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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 54 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 4 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.94% 5.69% -
As % of the Development Applications category 4.82% 26.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Average daily rate £325 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £394 £338
% change year-on-year
-17.46% +16.66%
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
83 45 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 19.58% 21.33% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 21 8
Average daily rate £325 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -2.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £287 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £34.70 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +8.00%
MSTest
South West

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
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Bath - - - -
MSTest
South West

MSTest
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
1 4 (100.00%) Functional Testing

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Consultant
1 4 (100.00%) Test Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
1 4 (100.00%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared