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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Usability Testing over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Usability Testing
England / South East
Rank 211 234 257
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +23
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 28 22 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.27% 0.022%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.34% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 1
Median daily rate £413 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
5884 6563 7065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.39% 79.99% 77.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3451 3925 3900
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 284 242
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% +70.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

Usability Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Usability Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Usability Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Sussex +19 18 £425 -
Middlesex - 4 - -
Kent -1 3 - -
Berkshire -7 1 £350 -6.66%
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Usability Testing
England

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Usability Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Usability Testing.

1 47 (82.46%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (47.37%) Customer Insight
2 27 (47.37%) User Experience
2 27 (47.37%) Guerrilla Research
3 26 (45.61%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (45.61%) User Stories
4 25 (43.86%) Service Design
4 25 (43.86%) Ethnography
4 25 (43.86%) Degree
4 25 (43.86%) Human Factors
5 24 (42.11%) Market Research
6 23 (40.35%) Psychology
7 18 (31.58%) Performance Testing
8 15 (26.32%) Test Automation
8 15 (26.32%) QA
8 15 (26.32%) Scrum
9 14 (24.56%) Exploratory Testing
10 13 (22.81%) Defect Management
10 13 (22.81%) SoapUI
10 13 (22.81%) Selenium
11 12 (21.05%) Automated Testing
11 12 (21.05%) Security Testing
11 12 (21.05%) Unit Testing
11 12 (21.05%) Java
11 12 (21.05%) Gherkin
12 11 (19.30%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (19.30%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (19.30%) Wireframes
12 11 (19.30%) API Testing
12 11 (19.30%) Web Services

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (17.54%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.51%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.75%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Adobe Analytics
1 6 (10.53%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.75%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Development Applications
1 13 (22.81%) Selenium
1 13 (22.81%) SoapUI
2 10 (17.54%) JIRA
3 8 (14.04%) Axure RP
4 2 (3.51%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (1.75%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.75%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.75%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (3.51%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Electronics
2 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.75%) Marketing
2 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (47.37%) User Researcher
2 12 (21.05%) Designer
2 12 (21.05%) UX Designer
3 9 (15.79%) User Experience Researcher
4 7 (12.28%) Tester
5 4 (7.02%) Automation Tester
5 4 (7.02%) UI Designer
5 4 (7.02%) UI/UX Designer
6 3 (5.26%) Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) QA Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) QA Tester
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Designer
6 3 (5.26%) Senior UX Designer
6 3 (5.26%) Usability Designer
7 2 (3.51%) QA Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) QA Test Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Test Engineer
8 1 (1.75%) QA Automation Engineer
8 1 (1.75%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (1.75%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.05%) Gherkin
2 11 (19.30%) RESTful
2 11 (19.30%) Web Services
3 7 (12.28%) CSS
3 7 (12.28%) CSS3
3 7 (12.28%) HTML
3 7 (12.28%) HTML5
4 6 (10.53%) jQuery
5 1 (1.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (47.37%) User Experience
2 26 (45.61%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (40.35%) Psychology
4 4 (7.02%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.51%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (82.46%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (47.37%) Customer Insight
2 27 (47.37%) Guerrilla Research
3 26 (45.61%) User Stories
4 25 (43.86%) Ethnography
4 25 (43.86%) Human Factors
4 25 (43.86%) Service Design
5 24 (42.11%) Market Research
6 18 (31.58%) Performance Testing
7 15 (26.32%) Scrum
7 15 (26.32%) Test Automation
8 14 (24.56%) Exploratory Testing
9 13 (22.81%) Defect Management
10 12 (21.05%) Automated Testing
10 12 (21.05%) Security Testing
10 12 (21.05%) Unit Testing
11 11 (19.30%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (19.30%) Kanban
11 11 (19.30%) Software Engineering
11 11 (19.30%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.05%) Java
2 11 (19.30%) Groovy
2 11 (19.30%) Scala
3 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (43.86%) Degree
2 4 (7.02%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (26.32%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Atlassian
2 6 (10.53%) ClickTale
3 2 (3.51%) Adobe
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.75%) SAP