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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 89 98
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9  
Contract jobs citing MSTest 7 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.46% 0.26% 0.063%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.97% 2.37% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
East Midlands median daily rate £300 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -  
England median daily rate £475 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +18.75% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £49.13 - -

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 236 169 190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 15.40% 11.09% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 322 266
East Midlands median daily rate £425 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +11.42%  
10th Percentile £300 £280 £275
90th Percentile £500 £538 £613
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £47.00 £44.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.81% -  
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.45
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.14%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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
Leicestershire 0 4 £300 -4.00%
Nottinghamshire -2 2 £344 +1.85%
Derbyshire - 1 £310 -
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
3 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) TDD
3 8 (72.73%) WCF
4 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (63.64%) Entity Framework
4 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (63.64%) MVC
4 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
5 6 (54.55%) Web Services
5 6 (54.55%) XML
5 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
5 6 (54.55%) Dependency Injection
6 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
6 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 5 (45.45%) SQL
6 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
7 4 (36.36%) CSS
7 4 (36.36%) HTML
7 4 (36.36%) Ajax
7 4 (36.36%) JIRA
7 4 (36.36%) CMS
7 4 (36.36%) Scrum
7 4 (36.36%) NUnit
7 4 (36.36%) Microservices
7 4 (36.36%) React
7 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
7 4 (36.36%) Node.js

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 4 (36.36%) CMS
2 2 (18.18%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
2 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
2 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 4 (36.36%) JIRA
2 4 (36.36%) NUnit
2 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (18.18%) NSubstitute
4 1 (9.09%) git-flow
4 1 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (81.82%) .NET Developer
3 5 (45.45%) C# Developer
4 4 (36.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (27.27%) Software Developer
6 1 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (9.09%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
3 8 (72.73%) WCF
4 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (63.64%) Entity Framework
5 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
5 6 (54.55%) Web Services
5 6 (54.55%) XML
6 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (36.36%) Ajax
7 4 (36.36%) CSS
7 4 (36.36%) HTML
7 4 (36.36%) Node.js
7 4 (36.36%) React
7 4 (36.36%) RESTful
8 2 (18.18%) .NET Core
8 2 (18.18%) Autofac
8 2 (18.18%) JSON
8 2 (18.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) TDD
2 7 (63.64%) MVC
3 6 (54.55%) Dependency Injection
4 4 (36.36%) Microservices
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) Front End Development
6 2 (18.18%) API Design
6 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (18.18%) SOA
6 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 2 (18.18%) User Stories
7 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (9.09%) Refactoring
7 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 1 (9.09%) SOLID
7 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) HNC
1 1 (9.09%) HND
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com