The first table below looks at the demand for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Reading 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - - -
As % of the Development Applications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
128 103 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 11.92% 13.34% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 37 22
Average daily rate £313 £383 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.30% +36.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £201 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
MSTest
Berkshire

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in Reading

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (100.00%) jQuery
1 5 (100.00%) Node.js
2 3 (60.00%) REST
2 3 (60.00%) Backbone.js
2 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) JSON
2 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) WCF
2 3 (60.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) OOD
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) NUnit
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (40.00%) BDD

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 5 (100.00%) Node.js
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) MSBuild
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Software Development Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Development Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) REST
2 3 (60.00%) Backbone.js
2 3 (60.00%) JSON
2 3 (60.00%) WCF
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) OOD
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree