Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 24 September 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
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +85
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.10% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.29% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Essex median daily rate £225 - -
East of England median daily rate £400 £300 £331
% change year-on-year +33.33% -9.43% -11.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of 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 Essex with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 348 319 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 35.91% 37.84% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 223 50
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +20.59% +9.68%
10th Percentile £364 £313 £220
90th Percentile £600 £600 £540
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 11
Essex median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £31.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.23% -14.93%
10th Percentile £25.40 £35.05 £30.25
90th Percentile £75.00 £63.75 £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in Essex

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSTest in Essex

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Essex region over the 6 months to 24 September 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
Chelmsford - 1 £225 -
MSTest
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 Essex region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Rational Functional Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Rational Functional Tester
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Software Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Software Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Software Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM