The table below looks at the statistics 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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 54 - 42
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.19% - 0.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.86% - 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate £350 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.75 - -
MSTest
South East

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

Development Applications Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
116 63 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 21.72% 9.81% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 44 20
Average daily rate £388 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £198 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £38.25 £14.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+163.79% -57.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.85 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -1.33%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) WSE
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Mac OS
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Xamarin.iOS
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
1 1 (100.00%) Xamarin
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) Android Development

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) WSE
1 1 (100.00%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Android Development
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) iOS Development
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Development
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Objective-C
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Xamarin