The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 139 145 126
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -19
Contract jobs citing MSTest 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.17% 0.063% 0.080%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.04% 0.42% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate £313 £375 £274
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +36.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £355 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £395 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £44.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.75 - -
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 West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
482 477 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.03% 14.93% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 327 175
Average daily rate £375 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 8
Average hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £32.00 £32.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £47.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSTest across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSTest across the South West region.

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in the South West

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Gloucestershire +6 2 - - 2
Bristol - 2 £313 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 5 (55.56%) C#
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
1 5 (55.56%) MVC
1 5 (55.56%) TDD
1 5 (55.56%) NUnit
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 3 (33.33%) CSS
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 3 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (22.22%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Domain-Driven Design
4 2 (22.22%) WCF
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) UML
4 2 (22.22%) VC++
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) ASN.1
5 1 (11.11%) Software Testing

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) NUnit
2 2 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (11.11%) Moq
3 1 (11.11%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
1 2 (22.22%) Developer
1 2 (22.22%) Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Agile C# Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Angular Developer
2 1 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) UAT Manager
2 1 (11.11%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (33.33%) CSS
2 3 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (22.22%) WCF
4 1 (11.11%) CSS3
4 1 (11.11%) HTML5
4 1 (11.11%) jQuery
4 1 (11.11%) RESTful
4 1 (11.11%) StructureMap
4 1 (11.11%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) MVC
1 5 (55.56%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (22.22%) Domain-Driven Design
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) UML
3 1 (11.11%) ATDD
3 1 (11.11%) CQRS
3 1 (11.11%) ERP
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 1 (11.11%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) C++
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) VC++
4 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) SAP
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