The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - 70 -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales - 0.29% -
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.98% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £513 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £331 £413
% change year-on-year
+14.71% -19.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
MSTest
UK

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

Development Applications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
207 204 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 25.75% 29.57% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 179 122
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £321 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in Wales

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 6 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Gherkin
2 5 (83.33%) ATDD
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (83.33%) Couchbase
2 5 (83.33%) AngularJS
2 5 (83.33%) Jenkins
2 5 (83.33%) TypeScript
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (83.33%) DevOps
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Mercurial
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (83.33%) HTML5
2 5 (83.33%) MbUnit
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
2 5 (83.33%) MongoDB
2 5 (83.33%) NoSQL
2 5 (83.33%) CSS3
2 5 (83.33%) KnockoutJS
2 5 (83.33%) SpecFlow
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) TeamCity
2 5 (83.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 5 (83.33%) Test-First Development
2 5 (83.33%) NUnit
2 5 (83.33%) Web Development
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) Couchbase
1 5 (83.33%) MongoDB
1 5 (83.33%) NoSQL
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (83.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (83.33%) Jenkins
2 5 (83.33%) MbUnit
2 5 (83.33%) Mercurial
2 5 (83.33%) NUnit
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) SpecFlow
2 5 (83.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) .NET Developer
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) Gherkin
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) AngularJS
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (83.33%) CSS
2 5 (83.33%) CSS3
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) HTML5
2 5 (83.33%) jQuery
2 5 (83.33%) KnockoutJS
2 5 (83.33%) WCF
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) ATDD
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) DevOps
2 5 (83.33%) MVC
2 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Test-First Development
2 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
1 5 (83.33%) TypeScript
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle