The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford - - -
As % of the Development Applications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.85% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MSTest
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Development Applications Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 6.33% 1.85% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Average daily rate £280 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.56% -2.66%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSTest across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSTest across the Bedford region.

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in Bedford