The table below looks at the statistics for Usability Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Usability Testing over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Usability Testing
UK / England
Rank 392 435 470
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +35
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 175 172 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.37% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.45% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 115 73
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £27.65 £24.23 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.11% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
33619 38152 36402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.40% 82.04% 78.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 22424 25073 23863
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 835 1113 967
Median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Usability Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Usability Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Usability Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Usability Testing
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Usability Testing Daily Rate Trend in England

Usability Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Usability Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Usability Testing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Usability Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Usability Testing across the England region.

Usability Testing Hourly Rate Trend in England

Usability Testing
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Usability Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 22 January 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
London -10 72 £428 -10.00% 10
Yorkshire +41 33 £425 +6.25% 5
South East +20 29 £413 +10.00% 2
West Midlands -4 15 £438 +15.89% 1
North East -25 9 £400 - 1
North West +28 7 £425 +6.25% 1
South West +7 7 £443 +4.11% 1
East Midlands - 2 £400 - 1
East of England - 1 £425 -
Usability Testing
UK

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Usability Testing 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 England region with a requirement for Usability Testing.

1 255 (70.25%) User Experience
2 248 (68.32%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (39.94%) Degree
4 139 (38.29%) Psychology
5 138 (38.02%) Ethnography
6 135 (37.19%) Service Design
7 130 (35.81%) Analytical Skills
8 106 (29.20%) Customer Insight
9 103 (28.37%) Scrum
10 97 (26.72%) Human Factors
10 97 (26.72%) Guerrilla Research
11 96 (26.45%) Market Research
12 83 (22.87%) Analytics
13 74 (20.39%) Prototyping
14 71 (19.56%) User Stories
15 60 (16.53%) Wireframes
16 55 (15.15%) HTML
17 51 (14.05%) Java
18 50 (13.77%) QA
19 48 (13.22%) Selenium
20 47 (12.95%) Performance Testing
21 46 (12.67%) CSS
22 45 (12.40%) Automated Testing
22 45 (12.40%) Unit Testing
23 40 (11.02%) Security Testing
23 40 (11.02%) Mobile App
24 39 (10.74%) Axure RP
25 38 (10.47%) SoapUI
25 38 (10.47%) Gherkin
25 38 (10.47%) Software Engineering

