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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Usability Testing
Rank 453 443 484
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +41
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 104 96 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.22% 0.092%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.29% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 70 24
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £400 £305
% change year-on-year
-0.31% +31.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.50 -
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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
34421 33336 29989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.52% 74.76% 72.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 22421 20614 18160
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 921 1049 1240
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £46.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +28 67 £400 -5.88% 12
North East - 18 £486 -
North West +5 9 £355 +18.33% 2
Yorkshire -10 3 £275 - 3
South East -38 3 £300 -25.00% 3
East of England -3 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £425 - 3
East Midlands - - - - 2
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Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 174 (65.41%) User Experience
2 132 (49.62%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (26.69%) Degree
3 71 (26.69%) HTML
4 66 (24.81%) Human Factors
5 64 (24.06%) CSS
6 57 (21.43%) Market Research
7 53 (19.92%) Axure RP
8 49 (18.42%) JavaScript
9 46 (17.29%) Analytical Skills
10 43 (16.17%) Psychology
11 41 (15.41%) Finance
12 39 (14.66%) Information Architecture
13 30 (11.28%) Photoshop
14 24 (9.02%) Adobe Illustrator
15 23 (8.65%) HTML5
15 23 (8.65%) Analytics
16 22 (8.27%) Rapid Prototyping
17 21 (7.89%) Qualitative Research
18 20 (7.52%) Security Cleared
19 19 (7.14%) Marketing
20 18 (6.77%) Adobe
20 18 (6.77%) Product Management
21 17 (6.39%) OmniGraffle
21 17 (6.39%) QA
21 17 (6.39%) E-Commerce
21 17 (6.39%) Stakeholder Management
21 17 (6.39%) Web Design
21 17 (6.39%) Customer Insight
22 16 (6.02%) Retail

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 5 (1.88%) CMS
2 3 (1.13%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.13%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.13%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (0.75%) Apache
4 1 (0.38%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.38%) Drupal
4 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (11.28%) Photoshop
2 24 (9.02%) Adobe Illustrator
3 17 (6.39%) OmniGraffle
4 14 (5.26%) MS Visio
5 9 (3.38%) Fireworks
6 7 (2.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (3.38%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.75%) Heroku
1 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.13%) Internet
2 2 (0.75%) Asterisk PBX
2 2 (0.75%) Intranet
2 2 (0.75%) PBX
2 2 (0.75%) VoIP
3 1 (0.38%) GPRS
3 1 (0.38%) GSM
3 1 (0.38%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.88%) MySQL
1 5 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (1.88%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.50%) SQLite
3 2 (0.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 53 (19.92%) Axure RP
2 11 (4.14%) JIRA
3 10 (3.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 6 (2.26%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (1.88%) ClearQuest
5 5 (1.88%) Eclipse
5 5 (1.88%) JUnit
6 4 (1.50%) Selenium
7 3 (1.13%) Subversion
7 3 (1.13%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.13%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.75%) PHPUnit
8 2 (0.75%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.75%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.38%) Xcode
9 1 (0.38%) Hudson
9 1 (0.38%) Cucumber
General
1 41 (15.41%) Finance
2 19 (7.14%) Marketing
3 16 (6.02%) Retail
4 8 (3.01%) Banking
5 6 (2.26%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.13%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.13%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.75%) Advertising
7 2 (0.75%) Legal
7 2 (0.75%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.38%) Publishing
8 1 (0.38%) Back Office
8 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (30.45%) Designer
2 66 (24.81%) UX Designer
3 24 (9.02%) Senior Designer
4 23 (8.65%) Senior UX Designer
4 23 (8.65%) User Experience Researcher
5 21 (7.89%) Developer
6 19 (7.14%) Architect
7 16 (6.02%) Consultant
8 15 (5.64%) Analyst
9 12 (4.51%) User Experience Architect
9 12 (4.51%) User Experience Consultant
10 9 (3.38%) Lead Designer
10 9 (3.38%) Test Analyst
10 9 (3.38%) UI Designer
11 8 (3.01%) Web Designer
11 8 (3.01%) Tester
12 7 (2.63%) Senior Architect
13 6 (2.26%) Interface Designer
14 5 (1.88%) Android Developer
15 4 (1.50%) Salesforce.com Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (26.69%) HTML
2 64 (24.06%) CSS
3 23 (8.65%) HTML5
4 13 (4.89%) Web Services
5 12 (4.51%) CSS3
6 11 (4.14%) jQuery
7 10 (3.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (2.26%) XML
8 6 (2.26%) .NET
9 5 (1.88%) Spring
9 5 (1.88%) Hibernate
10 4 (1.50%) LESS
10 4 (1.50%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.50%) REST
10 4 (1.50%) Ajax
10 4 (1.50%) SOAP
10 4 (1.50%) Flash
11 3 (1.13%) JSON
12 2 (0.75%) Backbone.js
12 2 (0.75%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 174 (65.41%) User Experience
2 66 (24.81%) Human Factors
3 46 (17.29%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (16.17%) Psychology
5 15 (5.64%) Mobile App
6 10 (3.76%) RIA
7 8 (3.01%) Open Source
8 7 (2.63%) Graphic Design
9 5 (1.88%) iPhone
9 5 (1.88%) PKI
10 4 (1.50%) Mobile Payment
10 4 (1.50%) Visualisation
11 3 (1.13%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.13%) STB
11 3 (1.13%) Handset
11 3 (1.13%) Video on Demand
12 2 (0.75%) VUI
12 2 (0.75%) Informatics
12 2 (0.75%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.75%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.64%) Android
2 9 (3.38%) Apple iOS
3 8 (3.01%) UNIX
4 4 (1.50%) Linux
5 3 (1.13%) webOS
6 1 (0.38%) Windows
6 1 (0.38%) AIX
6 1 (0.38%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (49.62%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (21.43%) Market Research
3 39 (14.66%) Information Architecture
4 23 (8.65%) Analytics
5 22 (8.27%) Rapid Prototyping
6 21 (7.89%) Qualitative Research
7 18 (6.77%) Product Management
8 17 (6.39%) E-Commerce
8 17 (6.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (6.39%) Web Design
8 17 (6.39%) Customer Insight
9 15 (5.64%) User Stories
10 14 (5.26%) Project Management
11 11 (4.14%) UX Design
12 10 (3.76%) Web Development
12 10 (3.76%) Test Scripting
12 10 (3.76%) Workflow
12 10 (3.76%) Mentoring
13 9 (3.38%) Software Engineering
13 9 (3.38%) Competitor Analysis
Programming Languages
1 49 (18.42%) JavaScript
2 14 (5.26%) SQL
3 10 (3.76%) Java
4 5 (1.88%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.13%) PHP
6 2 (0.75%) SOQL
6 2 (0.75%) SOSL
6 2 (0.75%) Apex Code
6 2 (0.75%) C
6 2 (0.75%) C++
6 2 (0.75%) VBA
7 1 (0.38%) C#
7 1 (0.38%) R
7 1 (0.38%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 71 (26.69%) Degree
2 20 (7.52%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.13%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.75%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.75%) ISEB
5 1 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.39%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 6 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (6.77%) Adobe
2 9 (3.38%) Oracle
2 9 (3.38%) Google
3 5 (1.88%) HP
4 4 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.13%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.13%) Actimize
6 2 (0.75%) Zend
6 2 (0.75%) IBM
6 2 (0.75%) Avaya
7 1 (0.38%) Sun
7 1 (0.38%) Novell
7 1 (0.38%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.38%) Apple
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.38%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.38%) SAP
7 1 (0.38%) Sybase
7 1 (0.38%) BT
7 1 (0.38%) iRise
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