Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 26 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 673 776 749
Rank change year-on-year +103 -27 -36
Contract jobs citing MSTest 144 91 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.090% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.91% 0.58% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 68 64
England median daily rate £481 £391 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.00% -2.19% +18.52%
10th Percentile £305 £294 £313
90th Percentile £550 £500 £485
UK median daily rate £475 £391 £400
% change year-on-year +21.41% -2.19% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
England median hourly rate £51.25 - -
UK median hourly rate £51.25 - -

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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 15812 15693 13597
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 18.02% 15.47% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10814 10802 8955
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £308 £300 £269
90th Percentile £595 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 270 232
England median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +13.33% -0.79%
10th Percentile £28.75 £27.43 £21.47
90th Percentile £54.75 £52.50 £48.68
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -0.79%

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in England

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSTest in England

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSTest in England over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSTest in England

MSTest
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSTest in England

MSTest
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSTest in England over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MSTest in England

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 26 July 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
London +64 93 £500 +16.28% 11
South East +49 20 £494 +31.67% 4
Midlands +35 10 £300 -12.73%
North of England +65 9 £275 -15.38% 15
East of England -3 8 £250 -33.33% 3
East Midlands -8 8 £300 -11.11%
Yorkshire - 5 £313 - 6
North West +40 4 £268 -28.67% 9
South West +8 4 £475 +26.67% 3
West Midlands +33 2 £325 -7.14%
MSTest
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 England region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 103 (71.53%) Agile Software Development
1 103 (71.53%) NUnit
2 90 (62.50%) C#
3 85 (59.03%) .NET
4 82 (56.94%) TDD
5 64 (44.44%) WCF
6 62 (43.06%) SQL
7 61 (42.36%) SQL Server
8 57 (39.58%) Microsoft Azure
9 50 (34.72%) Continuous Integration
9 50 (34.72%) OO
10 48 (33.33%) Oracle
10 48 (33.33%) .NET Framework
11 44 (30.56%) NoSQL
12 43 (29.86%) Amazon AWS
13 41 (28.47%) Puppet
13 41 (28.47%) Opscode Chef
13 41 (28.47%) Ansible
14 40 (27.78%) OpenStack
14 40 (27.78%) WebSphere
14 40 (27.78%) PostgreSQL
14 40 (27.78%) WebLogic
14 40 (27.78%) MySQL
14 40 (27.78%) Java
14 40 (27.78%) Tomcat
14 40 (27.78%) Microsoft
15 38 (26.39%) Finance
16 37 (25.69%) MVC
16 37 (25.69%) HTML
17 34 (23.61%) Ajax

