Period
to 20 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 20 July 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 - 205
Rank change year-on-year - +205 -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.048% - 0.048%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.30% - 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Scotland median daily rate £425 - £280
UK median daily rate £475 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +20.25% -1.25% +18.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £51.25 £46.00 -
% change year-on-year +11.41% - -

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 Scotland with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 657 766 696
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.62% 13.89% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 423 380
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £255 £267
90th Percentile £525 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 21
Scotland median hourly rate £44.20 £27.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.69% -12.90% -18.42%
10th Percentile £37.88 £11.25 £29.25
90th Percentile £195.00 £46.06 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year - +13.48% -0.93%

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing MSTest as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in Scotland

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSTest in Scotland

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
Edinburgh - 2 £425 -
MSTest
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Scotland region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) OOP
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Subversion
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Investment Management
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Deployment

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Subversion
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Deployment
1 2 (100.00%) Investment Management
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) OOP
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft