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 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
England / South East
Rank 234 250 261
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +11
Contract jobs citing MSTest 6 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.078% 0.11% 0.051%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.53% 0.83% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 4
Median daily rate £425 £375 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £363 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £413 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
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
1139 1205 1251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.80% 13.78% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 752 702
Median daily rate £425 £375 £362
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +3.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 51 44
Median hourly rate £45.87 £47.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.43% +31.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £39.60 £21.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.20
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.02%

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
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 February 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
Hampshire +11 4 £425 - 3
Surrey +11 1 £433 +4.84%
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 22 (100.00%) C#
1 22 (100.00%) SQL
2 20 (90.91%) T-SQL
2 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
3 19 (86.36%) XML
4 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (68.18%) TDD
5 14 (63.64%) .NET
5 14 (63.64%) Git (software)
5 14 (63.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (59.09%) SpecFlow
6 13 (59.09%) SQL Server
6 13 (59.09%) ASP.NET
6 13 (59.09%) SOAP
6 13 (59.09%) Selenium
6 13 (59.09%) WCF
7 12 (54.55%) Kanban
8 10 (45.45%) Web Services
9 9 (40.91%) NUnit
9 9 (40.91%) PowerShell
9 9 (40.91%) RESTful
9 9 (40.91%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (40.91%) WebDriver
9 9 (40.91%) Non-Functional Testing
9 9 (40.91%) MVVM
9 9 (40.91%) BDD
10 8 (36.36%) Test Strategy
10 8 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (31.82%) .NET Framework
11 7 (31.82%) JavaScript

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 5 (22.73%) IIS
1 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
1 5 (22.73%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (22.73%) IaaS
2 5 (22.73%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (59.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
4 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (9.09%) GIS
Development Applications
1 14 (63.64%) Git (software)
1 14 (63.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (59.09%) Selenium
2 13 (59.09%) SpecFlow
3 9 (40.91%) NUnit
3 9 (40.91%) WebDriver
4 5 (22.73%) Moq
4 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (22.73%) webpack
5 4 (18.18%) NuGet
5 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (22.73%) Publishing
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) .NET Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Test Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) C# WCF Developer
6 2 (9.09%) C# WPF Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Integration Specialist
6 2 (9.09%) SQL Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Support Officer
6 2 (9.09%) WCF Developer
6 2 (9.09%) WPF Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Integration Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (86.36%) XML
2 14 (63.64%) .NET
3 13 (59.09%) ASP.NET
3 13 (59.09%) SOAP
3 13 (59.09%) WCF
4 10 (45.45%) Web Services
5 9 (40.91%) RESTful
6 7 (31.82%) .NET Framework
7 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 5 (22.73%) Ajax
8 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (22.73%) OAuth2
8 5 (22.73%) OpenID
8 5 (22.73%) React
8 5 (22.73%) Redux
9 4 (18.18%) Middleware
9 4 (18.18%) REST
9 4 (18.18%) XML-RPC
10 2 (9.09%) Unity DI Container
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (68.18%) TDD
2 12 (54.55%) Kanban
3 9 (40.91%) BDD
3 9 (40.91%) MVVM
3 9 (40.91%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (36.36%) Test Strategy
5 6 (27.27%) MVC
5 6 (27.27%) SOA
6 5 (22.73%) Change Data Capture
6 5 (22.73%) DevOps
6 5 (22.73%) Full Text Search
6 5 (22.73%) OWASP
6 5 (22.73%) Release Management
6 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
7 4 (18.18%) OO
7 4 (18.18%) Scrum
8 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
9 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) C#
1 22 (100.00%) SQL
2 20 (90.91%) T-SQL
3 9 (40.91%) PowerShell
4 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 5 (22.73%) ES6
5 5 (22.73%) TypeScript
5 5 (22.73%) VB
6 4 (18.18%) F#
7 2 (9.09%) C++
8 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
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