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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
North West / Manchester
Rank - 107 93
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester - 0.056% 0.062%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.42% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £381 £356
% change year-on-year -1.63% +7.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.75 -

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 232 240 194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 17.83% 13.52% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 162 137
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £498 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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