The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the South West region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 135 97 -
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 8 22 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% 0.94% -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.72% 7.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 0
Average daily rate £325 £525 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £338
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
465 300 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.98% 12.76% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 188 263
Average daily rate £350 £325 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 30
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.35 £30.80 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £47.50 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
MSTest
England

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 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Somerset -23 4 £325 +6.55%
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Devon - - - - 2
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 11 (91.67%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (58.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) NUnit
3 6 (50.00%) .NET
4 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
4 5 (41.67%) MVC
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) BDD
4 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 4 (33.33%) WCF
5 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 4 (33.33%) Functional Testing
6 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (25.00%) Moq
6 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (25.00%) Silverlight
6 3 (25.00%) jQuery
7 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 2 (16.67%) WPF
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
7 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (16.67%) MVVM

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) ArcGIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (50.00%) NUnit
3 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
4 3 (25.00%) Moq
5 1 (8.33%) xUnit.net
5 1 (8.33%) Subversion
5 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (8.33%) Mercurial
5 1 (8.33%) Rhino Mocks
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) C# Developer
3 4 (33.33%) Consultant
3 4 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 4 (33.33%) Test Consultant
4 3 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 1 (8.33%) WPF Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Silverlight Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 4 (33.33%) WCF
3 3 (25.00%) jQuery
3 3 (25.00%) Silverlight
3 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (16.67%) Ninject
4 2 (16.67%) WPF
5 1 (8.33%) Web Services
5 1 (8.33%) Spring.NET
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (8.33%) StructureMap
5 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (8.33%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (8.33%) REST
5 1 (8.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (8.33%) Backbone.js
5 1 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (8.33%) RIA
1 1 (8.33%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) MVC
1 5 (41.67%) BDD
2 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
3 2 (16.67%) MVVM
4 1 (8.33%) UML
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum-ban
4 1 (8.33%) ATDD
4 1 (8.33%) CQRS
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) ESRI
South West England
CPS Group
Rate: Flexible upon Experience
Posted: 7 days ago
Wiltshire
Jam Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £700 per day
Posted: 17 days ago