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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 248 271 242
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -29
Contract jobs citing MSTest 13 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.010% 0.075%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.00% 0.082% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 5
Median daily rate £388 - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
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
1299 1226 1036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.81% 12.42% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 755 615
Median daily rate £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £488 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 33 24
Median hourly rate £41.00 £39.37 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.14% +12.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £26.09 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.78
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.89%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 - 6 £388 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £475 -
Kent - 2 £275 - 1
Surrey +9 1 £365 - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 13 (76.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (70.59%) C#
3 11 (64.71%) .NET
4 10 (58.82%) OO
5 9 (52.94%) SOAP
5 9 (52.94%) SDLC
6 8 (47.06%) REST
6 8 (47.06%) Unit Testing
7 7 (41.18%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (41.18%) B2B
7 7 (41.18%) OOD
7 7 (41.18%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (41.18%) Finance
8 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (35.29%) JSON
8 6 (35.29%) SOA
8 6 (35.29%) Web Services
8 6 (35.29%) Business Activity Monitoring
8 6 (35.29%) Test Strategy
9 5 (29.41%) CRM
9 5 (29.41%) ERP
9 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
10 4 (23.53%) Selenium
10 4 (23.53%) WCF
10 4 (23.53%) TDD
10 4 (23.53%) CSS
10 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
10 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
10 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
10 4 (23.53%) SQL

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 (41.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (11.76%) Force.com
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (11.76%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (76.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (23.53%) Selenium
2 4 (23.53%) SpecFlow
2 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
3 3 (17.65%) HP UFT
3 3 (17.65%) NUnit
4 2 (11.76%) JIRA
4 2 (11.76%) Moq
4 2 (11.76%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.88%) Jasmine
5 1 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) BizTalk Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) .NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) BizTalk Developer
3 3 (17.65%) SOA Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C# WCF Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C# WPF Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Security Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Strategy Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy Manager
4 2 (11.76%) WCF Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Web Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) WPF Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) .NET
2 9 (52.94%) SOAP
3 8 (47.06%) REST
4 6 (35.29%) JSON
4 6 (35.29%) Web Services
5 4 (23.53%) CSS
5 4 (23.53%) Unity DI Container
5 4 (23.53%) WCF
6 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
6 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
6 3 (17.65%) Entity Framework
6 3 (17.65%) jQuery
6 3 (17.65%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (17.65%) WPF
7 2 (11.76%) Mason
7 2 (11.76%) NHibernate
7 2 (11.76%) RESTful
7 2 (11.76%) StructureMap
7 2 (11.76%) Visualforce
7 2 (11.76%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.76%) NHS
2 2 (11.76%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Android
2 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) OO
2 9 (52.94%) SDLC
3 8 (47.06%) Unit Testing
4 7 (41.18%) B2B
4 7 (41.18%) OOD
5 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (35.29%) Business Activity Monitoring
5 6 (35.29%) SOA
5 6 (35.29%) Test Strategy
6 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
6 5 (29.41%) CRM
6 5 (29.41%) ERP
7 4 (23.53%) TDD
8 3 (17.65%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (17.65%) MVC
8 3 (17.65%) MVVM
8 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Test Management
9 2 (11.76%) CQRS
9 2 (11.76%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) C#
2 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
4 2 (11.76%) Apex Code
4 2 (11.76%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) C++
5 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.88%) VB
5 1 (5.88%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
1 3 (17.65%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.88%) NetSuite