The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 29 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.

Microsoft MSTest
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 0.22% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.93% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £381 £363
% change year-on-year -1.63% +5.17%  
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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 108 105 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 23.84% 19.09% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 82 25
Median daily rate £425 £390 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +15.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £725 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Logistics
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Testing

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Logistics
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Barnsley Borough Council
Rate: £33,437 - £36,379
Posted: 12 days ago