The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 94 80 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.066% 0.078% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.78% 0.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MSTest
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Development Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
129 127 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.48% 9.88% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 79 60
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £261 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £411 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.49 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.69% +57.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.92% +0.80%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSTest across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSTest across the Manchester region.

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
Bolton - 1 £350 -
MSTest
North West

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) WinForms
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Back Office
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Spring.NET
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (50.00%) MVVM
2 1 (50.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (50.00%) Moq
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (50.00%) Ninject
2 1 (50.00%) Facebook
2 1 (50.00%) Twitter
2 1 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (50.00%) NUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (50.00%) Moq
General
1 1 (50.00%) Back Office
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) WinForms
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ
2 1 (50.00%) Spring.NET
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (50.00%) Ninject
2 1 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Social Network
1 1 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Kanban
1 1 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
1 1 (50.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Facebook
1 1 (50.00%) Twitter