The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 62 51 49
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.16% 0.62% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.95% 4.62% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £364
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -7.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Development Applications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
105 65 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.51% 13.51% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 30 27
Average daily rate £345 £200 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.50% -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £165 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 8
Average hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £27.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +44.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.45 £34.87 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.23 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSTest across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSTest across the Essex region.

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in Essex

MSTest
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Unity DI Container

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Unity DI Container
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration