Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 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 > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 198 223 230
Rank change year-on-year +25 +7 -37
Contract jobs citing MSTest 3 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.052% 0.015% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.30% 0.10% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
North West median daily rate - £425 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.64% +1.85%
England median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West 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 the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 994 991 1160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.33% 14.53% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 667 696
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £263
90th Percentile £538 £500 £526
England median daily rate £451 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +6.00% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 45
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £33.40 £34.85 £27.30
90th Percentile £50.50 £44.30 £40.60
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 the North West

Job postings citing MSTest as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in the North West

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSTest in the North West

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 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
Manchester - 2 - - 7
Merseyside +5 1 - - 1
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 North West region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Autofac
2 1 (33.33%) NuGet
2 1 (33.33%) LESS
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (33.33%) Durandal
2 1 (33.33%) TypeScript
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) gulp
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (33.33%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Asynchronous Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Aurelia
2 1 (33.33%) jspm
2 1 (33.33%) Lambda Expressions
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Core
2 1 (33.33%) Task Automation
2 1 (33.33%) npm
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (33.33%) 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
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Expert
1 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Core
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) Aurelia
2 1 (33.33%) Autofac
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Durandal
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) Lambda Expressions
2 1 (33.33%) LESS
2 1 (33.33%) LINQ
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Asynchronous Programming
2 1 (33.33%) B2B
2 1 (33.33%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) OOD
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Task Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) TypeScript