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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
South East / Berkshire
Rank - 119 126
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - 0.12% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category - 1.45% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £381 £356
% change year-on-year -1.63% +7.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.75 -

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 210 207 292
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 11.46% 8.43% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 122 164
Median daily rate £450 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 3
Median hourly rate £23.25 £111.50 £73.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -79.14% +51.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £46.50 £19.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £175.00 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MSTest also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) WCF
2 6 (85.71%) XML
2 6 (85.71%) T-SQL
2 6 (85.71%) SOA
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (57.14%) Middleware
4 4 (57.14%) OO
4 4 (57.14%) SOAP
4 4 (57.14%) Web Services
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (57.14%) DevOps
4 4 (57.14%) REST
5 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
5 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
6 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
6 2 (28.57%) ITIL
6 2 (28.57%) GIS
7 1 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (14.29%) WPF
7 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (14.29%) Unity DI Container
7 1 (14.29%) C

MSTest
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (28.57%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Integration Specialist
1 2 (28.57%) Support Officer
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# WCF Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# WPF Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
2 1 (14.29%) WCF Developer
2 1 (14.29%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) WCF
2 6 (85.71%) XML
3 4 (57.14%) Middleware
3 4 (57.14%) REST
3 4 (57.14%) SOAP
3 4 (57.14%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (14.29%) CSS
5 1 (14.29%) HTML
5 1 (14.29%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (14.29%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) SOA
2 4 (57.14%) DevOps
2 4 (57.14%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft