The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 66 - 70
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSTest 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.42% - 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.66% - 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
82 109 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 11.42% 11.61% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 81 55
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.13 £40.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.54% +9.45%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing MSTest as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MSTest also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) SOA
3 5 (71.43%) Unit Testing
4 4 (57.14%) JSON
4 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (57.14%) REST
4 4 (57.14%) SDLC
4 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (57.14%) Business Activity Monitoring
4 4 (57.14%) B2B
4 4 (57.14%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (57.14%) Finance
4 4 (57.14%) SOAP
4 4 (57.14%) Web Services
4 4 (57.14%) OO
4 4 (57.14%) OOD
5 3 (42.86%) SQL
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 3 (42.86%) WCF
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
6 2 (28.57%) XML
6 2 (28.57%) ITIL
7 1 (14.29%) CSS
7 1 (14.29%) C++

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) BizTalk Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Security Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) SOA Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Support Officer
2 2 (28.57%) Web Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# WCF Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# WPF Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) WCF Developer
3 1 (14.29%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) JSON
2 4 (57.14%) REST
2 4 (57.14%) SOAP
2 4 (57.14%) Web Services
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 3 (42.86%) WCF
4 2 (28.57%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (14.29%) CSS
5 1 (14.29%) HTML
5 1 (14.29%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (14.29%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) SOA
2 5 (71.43%) Unit Testing
3 4 (57.14%) B2B
3 4 (57.14%) Business Activity Monitoring
3 4 (57.14%) OO
3 4 (57.14%) OOD
3 4 (57.14%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 1 (14.29%) C
4 1 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft