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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Usability Testing
Rank 477 449 519
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +70
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 114 137 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.27% 0.082%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.35% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 92 29
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£424 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.78% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £277 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £438
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -15.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.57 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
41529 38605 35912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.30% 76.37% 75.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 27590 24397 22520
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1128 1085 1024
Average hourly rate £31.00 £24.56 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.22% -18.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -13 56 £428 +0.58% 21
Yorkshire -16 15 £419 +101.80% 5
South East -31 15 £400 +14.28% 1
North East -25 13 £470 -6.00%
North West -28 6 £279 - 5
East of England -7 3 £413 +13.01% 1
South West -10 3 £401 +7.00% 4
East Midlands - 3 £400 - 1
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Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 187 (78.24%) User Experience
2 135 (56.49%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (28.03%) HTML
4 59 (24.69%) Information Architecture
4 59 (24.69%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (24.27%) CSS
6 56 (23.43%) Degree
7 53 (22.18%) Human Factors
8 46 (19.25%) Psychology
9 44 (18.41%) Market Research
9 44 (18.41%) JavaScript
10 36 (15.06%) Mobile App
11 33 (13.81%) Axure RP
12 28 (11.72%) E-Commerce
12 28 (11.72%) HTML5
13 27 (11.30%) Security Cleared
13 27 (11.30%) CSS3
14 26 (10.88%) Web Design
14 26 (10.88%) Scrum
15 25 (10.46%) Customer Insight
16 22 (9.21%) SQL
16 22 (9.21%) SC Cleared
17 21 (8.79%) Marketing
17 21 (8.79%) Balsamiq Mockups
18 20 (8.37%) jQuery
19 19 (7.95%) Project Management
19 19 (7.95%) Photoshop
20 18 (7.53%) Web Services
20 18 (7.53%) Android
21 17 (7.11%) Continuous Integration

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 10 (4.18%) CMS
2 4 (1.67%) DNN
2 4 (1.67%) WordPress
3 2 (0.84%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.42%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 19 (7.95%) Photoshop
2 15 (6.28%) OmniGraffle
3 12 (5.02%) Adobe Illustrator
4 11 (4.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 10 (4.18%) MS Visio
6 9 (3.77%) Fireworks
7 4 (1.67%) MS Office
8 1 (0.42%) MS Excel
8 1 (0.42%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (1.26%) Summit
2 1 (0.42%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.42%) Magento
2 1 (0.42%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.09%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.84%) SaaS
2 2 (0.84%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.60%) HTTP
2 6 (2.51%) LDAP
3 4 (1.67%) Intranet
4 3 (1.26%) Extranet
5 2 (0.84%) Internet
5 2 (0.84%) FTP
5 2 (0.84%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.42%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.86%) SQLite
3 6 (2.51%) MySQL
4 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 33 (13.81%) Axure RP
2 21 (8.79%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 8 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (2.51%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.26%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.84%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.84%) Introscope
6 2 (0.84%) Selenium
6 2 (0.84%) Toad
6 2 (0.84%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (0.84%) JProfiler
6 2 (0.84%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.42%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.42%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.42%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.42%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.42%) FitNesse
General
1 21 (8.79%) Marketing
2 14 (5.86%) Finance
3 9 (3.77%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.77%) Banking
