The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for MSTest skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 24 June 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
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 361 408 396
Rank change year-on-year +47 -12  
Contract jobs citing MSTest 51 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.092% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.33% 0.53% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 10 15
Median daily rate £500 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £310 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -4.83% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 - -

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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3831 3757 3282
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 18.74% 17.33% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2800 2818 2356
Median daily rate £488 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 17
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +45.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £42.10 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.88 £104.35 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing MSTest as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in London

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSTest in London

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSTest in London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSTest in London

MSTest
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSTest in London

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the London region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +9 15 £450 +5.94%
Kingston Upon Thames -7 3 - -
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 London region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 65 (86.67%) NUnit
2 51 (68.00%) C#
2 51 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (65.33%) .NET
4 40 (53.33%) TDD
5 39 (52.00%) WCF
6 35 (46.67%) SQL Server
7 34 (45.33%) SQL
8 32 (42.67%) OO
9 30 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 28 (37.33%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (37.33%) Windows
10 28 (37.33%) HTML
11 27 (36.00%) NoSQL
12 25 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
12 25 (33.33%) Oracle
12 25 (33.33%) .NET Framework
13 22 (29.33%) REST
13 22 (29.33%) Amazon AWS
13 22 (29.33%) CSS
14 21 (28.00%) WebLogic
14 21 (28.00%) Java
14 21 (28.00%) MySQL
14 21 (28.00%) Tomcat
14 21 (28.00%) PostgreSQL
14 21 (28.00%) WebSphere
14 21 (28.00%) OpenStack
14 21 (28.00%) Puppet
14 21 (28.00%) Ansible
14 21 (28.00%) Opscode Chef

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 21 (28.00%) OpenStack
1 21 (28.00%) Tomcat
1 21 (28.00%) WebLogic
1 21 (28.00%) WebSphere
2 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.33%) IIS
Business Applications
1 12 (16.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.67%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 30 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (29.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 27 (36.00%) NoSQL
3 25 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (28.00%) MySQL
4 21 (28.00%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (18.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (17.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (9.33%) Relational Database
8 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database
9 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (4.00%) Power BI
10 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.33%) DB2
10 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 65 (86.67%) NUnit
2 20 (26.67%) Moq
3 6 (8.00%) Rhino Mocks
4 5 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (2.67%) MSBuild
6 2 (2.67%) NSubstitute
6 2 (2.67%) Selenium
6 2 (2.67%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.33%) FxCop
7 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.33%) gulp
7 1 (1.33%) jspm
7 1 (1.33%) StyleCop
7 1 (1.33%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.33%) WatiN
7 1 (1.33%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (26.67%) Retail
2 17 (22.67%) Finance
3 4 (5.33%) Banking
4 2 (2.67%) Back Office
5 1 (1.33%) Advertising
5 1 (1.33%) Digital Economy
5 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (85.33%) Developer
2 33 (44.00%) C# Developer
3 23 (30.67%) Full Stack Developer
4 21 (28.00%) Java Developer
5 19 (25.33%) Senior Developer
6 17 (22.67%) .NET Developer
7 13 (17.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 13 (17.33%) Senior C# Developer
8 10 (13.33%) Digital Developer
8 10 (13.33%) Digital Transformation
8 10 (13.33%) SQL Developer
9 9 (12.00%) Angular Developer
10 8 (10.67%) Consultant
10 8 (10.67%) CRM Consultant
10 8 (10.67%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
10 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Consultant
10 8 (10.67%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
11 7 (9.33%) CRM Technical Consultant
11 7 (9.33%) Senior .NET Developer
11 7 (9.33%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (65.33%) .NET
2 39 (52.00%) WCF
3 28 (37.33%) HTML
4 25 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 22 (29.33%) CSS
5 22 (29.33%) REST
6 20 (26.67%) Entity Framework
7 19 (25.33%) jQuery
8 18 (24.00%) AngularJS
9 16 (21.33%) Ajax
10 14 (18.67%) Web Services
11 12 (16.00%) SOAP
11 12 (16.00%) Unity DI Container
11 12 (16.00%) WPF
12 11 (14.67%) ASP.NET
13 8 (10.67%) Razor View Engine
14 7 (9.33%) RESTful
15 6 (8.00%) Aurelia
16 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC
16 4 (5.33%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (4.00%) Derivative
1 3 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.33%) Contactless
3 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (37.33%) Windows
2 3 (4.00%) Linux
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (53.33%) TDD
3 32 (42.67%) OO
4 28 (37.33%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (26.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 17 (22.67%) MVC
7 16 (21.33%) Unit Testing
8 15 (20.00%) Scrum
9 13 (17.33%) Dependency Injection
9 13 (17.33%) Workflow
10 12 (16.00%) CRM
11 10 (13.33%) Test Automation
12 9 (12.00%) Business Analysis
12 9 (12.00%) Data Modelling
12 9 (12.00%) SOLID
13 8 (10.67%) BDD
13 8 (10.67%) Enterprise Architecture
13 8 (10.67%) SDLC
13 8 (10.67%) TOGAF
13 8 (10.67%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 51 (68.00%) C#
2 34 (45.33%) SQL
3 21 (28.00%) Java
4 17 (22.67%) T-SQL
5 15 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.33%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.00%) Python
7 3 (4.00%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (6.67%) Degree
2 3 (4.00%) CFA
2 3 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (28.00%) Ansible
1 21 (28.00%) Opscode Chef
1 21 (28.00%) Puppet
2 1 (1.33%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 25 (33.33%) Oracle
2 19 (25.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.00%) Bloomberg
4 2 (2.67%) OpenLink
5 1 (1.33%) HP
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