The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSTest
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 86 112 -
Rank change year-on-year +26 -  
Contract jobs citing MSTest 9 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.67% 0.052% -
As % of the Development Applications category 3.09% 0.31% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £363
% change year-on-year -3.22% +6.89%  
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 291 324 284
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 21.81% 16.74% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 231 185
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
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 West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSTest in West Yorkshire

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Leeds +22 9 £300 - 1
MSTest
Yorkshire

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 9 (90.00%) Visual Studio
1 9 (90.00%) SharePoint
1 9 (90.00%) Manual Testing
1 9 (90.00%) Kanban
1 9 (90.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (90.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 9 (90.00%) Functional Testing
2 8 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 8 (80.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (70.00%) Automated Testing
4 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) Selenium
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) V-Model
6 1 (10.00%) Time Management
6 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (10.00%) SDLC
6 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (10.00%) QA
6 1 (10.00%) Marketing
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (10.00%) JIRA
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 9 (90.00%) SharePoint
1 9 (90.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (90.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Software Tester
1 7 (70.00%) Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Software Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Software Test Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Software Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Functional Testing
1 9 (90.00%) Kanban
1 9 (90.00%) Manual Testing
2 8 (80.00%) Software Testing
3 7 (70.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) Time Management
5 1 (10.00%) V-Model
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) IBM
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle