Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 183 172 181
Rank change year-on-year -11 +9 +1
Contract jobs citing MSTest 4 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.097% 0.34% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.51% 1.92% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 5
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +60.00% -33.33%
England median daily rate £475 £525 £450
% change year-on-year -9.52% +16.67% +13.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
East of England median hourly rate - - £43.25
England median hourly rate - £45.00 £51.25
% change year-on-year - -12.20% +14.53%

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 777 783 760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.88% 17.64% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 499 462
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £265
90th Percentile £600 £600 £561
England median daily rate £490 £475 £430
% change year-on-year +3.16% +10.47% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 19 57
East of England median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -2.44% -9.33%
10th Percentile £19.08 £25.20 £35.00
90th Percentile £56.80 £57.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +0.12%

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 25 May 2019. 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
Hertfordshire +4 3 £450 +50.00% 1
Essex -20 1 £350 +55.56%
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) NUnit
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (75.00%) xUnit.net
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (75.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (75.00%) Microservices
2 3 (75.00%) RESTful
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) Moq
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (75.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Kanban
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (50.00%) Ninject
3 2 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Core
3 2 (50.00%) SOLID

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 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) NUnit
1 4 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (75.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) Moq
2 3 (75.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (75.00%) xUnit.net
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (25.00%) WatiN
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Senior Agile Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Agile .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Agile C# Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (75.00%) RESTful
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Core
3 2 (50.00%) Ninject
3 2 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Microservices
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (50.00%) DevOps
3 2 (50.00%) Kanban
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (50.00%) SOLID
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (25.00%) Time Management
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft