Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 133 151
Rank change year-on-year +7 +18 -39
Contract jobs citing MSTest 7 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.32% 0.25% 0.066%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.09% 1.40% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Leeds median daily rate £350 £275 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -3.51% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £258 £273
90th Percentile £375 £298 £298
West Yorkshire median daily rate £319 £275 £285
% change year-on-year +15.91% -3.51% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire 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 Leeds with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 640 429 619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 29.08% 17.88% 20.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 266 411
Leeds median daily rate £420 £420 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.66% +13.57%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £538 £538 £526
West Yorkshire median daily rate £414 £410 £380
% change year-on-year +0.91% +7.89% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
Leeds median hourly rate - £13.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.86% +17.73%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +17.73%

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in Leeds

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSTest in Leeds

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Leeds region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 7 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (100.00%) Kanban
2 4 (57.14%) Functional Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
2 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) 3G
3 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 3 (42.86%) Release Management
3 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
3 3 (42.86%) NUnit
3 3 (42.86%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (42.86%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
4 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
1 4 (57.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) 3G
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
3 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 3 (42.86%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Software Tester
1 4 (57.14%) Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Release Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Software Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Software Release Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Build and Release Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Build Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Kanban
2 4 (57.14%) Functional Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 3 (42.86%) Release Management
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (42.86%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft