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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 67 76 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 3 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.34% 1.11% -
As % of the Development Applications category 3.61% 9.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £348 £313
% change year-on-year
+22.30% +11.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
83 128 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.32% 11.88% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 77 42
Average daily rate £425 £350 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +60.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £263 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £437 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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 23 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) MVC
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 7 (100.00%) Inversion of Control
1 7 (100.00%) PaaS
1 7 (100.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 7 (100.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
1 7 (100.00%) Unity DI Container
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) .NET Framework
2 6 (85.71%) Integration Testing
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
3 5 (71.43%) VC++
3 5 (71.43%) C++
4 2 (28.57%) GitHub
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) MFC
5 1 (14.29%) DCOM
5 1 (14.29%) ActiveX
5 1 (14.29%) ISAPI

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (100.00%) PaaS
2 2 (28.57%) GitHub
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) C++ Developer
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 7 (100.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
1 7 (100.00%) Unity DI Container
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 6 (85.71%) .NET Framework
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) MFC
4 1 (14.29%) DCOM
4 1 (14.29%) ActiveX
4 1 (14.29%) ISAPI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Inversion of Control
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) MVC
1 7 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
2 6 (85.71%) Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) VC++
2 5 (71.43%) C++
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft