Period
to 15 October 2018

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 6 months to 15 October 2018 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
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 - 169
Rank change year-on-year - +169 +11
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.026% - 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.19% - 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Berkshire median daily rate £375 - £400
10th Percentile £363 - £359
90th Percentile £388 - £415
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £400
% change year-on-year - +25.00% +31.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

MSTest is in the Development Applications category. The following 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.

All Development Application Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 530 457 464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.52% 11.45% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 270 273
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £312 £300 £300
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Berkshire median hourly rate £44.50 £33.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.84% -16.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £42.25 £13.88 £33.50
90th Percentile £46.75 £50.25 £158.50
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing MSTest as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 15 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 1 £375 - 3
MSTest
South East

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MSTest also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Advertising
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics 365

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (100.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft