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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 145 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSTest 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.058% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.49% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
412 268 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.98% 9.71% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 136 88
Average daily rate £350 £350 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 4
Average hourly rate £37.00 £34.53 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.16% +15.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £20.20 £23.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.08 £44.25 £32.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSTest across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 2 £400 - 8
Cheshire - - - - 2
Lancashire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 2
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) MVC
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) NUnit
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (50.00%) CSS
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (50.00%) WCF
2 3 (50.00%) WPF
2 3 (50.00%) jQuery
2 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (33.33%) Node.js
3 2 (33.33%) Reactive Extensions
3 2 (33.33%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (33.33%) Vagrant
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (33.33%) Docker
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (33.33%) User Experience
3 2 (33.33%) MVVM
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Puppet

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) IIS
1 2 (33.33%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) NUnit
1 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
2 2 (33.33%) Ant
2 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (16.67%) Mercurial
3 1 (16.67%) Moq
3 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (33.33%) Back Office
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (50.00%) CSS
1 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (50.00%) WCF
1 3 (50.00%) WPF
1 3 (50.00%) jQuery
1 3 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (33.33%) LINQ
2 2 (33.33%) Reactive Extensions
2 2 (33.33%) Razor View Engine
2 2 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) WinForms
3 1 (16.67%) Ajax
3 1 (16.67%) JSON
3 1 (16.67%) SOAP
3 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) IVR
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) MVC
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Web Development
3 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) MVVM
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (33.33%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Kanban
4 1 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Release Management
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Ruby
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
1 2 (33.33%) Vagrant
2 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
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