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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 557 509 475
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -34
Contract jobs citing MSTest 38 61 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.074% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.55% 0.95% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 36 51
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.29% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £292 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £516 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £338 £364
% change year-on-year
+18.88% -7.21%
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
6961 6403 5487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.51% 12.97% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4642 4188 3509
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 134 135
Average hourly rate £38.25 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.12 £30.00 £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 -11 19 £400 -11.05% 8
South West -2 8 £408 -20.48% 6
South East -8 5 £325 -1.88% 13
East of England -6 1 £325 -7.14% 3
East Midlands -7 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -26 1 £258 -4.62% 5
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 80 (77.67%) C#
2 77 (74.76%) .NET
3 68 (66.02%) NUnit
4 60 (58.25%) SQL Server
5 59 (57.28%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (55.34%) ASP.NET
7 52 (50.49%) JavaScript
8 48 (46.60%) MVC
9 44 (42.72%) TDD
10 40 (38.83%) .NET Framework
11 38 (36.89%) CSS
12 37 (35.92%) Microsoft
13 36 (34.95%) HTML
14 35 (33.98%) ASP.NET MVC
15 32 (31.07%) Team Foundation Server
15 32 (31.07%) Scrum
16 28 (27.18%) SQL
17 26 (25.24%) Selenium
18 24 (23.30%) BDD
18 24 (23.30%) Visual Studio
18 24 (23.30%) Automated Testing
19 23 (22.33%) Entity Framework
19 23 (22.33%) WCF
19 23 (22.33%) ASP.NET Web API
20 21 (20.39%) Unit Testing
21 20 (19.42%) MongoDB
22 19 (18.45%) jQuery
23 18 (17.48%) Moq
23 18 (17.48%) REST
23 18 (17.48%) Unity DI Container

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (8.74%) CMS
2 7 (6.80%) Node.js
3 5 (4.85%) IIS
3 5 (4.85%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.91%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.91%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.94%) JBoss
6 1 (0.97%) Apache
6 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (7.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Endur
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.97%) HTTP
1 1 (0.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (58.25%) SQL Server
2 20 (19.42%) MongoDB
3 13 (12.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (10.68%) Couchbase
4 11 (10.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 7 (6.80%) MySQL
5 7 (6.80%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (6.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (5.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (5.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (4.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.94%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.97%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (0.97%) Informix
9 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 68 (66.02%) NUnit
2 32 (31.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (25.24%) Selenium
4 24 (23.30%) Visual Studio
5 18 (17.48%) Moq
6 11 (10.68%) SpecFlow
7 9 (8.74%) Rhino Mocks
8 5 (4.85%) Cucumber
8 5 (4.85%) Git (software)
9 4 (3.88%) Subversion
9 4 (3.88%) WebDriver
10 3 (2.91%) Selenium IDE
10 3 (2.91%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (1.94%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.94%) MSBuild
12 1 (0.97%) QUnit
12 1 (0.97%) Ranorex
12 1 (0.97%) eggPlant
12 1 (0.97%) ReSharper
General
1 17 (16.50%) Finance
2 3 (2.91%) Front Office
2 3 (2.91%) Back Office
2 3 (2.91%) Banking
2 3 (2.91%) Investment Banking
2 3 (2.91%) Dutch Language
2 3 (2.91%) French Language
3 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.94%) Games
4 1 (0.97%) Retail
Job Titles
1 80 (77.67%) Developer
2 39 (37.86%) .NET Developer
3 24 (23.30%) Web Developer
4 13 (12.62%) C# Developer
5 10 (9.71%) Tester
6 7 (6.80%) Senior Developer
6 7 (6.80%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (6.80%) .NET Web Developer
6 7 (6.80%) Agile .NET Developer
6 7 (6.80%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (5.83%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (4.85%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (3.88%) Automation Tester
9 4 (3.88%) Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) Test Analyst
10 3 (2.91%) Test Manager
10 3 (2.91%) Test Engineer
10 3 (2.91%) AWS Developer
11 2 (1.94%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (74.76%) .NET
2 57 (55.34%) ASP.NET
3 40 (38.83%) .NET Framework
4 38 (36.89%) CSS
5 36 (34.95%) HTML
6 35 (33.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (22.33%) Entity Framework
7 23 (22.33%) WCF
7 23 (22.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 19 (18.45%) jQuery
9 18 (17.48%) REST
9 18 (17.48%) Unity DI Container
10 15 (14.56%) Castle Windsor
10 15 (14.56%) XML
11 14 (13.59%) Web Services
11 14 (13.59%) ADO.NET
11 14 (13.59%) WPF
11 14 (13.59%) KnockoutJS
12 13 (12.62%) AngularJS
13 11 (10.68%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.77%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (3.88%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.91%) Data Structures
3 3 (2.91%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.94%) Social Network
4 2 (1.94%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.97%) User Experience
5 1 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.97%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.97%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.97%) W3C
5 1 (0.97%) Grid Computing
5 1 (0.97%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.53%) Windows
2 4 (3.88%) UNIX
3 1 (0.97%) Android
3 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (57.28%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (46.60%) MVC
3 44 (42.72%) TDD
4 32 (31.07%) Scrum
5 24 (23.30%) Automated Testing
5 24 (23.30%) BDD
6 21 (20.39%) Unit Testing
7 15 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (12.62%) SOA
8 13 (12.62%) OO
9 12 (11.65%) Responsive Web Design
10 11 (10.68%) CQRS
10 11 (10.68%) Progressive Enhancement
10 11 (10.68%) Dependency Injection
10 11 (10.68%) Mobile First
11 10 (9.71%) Process Management
12 8 (7.77%) MVVM
13 7 (6.80%) Content Management
14 6 (5.83%) E-Commerce
15 5 (4.85%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 80 (77.67%) C#
2 52 (50.49%) JavaScript
3 28 (27.18%) SQL
4 8 (7.77%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.88%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.91%) Ruby
6 3 (2.91%) Java
7 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.94%) XAML
8 1 (0.97%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (6.80%) Degree
2 5 (4.85%) ISEB
3 3 (2.91%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (10.68%) Puppet
2 1 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (35.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.88%) Oracle
2 4 (3.88%) ForgeRock
3 3 (2.91%) Facebook
3 3 (2.91%) Twitter
3 3 (2.91%) Informatica
4 1 (0.97%) JD Edwards
4 1 (0.97%) Telerik
4 1 (0.97%) DevExpress
4 1 (0.97%) Tableau
4 1 (0.97%) HP
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