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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 603 591 581
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -10
Contract jobs citing MSTest 35 52 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.093% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.42% 0.69% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 30 32
Median daily rate £400 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £323 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £525
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 - - -

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
8329 7492 6886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.58% 13.35% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5736 4950 4380
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 124 158
Median hourly rate £41.25 £37.25 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.75% -1.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £22.40 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.15 £52.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+9.47% -0.92%

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 1 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 28 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 1 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 -17 30 £400 +6.66% 34
London -16 18 £438 +12.90% 7
City of London +32 5 £425 +1.13% 2
South Wales - 5 £475 -
Wales - 5 £475 -
Cardiff - 5 £475 -
South East +2 4 £400 +33.33% 11
East Midlands +1 4 £325 - 2
Nottinghamshire +1 3 £338 - 1
Nottingham -6 3 £338 - 1
Berkshire -1 2 £400 - 1
Cambridge - 2 £331 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £331 - 5
Cambridgeshire - 2 £331 - 1
East Sussex +6 1 £425 +21.42% 1
Brighton +2 1 £425 +21.42% 1
Reading -6 1 - - 1
Windsor - 1 £400 -
Westminster - 1 £425 -
Leicester - 1 £313 -
Leamington Spa - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £313 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 91 (85.85%) C#
2 83 (78.30%) .NET
3 76 (71.70%) NUnit
4 69 (65.09%) WCF
5 67 (63.21%) Agile Software Development
6 58 (54.72%) TDD
7 57 (53.77%) Unit Testing
8 52 (49.06%) SQL
9 51 (48.11%) JavaScript
10 50 (47.17%) SQL Server
11 47 (44.34%) HTML
11 47 (44.34%) MVC
12 44 (41.51%) Finance
13 38 (35.85%) CSS
13 38 (35.85%) jQuery
14 37 (34.91%) Scrum
15 36 (33.96%) Continuous Integration
16 34 (32.08%) ASP.NET Web API
17 33 (31.13%) HTML5
18 32 (30.19%) Visual Studio
19 31 (29.25%) AngularJS
20 30 (28.30%) BDD
20 30 (28.30%) .NET Framework
21 29 (27.36%) Unity DI Container
21 29 (27.36%) CSS3
22 27 (25.47%) OO
23 26 (24.53%) T-SQL
24 25 (23.58%) Web Development
25 24 (22.64%) ASP.NET
26 23 (21.70%) SOA

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 10 (9.43%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.60%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.89%) IIS
3 2 (1.89%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.94%) CMS
4 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (13.21%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.94%) MS Office
2 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (9.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (7.55%) Beauchamp
3 3 (2.83%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.94%) Endur
4 1 (0.94%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.94%) Force.com
3 1 (0.94%) Office 365
3 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.89%) HTTP
1 2 (1.89%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.94%) ASN.1
2 1 (0.94%) DNS
2 1 (0.94%) Internet
2 1 (0.94%) RTP
2 1 (0.94%) SSL
2 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (47.17%) SQL Server
2 15 (14.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (11.32%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.77%) Couchbase
5 4 (3.77%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.77%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.94%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 76 (71.70%) NUnit
2 32 (30.19%) Visual Studio
3 21 (19.81%) MbUnit
4 20 (18.87%) Moq
4 20 (18.87%) Rhino Mocks
5 19 (17.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (11.32%) Selenium
6 12 (11.32%) SpecFlow
7 7 (6.60%) TeamCity
8 6 (5.66%) Cucumber
9 5 (4.72%) Git (software)
9 5 (4.72%) Jenkins
10 3 (2.83%) Jasmine
10 3 (2.83%) Mercurial
10 3 (2.83%) NSubstitute
10 3 (2.83%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (1.89%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.89%) NuGet
11 2 (1.89%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (1.89%) WebDriver
General
1 44 (41.51%) Finance
2 11 (10.38%) Back Office
3 5 (4.72%) Banking
4 3 (2.83%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.89%) Retail
6 1 (0.94%) Front Office
6 1 (0.94%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.94%) Publishing
6 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 79 (74.53%) Developer
2 33 (31.13%) C# Developer
3 27 (25.47%) Agile Developer
4 26 (24.53%) Senior Developer
5 19 (17.92%) .NET Developer
6 18 (16.98%) Senior Agile Developer
7 13 (12.26%) Analyst
8 10 (9.43%) Test Analyst
9 9 (8.49%) Agile C# Developer
10 8 (7.55%) Angular Developer
10 8 (7.55%) Consultant
10 8 (7.55%) CRM Consultant
10 8 (7.55%) CRM Technical Consultant
10 8 (7.55%) Software Developer
10 8 (7.55%) SQL Developer
10 8 (7.55%) Technical Consultant
11 7 (6.60%) CRM Developer
12 6 (5.66%) C# .NET Developer
13 5 (4.72%) Technical Developer
14 4 (3.77%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (78.30%) .NET
2 69 (65.09%) WCF
3 47 (44.34%) HTML
4 38 (35.85%) CSS
4 38 (35.85%) jQuery
5 34 (32.08%) ASP.NET Web API
6 33 (31.13%) HTML5
7 31 (29.25%) AngularJS
8 30 (28.30%) .NET Framework
9 29 (27.36%) CSS3
9 29 (27.36%) Unity DI Container
10 24 (22.64%) ASP.NET
11 22 (20.75%) KnockoutJS
11 22 (20.75%) Web Services
12 21 (19.81%) RESTful
13 17 (16.04%) Entity Framework
13 17 (16.04%) REST
14 15 (14.15%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (14.15%) SOAP
15 14 (13.21%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.55%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (6.60%) Hedge funds
3 6 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.83%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.94%) Contactless
5 1 (0.94%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.94%) Derivative
5 1 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.94%) User Experience
5 1 (0.94%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.94%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.81%) Windows
2 2 (1.89%) Linux
2 2 (1.89%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.94%) Android
3 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.94%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (63.21%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (54.72%) TDD
3 57 (53.77%) Unit Testing
4 47 (44.34%) MVC
5 37 (34.91%) Scrum
6 36 (33.96%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (28.30%) BDD
8 27 (25.47%) OO
9 25 (23.58%) Web Development
10 23 (21.70%) SOA
11 22 (20.75%) ATDD
11 22 (20.75%) DevOps
12 21 (19.81%) Mentoring
12 21 (19.81%) Test-First Development
13 19 (17.92%) Dependency Injection
14 16 (15.09%) Automated Testing
15 14 (13.21%) Workflow
16 13 (12.26%) Multithreading
16 13 (12.26%) Software Engineering
16 13 (12.26%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 91 (85.85%) C#
2 52 (49.06%) SQL
3 51 (48.11%) JavaScript
4 26 (24.53%) T-SQL
5 21 (19.81%) TypeScript
6 8 (7.55%) PL/SQL
7 5 (4.72%) Java
8 3 (2.83%) C++
9 2 (1.89%) C
9 2 (1.89%) VC++
10 1 (0.94%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.94%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.94%) Python
10 1 (0.94%) VB
10 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.94%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (6.60%) ISEB
2 5 (4.72%) Degree
3 3 (2.83%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.94%) HNC
4 1 (0.94%) HND
4 1 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.60%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (7.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.94%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (21.70%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.21%) Oracle
3 4 (3.77%) Sybase
4 2 (1.89%) JD Edwards
4 2 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.94%) IBM
5 1 (0.94%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.94%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.94%) SAP
5 1 (0.94%) Spiceworks
5 1 (0.94%) Splunk
5 1 (0.94%) VMware
5 1 (0.94%) Xamarin
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