4 6 (2.51%) Retail
4 6 (2.51%) Publishing
5 3 (1.26%) Legal
5 3 (1.26%) Advertising
6 2 (0.84%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (26.78%) Designer
2 45 (18.83%) UX Designer
3 32 (13.39%) Developer
4 26 (10.88%) User Experience Researcher
5 21 (8.79%) Architect
6 16 (6.69%) Analyst
7 14 (5.86%) Android Developer
8 12 (5.02%) Web Developer
9 11 (4.60%) Test Analyst
9 11 (4.60%) User Experience Architect
10 9 (3.77%) Front-End Developer
10 9 (3.77%) Web Designer
11 7 (2.93%) Consultant
12 6 (2.51%) Business Analyst
12 6 (2.51%) UI Developer
12 6 (2.51%) Senior Architect
12 6 (2.51%) User Experience Consultant
12 6 (2.51%) UX Developer
12 6 (2.51%) UI Programmer
12 6 (2.51%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (28.03%) HTML
2 58 (24.27%) CSS
3 28 (11.72%) HTML5
4 27 (11.30%) CSS3
5 20 (8.37%) jQuery
6 18 (7.53%) Web Services
7 13 (5.44%) XML
8 12 (5.02%) SOAP
9 11 (4.60%) Ajax
10 8 (3.35%) AngularJS
11 7 (2.93%) Backbone.js
11 7 (2.93%) Flash
12 6 (2.51%) JSP
12 6 (2.51%) Servlets
12 6 (2.51%) SailPoint
12 6 (2.51%) SPML
13 5 (2.09%) XML Messaging
14 4 (1.67%) Middleware
14 4 (1.67%) .NET
15 3 (1.26%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 187 (78.24%) User Experience
2 59 (24.69%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (22.18%) Human Factors
4 46 (19.25%) Psychology
5 36 (15.06%) Mobile App
6 12 (5.02%) W3C
7 9 (3.77%) RIA
8 7 (2.93%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.93%) NHS
9 4 (1.67%) Graphic Design
10 3 (1.26%) Animation
10 3 (1.26%) Statistics
10 3 (1.26%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.26%) Social Media
11 2 (0.84%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.42%) Augmented Reality
12 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.42%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.42%) Handset
12 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.53%) Android
2 14 (5.86%) Apple iOS
3 13 (5.44%) UNIX
3 13 (5.44%) Windows
4 8 (3.35%) Linux
5 6 (2.51%) AIX
6 2 (0.84%) Solaris
7 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.42%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (56.49%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (24.69%) Information Architecture
3 44 (18.41%) Market Research
4 28 (11.72%) E-Commerce
5 26 (10.88%) Scrum
5 26 (10.88%) Web Design
6 25 (10.46%) Customer Insight
7 19 (7.95%) Project Management
8 17 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (7.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (6.69%) Performance Testing
10 15 (6.28%) Android Development
11 14 (5.86%) Mentoring
11 14 (5.86%) Analytics
11 14 (5.86%) Competitor Analysis
11 14 (5.86%) Open Source
11 14 (5.86%) TDD
12 13 (5.44%) User Stories
12 13 (5.44%) Responsive Web Design
13 11 (4.60%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 44 (18.41%) JavaScript
2 22 (9.21%) SQL
3 10 (4.18%) Java
4 7 (2.93%) Shell Script
5 6 (2.51%) BeanShell
6 5 (2.09%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.84%) VB
7 2 (0.84%) PHP
7 2 (0.84%) C++
8 1 (0.42%) C#
8 1 (0.42%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 1 (0.42%) XAML
8 1 (0.42%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 56 (23.43%) Degree
2 27 (11.30%) Security Cleared
3 22 (9.21%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.09%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.09%) ISEB
5 3 (1.26%) PhD
6 2 (0.84%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.84%) HND
7 1 (0.42%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.28%) QA
2 3 (1.26%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.26%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.51%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.84%) nmon
Vendors
1 17 (7.11%) Adobe
2 11 (4.60%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.77%) Oracle
3 9 (3.77%) HP
4 6 (2.51%) Sybase
4 6 (2.51%) Sun
5 3 (1.26%) Google
6 2 (0.84%) ClickTale
6 2 (0.84%) SAP
7 1 (0.42%) IBM
7 1 (0.42%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.42%) VMware
7 1 (0.42%) Teradata
7 1 (0.42%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.42%) Sitecore
Coventry
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum + Depends on level
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth
The Creative Emporium
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Salisbury
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago