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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 140 129 136
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.034% 0.39% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.25% 2.78% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 5
Median daily rate £375 £405 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +24.61%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £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 - - -
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
406 432 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.75% 13.87% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 284 243
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 £308 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 29
Median hourly rate £42.45 £37.04 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.60% +1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £32.54 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £44.46 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%

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 26 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Wiltshire -13 1 £375 -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 3 (60.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) VC++
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) UML
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) RESTful
3 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (20.00%) Moq
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SAP ERP
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) CppUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (20.00%) StructureMap
3 1 (20.00%) CSS3
3 1 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (20.00%) CQRS
3 1 (20.00%) Web Application Development

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 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) ASN.1
1 1 (20.00%) RTP
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (20.00%) CppUnit
2 1 (20.00%) Moq
2 1 (20.00%) NUnit
2 1 (20.00%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Agile C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Angular Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C++ Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) C++/C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) RESTful
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) CSS3
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) StructureMap
2 1 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (20.00%) WCF
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (40.00%) UML
2 1 (20.00%) CQRS
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) VC++
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) SAP