The table below looks at the statistics for Usability Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Usability Testing over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Usability Testing
Rank 436 501 515
Rank change year-on-year
+65 +14
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 216 136 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.31% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 83 72
Median daily rate £450 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £518 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £17.06 £16.43 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.81% -26.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.41 £15.79 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £16.43 £27.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 - £16.50

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
45369 44062 42291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.62% 78.90% 77.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 29987 27471 26430
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1287 1211
Median hourly rate £33.50 £29.82 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.34% -0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.73 £12.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £47.88 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

Usability Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Usability Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Usability Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +56 211 £450 +18.03% 24
London +42 128 £488 +30.00% 13
South East +15 31 £360 -7.09% 3
West Sussex 0 22 £325 -
West Midlands +7 20 £400 +7.38% 1
Worthing -19 20 £325 -
City of London +38 19 £488 +18.18% 5
Yorkshire +6 19 £500 +66.66% 2
West Yorkshire +14 17 £500 +92.30% 1
Leeds +5 15 £500 +11.11% 1
Telford - 12 £409 -
Shropshire - 12 £409 -
Coventry - 8 £400 -
North East - 7 £425 - 1
Berkshire +11 6 £375 +25.00%
Reading -1 4 £375 +25.00%
North West -4 4 £421 +2.12% 1
Tyne and Wear - 4 £373 - 1
Manchester -9 3 £393 +30.83% 1
Scotland - 3 £378 - 1
Edinburgh - 3 £378 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £330 - 1
Slough - 2 £425 -
East Midlands +5 1 £350 +16.66% 1
East of England +5 1 £375 -23.46% 1
Brighton +2 1 - -
East Sussex 0 1 - -
Wales 0 1 £325 -31.57%
Croydon - 1 - -
North Tyneside - 1 £425 -

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Usability Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Usability Testing.

1 335 (79.95%) User Experience
2 228 (54.42%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (42.00%) Human Factors
4 167 (39.86%) Psychology
5 145 (34.61%) Market Research
6 140 (33.41%) Degree
7 138 (32.94%) Analytical Skills
8 127 (30.31%) Ethnography
9 113 (26.97%) Service Design
10 105 (25.06%) Axure RP
11 103 (24.58%) HTML
12 88 (21.00%) CSS
13 68 (16.23%) Information Architecture
13 68 (16.23%) Adobe
14 64 (15.27%) JavaScript
15 48 (11.46%) Mentoring
16 45 (10.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 45 (10.74%) Marketing
17 43 (10.26%) Software Engineering
17 43 (10.26%) Finance
18 42 (10.02%) Project Management
18 42 (10.02%) Customer Insight
18 42 (10.02%) Product Management
19 41 (9.79%) MS Visio
20 38 (9.07%) Balsamiq Mockups
21 37 (8.83%) User Stories
22 36 (8.59%) Web Development
23 34 (8.11%) RIA
24 33 (7.88%) Scrum
25 32 (7.64%) Workflow

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (1.91%) CMS
2 3 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (0.72%) Node.js
3 1 (0.24%) Apache
3 1 (0.24%) Drupal
3 1 (0.24%) IIS
3 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 45 (10.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 41 (9.79%) MS Visio
3 30 (7.16%) Photoshop
4 27 (6.44%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.95%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.95%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.72%) InDesign
7 1 (0.24%) MS Office
7 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) BigMachines
1 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.24%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.24%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.19%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.72%) Adobe Analytics
2 3 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 3 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.48%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.67%) Internet
2 1 (0.24%) FTP
2 1 (0.24%) HTTP
2 1 (0.24%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.15%) SQLite
2 2 (0.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 105 (25.06%) Axure RP
2 38 (9.07%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 6 (1.43%) Selenium
4 4 (0.95%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.72%) FitNesse
5 3 (0.72%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.72%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.48%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (0.48%) Grunt
6 2 (0.48%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.48%) MSTest
6 2 (0.48%) NCrunch
6 2 (0.48%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.48%) WatiN
7 1 (0.24%) Mechanoid
7 1 (0.24%) Robolectric
7 1 (0.24%) Robotium
7 1 (0.24%) Toad
General
1 45 (10.74%) Marketing
2 43 (10.26%) Finance
3 21 (5.01%) Banking
4 20 (4.77%) Retail
5 13 (3.10%) Legal
6 12 (2.86%) French Language
7 11 (2.63%) Back Office
7 11 (2.63%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.43%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.19%) Advertising
10 4 (0.95%) Publishing
10 4 (0.95%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.48%) Games
12 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Electronics
12 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 197 (47.02%) User Researcher
2 102 (24.34%) User Experience Researcher
3 98 (23.39%) Designer
4 83 (19.81%) UX Designer
5 49 (11.69%) Digital User Researcher
6 45 (10.74%) Architect
6 45 (10.74%) User Experience Architect
7 36 (8.59%) Senior User Researcher
8 23 (5.49%) Senior User Experience Researcher
9 17 (4.06%) Senior Architect
9 17 (4.06%) Senior User Experience Architect
10 15 (3.58%) Developer
11 14 (3.34%) Consultant
12 13 (3.10%) UI Designer
13 12 (2.86%) Digital Transformation
13 12 (2.86%) User Experience Consultant
14 11 (2.63%) Photoshop Designer
15 10 (2.39%) Senior Designer
16 9 (2.15%) Senior UX Designer
17 7 (1.67%) Senior Digital User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (24.58%) HTML
2 88 (21.00%) CSS
3 21 (5.01%) Web Services
4 13 (3.10%) Flash
4 13 (3.10%) HTML5
5 12 (2.86%) .NET
6 10 (2.39%) AngularJS
7 8 (1.91%) jQuery
8 7 (1.67%) CSS3
9 6 (1.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (0.95%) Sass
10 4 (0.95%) XHTML
10 4 (0.95%) XML
11 3 (0.72%) Apache Flex
11 3 (0.72%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (0.72%) Visualforce
12 2 (0.48%) REST
12 2 (0.48%) SOAP
12 2 (0.48%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 335 (79.95%) User Experience
2 167 (39.86%) Psychology
3 138 (32.94%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (8.11%) RIA
5 31 (7.40%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.63%) Fixed Income
6 11 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (1.67%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.43%) Graphic Design
8 6 (1.43%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.72%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (0.72%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.24%) Blog
10 1 (0.24%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.24%) Data Conversion
10 1 (0.24%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Semantic Web
10 1 (0.24%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.24%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.97%) Android
2 16 (3.82%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.48%) Windows
4 1 (0.24%) Linux
4 1 (0.24%) Solaris
4 1 (0.24%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (54.42%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (42.00%) Human Factors
3 145 (34.61%) Market Research
4 127 (30.31%) Ethnography
5 113 (26.97%) Service Design
6 68 (16.23%) Information Architecture
7 48 (11.46%) Mentoring
8 43 (10.26%) Software Engineering
9 42 (10.02%) Customer Insight
9 42 (10.02%) Product Management
9 42 (10.02%) Project Management
10 37 (8.83%) User Stories
11 36 (8.59%) Web Development
12 33 (7.88%) Scrum
13 32 (7.64%) E-Commerce
13 32 (7.64%) Qualitative Research
13 32 (7.64%) Workflow
14 30 (7.16%) Industrial Design
15 24 (5.73%) Responsive Web Design
15 24 (5.73%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 64 (15.27%) JavaScript
2 8 (1.91%) Java
3 7 (1.67%) SQL
4 3 (0.72%) Apex Code
4 3 (0.72%) C#
4 3 (0.72%) PHP
4 3 (0.72%) Python
5 2 (0.48%) Perl
6 1 (0.24%) C++
6 1 (0.24%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 140 (33.41%) Degree
2 21 (5.01%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (0.95%) CTC Cleared
4 4 (0.95%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.24%) ISEB
5 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.06%) QA
2 4 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.48%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.24%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (0.24%) nmon
Vendors
1 68 (16.23%) Adobe
2 5 (1.19%) Microsoft
3 4 (0.95%) Oracle
4 3 (0.72%) ClickTale
4 3 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.48%) Google
6 1 (0.24%) IBM
6 1 (0.24%) OpenText
6 1 (0.24%) RedDot
6 1 (0.24%) Siebel
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