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 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Usability Testing
Rank 457 527 502
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -25
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 127 38 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.079% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.11% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 28 38
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£400 £401 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.31% +5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £236 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £403 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.31% +46.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.00
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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
38157 35471 37978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.55% 73.71% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24108 22248 22476
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 974 1367
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.36% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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 +64 71 £425 +7.59% 9
South East -6 21 £350 -20.00% 3
East of England -12 16 £365 -2.66% 2
South West - 7 £375 -
Yorkshire - 3 £208 - 3
North West - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
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Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 51 (27.27%) Axure RP
2 46 (24.60%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (23.53%) HTML
4 42 (22.46%) CSS
5 41 (21.93%) Photoshop
6 37 (19.79%) Information Architecture
7 35 (18.72%) Degree
7 35 (18.72%) JavaScript
7 35 (18.72%) Adobe Illustrator
8 31 (16.58%) Adobe
9 28 (14.97%) Finance
9 28 (14.97%) Market Research
10 26 (13.90%) Analytics
11 23 (12.30%) OmniGraffle
12 21 (11.23%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (10.70%) Mobile App
14 19 (10.16%) SQL
14 19 (10.16%) Psychology
15 17 (9.09%) Graphic Design
15 17 (9.09%) Fireworks
16 15 (8.02%) E-Commerce
16 15 (8.02%) Human Factors
16 15 (8.02%) HTML5
16 15 (8.02%) Customer Insight
17 14 (7.49%) Web Design
18 13 (6.95%) Project Management
18 13 (6.95%) XHTML
19 12 (6.42%) Apple iOS
19 12 (6.42%) CSS3
19 12 (6.42%) Android

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (2.67%) WebLogic
1 5 (2.67%) CMS
2 4 (2.14%) Drupal
2 4 (2.14%) WordPress
2 4 (2.14%) Apache
3 3 (1.60%) Joomla!
4 2 (1.07%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.07%) IIS
5 1 (0.53%) Node.js
Applications
1 41 (21.93%) Photoshop
2 35 (18.72%) Adobe Illustrator
3 23 (12.30%) OmniGraffle
4 17 (9.09%) Fireworks
5 9 (4.81%) InDesign
5 9 (4.81%) Adobe After Effects
6 6 (3.21%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (2.67%) MS Visio
8 3 (1.60%) MS Project
8 3 (1.60%) MS Office
8 3 (1.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.07%) Heroku
1 2 (1.07%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.53%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.67%) Internet
2 4 (2.14%) PBX
2 4 (2.14%) VoIP
2 4 (2.14%) Asterisk PBX
3 3 (1.60%) HTTP
4 2 (1.07%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.07%) SSL
4 2 (1.07%) Intranet
4 2 (1.07%) FTP
4 2 (1.07%) Extranet
5 1 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.28%) MySQL
2 5 (2.67%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (2.67%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.07%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (1.07%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 51 (27.27%) Axure RP
2 11 (5.88%) JIRA
3 8 (4.28%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (3.21%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.67%) ClearQuest
5 5 (2.67%) JUnit
5 5 (2.67%) Eclipse
5 5 (2.67%) Selenium
5 5 (2.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 4 (2.14%) PHPUnit
6 4 (2.14%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.14%) Mercurial
6 4 (2.14%) Hudson
7 3 (1.60%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.07%) Toad
8 2 (1.07%) Introscope
8 2 (1.07%) Subversion