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 16 (4.41%) Confluence
2 2 (0.55%) CMS
3 1 (0.28%) Marvel
Applications
1 20 (5.51%) Photoshop
2 14 (3.86%) MS Visio
3 13 (3.58%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (3.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 11 (3.03%) OmniGraffle
6 7 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (1.65%) InVision
8 5 (1.38%) Fireworks
8 5 (1.38%) UserZoom
9 4 (1.10%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.55%) Pixate
11 1 (0.28%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.28%) InDesign
11 1 (0.28%) MS Excel
11 1 (0.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.48%) Google Analytics
2 6 (1.65%) Adobe Analytics
3 4 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (0.55%) Google Play
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.93%) Internet
2 6 (1.65%) HTTP
3 3 (0.83%) GoToMeeting
3 3 (0.83%) Intranet
4 1 (0.28%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.03%) SQLite
2 5 (1.38%) RDBMS
2 5 (1.38%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.83%) Mixpanel
4 2 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (0.55%) DB2
5 1 (0.28%) Big Data
5 1 (0.28%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 48 (13.22%) Selenium
2 39 (10.74%) Axure RP
3 38 (10.47%) SoapUI
4 25 (6.89%) JIRA
5 14 (3.86%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 9 (2.48%) Visual Studio
7 7 (1.93%) Appium
8 4 (1.10%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.10%) Dreamweaver
8 4 (1.10%) Git (software)
8 4 (1.10%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.10%) Robolectric
8 4 (1.10%) Robotium
9 3 (0.83%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.55%) Android Studio
10 2 (0.55%) Gradle
10 2 (0.55%) JUnit
10 2 (0.55%) Mechanoid
10 2 (0.55%) Subversion
10 2 (0.55%) Zephyr
General
1 21 (5.79%) Marketing
2 15 (4.13%) Finance
3 14 (3.86%) Retail
4 13 (3.58%) Banking
5 9 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.20%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.38%) Legal
8 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.55%) Front Office
8 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Electronics
9 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 175 (48.21%) User Researcher
2 69 (19.01%) User Experience Researcher
3 60 (16.53%) Designer
4 50 (13.77%) UX Designer
5 37 (10.19%) Digital User Researcher
6 21 (5.79%) Senior User Researcher
7 20 (5.51%) Tester
8 19 (5.23%) Developer
9 15 (4.13%) Consultant
10 14 (3.86%) Automation Tester
11 13 (3.58%) Test Engineer
12 12 (3.31%) QA Engineer
13 11 (3.03%) Android Developer
13 11 (3.03%) QA Test Engineer
13 11 (3.03%) Senior Android Developer
13 11 (3.03%) Senior Developer
13 11 (3.03%) UI Designer
14 10 (2.75%) User Experience Consultant
15 8 (2.20%) Digital Designer
15 8 (2.20%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (15.15%) HTML
2 46 (12.67%) CSS
3 38 (10.47%) Gherkin
4 36 (9.92%) Web Services
5 26 (7.16%) HTML5
6 25 (6.89%) RESTful
7 16 (4.41%) CSS3
8 13 (3.58%) jQuery
9 12 (3.31%) Ajax
10 6 (1.65%) AngularJS
10 6 (1.65%) Flash
11 5 (1.38%) .NET
11 5 (1.38%) SOAP
11 5 (1.38%) WebSockets
11 5 (1.38%) XML
11 5 (1.38%) XML Messaging
12 4 (1.10%) Apache Flex
12 4 (1.10%) DHTML
13 3 (0.83%) Material Design
13 3 (0.83%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 255 (70.25%) User Experience
2 139 (38.29%) Psychology
3 130 (35.81%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (11.02%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.48%) Social Media
6 8 (2.20%) W3C
7 7 (1.93%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.65%) Fintech
9 5 (1.38%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.38%) Ergonomics
10 4 (1.10%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.10%) Graphic Design
10 4 (1.10%) Interactive TV
10 4 (1.10%) IVR
10 4 (1.10%) NHS
10 4 (1.10%) Tandem
10 4 (1.10%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.83%) RIA
12 2 (0.55%) Equities
12 2 (0.55%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.79%) Android
2 10 (2.75%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.38%) Linux
3 5 (1.38%) Unix
4 2 (0.55%) Windows
5 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (68.32%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (38.02%) Ethnography
3 135 (37.19%) Service Design
4 106 (29.20%) Customer Insight
5 103 (28.37%) Scrum
6 97 (26.72%) Guerrilla Research
6 97 (26.72%) Human Factors
7 96 (26.45%) Market Research
8 83 (22.87%) Analytics
9 74 (20.39%) Prototyping
10 71 (19.56%) User Stories
11 60 (16.53%) Wireframes
12 47 (12.95%) Performance Testing
13 45 (12.40%) Automated Testing
13 45 (12.40%) Unit Testing
14 40 (11.02%) Security Testing
15 38 (10.47%) Software Engineering
16 37 (10.19%) Defect Management
17 36 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
17 36 (9.92%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 51 (14.05%) Java
2 27 (7.44%) JavaScript
3 26 (7.16%) Scala
4 25 (6.89%) Groovy
5 13 (3.58%) SQL
6 6 (1.65%) Perl
7 5 (1.38%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.38%) VBScript
8 1 (0.28%) PHP
8 1 (0.28%) Python
Qualifications
1 145 (39.94%) Degree
2 16 (4.41%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.55%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.55%) ISEB
4 2 (0.55%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.55%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (13.77%) QA
2 3 (0.83%) Actionable Recommendations
2 3 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.28%) HL7
3 1 (0.28%) Section 508
3 1 (0.28%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (5.51%) Adobe
2 16 (4.41%) Atlassian
3 8 (2.20%) Google
3 8 (2.20%) Omniture
4 7 (1.93%) Optimizely
5 6 (1.65%) ClickTale
6 5 (1.38%) Microsoft
7 2 (0.55%) Cisco
7 2 (0.55%) Oracle
8 1 (0.28%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.28%) Aprimo
8 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.28%) SAP
8 1 (0.28%) Zuora
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