Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 465 546 558
Rank change year-on-year +81 +12 -21
Contract jobs citing MSTest 175 62 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.37% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.83% 0.76% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 54 38
London median daily rate £500 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -3.44%
10th Percentile £413 £329 £288
90th Percentile £588 £500 £499
England median daily rate £500 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +18.20% +5.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 9540 8181 7137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.24% 18.09% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7209 5929 5252
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £308
90th Percentile £631 £613 £600
England median daily rate £455 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +7.06% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 19
London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +20.83% -33.33%
10th Percentile £22.17 £10.00 £21.06
90th Percentile £49.50 £57.05 £55.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
South London -3 30 £525 +61.54%
Central London -2 28 £475 +11.76% 4
West London - 15 £525 - 1
East London - 8 £575 -
North London - 1 - - 1
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 135 (77.14%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (74.29%) NUnit
3 118 (67.43%) TDD
4 95 (54.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 89 (50.86%) Continuous Integration
6 88 (50.29%) Finance
7 87 (49.71%) OO
8 86 (49.14%) Oracle
9 83 (47.43%) Puppet
9 83 (47.43%) NoSQL
9 83 (47.43%) Opscode Chef
9 83 (47.43%) Ansible
10 82 (46.86%) OpenStack
10 82 (46.86%) Amazon AWS
10 82 (46.86%) WebLogic
10 82 (46.86%) MySQL
10 82 (46.86%) Tomcat
10 82 (46.86%) PostgreSQL
10 82 (46.86%) WebSphere
11 78 (44.57%) C#
12 76 (43.43%) .NET
13 74 (42.29%) Java
14 67 (38.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 63 (36.00%) SQL Server
16 57 (32.57%) SQL
17 49 (28.00%) WCF
18 48 (27.43%) HTML
19 46 (26.29%) Microsoft
20 44 (25.14%) jQuery
21 40 (22.86%) ASP.NET

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 82 (46.86%) OpenStack
1 82 (46.86%) Tomcat
1 82 (46.86%) WebLogic
1 82 (46.86%) WebSphere
2 8 (4.57%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.71%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (8.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.43%) Markit EDM
3 3 (1.71%) Endur
4 1 (0.57%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.57%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 95 (54.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 82 (46.86%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.57%) GitHub
4 4 (2.29%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.57%) Internet
1 1 (0.57%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (47.43%) NoSQL
2 82 (46.86%) MySQL
2 82 (46.86%) PostgreSQL
3 63 (36.00%) SQL Server
4 30 (17.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (15.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (9.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (8.00%) Relational Database
8 9 (5.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (4.00%) Power BI
10 5 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (1.71%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.71%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (1.71%) Redis
12 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (1.14%) DocumentDB
14 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 130 (74.29%) NUnit
2 38 (21.71%) Moq
3 28 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (12.00%) Visual Studio
5 8 (4.57%) GitLab
5 8 (4.57%) Jenkins
5 8 (4.57%) TeamCity
6 6 (3.43%) Git (software)
6 6 (3.43%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (2.86%) Rhino Mocks
8 4 (2.29%) NSubstitute
8 4 (2.29%) Selenium
8 4 (2.29%) SpecFlow
8 4 (2.29%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (1.71%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.14%) JIRA
10 2 (1.14%) MSBuild
10 2 (1.14%) Subversion
10 2 (1.14%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 1 (0.57%) ReSharper
General
1 88 (50.29%) Finance
2 33 (18.86%) Retail Banking
3 20 (11.43%) Banking
4 7 (4.00%) Law
5 2 (1.14%) Marketing
6 1 (0.57%) Advertising
6 1 (0.57%) Digital Economy
6 1 (0.57%) Electronics
6 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.57%) Games
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 159 (90.86%) Developer
2 74 (42.29%) Java Developer
3 44 (25.14%) Senior Developer
4 41 (23.43%) C# Developer
5 37 (21.14%) Full Stack Developer
6 35 (20.00%) .NET Developer
7 34 (19.43%) Digital Developer
7 34 (19.43%) Digital Transformation
8 22 (12.57%) C# .NET Developer
8 22 (12.57%) Senior Java Developer
9 18 (10.29%) SQL Developer
10 14 (8.00%) Senior .NET Developer
11 12 (6.86%) Angular Developer
11 12 (6.86%) Senior C# Developer
12 11 (6.29%) Senior SQL Developer
13 9 (5.14%) Analyst
13 9 (5.14%) Microsoft Developer
13 9 (5.14%) Software Developer
14 8 (4.57%) CRM Developer
14 8 (4.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (43.43%) .NET
2 49 (28.00%) WCF
3 48 (27.43%) HTML
4 44 (25.14%) jQuery
5 40 (22.86%) ASP.NET
6 39 (22.29%) CSS
7 32 (18.29%) AngularJS
8 29 (16.57%) Ajax
9 28 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (14.86%) .NET Framework
10 26 (14.86%) Entity Framework
11 16 (9.14%) WPF
12 15 (8.57%) Aurelia
12 15 (8.57%) REST
13 14 (8.00%) Unity DI Container
14 12 (6.86%) NHibernate
14 12 (6.86%) Web Services
15 11 (6.29%) React
15 11 (6.29%) SOAP
15 11 (6.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.29%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.43%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (3.43%) W3C
3 4 (2.29%) Credit Risk
4 3 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.71%) User Experience
5 1 (0.57%) Contactless
5 1 (0.57%) Derivative
5 1 (0.57%) Online Games
5 1 (0.57%) Reinsurance
5 1 (0.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 30 (17.14%) Windows
2 7 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (77.14%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (67.43%) TDD
3 89 (50.86%) Continuous Integration
4 87 (49.71%) OO
5 67 (38.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 37 (21.14%) MVC
7 27 (15.43%) Test Automation
8 23 (13.14%) Scrum
9 20 (11.43%) BDD
9 20 (11.43%) Microservices
10 18 (10.29%) CRM
11 16 (9.14%) SDLC
12 14 (8.00%) Dependency Injection
12 14 (8.00%) SOLID
13 12 (6.86%) Business Analysis
13 12 (6.86%) Unit Testing
14 10 (5.71%) Front End Development
14 10 (5.71%) Workflow
15 9 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
16 8 (4.57%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 78 (44.57%) C#
2 74 (42.29%) Java
3 57 (32.57%) SQL
4 26 (14.86%) JavaScript
5 18 (10.29%) TypeScript
6 17 (9.71%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.57%) Scala
8 3 (1.71%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (8.00%) Degree
2 11 (6.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.14%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.57%) MCP
5 1 (0.57%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.57%) QA
2 6 (3.43%) WCAG
3 5 (2.86%) AIFMD
3 5 (2.86%) EMIR
3 5 (2.86%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (4.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 83 (47.43%) Ansible
1 83 (47.43%) Opscode Chef
1 83 (47.43%) Puppet
2 1 (0.57%) Kibana
2 1 (0.57%) Salt
Vendors
1 86 (49.14%) Oracle
2 46 (26.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.71%) Murex
3 3 (1.71%) OpenLink
4 1 (0.57%) GoldenSource
4 1 (0.57%) SAP
4 1 (0.57%) SimCorp