The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 77 92 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 9 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.81% 0.072% -
As % of the Development Applications category 3.59% 0.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.75 -

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
251 276 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 22.61% 19.83% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 188 137
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.20
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.02%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing MSTest as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 February 2017, 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 Leeds region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 9 (90.00%) Visual Studio
1 9 (90.00%) SharePoint
1 9 (90.00%) Manual Testing
1 9 (90.00%) Kanban
1 9 (90.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (90.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 9 (90.00%) Functional Testing
2 8 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 8 (80.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (70.00%) Automated Testing
4 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) Selenium
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) V-Model
6 1 (10.00%) Time Management
6 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (10.00%) SDLC
6 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (10.00%) QA
6 1 (10.00%) Marketing
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (10.00%) JIRA
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 (90.00%) SharePoint
1 9 (90.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (90.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Software Tester
1 7 (70.00%) Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Software Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Software Test Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Software Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Functional Testing
1 9 (90.00%) Kanban
1 9 (90.00%) Manual Testing
2 8 (80.00%) Software Testing
3 7 (70.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) Time Management
5 1 (10.00%) V-Model
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) IBM
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle