The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
Berkshire / Reading
Rank - 78 68
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading - 0.30% 0.61%
As % of the Development Applications category - 2.94% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.06%  
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 Reading with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 86 102 124
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 12.86% 10.11% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 70 79
Median daily rate £425 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £45.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.66% +136.84%  
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSTest in Reading

MSTest
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Reading region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Support Officer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# WCF Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# WPF Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
2 1 (33.33%) WCF Developer
2 1 (33.33%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft