The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 65 67 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.14% 0.25% -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.33% 2.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.75 - -
MSTest
Buckinghamshire

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

Development Applications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
75 78 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.56% 9.65% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 45 33
Average daily rate £325 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

MSTest
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) NUnit
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) MVVM
1 3 (100.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 3 (100.00%) Moq
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) MCAD
3 1 (33.33%) MCSD
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Moq
1 3 (100.00%) NUnit
1 3 (100.00%) Rhino Mocks
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 3 (100.00%) C# WPF Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) WPF Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# WCF Developer
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Developer
2 2 (66.67%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) MVVM
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) MCAD
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) MCSD
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft