The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - 114 -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire - 0.097% -
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £288 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £388
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MSTest
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Development Applications Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
353 295 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 15.75% 14.30% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 168 192
Average daily rate £363 £351 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.20% +6.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £298 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 28
Average hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £38.50 £18.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 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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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
Basingstoke - - - -
Fareham - - - - 1
Southampton - - - - 1
Winchester - - - - 1
MSTest
South East

MSTest
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) WinForms

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) WinForms
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL