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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 411 413 404
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing MSTest 30 22 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.095% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.73% 0.61% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 29
Median daily rate £425 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £448 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £190.00
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
4100 3626 3586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.91% 15.72% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2942 2624 2678
Median daily rate £461 £445 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +5.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 14
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.12 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.95% -50.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £22.00 £25.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £190.00
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
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 27 September 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 27 September 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 - 13 £425 - 4
Westminster - 2 £315 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 42 (85.71%) C#
2 37 (75.51%) .NET
3 36 (73.47%) NUnit
4 27 (55.10%) SQL
4 27 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (44.90%) SQL Server
5 22 (44.90%) TDD
5 22 (44.90%) Unit Testing
6 19 (38.78%) WCF
7 17 (34.69%) HTML
7 17 (34.69%) OO
8 16 (32.65%) Scrum
8 16 (32.65%) Finance
8 16 (32.65%) .NET Framework
9 15 (30.61%) MVC
9 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
9 15 (30.61%) ASP.NET
9 15 (30.61%) Entity Framework
10 14 (28.57%) BDD
10 14 (28.57%) SpecFlow
10 14 (28.57%) SOLID
10 14 (28.57%) Selenium
10 14 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
11 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
11 13 (26.53%) SOAP
11 13 (26.53%) Web Services
11 13 (26.53%) Unity DI Container
11 13 (26.53%) Moq
12 12 (24.49%) Rhino Mocks
12 12 (24.49%) REST

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 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.12%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.04%) IIS
3 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (22.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (18.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (14.29%) Beauchamp
3 1 (2.04%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 14 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.16%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (6.12%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (6.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) Internet
1 1 (2.04%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (44.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.24%) NoSQL
2 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (8.16%) MongoDB
4 3 (6.12%) MySQL
4 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 36 (73.47%) NUnit
2 14 (28.57%) Selenium
2 14 (28.57%) SpecFlow
3 13 (26.53%) Moq
4 12 (24.49%) Rhino Mocks
4 12 (24.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (16.33%) Visual Studio
6 7 (14.29%) WebDriver
7 5 (10.20%) Cucumber
7 5 (10.20%) MSBuild
7 5 (10.20%) NSubstitute
8 4 (8.16%) Jenkins
8 4 (8.16%) TeamCity
9 3 (6.12%) JIRA
9 3 (6.12%) Log4Net
10 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
10 2 (4.08%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (4.08%) ReSharper
10 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (2.04%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 16 (32.65%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Back Office
3 4 (8.16%) Banking
3 4 (8.16%) Retail
4 3 (6.12%) Advertising
5 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (61.22%) Developer
2 24 (48.98%) C# Developer
3 11 (22.45%) .NET Developer
4 8 (16.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (16.33%) SQL Developer
5 6 (12.24%) ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (12.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (12.24%) Consultant
5 6 (12.24%) CRM Consultant
5 6 (12.24%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Consultant
5 6 (12.24%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 5 (10.20%) Senior Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Agile C# Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Agile Developer
7 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 4 (8.16%) CRM Technical Consultant
7 4 (8.16%) Senior C# Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (6.12%) EPiServer Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (75.51%) .NET
2 19 (38.78%) WCF
3 17 (34.69%) HTML
4 16 (32.65%) .NET Framework
5 15 (30.61%) ASP.NET
5 15 (30.61%) Entity Framework
6 13 (26.53%) SOAP
6 13 (26.53%) Unity DI Container
6 13 (26.53%) Web Services
7 12 (24.49%) CSS
7 12 (24.49%) REST
8 11 (22.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (22.45%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (20.41%) WPF
10 6 (12.24%) Autofac
10 6 (12.24%) Ninject
10 6 (12.24%) RESTful
11 5 (10.20%) jQuery
11 5 (10.20%) XML
12 4 (8.16%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Hedge funds
1 6 (12.24%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.04%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.90%) TDD
2 22 (44.90%) Unit Testing
3 17 (34.69%) OO
4 16 (32.65%) Scrum
5 15 (30.61%) MVC
6 14 (28.57%) BDD
6 14 (28.57%) SOLID
7 10 (20.41%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (18.37%) CRM
8 9 (18.37%) Workflow
9 8 (16.33%) Business Analysis
9 8 (16.33%) Refactoring
10 7 (14.29%) Automated Testing
10 7 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
10 7 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (12.24%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (12.24%) MVVM
11 6 (12.24%) Software Engineering
11 6 (12.24%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 42 (85.71%) C#
2 27 (55.10%) SQL
3 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
4 11 (22.45%) T-SQL
5 7 (14.29%) PL/SQL
6 4 (8.16%) Java
7 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) ISEB
2 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.29%) Oracle
3 3 (6.12%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.04%) IBM
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