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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 414 402 401
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing MSTest 19 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.088% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.50% 0.77% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 16
Median daily rate £438 £388 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -20.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £343 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £468 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
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
3772 3261 3180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.40% 14.19% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2828 2351 2291
Median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 15
Median hourly rate £43.63 £32.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.23% -19.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £22.18 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.08 £45.00 £48.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.04% -2.01%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +37 5 £425 +1.13% 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
Westminster - 1 £425 -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 47 (90.38%) C#
2 43 (82.69%) NUnit
3 42 (80.77%) .NET
4 38 (73.08%) SQL
5 31 (59.62%) SQL Server
5 31 (59.62%) WCF
6 30 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (51.92%) .NET Framework
8 25 (48.08%) Unit Testing
9 24 (46.15%) TDD
10 20 (38.46%) OO
10 20 (38.46%) Finance
10 20 (38.46%) Unity DI Container
11 18 (34.62%) JavaScript
12 17 (32.69%) T-SQL
12 17 (32.69%) Scrum
12 17 (32.69%) MVC
12 17 (32.69%) Microsoft
13 16 (30.77%) HTML
13 16 (30.77%) Windows
14 14 (26.92%) Workflow
15 13 (25.00%) Web Services
15 13 (25.00%) Oracle
15 13 (25.00%) ASP.NET
15 13 (25.00%) WPF
15 13 (25.00%) Rhino Mocks
15 13 (25.00%) Moq
15 13 (25.00%) Entity Framework
16 12 (23.08%) REST
16 12 (23.08%) Multithreading

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 (17.31%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.92%) IIS
2 1 (1.92%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (21.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (19.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (15.38%) Beauchamp
3 1 (1.92%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) HTTP
1 2 (3.85%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (59.62%) SQL Server
2 11 (21.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (15.38%) NoSQL
4 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 43 (82.69%) NUnit
2 13 (25.00%) Moq
2 13 (25.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 10 (19.23%) Visual Studio
4 7 (13.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (9.62%) SpecFlow
6 4 (7.69%) Selenium
7 3 (5.77%) NSubstitute
8 2 (3.85%) ReSharper
8 2 (3.85%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.92%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.92%) JIRA
9 1 (1.92%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (1.92%) MbUnit
9 1 (1.92%) Mocha
9 1 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (1.92%) StyleCop
9 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (38.46%) Finance
2 11 (21.15%) Back Office
3 6 (11.54%) Banking
4 3 (5.77%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Front Office
5 1 (1.92%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.92%) Publishing
5 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (76.92%) Developer
2 21 (40.38%) C# Developer
3 11 (21.15%) .NET Developer
4 8 (15.38%) Consultant
4 8 (15.38%) CRM Consultant
4 8 (15.38%) CRM Technical Consultant
4 8 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 8 (15.38%) SQL Developer
4 8 (15.38%) Technical Consultant
5 7 (13.46%) CRM Developer
6 6 (11.54%) Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (11.54%) Software Developer
7 5 (9.62%) Technical Developer
8 4 (7.69%) C# WCF Developer
8 4 (7.69%) C# WPF Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 4 (7.69%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
8 4 (7.69%) WCF Developer
8 4 (7.69%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (80.77%) .NET
2 31 (59.62%) WCF
3 27 (51.92%) .NET Framework
4 20 (38.46%) Unity DI Container
5 16 (30.77%) HTML
6 13 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 13 (25.00%) Entity Framework
6 13 (25.00%) Web Services
6 13 (25.00%) WPF
7 12 (23.08%) REST
8 11 (21.15%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (21.15%) RESTful
8 11 (21.15%) SOAP
9 8 (15.38%) CSS
9 8 (15.38%) jQuery
9 8 (15.38%) Ninject
10 6 (11.54%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (11.54%) Autofac
11 5 (9.62%) HTML5
12 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Hedge funds
1 7 (13.46%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Contactless
3 1 (1.92%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.92%) Derivative
3 1 (1.92%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.92%) Video on Demand
3 1 (1.92%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (48.08%) Unit Testing
3 24 (46.15%) TDD
4 20 (38.46%) OO
5 17 (32.69%) MVC
5 17 (32.69%) Scrum
6 14 (26.92%) Workflow
7 12 (23.08%) Multithreading
8 11 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (21.15%) SOLID
9 10 (19.23%) CRM
9 10 (19.23%) Data Modelling
9 10 (19.23%) Dependency Injection
9 10 (19.23%) SOA
10 9 (17.31%) Business Analysis
10 9 (17.31%) MVVM
10 9 (17.31%) OOP
10 9 (17.31%) Refactoring
11 8 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 47 (90.38%) C#
2 38 (73.08%) SQL
3 18 (34.62%) JavaScript
4 17 (32.69%) T-SQL
5 8 (15.38%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.92%) Java
6 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) ISEB
2 1 (1.92%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (32.69%) Microsoft
2 13 (25.00%) Oracle
3 4 (7.69%) Sybase
4 1 (1.92%) IBM