The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 369 359 355
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing MSTest 30 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.12% 0.081%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.96% 0.86% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 15
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.93% -20.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
3133 2903 2506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.76% 13.36% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2320 2090 1851
Average daily rate £425 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 14
Average hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSTest across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 February 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the London region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
City of London - 10 £435 - 2
Isleworth - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - - 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 60 (89.55%) .NET
2 52 (77.61%) C#
3 47 (70.15%) SQL Server
3 47 (70.15%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (65.67%) TDD
5 43 (64.18%) NUnit
6 40 (59.70%) MVC
7 39 (58.21%) ASP.NET
8 34 (50.75%) .NET Framework
9 31 (46.27%) JavaScript
9 31 (46.27%) Scrum
10 28 (41.79%) WCF
10 28 (41.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 26 (38.81%) Microsoft
12 25 (37.31%) ASP.NET MVC
13 24 (35.82%) Team Foundation Server
14 23 (34.33%) SQL
15 22 (32.84%) Visual Studio
15 22 (32.84%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 21 (31.34%) CSS
17 20 (29.85%) jQuery
18 19 (28.36%) SQL Server 2008
18 19 (28.36%) BDD
19 18 (26.87%) HTML
20 17 (25.37%) RESTful
21 16 (23.88%) Windows
21 16 (23.88%) Finance
22 15 (22.39%) OO
23 14 (20.90%) ADO.NET
23 14 (20.90%) Moq

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 7 (10.45%) SharePoint
1 7 (10.45%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (8.96%) Node.js
3 3 (4.48%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (4.48%) CMS
3 3 (4.48%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (70.15%) SQL Server
2 19 (28.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (13.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.48%) PerformancePoint
4 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.49%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 43 (64.18%) NUnit
2 24 (35.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (32.84%) Visual Studio
4 14 (20.90%) Moq
5 9 (13.43%) SpecFlow
6 7 (10.45%) QUnit
6 7 (10.45%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (10.45%) Rhino Mocks
7 6 (8.96%) Jasmine
7 6 (8.96%) Selenium
8 5 (7.46%) Karma Test Runner
8 5 (7.46%) TeamCity
9 3 (4.48%) NSubstitute
10 2 (2.99%) Fiddler
10 2 (2.99%) CruiseControl
10 2 (2.99%) WiX
10 2 (2.99%) MSBuild
11 1 (1.49%) Subversion
11 1 (1.49%) ReSharper
11 1 (1.49%) FitNesse
General
1 16 (23.88%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Front Office
3 2 (2.99%) Advertising
4 1 (1.49%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Back Office
4 1 (1.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 49 (73.13%) Developer
2 29 (43.28%) .NET Developer
3 14 (20.90%) Senior Developer
4 11 (16.42%) C# Developer
5 9 (13.43%) Senior .NET Developer
6 8 (11.94%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (10.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (10.45%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (10.45%) Software Developer
8 6 (8.96%) Tester
8 6 (8.96%) Web Developer
8 6 (8.96%) Senior Software Developer
9 5 (7.46%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (7.46%) Architect
10 4 (5.97%) Analyst
10 4 (5.97%) Test Analyst
11 3 (4.48%) Test Manager
11 3 (4.48%) Senior Web Developer
11 3 (4.48%) .NET Web Developer
11 3 (4.48%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (89.55%) .NET
2 39 (58.21%) ASP.NET
3 34 (50.75%) .NET Framework
4 28 (41.79%) WCF
4 28 (41.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 25 (37.31%) ASP.NET MVC
6 22 (32.84%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 21 (31.34%) CSS
8 20 (29.85%) jQuery
9 18 (26.87%) HTML
10 17 (25.37%) RESTful
11 14 (20.90%) ADO.NET
11 14 (20.90%) ASP.NET Web API
12 12 (17.91%) Web Services
12 12 (17.91%) Ajax
13 11 (16.42%) KnockoutJS
14 10 (14.93%) Unity DI Container
14 10 (14.93%) XML
15 9 (13.43%) AngularJS
16 8 (11.94%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Inversion of Control
1 4 (5.97%) Algorithms
2 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.99%) Blog
4 1 (1.49%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.49%) Social Media
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.49%) User Experience
4 1 (1.49%) NHS
4 1 (1.49%) Replication
4 1 (1.49%) Clustering
4 1 (1.49%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.88%) Windows
2 1 (1.49%) Android
2 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.49%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (70.15%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (65.67%) TDD
3 40 (59.70%) MVC
4 31 (46.27%) Scrum
5 19 (28.36%) BDD
6 15 (22.39%) OO
7 12 (17.91%) SOA
8 10 (14.93%) OOP
9 9 (13.43%) E-Commerce
9 9 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (13.43%) Multithreading
9 9 (13.43%) Unit Testing
10 8 (11.94%) Web Development
11 7 (10.45%) CQRS
12 6 (8.96%) Integration Testing
12 6 (8.96%) Automated Testing
12 6 (8.96%) Data Modelling
13 5 (7.46%) ETL
13 5 (7.46%) Process Management
13 5 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (77.61%) C#
2 31 (46.27%) JavaScript
3 23 (34.33%) SQL
4 12 (17.91%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (2.99%) ISEB
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.49%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) HL7
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (38.81%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.46%) Sitecore
3 3 (4.48%) Red Gate
4 1 (1.49%) Facebook
4 1 (1.49%) Twitter
4 1 (1.49%) Informatica
4 1 (1.49%) Bloomberg
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