The table below looks at the statistics for Usability Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Usability Testing over the 3 months to 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Usability Testing
Rank 250 231 252
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +21
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 8 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.083% 0.058% 0.054%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.082% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
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£425 £444 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% +36.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £444 £226
% change year-on-year
-5.35% +96.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -25.00%
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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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7027 6129 6497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.73% 71.38% 70.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4022 3386 3158
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 245 322
Average hourly rate £21.00 £32.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.38% +54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.40 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

Usability Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Usability Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Usability Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Usability Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Usability Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Usability Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Usability Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Usability Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Usability Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Usability Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 31 October 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
Berkshire +7 2 £425 -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
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Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 15 (53.57%) JavaScript
2 14 (50.00%) User Experience
3 13 (46.43%) HTML
4 12 (42.86%) CSS
5 11 (39.29%) Photoshop
6 10 (35.71%) Adobe Illustrator
6 10 (35.71%) Graphic Design
7 9 (32.14%) Ajax
7 9 (32.14%) Web Accessibility
7 9 (32.14%) W3C
7 9 (32.14%) XHTML
8 7 (25.00%) Legal
8 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (21.43%) Linux
9 6 (21.43%) C++
9 6 (21.43%) Analytics
9 6 (21.43%) Marketing
9 6 (21.43%) jQuery
10 5 (17.86%) Selenium
10 5 (17.86%) Zend
10 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
10 5 (17.86%) REST
10 5 (17.86%) Mercurial
10 5 (17.86%) PHPUnit
10 5 (17.86%) Asterisk PBX
10 5 (17.86%) Open Source
10 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
10 5 (17.86%) C
10 5 (17.86%) PHP
10 5 (17.86%) MySQL

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (17.86%) Apache
2 2 (7.14%) CMS
3 1 (3.57%) Drupal
3 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Photoshop
2 10 (35.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (7.14%) MS Office
4 1 (3.57%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) PBX
1 5 (17.86%) VoIP
1 5 (17.86%) Asterisk PBX
2 1 (3.57%) FTP
2 1 (3.57%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Mercurial
1 5 (17.86%) PHPUnit
1 5 (17.86%) Selenium
2 4 (14.29%) Hudson
2 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 4 (14.29%) JIRA
3 3 (10.71%) Axure RP
4 1 (3.57%) JProfiler
4 1 (3.57%) Toad
4 1 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.57%) Introscope
4 1 (3.57%) Subversion
4 1 (3.57%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (25.00%) Legal
2 6 (21.43%) Marketing
3 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
4 2 (7.14%) Advertising
4 2 (7.14%) Multimedia
5 1 (3.57%) Finance
5 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Designer
2 9 (32.14%) Web Designer
3 8 (28.57%) Developer
4 4 (14.29%) PHP Developer
4 4 (14.29%) UX Designer
5 3 (10.71%) Photoshop Designer
5 3 (10.71%) Web Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Avaya Specialist
7 1 (3.57%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (3.57%) User Experience Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Architect
7 1 (3.57%) User Experience Architect
7 1 (3.57%) User Experience Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior User Experience Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (46.43%) HTML
2 12 (42.86%) CSS
3 9 (32.14%) XHTML
3 9 (32.14%) Ajax
4 6 (21.43%) jQuery
5 5 (17.86%) REST
6 4 (14.29%) Zend Framework
7 3 (10.71%) HTML5
7 3 (10.71%) CSS3
8 1 (3.57%) Sass
8 1 (3.57%) LESS
8 1 (3.57%) Symfony
8 1 (3.57%) Middleware
8 1 (3.57%) LAMP
8 1 (3.57%) JDBC
8 1 (3.57%) SOAP
8 1 (3.57%) ODBC
8 1 (3.57%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 14 (50.00%) User Experience
2 10 (35.71%) Graphic Design
3 9 (32.14%) W3C
4 5 (17.86%) Open Source
5 3 (10.71%) Mobile App
6 2 (7.14%) VUI
6 2 (7.14%) IVR
6 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (3.57%) STB
7 1 (3.57%) Blog
7 1 (3.57%) FMCG
7 1 (3.57%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Android
2 2 (7.14%) UNIX
2 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
3 1 (3.57%) Solaris
3 1 (3.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Web Accessibility
2 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (21.43%) Analytics
4 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
4 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
4 5 (17.86%) Project Management
5 4 (14.29%) Market Research
5 4 (14.29%) BDD
6 3 (10.71%) Marketing Strategy
6 3 (10.71%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (7.14%) Information Architecture
7 2 (7.14%) Predictive Modelling
7 2 (7.14%) Multivariate Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (7.14%) SEO
7 2 (7.14%) Web Analytics
7 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) Speech Recognition
7 2 (7.14%) Campaign Management
7 2 (7.14%) Customer Segmentation
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) JavaScript
2 6 (21.43%) C++
3 5 (17.86%) C
3 5 (17.86%) PHP
4 1 (3.57%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) VB
4 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) ISEB
1 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) nmon
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Zend
2 3 (10.71%) Adobe
3 2 (7.14%) Avaya
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.57%) Google
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft