The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 114 - 96
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.049% - 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.27% - 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £318
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
Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region.

Development Applications Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
376 230 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 18.49% 13.02% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 164 114
Average daily rate £425 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £425 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 11 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
Leeds - 1 - - 2
MSTest
Yorkshire

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) DSDM
2 1 (50.00%) MSMQ
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) NUnit
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) eggPlant
1 1 (50.00%) NUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) ETL Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) MSMQ
1 1 (50.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (50.00%) DSDM
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Tableau