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 22 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
England / South West
Rank 135 140 139
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.037% 0.17% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.19% 1.13% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 10
Median daily rate £450 £313 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £356
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £44.75 -
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 West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
527 442 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.50% 14.76% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 300 323
Median daily rate £375 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 22
Median hourly rate £39.50 £41.80 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.50% +4.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £31.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.85 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Somerset - 1 £450 -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 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 West region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) PowerPivot
2 1 (50.00%) MSBuild
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel

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 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (50.00%) PowerPivot
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) MSBuild
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Build and Release Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Build Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Release Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft