The table below looks at the statistics for Usability Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Usability Testing over the 3 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Usability Testing
Rank 511 503 531
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +28
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 117 111 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.20% 0.092%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.27% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 76 32
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£413 £419 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £291 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £21.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.61

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44265 41665 38267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.74% 76.13% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28672 25746 23202
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1180 1104
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

Usability Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Usability Testing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Usability Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Usability Testing
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Usability Testing within the UK.

Usability Testing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Usability Testing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Usability Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Usability Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Usability Testing
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Usability Testing within the UK.

Usability Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Usability Testing
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 3 August 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
England -3 111 £413 -2.94% 37
London -28 55 £425 - 18
City of London -16 18 £413 +3.12% 4
Yorkshire -6 16 £413 +194.64% 9
South East -25 14 £400 +14.28% 4
Leeds - 14 £425 - 4
West Yorkshire - 14 £425 - 5
North East -15 11 £470 -6.00%
Tyne and Wear -18 10 £470 -6.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 10 £470 -6.00%
Surrey -1 7 £400 -5.88% 1
South West +3 6 £425 +6.25%
Leatherhead - 5 £400 -
East of England +3 4 £350 -4.10% 2
Scotland -2 4 £365 -11.51% 2
New Malden - 4 £275 -
Croydon - 3 - -
Exeter - 3 £400 -
Nottingham - 3 £400 -
Worthing - 3 - -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £400 -
East Midlands - 3 £400 -
West Sussex - 3 - - 2
Devon - 3 £400 -
Staines +6 2 - -
Wales -3 2 - -
Hertfordshire -7 2 - -
Manchester -8 2 £350 - 2
South Yorkshire -10 2 £259 +84.82% 3
Sheffield -11 2 £259 +84.82% 3

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 190 (75.10%) User Experience
2 151 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (27.67%) HTML
4 65 (25.69%) CSS
5 59 (23.32%) Information Architecture
6 58 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
7 52 (20.55%) Degree
8 48 (18.97%) Human Factors
9 44 (17.39%) JavaScript
10 40 (15.81%) Mobile App
11 37 (14.62%) Market Research
12 34 (13.44%) Axure RP
12 34 (13.44%) Psychology
13 31 (12.25%) HTML5
13 31 (12.25%) CSS3
14 29 (11.46%) E-Commerce
15 27 (10.67%) Web Design
16 25 (9.88%) Scrum
16 25 (9.88%) Security Cleared
17 24 (9.49%) Photoshop
17 24 (9.49%) Customer Insight
18 22 (8.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
18 22 (8.70%) jQuery
19 21 (8.30%) Android
19 21 (8.30%) Web Services
20 20 (7.91%) SQL
20 20 (7.91%) Project Management
21 19 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
21 19 (7.51%) Marketing
21 19 (7.51%) Analytics

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 10 (3.95%) CMS
2 3 (1.19%) DNN
2 3 (1.19%) WordPress
3 2 (0.79%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.40%) IIS
4 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
Applications
1 24 (9.49%) Photoshop
2 17 (6.72%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (4.74%) MS Visio
3 12 (4.74%) Fireworks
4 10 (3.95%) OmniGraffle
5 7 (2.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.79%) MS Excel
7 1 (0.40%) InDesign
7 1 (0.40%) MS Project
7 1 (0.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Summit
2 1 (0.40%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.40%) Magento
2 1 (0.40%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.77%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.79%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.40%) GitHub
4 1 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.40%) SaaS
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.56%) HTTP
2 5 (1.98%) LDAP
3 3 (1.19%) Intranet
3 3 (1.19%) Extranet
4 1 (0.40%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.93%) SQLite
3 5 (1.98%) MySQL
4 3 (1.19%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (13.44%) Axure RP
2 22 (8.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 9 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (2.77%) SoapUI
5 4 (1.58%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.19%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (1.19%) Selenium
7 2 (0.79%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.79%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.40%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.40%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.40%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (7.51%) Marketing
2 15 (5.93%) Finance
3 10 (3.95%) Banking
4 8 (3.16%) Retail
5 7 (2.77%) Publishing
6 6 (2.37%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.19%) Legal
8 2 (0.79%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Games
Job Titles
1 72 (28.46%) Designer
2 46 (18.18%) UX Designer
3 34 (13.44%) Developer
4 26 (10.28%) User Experience Researcher
5 18 (7.11%) Architect
6 16 (6.32%) Analyst
7 15 (5.93%) Android Developer
8 13 (5.14%) Web Designer
9 12 (4.74%) Web Developer
10 11 (4.35%) Test Analyst
11 9 (3.56%) Front-End Developer
11 9 (3.56%) User Experience Architect
12 7 (2.77%) UI/UX Designer
13 6 (2.37%) UI Programmer
13 6 (2.37%) Senior Architect
13 6 (2.37%) UX Developer
13 6 (2.37%) UI Designer
13 6 (2.37%) UI Developer
14 5 (1.98%) Consultant
14 5 (1.98%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (27.67%) HTML
2 65 (25.69%) CSS
3 31 (12.25%) HTML5
3 31 (12.25%) CSS3
4 22 (8.70%) jQuery
5 21 (8.30%) Web Services
6 12 (4.74%) XML
6 12 (4.74%) SOAP
6 12 (4.74%) Ajax
7 9 (3.56%) AngularJS
8 8 (3.16%) Backbone.js
9 7 (2.77%) .NET
10 6 (2.37%) Flash
11 5 (1.98%) XML Messaging
11 5 (1.98%) JSP
11 5 (1.98%) Servlets
11 5 (1.98%) SailPoint
11 5 (1.98%) SPML
12 4 (1.58%) KnockoutJS
13 2 (0.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 190 (75.10%) User Experience
2 58 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (18.97%) Human Factors
4 40 (15.81%) Mobile App
5 34 (13.44%) Psychology
6 12 (4.74%) W3C
7 9 (3.56%) RIA
8 7 (2.77%) NHS
9 3 (1.19%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.19%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.19%) Statistics
9 3 (1.19%) Graphic Design
9 3 (1.19%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.79%) Animation
10 2 (0.79%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.79%) Social Media
11 1 (0.40%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.40%) Augmented Reality
11 1 (0.40%) FMCG
11 1 (0.40%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.30%) Android
2 18 (7.11%) Apple iOS
3 11 (4.35%) Windows
4 10 (3.95%) UNIX
5 6 (2.37%) Linux
6 5 (1.98%) AIX
7 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.40%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (23.32%) Information Architecture
3 37 (14.62%) Market Research
4 29 (11.46%) E-Commerce
5 27 (10.67%) Web Design
6 25 (9.88%) Scrum
7 24 (9.49%) Customer Insight
8 20 (7.91%) Project Management
9 19 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (7.51%) Analytics
10 18 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (5.93%) Android Development
12 14 (5.53%) Mentoring
12 14 (5.53%) Open Source
12 14 (5.53%) Performance Testing
12 14 (5.53%) TDD
13 13 (5.14%) Responsive Web Design
14 12 (4.74%) iOS Development
14 12 (4.74%) SDLC
14 12 (4.74%) Competitor Analysis
Programming Languages
1 44 (17.39%) JavaScript
2 20 (7.91%) SQL
3 8 (3.16%) Java
4 6 (2.37%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.98%) PL/SQL
5 5 (1.98%) BeanShell
6 2 (0.79%) C#
6 2 (0.79%) PHP
7 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.40%) Python
7 1 (0.40%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 1 (0.40%) XAML
7 1 (0.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 52 (20.55%) Degree
2 25 (9.88%) Security Cleared
3 18 (7.11%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.58%) ISEB
4 4 (1.58%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.19%) PhD
6 2 (0.79%) HND
6 2 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.40%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.32%) QA
2 3 (1.19%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.19%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (2.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.40%) Puppet
2 1 (0.40%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 13 (5.14%) Microsoft
1 13 (5.14%) Adobe
2 9 (3.56%) HP
2 9 (3.56%) Oracle
3 6 (2.37%) Google
4 5 (1.98%) Sybase
4 5 (1.98%) Sun
5 3 (1.19%) SAP
5 3 (1.19%) Teradata
5 3 (1.19%) Rackspace
6 2 (0.79%) VMware
6 2 (0.79%) IBM
7 1 (0.40%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.40%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.40%) ClickTale
7 1 (0.40%) Tealeaf
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