The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the West Yorkshire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 91 94 106
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Contract jobs citing MSTest 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.12% 0.13% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.90% 1.01% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£270 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £364 £358
% change year-on-year
-7.21% +1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
222 199 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 13.20% 13.05% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 128 174
Average daily rate £340 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £224 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £34.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.31% +86.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
MSTest
Yorkshire

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 July 2014. 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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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 +5 2 £270 - 3
Wakefield - - - -
MSTest
Yorkshire

MSTest
Top 24 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
2 2 (66.67%) LINQ
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) WinForms
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) NUnit
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Multithreading

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
2 2 (66.67%) LINQ
2 2 (66.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) WinForms
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
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