The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire 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 26 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
East Midlands / Nottinghamshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 43 46
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3  
Contract jobs citing MSTest 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 0.48% 0.63% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.06% 7.32% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £344 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% -  
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 Nottinghamshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Nottinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 97 41 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire 23.26% 8.60% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 28 43
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 £326 £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 Nottinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 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 Nottinghamshire

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSTest in Nottinghamshire

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in Nottinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Nottingham -3 1 £338 - 1
MSTest
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 Nottinghamshire region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) TDD
2 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 4 (66.67%) WCF
2 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (66.67%) RESTful
2 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (66.67%) Microservices
3 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) MVC
4 2 (33.33%) Python
4 2 (33.33%) SOA
4 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (33.33%) SOAP
4 2 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (33.33%) Confluence
4 2 (33.33%) MongoDB

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottinghamshire 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 2 (33.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
1 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) NSubstitute
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (66.67%) .NET Developer
2 4 (66.67%) C# Developer
3 3 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (50.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (16.67%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
2 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (66.67%) RESTful
2 4 (66.67%) WCF
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Core
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Core
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (33.33%) Autofac
3 2 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 2 (33.33%) JSON
3 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (33.33%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Microservices
1 4 (66.67%) Scrum
1 4 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) API Design
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (33.33%) Front End Development
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Refactoring
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) HNC
1 1 (16.67%) HND
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com