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 3 months to 25 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 - 93
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.073% - 0.066%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.47% - 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -4.83% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Manchester with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 213 216 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.59% 12.22% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 143 81
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 1
Median hourly rate £38.75 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.63% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 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 3 months to 25 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
Bury - 1 - -
MSTest
North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) LINQ
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 1 (100.00%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Autofac
1 1 (100.00%) NuGet
1 1 (100.00%) LESS
1 1 (100.00%) Durandal
1 1 (100.00%) TypeScript
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (100.00%) gulp
1 1 (100.00%) Asynchronous Programming
1 1 (100.00%) Aurelia
1 1 (100.00%) jspm
1 1 (100.00%) Lambda Expressions
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Core

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) gulp
1 1 (100.00%) jspm
1 1 (100.00%) NuGet
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Core
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (100.00%) Aurelia
1 1 (100.00%) Autofac
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Durandal
1 1 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Lambda Expressions
1 1 (100.00%) LESS
1 1 (100.00%) LINQ
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Asynchronous Programming
1 1 (100.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 1 (100.00%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) TypeScript