The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales - - -
As % of the Development Applications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.75 - -
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
142 159 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 21.81% 22.75% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 86 43
Average daily rate £363 £450 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £530 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £66.00 - £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing MSTest also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MSTest.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Test-First Development
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Web Development
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Mercurial
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) MbUnit
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (100.00%) CSS3
1 2 (100.00%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (100.00%) ATDD
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Couchbase
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing MSTest also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MSTest. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Couchbase
1 2 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) MbUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Mercurial
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Agile .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Agile C# Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) CSS3
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) ATDD
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Test-First Development
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) TypeScript