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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
UK / England
Rank 523 540 534
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -6
Contract jobs citing MSTest 57 58 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.78% 0.84% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 39 41
Median daily rate £425 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £330 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £356
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £51.25 £44.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.52% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.75 -

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
7265 6896 6332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.27% 14.64% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4907 4607 4260
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 181 116
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.07 £29.64 £27.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.68 £53.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

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 28 February 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 28 February 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 +10 25 £428 -1.44% 6
Yorkshire +24 10 £300 - 4
East Midlands - 10 £363 -
South East +13 6 £425 +13.33% 10
West Midlands +9 5 £563 +60.71% 3
South West -7 1 £450 +44.00% 1
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 February 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.

1 101 (81.45%) C#
2 93 (75.00%) .NET
3 69 (55.65%) SQL
4 66 (53.23%) NUnit
4 66 (53.23%) WCF
5 62 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 61 (49.19%) Agile Software Development
7 59 (47.58%) Microsoft
8 58 (46.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 52 (41.94%) .NET Framework
10 51 (41.13%) TDD
11 48 (38.71%) JavaScript
12 46 (37.10%) Web Services
13 43 (34.68%) ASP.NET
13 43 (34.68%) T-SQL
13 43 (34.68%) Entity Framework
14 35 (28.23%) Microsoft Azure
15 34 (27.42%) HTML
16 32 (25.81%) Scrum
17 31 (25.00%) SpecFlow
18 29 (23.39%) SOAP
18 29 (23.39%) MVC
19 27 (21.77%) XML
19 27 (21.77%) RESTful
19 27 (21.77%) Selenium
19 27 (21.77%) Unit Testing
20 26 (20.97%) Kanban
20 26 (20.97%) BDD
20 26 (20.97%) Visual Studio
21 25 (20.16%) SharePoint

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 25 (20.16%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.06%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (5.65%) IIS
5 6 (4.84%) EPiServer
6 4 (3.23%) NServiceBus
7 2 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.81%) CMS
8 1 (0.81%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (28.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.65%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.03%) IaaS
3 5 (4.03%) PaaS
4 3 (2.42%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (1.61%) Amazon SQS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.10%) NoSQL
3 14 (11.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (8.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (8.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (8.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (4.84%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (3.23%) MongoDB
8 4 (3.23%) Oracle Database
8 4 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (2.42%) MySQL
10 2 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.61%) GIS
11 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.81%) PerformancePoint
11 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.81%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 66 (53.23%) NUnit
2 58 (46.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 27 (21.77%) Selenium
5 26 (20.97%) Visual Studio
6 20 (16.13%) Git (software)
7 18 (14.52%) WebDriver
8 13 (10.48%) MSBuild
9 11 (8.87%) Moq
10 7 (5.65%) NuGet
11 6 (4.84%) Jenkins
11 6 (4.84%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (4.03%) Cucumber
12 5 (4.03%) webpack
13 4 (3.23%) ReSharper
13 4 (3.23%) TeamCity
14 3 (2.42%) JIRA
14 3 (2.42%) NCover
14 3 (2.42%) NDepend
14 3 (2.42%) StyleCop
General
1 19 (15.32%) Finance
2 7 (5.65%) Advertising
3 6 (4.84%) Retail
4 5 (4.03%) Back Office
4 5 (4.03%) Publishing
5 2 (1.61%) Banking
5 2 (1.61%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Electronics
6 1 (0.81%) Legal
6 1 (0.81%) Local Government
6 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (58.06%) Developer
2 48 (38.71%) C# Developer
3 37 (29.84%) .NET Developer
4 20 (16.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (13.71%) Senior Developer
6 14 (11.29%) Software Developer
7 13 (10.48%) Tester
8 12 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 12 (9.68%) Consultant
9 11 (8.87%) Analyst
9 11 (8.87%) Test Analyst
10 10 (8.06%) ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (8.06%) C# Software Developer
10 10 (8.06%) CRM Consultant
10 10 (8.06%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
10 10 (8.06%) Microsoft Consultant
10 10 (8.06%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
11 9 (7.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 9 (7.26%) CRM Technical Consultant
11 9 (7.26%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (75.00%) .NET
2 66 (53.23%) WCF
3 52 (41.94%) .NET Framework
4 46 (37.10%) Web Services
5 43 (34.68%) ASP.NET
5 43 (34.68%) Entity Framework
6 34 (27.42%) HTML
7 29 (23.39%) SOAP
8 27 (21.77%) RESTful
8 27 (21.77%) XML
9 24 (19.35%) ASP.NET Web API
9 24 (19.35%) REST
10 22 (17.74%) CSS
11 21 (16.94%) Unity DI Container
12 19 (15.32%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 7 (5.65%) Ajax
14 7 (5.65%) React
14 7 (5.65%) WPF
15 6 (4.84%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.45%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.03%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.42%) User Experience
4 2 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.81%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.81%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.81%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.13%) Windows
2 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
2 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
2 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
2 1 (0.81%) Windows Vista
2 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (49.19%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (41.13%) TDD
3 32 (25.81%) Scrum
4 29 (23.39%) MVC
5 27 (21.77%) Unit Testing
6 26 (20.97%) BDD
6 26 (20.97%) Kanban
7 24 (19.35%) SOLID
8 23 (18.55%) OO
9 22 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (15.32%) Automated Testing
10 19 (15.32%) Dependency Injection
11 17 (13.71%) SOA
12 16 (12.90%) Test Automation
13 15 (12.10%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (11.29%) DevOps
15 13 (10.48%) CRM
15 13 (10.48%) OOP
15 13 (10.48%) Workflow
16 12 (9.68%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 101 (81.45%) C#
2 69 (55.65%) SQL
3 48 (38.71%) JavaScript
4 43 (34.68%) T-SQL
5 21 (16.94%) PowerShell
6 11 (8.87%) Java
7 5 (4.03%) ES6
7 5 (4.03%) TypeScript
7 5 (4.03%) VB
8 4 (3.23%) F#
9 2 (1.61%) C++
9 2 (1.61%) Python
10 1 (0.81%) C
10 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.81%) XAML
Qualifications
1 9 (7.26%) Degree
2 8 (6.45%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.84%) HNC
3 6 (4.84%) HND
3 6 (4.84%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.42%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 10 (8.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.61%) Docker
3 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.61%) Perfmon
2 1 (0.81%) Ansible
2 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 59 (47.58%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.84%) Oracle
3 1 (0.81%) IBM
3 1 (0.81%) SAP
3 1 (0.81%) Telerik
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