The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 83 - 89
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MSTest 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.20% - 0.083%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.10% - 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £488 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £363
% change year-on-year -3.22% +6.89%  
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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 182 96 123
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 17.86% 9.20% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 58 68
Median daily rate £363 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.40% -15.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £38.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -4.93%  
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 Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSTest in Buckinghamshire

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes - 2 £488 - 2
MSTest
South East

MSTest
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Management

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Dynamics NAV
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Strategy Manager
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation Manager
1 2 (100.00%) Test Manager
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
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