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 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 227 221 249
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +28
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 21 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.13% 0.030%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.18% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 2
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £403 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.31% +46.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6767 6276 6920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.84% 71.75% 70.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3811 3439 3310
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 246 324
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.84 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £45.00 £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 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 29 August 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 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
Hampshire -7 12 £350 -16.66%
Surrey +1 7 £425 -19.04% 2
Berkshire +8 2 £338 +40.62%
East Sussex - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
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Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 16 (44.44%) Graphic Design
2 15 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 13 (36.11%) HTML
3 13 (36.11%) CSS
4 12 (33.33%) Adobe
4 12 (33.33%) Axure RP
5 11 (30.56%) Photoshop
6 10 (27.78%) Adobe Illustrator
6 10 (27.78%) Ajax
7 9 (25.00%) Web Accessibility
7 9 (25.00%) Information Architecture
7 9 (25.00%) W3C
7 9 (25.00%) XHTML
8 8 (22.22%) Analytics
8 8 (22.22%) Marketing
9 7 (19.44%) Market Research
9 7 (19.44%) Legal
9 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (16.67%) Project Management
10 6 (16.67%) Linux
10 6 (16.67%) C++
11 5 (13.89%) Data Analysis
11 5 (13.89%) Advertising
11 5 (13.89%) Multivariate Testing
11 5 (13.89%) Digital Marketing
11 5 (13.89%) jQuery
11 5 (13.89%) Campaign Management
11 5 (13.89%) Customer Segmentation
11 5 (13.89%) Predictive Modelling
12 4 (11.11%) Asterisk PBX

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (11.11%) Apache
2 2 (5.56%) CMS
2 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.78%) Drupal
Applications
1 11 (30.56%) Photoshop
2 10 (27.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (5.56%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) PBX
1 4 (11.11%) VoIP
1 4 (11.11%) Asterisk PBX
2 2 (5.56%) FTP
2 2 (5.56%) HTTP
2 2 (5.56%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) Axure RP
2 4 (11.11%) Hudson
2 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 4 (11.11%) JIRA
2 4 (11.11%) Selenium
2 4 (11.11%) Mercurial
2 4 (11.11%) PHPUnit
3 2 (5.56%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (5.56%) Toad
3 2 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (5.56%) LoadRunner
3 2 (5.56%) Introscope
3 2 (5.56%) JProfiler
General
1 8 (22.22%) Marketing
2 7 (19.44%) Legal
3 5 (13.89%) Advertising
4 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.78%) Finance
5 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.78%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Designer
2 10 (27.78%) User Experience Designer
3 8 (22.22%) Developer
3 8 (22.22%) Web Designer
4 4 (11.11%) PHP Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Photoshop Designer
5 3 (8.33%) Web Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) User Experience Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Architect
7 1 (2.78%) User Experience Architect
7 1 (2.78%) User Experience Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Lead Designer
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (36.11%) HTML
1 13 (36.11%) CSS
2 10 (27.78%) Ajax
3 9 (25.00%) XHTML
4 5 (13.89%) jQuery
5 4 (11.11%) REST
5 4 (11.11%) Zend Framework
6 2 (5.56%) Middleware
6 2 (5.56%) JDBC
6 2 (5.56%) ODBC
6 2 (5.56%) CSS3
6 2 (5.56%) HTML5
7 1 (2.78%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 16 (44.44%) Graphic Design
2 9 (25.00%) W3C
3 4 (11.11%) Open Source
4 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.78%) VUI
5 1 (2.78%) IVR
5 1 (2.78%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Android
2 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.56%) UNIX
2 2 (5.56%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Web Accessibility
1 9 (25.00%) Information Architecture
2 8 (22.22%) Analytics
3 7 (19.44%) Market Research
3 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (16.67%) Project Management
5 5 (13.89%) Data Analysis
5 5 (13.89%) Digital Marketing
5 5 (13.89%) Predictive Modelling
5 5 (13.89%) Multivariate Testing
5 5 (13.89%) Campaign Management
5 5 (13.89%) Customer Segmentation
6 4 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (11.11%) BDD
6 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
7 2 (5.56%) Regression Testing
7 2 (5.56%) SEO
7 2 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 6 (16.67%) C++
3 4 (11.11%) C
3 4 (11.11%) PHP
4 2 (5.56%) SQL
4 2 (5.56%) VB
4 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) ISEB
2 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) nmon
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Adobe
2 4 (11.11%) Zend
3 1 (2.78%) Avaya