The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank - 51 -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire - 0.20% -
As % of the Development Applications category - 1.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £363
% change year-on-year -3.22% +6.89%  
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 91 76 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 16.46% 15.29% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 55 48
Median daily rate £500 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £290 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £491 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £37.75 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +69.66%  
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 Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSTest in Oxfordshire