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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 68 - 78
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSTest 9 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.85% - 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.16% - 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£270 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MSTest
West Yorkshire

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
146 121 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.80% 13.37% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 93 66
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £243 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £410 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £14.87 £31.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.04% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.07 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.81% +3.04%

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 22 October 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 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (72.73%) MVC
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) .NET Framework
2 8 (72.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
3 6 (54.55%) Visual Studio
4 5 (45.45%) Web Services
4 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (45.45%) NHibernate
4 5 (45.45%) TDD
4 5 (45.45%) NUnit
4 5 (45.45%) Subversion
4 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
5 3 (27.27%) User Stories
5 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (27.27%) Selenium
5 3 (27.27%) WCF
5 3 (27.27%) WPF
5 3 (27.27%) LINQ
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) OO
5 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) WinForms

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (27.27%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Visual Studio
2 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (45.45%) NUnit
2 5 (45.45%) Subversion
3 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
3 3 (27.27%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
1 8 (72.73%) .NET Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (72.73%) .NET Framework
2 8 (72.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 5 (45.45%) Web Services
3 5 (45.45%) NHibernate
3 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (27.27%) WCF
4 3 (27.27%) WPF
4 3 (27.27%) LINQ
4 3 (27.27%) WinForms
4 3 (27.27%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) MVC
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) User Stories
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) OO
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) ATDD
4 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
5 1 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft