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 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 227 261 252
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -9
Contract jobs citing MSTest 15 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.33% 0.82% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 6
Median daily rate £413 £310 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.06% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £310 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £310 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £331 £425
% change year-on-year
+14.71% -22.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
MSTest
England

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
1131 1349 1159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.65% 14.15% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 810 686
Median daily rate £420 £380 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 43 31
Median hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +26 7 £395 -
Berkshire - 7 £456 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 25 (83.33%) C#
2 20 (66.67%) SOAP
3 19 (63.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (60.00%) SQL
4 18 (60.00%) .NET
5 16 (53.33%) T-SQL
5 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
6 14 (46.67%) XML
6 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (43.33%) OO
8 12 (40.00%) SOA
8 12 (40.00%) REST
8 12 (40.00%) Test Strategy
9 11 (36.67%) Web Services
9 11 (36.67%) TDD
10 10 (33.33%) NUnit
10 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
10 10 (33.33%) SpecFlow
10 10 (33.33%) MVVM
10 10 (33.33%) Selenium
10 10 (33.33%) WCF
11 9 (30.00%) Unit Testing
11 9 (30.00%) SDLC
12 8 (26.67%) Non-Functional Testing
12 8 (26.67%) BDD
12 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
12 8 (26.67%) Git (software)
12 8 (26.67%) WebDriver
12 8 (26.67%) RESTful
12 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET

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 7 (23.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (6.67%) Force.com
2 2 (6.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (6.67%) GIS
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (63.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (33.33%) NUnit
2 10 (33.33%) Selenium
2 10 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 8 (26.67%) Git (software)
3 8 (26.67%) WebDriver
4 7 (23.33%) Visual Studio
5 3 (10.00%) HP UFT
6 2 (6.67%) JIRA
6 2 (6.67%) Moq
6 2 (6.67%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Consultant
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) BizTalk Consultant
3 4 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (10.00%) BizTalk Developer
4 3 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (10.00%) C# WCF Developer
4 3 (10.00%) C# WPF Developer
4 3 (10.00%) SOA Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 3 (10.00%) WCF Developer
4 3 (10.00%) WPF Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Security Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (66.67%) SOAP
2 18 (60.00%) .NET
3 14 (46.67%) XML
4 12 (40.00%) REST
5 11 (36.67%) Web Services
6 10 (33.33%) WCF
7 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
7 8 (26.67%) RESTful
8 6 (20.00%) JSON
9 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
9 4 (13.33%) CSS
9 4 (13.33%) Middleware
9 4 (13.33%) Unity DI Container
9 4 (13.33%) WPF
10 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
10 2 (6.67%) Entity Framework
10 2 (6.67%) jQuery
10 2 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (6.67%) Mason
10 2 (6.67%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.67%) NHS
2 2 (6.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Android
1 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) OO
3 12 (40.00%) SOA
3 12 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 11 (36.67%) TDD
5 10 (33.33%) MVVM
6 9 (30.00%) SDLC
6 9 (30.00%) Unit Testing
7 8 (26.67%) BDD
7 8 (26.67%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (23.33%) B2B
8 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (23.33%) Kanban
8 7 (23.33%) OOD
9 6 (20.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
10 5 (16.67%) Automated Testing
10 5 (16.67%) CRM
10 5 (16.67%) ERP
10 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
11 4 (13.33%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 25 (83.33%) C#
2 18 (60.00%) SQL
3 16 (53.33%) T-SQL
4 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
5 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.67%) Apex Code
6 2 (6.67%) C++
6 2 (6.67%) Java
7 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) ISEB
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.33%) NetSuite