8 2 (1.07%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.07%) Rational Performance Tester
8 2 (1.07%) JProfiler
General
1 28 (14.97%) Finance
2 12 (6.42%) Banking
2 12 (6.42%) Retail
2 12 (6.42%) Marketing
3 9 (4.81%) Legal
4 8 (4.28%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.67%) Advertising
6 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.60%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.07%) Games
8 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.53%) Back Office
8 1 (0.53%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 70 (37.43%) Designer
2 43 (22.99%) User Experience Designer
3 23 (12.30%) User Experience Researcher
4 21 (11.23%) Developer
5 17 (9.09%) Consultant
6 13 (6.95%) Analyst
6 13 (6.95%) User Experience Consultant
7 12 (6.42%) Test Analyst
7 12 (6.42%) Web Designer
7 12 (6.42%) Web Developer
8 9 (4.81%) Photoshop Designer
9 7 (3.74%) Architect
9 7 (3.74%) Tester
10 6 (3.21%) Visual Designer
10 6 (3.21%) Front-End Developer
11 5 (2.67%) Senior Designer
11 5 (2.67%) PHP Developer
11 5 (2.67%) UI Designer
12 4 (2.14%) Salesforce.com Architect
13 3 (1.60%) Senior User Experience Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (23.53%) HTML
2 42 (22.46%) CSS
3 15 (8.02%) HTML5
4 13 (6.95%) XHTML
5 12 (6.42%) Ajax
5 12 (6.42%) CSS3
6 11 (5.88%) Flash
7 10 (5.35%) jQuery
8 9 (4.81%) Web Services
9 8 (4.28%) REST
10 7 (3.74%) .NET
11 6 (3.21%) XML
12 5 (2.67%) ASP.NET
12 5 (2.67%) Hibernate
12 5 (2.67%) Spring
12 5 (2.67%) SOAP
12 5 (2.67%) JSON
12 5 (2.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (2.14%) Zend Framework
13 4 (2.14%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.70%) Mobile App
2 19 (10.16%) Psychology
3 17 (9.09%) Graphic Design
4 15 (8.02%) Human Factors
5 10 (5.35%) W3C
6 5 (2.67%) PKI
7 4 (2.14%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.14%) Open Source
8 3 (1.60%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.07%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.53%) Copywriting
10 1 (0.53%) Blog
10 1 (0.53%) Online Games
10 1 (0.53%) BBC
10 1 (0.53%) IVR
10 1 (0.53%) IPTV
10 1 (0.53%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.53%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.53%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.42%) Android
1 12 (6.42%) Apple iOS
2 8 (4.28%) UNIX
3 7 (3.74%) Linux
4 6 (3.21%) Windows
5 2 (1.07%) Solaris
6 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (24.60%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (19.79%) Information Architecture
3 28 (14.97%) Market Research
4 26 (13.90%) Analytics
5 21 (11.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (8.02%) E-Commerce
6 15 (8.02%) Customer Insight
7 14 (7.49%) Web Design
8 13 (6.95%) Project Management
9 12 (6.42%) Web Development
9 12 (6.42%) Responsive Web Design
10 11 (5.88%) User Experience Design
10 11 (5.88%) Test Scripting
11 10 (5.35%) Qualitative Research
12 9 (4.81%) Web Accessibility
13 8 (4.28%) Multivariate Testing
13 8 (4.28%) B2C
13 8 (4.28%) Workflow
13 8 (4.28%) Requirements Analysis
14 7 (3.74%) Competitor Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (18.72%) JavaScript
2 19 (10.16%) SQL
3 12 (6.42%) Java
4 6 (3.21%) C++
4 6 (3.21%) PHP
5 5 (2.67%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.14%) C
7 2 (1.07%) C#
7 2 (1.07%) VB
7 2 (1.07%) VBA
7 2 (1.07%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.07%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 35 (18.72%) Degree
2 6 (3.21%) ISEB
3 5 (2.67%) ISTQB
3 5 (2.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.14%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.07%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (3.21%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.07%) nmon
Vendors
1 31 (16.58%) Adobe
2 7 (3.74%) Oracle
2 7 (3.74%) Mercator
3 6 (3.21%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.67%) Zend
5 4 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.14%) HP
6 3 (1.60%) Apple
6 3 (1.60%) Actimize
6 3 (1.60%) Google
7 2 (1.07%) Open Text
7 2 (1.07%) RedDot
7 2 (1.07%) SAP
8 1 (0.53%) IBM
8 1 (0.53%) Avaya
8 1 (0.53%) Sony
8 1 (0.53%) BT
8 1 (0.53%) Unica
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