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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Usability Testing
Rank - 126 -
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 0 18 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.58% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.75% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate - £394 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 - £16.50
Usability Testing
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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
2289 2408 2542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.12% 77.80% 79.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1493 1559 1584
Average daily rate £388 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 98 110
Average hourly rate £42.25 £36.75 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.96% +9.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.03 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 2016, 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 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) HTML
3 4 (33.33%) CSS
3 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (25.00%) Ethnography
4 3 (25.00%) Service Design
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) Degree
4 3 (25.00%) Psychology
4 3 (25.00%) Human Factors
4 3 (25.00%) Market Research
4 3 (25.00%) Information Architecture
4 3 (25.00%) Axure RP
4 3 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 2 (16.67%) Banking
5 2 (16.67%) SQLite
5 2 (16.67%) Android
5 2 (16.67%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
6 1 (8.33%) CMS
6 1 (8.33%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) User Stories
6 1 (8.33%) Open Source
6 1 (8.33%) Retail
6 1 (8.33%) Content Management
6 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Adobe Illustrator
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Axure RP
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Designer
1 3 (25.00%) User Researcher
1 3 (25.00%) UX Designer
2 2 (16.67%) Android Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) User Experience Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior UX Designer
3 1 (8.33%) UI Designer
3 1 (8.33%) UI/UX Designer
3 1 (8.33%) User Experience Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) CSS
1 4 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) User Experience
2 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (25.00%) Psychology
4 2 (16.67%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (8.33%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Ethnography
2 3 (25.00%) Human Factors
2 3 (25.00%) Information Architecture
2 3 (25.00%) Market Research
2 3 (25.00%) Service Design
3 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Content Management
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
4 1 (8.33%) Open Source
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Adobe