The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 611 623 577
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -46
Contract jobs citing MSTest 50 40 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.070% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.57% 0.52% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 22 37
Median daily rate £400 £399 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.31% -0.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £325 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £398 £338
% change year-on-year
-2.51% +17.77%
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 across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
8742 7657 7008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.24% 13.41% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5985 5058 4494
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 129 153
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £23.95 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £51.30 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.82%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MSTest
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSTest within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

MSTest Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MSTest
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MSTest within the UK.

MSTest Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MSTest
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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
England +20 43 £375 -5.95% 36
London 0 22 £475 +18.75% 8
South East +21 11 £388 +19.23% 9
Berkshire +1 7 £388 -
Cardiff - 7 £475 - 1
South Wales - 7 £475 - 1
Wales - 7 £475 - 1
City of London +54 6 £411 +2.49% 2
Reading +10 6 £375 -
East Midlands +6 6 £338 - 2
Nottinghamshire +1 6 £338 - 1
Nottingham -4 6 £338 - 1
East of England +22 2 £331 +1.92% 4
Cambridgeshire +18 2 £331 +1.92% 1
Cambridge - 2 £331 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
Kent - 2 £275 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Windsor - 1 £400 -
Leamington Spa - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 with a requirement for MSTest.

1 101 (89.38%) C#
2 92 (81.42%) .NET
3 79 (69.91%) NUnit
4 77 (68.14%) WCF
5 69 (61.06%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (55.75%) Unit Testing
7 59 (52.21%) TDD
7 59 (52.21%) JavaScript
7 59 (52.21%) SQL Server
8 51 (45.13%) MVC
9 50 (44.25%) HTML
9 50 (44.25%) SQL
10 48 (42.48%) Finance
11 43 (38.05%) CSS
12 42 (37.17%) jQuery
13 38 (33.63%) AngularJS
14 37 (32.74%) HTML5
15 36 (31.86%) .NET Framework
15 36 (31.86%) Visual Studio
16 35 (30.97%) Continuous Integration
16 35 (30.97%) ASP.NET Web API
17 34 (30.09%) BDD
17 34 (30.09%) CSS3
17 34 (30.09%) Scrum
18 32 (28.32%) Unity DI Container
19 30 (26.55%) OO
20 29 (25.66%) ASP.NET
21 28 (24.78%) Web Services
21 28 (24.78%) SOA
21 28 (24.78%) KnockoutJS

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills 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 12 (10.62%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (8.85%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.77%) IIS
4 1 (0.88%) CMS
4 1 (0.88%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (12.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
2 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (9.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (7.08%) Beauchamp
3 3 (2.65%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.88%) Endur
4 1 (0.88%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.77%) Force.com
2 2 (1.77%) SaaS
3 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.77%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.88%) DNS
2 1 (0.88%) HTTP
2 1 (0.88%) Internet
2 1 (0.88%) RTP
2 1 (0.88%) SSL
2 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (52.21%) SQL Server
2 20 (17.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (15.93%) NoSQL
4 10 (8.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (7.96%) MongoDB
6 8 (7.08%) Couchbase
7 4 (3.54%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 79 (69.91%) NUnit
2 36 (31.86%) Visual Studio
3 26 (23.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (22.12%) MbUnit
5 23 (20.35%) Rhino Mocks
6 21 (18.58%) Moq
7 15 (13.27%) SpecFlow
8 14 (12.39%) Selenium
9 10 (8.85%) TeamCity
10 8 (7.08%) Git (software)
10 8 (7.08%) Jenkins
11 7 (6.19%) Mercurial
12 6 (5.31%) Cucumber
13 3 (2.65%) HP UFT
13 3 (2.65%) Jasmine
13 3 (2.65%) NSubstitute
14 2 (1.77%) NuGet
14 2 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
14 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio Team System
14 2 (1.77%) WebDriver
General
1 48 (42.48%) Finance
2 10 (8.85%) Back Office
3 5 (4.42%) Banking
4 3 (2.65%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.77%) Retail
5 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 89 (78.76%) Developer
2 38 (33.63%) C# Developer
3 27 (23.89%) Agile Developer
3 27 (23.89%) Senior Developer
4 25 (22.12%) .NET Developer
5 18 (15.93%) Senior Agile Developer
6 12 (10.62%) Consultant
7 11 (9.73%) Software Developer
8 10 (8.85%) Analyst
9 9 (7.96%) Agile C# Developer
9 9 (7.96%) Angular Developer
9 9 (7.96%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (7.96%) CRM Consultant
9 9 (7.96%) CRM Technical Consultant
9 9 (7.96%) Technical Consultant
10 8 (7.08%) SQL Developer
10 8 (7.08%) Test Analyst
11 7 (6.19%) CRM Developer
12 6 (5.31%) C# WCF Developer
12 6 (5.31%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (81.42%) .NET
2 77 (68.14%) WCF
3 50 (44.25%) HTML
4 43 (38.05%) CSS
5 42 (37.17%) jQuery
6 38 (33.63%) AngularJS
7 37 (32.74%) HTML5
8 36 (31.86%) .NET Framework
9 35 (30.97%) ASP.NET Web API
10 34 (30.09%) CSS3
11 32 (28.32%) Unity DI Container
12 29 (25.66%) ASP.NET
13 28 (24.78%) KnockoutJS
13 28 (24.78%) Web Services
14 26 (23.01%) Entity Framework
15 23 (20.35%) RESTful
16 22 (19.47%) REST
16 22 (19.47%) SOAP
17 18 (15.93%) ASP.NET MVC
18 15 (13.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.08%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (6.19%) Hedge funds
3 6 (5.31%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.54%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.65%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.77%) NHS
8 1 (0.88%) Contactless
8 1 (0.88%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.88%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.88%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 22 (19.47%) Windows
2 2 (1.77%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (61.06%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (55.75%) Unit Testing
3 59 (52.21%) TDD
4 51 (45.13%) MVC
5 35 (30.97%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (30.09%) BDD
6 34 (30.09%) Scrum
7 30 (26.55%) OO
8 28 (24.78%) SOA
8 28 (24.78%) Web Development
9 26 (23.01%) ATDD
10 25 (22.12%) DevOps
10 25 (22.12%) Test-First Development
11 22 (19.47%) Dependency Injection
12 21 (18.58%) Mentoring
12 21 (18.58%) SDLC
13 19 (16.81%) Automated Testing
14 15 (13.27%) Workflow
15 14 (12.39%) CRM
16 13 (11.50%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 101 (89.38%) C#
2 59 (52.21%) JavaScript
3 50 (44.25%) SQL
4 27 (23.89%) T-SQL
5 25 (22.12%) TypeScript
6 8 (7.08%) Java
6 8 (7.08%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.77%) Apex Code
7 2 (1.77%) C
8 1 (0.88%) C++
8 1 (0.88%) Python
8 1 (0.88%) VB
8 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.88%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (6.19%) Degree
1 7 (6.19%) ISEB
2 3 (2.65%) HNC
2 3 (2.65%) HND
2 3 (2.65%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.31%) QA
System Software
1 9 (7.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.88%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (23.01%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.50%) Oracle
3 4 (3.54%) Sybase
4 3 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.77%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.88%) IBM
6 1 (0.88%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.88%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.88%) SAP
6 1 (0.88%) Spiceworks
6 1 (0.88%) VMware
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