The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 399 401 395
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing MSTest 22 28 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.10% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.60% 0.92% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 21
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £346 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
MSTest
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 London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3684 3038 3148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.01% 13.63% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2728 2143 2351
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 9
Median hourly rate £43.50 £27.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.11% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £20.31 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.27 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.69% -1.40%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing MSTest as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in London

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in London

MSTest
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSTest across the London region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

MSTest Daily Rate Histogram in London

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the London region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +39 5 £475 +18.75% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
Westminster - 1 £425 -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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 London region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 49 (90.74%) C#
2 46 (85.19%) .NET
3 45 (83.33%) NUnit
4 38 (70.37%) SQL
5 37 (68.52%) SQL Server
6 32 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (59.26%) WCF
7 31 (57.41%) .NET Framework
8 24 (44.44%) TDD
9 22 (40.74%) Unit Testing
9 22 (40.74%) MVC
10 19 (35.19%) Scrum
10 19 (35.19%) OO
10 19 (35.19%) T-SQL
10 19 (35.19%) JavaScript
11 18 (33.33%) ASP.NET
11 18 (33.33%) Windows
11 18 (33.33%) Finance
11 18 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
12 17 (31.48%) Microsoft
13 16 (29.63%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (27.78%) SQL Server 2012
14 15 (27.78%) Visual Studio
15 14 (25.93%) HTML
15 14 (25.93%) Multithreading
15 14 (25.93%) Entity Framework
16 13 (24.07%) Oracle
17 12 (22.22%) Data Modelling
17 12 (22.22%) Workflow
17 12 (22.22%) RESTful

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 7 (12.96%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.85%) IIS
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (11.11%) Beauchamp
3 1 (1.85%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) HTTP
1 2 (3.70%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (68.52%) SQL Server
2 15 (27.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (18.52%) NoSQL
4 4 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 45 (83.33%) NUnit
2 15 (27.78%) Visual Studio
3 11 (20.37%) Moq
3 11 (20.37%) Rhino Mocks
4 10 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (9.26%) Selenium
6 4 (7.41%) NSubstitute
6 4 (7.41%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (3.70%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.85%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.85%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.85%) MbUnit
8 1 (1.85%) Mocha
8 1 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.85%) QUnit
8 1 (1.85%) StyleCop
8 1 (1.85%) tSQLt
General
1 18 (33.33%) Finance
2 11 (20.37%) Back Office
3 9 (16.67%) Banking
4 3 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Front Office
5 1 (1.85%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (85.19%) Developer
2 25 (46.30%) C# Developer
3 18 (33.33%) .NET Developer
4 12 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (20.37%) Senior Developer
5 11 (20.37%) Software Developer
6 8 (14.81%) SQL Developer
7 7 (12.96%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (12.96%) C# Software Developer
7 7 (12.96%) CRM Developer
8 6 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (11.11%) Senior C# Developer
8 6 (11.11%) Senior Software Developer
9 5 (9.26%) Analyst
9 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 5 (9.26%) Consultant
9 5 (9.26%) CRM Consultant
9 5 (9.26%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (9.26%) Technical Developer
9 5 (9.26%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (85.19%) .NET
2 32 (59.26%) WCF
3 31 (57.41%) .NET Framework
4 18 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 18 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
5 16 (29.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (25.93%) Entity Framework
6 14 (25.93%) HTML
7 12 (22.22%) RESTful
8 10 (18.52%) CSS
8 10 (18.52%) Web Services
8 10 (18.52%) WPF
9 9 (16.67%) jQuery
9 9 (16.67%) REST
10 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 8 (14.81%) SOAP
11 7 (12.96%) Ninject
12 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 5 (9.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.26%) Hedge funds
1 5 (9.26%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (1.85%) Contactless
2 1 (1.85%) Data Extraction
2 1 (1.85%) Derivative
2 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.85%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.85%) Video on Demand
2 1 (1.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (44.44%) TDD
3 22 (40.74%) MVC
3 22 (40.74%) Unit Testing
4 19 (35.19%) OO
4 19 (35.19%) Scrum
5 14 (25.93%) Multithreading
6 12 (22.22%) Data Modelling
6 12 (22.22%) Workflow
7 11 (20.37%) OOP
7 11 (20.37%) SOA
8 9 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (16.67%) MVVM
9 7 (12.96%) CRM
9 7 (12.96%) Dependency Injection
9 7 (12.96%) SOLID
10 6 (11.11%) Automated Testing
10 6 (11.11%) Business Analysis
10 6 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (11.11%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 49 (90.74%) C#
2 38 (70.37%) SQL
3 19 (35.19%) JavaScript
3 19 (35.19%) T-SQL
4 7 (12.96%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.70%) Java
6 1 (1.85%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.85%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) Degree
1 1 (1.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) MiFID
2 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (31.48%) Microsoft
2 13 (24.07%) Oracle
3 4 (7.41%) Sybase