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 24 August 2016 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 582 597 541
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -56
Contract jobs citing MSTest 51 38 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.072% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.61% 0.52% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 23 41
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £305 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +14.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
8337 7339 6531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.48% 13.85% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5677 4888 4246
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 125 116
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.25 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.18% +1.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.55 £22.12 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.14 £47.50 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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 24 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the England region over the 3 months to 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +9 26 £438 +9.23% 9
South East +26 14 £400 +23.07% 7
East Midlands - 6 £338 - 3
East of England +9 1 £288 -25.80% 5
Yorkshire -2 1 - - 4
Midlands - 1 £500 -
North East - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 £425 - 6
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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 67 (80.72%) C#
2 60 (72.29%) .NET
3 45 (54.22%) NUnit
4 43 (51.81%) WCF
5 41 (49.40%) Unit Testing
6 40 (48.19%) SQL
7 39 (46.99%) SQL Server
8 35 (42.17%) Agile Software Development
9 33 (39.76%) .NET Framework
10 32 (38.55%) Finance
10 32 (38.55%) Web Services
11 30 (36.14%) Team Foundation Server
12 29 (34.94%) Entity Framework
12 29 (34.94%) Microsoft
13 27 (32.53%) JavaScript
14 26 (31.33%) SOAP
14 26 (31.33%) OO
15 25 (30.12%) REST
15 25 (30.12%) Unity DI Container
16 23 (27.71%) ASP.NET
17 22 (26.51%) TDD
18 21 (25.30%) Automated Testing
18 21 (25.30%) MVC
19 20 (24.10%) HTML
20 19 (22.89%) Windows
21 18 (21.69%) CRM
21 18 (21.69%) Workflow
22 16 (19.28%) Scrum
22 16 (19.28%) MS Excel
23 15 (18.07%) SOA

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 11 (13.25%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (12.05%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.41%) IIS
4 1 (1.20%) CMS
4 1 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.20%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (19.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (18.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (9.64%) Beauchamp
3 2 (2.41%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.20%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.41%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.41%) Force.com
3 2 (2.41%) SaaS
4 1 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.20%) DNS
2 1 (1.20%) Internet
2 1 (1.20%) RTP
2 1 (1.20%) SSL
2 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (46.99%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (7.23%) NoSQL
4 5 (6.02%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.20%) MySQL
8 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 45 (54.22%) NUnit
2 30 (36.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (18.07%) Rhino Mocks
3 15 (18.07%) Visual Studio
4 14 (16.87%) Moq
4 14 (16.87%) Selenium
5 12 (14.46%) SpecFlow
6 5 (6.02%) Cucumber
6 5 (6.02%) JIRA
7 4 (4.82%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (3.61%) Git (software)
8 3 (3.61%) HP UFT
8 3 (3.61%) Jasmine
8 3 (3.61%) NSubstitute
8 3 (3.61%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.41%) MSBuild
9 2 (2.41%) NuGet
9 2 (2.41%) ReSharper
9 2 (2.41%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 32 (38.55%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Back Office
3 5 (6.02%) Banking
4 3 (3.61%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.41%) Retail
5 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (60.24%) Developer
2 30 (36.14%) C# Developer
3 15 (18.07%) .NET Developer
4 14 (16.87%) Consultant
5 10 (12.05%) CRM Consultant
6 9 (10.84%) Analyst
6 9 (10.84%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (9.64%) CRM Technical Consultant
7 8 (9.64%) Senior Developer
7 8 (9.64%) SQL Developer
7 8 (9.64%) Technical Consultant
8 7 (8.43%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Consultant
8 7 (8.43%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
8 7 (8.43%) Software Developer
8 7 (8.43%) Test Analyst
9 6 (7.23%) C# WCF Developer
9 6 (7.23%) CRM Developer
9 6 (7.23%) WCF Developer
10 5 (6.02%) C# WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (72.29%) .NET
2 43 (51.81%) WCF
3 33 (39.76%) .NET Framework
4 32 (38.55%) Web Services
5 29 (34.94%) Entity Framework
6 26 (31.33%) SOAP
7 25 (30.12%) REST
7 25 (30.12%) Unity DI Container
8 23 (27.71%) ASP.NET
9 20 (24.10%) HTML
10 15 (18.07%) WPF
11 12 (14.46%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (14.46%) CSS
12 10 (12.05%) jQuery
12 10 (12.05%) RESTful
13 8 (9.64%) JSON
14 7 (8.43%) AngularJS
14 7 (8.43%) Autofac
14 7 (8.43%) Ninject
15 5 (6.02%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (8.43%) Hedge funds
3 6 (7.23%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.82%) N-Tier
6 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.41%) NHS
8 1 (1.20%) Data Extraction
8 1 (1.20%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.20%) Spread Betting
8 1 (1.20%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.89%) Windows
2 3 (3.61%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.41%) Android
3 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (49.40%) Unit Testing
2 35 (42.17%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (31.33%) OO
4 22 (26.51%) TDD
5 21 (25.30%) Automated Testing
5 21 (25.30%) MVC
6 18 (21.69%) CRM
6 18 (21.69%) Workflow
7 16 (19.28%) Scrum
8 15 (18.07%) Dependency Injection
8 15 (18.07%) SDLC
8 15 (18.07%) SOA
9 13 (15.66%) BDD
9 13 (15.66%) SOLID
10 12 (14.46%) Business Analysis
11 11 (13.25%) Software Engineering
12 10 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (12.05%) Enterprise Architecture
12 10 (12.05%) TOGAF
12 10 (12.05%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 67 (80.72%) C#
2 40 (48.19%) SQL
3 27 (32.53%) JavaScript
4 15 (18.07%) T-SQL
5 8 (9.64%) PL/SQL
6 7 (8.43%) Java
7 2 (2.41%) Apex Code
7 2 (2.41%) C
8 1 (1.20%) C++
8 1 (1.20%) Python
8 1 (1.20%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.20%) VB
8 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.20%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (10.84%) ISEB
2 8 (9.64%) Degree
3 5 (6.02%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.61%) HNC
4 3 (3.61%) HND
5 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) QA
System Software
1 10 (12.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.20%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.20%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 29 (34.94%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.66%) Oracle
3 4 (4.82%) Sybase
4 3 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.41%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.20%) IBM
6 1 (1.20%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.20%) NetSuite
6 1 (1.20%) Spiceworks
6 1 (1.20%) VMware
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