The table below looks at the statistics 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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 77 69 72
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.10% 0.11% 0.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.87% 0.99% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.75 - -
MSTest
Berkshire

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

Development Applications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
115 101 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 11.73% 11.58% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 62 69
Average daily rate £450 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% +2.77%

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 29 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (100.00%) Moq
1 1 (100.00%) StructureMap
1 1 (100.00%) CSS3
1 1 (100.00%) CQRS
1 1 (100.00%) Web Application Development
1 1 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (100.00%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Moq
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Rhino Mocks
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Agile C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Angular Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) CSS3
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) StructureMap
1 1 (100.00%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) CQRS
1 1 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 1 (100.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL