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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Usability Testing over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Usability Testing
Rank 388 466 467
Rank change year-on-year
+78 +1
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 193 114 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.32% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 76 74
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £510 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £24.23 - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £16.50
Usability Testing
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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
38364 35865 34140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.30% 77.81% 77.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 25447 23262 21094
Average daily rate £425 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 964 1067
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Usability Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Usability Testing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Usability Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +33 109 £450 +12.50% 23
South East +19 21 £375 +25.00% 2
West Midlands +5 20 £380 -10.58% 2
North East -27 16 £400 -15.78%
South West +11 12 £388 +10.71% 1
Yorkshire -4 8 £450 +63.63% 1
North West -22 6 £450 +26.76% 2
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Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 271 (79.01%) User Experience
2 201 (58.60%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (33.24%) Psychology
4 111 (32.36%) Human Factors
5 106 (30.90%) Ethnography
6 103 (30.03%) Analytical Skills
7 98 (28.57%) Degree
8 97 (28.28%) Market Research
9 76 (22.16%) HTML
10 65 (18.95%) Axure RP
11 58 (16.91%) Adobe
12 55 (16.03%) CSS
13 44 (12.83%) Information Architecture
14 43 (12.54%) Photoshop
15 42 (12.24%) Finance
16 39 (11.37%) Adobe Illustrator
17 37 (10.79%) JavaScript
18 35 (10.20%) Customer Insight
19 32 (9.33%) UX Design
20 30 (8.75%) User Stories
20 30 (8.75%) Front End Development
21 29 (8.45%) Banking
22 28 (8.16%) E-Commerce
22 28 (8.16%) Marketing
22 28 (8.16%) Analytics
23 26 (7.58%) Mentoring
24 25 (7.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
24 25 (7.29%) Web Design
25 22 (6.41%) Scrum
25 22 (6.41%) Workflow

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 14 (4.08%) CMS
2 3 (0.87%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.58%) Confluence
4 1 (0.29%) Apache
4 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.29%) DNN
4 1 (0.29%) Drupal
4 1 (0.29%) IIS
4 1 (0.29%) Moodle
4 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 43 (12.54%) Photoshop
2 39 (11.37%) Adobe Illustrator
3 25 (7.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 17 (4.96%) MS Visio
5 11 (3.21%) OmniGraffle
6 10 (2.92%) InDesign
7 5 (1.46%) MS Office
8 2 (0.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) BigMachines
1 1 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.29%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.29%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.21%) Google Analytics
2 9 (2.62%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 6 (1.75%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.58%) SaaS
5 1 (0.29%) AdSense
5 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.92%) Internet
2 4 (1.17%) HTTP
3 3 (0.87%) FTP
3 3 (0.87%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.29%) Intranet
4 1 (0.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.62%) SQLite
2 3 (0.87%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 65 (18.95%) Axure RP
2 19 (5.54%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 10 (2.92%) FitNesse
3 10 (2.92%) SpecFlow
4 9 (2.62%) NCrunch
4 9 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (2.04%) WatiN
6 5 (1.46%) MSTest
6 5 (1.46%) Selenium
7 3 (0.87%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.87%) HP UFT
7 3 (0.87%) Introscope
7 3 (0.87%) JIRA
7 3 (0.87%) JProfiler
7 3 (0.87%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.87%) Rational Performance Tester
7 3 (0.87%) Toad
7 3 (0.87%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.58%) Grunt
