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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 391 392 389
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing MSTest 21 29 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.088% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.60% 0.82% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 27
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£401 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £364
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -7.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MSTest
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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 London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3478 3530 3189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.64% 14.80% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2491 2556 2280
Average daily rate £438 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 14
Average hourly rate £24.95 £45.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.56% +8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £31.25 £36.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £95.25 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 -11 1 £401 +9.72%
Croydon - 1 - -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 41 (82.00%) .NET
2 39 (78.00%) C#
3 35 (70.00%) SQL Server
4 30 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 30 (60.00%) NUnit
5 29 (58.00%) MVC
6 28 (56.00%) ASP.NET
7 26 (52.00%) JavaScript
7 26 (52.00%) TDD
8 23 (46.00%) .NET Framework
8 23 (46.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (36.00%) Entity Framework
10 18 (36.00%) Visual Studio
11 17 (34.00%) Unity DI Container
12 16 (32.00%) Moq
13 15 (30.00%) Unit Testing
14 14 (28.00%) HTML
15 13 (26.00%) SQL
15 13 (26.00%) ADO.NET
15 13 (26.00%) CSS
15 13 (26.00%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (24.00%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (24.00%) Finance
16 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 11 (22.00%) Process Management
17 11 (22.00%) WCF
18 9 (18.00%) OO
19 8 (16.00%) WPF

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 4 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.00%) IIS
3 2 (4.00%) JBoss
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.00%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.00%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.00%) Node.js
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Endur
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (24.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
6 2 (4.00%) RavenDB
7 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.00%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 30 (60.00%) NUnit
2 23 (46.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (36.00%) Visual Studio
4 16 (32.00%) Moq
5 8 (16.00%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (8.00%) TeamCity
7 3 (6.00%) Selenium
7 3 (6.00%) Subversion
7 3 (6.00%) SpecFlow
8 2 (4.00%) ReSharper
8 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
8 2 (4.00%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (2.00%) JIRA
9 1 (2.00%) QUnit
9 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.00%) Ranorex
9 1 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (2.00%) NSubstitute
9 1 (2.00%) MbUnit
General
1 12 (24.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Banking
2 3 (6.00%) Investment Banking
2 3 (6.00%) Front Office
3 2 (4.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 41 (82.00%) Developer
2 20 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 12 (24.00%) Web Developer
4 9 (18.00%) C# Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Senior Developer
5 6 (12.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
6 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Tester
7 3 (6.00%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) .NET Web Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Automation Tester
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior .NET Web Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Web Developer
9 1 (2.00%) QA Tester
9 1 (2.00%) Lead Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Software Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (82.00%) .NET
2 28 (56.00%) ASP.NET
3 23 (46.00%) .NET Framework
4 20 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 18 (36.00%) Entity Framework
6 17 (34.00%) Unity DI Container
7 14 (28.00%) HTML
8 13 (26.00%) CSS
8 13 (26.00%) ADO.NET
9 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 11 (22.00%) WCF
11 8 (16.00%) WPF
11 8 (16.00%) Ninject
12 7 (14.00%) jQuery
12 7 (14.00%) XML
13 6 (12.00%) Web Services
13 6 (12.00%) HTML5
13 6 (12.00%) CSS3
13 6 (12.00%) RESTful
14 5 (10.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (4.00%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) Social Media
3 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.00%) W3C
3 1 (2.00%) Grid Computing
3 1 (2.00%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) UNIX
3 1 (2.00%) Android
3 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (58.00%) MVC
2 26 (52.00%) TDD
3 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (30.00%) Unit Testing
5 13 (26.00%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (22.00%) Process Management
7 9 (18.00%) OO
8 8 (16.00%) BDD
9 7 (14.00%) Scrum
10 5 (10.00%) E-Commerce
10 5 (10.00%) Automated Testing
11 4 (8.00%) Refactoring
11 4 (8.00%) ETL
11 4 (8.00%) Dependency Injection
12 3 (6.00%) MVVM
12 3 (6.00%) System Testing
12 3 (6.00%) Workflow
12 3 (6.00%) Load Testing
13 2 (4.00%) Performance Testing
13 2 (4.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (78.00%) C#
2 26 (52.00%) JavaScript
3 13 (26.00%) SQL
4 6 (12.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
Vendors
1 30 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) ForgeRock
3 3 (6.00%) Informatica
4 2 (4.00%) Facebook
4 2 (4.00%) Twitter
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (2.00%) Sitecore
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