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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Usability Testing
Rank 133 144 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 11 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.37% 0.16% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 0
Average daily rate £375 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.59% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £16.50
Usability Testing
England

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
2415 2429 1925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 81.07% 75.34% 74.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1674 1599 1213
Average daily rate £380 £405 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 108 97
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.40 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.75% +34.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £16.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 12 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Usability Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol +7 8 £375 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £450 -
Usability Testing
England

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 21 (84.00%) User Experience
2 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (24.00%) Degree
4 6 (24.00%) CSS
4 6 (24.00%) HTML
5 5 (20.00%) Psychology
5 5 (20.00%) Market Research
5 5 (20.00%) Axure RP
6 4 (16.00%) Ethnography
6 4 (16.00%) Coaching
6 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (16.00%) Human Factors
6 4 (16.00%) Taxonomies
6 4 (16.00%) Web Services
6 4 (16.00%) Finance
6 4 (16.00%) CMS
6 4 (16.00%) Content Management
7 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (12.00%) SQLite
7 3 (12.00%) Android
7 3 (12.00%) Information Architecture
7 3 (12.00%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (8.00%) Qualitative Research
8 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
8 2 (8.00%) Front End Development
8 2 (8.00%) Banking
9 1 (4.00%) Retail
9 1 (4.00%) Open Source
9 1 (4.00%) Adobe

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 4 (16.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) User Researcher
2 8 (32.00%) Designer
2 8 (32.00%) UX Designer
3 5 (20.00%) Architect
3 5 (20.00%) Digital User Researcher
4 4 (16.00%) Information Architect
4 4 (16.00%) User Experience Architect
5 3 (12.00%) Android Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) User Experience Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Creative Designer
7 1 (4.00%) Mobile UX Designer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Designer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior UX Designer
7 1 (4.00%) UI Designer
7 1 (4.00%) UI/UX Designer
7 1 (4.00%) Usability Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) CSS
1 6 (24.00%) HTML
2 4 (16.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (84.00%) User Experience
2 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (20.00%) Psychology
4 4 (16.00%) Taxonomies
5 3 (12.00%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.00%) Market Research
3 4 (16.00%) Coaching
3 4 (16.00%) Content Management
3 4 (16.00%) Ethnography
3 4 (16.00%) Human Factors
4 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (12.00%) Information Architecture
5 2 (8.00%) Front End Development
5 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.00%) Qualitative Research
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.00%) Industrial Design
6 1 (4.00%) Open Source
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
2 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe