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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - 126 113
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.072% 0.041%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.62% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £355 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £331 £331
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -
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 Scotland region.

Development Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
395 322 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.87% 11.52% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 183 114
Average daily rate £365 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £260 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £457 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 7
Average hourly rate £55.00 £38.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Planning

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) QA Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Planning
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA