Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 95 119
Rank change year-on-year +19 +24 -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 15 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.26% 0.56% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.58% 2.39% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 2
Wales median daily rate £373 £475 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.58% -7.32% -
10th Percentile £183 £374 £479
90th Percentile £390 £513 £536
UK median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £23.14 - -
UK median hourly rate £23.14 - -

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 Wales with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 269 335 371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 22.68% 23.56% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 246 299
Wales median daily rate £400 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +16.44% +4.29%
10th Percentile £278 £300 £298
90th Percentile £538 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 10
Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £55.00 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.93% +58.27% -33.81%
10th Percentile £21.87 £27.70 £19.75
90th Percentile £24.42 £59.50 £61.13
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in Wales

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSTest in Wales

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSTest in Wales over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSTest in Wales

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Wales 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
South Wales +21 14 £355 -25.34%
MSTest
UK

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 Wales region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 15 (100.00%) .NET
1 15 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 15 (100.00%) OOP
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 15 (100.00%) MVC
1 15 (100.00%) NUnit
1 15 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 15 (100.00%) LINQ
1 15 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 15 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 15 (100.00%) Entity Framework
2 14 (93.33%) Relational Database
2 14 (93.33%) Mentoring
2 14 (93.33%) Coaching
2 14 (93.33%) SQL
2 14 (93.33%) RDBMS
3 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (66.67%) jQuery
5 8 (53.33%) Degree
6 2 (13.33%) OO
6 2 (13.33%) C#
6 2 (13.33%) NHS
7 1 (6.67%) HP
7 1 (6.67%) Back Office
7 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
7 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (93.33%) RDBMS
1 14 (93.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (100.00%) NUnit
General
1 1 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Developer
2 13 (86.67%) .NET Developer
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Developer
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Lead Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Lead .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Lead Software Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
1 15 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 15 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 15 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 15 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 15 (100.00%) LINQ
2 10 (66.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) MVC
1 15 (100.00%) OOP
1 15 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 14 (93.33%) Coaching
2 14 (93.33%) Mentoring
3 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) HP