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 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Usability Testing
Rank 403 527 473
Rank change year-on-year
+124 -54
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 227 104 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.46% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.25% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 55 95
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £312 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £22.57 -
UK excluding London median 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
41617 42188 40741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.44% 81.12% 77.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 27749 28067 25866
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1052 1168 1138
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Usability Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +56 112 £425 -1.16% 8
West Midlands - 42 £425 - 2
South East +29 28 £401 +9.48% 3
Yorkshire +30 24 £450 +40.62% 4
South West +12 8 £513 +27.32%
North West +13 4 £425 +52.32%
North East -38 4 £430 -8.51%
East Midlands -6 2 £450 +12.50% 2
Midlands - 2 £541 -
East of England +8 1 £413 +3.12% 1
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Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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.

1 332 (81.57%) User Experience
2 269 (66.09%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (41.03%) Degree
4 164 (40.29%) Psychology
5 161 (39.56%) Analytical Skills
6 159 (39.07%) Service Design
7 138 (33.91%) Ethnography
8 135 (33.17%) Customer Insight
9 127 (31.20%) Human Factors
10 121 (29.73%) Market Research
11 113 (27.76%) Guerrilla Research
12 94 (23.10%) Scrum
13 86 (21.13%) Wireframes
14 71 (17.44%) HTML
15 69 (16.95%) Analytics
16 63 (15.48%) CSS
17 54 (13.27%) Prototyping
18 50 (12.29%) User Stories
19 49 (12.04%) Web Services
20 46 (11.30%) Information Architecture
21 43 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
22 40 (9.83%) Axure RP
23 39 (9.58%) Mobile App
23 39 (9.58%) Android
23 39 (9.58%) Software Engineering
24 38 (9.34%) JavaScript
25 35 (8.60%) HTML5
26 33 (8.11%) Mentoring
27 31 (7.62%) Open Source
28 30 (7.37%) QA

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 9 (2.21%) Confluence
2 3 (0.74%) CMS
2 3 (0.74%) Drupal
3 2 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.25%) Marvel
4 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (5.16%) OmniGraffle
2 18 (4.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 18 (4.42%) MS Visio
3 16 (3.93%) Photoshop
3 16 (3.93%) UserZoom
4 13 (3.19%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (1.47%) Fireworks
6 5 (1.23%) InVision
7 2 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.25%) MS Office
8 1 (0.25%) MS Project
8 1 (0.25%) Pixate
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.97%) Google Play
2 4 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.49%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.70%) HTTP
2 3 (0.74%) GoToMeeting
2 3 (0.74%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.49%) Intranet
4 1 (0.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.37%) SQLite
2 2 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (0.49%) DB2
2 2 (0.49%) RDBMS
2 2 (0.49%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.25%) Mixpanel
Development Applications
1 40 (9.83%) Axure RP
2 21 (5.16%) Selenium
3 18 (4.42%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 18 (4.42%) SoapUI
4 14 (3.44%) JIRA
5 10 (2.46%) Robolectric
5 10 (2.46%) Robotium
6 8 (1.97%) Mechanoid
7 4 (0.98%) Appium
7 4 (0.98%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.98%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.49%) Android Studio
8 2 (0.49%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.49%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (0.49%) Gradle
8 2 (0.49%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.49%) JUnit
8 2 (0.49%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.49%) Subversion
General
1 20 (4.91%) Finance
2 17 (4.18%) Marketing
3 11 (2.70%) Banking
4 9 (2.21%) Legal
5 8 (1.97%) Retail
6 5 (1.23%) French Language
6 5 (1.23%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.23%) Publishing
7 4 (0.98%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.98%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.49%) Front Office
9 1 (0.25%) Games
9 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 210 (51.60%) User Researcher
2 111 (27.27%) User Experience Researcher
3 52 (12.78%) Designer
4 51 (12.53%) Developer
5 45 (11.06%) Digital User Researcher
6 39 (9.58%) UX Designer
7 30 (7.37%) Senior Developer
8 29 (7.13%) Android Developer
9 28 (6.88%) Senior Android Developer
10 24 (5.90%) Senior User Researcher
11 17 (4.18%) Architect
12 15 (3.69%) User Experience Architect
13 13 (3.19%) UI Developer
14 12 (2.95%) UX Developer
15 11 (2.70%) Product Manager
15 11 (2.70%) UI/UX Developer
16 9 (2.21%) Senior Designer
17 8 (1.97%) Analyst
17 8 (1.97%) Senior Architect
17 8 (1.97%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (17.44%) HTML
2 63 (15.48%) CSS
3 49 (12.04%) Web Services
4 35 (8.60%) HTML5
5 26 (6.39%) CSS3
6 16 (3.93%) Gherkin
6 16 (3.93%) jQuery
7 14 (3.44%) RESTful
8 11 (2.70%) Ajax
9 8 (1.97%) ActionBarSherlock
9 8 (1.97%) AngularJS
10 6 (1.47%) XML
11 5 (1.23%) .NET
12 4 (0.98%) Node.js
13 3 (0.74%) Sass
13 3 (0.74%) XHTML
14 2 (0.49%) ASP.NET
14 2 (0.49%) Flash
14 2 (0.49%) J2EE
14 2 (0.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 332 (81.57%) User Experience
2 164 (40.29%) Psychology
3 161 (39.56%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (9.58%) Mobile App
5 15 (3.69%) RIA
6 13 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.70%) W3C
8 7 (1.72%) Tandem
9 5 (1.23%) Fintech
9 5 (1.23%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.98%) Equities
10 4 (0.98%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.98%) IVR
10 4 (0.98%) Taxonomies
10 4 (0.98%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.74%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.74%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.74%) Graphic Design
11 3 (0.74%) Social Media
12 2 (0.49%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 39 (9.58%) Android
2 10 (2.46%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.74%) Windows
4 2 (0.49%) Linux
4 2 (0.49%) Unix
4 2 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (66.09%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (39.07%) Service Design
3 138 (33.91%) Ethnography
4 135 (33.17%) Customer Insight
5 127 (31.20%) Human Factors
6 121 (29.73%) Market Research
7 113 (27.76%) Guerrilla Research
8 94 (23.10%) Scrum
9 86 (21.13%) Wireframes
10 69 (16.95%) Analytics
11 54 (13.27%) Prototyping
12 50 (12.29%) User Stories
13 46 (11.30%) Information Architecture
14 43 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
15 39 (9.58%) Software Engineering
16 33 (8.11%) Mentoring
17 31 (7.62%) Open Source
18 29 (7.13%) Android Development
18 29 (7.13%) Multivariate Testing
18 29 (7.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 38 (9.34%) JavaScript
2 27 (6.63%) Java
3 12 (2.95%) Groovy
3 12 (2.95%) Scala
4 7 (1.72%) C
5 6 (1.47%) SQL
6 5 (1.23%) Perl
6 5 (1.23%) PHP
7 3 (0.74%) Python
8 2 (0.49%) Apex Code
8 2 (0.49%) C#
8 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 167 (41.03%) Degree
2 24 (5.90%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (1.97%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.49%) ISEB
5 2 (0.49%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.37%) QA
2 8 (1.97%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.98%) ISO 14001
3 4 (0.98%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.49%) Actionable Recommendations
Systems Management
1 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (4.42%) Adobe
2 11 (2.70%) Google
3 9 (2.21%) Atlassian
4 5 (1.23%) Oracle
5 2 (0.49%) Cisco
5 2 (0.49%) Facebook
5 2 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.49%) Twitter
6 1 (0.25%) SAP
6 1 (0.25%) Sitecore
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