The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 50 53 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.23% 0.20% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.95% 1.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £356
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Yorkshire region.

Development Applications Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
105 79 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 24.08% 15.74% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 50 18
Median daily rate £425 £450 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £265 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £566 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +15.38%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Yorkshire region citing MSTest as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

MSTest
Top 21 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (80.00%) ADO.NET
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (80.00%) WCF
2 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Entity Framework
2 4 (80.00%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) WinForms
4 1 (20.00%) Logistics
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) .NET Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (60.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (80.00%) ADO.NET
2 4 (80.00%) Entity Framework
2 4 (80.00%) Unity DI Container
2 4 (80.00%) WCF
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) MVC
1 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Logistics
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft