Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 22 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 of England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 207 195 202
Rank change year-on-year -12 +7 +6
Contract jobs citing MSTest 2 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.039% 0.041% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.20% 0.29% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
East of England median daily rate £550 £293 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +88.03% -19.31% +3.57%
England median daily rate £500 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +18.20% +5.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England 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 of England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 980 680 814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.99% 13.95% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 412 466
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +8.84%
10th Percentile £305 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £530 £538
England median daily rate £455 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +7.06% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 38 58
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.56 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.78% +1.41% +5.89%
10th Percentile £36.25 £32.32 £31.44
90th Percentile £63.75 £52.88 £50.94
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 of England

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

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in the East of England

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSTest in the East of England

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 22 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
Cambridgeshire -12 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £550 - 4
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 of England region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) Puppet
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Xamarin
2 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Development
2 1 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) SOLID
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (50.00%) IT Strategy

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Jasmine
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) NUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) AWS Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Lead C# Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Lead Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) CSS3
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Development
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) OOD
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SOLID
2 1 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (50.00%) Siemens
1 1 (50.00%) Sitecore
1 1 (50.00%) Xamarin