The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 120 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.039% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.28% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £350 - -
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
England

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

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
353 178 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.91% 8.05% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 105 125
Average daily rate £340 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £453 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £30.20 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.80% -20.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSTest across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 1 £350 -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) NUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (50.00%) Moq
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) StructureMap
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) CQRS
2 1 (50.00%) Web Application Development

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Moq
1 1 (50.00%) NUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Agile C# Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Angular Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Lead Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) StructureMap
2 1 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) CQRS
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (50.00%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL