The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 71 - 81
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSTest 8 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.78% - 0.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.11% - 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£270 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £331 £375
% change year-on-year
- -11.66%
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 Leeds region.

Development Applications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
131 171 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 12.69% 18.41% 19.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 115 137
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £415 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 1
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +121.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (62.50%) Web Services
3 5 (62.50%) MVC
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) .NET Framework
3 5 (62.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
4 3 (37.50%) User Stories
4 3 (37.50%) Selenium
4 3 (37.50%) WCF
4 3 (37.50%) WPF
4 3 (37.50%) LINQ
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (37.50%) WinForms
4 3 (37.50%) SOAP
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) OO
4 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) ISEB
5 2 (25.00%) NHibernate
5 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (25.00%) NUnit

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
3 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (25.00%) NUnit
3 2 (25.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
1 5 (62.50%) .NET Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 5 (62.50%) .NET Framework
2 5 (62.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (37.50%) WCF
3 3 (37.50%) WPF
3 3 (37.50%) LINQ
3 3 (37.50%) WinForms
3 3 (37.50%) SOAP
4 2 (25.00%) NHibernate
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) MVC
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) OO
2 3 (37.50%) User Stories
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) ATDD
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
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