The table below looks at the statistics for Usability Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Usability Testing over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Usability Testing
Rank 338 404 349
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -55
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 82 30 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.33% 0.12% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.15% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 20 36
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£425 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £248 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £444 £275
% change year-on-year
-15.49% +61.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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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 London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
19039 19480 19425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.74% 77.50% 75.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13435 13648 13085
Average daily rate £450 £450 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 244 373
Average hourly rate £21.62 £21.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% -33.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £15.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Usability Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Usability Testing across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Usability Testing Jobs Demand Trend in London

Usability Testing
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Usability Testing across the London region.

Usability Testing Daily Rate Trend in London

Usability Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Usability Testing across the London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Usability Testing Daily Rate Histogram in London

Usability Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Usability Testing across the London region.

Usability Testing Hourly Rate Trend in London

Usability Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +42 22 £400 -11.11% 1
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England

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 98 (77.17%) User Experience
2 38 (29.92%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (29.13%) Axure RP
4 28 (22.05%) Degree
5 24 (18.90%) HTML
6 23 (18.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (17.32%) CSS
8 21 (16.54%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (15.75%) JavaScript
9 20 (15.75%) Market Research
10 19 (14.96%) Adobe
10 19 (14.96%) Analytics
11 18 (14.17%) Mobile App
11 18 (14.17%) Information Architecture
12 17 (13.39%) Finance
12 17 (13.39%) Psychology
13 15 (11.81%) Human Factors
13 15 (11.81%) Photoshop
13 15 (11.81%) Customer Insight
14 12 (9.45%) OmniGraffle
14 12 (9.45%) Adobe Illustrator
15 11 (8.66%) Android
15 11 (8.66%) Apple iOS
15 11 (8.66%) Mentoring
16 10 (7.87%) Qualitative Research
16 10 (7.87%) User Experience Design
16 10 (7.87%) Banking
16 10 (7.87%) Fireworks
17 9 (7.09%) InDesign
17 9 (7.09%) Adobe After Effects

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 2 (1.57%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (11.81%) Photoshop
2 12 (9.45%) OmniGraffle
2 12 (9.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (7.87%) Fireworks
4 9 (7.09%) InDesign
4 9 (7.09%) Adobe After Effects
5 6 (4.72%) MS Visio
6 3 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (2.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.57%) Google Apps
1 2 (1.57%) Heroku
2 1 (0.79%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.15%) Internet
2 2 (1.57%) SSL
2 2 (1.57%) Extranet
3 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 37 (29.13%) Axure RP
2 8 (6.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (3.15%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.57%) Subversion
4 2 (1.57%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.79%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.79%) JIRA
5 1 (0.79%) Selenium
General
1 17 (13.39%) Finance
2 10 (7.87%) Banking
3 6 (4.72%) Retail
3 6 (4.72%) Marketing
4 3 (2.36%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.57%) Legal
5 2 (1.57%) Games
6 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.79%) Back Office
6 1 (0.79%) Electronics
6 1 (0.79%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 52 (40.94%) Designer
2 37 (29.13%) User Experience Designer
3 22 (17.32%) User Experience Researcher
4 10 (7.87%) Architect
5 9 (7.09%) Consultant
6 6 (4.72%) Photoshop Designer
6 6 (4.72%) User Experience Consultant
6 6 (4.72%) Visual Designer
7 5 (3.94%) User Experience Architect
7 5 (3.94%) Senior Designer
7 5 (3.94%) UI Designer
8 4 (3.15%) Developer
8 4 (3.15%) Analyst
8 4 (3.15%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.15%) Research Consultant
8 4 (3.15%) Salesforce.com Architect
9 3 (2.36%) Senior User Experience Designer
9 3 (2.36%) Technical Architect
10 2 (1.57%) Web Developer
10 2 (1.57%) Lead Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.90%) HTML
2 22 (17.32%) CSS
3 8 (6.30%) Flash
4 6 (4.72%) XML
5 5 (3.94%) SOAP
6 4 (3.15%) Web Services
6 4 (3.15%) REST
7 3 (2.36%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.36%) HTML5
7 3 (2.36%) .NET
7 3 (2.36%) XHTML
8 2 (1.57%) Middleware
8 2 (1.57%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.57%) XSLT
8 2 (1.57%) Visualforce
8 2 (1.57%) jQuery
8 2 (1.57%) JSON
8 2 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.57%) Backbone.js
8 2 (1.57%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 98 (77.17%) User Experience
2 21 (16.54%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (14.17%) Mobile App
4 17 (13.39%) Psychology
5 15 (11.81%) Human Factors
6 3 (2.36%) Visualisation
6 3 (2.36%) RIA
7 2 (1.57%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.79%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.79%) IPTV
8 1 (0.79%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.79%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.79%) Blog
8 1 (0.79%) Online Games
8 1 (0.79%) BBC
8 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.66%) Android
1 11 (8.66%) Apple iOS
2 4 (3.15%) Windows
3 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.79%) UNIX
3 1 (0.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (29.92%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (18.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (15.75%) Market Research
4 19 (14.96%) Analytics
5 18 (14.17%) Information Architecture
6 15 (11.81%) Customer Insight
7 11 (8.66%) Mentoring
8 10 (7.87%) Qualitative Research
8 10 (7.87%) User Experience Design
9 9 (7.09%) Industrial Design
9 9 (7.09%) Product Management
10 8 (6.30%) Test Scripting
11 7 (5.51%) Project Management
12 6 (4.72%) Requirements Analysis
13 5 (3.94%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (3.94%) E-Commerce
13 5 (3.94%) Workflow
14 4 (3.15%) Migration
14 4 (3.15%) Data Migration
14 4 (3.15%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.75%) JavaScript
2 6 (4.72%) SQL
3 4 (3.15%) Java
4 2 (1.57%) C#
4 2 (1.57%) VBA
4 2 (1.57%) Apex Code
4 2 (1.57%) SOQL
4 2 (1.57%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 28 (22.05%) Degree
2 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.72%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (14.96%) Adobe
2 7 (5.51%) Mercator
3 4 (3.15%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.36%) Actimize
4 3 (2.36%) Google
4 3 (2.36%) HP
4 3 (2.36%) Apple
4 3 (2.36%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.57%) Oracle
5 2 (1.57%) Open Text
5 2 (1.57%) RedDot
6 1 (0.79%) Sony
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