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 3 months to 22 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
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.050% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.25% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
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 Yorkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 403 543 454
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 20.03% 19.45% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 397 312
Median daily rate £400 £400 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +19.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +3.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Median hourly rate £39.00 - £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 - £22.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 10 (90.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) Manual Testing
2 9 (81.82%) ISTQB
2 9 (81.82%) Visual Studio
2 9 (81.82%) SharePoint
2 9 (81.82%) SharePoint 2010
2 9 (81.82%) Functional Testing
3 8 (72.73%) Software Testing
3 8 (72.73%) Kanban
4 3 (27.27%) C#
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) Selenium
5 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
6 1 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
6 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics
6 1 (9.09%) Analytics
6 1 (9.09%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 1 (9.09%) JIRA
6 1 (9.09%) V-Model

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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (81.82%) SharePoint
1 9 (81.82%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (81.82%) Visual Studio
3 2 (18.18%) Selenium
4 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Software Tester
1 7 (63.64%) Tester
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Software Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Software Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Software Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) WinForms
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Functional Testing
1 9 (81.82%) Manual Testing
1 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) Kanban
2 8 (72.73%) Software Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
4 1 (9.09%) ETL
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Logistics
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) V-Model
4 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) ISTQB
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification