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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 555 610 524
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -86
Contract jobs citing MSTest 60 33 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.063% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.72% 0.44% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 20 51
Median daily rate £419 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £299 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £190.00
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
8354 7437 6663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.79% 14.30% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5652 4961 4488
Median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.24% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 163 104
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.53 £24.20 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £57.50
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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +2 30 £425 - 12
South East +30 14 £400 - 4
Yorkshire +13 6 £245 -9.67% 3
East Midlands -4 5 £356 +1.78% 3
Midlands - 3 £500 -
North West +16 1 £425 - 6
West Midlands - 1 - -
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 76 (82.61%) C#
2 68 (73.91%) .NET
3 45 (48.91%) NUnit
4 44 (47.83%) SQL Server
4 44 (47.83%) WCF
5 43 (46.74%) Unit Testing
6 39 (42.39%) SQL
7 37 (40.22%) Web Services
7 37 (40.22%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (38.04%) Microsoft
8 35 (38.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 35 (38.04%) Entity Framework
9 33 (35.87%) .NET Framework
10 30 (32.61%) JavaScript
11 29 (31.52%) Finance
12 28 (30.43%) OO
12 28 (30.43%) Unity DI Container
13 27 (29.35%) ASP.NET
13 27 (29.35%) TDD
14 26 (28.26%) MVC
14 26 (28.26%) SOAP
15 25 (27.17%) HTML
16 24 (26.09%) REST
17 22 (23.91%) Visual Studio
18 20 (21.74%) Automated Testing
18 20 (21.74%) Selenium
19 19 (20.65%) SpecFlow
19 19 (20.65%) Scrum
20 18 (19.57%) CSS
20 18 (19.57%) BDD

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 9 (9.78%) BizTalk Server
1 9 (9.78%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.17%) IIS
4 1 (1.09%) CMS
4 1 (1.09%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (15.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (15.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (7.61%) Beauchamp
3 1 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.09%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.35%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (3.26%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (3.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.17%) Force.com
5 2 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.09%) DNS
1 1 (1.09%) Internet
1 1 (1.09%) Kerberos
1 1 (1.09%) RTP
1 1 (1.09%) SSL
1 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (6.52%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.35%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.26%) MySQL
6 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.09%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 45 (48.91%) NUnit
2 35 (38.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (23.91%) Visual Studio
4 20 (21.74%) Selenium
5 19 (20.65%) SpecFlow
6 15 (16.30%) Moq
7 14 (15.22%) Rhino Mocks
8 8 (8.70%) Cucumber
8 8 (8.70%) WebDriver
9 6 (6.52%) TeamCity
10 5 (5.43%) JIRA
10 5 (5.43%) MSBuild
10 5 (5.43%) NSubstitute
11 4 (4.35%) Jenkins
11 4 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (3.26%) Git (software)
12 3 (3.26%) HP UFT
12 3 (3.26%) Jasmine
12 3 (3.26%) Log4Net
13 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 29 (31.52%) Finance
2 5 (5.43%) Back Office
2 5 (5.43%) Retail
3 4 (4.35%) Banking
4 3 (3.26%) Advertising
5 2 (2.17%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (60.87%) Developer
2 40 (43.48%) C# Developer
3 25 (27.17%) .NET Developer
4 18 (19.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (14.13%) Consultant
6 12 (13.04%) SQL Developer
7 9 (9.78%) CRM Consultant
7 9 (9.78%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 9 (9.78%) Microsoft Consultant
7 9 (9.78%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
8 8 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (8.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (7.61%) CRM Technical Consultant
9 7 (7.61%) Technical Consultant
10 6 (6.52%) Analyst
10 6 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 6 (6.52%) C# WCF Developer
10 6 (6.52%) Senior Developer
10 6 (6.52%) WCF Developer
11 5 (5.43%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (73.91%) .NET
2 44 (47.83%) WCF
3 37 (40.22%) Web Services
4 35 (38.04%) Entity Framework
5 33 (35.87%) .NET Framework
6 28 (30.43%) Unity DI Container
7 27 (29.35%) ASP.NET
8 26 (28.26%) SOAP
9 25 (27.17%) HTML
10 24 (26.09%) REST
11 18 (19.57%) CSS
12 14 (15.22%) WPF
13 13 (14.13%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (13.04%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (10.87%) JSON
15 10 (10.87%) RESTful
16 9 (9.78%) jQuery
17 8 (8.70%) Autofac
17 8 (8.70%) Ninject
18 7 (7.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.61%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (6.52%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.52%) Hedge funds
2 6 (6.52%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.35%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.17%) NHS
5 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.09%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.22%) Windows
2 3 (3.26%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.17%) Android
3 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (46.74%) Unit Testing
2 37 (40.22%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (30.43%) OO
4 27 (29.35%) TDD
5 26 (28.26%) MVC
6 20 (21.74%) Automated Testing
7 19 (20.65%) Scrum
8 18 (19.57%) BDD
8 18 (19.57%) SOLID
9 17 (18.48%) CRM
10 16 (17.39%) Dependency Injection
11 15 (16.30%) SDLC
12 13 (14.13%) Software Engineering
12 13 (14.13%) Workflow
13 12 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (11.96%) Business Analysis
14 11 (11.96%) SOA
15 9 (9.78%) Test Automation
15 9 (9.78%) TOGAF
15 9 (9.78%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 76 (82.61%) C#
2 39 (42.39%) SQL
3 30 (32.61%) JavaScript
4 15 (16.30%) T-SQL
5 10 (10.87%) Java
6 7 (7.61%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.17%) Apex Code
7 2 (2.17%) C
7 2 (2.17%) C++
8 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.09%) Python
8 1 (1.09%) VB
8 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.09%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (10.87%) Degree
2 6 (6.52%) ISEB
3 4 (4.35%) HNC
3 4 (4.35%) HND
3 4 (4.35%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) QA
System Software
1 9 (9.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.09%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) Perfmon
2 2 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (38.04%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.70%) Oracle
3 3 (3.26%) EPiServer
3 3 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.09%) IBM
4 1 (1.09%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.09%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.09%) NetSuite
4 1 (1.09%) Spiceworks
4 1 (1.09%) VMware
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago