The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
UK / England
Rank 507 523 555
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +32
Contract jobs citing MSTest 67 67 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.15% 0.091%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.97% 0.97% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 39 27
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £260 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £453 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
6873 6892 6295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.57% 15.09% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4592 4636 4385
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 167 113
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £24.23 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +8.10%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing MSTest as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the England region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -13 31 £425 +6.25% 5
South East +22 15 £416 +34.27% 4
East Midlands +18 11 £363 -3.33%
Yorkshire +16 6 £275 - 4
South West +16 1 - - 2
East of England 0 1 £298 - 2
West Midlands -6 1 - - 3
North East - 1 £250 -
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MSTest also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 98 (80.33%) C#
2 93 (76.23%) .NET
3 62 (50.82%) SQL
3 62 (50.82%) NUnit
4 60 (49.18%) SQL Server
5 58 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (47.54%) WCF
5 58 (47.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 55 (45.08%) Microsoft
7 48 (39.34%) .NET Framework
8 46 (37.70%) TDD
9 45 (36.89%) Entity Framework
10 44 (36.07%) Web Services
11 43 (35.25%) JavaScript
12 42 (34.43%) ASP.NET
13 37 (30.33%) T-SQL
14 34 (27.87%) HTML
14 34 (27.87%) SOAP
14 34 (27.87%) Scrum
15 31 (25.41%) Unit Testing
16 30 (24.59%) BDD
16 30 (24.59%) SpecFlow
17 29 (23.77%) Selenium
17 29 (23.77%) Microsoft Azure
18 28 (22.95%) RESTful
18 28 (22.95%) MVC
19 27 (22.13%) OO
19 27 (22.13%) REST
20 26 (21.31%) Visual Studio
20 26 (21.31%) Finance

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (13.11%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.92%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.64%) IIS
6 1 (0.82%) CMS
6 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (11.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.82%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 29 (23.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.28%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (3.28%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (3.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (49.18%) SQL Server
2 17 (13.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (12.30%) NoSQL
4 10 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (7.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (4.10%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.46%) MySQL
9 2 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.64%) GIS
10 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.82%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.82%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 62 (50.82%) NUnit
2 58 (47.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (24.59%) SpecFlow
4 29 (23.77%) Selenium
5 26 (21.31%) Visual Studio
6 20 (16.39%) WebDriver
7 17 (13.93%) Git (software)
8 10 (8.20%) MSBuild
9 7 (5.74%) JIRA
9 7 (5.74%) Moq
10 6 (4.92%) Jenkins
11 5 (4.10%) Cucumber
11 5 (4.10%) NSubstitute
12 4 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (3.28%) Rhino Mocks
12 4 (3.28%) TeamCity
13 3 (2.46%) Log4Net
13 3 (2.46%) Visual Studio Team System
14 2 (1.64%) Grunt
14 2 (1.64%) SoapUI
General
1 26 (21.31%) Finance
2 7 (5.74%) Advertising
3 6 (4.92%) Retail
4 5 (4.10%) Back Office
5 2 (1.64%) Banking
6 1 (0.82%) Legal
6 1 (0.82%) Local Government
6 1 (0.82%) Marketing
6 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 67 (54.92%) Developer
2 49 (40.16%) C# Developer
3 33 (27.05%) .NET Developer
4 21 (17.21%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (12.30%) Consultant
6 12 (9.84%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 12 (9.84%) Software Developer
7 11 (9.02%) ASP.NET Developer
7 11 (9.02%) Tester
8 10 (8.20%) Analyst
8 10 (8.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 10 (8.20%) CRM Consultant
8 10 (8.20%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 10 (8.20%) Microsoft Consultant
8 10 (8.20%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
8 10 (8.20%) Test Analyst
9 9 (7.38%) Senior Developer
10 8 (6.56%) C# Software Developer
10 8 (6.56%) Technical Consultant
10 8 (6.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (76.23%) .NET
2 58 (47.54%) WCF
3 48 (39.34%) .NET Framework
4 45 (36.89%) Entity Framework
5 44 (36.07%) Web Services
6 42 (34.43%) ASP.NET
7 34 (27.87%) HTML
7 34 (27.87%) SOAP
8 28 (22.95%) RESTful
9 27 (22.13%) REST
10 24 (19.67%) CSS
11 22 (18.03%) XML
12 21 (17.21%) ASP.NET Web API
12 21 (17.21%) Unity DI Container
13 18 (14.75%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (7.38%) JSON
15 8 (6.56%) jQuery
16 6 (4.92%) WPF
17 5 (4.10%) ADO.NET
18 4 (3.28%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.56%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.92%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.82%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.82%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.82%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.82%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.82%) Reinsurance
5 1 (0.82%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.03%) Windows
2 2 (1.64%) Android
2 2 (1.64%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.64%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.82%) Windows Phone
3 1 (0.82%) Windows Vista
3 1 (0.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (37.70%) TDD
3 34 (27.87%) Scrum
4 31 (25.41%) Unit Testing
5 30 (24.59%) BDD
6 28 (22.95%) MVC
7 27 (22.13%) OO
8 21 (17.21%) Kanban
8 21 (17.21%) SOLID
9 20 (16.39%) Automated Testing
9 20 (16.39%) SOA
10 19 (15.57%) Dependency Injection
11 16 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (12.30%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (12.30%) SDLC
12 15 (12.30%) Test Automation
13 14 (11.48%) CRM
13 14 (11.48%) OOP
13 14 (11.48%) Workflow
14 13 (10.66%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 98 (80.33%) C#
2 62 (50.82%) SQL
3 43 (35.25%) JavaScript
4 37 (30.33%) T-SQL
5 17 (13.93%) PowerShell
6 10 (8.20%) Java
7 2 (1.64%) C++
7 2 (1.64%) Python
8 1 (0.82%) C
8 1 (0.82%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (9.02%) Degree
2 6 (4.92%) HNC
2 6 (4.92%) HND
2 6 (4.92%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.46%) ISEB
4 2 (1.64%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.92%) QA
System Software
1 10 (8.20%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.64%) Docker
3 1 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (2.46%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (2.46%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 55 (45.08%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.92%) EPiServer
3 1 (0.82%) IBM
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle
3 1 (0.82%) Telerik
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