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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
England / East Midlands
Rank 93 - 93
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MSTest 6 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.41% - 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.53% - 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £363 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £381 £356
% change year-on-year -3.27% +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 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 237 174 193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 16.14% 10.77% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 117 115
Median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £470 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £38.50 £31.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.19% -16.21%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.67% +11.46%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 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 22 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
Nottinghamshire - 6 £363 - 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 12 (100.00%) Web Services
2 10 (83.33%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 10 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (83.33%) Automated Testing
2 10 (83.33%) WCF
2 10 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (83.33%) Entity Framework
3 7 (58.33%) Finance
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (50.00%) Java
5 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
5 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
5 5 (41.67%) .NET Framework
5 5 (41.67%) Degree
5 5 (41.67%) HNC
5 5 (41.67%) HND
6 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 2 (16.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (16.67%) User Stories
6 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (16.67%) Docker
6 2 (16.67%) Microservices
6 2 (16.67%) API Design
6 2 (16.67%) Front End Development
6 2 (16.67%) .NET Core
6 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Core

MSTest
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (66.67%) C# Developer
2 8 (66.67%) Software Developer
3 6 (50.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (33.33%) .NET Software Developer
4 4 (33.33%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 12 (100.00%) Web Services
2 10 (83.33%) Entity Framework
2 10 (83.33%) WCF
3 5 (41.67%) .NET Framework
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Core
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Core
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (16.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Automated Testing
1 10 (83.33%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) API Design
3 2 (16.67%) Front End Development
3 2 (16.67%) Microservices
3 2 (16.67%) MVC
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (50.00%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
1 5 (41.67%) HNC
1 5 (41.67%) HND
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft