The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 - 155 133
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.026% 0.096%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.24% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £350 £350
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 West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
459 414 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.77% 10.93% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 249 162
Median daily rate £400 £364 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 7
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +0.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.64 £37.00 £18.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.48 £81.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in the North West

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

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 West region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) NUnit
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) HTML5
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) EPiServer
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Grunt
3 2 (50.00%) Front End Development
3 2 (50.00%) SaaS
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) XSLT
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) XPath
3 2 (50.00%) JSON
3 2 (50.00%) Workflow
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Validation

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) NUnit
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) Grunt
3 1 (25.00%) Moq
3 1 (25.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Agile C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Angular Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) ETL Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Data Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) SSIS Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) HTML5
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) JSON
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) XSLT
4 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (25.00%) CSS3
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) RESTful
4 1 (25.00%) StructureMap
4 1 (25.00%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (25.00%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) CQRS
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (50.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) EPiServer