Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 138 153
Rank change year-on-year +4 +15 -43
Contract jobs citing MSTest 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.13% 0.038% 0.061%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.48% 0.21% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Leeds median daily rate - £263 £271
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.23% +0.46%
West Yorkshire median daily rate £288 £263 £271
% change year-on-year +9.52% -3.23% +0.46%
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 627 483 642
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 28.09% 18.39% 19.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 324 457
Leeds median daily rate £420 £413 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.82% +13.79% +3.57%
10th Percentile £305 £294 £271
90th Percentile £538 £506 £512
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £355
% change year-on-year +4.93% +12.75% +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Leeds median hourly rate - £13.50 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -45.45% +66.50%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £13.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -68.24% +185.91%

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 18 November 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 Leeds region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (100.00%) Release Management
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Kanban
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (100.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 3 (100.00%) NUnit
1 3 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) 3G
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (100.00%) NUnit
1 3 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Release Manager
2 2 (66.67%) Software Manager
2 2 (66.67%) Software Release Manager
3 1 (33.33%) Build and Release Manager
3 1 (33.33%) Build Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) Kanban
1 3 (100.00%) Release Management
1 3 (100.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 3 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Software Delivery
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft