Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 17 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 222 279
Rank change year-on-year -4 +57 +5
Contract jobs citing MSTest 25 24 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.35% 0.36% 0.021%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.80% 1.93% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 1
City of London median daily rate £475 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.12% +9.73%
10th Percentile £413 £374 £400
90th Percentile £575 £442 £401
Central London median daily rate £475 £425 £463
% change year-on-year +11.76% -8.16% +23.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London 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 the City of London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1386 1241 1348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 19.47% 18.45% 14.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1092 1016 1115
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £307
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £498 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
City of London median hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.54% -13.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £23.24 £31.25 £35.38
90th Percentile £59.45 £33.75 £50.13
Central London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% -13.33% +3.45%

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing MSTest as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in the City of London

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSTest in the City of London

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSTest in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSTest in the City of London

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the City of London region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
London Bridge - 4 £550 -
MSTest
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 21 (84.00%) NUnit
2 18 (72.00%) C#
2 18 (72.00%) .NET
2 18 (72.00%) SQL Server
3 17 (68.00%) HTML
3 17 (68.00%) jQuery
3 17 (68.00%) Moq
4 16 (64.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (64.00%) CSS
4 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (64.00%) Ajax
5 15 (60.00%) MVC
5 15 (60.00%) AngularJS
6 14 (56.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (56.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (56.00%) WCF
7 13 (52.00%) Windows
8 12 (48.00%) Finance
9 10 (40.00%) TDD
9 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (32.00%) Razor View Engine
11 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET
12 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
12 6 (24.00%) SQL
12 6 (24.00%) TeamCity
12 6 (24.00%) TypeScript
13 5 (20.00%) SDLC

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.00%) OpenStack
1 4 (16.00%) Tomcat
1 4 (16.00%) WebLogic
1 4 (16.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (12.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.00%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (72.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (64.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (56.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (56.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (16.00%) MySQL
4 4 (16.00%) NoSQL
4 4 (16.00%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (84.00%) NUnit
2 17 (68.00%) Moq
3 7 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (24.00%) TeamCity
5 4 (16.00%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (4.00%) MSBuild
7 1 (4.00%) ReSharper
7 1 (4.00%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (4.00%) Selenium
7 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
7 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Retail Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Marketing
4 1 (4.00%) Advertising
4 1 (4.00%) Digital Economy
4 1 (4.00%) Electronics
4 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (92.00%) Developer
2 14 (56.00%) C# Developer
3 13 (52.00%) .NET Developer
4 9 (36.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (32.00%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (16.00%) Angular Developer
6 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 4 (16.00%) AWS Developer
6 4 (16.00%) Java Developer
6 4 (16.00%) Senior Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Agile .NET Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Agile C# Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Agile Developer
7 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (12.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (8.00%) Senior Full Stack Developer
8 2 (8.00%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (72.00%) .NET
2 17 (68.00%) HTML
2 17 (68.00%) jQuery
3 16 (64.00%) Ajax
3 16 (64.00%) CSS
4 15 (60.00%) AngularJS
5 14 (56.00%) WCF
6 8 (32.00%) Razor View Engine
7 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET
7 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (20.00%) Aurelia
9 3 (12.00%) HTML5
9 3 (12.00%) Lucene
9 3 (12.00%) Lucene.Net
9 3 (12.00%) NHibernate
9 3 (12.00%) REST
10 2 (8.00%) .NET Core
10 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
10 2 (8.00%) LINQ
10 2 (8.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (60.00%) MVC
3 10 (40.00%) TDD
4 7 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (20.00%) SDLC
6 4 (16.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 4 (16.00%) Migration
6 4 (16.00%) OO
7 3 (12.00%) BDD
8 2 (8.00%) Scrum
8 2 (8.00%) SOLID
8 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
9 1 (4.00%) Dependency Injection
9 1 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (4.00%) Manual Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
9 1 (4.00%) Multithreading
9 1 (4.00%) MVVM
9 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
9 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) C#
2 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) TypeScript
3 5 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (16.00%) Java
4 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
1 1 (4.00%) MCP
1 1 (4.00%) MCPD
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Ansible
1 4 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (16.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) SAP