The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - 35 -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset - 0.97% -
As % of the Development Applications category - 5.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+23.18% +4.54%
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 Somerset region.

Development Applications Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
71 34 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 20.40% 16.50% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 22 20
Average daily rate £350 £300 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -22.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £36.40 £31.90 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.10% -22.66%
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 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 6 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Coordinator
1 1 (100.00%) Test Coordinator
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA