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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 597 621 565
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -56
Contract jobs citing MSTest 56 37 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.063% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.63% 0.46% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 22 43
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £303 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
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
8866 8048 7303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.39% 13.78% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5973 5274 4663
Median daily rate £428 £400 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 161 134
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £23.75 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +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 26 August 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 30 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 26 August 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 +15 49 £409 +2.12% 33
London -6 25 £431 +1.47% 8
South East +26 14 £400 +23.07% 7
City of London +34 10 £423 +5.61% 2
Berkshire - 8 £400 -
Reading - 7 £388 -
Wales - 7 £475 - 2
South Wales - 7 £475 - 1
Cardiff - 6 £475 -
East Midlands - 5 £356 - 3
Nottingham - 5 £356 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 5 £356 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £475 -
Kent - 2 £275 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £475 -
Cambridgeshire +23 1 £288 -11.53% 2
East of England +14 1 £288 -25.80% 3
West Yorkshire +7 1 - - 4
Yorkshire -2 1 - - 5
Midlands - 1 £500 -
North East - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 £425 - 5
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - - 1
Bradford - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £288 - 1
Windsor - 1 £400 -
Bridgend - 1 £250 -
Southport - 1 £425 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 88 (84.62%) C#
2 81 (77.88%) .NET
3 66 (63.46%) NUnit
4 64 (61.54%) WCF
5 62 (59.62%) Unit Testing
6 56 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (46.15%) JavaScript
8 46 (44.23%) SQL Server
8 46 (44.23%) Finance
9 43 (41.35%) TDD
10 42 (40.38%) MVC
11 41 (39.42%) SQL
12 40 (38.46%) HTML
13 37 (35.58%) Visual Studio
14 35 (33.65%) BDD
15 33 (31.73%) .NET Framework
16 32 (30.77%) CSS
16 32 (30.77%) Web Services
17 31 (29.81%) jQuery
17 31 (29.81%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (29.81%) Team Foundation Server
18 30 (28.85%) Entity Framework
18 30 (28.85%) ASP.NET
18 30 (28.85%) Microsoft
18 30 (28.85%) Scrum
19 28 (26.92%) AngularJS
20 26 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
20 26 (25.00%) SOAP
20 26 (25.00%) HTML5
21 25 (24.04%) REST

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 11 (10.58%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (9.62%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.92%) IIS
4 1 (0.96%) CMS
4 1 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.96%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (7.69%) Beauchamp
3 2 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.96%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.92%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.92%) Force.com
3 2 (1.92%) SaaS
4 1 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.96%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.92%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.96%) DNS
2 1 (0.96%) Internet
2 1 (0.96%) RTP
2 1 (0.96%) SSL
2 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (44.23%) SQL Server
2 16 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (12.50%) NoSQL
4 11 (10.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (9.62%) MongoDB
6 8 (7.69%) Couchbase
7 5 (4.81%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.96%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.96%) MySQL
9 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 66 (63.46%) NUnit
2 37 (35.58%) Visual Studio
3 31 (29.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (21.15%) MbUnit
4 22 (21.15%) Selenium
5 20 (19.23%) SpecFlow
6 15 (14.42%) Rhino Mocks
7 14 (13.46%) Moq
8 10 (9.62%) Git (software)
8 10 (9.62%) TeamCity
9 8 (7.69%) Jenkins
10 7 (6.73%) Mercurial
11 5 (4.81%) Cucumber
11 5 (4.81%) JIRA
12 4 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (3.85%) WebDriver
13 3 (2.88%) HP UFT
13 3 (2.88%) Jasmine
13 3 (2.88%) NSubstitute
14 2 (1.92%) MSBuild
General
1 46 (44.23%) Finance
2 6 (5.77%) Back Office
3 5 (4.81%) Banking
4 3 (2.88%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.88%) Retail
5 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.96%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (68.27%) Developer
2 30 (28.85%) C# Developer
3 23 (22.12%) .NET Developer
4 21 (20.19%) Senior Developer
5 17 (16.35%) Agile Developer
6 15 (14.42%) Senior Agile Developer
7 14 (13.46%) Consultant
8 10 (9.62%) CRM Consultant
9 9 (8.65%) Analyst
9 9 (8.65%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (7.69%) CRM Technical Consultant
10 8 (7.69%) SQL Developer
10 8 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
11 7 (6.73%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
11 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Consultant
11 7 (6.73%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
11 7 (6.73%) Test Analyst
12 6 (5.77%) CRM Developer
12 6 (5.77%) Software Developer
12 6 (5.77%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (77.88%) .NET
2 64 (61.54%) WCF
3 40 (38.46%) HTML
4 33 (31.73%) .NET Framework
5 32 (30.77%) CSS
5 32 (30.77%) Web Services
6 31 (29.81%) jQuery
7 30 (28.85%) ASP.NET
7 30 (28.85%) Entity Framework
8 28 (26.92%) AngularJS
9 26 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 26 (25.00%) HTML5
9 26 (25.00%) SOAP
10 25 (24.04%) KnockoutJS
10 25 (24.04%) REST
10 25 (24.04%) Unity DI Container
11 23 (22.12%) CSS3
12 19 (18.27%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (14.42%) WPF
14 11 (10.58%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.65%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (6.73%) Hedge funds
3 6 (5.77%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.85%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.92%) NHS
8 1 (0.96%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.96%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.96%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.96%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.27%) Windows
2 3 (2.88%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.92%) Android
3 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (59.62%) Unit Testing
2 56 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (41.35%) TDD
4 42 (40.38%) MVC
5 35 (33.65%) BDD
6 31 (29.81%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (28.85%) Scrum
8 25 (24.04%) ATDD
8 25 (24.04%) OO
9 24 (23.08%) DevOps
9 24 (23.08%) Web Development
10 22 (21.15%) Automated Testing
10 22 (21.15%) Test-First Development
11 19 (18.27%) CRM
12 18 (17.31%) Workflow
13 17 (16.35%) Mentoring
14 15 (14.42%) Dependency Injection
14 15 (14.42%) SDLC
15 14 (13.46%) SOA
16 13 (12.50%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 88 (84.62%) C#
2 48 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 41 (39.42%) SQL
4 22 (21.15%) TypeScript
5 15 (14.42%) T-SQL
6 8 (7.69%) PL/SQL
7 6 (5.77%) Java
8 2 (1.92%) Apex Code
8 2 (1.92%) C
9 1 (0.96%) C++
9 1 (0.96%) Python
9 1 (0.96%) VB
9 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.96%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (8.65%) ISEB
2 8 (7.69%) Degree
3 6 (5.77%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.88%) HNC
4 3 (2.88%) HND
5 1 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.77%) QA
System Software
1 10 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.96%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.96%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 30 (28.85%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.46%) Oracle
3 4 (3.85%) Sybase
4 3 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.92%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.96%) IBM
6 1 (0.96%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.96%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.96%) Spiceworks
6 1 (0.96%) VMware
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