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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 54 -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales - 1.07% -
As % of the Development Applications category - 5.83% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Median daily rate - £431 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -4.83% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 - -

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 Wales with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 112 103 225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 18.18% 18.33% 25.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 68 169
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £294 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test-First Development
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) MbUnit
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL

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 1 (100.00%) Couchbase
1 1 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) MbUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) CSS3
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) ATDD
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test-First Development
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) TypeScript
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
LA International
Rate: £190 per day
Posted: Yesterday