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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Usability Testing
Rank 179 215 210
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -5
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 19 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.32% 0.099% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.76% +81.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £413 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £600 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £388 £343
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +13.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.61 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -53.06%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4452 5405 5840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.69% 76.06% 74.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3298 4052 4356
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 97 84
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.60 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £50.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 24 July 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 24 July 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 (31.43%) Axure RP
1 11 (31.43%) Photoshop
2 10 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (25.71%) Adobe
4 8 (22.86%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (20.00%) Finance
6 6 (17.14%) Fireworks
6 6 (17.14%) InDesign
6 6 (17.14%) Adobe After Effects
7 4 (11.43%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (11.43%) Market Research
7 4 (11.43%) Android
7 4 (11.43%) HTML
7 4 (11.43%) Customer Insight
7 4 (11.43%) Apple iOS
7 4 (11.43%) User Experience Design
7 4 (11.43%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (11.43%) Information Architecture
7 4 (11.43%) Mobile App
8 3 (8.57%) Analytics
8 3 (8.57%) Social Media
8 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (8.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
8 3 (8.57%) CSS
8 3 (8.57%) Windows
8 3 (8.57%) Flash
8 3 (8.57%) Visualisation
8 3 (8.57%) Google

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (31.43%) Photoshop
2 8 (22.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (17.14%) Fireworks
3 6 (17.14%) InDesign
3 6 (17.14%) Adobe After Effects
4 4 (11.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (11.43%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (5.71%) MS Project
6 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
6 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Axure RP
2 3 (8.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Marketing
2 2 (5.71%) Advertising
3 1 (2.86%) Legal
3 1 (2.86%) Games
3 1 (2.86%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (57.14%) Designer
2 10 (28.57%) User Experience Designer
3 6 (17.14%) Photoshop Designer
4 4 (11.43%) Visual Designer
5 3 (8.57%) User Experience Researcher
5 3 (8.57%) Customer Insight Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Testing Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Test Manager
5 3 (8.57%) UI Designer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Designer
7 1 (2.86%) Senior User Experience Designer
7 1 (2.86%) Digital Designer
7 1 (2.86%) Senior UI Designer
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Photoshop Designer
7 1 (2.86%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) HTML
2 3 (8.57%) CSS
2 3 (8.57%) Flash
3 1 (2.86%) WPF
3 1 (2.86%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.57%) Social Media
2 3 (8.57%) Visualisation
3 2 (5.71%) Human Factors
3 2 (5.71%) New Media
4 1 (2.86%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.86%) BBC
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Graphic Design
4 1 (2.86%) Copywriting
4 1 (2.86%) Blog
4 1 (2.86%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Android
1 4 (11.43%) Apple iOS
2 3 (8.57%) Windows
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (11.43%) Market Research
2 4 (11.43%) Customer Insight
2 4 (11.43%) User Experience Design
2 4 (11.43%) Information Architecture
3 3 (8.57%) Analytics
3 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (8.57%) Data Analysis
4 2 (5.71%) SEO
4 2 (5.71%) Pay per click
4 2 (5.71%) Display Advertising
4 2 (5.71%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (5.71%) Test Scripting
4 2 (5.71%) Search Engine Marketing
4 2 (5.71%) Project Management
4 2 (5.71%) Trend Analysis
4 2 (5.71%) Campaign Analysis
4 2 (5.71%) Qualitative Research
5 1 (2.86%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Adobe
2 3 (8.57%) Google
3 2 (5.71%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (5.71%) Apple
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.86%) Sony