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 25 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 49 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSTest 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.32% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 6.50% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Median daily rate £475 - -
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 - - -
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
123 169 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 20.26% 18.41% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 128 88
Median daily rate £445 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £493 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £42.25 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSTest across the Wales region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

MSTest Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Wales region over the 3 months to 25 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
South Wales - 8 £475 - 1
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 25 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 25 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (96.00%) TDD
2 24 (96.00%) Test-First Development
2 24 (96.00%) NUnit
2 24 (96.00%) MVC
2 24 (96.00%) Web Development
2 24 (96.00%) WCF
2 24 (96.00%) .NET
2 24 (96.00%) C#
2 24 (96.00%) HTML
2 24 (96.00%) JavaScript
2 24 (96.00%) CSS
2 24 (96.00%) jQuery
2 24 (96.00%) Unit Testing
2 24 (96.00%) Continuous Integration
2 24 (96.00%) HTML5
2 24 (96.00%) MbUnit
2 24 (96.00%) BDD
2 24 (96.00%) CSS3
2 24 (96.00%) KnockoutJS
2 24 (96.00%) ATDD
2 24 (96.00%) TypeScript
2 24 (96.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 24 (96.00%) AngularJS
3 23 (92.00%) DevOps
4 18 (72.00%) Scrum
5 17 (68.00%) Finance
6 16 (64.00%) Mentoring
7 8 (32.00%) Gherkin

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 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) Couchbase
1 8 (32.00%) MongoDB
1 8 (32.00%) NoSQL
2 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 24 (96.00%) MbUnit
2 24 (96.00%) NUnit
3 8 (32.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (32.00%) TeamCity
4 7 (28.00%) Git (software)
4 7 (28.00%) Mercurial
4 7 (28.00%) Selenium
4 7 (28.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (68.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (96.00%) Developer
2 17 (68.00%) Agile Developer
2 17 (68.00%) Senior Agile Developer
2 17 (68.00%) Senior Developer
3 8 (32.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Agile .NET Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (96.00%) .NET
1 24 (96.00%) AngularJS
1 24 (96.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 24 (96.00%) CSS
1 24 (96.00%) CSS3
1 24 (96.00%) HTML
1 24 (96.00%) HTML5
1 24 (96.00%) jQuery
1 24 (96.00%) KnockoutJS
1 24 (96.00%) WCF
2 8 (32.00%) Gherkin
3 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (96.00%) ATDD
2 24 (96.00%) BDD
2 24 (96.00%) Continuous Integration
2 24 (96.00%) MVC
2 24 (96.00%) TDD
2 24 (96.00%) Test-First Development
2 24 (96.00%) Unit Testing
2 24 (96.00%) Web Development
3 23 (92.00%) DevOps
4 18 (72.00%) Scrum
5 16 (64.00%) Mentoring
6 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Defect Management
7 1 (4.00%) Requirements Management
7 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
7 1 (4.00%) System Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Test Management
7 1 (4.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 24 (96.00%) C#
1 24 (96.00%) JavaScript
1 24 (96.00%) TypeScript
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) ISEB
1 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle