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 21 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
UK
Rank 524 568 567
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -1
Contract jobs citing MSTest 72 56 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.94% 0.75% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 35 42
Median daily rate £421 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.94% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £328 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £356
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £51.25 £44.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.52% -
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 across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7653 7455 7018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.88% 14.57% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5117 4924 4667
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 205 127
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 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
England +36 63 £425 - 34
London +6 28 £430 - 7
Yorkshire +16 10 £300 - 4
City of London -5 10 £425 - 1
Nottingham - 10 £363 -
East Midlands - 10 £363 -
Nottinghamshire - 10 £363 -
West Yorkshire +24 9 £300 - 3
South East +15 9 £400 +6.66% 10
Leeds +12 9 £300 - 3
Cardiff - 8 £185 -
South Wales - 8 £185 - 1
Wales - 8 £185 - 2
West Midlands +6 5 £563 +60.71% 4
Hampshire +15 4 £425 - 3
Coventry - 4 £563 -
Surrey +14 3 £385 -6.66% 2
Andover - 3 £425 - 1
Woking -7 2 £409 +9.00%
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
Berkshire +19 1 - -
Reading +10 1 - -
South Yorkshire -1 1 - -
South West -2 1 £450 +44.00% 2
Somerset - 1 £450 -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Bath - 1 £450 -

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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 with a requirement for MSTest.

1 106 (77.37%) C#
2 104 (75.91%) .NET
3 79 (57.66%) SQL
4 78 (56.93%) NUnit
5 73 (53.28%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (49.64%) WCF
7 67 (48.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 66 (48.18%) Microsoft
9 65 (47.45%) SQL Server
10 60 (43.80%) .NET Framework
11 56 (40.88%) TDD
12 53 (38.69%) ASP.NET
13 51 (37.23%) Entity Framework
14 49 (35.77%) JavaScript
15 47 (34.31%) Web Services
16 45 (32.85%) T-SQL
17 42 (30.66%) Scrum
18 39 (28.47%) MVC
18 39 (28.47%) Microsoft Azure
19 36 (26.28%) SpecFlow
20 35 (25.55%) Unit Testing
20 35 (25.55%) HTML
21 33 (24.09%) Selenium
22 31 (22.63%) BDD
22 31 (22.63%) SOAP
23 29 (21.17%) ASP.NET MVC
23 29 (21.17%) RESTful
23 29 (21.17%) Kanban
24 28 (20.44%) Unity DI Container
25 27 (19.71%) ASP.NET Web API

