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 3 months to 24 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
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 232 267 266
Rank change year-on-year +35 -1  
Contract jobs citing MSTest 7 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.092% 0.034% 0.095%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.56% 0.23% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Median daily rate £500 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +37.50%  
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 the South East with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1251 1310 1211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.38% 14.68% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 803 738
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 40 24
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.85 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 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
Surrey - 6 £500 - 1
Middlesex - 5 £500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (86.67%) TDD
3 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (60.00%) Oracle
5 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
5 8 (53.33%) C#
5 8 (53.33%) Selenium
5 8 (53.33%) Test Automation
6 7 (46.67%) SpecFlow
6 7 (46.67%) NUnit
6 7 (46.67%) Scrum
6 7 (46.67%) .NET
6 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
6 7 (46.67%) SQL
7 6 (40.00%) T-SQL
7 6 (40.00%) Web Services
7 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
7 6 (40.00%) MVC
7 6 (40.00%) WCF
7 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
8 5 (33.33%) OpenStack
8 5 (33.33%) Puppet
8 5 (33.33%) NoSQL
8 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (33.33%) PaaS
8 5 (33.33%) OpenID
8 5 (33.33%) Moq
8 5 (33.33%) OWASP

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 5 (33.33%) IIS
1 5 (33.33%) OpenStack
1 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 5 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
1 5 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 5 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 5 (33.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (33.33%) IaaS
2 5 (33.33%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (33.33%) MySQL
2 5 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 5 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (53.33%) Selenium
3 7 (46.67%) NUnit
3 7 (46.67%) SpecFlow
4 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (33.33%) Moq
5 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (33.33%) webpack
6 4 (26.67%) NuGet
6 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
7 2 (13.33%) JIRA
7 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
8 1 (6.67%) Protractor
8 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (33.33%) Publishing
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Electronics
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Python Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Strategy Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Test Automation Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy Manager
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) WCF
2 6 (40.00%) Web Services
3 5 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 5 (33.33%) Ajax
3 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (33.33%) OAuth2
3 5 (33.33%) OpenID
3 5 (33.33%) React
3 5 (33.33%) Redux
3 5 (33.33%) XML
4 4 (26.67%) XML-RPC
5 1 (6.67%) CSS
5 1 (6.67%) HTML
5 1 (6.67%) RESTful
5 1 (6.67%) SOAP
5 1 (6.67%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Android
1 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (86.67%) TDD
3 8 (53.33%) Test Automation
4 7 (46.67%) Scrum
5 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (40.00%) MVC
6 5 (33.33%) Change Data Capture
6 5 (33.33%) Full Text Search
6 5 (33.33%) OO
6 5 (33.33%) OWASP
6 5 (33.33%) Release Management
7 4 (26.67%) Kanban
7 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
8 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
8 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Test Management
8 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
9 1 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
9 1 (6.67%) DevOps
9 1 (6.67%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C#
2 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
2 7 (46.67%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (33.33%) ES6
4 5 (33.33%) Java
4 5 (33.33%) Python
4 5 (33.33%) TypeScript
4 5 (33.33%) VB
5 4 (26.67%) F#
6 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) ISEB
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Ansible
1 5 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (33.33%) Puppet
2 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Oracle
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
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