Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 18 November 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
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 358 359 384
Rank change year-on-year +1 +25 -20
Contract jobs citing MSTest 13 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.078% 0.16% 0.072%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.44% 1.02% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 7
South East median daily rate £500 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +29.03% -27.06%
England median daily rate £500 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +18.20% +5.75% -2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

MSTest is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 2985 2537 2611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.88% 15.16% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1820 1550 1596
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £310 £293 £263
90th Percentile £570 £525 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 78 67
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26.00 £32.50 £25.95
90th Percentile £52.50 £59.31 £50.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MSTest as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in the South East

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSTest in the South East

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSTest in the South East over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSTest in the South East

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
Surrey -15 8 £500 +26.58% 1
Middlesex - 6 £500 -
Hampshire - 4 £435 - 1
Kent -11 1 £500 +81.82% 2
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 South East region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (92.31%) TDD
3 10 (76.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (69.23%) NUnit
5 7 (53.85%) .NET
6 6 (46.15%) MySQL
6 6 (46.15%) Oracle
6 6 (46.15%) C#
6 6 (46.15%) Java
6 6 (46.15%) WebLogic
6 6 (46.15%) SQL
6 6 (46.15%) OO
6 6 (46.15%) Tomcat
6 6 (46.15%) Python
6 6 (46.15%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (46.15%) WebSphere
6 6 (46.15%) Selenium
6 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
6 6 (46.15%) Puppet
6 6 (46.15%) NoSQL
6 6 (46.15%) SpecFlow
6 6 (46.15%) OpenStack
6 6 (46.15%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (46.15%) Ansible
7 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
7 5 (38.46%) PowerShell

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (46.15%) OpenStack
1 6 (46.15%) Tomcat
1 6 (46.15%) WebLogic
1 6 (46.15%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (30.77%) IaaS
3 4 (30.77%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) MySQL
1 6 (46.15%) NoSQL
1 6 (46.15%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (30.77%) GIS
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2016
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) NUnit
2 6 (46.15%) Selenium
2 6 (46.15%) SpecFlow
2 6 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
3 5 (38.46%) Moq
3 5 (38.46%) Visual Studio
4 4 (30.77%) webpack
5 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
6 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
6 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 1 (7.69%) JMeter
6 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (7.69%) Advertising
1 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Python Developer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Team Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
2 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (38.46%) Web Services
2 5 (38.46%) XML
3 4 (30.77%) Ajax
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 4 (30.77%) Code First Entity Framework
3 4 (30.77%) Entity Framework
3 4 (30.77%) OAuth2
3 4 (30.77%) OpenID
3 4 (30.77%) React
3 4 (30.77%) Redux
3 4 (30.77%) REST
3 4 (30.77%) Swagger
3 4 (30.77%) WCF
3 4 (30.77%) XML Schema
4 2 (15.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (92.31%) TDD
3 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (46.15%) OO
3 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
4 4 (30.77%) Build Automation
4 4 (30.77%) Change Data Capture
4 4 (30.77%) ETL
4 4 (30.77%) Full Text Search
4 4 (30.77%) MVC
4 4 (30.77%) OWASP
4 4 (30.77%) Release Management
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
5 3 (23.08%) BDD
6 1 (7.69%) MVVM
6 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
1 6 (46.15%) Java
1 6 (46.15%) Python
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
2 5 (38.46%) T-SQL
3 4 (30.77%) ES6
3 4 (30.77%) F#
3 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 4 (30.77%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Ansible
1 6 (46.15%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (46.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) ESRI