Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 20 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 > Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 193 216
Rank change year-on-year +15 +23 -46
Contract jobs citing MSTest 7 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.16% 0.13% 0.032%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.79% 0.78% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Yorkshire median daily rate £288 £250 £271
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -7.83% +0.46%
10th Percentile £281 £228 £256
90th Percentile £294 £290 £294
England median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 891 893 1045
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 20.31% 16.59% 16.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 578 702
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £413 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.79% +6.62%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £270
90th Percentile £534 £536 £518
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Yorkshire median hourly rate £42.50 £13.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +214.81% -66.25% +14.51%
10th Percentile £40.75 £12.98 £21.50
90th Percentile £46.75 £20.85 £47.50
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 Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in Yorkshire

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSTest in Yorkshire

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 20 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
West Yorkshire +22 7 £288 +9.52% 3
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) 3G
1 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
1 3 (42.86%) Legal
1 3 (42.86%) NUnit
1 3 (42.86%) Systems Analysis
1 3 (42.86%) QA
1 3 (42.86%) Release Management
1 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
1 3 (42.86%) Kanban
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Case Management
3 1 (14.29%) Law
3 1 (14.29%) Practice Management
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Process Management
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Eclipse

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) 3G
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 3 (42.86%) NUnit
1 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (42.86%) Legal
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Release Manager
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) QA Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Software Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Software Release Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Build and Release Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Build Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
1 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Kanban
1 3 (42.86%) Release Management
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 3 (42.86%) Systems Analysis
1 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
1 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Case Management
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Practice Management
3 1 (14.29%) Process Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft