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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 132 - 116
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSTest 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.069% - 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.40% - 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.75 - -
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
495 278 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 17.01% 11.14% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 191 153
Average daily rate £425 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £424 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) NUnit
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) KML
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) Moq
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) eggPlant
1 1 (33.33%) Moq
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) ETL Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) CSS3
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) KML
2 1 (33.33%) LINQ
2 1 (33.33%) MSMQ
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (33.33%) DSDM
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Tableau