Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 25 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 209 170
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.016% 0.020%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.11% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median daily rate - - £300
England median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England 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 the West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 719 927 475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.87% 15.11% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 509 247
West Midlands median daily rate £418 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.56% +17.65% -2.86%
10th Percentile £275 £282 £156
90th Percentile £559 £500 £475
England median daily rate £455 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +7.06% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 29
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £31.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -1.40% -16.16%
10th Percentile £13.61 £11.50 £19.40
90th Percentile £45.25 £41.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing MSTest as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in the West Midlands

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSTest in the West Midlands