The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 386 361 402
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +41
Contract jobs citing MSTest 26 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.13% 0.075%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.81% 1.04% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 18
Average daily rate £325 £485 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.98% -11.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3226 2694 2712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.33% 12.47% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2371 2006 1817
Average daily rate £413 £420 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 21
Average hourly rate £33.75 £41.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.68% +12.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £12.60 £28.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £54.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
MSTest
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -19 1 - -
Enfield - - - -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 45 (91.84%) C#
2 42 (85.71%) .NET
3 39 (79.59%) SQL Server
4 34 (69.39%) ASP.NET MVC
5 31 (63.27%) MVC
6 30 (61.22%) TDD
6 30 (61.22%) ASP.NET
7 29 (59.18%) NUnit
8 28 (57.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 28 (57.14%) .NET Framework
9 26 (53.06%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 25 (51.02%) CSS
11 24 (48.98%) HTML
12 22 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (44.90%) WCF
12 22 (44.90%) Unit Testing
13 21 (42.86%) jQuery
13 21 (42.86%) Ajax
13 21 (42.86%) Scrum
14 16 (32.65%) JavaScript
14 16 (32.65%) Web Services
15 15 (30.61%) LINQ
16 14 (28.57%) BDD
17 13 (26.53%) Castle Windsor
17 13 (26.53%) SQL Server 2008
17 13 (26.53%) Team Foundation Server
17 13 (26.53%) Visual Studio
17 13 (26.53%) SpecFlow
18 12 (24.49%) Web Development
18 12 (24.49%) HTML5

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 8 (16.33%) CMS
2 3 (6.12%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (4.08%) Node.js
3 2 (4.08%) NServiceBus
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (18.37%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.12%) PaaS
3 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) Internet
1 3 (6.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (79.59%) SQL Server
2 13 (26.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (10.20%) Relational Database
3 5 (10.20%) RavenDB
4 3 (6.12%) MongoDB
5 2 (4.08%) Data Mining
5 2 (4.08%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 29 (59.18%) NUnit
2 13 (26.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (26.53%) Visual Studio
2 13 (26.53%) SpecFlow
3 12 (24.49%) Rhino Mocks
4 11 (22.45%) Moq
5 9 (18.37%) TeamCity
6 8 (16.33%) Cucumber
7 4 (8.16%) QUnit
8 3 (6.12%) Jasmine
8 3 (6.12%) Selenium
8 3 (6.12%) JSUnit
8 3 (6.12%) WebDriver
9 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
10 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (22.45%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Advertising
3 2 (4.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 43 (87.76%) Developer
2 26 (53.06%) C# Developer
3 22 (44.90%) .NET Developer
4 11 (22.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (14.29%) Agile C# Developer
5 7 (14.29%) Senior Developer
6 6 (12.24%) Agile .NET Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Senior C# Developer
7 4 (8.16%) WPF Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Test Analyst
8 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Tester
9 2 (4.08%) JavaScript Developer
10 1 (2.04%) QA Test Manager
10 1 (2.04%) Team Leader
10 1 (2.04%) SQL Developer
10 1 (2.04%) QA Tester
10 1 (2.04%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (85.71%) .NET
2 34 (69.39%) ASP.NET MVC
3 30 (61.22%) ASP.NET
4 28 (57.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 28 (57.14%) .NET Framework
5 26 (53.06%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 25 (51.02%) CSS
7 24 (48.98%) HTML
8 22 (44.90%) WCF
9 21 (42.86%) jQuery
9 21 (42.86%) Ajax
10 16 (32.65%) Web Services
11 15 (30.61%) LINQ
12 13 (26.53%) Castle Windsor
13 12 (24.49%) HTML5
14 11 (22.45%) WPF
14 11 (22.45%) NHibernate
15 10 (20.41%) RabbitMQ
15 10 (20.41%) CSS3
15 10 (20.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Hedge funds
2 3 (6.12%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.04%) Blog
3 1 (2.04%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Windows
1 2 (4.08%) Linux
1 2 (4.08%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (63.27%) MVC
2 30 (61.22%) TDD
3 22 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (44.90%) Unit Testing
4 21 (42.86%) Scrum
5 14 (28.57%) BDD
6 12 (24.49%) Web Development
7 11 (22.45%) Dependency Injection
8 9 (18.37%) CQRS
9 8 (16.33%) UML
9 8 (16.33%) Content Management
9 8 (16.33%) Validation
9 8 (16.33%) MVVM
9 8 (16.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (16.33%) Automation Testing
10 7 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
10 7 (14.29%) Kanban
11 6 (12.24%) Software Engineering
12 5 (10.20%) Process Management
13 4 (8.16%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (91.84%) C#
2 16 (32.65%) JavaScript
3 9 (18.37%) T-SQL
4 5 (10.20%) SQL
5 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) Degree
1 3 (6.12%) MBA
2 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.04%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.12%) Google
3 2 (4.08%) Typemock