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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 412 389 400
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +11
Contract jobs citing MSTest 27 30 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.72% 0.94% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 22
Median daily rate £428 £400 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £350 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +11.53%
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
3771 3178 3096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.38% 13.95% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2767 2228 2294
Median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 12
Median hourly rate £43.63 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.64% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £20.31 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £107.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.29 £37.02 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+14.23% -4.46%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +44 7 £425 +6.25% 2
Westminster - 2 £433 - 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 54 (90.00%) .NET
2 50 (83.33%) C#
3 47 (78.33%) NUnit
4 40 (66.67%) SQL Server
5 38 (63.33%) SQL
6 36 (60.00%) .NET Framework
7 34 (56.67%) WCF
8 32 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
9 28 (46.67%) TDD
10 26 (43.33%) MVC
11 25 (41.67%) JavaScript
12 24 (40.00%) Windows
13 22 (36.67%) ASP.NET
13 22 (36.67%) Microsoft
13 22 (36.67%) Scrum
14 20 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
15 19 (31.67%) Unit Testing
15 19 (31.67%) SQL Server 2012
15 19 (31.67%) OO
16 18 (30.00%) Visual Studio
16 18 (30.00%) T-SQL
16 18 (30.00%) Finance
16 18 (30.00%) Multithreading
17 17 (28.33%) Team Foundation Server
17 17 (28.33%) Unity DI Container
17 17 (28.33%) HTML
18 16 (26.67%) Entity Framework
19 15 (25.00%) RESTful
19 15 (25.00%) Data Modelling
19 15 (25.00%) SOA

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 (11.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) CMS
2 1 (1.67%) IIS
2 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (6.67%) TradeThru
3 2 (3.33%) Beauchamp
4 1 (1.67%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) HTTP
1 2 (3.33%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 19 (31.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (21.67%) NoSQL
4 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 47 (78.33%) NUnit
2 18 (30.00%) Visual Studio
3 17 (28.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (16.67%) Moq
5 7 (11.67%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (6.67%) NSubstitute
6 4 (6.67%) Selenium
7 3 (5.00%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (3.33%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.67%) JUnit
9 1 (1.67%) Maven
9 1 (1.67%) MbUnit
9 1 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (1.67%) QUnit
9 1 (1.67%) ReSharper
9 1 (1.67%) StyleCop
9 1 (1.67%) tSQLt
General
1 18 (30.00%) Finance
2 12 (20.00%) Banking
3 9 (15.00%) Back Office
4 3 (5.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Front Office
5 1 (1.67%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (78.33%) Developer
2 25 (41.67%) C# Developer
3 24 (40.00%) .NET Developer
4 15 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 15 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 15 (25.00%) Software Developer
5 11 (18.33%) C# Software Developer
6 9 (15.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (13.33%) .NET Software Developer
7 8 (13.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (13.33%) Senior C# Developer
7 8 (13.33%) Senior Software Developer
8 7 (11.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 6 (10.00%) Analyst
9 6 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
10 5 (8.33%) Consultant
10 5 (8.33%) CRM Consultant
10 5 (8.33%) SQL Developer
10 5 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (90.00%) .NET
2 36 (60.00%) .NET Framework
3 34 (56.67%) WCF
4 22 (36.67%) ASP.NET
5 20 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 17 (28.33%) HTML
6 17 (28.33%) Unity DI Container
7 16 (26.67%) Entity Framework
8 15 (25.00%) RESTful
9 14 (23.33%) CSS
10 11 (18.33%) jQuery
11 10 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 9 (15.00%) Web Services
13 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
14 7 (11.67%) HTML5
14 7 (11.67%) REST
15 6 (10.00%) ADO.NET
15 6 (10.00%) WPF
16 5 (8.33%) SOAP
16 5 (8.33%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.33%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.67%) Contactless
3 1 (1.67%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.67%) Derivative
3 1 (1.67%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.67%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.67%) User Experience
3 1 (1.67%) Video on Demand
3 1 (1.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (46.67%) TDD
3 26 (43.33%) MVC
4 22 (36.67%) Scrum
5 19 (31.67%) OO
5 19 (31.67%) Unit Testing
6 18 (30.00%) Multithreading
7 15 (25.00%) Data Modelling
7 15 (25.00%) SOA
8 14 (23.33%) OOP
9 10 (16.67%) Workflow
10 8 (13.33%) Dependency Injection
10 8 (13.33%) Investment Management
11 7 (11.67%) Automated Testing
11 7 (11.67%) SOLID
12 6 (10.00%) Business Analysis
12 6 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (10.00%) MVVM
12 6 (10.00%) Process Management
12 6 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (83.33%) C#
2 38 (63.33%) SQL
3 25 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 18 (30.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.33%) Java
7 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) ISEB
2 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) MiFID
2 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.00%) Oracle
3 5 (8.33%) Bloomberg
4 4 (6.67%) Reuters
4 4 (6.67%) Sybase
5 1 (1.67%) Sitecore
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