The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - - 130
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire - - 0.040%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
513 444 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 17.51% 15.18% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 296 227
Average daily rate £425 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -3.89%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSTest across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) NUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) KML
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) Moq
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (50.00%) Back Office
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) DSDM
2 1 (50.00%) MSMQ

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Moq
1 1 (50.00%) NUnit
General
1 1 (50.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Software Developer
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) KML
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ
2 1 (50.00%) MSMQ
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (50.00%) DSDM
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VB.NET