The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 131 - 117
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.033% - 0.039%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.31% - 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£280 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £450 £370
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +21.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MSTest
UK

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

Development Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
321 304 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.72% 11.49% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 176 88
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £255 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 4
Average hourly rate £41.44 £32.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.50% +21.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 1 £280 -
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (100.00%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) NUnit
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Moq
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Moq
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
1 1 (33.33%) CSS3
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA