The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 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
Nottinghamshire / Nottingham
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 41 42
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1  
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 0.29% 0.68% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.30% 7.50% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £338 £338 -
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 Nottingham with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Nottingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 77 40 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 22.06% 9.11% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 27 37
Median daily rate £425 £350 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -26.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Nottingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottingham 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 Nottingham

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSTest in Nottingham

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 Nottingham region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 3 (60.00%) JIRA
3 3 (60.00%) WCF
3 3 (60.00%) RESTful
3 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (60.00%) Microservices
3 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Core
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Core
4 2 (40.00%) API Design
4 2 (40.00%) Front End Development
4 2 (40.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (40.00%) User Stories
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (40.00%) Docker
4 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottingham 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 (20.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) NSubstitute
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (60.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (60.00%) RESTful
3 3 (60.00%) WCF
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Core
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Core
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
5 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (20.00%) Autofac
5 1 (20.00%) JSON
5 1 (20.00%) SOAP
5 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Microservices
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) API Design
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Front End Development
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (20.00%) Refactoring
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) HNC
1 1 (20.00%) HND
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft