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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 116 86 99
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +13
Contract jobs citing MSTest 2 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.088% 0.60% 0.065%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.51% 4.63% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate
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£271 £270 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.46% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £331
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
395 216 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 17.42% 12.92% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 133 148
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £178 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 12
Average hourly rate £32.00 - £31.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 - £30.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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 28 August 2015. 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
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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 -33 2 £271 +0.46% 2
MSTest
Yorkshire

MSTest
Top 18 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) ETL
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) Visualisation
1 2 (100.00%) Tableau
1 2 (100.00%) eggPlant

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) eggPlant
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) ETL
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Tableau