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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Usability Testing
Rank 117 143 108
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -35
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 19 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.62% 0.10% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.13% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.61
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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
2292 2283 1438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.73% 77.29% 71.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1520 1516 893
Average daily rate £400 £353 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 118 67
Average hourly rate £36.75 £33.84 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.59% +5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
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 27 May 2015. 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
Devon - 9 £400 -
Gloucestershire - 4 - -
Bristol - 4 £425 -
Somerset - 1 - -
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Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 19 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (59.26%) User Experience
3 14 (51.85%) HTML
3 14 (51.85%) CSS
3 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
4 13 (48.15%) Information Architecture
4 13 (48.15%) Web Design
5 12 (44.44%) Web Development
5 12 (44.44%) Photoshop
5 12 (44.44%) Fireworks
5 12 (44.44%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (44.44%) HTML5
5 12 (44.44%) CSS3
6 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
7 4 (14.81%) Web Services
7 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce
7 4 (14.81%) TDD
7 4 (14.81%) Android
7 4 (14.81%) SQLite
7 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
7 4 (14.81%) Android Development
7 4 (14.81%) Open Source
8 3 (11.11%) iOS Development
8 3 (11.11%) ISO 9001
8 3 (11.11%) Summit
8 3 (11.11%) ISO 14001
8 3 (11.11%) Apple iOS
9 2 (7.41%) Degree
9 2 (7.41%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 12 (44.44%) Photoshop
1 12 (44.44%) Fireworks
1 12 (44.44%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQLite
2 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.70%) Axure RP
1 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Designer
2 10 (37.04%) Web Designer
3 5 (18.52%) Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Android Developer
5 3 (11.11%) UX Designer
6 2 (7.41%) UI Designer
7 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Photoshop Designer
7 1 (3.70%) Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (51.85%) HTML
1 14 (51.85%) CSS
2 12 (44.44%) HTML5
2 12 (44.44%) CSS3
3 4 (14.81%) Web Services
4 1 (3.70%) JSON
4 1 (3.70%) RESTful
4 1 (3.70%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 16 (59.26%) User Experience
2 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
3 2 (7.41%) Human Factors
4 1 (3.70%) NHS
4 1 (3.70%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Android
2 3 (11.11%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) Web Design
2 13 (48.15%) Information Architecture
3 12 (44.44%) Web Development
4 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (14.81%) TDD
4 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce
4 4 (14.81%) Android Development
4 4 (14.81%) Open Source
5 3 (11.11%) iOS Development
6 1 (3.70%) Project Management
6 1 (3.70%) Validation
6 1 (3.70%) Migration
6 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.70%) System Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.70%) Market Research
6 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Integration Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.70%) Python
2 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.70%) Ruby
2 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
2 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) ISO 9001
1 3 (11.11%) ISO 14001
2 1 (3.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
1 1 (3.70%) Vagrant