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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 107 119 128
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +9
Contract jobs citing MSTest 12 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.50% 0.046% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.77% 0.32% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£270 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -13.33%
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
318 312 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.12% 14.29% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 215 180
Average daily rate £343 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.60% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 7
Average hourly rate - £33.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +78.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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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
West Yorkshire +17 12 £270 - 4
East Yorkshire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 12 (92.31%) C#
1 12 (92.31%) .NET
1 12 (92.31%) ASP.NET
2 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
3 8 (61.54%) Visual Studio
4 7 (53.85%) Web Services
4 7 (53.85%) MVC
4 7 (53.85%) .NET Framework
4 7 (53.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 6 (46.15%) Selenium
6 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
6 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
6 5 (38.46%) SOAP
6 5 (38.46%) SoapUI
7 4 (30.77%) BDD
7 4 (30.77%) Test Management
7 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (30.77%) ATDD
7 4 (30.77%) TDD
7 4 (30.77%) NUnit
7 4 (30.77%) Subversion
7 4 (30.77%) NHibernate
7 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
7 4 (30.77%) ISEB
7 4 (30.77%) Windows
8 3 (23.08%) OO
8 3 (23.08%) WinForms
8 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) CMS
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Visual Studio
2 6 (46.15%) Selenium
3 5 (38.46%) SoapUI
4 4 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (30.77%) NUnit
4 4 (30.77%) Subversion
5 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
1 7 (53.85%) .NET Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) .NET
1 12 (92.31%) ASP.NET
2 7 (53.85%) Web Services
2 7 (53.85%) .NET Framework
2 7 (53.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 5 (38.46%) SOAP
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (30.77%) NHibernate
5 3 (23.08%) WinForms
5 3 (23.08%) WCF
5 3 (23.08%) WPF
5 3 (23.08%) LINQ
6 1 (7.69%) WF
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) MVC
3 4 (30.77%) BDD
3 4 (30.77%) Test Management
3 4 (30.77%) ATDD
3 4 (30.77%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) OO
4 3 (23.08%) User Stories
4 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Workflow
6 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
1 4 (30.77%) ISEB
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Kofax