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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 48 29 34
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.29% 3.88% 0.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.67% 19.57% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Average daily rate
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- £319 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £331 £375
% change year-on-year
- -11.66%
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
60 46 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 17.34% 19.83% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 32 7
Average daily rate £325 £318 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% +5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £285 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £364 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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