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 27 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
England / London
Rank 380 392 390
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs citing MSTest 26 33 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.74% 1.03% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 24
Median daily rate £430 £434 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £368 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £356
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £51.25 - -
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 London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3507 3207 3160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.04% 15.16% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2580 2341 2347
Median daily rate £475 £470 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 5
Median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.66%

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
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 27 February 2017. 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 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 -3 8 £425 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
West End of London - 2 £425 -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 49 (80.33%) .NET
2 48 (78.69%) C#
2 48 (78.69%) NUnit
3 40 (65.57%) SQL
4 34 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (47.54%) WCF
5 29 (47.54%) HTML
6 28 (45.90%) SQL Server
7 27 (44.26%) .NET Framework
7 27 (44.26%) TDD
8 25 (40.98%) JavaScript
9 24 (39.34%) Scrum
10 22 (36.07%) T-SQL
10 22 (36.07%) Microsoft Azure
11 21 (34.43%) Team Foundation Server
12 20 (32.79%) Entity Framework
13 19 (31.15%) CSS
13 19 (31.15%) OO
13 19 (31.15%) Microsoft
14 18 (29.51%) Windows
15 17 (27.87%) REST
15 17 (27.87%) ASP.NET Web API
15 17 (27.87%) SOLID
16 16 (26.23%) RESTful
17 15 (24.59%) Unit Testing
17 15 (24.59%) MVC
18 14 (22.95%) ASP.NET
18 14 (22.95%) SOAP
18 14 (22.95%) SpecFlow
19 13 (21.31%) SQL Server 2012

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 8 (13.11%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.84%) EPiServer
3 2 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.28%) IIS
4 1 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.64%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 10 (16.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (36.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.92%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (4.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (3.28%) Amazon SQS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (45.90%) SQL Server
2 13 (21.31%) NoSQL
2 13 (21.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.92%) MySQL
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.28%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 48 (78.69%) NUnit
2 21 (34.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (22.95%) SpecFlow
4 12 (19.67%) Selenium
5 9 (14.75%) MSBuild
5 9 (14.75%) WebDriver
6 6 (9.84%) Moq
6 6 (9.84%) Visual Studio
7 5 (8.20%) Cucumber
8 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
8 4 (6.56%) Jenkins
8 4 (6.56%) TeamCity
9 2 (3.28%) AppVeyor
9 2 (3.28%) Grunt
9 2 (3.28%) Log4Net
9 2 (3.28%) NSubstitute
9 2 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (3.28%) Rhino Mocks
10 1 (1.64%) gulp
10 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (18.03%) Finance
2 7 (11.48%) Advertising
3 6 (9.84%) Retail
4 5 (8.20%) Back Office
5 2 (3.28%) Banking
6 1 (1.64%) Legal
6 1 (1.64%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 38 (62.30%) Developer
2 28 (45.90%) C# Developer
3 16 (26.23%) .NET Developer
4 13 (21.31%) Senior Developer
5 11 (18.03%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 9 (14.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (13.11%) Consultant
7 8 (13.11%) CRM Consultant
7 8 (13.11%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Consultant
7 8 (13.11%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 8 (13.11%) Senior C# Developer
8 7 (11.48%) CRM Technical Consultant
8 7 (11.48%) Technical Consultant
9 6 (9.84%) EPiServer Developer
9 6 (9.84%) Senior .NET Developer
10 5 (8.20%) Senior C# Software Developer
10 5 (8.20%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (80.33%) .NET
2 29 (47.54%) HTML
2 29 (47.54%) WCF
3 27 (44.26%) .NET Framework
4 20 (32.79%) Entity Framework
5 19 (31.15%) CSS
6 17 (27.87%) ASP.NET Web API
6 17 (27.87%) REST
7 16 (26.23%) RESTful
8 14 (22.95%) ASP.NET
8 14 (22.95%) SOAP
9 11 (18.03%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (18.03%) Unity DI Container
9 11 (18.03%) Web Services
10 7 (11.48%) XML
11 5 (8.20%) JSON
12 4 (6.56%) AngularJS
12 4 (6.56%) HTML5
12 4 (6.56%) jQuery
12 4 (6.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.64%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.64%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 18 (29.51%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.64%) Windows Phone
2 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (44.26%) TDD
3 24 (39.34%) Scrum
4 19 (31.15%) OO
5 17 (27.87%) SOLID
6 15 (24.59%) MVC
6 15 (24.59%) Unit Testing
7 13 (21.31%) OOP
8 12 (19.67%) BDD
8 12 (19.67%) Dependency Injection
9 11 (18.03%) SOA
10 10 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (16.39%) CRM
10 10 (16.39%) Workflow
11 9 (14.75%) Data Modelling
12 8 (13.11%) Business Analysis
12 8 (13.11%) E-Commerce
12 8 (13.11%) Enterprise Architecture
12 8 (13.11%) TOGAF
12 8 (13.11%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 48 (78.69%) C#
2 40 (65.57%) SQL
3 25 (40.98%) JavaScript
4 22 (36.07%) T-SQL
5 7 (11.48%) PowerShell
6 5 (8.20%) Java
7 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.64%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (3.28%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
System Software
1 8 (13.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Perfmon
2 1 (1.64%) Ansible
2 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (31.15%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle
2 1 (1.64%) Telerik