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 21 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
UK / Wales
Rank 56 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSTest 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.15% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 5.22% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Median daily rate £185 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 in the Wales region.

Development Applications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
134 132 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 21.97% 22.15% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 108 81
Median daily rate £413 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £312 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.05 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.81%

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
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 21 January 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
South Wales - 7 £185 - 2
MSTest
UK

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) NUnit
2 8 (88.89%) MVC
2 8 (88.89%) Scrum
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (88.89%) Unit Testing
2 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (88.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (77.78%) Entity Framework
3 7 (77.78%) Inversion of Control
3 7 (77.78%) MSBuild
3 7 (77.78%) Business Analysis
3 7 (77.78%) .NET Framework
3 7 (77.78%) OOP
3 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
3 7 (77.78%) RDBMS
3 7 (77.78%) Unity DI Container
3 7 (77.78%) Relational Database
3 7 (77.78%) Mentoring
3 7 (77.78%) Coaching
4 6 (66.67%) jQuery
5 5 (55.56%) Use Case
6 4 (44.44%) Data Flow Diagram
7 2 (22.22%) Gherkin
7 2 (22.22%) Retail
7 2 (22.22%) NHS
7 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio

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:

Applications
1 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) RDBMS
1 7 (77.78%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) Couchbase
2 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) NUnit
1 8 (88.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (77.78%) MSBuild
3 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (11.11%) MbUnit
4 1 (11.11%) Mercurial
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium
4 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
4 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 6 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 4 (44.44%) Software Developer
4 3 (33.33%) Senior Developer
4 3 (33.33%) Senior Software Developer
5 2 (22.22%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (11.11%) Analyst
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (11.11%) Senior .NET Software Developer
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
6 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
1 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET
1 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (77.78%) .NET Framework
2 7 (77.78%) Entity Framework
2 7 (77.78%) Unity DI Container
3 6 (66.67%) jQuery
4 2 (22.22%) Gherkin
5 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (11.11%) CSS
5 1 (11.11%) CSS3
5 1 (11.11%) HTML
5 1 (11.11%) HTML5
5 1 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (11.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (22.22%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) MVC
2 8 (88.89%) Scrum
2 8 (88.89%) Unit Testing
3 7 (77.78%) Business Analysis
3 7 (77.78%) Coaching
3 7 (77.78%) Mentoring
3 7 (77.78%) OOP
4 5 (55.56%) Use Case
5 4 (44.44%) Data Flow Diagram
6 1 (11.11%) ATDD
6 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
6 1 (11.11%) DevOps
6 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
6 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 1 (11.11%) System Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Test Management
6 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
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