Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 - 144
Rank change year-on-year - +144 -23
Contract jobs citing MSTest 3 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.10% - 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.59% - 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Manchester median daily rate £350 - £375
North West median daily rate £350 £425 £344
% change year-on-year -17.65% +23.64% +1.85%
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 511 539 517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.39% 15.20% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 376 295
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +11.54%
10th Percentile £290 £308 £266
90th Percentile £538 £500 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 27
Manchester median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +29.03%
10th Percentile £35.00 £29.81 £25.00
90th Percentile £58.50 £40.00 £41.40
North West median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +10.29%

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

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 23 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
Bury - 1 - -
MSTest
North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (66.67%) Task Automation
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Autofac
3 1 (33.33%) NuGet
3 1 (33.33%) LESS
3 1 (33.33%) Durandal
3 1 (33.33%) TypeScript
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) gulp
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) npm
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Asynchronous Programming
3 1 (33.33%) Aurelia
3 1 (33.33%) jspm
3 1 (33.33%) Lambda Expressions
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) CSS

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) gulp
2 1 (33.33%) jspm
2 1 (33.33%) NuGet
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Core
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (33.33%) Aurelia
1 1 (33.33%) Autofac
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Durandal
1 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
1 1 (33.33%) Lambda Expressions
1 1 (33.33%) LESS
1 1 (33.33%) LINQ
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Task Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Asynchronous Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) TypeScript