The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
England / South East
Rank 226 245 251
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +6
Contract jobs citing MSTest 15 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.47% 0.94% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 4
Median daily rate £416 £310 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.27% -6.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £310 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £410 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.75 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1022 1276 1189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.29% 15.33% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 768 661
Median daily rate £425 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 52 33
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.00 £21.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.81%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing MSTest as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in the South East

MSTest
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSTest across the South East region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

MSTest Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the South East region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +18 8 £408 -9.44%
Berkshire - 7 £456 -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MSTest also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 19 (90.48%) C#
2 17 (80.95%) SQL
2 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
3 15 (71.43%) XML
3 15 (71.43%) T-SQL
3 15 (71.43%) SOAP
4 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (61.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (52.38%) SpecFlow
5 11 (52.38%) Selenium
5 11 (52.38%) .NET
6 10 (47.62%) TDD
6 10 (47.62%) Test Strategy
7 9 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
7 9 (42.86%) RESTful
7 9 (42.86%) PowerShell
7 9 (42.86%) Git (software)
7 9 (42.86%) WebDriver
7 9 (42.86%) MVVM
7 9 (42.86%) BDD
7 9 (42.86%) NUnit
8 8 (38.10%) WCF
8 8 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (38.10%) Kanban
8 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
8 8 (38.10%) ASP.NET
8 8 (38.10%) SOA
9 7 (33.33%) Web Services
10 6 (28.57%) OO
10 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (9.52%) GIS
Development Applications
1 13 (61.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (52.38%) Selenium
2 11 (52.38%) SpecFlow
3 9 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 9 (42.86%) NUnit
3 9 (42.86%) WebDriver
4 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
5 2 (9.52%) JIRA
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Test Automation Engineer
1 5 (23.81%) Test Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Automation Test Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) BizTalk Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
4 2 (9.52%) C# WCF Developer
4 2 (9.52%) C# WPF Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Integration Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Strategy Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Support Officer
4 2 (9.52%) Test Manager
4 2 (9.52%) WCF Developer
4 2 (9.52%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (71.43%) SOAP
1 15 (71.43%) XML
2 11 (52.38%) .NET
3 9 (42.86%) RESTful
4 8 (38.10%) ASP.NET
4 8 (38.10%) WCF
5 7 (33.33%) Web Services
6 6 (28.57%) REST
7 4 (19.05%) Middleware
8 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
8 2 (9.52%) CSS
8 2 (9.52%) HTML
8 2 (9.52%) JSON
8 2 (9.52%) Unity DI Container
8 2 (9.52%) WPF
9 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Android
1 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) TDD
2 10 (47.62%) Test Strategy
3 9 (42.86%) BDD
3 9 (42.86%) MVVM
3 9 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (38.10%) Kanban
4 8 (38.10%) SOA
5 6 (28.57%) OO
6 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
7 4 (19.05%) DevOps
7 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
8 3 (14.29%) SDLC
8 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
9 2 (9.52%) B2B
9 2 (9.52%) Business Activity Monitoring
9 2 (9.52%) Defect Management
9 2 (9.52%) Dependency Injection
9 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (90.48%) C#
2 17 (80.95%) SQL
3 15 (71.43%) T-SQL
4 9 (42.86%) PowerShell
5 2 (9.52%) C++
5 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ISEB
1 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Microsoft