET MVC
16 43 (27.74%) BDD
16 43 (27.74%) jQuery
17 40 (25.81%) Team Foundation Server
18 39 (25.16%) SQL
19 38 (24.52%) Scrum
20 36 (23.23%) SQL Server 2008
21 35 (22.58%) Rhino Mocks
21 35 (22.58%) Unity DI Container
22 33 (21.29%) JavaScript
23 30 (19.35%) HTML
23 30 (19.35%) CSS
23 30 (19.35%) OO
24 28 (18.06%) Finance
25 27 (17.42%) Windows

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 14 (9.03%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.52%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (3.23%) IIS
4 4 (2.58%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.94%) Node.js
6 1 (0.65%) Facebook Platform
6 1 (0.65%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.65%) CMS
6 1 (0.65%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 22 (14.19%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 14 (9.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.52%) PaaS
3 2 (1.29%) GitHub
4 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.52%) HTTP
1 7 (4.52%) Internet
2 1 (0.65%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (54.84%) SQL Server
2 36 (23.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (10.97%) SQL Server 2005
3 17 (10.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (7.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (4.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.94%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.65%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.65%) SSDT
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 59 (38.06%) NUnit
2 54 (34.84%) Visual Studio
3 40 (25.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 35 (22.58%) Rhino Mocks
5 25 (16.13%) SpecFlow
6 17 (10.97%) Selenium
6 17 (10.97%) Visual Studio Team System
7 14 (9.03%) MSBuild
8 13 (8.39%) StyleCop
8 13 (8.39%) TeamCity
9 12 (7.74%) ReSharper
9 12 (7.74%) NDepend
9 12 (7.74%) NCover
10 11 (7.10%) Subversion
11 10 (6.45%) Moq
12 9 (5.81%) QUnit
13 8 (5.16%) NSubstitute
14 7 (4.52%) Jasmine
15 6 (3.87%) NuGet
16 5 (3.23%) SoapUI
General
1 28 (18.06%) Finance
2 7 (4.52%) Front Office
2 7 (4.52%) Banking
3 5 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.58%) Retail
5 2 (1.29%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Law
6 1 (0.65%) Publishing
6 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 109 (70.32%) Developer
2 44 (28.39%) .NET Developer
3 42 (27.10%) C# Developer
4 19 (12.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 18 (11.61%) Analyst
6 16 (10.32%) Test Analyst
6 16 (10.32%) Senior Developer
7 11 (7.10%) Architect
7 11 (7.10%) WPF Developer
8 10 (6.45%) ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (5.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (5.16%) Software Developer
11 7 (4.52%) Tester
12 6 (3.87%) Senior .NET Developer
12 6 (3.87%) Agile Test Analyst
13 5 (3.23%) CRM Architect
13 5 (3.23%) C++ Developer
14 4 (2.58%) Web Developer
14 4 (2.58%) Agile .NET Developer
14 4 (2.58%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (85.81%) .NET
2 81 (52.26%) .NET Framework
3 74 (47.74%) ASP.NET
4 71 (45.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 66 (42.58%) WCF
6 55 (35.48%) WPF
7 53 (34.19%) Web Services
8 48 (30.97%) ASP.NET MVC
9 43 (27.74%) jQuery
10 35 (22.58%) Unity DI Container
11 30 (19.35%) CSS
11 30 (19.35%) HTML
12 24 (15.48%) NHibernate
13 20 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web API
14 19 (12.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 19 (12.26%) RabbitMQ
15 18 (11.61%) Ajax
16 16 (10.32%) Silverlight
16 16 (10.32%) HTML5
16 16 (10.32%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (17.42%) Inversion of Control
2 9 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.16%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.23%) Data Integration
4 5 (3.23%) Open Source
5 4 (2.58%) Blog
5 4 (2.58%) Replication
6 3 (1.94%) NHS
7 2 (1.29%) Tandem
7 2 (1.29%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.65%) User Experience
8 1 (0.65%) RIA
8 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.65%) Clustering
8 1 (0.65%) IVR
8 1 (0.65%) W3C
8 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.65%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 27 (17.42%) Windows
2 3 (1.94%) UNIX
3 1 (0.65%) Android
3 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (68.39%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (56.77%) MVC
3 86 (55.48%) TDD
4 43 (27.74%) BDD
5 38 (24.52%) Scrum
6 30 (19.35%) OO
7 21 (13.55%) Unit Testing
8 20 (12.90%) Domain-Driven Design
8 20 (12.90%) Dependency Injection
9 19 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (12.26%) Business Analysis
10 18 (11.61%) MVVM
11 17 (10.97%) ATDD
12 14 (9.03%) OOP
12 14 (9.03%) CRM
13 13 (8.39%) Automated Testing
14 12 (7.74%) CQRS
14 12 (7.74%) Integration Testing
15 11 (7.10%) Manual Testing
16 10 (6.45%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 127 (81.94%) C#
2 39 (25.16%) SQL
3 33 (21.29%) JavaScript
4 20 (12.90%) T-SQL
5 17 (10.97%) PowerShell
6 7 (4.52%) C++
7 5 (3.23%) VC++
8 4 (2.58%) Java
9 3 (1.94%) XAML
10 2 (1.29%) Ruby
10 2 (1.29%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.65%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 12 (7.74%) ISEB
2 10 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.16%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.52%) BC Cleared
4 7 (4.52%) ISTQB
5 6 (3.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.58%) MCSD
7 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.45%) QA
2 5 (3.23%) Basel III
3 2 (1.29%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (1.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (3.87%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.29%) Puppet
2 2 (1.29%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 66 (42.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.58%) Twitter
3 3 (1.94%) Red Gate
3 3 (1.94%) Informatica
4 2 (1.29%) Oracle
5 1 (0.65%) Demandware
5 1 (0.65%) Facebook
5 1 (0.65%) CODA
5 1 (0.65%) ESRI
5 1 (0.65%) Kofax
5 1 (0.65%) Telerik
5 1 (0.65%) Sitecore
Bristol
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Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago