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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 397 404 378
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -26
Contract jobs citing MSTest 31 35 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.80% 0.99% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 32
Median daily rate £425 £400 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -6.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £260 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £331 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.71% -17.18%
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
3892 3523 3503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.13% 15.69% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2818 2647 2726
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 10
Median hourly rate £38.25 £30.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £24.08 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £60.00 £69.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 11 December 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 +7 14 £425 +32.81% 1
Westminster - 1 £425 -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 49 (83.05%) .NET
2 45 (76.27%) C#
3 43 (72.88%) NUnit
4 36 (61.02%) SQL
5 33 (55.93%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (52.54%) TDD
7 28 (47.46%) SQL Server
8 27 (45.76%) HTML
8 27 (45.76%) Scrum
8 27 (45.76%) WCF
9 26 (44.07%) .NET Framework
10 23 (38.98%) Microsoft Azure
11 22 (37.29%) JavaScript
12 21 (35.59%) MVC
12 21 (35.59%) Entity Framework
13 20 (33.90%) CSS
13 20 (33.90%) Team Foundation Server
14 18 (30.51%) T-SQL
14 18 (30.51%) OO
14 18 (30.51%) ASP.NET
15 17 (28.81%) BDD
15 17 (28.81%) ASP.NET Web API
15 17 (28.81%) SOLID
16 16 (27.12%) SpecFlow
16 16 (27.12%) Selenium
17 15 (25.42%) RESTful
17 15 (25.42%) ASP.NET MVC
17 15 (25.42%) Unit Testing
17 15 (25.42%) Windows
17 15 (25.42%) Microsoft

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 7 (11.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.08%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.39%) IIS
4 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.69%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 23 (38.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.78%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (6.78%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (6.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (47.46%) SQL Server
2 14 (23.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (20.34%) NoSQL
4 4 (6.78%) MongoDB
5 3 (5.08%) MySQL
5 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 43 (72.88%) NUnit
2 20 (33.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (27.12%) Selenium
3 16 (27.12%) SpecFlow
4 9 (15.25%) Moq
4 9 (15.25%) MSBuild
4 9 (15.25%) WebDriver
5 8 (13.56%) Visual Studio
6 6 (10.17%) Rhino Mocks
7 5 (8.47%) NSubstitute
8 4 (6.78%) Cucumber
8 4 (6.78%) Jenkins
8 4 (6.78%) TeamCity
9 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
9 3 (5.08%) JIRA
9 3 (5.08%) Log4Net
9 3 (5.08%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (3.39%) Grunt
10 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (1.69%) ReSharper
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Retail
3 6 (10.17%) Advertising
4 4 (6.78%) Back Office
5 2 (3.39%) Banking
6 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (62.71%) Developer
2 28 (47.46%) C# Developer
3 17 (28.81%) .NET Developer
4 11 (18.64%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET Developer
5 9 (15.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 8 (13.56%) Senior Developer
7 7 (11.86%) Consultant
7 7 (11.86%) CRM Consultant
7 7 (11.86%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Consultant
7 7 (11.86%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
8 6 (10.17%) Agile C# Developer
8 6 (10.17%) Agile Developer
8 6 (10.17%) EPiServer Developer
9 5 (8.47%) CRM Technical Consultant
9 5 (8.47%) Developer in Test
9 5 (8.47%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (8.47%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (83.05%) .NET
2 27 (45.76%) HTML
2 27 (45.76%) WCF
3 26 (44.07%) .NET Framework
4 21 (35.59%) Entity Framework
5 20 (33.90%) CSS
6 18 (30.51%) ASP.NET
7 17 (28.81%) ASP.NET Web API
8 15 (25.42%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (25.42%) RESTful
9 12 (20.34%) REST
10 11 (18.64%) SOAP
10 11 (18.64%) Web Services
11 10 (16.95%) Unity DI Container
12 8 (13.56%) jQuery
13 6 (10.17%) HTML5
14 5 (8.47%) Ajax
14 5 (8.47%) JSON
14 5 (8.47%) XML
15 4 (6.78%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.69%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.69%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.69%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.69%) Reinsurance
3 1 (1.69%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.42%) Windows
2 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.69%) Windows Phone
2 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (55.93%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (52.54%) TDD
3 27 (45.76%) Scrum
4 21 (35.59%) MVC
5 18 (30.51%) OO
6 17 (28.81%) BDD
6 17 (28.81%) SOLID
7 15 (25.42%) Unit Testing
8 11 (18.64%) Dependency Injection
8 11 (18.64%) OOP
8 11 (18.64%) SOA
9 9 (15.25%) Business Analysis
9 9 (15.25%) E-Commerce
10 8 (13.56%) CRM
10 8 (13.56%) DevOps
10 8 (13.56%) Workflow
11 7 (11.86%) Enterprise Architecture
11 7 (11.86%) SDLC
11 7 (11.86%) TOGAF
11 7 (11.86%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 45 (76.27%) C#
2 36 (61.02%) SQL
3 22 (37.29%) JavaScript
4 18 (30.51%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.78%) Java
6 3 (5.08%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (5.08%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) ISEB
2 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 15 (25.42%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.17%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.69%) IBM
3 1 (1.69%) Telerik
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