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 25 (18.25%) SharePoint
2 10 (7.30%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (5.84%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (5.11%) IIS
5 6 (4.38%) EPiServer
6 4 (2.92%) NServiceBus
7 3 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.73%) CMS
8 1 (0.73%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.73%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.73%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.73%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (10.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (8.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (28.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.57%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.65%) IaaS
3 5 (3.65%) PaaS
4 4 (2.92%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (2.92%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (2.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (47.45%) SQL Server
2 18 (13.14%) NoSQL
3 16 (11.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (8.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (8.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (7.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (5.84%) Relational Database
7 7 (5.11%) RDBMS
8 6 (4.38%) MongoDB
8 6 (4.38%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (3.65%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (2.92%) MySQL
10 4 (2.92%) Oracle Database
10 4 (2.92%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (1.46%) GIS
12 1 (0.73%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.73%) PerformancePoint
12 1 (0.73%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 78 (56.93%) NUnit
2 67 (48.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (26.28%) SpecFlow
4 33 (24.09%) Selenium
5 27 (19.71%) Visual Studio
6 23 (16.79%) Git (software)
7 21 (15.33%) MSBuild
8 20 (14.60%) WebDriver
9 12 (8.76%) Moq
10 7 (5.11%) Jenkins
10 7 (5.11%) NuGet
11 6 (4.38%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (3.65%) Cucumber
12 5 (3.65%) TeamCity
12 5 (3.65%) webpack
13 4 (2.92%) JIRA
13 4 (2.92%) ReSharper
14 3 (2.19%) NCover
14 3 (2.19%) NDepend
14 3 (2.19%) StyleCop
General
1 20 (14.60%) Finance
2 7 (5.11%) Advertising
2 7 (5.11%) Retail
3 5 (3.65%) Back Office
3 5 (3.65%) Publishing
4 2 (1.46%) Banking
4 2 (1.46%) Marketing
5 1 (0.73%) Electronics
5 1 (0.73%) Legal
5 1 (0.73%) Local Government
5 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 82 (59.85%) Developer
2 50 (36.50%) C# Developer
3 44 (32.12%) .NET Developer
4 21 (15.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 20 (14.60%) Senior Developer
6 18 (13.14%) Software Developer
7 14 (10.22%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 13 (9.49%) Tester
9 12 (8.76%) Analyst
9 12 (8.76%) ASP.NET Developer
9 12 (8.76%) Consultant
9 12 (8.76%) Test Analyst
10 10 (7.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (7.30%) C# Software Developer
10 10 (7.30%) CRM Consultant
10 10 (7.30%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
10 10 (7.30%) Microsoft Consultant
10 10 (7.30%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
10 10 (7.30%) Senior .NET Developer
11 9 (6.57%) CRM Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (75.91%) .NET
2 68 (49.64%) WCF
3 60 (43.80%) .NET Framework
4 53 (38.69%) ASP.NET
5 51 (37.23%) Entity Framework
6 47 (34.31%) Web Services
7 35 (25.55%) HTML
8 31 (22.63%) SOAP
9 29 (21.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 29 (21.17%) RESTful
10 28 (20.44%) Unity DI Container
11 27 (19.71%) ASP.NET Web API
11 27 (19.71%) XML
12 25 (18.25%) REST
13 23 (16.79%) CSS
14 12 (8.76%) jQuery
15 8 (5.84%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 7 (5.11%) Ajax
16 7 (5.11%) React
16 7 (5.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.84%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.65%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.19%) User Experience
4 2 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.46%) NHS
5 1 (0.73%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.73%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.73%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.73%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.33%) Windows
2 1 (0.73%) Windows 8
2 1 (0.73%) Windows Phone
2 1 (0.73%) Windows Server
2 1 (0.73%) Windows Vista
2 1 (0.73%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (53.28%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (40.88%) TDD
3 42 (30.66%) Scrum
4 39 (28.47%) MVC
5 35 (25.55%) Unit Testing
6 31 (22.63%) BDD
7 29 (21.17%) Kanban
8 25 (18.25%) SOLID
9 24 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (17.52%) OO
10 21 (15.33%) OOP
11 19 (13.87%) Automated Testing
11 19 (13.87%) Dependency Injection
12 18 (13.14%) Test Automation
13 17 (12.41%) Business Analysis
13 17 (12.41%) SOA
14 16 (11.68%) DevOps
15 15 (10.95%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (10.22%) Mentoring
17 13 (9.49%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 106 (77.37%) C#
2 79 (57.66%) SQL
3 49 (35.77%) JavaScript
4 45 (32.85%) T-SQL
5 22 (16.06%) PowerShell
6 11 (8.03%) Java
7 6 (4.38%) TypeScript
8 5 (3.65%) ES6
8 5 (3.65%) VB
9 4 (2.92%) F#
10 2 (1.46%) C++
10 2 (1.46%) Python
11 1 (0.73%) C
11 1 (0.73%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.73%) XAML
Qualifications
1 9 (6.57%) Degree
2 8 (5.84%) ISTQB
3 7 (5.11%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.38%) HNC
4 6 (4.38%) HND
5 3 (2.19%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.92%) QA
System Software
1 10 (7.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.46%) Docker
3 1 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (2.19%) Perfmon
2 1 (0.73%) Ansible
2 1 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.73%) Puppet
Vendors
1 66 (48.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.38%) Oracle
3 1 (0.73%) IBM
3 1 (0.73%) SAP
3 1 (0.73%) Telerik
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