The first table below looks at the demand for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Oxfordshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 48 - 52
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSTest 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.41% - 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.35% - 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£331 - £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.21% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
46 28 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 9.54% 5.70% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 16 17
Average daily rate £331 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -54.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -0.66%
MSTest
South East

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
Bicester - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Thame - - - -
MSTest
South East

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) NUnit
2 7 (87.50%) MVC
2 7 (87.50%) Scrum
2 7 (87.50%) HTML
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET
2 7 (87.50%) CSS
2 7 (87.50%) XML
2 7 (87.50%) Ajax
2 7 (87.50%) NHibernate
2 7 (87.50%) Web Development
2 7 (87.50%) .NET Framework
2 7 (87.50%) JSON
2 7 (87.50%) TDD
2 7 (87.50%) jQuery
2 7 (87.50%) Unit Testing
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (87.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 7 (87.50%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (12.50%) Subversion
3 1 (12.50%) WCF
3 1 (12.50%) WPF
3 1 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (12.50%) MVVM
3 1 (12.50%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (12.50%) Moq
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) NUnit
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
2 1 (12.50%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (12.50%) Moq
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
1 8 (100.00%) .NET Developer
2 6 (75.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
2 6 (75.00%) Senior Developer
2 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 6 (75.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) HTML
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET
2 7 (87.50%) CSS
2 7 (87.50%) XML
2 7 (87.50%) Ajax
2 7 (87.50%) NHibernate
2 7 (87.50%) .NET Framework
2 7 (87.50%) JSON
2 7 (87.50%) jQuery
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (87.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 7 (87.50%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (12.50%) WCF
3 1 (12.50%) WPF
3 1 (12.50%) Spring.NET
3 1 (12.50%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (12.50%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (12.50%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) MVC
1 7 (87.50%) Scrum
1 7 (87.50%) Web Development
1 7 (87.50%) TDD
1 7 (87.50%) Unit Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (12.50%) MVVM
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (12.50%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#