Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 128 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 - +162
Contract jobs citing MSTest 10 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.42% 0.14% -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.56% 0.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Leeds median daily rate £350 - -
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 - -
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 642 585 540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 26.87% 26.69% 19.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 440 364
Leeds median daily rate £425 £410 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -0.61% +17.86%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £300
90th Percentile £550 £531 £513
West Yorkshire median daily rate £415 £409 £410
% change year-on-year +1.53% -0.36% +17.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Leeds median hourly rate £20.80 £17.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.84% +29.63% -57.81%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.80 £17.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +18.84% +29.63% -64.00%

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 19 October 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 Leeds region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 9 (90.00%) C#
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
1 9 (90.00%) Web Services
1 9 (90.00%) ASP.NET
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (90.00%) WCF
1 9 (90.00%) NUnit
1 9 (90.00%) Software Engineering
1 9 (90.00%) PowerShell
1 9 (90.00%) RESTful
1 9 (90.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 7 (70.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (60.00%) Microservices
3 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (60.00%) TDD
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (50.00%) MVC
4 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (40.00%) SQL
6 3 (30.00%) CSS
6 3 (30.00%) SOAP
6 3 (30.00%) Scrum
6 3 (30.00%) HTML
6 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (30.00%) OO
6 3 (30.00%) RUP
6 3 (30.00%) DSDM

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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) NUnit
1 9 (90.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 7 (70.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (30.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (10.00%) Selenium
5 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) .NET Developer
1 9 (90.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 9 (90.00%) C# Developer
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 6 (60.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
1 9 (90.00%) ASP.NET
1 9 (90.00%) RESTful
1 9 (90.00%) WCF
1 9 (90.00%) Web Services
2 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (30.00%) CSS
4 3 (30.00%) HTML
4 3 (30.00%) jQuery
4 3 (30.00%) LINQ
4 3 (30.00%) SOAP
4 3 (30.00%) WF
4 3 (30.00%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (90.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (60.00%) Microservices
2 6 (60.00%) TDD
3 5 (50.00%) MVC
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (30.00%) DSDM
4 3 (30.00%) OO
4 3 (30.00%) RUP
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) People Management
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) C#
1 9 (90.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft