The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
England / Yorkshire
Rank 118 137 -
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 10 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.46% 0.070% -
As % of the Development Applications category 2.40% 0.42% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
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 Yorkshire region.

Development Applications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
416 481 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 19.03% 16.89% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 311 195
Median daily rate £400 £425 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +28.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing MSTest as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 February 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
West Yorkshire +25 9 £300 - 2
South Yorkshire +3 1 - -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 14 (87.50%) Visual Studio
2 9 (56.25%) SharePoint
2 9 (56.25%) Manual Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Kanban
2 9 (56.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (56.25%) SharePoint 2010
2 9 (56.25%) Functional Testing
3 8 (50.00%) C#
3 8 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 7 (43.75%) Automated Testing
5 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 6 (37.50%) .NET
6 5 (31.25%) ADO.NET
6 5 (31.25%) Web Services
6 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
6 5 (31.25%) MVC
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
6 5 (31.25%) WCF
6 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Unity DI Container
6 5 (31.25%) Entity Framework
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (12.50%) SQL
8 2 (12.50%) Selenium
8 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (12.50%) Test Automation

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (56.25%) SharePoint
1 9 (56.25%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (6.25%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Visual Studio
2 9 (56.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (12.50%) Selenium
4 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Software Tester
1 7 (43.75%) Tester
2 5 (31.25%) .NET Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Software Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Software Test Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Software Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
2 5 (31.25%) ADO.NET
2 5 (31.25%) Entity Framework
2 5 (31.25%) Unity DI Container
2 5 (31.25%) WCF
2 5 (31.25%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
1 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Functional Testing
1 9 (56.25%) Kanban
1 9 (56.25%) Manual Testing
2 8 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Automated Testing
4 5 (31.25%) MVC
4 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.25%) Agile Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (6.25%) Logistics
7 1 (6.25%) Scrum
7 1 (6.25%) SDLC
7 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
7 1 (6.25%) Time Management
7 1 (6.25%) V-Model
7 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle