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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 104 94 88
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.055% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.50% 1.13% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +11.53%
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
199 177 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.96% 10.73% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 108 70
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.37 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.38% -2.01%

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 28 April 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 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
1 6 (100.00%) MVC
1 6 (100.00%) NUnit
1 6 (100.00%) HTML5
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Framework
2 5 (83.33%) XPath
2 5 (83.33%) JSON
2 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) EPiServer
2 5 (83.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (83.33%) Workflow
2 5 (83.33%) Web Services
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) XSLT
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET
2 5 (83.33%) REST
2 5 (83.33%) Grunt
2 5 (83.33%) Front End Development
2 5 (83.33%) SaaS
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (16.67%) CSS3

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (83.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) NUnit
2 5 (83.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (83.33%) Grunt
3 1 (16.67%) Moq
3 1 (16.67%) Rhino Mocks
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Developer
2 5 (83.33%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Agile C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Angular Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
1 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) HTML5
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Framework
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET
2 5 (83.33%) JSON
2 5 (83.33%) REST
2 5 (83.33%) Web Services
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) XSLT
3 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (16.67%) CSS3
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) RESTful
3 1 (16.67%) StructureMap
3 1 (16.67%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (16.67%) WCF
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) MVC
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) Front End Development
2 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) CQRS
3 1 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 5 (83.33%) XPath
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) EPiServer