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 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
South East / Surrey
Rank 84 98 -
Rank change year-on-year +14 -  
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.087% 0.31% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.45% 1.63% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £375 £413 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £381 £356
% change year-on-year -1.63% +7.01%  
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 Surrey with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 223 246 170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 19.41% 19.29% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 180 120
Median daily rate £425 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £345 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 19 7
Median hourly rate - £43.75 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey 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 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 3 months to 23 March 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
Reigate - 1 £375 -
MSTest
South East

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 23 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 Surrey region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
1 9 (100.00%) NUnit
1 9 (100.00%) Selenium
1 9 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 9 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 8 (88.89%) SpecFlow
2 8 (88.89%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (88.89%) MVVM
2 8 (88.89%) BDD
2 8 (88.89%) Git (software)
2 8 (88.89%) RESTful
2 8 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (88.89%) PowerShell
2 8 (88.89%) SOAP
2 8 (88.89%) T-SQL
2 8 (88.89%) XML
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (77.78%) Kanban
4 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (11.11%) Protractor
5 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Banking
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing

MSTest
Top Related 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:

Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) NUnit
1 9 (100.00%) Selenium
1 9 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 8 (88.89%) Git (software)
2 8 (88.89%) SpecFlow
3 1 (11.11%) Protractor
3 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Automation Test Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) RESTful
1 8 (88.89%) SOAP
1 8 (88.89%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
1 9 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 8 (88.89%) BDD
2 8 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (88.89%) MVVM
2 8 (88.89%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (77.78%) Kanban
4 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) PowerShell
2 8 (88.89%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) HP