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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Usability Testing
Rank 404 462 490
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +28
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 219 138 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.27% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.35% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 87 71
Average daily rate £450 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £490 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.91% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £24.12 £16.43 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.77% -42.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 - £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
41811 39981 38714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.63% 78.99% 77.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 27954 25305 24543
Average daily rate £445 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.07% +4.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 913 1164 1124
Average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 +45 135 £475 +20.63% 11
South East +9 33 £360 -7.09% 1
West Midlands +3 19 £400 +7.38% 1
Yorkshire +7 17 £500 +66.66% 3
North East -23 8 £420 +12.00%
North West -10 5 £450 +9.09% 1
East of England +3 1 £375 -21.87% 1
East Midlands +2 1 £350 +16.66% 2
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Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 318 (79.10%) User Experience
2 217 (53.98%) Agile Software Development
3 170 (42.29%) Human Factors
4 162 (40.30%) Psychology
5 138 (34.33%) Market Research
6 136 (33.83%) Degree
7 130 (32.34%) Analytical Skills
8 121 (30.10%) Ethnography
9 108 (26.87%) Service Design
10 101 (25.12%) Axure RP
11 95 (23.63%) HTML
12 81 (20.15%) CSS
13 68 (16.92%) Adobe
14 66 (16.42%) Information Architecture
15 61 (15.17%) JavaScript
16 48 (11.94%) Mentoring
17 45 (11.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 43 (10.70%) Software Engineering
19 42 (10.45%) Marketing
20 41 (10.20%) Product Management
20 41 (10.20%) Project Management
21 40 (9.95%) Finance
22 39 (9.70%) Customer Insight
22 39 (9.70%) User Stories
23 38 (9.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
24 37 (9.20%) MS Visio
25 34 (8.46%) RIA
26 33 (8.21%) Web Development
27 32 (7.96%) E-Commerce
27 32 (7.96%) Workflow

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 7 (1.74%) CMS
2 3 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (0.75%) Node.js
3 1 (0.25%) Apache
3 1 (0.25%) Drupal
3 1 (0.25%) IIS
3 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 45 (11.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 37 (9.20%) MS Visio
3 28 (6.97%) Photoshop
4 25 (6.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (1.00%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.75%) InDesign
7 2 (0.50%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.25%) MS Office
8 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) BigMachines
1 1 (0.25%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.25%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.24%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.75%) Adobe Analytics
2 3 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 3 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.50%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.74%) Internet
2 1 (0.25%) FTP
2 1 (0.25%) HTTP
2 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.24%) SQLite
2 2 (0.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 101 (25.12%) Axure RP
2 38 (9.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 6 (1.49%) Selenium
4 3 (0.75%) FitNesse
4 3 (0.75%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (0.75%) SpecFlow
4 3 (0.75%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.50%) Grunt
5 2 (0.50%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.50%) MSTest
5 2 (0.50%) NCrunch
5 2 (0.50%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.50%) WatiN
6 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.25%) JProfiler
6 1 (0.25%) Mechanoid
6 1 (0.25%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (0.25%) Robolectric
General
1 42 (10.45%) Marketing
2 40 (9.95%) Finance
3 20 (4.98%) Banking
4 18 (4.48%) Retail
5 12 (2.99%) French Language
5 12 (2.99%) Legal
6 11 (2.74%) Back Office
6 11 (2.74%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.24%) Advertising
7 5 (1.24%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.00%) Publishing
9 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.50%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
10 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 193 (48.01%) User Researcher
2 96 (23.88%) User Experience Researcher
3 91 (22.64%) Designer
4 77 (19.15%) UX Designer
5 49 (12.19%) Digital User Researcher
6 45 (11.19%) Architect
6 45 (11.19%) User Experience Architect
7 36 (8.96%) Senior User Researcher
8 23 (5.72%) Senior User Experience Researcher
9 17 (4.23%) Senior Architect
9 17 (4.23%) Senior User Experience Architect
10 15 (3.73%) Developer
11 13 (3.23%) Consultant
11 13 (3.23%) UI Designer
12 12 (2.99%) Digital Transformation
13 11 (2.74%) Photoshop Designer
13 11 (2.74%) User Experience Consultant
14 10 (2.49%) Senior Designer
15 9 (2.24%) Senior UX Designer
16 7 (1.74%) Senior Digital User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (23.63%) HTML
2 81 (20.15%) CSS
3 21 (5.22%) Web Services
4 12 (2.99%) Flash
4 12 (2.99%) HTML5
5 11 (2.74%) .NET
6 8 (1.99%) AngularJS
7 7 (1.74%) jQuery
8 6 (1.49%) CSS3
9 5 (1.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (1.00%) Sass
10 4 (1.00%) XHTML
10 4 (1.00%) XML
11 3 (0.75%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (0.75%) Visualforce
12 2 (0.50%) Apache Flex
12 2 (0.50%) J2EE
12 2 (0.50%) SOAP
12 2 (0.50%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 318 (79.10%) User Experience
2 162 (40.30%) Psychology
3 130 (32.34%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (8.46%) RIA
5 29 (7.21%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.74%) Fixed Income
6 11 (2.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (1.74%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.49%) Graphic Design
8 6 (1.49%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (0.75%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.25%) Blog
10 1 (0.25%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.25%) Data Conversion
10 1 (0.25%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.25%) Social Media
10 1 (0.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.22%) Android
2 12 (2.99%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.50%) Windows
4 1 (0.25%) Linux
4 1 (0.25%) Solaris
4 1 (0.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (53.98%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (42.29%) Human Factors
3 138 (34.33%) Market Research
4 121 (30.10%) Ethnography
5 108 (26.87%) Service Design
6 66 (16.42%) Information Architecture
7 48 (11.94%) Mentoring
8 43 (10.70%) Software Engineering
9 41 (10.20%) Product Management
9 41 (10.20%) Project Management
10 39 (9.70%) Customer Insight
10 39 (9.70%) User Stories
11 33 (8.21%) Web Development
12 32 (7.96%) E-Commerce
12 32 (7.96%) Scrum
12 32 (7.96%) Workflow
13 31 (7.71%) Qualitative Research
14 30 (7.46%) Industrial Design
15 25 (6.22%) Front End Development
15 25 (6.22%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 61 (15.17%) JavaScript
2 8 (1.99%) Java
3 7 (1.74%) SQL
4 3 (0.75%) Apex Code
4 3 (0.75%) C#
4 3 (0.75%) PHP
5 2 (0.50%) Perl
5 2 (0.50%) Python
6 1 (0.25%) C++
6 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 136 (33.83%) Degree
2 18 (4.48%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.00%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (0.75%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) ISEB
6 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.23%) QA
2 4 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.50%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.25%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (0.25%) nmon
Vendors
1 68 (16.92%) Adobe
2 4 (1.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (1.00%) Oracle
3 3 (0.75%) ClickTale
3 3 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (0.50%) Google
5 1 (0.25%) IBM
5 1 (0.25%) OpenText
5 1 (0.25%) RedDot
5 1 (0.25%) Siebel
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £451 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago