Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 - 152
Rank change year-on-year - +152 -27
Contract jobs citing MSTest 4 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.14% - 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.79% - 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Manchester median daily rate £350 - £353
North West median daily rate £350 £425 £330
% change year-on-year -17.65% +28.79% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West 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 Manchester with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 509 524 633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.04% 16.51% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 358 368
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £265
90th Percentile £563 £500 £489
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 27
Manchester median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +29.03%
10th Percentile £36.25 £30.55 £25.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £40.00 £41.40
North West median hourly rate £40.25 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.42% +10.00% +7.14%

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in Manchester

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSTest in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (75.00%) Task Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) RESTful
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (25.00%) ATDD
4 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (25.00%) SignalR
4 1 (25.00%) TypeScript
4 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (25.00%) RequireJS
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) MVC

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) NUnit
2 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (25.00%) Advertising
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) HTML5
1 1 (25.00%) jQuery
1 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (25.00%) LINQ
1 1 (25.00%) Reactive Extensions
1 1 (25.00%) RequireJS
1 1 (25.00%) RESTful
1 1 (25.00%) SignalR
1 1 (25.00%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Task Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) ATDD
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) TypeScript
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft