Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 21 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 West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 208 202 212
Rank change year-on-year -6 +10 -9
Contract jobs citing MSTest 2 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.035% 0.018% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.21% 0.10% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 11
South West median daily rate - - £405
England median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West 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 West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 938 971 953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.61% 17.02% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 668 671
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £300
90th Percentile £525 £527 £500
England median daily rate £451 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +6.00% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 40 55
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £42.25 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.60% +2.42% +13.32%
10th Percentile £32.60 £24.72 £30.20
90th Percentile £57.05 £51.66 £44.50
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 West

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

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in the South West

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSTest in the South West

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 21 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
Bristol -6 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 West region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) Kanban
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (50.00%) GitHub
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Power BI
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (50.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) Kendo UI
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Kanban
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft