The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East - - -
As % of the Development Applications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
MSTest
England

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

Development Applications Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
179 108 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 12.85% 13.47% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 78 53
Median daily rate £333 £373 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.73% +12.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £32.25 - £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%

MSTest
Top 4 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 North East region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#