The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
South East / Surrey
Rank 66 91 87
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -4
Contract jobs citing MSTest 8 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.86% 0.25% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.79% 1.22% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 2
Median daily rate £408 £450 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.44% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £450 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Development Applications Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
167 246 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 17.92% 20.57% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 195 107
Median daily rate £425 £425 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £326 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 2
Median hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.13 £40.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.54% +9.45%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSTest across the Surrey region.

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 18 January 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
Woking -7 5 £425 -
MSTest
South East

MSTest
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 Surrey region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 9 (100.00%) SOAP
1 9 (100.00%) XML
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
1 9 (100.00%) NUnit
1 9 (100.00%) Selenium
1 9 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 9 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 9 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (100.00%) RESTful
1 9 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 9 (100.00%) MVVM
1 9 (100.00%) BDD
1 9 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 9 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Test Strategy
2 8 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (88.89%) Kanban
3 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Publishing
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (11.11%) .NET

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey 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:

Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 9 (100.00%) NUnit
1 9 (100.00%) Selenium
1 9 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 9 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (100.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Test Automation Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Test Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Automation Test Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) RESTful
1 9 (100.00%) SOAP
1 9 (100.00%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) BDD
1 9 (100.00%) MVVM
1 9 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
2 8 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (88.89%) Kanban
2 8 (88.89%) Test Strategy
3 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft