Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 205 190
Rank change year-on-year +1 -15 +14
Contract jobs citing MSTest 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.059% 0.079% 0.041%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.30% 0.42% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
East of England median daily rate £325 £550 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.91% +66.04% -8.62%
10th Percentile £233 £550 £289
90th Percentile £408 £550 £378
England median daily rate £500 £500 £421
% change year-on-year - +18.76% +5.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
East of England median hourly rate - £43.25 -
England median hourly rate - £43.25 -

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 990 942 667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.39% 18.55% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 570 404
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.04% +8.93%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £599 £575 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 39 30
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.73% +2.37% +8.33%
10th Percentile £25.22 £35.40 £30.98
90th Percentile £52.50 £63.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSTest in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 19 October 2018. 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
Suffolk -9 2 £375 -
Essex - 1 £225 - 1
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MSTest also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (33.33%) Facebook
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Sass
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (33.33%) Grunt
2 1 (33.33%) TypeScript
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) gulp
2 1 (33.33%) API Development
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (33.33%) Fintech
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Core
2 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Rational Functional Tester

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) Grunt
1 1 (33.33%) gulp
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Rational Functional Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Software Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Software Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Software Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Quality Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Quality Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Core
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) Sass
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (33.33%) XHTML
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) XSL
2 1 (33.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Fintech
1 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) API Development
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Facebook
1 1 (33.33%) Google
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft