The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for MSTest skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft MSTest
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 123 116
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - 0.084% 0.083%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.93% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +12.25% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 - -

MSTest is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 201 216 243
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 11.00% 9.07% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 131 122
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £330 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +10.34%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £41.50 £37.04
% change year-on-year +4.21% +12.04%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing MSTest as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in Berkshire

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MSTest in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for MSTest in Berkshire