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 2 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Usability Testing
Rank 446 410 489
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +79
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 123 131 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.28% 0.074%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.37% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 92 19
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£400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £525 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.50 -
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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
36373 35079 29900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.25% 75.39% 73.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 23249 21496 18158
Average daily rate £425 £409 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 982 1094 1102
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.31 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.50 £51.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015. 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
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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 +12 76 £425 - 14
North West +1 12 £325 - 3
North East - 11 £438 -
East of England +8 7 £480 +28.00%
South East -54 5 £325 -18.75% 4
Yorkshire -8 3 £275 - 8
East Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
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Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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.

1 181 (68.56%) User Experience
2 141 (53.41%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (27.65%) Human Factors
4 71 (26.89%) Degree
5 64 (24.24%) HTML
6 63 (23.86%) Market Research
7 59 (22.35%) CSS
8 55 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
9 52 (19.70%) Axure RP
10 46 (17.42%) JavaScript
11 44 (16.67%) Psychology
12 34 (12.88%) Finance
13 32 (12.12%) Information Architecture
14 25 (9.47%) Analytics
14 25 (9.47%) Security Cleared
15 24 (9.09%) Photoshop
16 21 (7.95%) Marketing
17 20 (7.58%) Rapid Prototyping
18 19 (7.20%) Customer Insight
18 19 (7.20%) Adobe
18 19 (7.20%) Qualitative Research
19 17 (6.44%) Adobe Illustrator
19 17 (6.44%) HTML5
19 17 (6.44%) Android
19 17 (6.44%) Product Management
20 16 (6.06%) User Stories
21 15 (5.68%) Mobile App
21 15 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
22 14 (5.30%) MS Visio
23 13 (4.92%) Project Management

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 4 (1.52%) SharePoint
1 4 (1.52%) CMS
2 3 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.38%) Apache
Applications
1 24 (9.09%) Photoshop
2 17 (6.44%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (5.30%) MS Visio
4 13 (4.92%) OmniGraffle
5 7 (2.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (1.89%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.38%) MS Project
7 1 (0.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (3.41%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.38%) Magento
2 1 (0.38%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.76%) Intranet
1 2 (0.76%) Internet
2 1 (0.38%) Asterisk PBX
2 1 (0.38%) LDAP
2 1 (0.38%) GPRS
2 1 (0.38%) GSM
2 1 (0.38%) PBX
2 1 (0.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.27%) SQLite
2 2 (0.76%) MySQL
3 1 (0.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 52 (19.70%) Axure RP
2 11 (4.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (1.52%) JIRA
4 2 (0.76%) Selenium
4 2 (0.76%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.38%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.38%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.38%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.38%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.38%) Xcode
5 1 (0.38%) Subversion
General
1 34 (12.88%) Finance
2 21 (7.95%) Marketing
3 12 (4.55%) Retail
4 6 (2.27%) Banking
5 3 (1.14%) Publishing
5 3 (1.14%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.76%) Advertising
7 1 (0.38%) Games
7 1 (0.38%) Legal
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 81 (30.68%) Designer
2 63 (23.86%) UX Designer
3 30 (11.36%) User Experience Researcher
4 23 (8.71%) Senior Designer
5 22 (8.33%) Senior UX Designer
6 15 (5.68%) Architect
6 15 (5.68%) Developer
7 14 (5.30%) Consultant
8 12 (4.55%) User Experience Architect
9 10 (3.79%) Analyst
9 10 (3.79%) UI Designer
10 9 (3.41%) Lead Designer
10 9 (3.41%) Web Designer
10 9 (3.41%) User Experience Consultant
11 7 (2.65%) Senior Architect
11 7 (2.65%) Android Developer
11 7 (2.65%) Interface Designer
12 4 (1.52%) Test Analyst
13 3 (1.14%) Photoshop Designer
13 3 (1.14%) Senior Photoshop Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (24.24%) HTML
2 59 (22.35%) CSS
3 17 (6.44%) HTML5
4 10 (3.79%) jQuery
4 10 (3.79%) Web Services
5 8 (3.03%) CSS3
6 7 (2.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (1.89%) .NET
8 4 (1.52%) Flash
8 4 (1.52%) LESS
9 3 (1.14%) Ajax
10 2 (0.76%) J2ME
10 2 (0.76%) JSP
10 2 (0.76%) XML
10 2 (0.76%) SOAP
10 2 (0.76%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.76%) Sass
11 1 (0.38%) Flask
11 1 (0.38%) SailPoint
11 1 (0.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 181 (68.56%) User Experience
2 73 (27.65%) Human Factors
3 55 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (16.67%) Psychology
5 15 (5.68%) Mobile App
6 10 (3.79%) RIA
7 8 (3.03%) Open Source
8 6 (2.27%) Mobile Payment
8 6 (2.27%) Graphic Design
9 5 (1.89%) iPhone
10 4 (1.52%) Visualisation
11 3 (1.14%) STB
11 3 (1.14%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.14%) Handset
11 3 (1.14%) Video on Demand
12 2 (0.76%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.76%) Informatics
12 2 (0.76%) FMCG
12 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
13 1 (0.38%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.44%) Android
2 10 (3.79%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.14%) Linux
3 3 (1.14%) webOS
4 2 (0.76%) UNIX
5 1 (0.38%) Windows
5 1 (0.38%) AIX
5 1 (0.38%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (53.41%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (23.86%) Market Research
3 32 (12.12%) Information Architecture
4 25 (9.47%) Analytics
5 20 (7.58%) Rapid Prototyping
6 19 (7.20%) Customer Insight
6 19 (7.20%) Qualitative Research
7 17 (6.44%) Product Management
8 16 (6.06%) User Stories
9 15 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (4.92%) Project Management
11 12 (4.55%) E-Commerce
11 12 (4.55%) Web Design
12 11 (4.17%) UX Design
13 9 (3.41%) Software Engineering
13 9 (3.41%) Workflow
13 9 (3.41%) Mentoring
14 7 (2.65%) Android Development
14 7 (2.65%) Scrum
14 7 (2.65%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 46 (17.42%) JavaScript
2 3 (1.14%) Java
3 2 (0.76%) PHP
4 1 (0.38%) SQL
4 1 (0.38%) Python
4 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.38%) Ruby
4 1 (0.38%) BeanShell
4 1 (0.38%) R
4 1 (0.38%) C
4 1 (0.38%) C#
4 1 (0.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 71 (26.89%) Degree
2 25 (9.47%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.03%) VCP4
4 5 (1.89%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.76%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.38%) ISEB
6 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.79%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.38%) Puppet
1 1 (0.38%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 19 (7.20%) Adobe
2 9 (3.41%) Google
3 3 (1.14%) Sitecore
4 2 (0.76%) Teradata
4 2 (0.76%) Rackspace
4 2 (0.76%) Oracle
4 2 (0.76%) SAP
4 2 (0.76%) IBM
4 2 (0.76%) HP
5 1 (0.38%) Avaya
5 1 (0.38%) Novell
5 1 (0.38%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.38%) Apple
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.38%) Sybase
5 1 (0.38%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.38%) iRise
5 1 (0.38%) Tealeaf
5 1 (0.38%) Zend
5 1 (0.38%) Sun
East Riding
Montash
Rate: £275 - £325 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 - 450 per day + .
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £340 to £440 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton
Explore Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago