The table below looks at the statistics for Usability Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Usability Testing over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Usability Testing
England / South West
Rank 124 137 136
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -1
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 8 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.31% 0.44% 0.065%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.54% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 0
Median daily rate £421 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.88% -
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2064 2418 2331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 79.94% 82.19% 75.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1707 1569
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 113 111
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.80 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +19.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £20.63 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

Usability Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 West

Usability Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Usability Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Usability Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Usability Testing across the South West region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Usability Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Usability Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 16 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
Devon - 6 £443 -
Bristol -3 2 £344 -8.33% 1
Usability Testing
England

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 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 West region with a requirement for Usability Testing.

1 11 (91.67%) User Experience
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) Ethnography
3 6 (50.00%) Degree
4 5 (41.67%) Human Factors
4 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
4 5 (41.67%) Service Design
4 5 (41.67%) Customer Insight
4 5 (41.67%) Analytics
5 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (25.00%) Robotium
6 3 (25.00%) Android
6 3 (25.00%) Google Play
6 3 (25.00%) ActionBarSherlock
6 3 (25.00%) Mechanoid
6 3 (25.00%) Robolectric
6 3 (25.00%) SQLite
6 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Google
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
7 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) Android Development
8 1 (8.33%) Qualitative Research
8 1 (8.33%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
8 1 (8.33%) HTML5
8 1 (8.33%) CSS3
8 1 (8.33%) Web Accessibility
8 1 (8.33%) Market Research
8 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (8.33%) Fireworks
1 1 (8.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Google Play
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Mechanoid
1 3 (25.00%) Robolectric
1 3 (25.00%) Robotium
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) User Researcher
2 2 (16.67%) Android Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Android Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Android Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Digital Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Digital User Researcher
3 1 (8.33%) Digital UX Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) User Experience Researcher
3 1 (8.33%) UX Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Web Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) ActionBarSherlock
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) CSS3
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (91.67%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (8.33%) Psychology
2 1 (8.33%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Ethnography
3 5 (41.67%) Analytics
3 5 (41.67%) Customer Insight
3 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
3 5 (41.67%) Human Factors
3 5 (41.67%) Service Design
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Android Development
7 1 (8.33%) Ethnographic Research
7 1 (8.33%) Eye Tracking
7 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Market Research
7 1 (8.33%) Qualitative Research
7 1 (8.33%) Remote Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
7 1 (8.33%) Web Accessibility
7 1 (8.33%) Web Testing
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Google