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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 267 247 227
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -20
Contract jobs citing MSTest 3 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.030% 0.044% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.24% 0.40% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £438 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +19.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £331
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
1271 1003 956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.83% 10.97% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 779 582 556
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.22 £30.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSTest across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Sussex - 1 £350 - 2
Middlesex - 1 £300 -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing MSTest also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MSTest.

1 16 (94.12%) C#
2 14 (82.35%) .NET
3 13 (76.47%) ASP.NET
4 12 (70.59%) JavaScript
4 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (70.59%) NUnit
5 10 (58.82%) Automated Testing
5 10 (58.82%) CSS
6 9 (52.94%) Windows
6 9 (52.94%) CMS
6 9 (52.94%) Scrum
6 9 (52.94%) Selenium
6 9 (52.94%) jQuery
7 8 (47.06%) KnockoutJS
7 8 (47.06%) HTML
7 8 (47.06%) AngularJS
8 7 (41.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (41.18%) MongoDB
8 7 (41.18%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (41.18%) Content Management
9 6 (35.29%) Node.js
9 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
11 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
11 4 (23.53%) MVC
11 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
12 3 (17.65%) Microsoft

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing MSTest also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MSTest. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (52.94%) CMS
2 6 (35.29%) Node.js
3 2 (11.76%) IIS
3 2 (11.76%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.76%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) MongoDB
1 7 (41.18%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (70.59%) NUnit
2 9 (52.94%) Selenium
3 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
4 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
5 2 (11.76%) MSBuild
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Developer
2 9 (52.94%) Web Developer
3 3 (17.65%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Umbraco Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Quality Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Test Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (82.35%) .NET
2 13 (76.47%) ASP.NET
3 10 (58.82%) CSS
4 9 (52.94%) jQuery
5 8 (47.06%) KnockoutJS
5 8 (47.06%) AngularJS
5 8 (47.06%) HTML
6 7 (41.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (11.76%) JSON
9 2 (11.76%) WCF
9 2 (11.76%) REST
10 1 (5.88%) CSS3
10 1 (5.88%) Unity DI Container
10 1 (5.88%) HTML5
10 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
10 1 (5.88%) NHibernate
10 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) Automated Testing
3 9 (52.94%) Scrum
4 7 (41.18%) Content Management
5 4 (23.53%) MVC
6 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.88%) CRM
7 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
7 1 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) C#
2 12 (70.59%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.88%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Telerik
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