The first table below looks at the demand for Usability Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Usability Testing over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Usability Testing
Rank 190 193 207
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +14
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 20 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.064% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.086% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 12
Average daily rate £350 £431 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.84% +26.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £379 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £580 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 - £32.25
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4902 4666 5879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.95% 74.87% 72.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3582 3576 4142
Average daily rate £450 £450 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 50 92
Average hourly rate £25.00 £135.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.48% +440.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £17.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £135.00 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Usability Testing
London

Usability Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Usability Testing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Usability Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Usability Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Usability Testing across the City of London region.

Usability Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Usability Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Usability Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Usability Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Usability Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Usability Testing.

1 11 (35.48%) Axure RP
1 11 (35.48%) Photoshop
2 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.81%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (25.81%) Adobe
4 7 (22.58%) Finance
5 5 (16.13%) Project Management
5 5 (16.13%) Fireworks
5 5 (16.13%) InDesign
5 5 (16.13%) Adobe After Effects
5 5 (16.13%) Degree
6 4 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
6 4 (12.90%) CSS
6 4 (12.90%) HTML
6 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
6 4 (12.90%) Market Research
6 4 (12.90%) OmniGraffle
6 4 (12.90%) Information Architecture
6 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
7 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
7 3 (9.68%) Customer Insight
7 3 (9.68%) Social Media
7 3 (9.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 3 (9.68%) Android
7 3 (9.68%) Flash
8 2 (6.45%) Data Analysis
8 2 (6.45%) Google
8 2 (6.45%) Pay per click

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Usability Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Usability Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Photoshop
2 8 (25.81%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (16.13%) Fireworks
3 5 (16.13%) InDesign
3 5 (16.13%) Adobe After Effects
4 4 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (12.90%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (6.45%) MS Project
6 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
6 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Google Analytics
Development Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Axure RP
2 3 (9.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.23%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (3.23%) TestComplete
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Marketing
2 2 (6.45%) Advertising
3 1 (3.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Designer
2 9 (29.03%) User Experience Designer
3 4 (12.90%) Visual Designer
4 3 (9.68%) User Experience Researcher
4 3 (9.68%) Testing Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Customer Insight Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Test Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Photoshop Designer
5 2 (6.45%) User Experience Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Testing Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) User Experience Architect
6 1 (3.23%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) CSS
1 4 (12.90%) HTML
2 3 (9.68%) Flash
3 1 (3.23%) jQuery
3 1 (3.23%) WPF
3 1 (3.23%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.68%) Social Media
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.45%) New Media
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (3.23%) Human Factors
4 1 (3.23%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.23%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
1 3 (9.68%) Android
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
1 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.13%) Project Management
3 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
3 4 (12.90%) Market Research
3 4 (12.90%) Information Architecture
4 3 (9.68%) Customer Insight
5 2 (6.45%) Data Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Pay per click
5 2 (6.45%) Search Engine Marketing
5 2 (6.45%) Use Case
5 2 (6.45%) Display Advertising
5 2 (6.45%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.45%) SEO
5 2 (6.45%) Workflow
5 2 (6.45%) User Experience Design
5 2 (6.45%) Analytics
5 2 (6.45%) Trend Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Campaign Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.23%) C#
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Adobe
2 2 (6.45%) Google
2 2 (6.45%) Apple
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.23%) HP
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