The first table below looks at the demand for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Somerset region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 46 28 30
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Contract jobs citing MSTest 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.57% 2.63% 0.61%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.17% 15.63% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£513 £305 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £363 £450
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -19.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
63 32 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 18.00% 16.84% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 17 10
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
MSTest
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MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 6 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (83.33%) Visual Studio
2 5 (83.33%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (66.67%) BDD
3 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (16.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Moq
4 1 (16.67%) ESRI
4 1 (16.67%) ArcGIS
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) IIS
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) UML
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) WCF

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) ArcGIS
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (83.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (16.67%) Moq
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Test Consultant
1 4 (66.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (16.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (16.67%) WCF
1 1 (16.67%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (16.67%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) BDD
2 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) UML
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) ESRI