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 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 397 385 380
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Contract jobs citing MSTest 22 37 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.091% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.60% 1.04% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 24 30
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £518 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £331
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.88%
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
3694 3571 3294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.35% 14.89% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2665 2534 2364
Average daily rate £440 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.02% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 15
Average hourly rate £22.12 £45.00 £48.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.85% -7.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £26.30 £24.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £111.50 £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 31 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 31 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 -16 1 £401 +14.42%
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 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 40 (80.00%) .NET
2 38 (76.00%) C#
3 35 (70.00%) SQL Server
4 31 (62.00%) Microsoft
5 30 (60.00%) NUnit
6 28 (56.00%) MVC
7 26 (52.00%) ASP.NET
8 25 (50.00%) JavaScript
9 24 (48.00%) TDD
10 23 (46.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 22 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (44.00%) .NET Framework
12 20 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 19 (38.00%) Visual Studio
14 18 (36.00%) Unity DI Container
15 17 (34.00%) Entity Framework
16 15 (30.00%) Unit Testing
17 14 (28.00%) Moq
17 14 (28.00%) SQL
18 13 (26.00%) ADO.NET
18 13 (26.00%) Finance
19 12 (24.00%) Process Management
19 12 (24.00%) HTML
19 12 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
19 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 11 (22.00%) CSS
21 10 (20.00%) WCF
21 10 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
22 8 (16.00%) Rhino Mocks
22 8 (16.00%) T-SQL

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 4 (8.00%) 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 10 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
6 2 (4.00%) RavenDB
7 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.00%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 30 (60.00%) NUnit
2 23 (46.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (38.00%) Visual Studio
4 14 (28.00%) Moq
5 8 (16.00%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (8.00%) SpecFlow
7 3 (6.00%) Selenium
7 3 (6.00%) TeamCity
8 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
8 2 (4.00%) ReSharper
8 2 (4.00%) Subversion
8 2 (4.00%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.00%) JIRA
9 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
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
9 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (26.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Banking
2 2 (4.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (4.00%) Front Office
2 2 (4.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 39 (78.00%) Developer
2 20 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 12 (24.00%) Web Developer
4 8 (16.00%) C# Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Senior Developer
5 6 (12.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Tester
6 5 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
6 5 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.00%) .NET Web Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Automation Tester
8 2 (4.00%) Senior .NET Web Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Web Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Test Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Web Applications Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Test Consultant
9 1 (2.00%) QA Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (80.00%) .NET
2 26 (52.00%) ASP.NET
3 22 (44.00%) .NET Framework
4 20 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 18 (36.00%) Unity DI Container
6 17 (34.00%) Entity Framework
7 13 (26.00%) ADO.NET
8 12 (24.00%) HTML
8 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 11 (22.00%) CSS
10 10 (20.00%) WCF
11 7 (14.00%) WPF
11 7 (14.00%) HTML5
11 7 (14.00%) Ninject
12 6 (12.00%) CSS3
12 6 (12.00%) AngularJS
12 6 (12.00%) jQuery
12 6 (12.00%) XML
13 5 (10.00%) Web Services
14 4 (8.00%) Ajax
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 3 (6.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) UNIX
3 1 (2.00%) Android
3 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (56.00%) MVC
2 24 (48.00%) TDD
3 22 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (30.00%) Unit Testing
5 12 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (24.00%) Process Management
6 8 (16.00%) OO
7 7 (14.00%) BDD
8 6 (12.00%) Scrum
9 5 (10.00%) System Testing
9 5 (10.00%) Automated Testing
10 4 (8.00%) E-Commerce
10 4 (8.00%) Refactoring
10 4 (8.00%) Dependency Injection
11 3 (6.00%) MVVM
11 3 (6.00%) Load Testing
11 3 (6.00%) Test Management
11 3 (6.00%) ETL
11 3 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (6.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 38 (76.00%) C#
2 25 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 14 (28.00%) SQL
4 8 (16.00%) 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 31 (62.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) ForgeRock
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.00%) Informatica
3 2 (4.00%) Facebook
3 2 (4.00%) Twitter
4 1 (2.00%) Sitecore
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