Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 19 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 146 140
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6 -6
Contract jobs citing MSTest 7 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.22% 0.24% 0.093%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.29% 1.66% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
East Midlands median daily rate £300 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -3.57% -
10th Percentile £275 £313 £320
90th Percentile £325 £388 £405
England median daily rate £500 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +18.20% +5.75% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England 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 East Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 544 482 374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 17.23% 14.70% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 315 194
East Midlands median daily rate £380 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +10.34% +7.41%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £275
90th Percentile £500 £538 £481
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 7
East Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +84.44% -40.00%
10th Percentile £40.50 £39.80 £18.45
90th Percentile £52.72 £43.65 £42.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing MSTest as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in the East Midlands

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSTest in the East Midlands

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 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
Leicestershire - 5 £300 - 1
Derbyshire - 2 £310 -
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 7 (100.00%) MVC
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 7 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (71.43%) Node.js
2 5 (71.43%) Dependency Injection
2 5 (71.43%) CMS
2 5 (71.43%) WCF
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) TDD
2 5 (71.43%) NUnit
2 5 (71.43%) Ajax
2 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 5 (71.43%) XML
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) React
3 2 (28.57%) git-flow
3 2 (28.57%) Front End Development
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) TeamCity
3 2 (28.57%) Git (software)

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 5 (71.43%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) NUnit
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) git-flow
2 2 (28.57%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (28.57%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 7 (100.00%) Entity Framework
2 5 (71.43%) Ajax
2 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) Node.js
2 5 (71.43%) React
2 5 (71.43%) WCF
2 5 (71.43%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) Sass
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) MVC
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Dependency Injection
2 5 (71.43%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Front End Development
3 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) SQL