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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 375 365 373
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs citing MSTest 28 30 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.94% 0.97% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 16
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £293 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £535 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.35% -9.67%
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
2994 3096 2707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.51% 13.68% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2106 2300 1990
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £543 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 17
Average hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% -20.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.31 £30.00 £33.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.60 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 6 £400 -24.70%
Croydon - 1 - -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 50 (87.72%) .NET
2 44 (77.19%) SQL Server
3 43 (75.44%) C#
4 36 (63.16%) NUnit
5 35 (61.40%) TDD
6 32 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (54.39%) MVC
8 29 (50.88%) .NET Framework
9 28 (49.12%) JavaScript
10 26 (45.61%) ASP.NET
11 23 (40.35%) Microsoft
12 22 (38.60%) Entity Framework
13 21 (36.84%) WCF
14 20 (35.09%) Team Foundation Server
15 19 (33.33%) Moq
16 18 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
16 18 (31.58%) Scrum
16 18 (31.58%) HTML
17 17 (29.82%) CSS
18 16 (28.07%) SQL
18 16 (28.07%) Unit Testing
19 15 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
19 15 (26.32%) OO
19 15 (26.32%) Finance
20 14 (24.56%) SQL Server 2008
21 13 (22.81%) Unity DI Container
22 12 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
22 12 (21.05%) Visual Studio
23 11 (19.30%) ADO.NET
23 11 (19.30%) jQuery

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (8.77%) Node.js
2 3 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.51%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (3.51%) JBoss
3 2 (3.51%) IIS
3 2 (3.51%) CMS
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (77.19%) SQL Server
2 14 (24.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.75%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.75%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 36 (63.16%) NUnit
2 20 (35.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (33.33%) Moq
4 12 (21.05%) Visual Studio
5 7 (12.28%) Rhino Mocks
5 7 (12.28%) QUnit
6 6 (10.53%) Jasmine
6 6 (10.53%) SpecFlow
7 5 (8.77%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (5.26%) TeamCity
8 3 (5.26%) Subversion
9 2 (3.51%) Fiddler
10 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.75%) ReSharper
10 1 (1.75%) Selenium
10 1 (1.75%) FitNesse
10 1 (1.75%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.75%) Ranorex
General
1 15 (26.32%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Front Office
2 3 (5.26%) Back Office
2 3 (5.26%) Banking
2 3 (5.26%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Advertising
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (78.95%) Developer
2 30 (52.63%) .NET Developer
3 11 (19.30%) C# Developer
3 11 (19.30%) Senior Developer
4 8 (14.04%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (12.28%) Web Developer
5 7 (12.28%) Senior .NET Developer
6 6 (10.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Senior .NET Web Developer
7 4 (7.02%) .NET Web Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Test Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Senior Web Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.02%) Architect
8 3 (5.26%) Tester
8 3 (5.26%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.51%) Senior Software Developer
9 2 (3.51%) Senior Test Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (87.72%) .NET
2 29 (50.88%) .NET Framework
3 26 (45.61%) ASP.NET
4 22 (38.60%) Entity Framework
5 21 (36.84%) WCF
6 18 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (31.58%) HTML
7 17 (29.82%) CSS
8 13 (22.81%) Unity DI Container
9 12 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 11 (19.30%) ADO.NET
10 11 (19.30%) jQuery
10 11 (19.30%) AngularJS
11 10 (17.54%) KnockoutJS
11 10 (17.54%) Web Services
11 10 (17.54%) XML
12 9 (15.79%) WPF
12 9 (15.79%) Ninject
12 9 (15.79%) RESTful
13 7 (12.28%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (3.51%) Hedge funds
2 2 (3.51%) Algorithms
2 2 (3.51%) Open Source
3 1 (1.75%) Social Network
3 1 (1.75%) Tandem
3 1 (1.75%) Social Media
3 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.04%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) UNIX
3 1 (1.75%) Android
3 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (61.40%) TDD
2 32 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (54.39%) MVC
4 18 (31.58%) Scrum
5 16 (28.07%) Unit Testing
6 15 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (26.32%) OO
7 9 (15.79%) E-Commerce
8 8 (14.04%) BDD
9 7 (12.28%) SOA
9 7 (12.28%) Web Development
10 6 (10.53%) Automated Testing
10 6 (10.53%) Process Management
10 6 (10.53%) OOP
11 5 (8.77%) Refactoring
12 4 (7.02%) Dependency Injection
12 4 (7.02%) TOGAF
12 4 (7.02%) Multithreading
12 4 (7.02%) System Testing
12 4 (7.02%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 43 (75.44%) C#
2 28 (49.12%) JavaScript
3 16 (28.07%) SQL
4 10 (17.54%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.75%) XAML
6 1 (1.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) Degree
Vendors
1 23 (40.35%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) Sitecore
3 3 (5.26%) Informatica
4 2 (3.51%) ForgeRock
4 2 (3.51%) Facebook
4 2 (3.51%) Twitter
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle
5 1 (1.75%) Red Gate
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