The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Manchester 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 84 - 90
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSTest 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.14% - 0.072%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.53% - 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £350 - -
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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
131 98 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.26% 10.16% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 49 74
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Average hourly rate £27.91 £112.50 £33.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.19% +237.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £61.75 £17.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.75 £166.75 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
MSTest
North West

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 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
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Vacancies
Wigan - - - -
MSTest
North West

MSTest
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) WinForms
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
1 3 (100.00%) LINQ
1 3 (100.00%) Retail
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# Developer
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) WinForms
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
1 3 (100.00%) LINQ
1 3 (100.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft