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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 522 503 447
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -56
Contract jobs citing MSTest 61 72 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.93% 1.18% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 54 50
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £413 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.83%
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
6582 6109 4893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.03% 12.39% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4280 3986 3155
Average daily rate £400 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £343 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.49% +2.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 106 146
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £27.55 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +4.72%

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 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
London +6 28 £407 +10.61% 13
South West +11 14 £400 +23.07% 3
South East -24 13 £340 +4.61% 15
East Midlands -4 5 £275 -15.38% 3
North West -17 1 - - 8
West Midlands - - - - 4
East of England - - - - 4
North East - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 6
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 97 (85.09%) .NET
2 88 (77.19%) C#
3 77 (67.54%) SQL Server
4 75 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (60.53%) NUnit
6 67 (58.77%) TDD
7 65 (57.02%) .NET Framework
8 54 (47.37%) JavaScript
9 53 (46.49%) ASP.NET
10 52 (45.61%) MVC
11 51 (44.74%) Scrum
12 46 (40.35%) Entity Framework
13 44 (38.60%) WCF
14 43 (37.72%) CSS
14 43 (37.72%) HTML
15 42 (36.84%) Microsoft
16 40 (35.09%) BDD
17 37 (32.46%) SQL
18 34 (29.82%) ASP.NET MVC
19 33 (28.95%) Team Foundation Server
20 30 (26.32%) Visual Studio
21 27 (23.68%) Web Services
21 27 (23.68%) ASP.NET Web API
22 25 (21.93%) jQuery
23 24 (21.05%) Castle Windsor
23 24 (21.05%) SOA
24 22 (19.30%) Windows
24 22 (19.30%) WPF
24 22 (19.30%) SQL Server 2008
25 21 (18.42%) Moq

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 12 (10.53%) Node.js
2 9 (7.89%) CMS
3 6 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.39%) IIS
5 4 (3.51%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.63%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.75%) JBoss
8 1 (0.88%) Apache
8 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.51%) HTTP
2 3 (2.63%) Internet
3 1 (0.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (67.54%) SQL Server
2 22 (19.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (15.79%) MongoDB
4 11 (9.65%) Couchbase
5 8 (7.02%) MySQL
6 6 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (4.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (4.39%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (4.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.88%) RavenDB
11 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.88%) Informix
11 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 69 (60.53%) NUnit
2 33 (28.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (26.32%) Visual Studio
4 21 (18.42%) Moq
5 13 (11.40%) SpecFlow
6 11 (9.65%) Selenium
7 8 (7.02%) Rhino Mocks
7 8 (7.02%) MSBuild
8 7 (6.14%) QUnit
8 7 (6.14%) ReSharper
9 6 (5.26%) Subversion
9 6 (5.26%) Jasmine
10 5 (4.39%) Karma Test Runner
10 5 (4.39%) NuGet
10 5 (4.39%) NCover
10 5 (4.39%) StyleCop
10 5 (4.39%) NDepend
11 4 (3.51%) TeamCity
12 3 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (1.75%) CruiseControl
General
1 18 (15.79%) Finance
2 5 (4.39%) Back Office
3 3 (2.63%) Retail
4 2 (1.75%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.75%) Banking
4 2 (1.75%) Games
4 2 (1.75%) Front Office
4 2 (1.75%) Advertising
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 88 (77.19%) Developer
2 51 (44.74%) .NET Developer
3 17 (14.91%) C# Developer
3 17 (14.91%) Web Developer
4 16 (14.04%) Senior Developer
5 10 (8.77%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (8.77%) Senior .NET Developer
6 9 (7.89%) Tester
7 8 (7.02%) Software Developer
7 8 (7.02%) WPF Developer
8 7 (6.14%) Agile .NET Developer
8 7 (6.14%) .NET Web Developer
8 7 (6.14%) Senior Software Developer
9 6 (5.26%) Test Engineer
9 6 (5.26%) Architect
10 5 (4.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (4.39%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.39%) ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (3.51%) Test Manager
12 3 (2.63%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (85.09%) .NET
2 65 (57.02%) .NET Framework
3 53 (46.49%) ASP.NET
4 46 (40.35%) Entity Framework
5 44 (38.60%) WCF
6 43 (37.72%) CSS
6 43 (37.72%) HTML
7 34 (29.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 27 (23.68%) Web Services
8 27 (23.68%) ASP.NET Web API
9 25 (21.93%) jQuery
10 24 (21.05%) Castle Windsor
11 22 (19.30%) WPF
12 20 (17.54%) KnockoutJS
12 20 (17.54%) AngularJS
13 19 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 18 (15.79%) REST
14 18 (15.79%) RESTful
15 16 (14.04%) ADO.NET
16 13 (11.40%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.53%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (5.26%) Open Source
2 6 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.51%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.63%) User Experience
5 2 (1.75%) Tandem
5 2 (1.75%) Social Media
5 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.88%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (19.30%) Windows
2 3 (2.63%) UNIX
3 2 (1.75%) Android
3 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (58.77%) TDD
3 52 (45.61%) MVC
4 51 (44.74%) Scrum
5 40 (35.09%) BDD
6 24 (21.05%) SOA
7 20 (17.54%) OO
8 15 (13.16%) Automated Testing
9 13 (11.40%) Unit Testing
9 13 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (11.40%) Responsive Web Design
9 13 (11.40%) CQRS
10 12 (10.53%) E-Commerce
10 12 (10.53%) MVVM
11 11 (9.65%) Dependency Injection
11 11 (9.65%) Progressive Enhancement
12 10 (8.77%) Multithreading
12 10 (8.77%) OOP
13 8 (7.02%) Web Development
13 8 (7.02%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 88 (77.19%) C#
2 54 (47.37%) JavaScript
3 37 (32.46%) SQL
4 17 (14.91%) T-SQL
5 8 (7.02%) XAML
6 5 (4.39%) PowerShell
6 5 (4.39%) Java
7 2 (1.75%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.88%) C++
8 1 (0.88%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (1.75%) ISEB
1 2 (1.75%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.51%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) HL7
Systems Management
1 11 (9.65%) Puppet
2 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.39%) Sitecore
3 4 (3.51%) Oracle
4 3 (2.63%) Red Gate
5 2 (1.75%) Telerik
5 2 (1.75%) Informatica
5 2 (1.75%) Facebook
5 2 (1.75%) Twitter
5 2 (1.75%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.88%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.88%) CODA
6 1 (0.88%) HP
6 1 (0.88%) Bloomberg
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