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 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 136 152 110
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -42
Contract jobs citing MSTest 6 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.21% 0.063% 0.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.23% 0.32% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Median daily rate £245 £271 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +0.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £282 £303
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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 Yorkshire region.

Development Applications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
486 620 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 17.06% 19.39% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 420 206
Median daily rate £413 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.09% +12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £356
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £31.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.45% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South Yorkshire - 4 £245 -
West Yorkshire +11 1 - - 2
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 5 (83.33%) .NET
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) Visual Studio
1 5 (83.33%) ADO.NET
1 5 (83.33%) Web Services
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) MVC
1 5 (83.33%) WCF
1 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (83.33%) .NET Framework
1 5 (83.33%) Entity Framework
1 5 (83.33%) Unity DI Container
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) .NET Developer
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 4 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 4 (66.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Web Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Web Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
1 5 (83.33%) .NET Framework
1 5 (83.33%) ADO.NET
1 5 (83.33%) Entity Framework
1 5 (83.33%) Unity DI Container
1 5 (83.33%) WCF
1 5 (83.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) MVC
1 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft