The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - 118 120
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire - 0.043% 0.098%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.29% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £295 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Development Applications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
392 339 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.66% 14.54% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 197 135
Average daily rate £330 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £421 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 £16.90 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire