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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 259 261 242
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -19
Contract jobs citing MSTest 10 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.052% 0.034%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.73% 0.41% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
Median daily rate £388 £325 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £305 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £345 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £398 £338
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +17.77%
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
1365 1222 975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.34% 12.79% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 753 534
Median daily rate £410 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 24 32
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £13.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.43 £47.50 £56.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.82%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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
Berkshire +9 6 £388 -
Kent - 2 £275 - 2
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 14 (73.68%) C#
2 13 (68.42%) .NET
3 12 (63.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (57.89%) SDLC
5 10 (52.63%) SOA
6 9 (47.37%) OO
7 8 (42.11%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (42.11%) CSS
7 8 (42.11%) SOAP
7 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (42.11%) TDD
7 8 (42.11%) Unit Testing
7 8 (42.11%) REST
8 7 (36.84%) jQuery
8 7 (36.84%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (36.84%) Unity DI Container
8 7 (36.84%) AngularJS
8 7 (36.84%) WCF
8 7 (36.84%) MVC
8 7 (36.84%) Finance
8 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
8 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
8 7 (36.84%) B2B
9 6 (31.58%) OOD
9 6 (31.58%) SQL
9 6 (31.58%) T-SQL
9 6 (31.58%) Web Services
9 6 (31.58%) HTML
9 6 (31.58%) NUnit
9 6 (31.58%) JSON

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 8 (42.11%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (10.53%) Force.com
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.53%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (31.58%) Moq
2 6 (31.58%) NUnit
2 6 (31.58%) Rhino Mocks
3 3 (15.79%) HP UFT
4 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
4 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.26%) Jasmine
5 1 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) C# Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Agile C# Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Angular Developer
4 3 (15.79%) BizTalk Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Test Leader
5 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Architect
5 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Architect
5 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) SOA Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) QA Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Web Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) .NET
2 8 (42.11%) CSS
2 8 (42.11%) REST
2 8 (42.11%) SOAP
3 7 (36.84%) AngularJS
3 7 (36.84%) jQuery
3 7 (36.84%) Unity DI Container
3 7 (36.84%) WCF
4 6 (31.58%) HTML
4 6 (31.58%) JSON
4 6 (31.58%) StructureMap
4 6 (31.58%) Web Services
5 5 (26.32%) HTML5
5 5 (26.32%) RESTful
6 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (21.05%) CSS3
7 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
7 3 (15.79%) Entity Framework
7 3 (15.79%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (10.53%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (10.53%) NHS
2 2 (10.53%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) SDLC
2 10 (52.63%) SOA
3 9 (47.37%) OO
4 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (42.11%) TDD
4 8 (42.11%) Unit Testing
5 7 (36.84%) B2B
5 7 (36.84%) MVC
6 6 (31.58%) Business Activity Monitoring
6 6 (31.58%) CQRS
6 6 (31.58%) Dependency Injection
6 6 (31.58%) Domain-Driven Design
6 6 (31.58%) OOD
7 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
7 4 (21.05%) ERP
7 4 (21.05%) Web Application Development
8 3 (15.79%) CRM
8 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
8 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) C#
2 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) T-SQL
4 3 (15.79%) Java
5 2 (10.53%) Apex Code
6 1 (5.26%) VB
6 1 (5.26%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) NetSuite