Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 24 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
South East > Surrey
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 124 143
Rank change year-on-year -7 +19 -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 6 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.21% 0.35% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.93% 1.96% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 0
Surrey median daily rate £500 £390 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.21% - -
South East median daily rate £500 £400 £310
% change year-on-year +25.00% +29.03% -27.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate - - -
South East 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 Surrey with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 642 408 464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 22.98% 17.75% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 282 336
Surrey median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +12.00%
10th Percentile £336 £313 £300
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 9
Surrey median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -8.89% +28.57%
10th Percentile £14.80 £37.75 £35.00
90th Percentile £50.60 £45.65 £52.00
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +6.25%

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in Surrey

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSTest in Surrey

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 24 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
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 £400 -
MSTest
South East

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

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
1 6 (100.00%) NUnit
2 5 (83.33%) WebSphere
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (83.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (83.33%) Puppet
2 5 (83.33%) NoSQL
2 5 (83.33%) OpenStack
2 5 (83.33%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (83.33%) Ansible
2 5 (83.33%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) MySQL
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 5 (83.33%) WebLogic
2 5 (83.33%) OO
2 5 (83.33%) Tomcat
2 5 (83.33%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) Angular 2
3 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) Moq

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 (83.33%) OpenStack
1 5 (83.33%) Tomcat
1 5 (83.33%) WebLogic
1 5 (83.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 5 (83.33%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) MySQL
1 5 (83.33%) NoSQL
1 5 (83.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) NUnit
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Moq
2 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Python Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) Angular 2
1 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) HTML5
1 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) C#
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) Ansible
1 5 (83.33%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (83.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle