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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 544 552 540
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs citing MSTest 66 66 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.87% 0.87% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 45 46
Median daily rate £425 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £268 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £331 £425
% change year-on-year
+16.22% -22.05%
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
7612 7606 6776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.65% 15.02% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5116 5132 4725
Median daily rate £445 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 165 108
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £24.38 £26.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.84 £50.68 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -10 37 £425 +6.25% 7
South East +29 15 £413 +33.06% 6
Yorkshire - 6 £250 - 4
East Midlands -3 3 - - 1
East of England +11 1 £298 -15.00% 6
South West +8 1 - - 4
West Midlands -8 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £500 -
North East - 1 £250 -
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 93 (81.58%) C#
2 87 (76.32%) .NET
3 62 (54.39%) SQL
4 59 (51.75%) NUnit
5 57 (50.00%) WCF
6 54 (47.37%) SQL Server
7 53 (46.49%) Agile Software Development
8 50 (43.86%) Microsoft
9 48 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 43 (37.72%) TDD
10 43 (37.72%) .NET Framework
11 41 (35.96%) Web Services
12 40 (35.09%) JavaScript
12 40 (35.09%) Entity Framework
13 37 (32.46%) Unit Testing
14 36 (31.58%) ASP.NET
15 35 (30.70%) T-SQL
15 35 (30.70%) HTML
15 35 (30.70%) SOAP
16 32 (28.07%) OO
17 30 (26.32%) Scrum
18 29 (25.44%) MVC
19 28 (24.56%) REST
20 27 (23.68%) BDD
20 27 (23.68%) Selenium
20 27 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
20 27 (23.68%) Finance
21 26 (22.81%) CSS
21 26 (22.81%) SpecFlow
21 26 (22.81%) Unity DI Container

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 12 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.14%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.63%) IIS
4 2 (1.75%) CMS
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.88%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (6.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (12.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Beauchamp
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.88%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 27 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.51%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (3.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.75%) Force.com
4 2 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.88%) DNS
1 1 (0.88%) Internet
1 1 (0.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (47.37%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (10.53%) NoSQL
4 9 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (7.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.51%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.63%) MySQL
7 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.75%) GIS
9 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.88%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (0.88%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 59 (51.75%) NUnit
2 48 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (23.68%) Selenium
4 26 (22.81%) SpecFlow
5 23 (20.18%) Visual Studio
6 17 (14.91%) WebDriver
7 12 (10.53%) Moq
8 10 (8.77%) Git (software)
9 9 (7.89%) MSBuild
9 9 (7.89%) Rhino Mocks
10 6 (5.26%) JIRA
11 5 (4.39%) Cucumber
11 5 (4.39%) NSubstitute
11 5 (4.39%) TeamCity
12 4 (3.51%) Jenkins
13 3 (2.63%) Grunt
13 3 (2.63%) HP UFT
13 3 (2.63%) Log4Net
14 2 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
14 2 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 27 (23.68%) Finance
2 7 (6.14%) Retail
3 6 (5.26%) Advertising
4 5 (4.39%) Back Office
5 2 (1.75%) Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Marketing
6 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.88%) Publishing
6 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (53.51%) Developer
2 47 (41.23%) C# Developer
3 27 (23.68%) .NET Developer
4 22 (19.30%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (14.91%) Consultant
6 11 (9.65%) ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (9.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (9.65%) CRM Consultant
6 11 (9.65%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 11 (9.65%) Microsoft Consultant
6 11 (9.65%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 10 (8.77%) Analyst
7 10 (8.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 9 (7.89%) CRM Technical Consultant
8 9 (7.89%) Technical Consultant
8 9 (7.89%) Test Analyst
9 8 (7.02%) SQL Developer
10 7 (6.14%) Senior Developer
11 6 (5.26%) Agile C# Developer
11 6 (5.26%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (76.32%) .NET
2 57 (50.00%) WCF
3 43 (37.72%) .NET Framework
4 41 (35.96%) Web Services
5 40 (35.09%) Entity Framework
6 36 (31.58%) ASP.NET
7 35 (30.70%) HTML
7 35 (30.70%) SOAP
8 28 (24.56%) REST
9 26 (22.81%) CSS
9 26 (22.81%) Unity DI Container
10 24 (21.05%) RESTful
11 21 (18.42%) XML
12 17 (14.91%) ASP.NET Web API
13 15 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (10.53%) jQuery
15 11 (9.65%) JSON
16 10 (8.77%) WPF
17 6 (5.26%) HTML5
17 6 (5.26%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.14%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.51%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.51%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.75%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (1.75%) NHS
5 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.88%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.88%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.88%) Reinsurance
5 1 (0.88%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (1.75%) Android
2 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.75%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.88%) Windows Vista
3 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (46.49%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (37.72%) TDD
3 37 (32.46%) Unit Testing
4 32 (28.07%) OO
5 30 (26.32%) Scrum
6 29 (25.44%) MVC
7 27 (23.68%) BDD
8 23 (20.18%) SOA
9 22 (19.30%) Dependency Injection
10 21 (18.42%) SOLID
11 20 (17.54%) SDLC
12 17 (14.91%) CRM
13 16 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (12.28%) Automated Testing
14 14 (12.28%) Workflow
15 13 (11.40%) Business Analysis
15 13 (11.40%) Kanban
15 13 (11.40%) Test Automation
15 13 (11.40%) Test Strategy
16 12 (10.53%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 93 (81.58%) C#
2 62 (54.39%) SQL
3 40 (35.09%) JavaScript
4 35 (30.70%) T-SQL
5 11 (9.65%) PowerShell
6 9 (7.89%) Java
7 2 (1.75%) Apex Code
7 2 (1.75%) C++
8 1 (0.88%) C
8 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.88%) Python
8 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (9.65%) Degree
2 6 (5.26%) ISEB
3 4 (3.51%) HNC
3 4 (3.51%) HND
3 4 (3.51%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) QA
System Software
1 11 (9.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (2.63%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 50 (43.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.26%) EPiServer
3 3 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.75%) IBM
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle
5 1 (0.88%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.88%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.88%) Spiceworks
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