The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - 37 -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 0.29% -
As % of the Development Applications category - 3.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £280 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £331 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.71% -17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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 Merseyside region.

Development Applications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
49 29 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 16.67% 8.29% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 6
Median daily rate £375 £313 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £271 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing MSTest as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

MSTest
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree