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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 101 88 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.27% 0.14% -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.53% 1.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £353 £352 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.75 - -
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
327 192 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.80% 13.73% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 149 69
Average daily rate £344 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Average hourly rate £31.50 - £32.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 - £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £32.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (91.67%) JavaScript
2 11 (91.67%) MVC
3 10 (83.33%) Unit Testing
3 10 (83.33%) ASP.NET
3 10 (83.33%) .NET Framework
4 7 (58.33%) TDD
4 7 (58.33%) NUnit
4 7 (58.33%) SQL
5 6 (50.00%) T-SQL
5 6 (50.00%) HTML
5 6 (50.00%) CSS
5 6 (50.00%) XML
5 6 (50.00%) jQuery
5 6 (50.00%) HTML5
6 5 (41.67%) Entity Framework
6 5 (41.67%) REST
6 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (41.67%) XPath
6 5 (41.67%) JSON
6 5 (41.67%) SaaS
6 5 (41.67%) Software Architecture
6 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (41.67%) Grunt
6 5 (41.67%) Front End Development
6 5 (41.67%) XSLT
6 5 (41.67%) Microsoft

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) NUnit
2 5 (41.67%) Git (software)
2 5 (41.67%) Grunt
2 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (16.67%) NuGet
4 1 (8.33%) Moq
4 1 (8.33%) Rhino Mocks
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 8 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 5 (41.67%) Full Stack Developer
4 4 (33.33%) C# Developer
5 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (16.67%) Consultant
7 1 (8.33%) Agile C# Developer
7 1 (8.33%) Agile Developer
7 1 (8.33%) Angular Developer
7 1 (8.33%) Management Consultant
7 1 (8.33%) Service Management Consultant
7 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (83.33%) .NET Framework
2 10 (83.33%) ASP.NET
3 6 (50.00%) CSS
3 6 (50.00%) HTML
3 6 (50.00%) HTML5
3 6 (50.00%) jQuery
3 6 (50.00%) XML
4 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (41.67%) Entity Framework
4 5 (41.67%) JSON
4 5 (41.67%) REST
4 5 (41.67%) Web Services
4 5 (41.67%) XSLT
5 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (8.33%) CSS3
5 1 (8.33%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (8.33%) WCF
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) MVC
2 10 (83.33%) Unit Testing
3 7 (58.33%) TDD
4 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (41.67%) Front End Development
4 5 (41.67%) Software Architecture
4 5 (41.67%) Workflow
5 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (16.67%) Service Management
7 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (8.33%) CQRS
7 1 (8.33%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (8.33%) SDLC
7 1 (8.33%) SOA
7 1 (8.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (91.67%) JavaScript
3 7 (58.33%) SQL
4 6 (50.00%) T-SQL
5 5 (41.67%) XPath
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) EPiServer
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft