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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - 135 139
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.28% 0.067%
As % of the Development Applications category - 2.11% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 1
Median daily rate - £405 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.97%
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 West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
465 427 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.28% 13.32% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 296 243
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 22
Median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.90 £30.51 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £43.83 £39.00
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 West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 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 West region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) RESTful
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) NUnit
2 1 (33.33%) SAP ERP
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) CppUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (33.33%) Moq
2 1 (33.33%) StructureMap
2 1 (33.33%) CSS3
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) CQRS
2 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) RTP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) CppUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Moq
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) C# Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Agile C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Angular Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C++ Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C++/C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) CSS3
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) StructureMap
2 1 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) CQRS
2 1 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP