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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - - 40
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - - 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MSTest
East of England

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
46 75 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 10.82% 13.11% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 11
Average daily rate £350 £375 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 1
Average hourly rate £36.00 £28.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Basildon - - - -
Chelmsford - - - - 1
Saffron Walden - - - -
MSTest
East of England

MSTest
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) OOP
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
1 2 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 2 (100.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 2 (100.00%) QUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Jasmine
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 2 (100.00%) QUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Jasmine
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
1 2 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) OOP
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL