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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Usability Testing over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Usability Testing
Rank 144 117 124
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +7
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.092% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£413 - £356
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 - £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 - £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £418 £285
% change year-on-year
+5.38% +46.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.50 -
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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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2368 1645 1817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.48% 69.73% 68.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1618 1077 1079
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 111 116
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -23.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Usability Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Usability Testing across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 12 (100.00%) User Experience
2 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (66.67%) Information Architecture
3 8 (66.67%) HTML
3 8 (66.67%) CSS
4 7 (58.33%) Fireworks
4 7 (58.33%) Photoshop
4 7 (58.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (58.33%) Web Development
4 7 (58.33%) HTML5
4 7 (58.33%) CSS3
5 6 (50.00%) Degree
5 6 (50.00%) Web Design
6 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
8 2 (16.67%) Android
8 2 (16.67%) Axure RP
8 2 (16.67%) Android Development
9 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
9 1 (8.33%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
9 1 (8.33%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (8.33%) Market Research
9 1 (8.33%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (8.33%) Competitor Analysis
9 1 (8.33%) BT
9 1 (8.33%) Web Services
9 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
9 1 (8.33%) WCAG

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Photoshop
1 7 (58.33%) Fireworks
1 7 (58.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (8.33%) OmniGraffle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Axure RP
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Designer
3 3 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Web Designer
4 2 (16.67%) UX Designer
4 2 (16.67%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) HTML
1 8 (66.67%) CSS
2 7 (58.33%) HTML5
2 7 (58.33%) CSS3
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Psychology
2 1 (8.33%) Ergonomics
2 1 (8.33%) Human Factors
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Information Architecture
3 7 (58.33%) Web Development
4 6 (50.00%) Web Design
5 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (16.67%) Android Development
7 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
7 1 (8.33%) Market Research
7 1 (8.33%) Competitor Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) WCAG
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) BT