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 40 (27.78%) OpenStack
1 40 (27.78%) Tomcat
1 40 (27.78%) WebLogic
1 40 (27.78%) WebSphere
2 17 (11.81%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.86%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (4.17%) CMS
4 6 (4.17%) IIS
5 4 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.39%) Confluence
7 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (9.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.39%) Endur
2 2 (1.39%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.69%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 57 (39.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (29.86%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (6.25%) IaaS
3 9 (6.25%) PaaS
4 1 (0.69%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.69%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.69%) Internet
1 1 (0.69%) NFC
1 1 (0.69%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (42.36%) SQL Server
2 44 (30.56%) NoSQL
3 40 (27.78%) MySQL
3 40 (27.78%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (18.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (9.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (7.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (6.25%) Relational Database
8 9 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (4.86%) Oracle Database
10 7 (4.86%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (2.78%) GIS
11 4 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (2.08%) Power BI
13 2 (1.39%) MongoDB
13 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 103 (71.53%) NUnit
2 34 (23.61%) Moq
3 33 (22.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (15.28%) Visual Studio
5 17 (11.81%) Selenium
6 15 (10.42%) Git (software)
7 13 (9.03%) SpecFlow
8 9 (6.25%) JIRA
8 9 (6.25%) webpack
9 8 (5.56%) Rhino Mocks
10 7 (4.86%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (3.47%) MSBuild
11 5 (3.47%) NSubstitute
11 5 (3.47%) NuGet
12 3 (2.08%) Jenkins
12 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (2.08%) TeamCity
12 3 (2.08%) WebDriver
13 2 (1.39%) Jasmine
13 2 (1.39%) ReSharper
General
1 38 (26.39%) Finance
2 26 (18.06%) Retail
3 11 (7.64%) Banking
4 5 (3.47%) Publishing
5 3 (2.08%) Marketing
6 2 (1.39%) Advertising
6 2 (1.39%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.69%) Back Office
7 1 (0.69%) Electronics
7 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.69%) Games
7 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 114 (79.17%) Developer
2 44 (30.56%) C# Developer
3 40 (27.78%) Java Developer
4 36 (25.00%) .NET Developer
5 32 (22.22%) Full Stack Developer
6 21 (14.58%) C# .NET Developer
6 21 (14.58%) Senior Developer
7 14 (9.72%) Digital Developer
7 14 (9.72%) Digital Transformation
8 12 (8.33%) SQL Developer
9 11 (7.64%) Angular Developer
9 11 (7.64%) Senior C# Developer
10 8 (5.56%) Analyst
11 6 (4.17%) Test Analyst
12 5 (3.47%) ASP.NET Developer
12 5 (3.47%) Consultant
12 5 (3.47%) CRM Consultant
12 5 (3.47%) Senior .NET Developer
12 5 (3.47%) Technical Consultant
12 5 (3.47%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (59.03%) .NET
2 64 (44.44%) WCF
3 48 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 37 (25.69%) HTML
5 34 (23.61%) Ajax
6 33 (22.92%) Entity Framework
7 32 (22.22%) ASP.NET
7 32 (22.22%) CSS
8 31 (21.53%) Web Services
9 27 (18.75%) XML
10 26 (18.06%) REST
11 23 (15.97%) ASP.NET MVC
12 22 (15.28%) jQuery
13 20 (13.89%) AngularJS
13 20 (13.89%) React
14 19 (13.19%) ASP.NET Web API
15 18 (12.50%) SOAP
16 16 (11.11%) WPF
17 15 (10.42%) Unity DI Container
18 9 (6.25%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (2.08%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.08%) Derivative
3 2 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.39%) Contactless
3 2 (1.39%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.39%) User Experience
3 2 (1.39%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.69%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 34 (23.61%) Windows
2 6 (4.17%) Linux
3 2 (1.39%) Android
3 2 (1.39%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.69%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (71.53%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (56.94%) TDD
3 50 (34.72%) Continuous Integration
3 50 (34.72%) OO
4 37 (25.69%) MVC
5 32 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 31 (21.53%) Scrum
7 29 (20.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 24 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 23 (15.97%) Dependency Injection
10 14 (9.72%) CRM
11 13 (9.03%) Workflow
12 12 (8.33%) SDLC
13 11 (7.64%) BDD
13 11 (7.64%) Release Management
14 10 (6.94%) Business Analysis
14 10 (6.94%) Kanban
14 10 (6.94%) SOLID
15 9 (6.25%) Change Data Capture
15 9 (6.25%) Full Text Search
Programming Languages
1 90 (62.50%) C#
2 62 (43.06%) SQL
3 40 (27.78%) Java
4 33 (22.92%) JavaScript
5 28 (19.44%) T-SQL
6 13 (9.03%) TypeScript
7 11 (7.64%) Python
8 10 (6.94%) PowerShell
9 9 (6.25%) ES6
10 8 (5.56%) F#
11 5 (3.47%) VB
12 4 (2.78%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.39%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 8 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.86%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.47%) Degree
4 5 (3.47%) ISEB
5 4 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.08%) CFA
6 3 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.86%) QA
2 2 (1.39%) AIFMD
2 2 (1.39%) EMIR
2 2 (1.39%) ISO 8583
2 2 (1.39%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 41 (28.47%) Ansible
1 41 (28.47%) Opscode Chef
1 41 (28.47%) Puppet
2 4 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.69%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.69%) Salt
3 1 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 48 (33.33%) Oracle
2 40 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.78%) ESRI
4 3 (2.08%) Bloomberg
4 3 (2.08%) HP
5 2 (1.39%) Google
5 2 (1.39%) IBM
5 2 (1.39%) Murex
5 2 (1.39%) OpenLink
6 1 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.69%) SAP
6 1 (0.69%) Siemens
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