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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 414 414 400
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Contract jobs citing MSTest 22 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.099% 0.085% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.55% 0.58% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 19
Median daily rate £475 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £337 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £398 £338
% change year-on-year
-2.51% +17.77%
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
4006 3469 3477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.10% 14.73% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2955 2494 2513
Median daily rate £463 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 16
Median hourly rate £40.00 £22.12 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.87% -50.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £22.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.00 £37.50 £86.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.82%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +54 6 £411 +2.49% 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 46 (93.88%) C#
2 42 (85.71%) NUnit
3 39 (79.59%) .NET
4 36 (73.47%) SQL
5 31 (63.27%) WCF
6 30 (61.22%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (61.22%) SQL Server
7 27 (55.10%) .NET Framework
8 26 (53.06%) Unit Testing
9 23 (46.94%) TDD
10 20 (40.82%) Unity DI Container
11 19 (38.78%) OO
12 18 (36.73%) Finance
13 17 (34.69%) T-SQL
14 16 (32.65%) JavaScript
14 16 (32.65%) Windows
14 16 (32.65%) Microsoft
15 15 (30.61%) Scrum
15 15 (30.61%) Workflow
15 15 (30.61%) HTML
15 15 (30.61%) Entity Framework
16 14 (28.57%) Rhino Mocks
16 14 (28.57%) MVC
17 13 (26.53%) SOA
17 13 (26.53%) RESTful
18 12 (24.49%) WPF
18 12 (24.49%) Oracle
18 12 (24.49%) SOAP
18 12 (24.49%) Web Services
18 12 (24.49%) Moq

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 9 (18.37%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.04%) IIS
2 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (22.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (22.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (16.33%) Beauchamp
3 1 (2.04%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Kerberos
2 1 (2.04%) HTTP
2 1 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (61.22%) SQL Server
2 12 (24.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (20.41%) NoSQL
4 4 (8.16%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 42 (85.71%) NUnit
2 14 (28.57%) Rhino Mocks
3 12 (24.49%) Moq
4 7 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 5 (10.20%) SpecFlow
6 4 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (6.12%) NSubstitute
7 3 (6.12%) Selenium
8 2 (4.08%) ReSharper
8 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (4.08%) WebDriver
9 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
9 1 (2.04%) Jasmine
9 1 (2.04%) JIRA
9 1 (2.04%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (2.04%) MbUnit
9 1 (2.04%) Mocha
General
1 18 (36.73%) Finance
2 10 (20.41%) Back Office
3 5 (10.20%) Banking
4 3 (6.12%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Publishing
5 1 (2.04%) Retail
5 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (79.59%) Developer
2 21 (42.86%) C# Developer
3 9 (18.37%) .NET Developer
3 9 (18.37%) Consultant
3 9 (18.37%) CRM Consultant
3 9 (18.37%) CRM Technical Consultant
3 9 (18.37%) Senior Developer
3 9 (18.37%) Technical Consultant
4 7 (14.29%) CRM Developer
4 7 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 7 (14.29%) SQL Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Consultant
5 5 (10.20%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 5 (10.20%) Senior Software Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Technical Developer
6 4 (8.16%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (8.16%) C# WPF Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Senior C# Developer
6 4 (8.16%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (79.59%) .NET
2 31 (63.27%) WCF
3 27 (55.10%) .NET Framework
4 20 (40.82%) Unity DI Container
5 15 (30.61%) Entity Framework
5 15 (30.61%) HTML
6 13 (26.53%) RESTful
7 12 (24.49%) REST
7 12 (24.49%) SOAP
7 12 (24.49%) Web Services
7 12 (24.49%) WPF
8 11 (22.45%) ASP.NET
9 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (14.29%) CSS
10 7 (14.29%) jQuery
11 6 (12.24%) Autofac
11 6 (12.24%) Ninject
12 4 (8.16%) HTML5
12 4 (8.16%) WF
13 3 (6.12%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Hedge funds
2 6 (12.24%) Inversion of Control
3 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Contactless
4 1 (2.04%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.04%) Spread Betting
4 1 (2.04%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (61.22%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (53.06%) Unit Testing
3 23 (46.94%) TDD
4 19 (38.78%) OO
5 15 (30.61%) Scrum
5 15 (30.61%) Workflow
6 14 (28.57%) MVC
7 13 (26.53%) SOA
8 11 (22.45%) Business Analysis
8 11 (22.45%) CRM
8 11 (22.45%) Dependency Injection
8 11 (22.45%) Multithreading
8 11 (22.45%) SOLID
9 10 (20.41%) Data Modelling
9 10 (20.41%) OOP
10 9 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (18.37%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (18.37%) Refactoring
10 9 (18.37%) TOGAF
10 9 (18.37%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 46 (93.88%) C#
2 36 (73.47%) SQL
3 17 (34.69%) T-SQL
4 16 (32.65%) JavaScript
5 8 (16.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.04%) Java
6 1 (2.04%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) ISEB
2 1 (2.04%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 9 (18.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (32.65%) Microsoft
2 12 (24.49%) Oracle
3 4 (8.16%) Sybase
4 1 (2.04%) IBM