8 2 (0.58%) SoapUI
General
1 42 (12.24%) Finance
2 29 (8.45%) Banking
3 28 (8.16%) Marketing
4 17 (4.96%) Retail
5 15 (4.37%) Back Office
5 15 (4.37%) Investment Banking
6 13 (3.79%) Legal
7 12 (3.50%) Advertising
8 6 (1.75%) Publishing
9 5 (1.46%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.46%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.87%) Games
11 2 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.29%) Automotive
12 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 142 (41.40%) User Researcher
2 100 (29.15%) Designer
3 85 (24.78%) UX Designer
4 61 (17.78%) User Experience Researcher
5 36 (10.50%) Digital User Researcher
6 30 (8.75%) Architect
7 27 (7.87%) User Experience Architect
8 18 (5.25%) Analyst
8 18 (5.25%) Photoshop Designer
9 16 (4.66%) Consultant
10 14 (4.08%) User Experience Consultant
11 11 (3.21%) Developer
11 11 (3.21%) Test Analyst
12 10 (2.92%) Senior Architect
12 10 (2.92%) Senior Designer
12 10 (2.92%) Senior User Experience Architect
12 10 (2.92%) Senior UX Designer
13 8 (2.33%) Agile Test Analyst
13 8 (2.33%) Senior User Experience Researcher
13 8 (2.33%) Senior User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (22.16%) HTML
2 55 (16.03%) CSS
3 19 (5.54%) Web Services
4 17 (4.96%) Flash
5 11 (3.21%) HTML5
6 7 (2.04%) .NET
6 7 (2.04%) jQuery
7 6 (1.75%) CSS3
8 5 (1.46%) XHTML
9 4 (1.17%) Ajax
9 4 (1.17%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.17%) Middleware
9 4 (1.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (0.87%) JDBC
10 3 (0.87%) ODBC
10 3 (0.87%) XML
11 2 (0.58%) SOAP
12 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.29%) XSD
12 1 (0.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 271 (79.01%) User Experience
2 114 (33.24%) Psychology
3 103 (30.03%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (5.83%) Graphic Design
5 18 (5.25%) Mobile App
6 15 (4.37%) Fixed Income
7 11 (3.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 11 (3.21%) RIA
8 9 (2.62%) Computer Science
9 7 (2.04%) Visualisation
10 6 (1.75%) Taxonomies
11 4 (1.17%) Mobile Payment
11 4 (1.17%) W3C
12 2 (0.58%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.58%) Social Media
13 1 (0.29%) Animation
13 1 (0.29%) Blog
13 1 (0.29%) Data Conversion
13 1 (0.29%) Learning Management System
13 1 (0.29%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.96%) Android
2 8 (2.33%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.46%) Windows
4 4 (1.17%) Unix
5 3 (0.87%) Linux
5 3 (0.87%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (58.60%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (32.36%) Human Factors
3 106 (30.90%) Ethnography
4 97 (28.28%) Market Research
5 44 (12.83%) Information Architecture
6 35 (10.20%) Customer Insight
7 32 (9.33%) UX Design
8 30 (8.75%) Front End Development
8 30 (8.75%) User Stories
9 28 (8.16%) Analytics
9 28 (8.16%) E-Commerce
10 26 (7.58%) Mentoring
11 25 (7.29%) Web Design
12 22 (6.41%) Responsive Web Design
12 22 (6.41%) Scrum
12 22 (6.41%) Workflow
13 18 (5.25%) Software Engineering
14 17 (4.96%) Project Management
15 16 (4.66%) Qualitative Research
16 15 (4.37%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (10.79%) JavaScript
2 16 (4.66%) SQL
3 10 (2.92%) Java
4 3 (0.87%) C++
4 3 (0.87%) Shell Script
4 3 (0.87%) VB
5 1 (0.29%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.29%) C#
5 1 (0.29%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 98 (28.57%) Degree
2 20 (5.83%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.17%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (0.87%) ISEB
5 3 (0.87%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.29%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.12%) QA
2 6 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.58%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.87%) HP SiteScope
1 3 (0.87%) nmon
Vendors
1 58 (16.91%) Adobe
2 13 (3.79%) Microsoft
3 6 (1.75%) ClickTale
4 5 (1.46%) Google
5 3 (0.87%) Oracle
6 2 (0.58%) IBM
7 1 (0.29%) OpenText
7 1 (0.29%) RedDot
7 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.29%) Siebel
7 1 (0.29%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.29%) VMware
7 1 (0.29%) webMethods
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