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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Usability Testing
UK
Rank 404 458 499
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +41
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 184 173 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.35% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.42% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 116 75
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £528 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £27.65 £24.23 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.11% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
36868 40843 39798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.19% 81.72% 78.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 24443 26520 25648
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 930 1195 1050
Median hourly rate £34.50 £38.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.38% +54.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +41 179 £425 - 20
London -2 72 £428 -10.00% 9
Yorkshire +37 33 £425 - 5
South East +30 31 £425 +13.33% 2
West Yorkshire +30 21 £500 +25.00% 5
Leeds +26 21 £500 +25.00% 5
Worthing - 21 £425 -
West Sussex - 21 £425 -
West Midlands -13 15 £438 +15.89% 1
Coventry -9 12 £420 -1.29%
South Yorkshire - 12 £425 -
Sheffield - 12 £425 -
City of London 0 9 £456 -6.41%
North East -21 9 £400 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 9 £400 - 1
Tyne and Wear -25 9 £400 - 1
North West +29 7 £425 +6.25% 1
South West -2 7 £443 +4.11% 1
Manchester +15 6 £425 -5.55%
Devon - 6 £443 -
Plymouth - 5 £443 -
Wimbledon - 4 £325 -
East Midlands - 4 £375 -
Middlesex - 4 - -
Scotland +24 3 £363 +11.53% 1
Edinburgh +21 3 £363 -9.37% 1
Kent -3 3 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 £363 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £400 -
Birmingham - 2 £450 -

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 262 (70.24%) User Experience
2 256 (68.63%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (39.14%) Degree
4 141 (37.80%) Ethnography
5 140 (37.53%) Psychology
6 139 (37.27%) Service Design
7 133 (35.66%) Analytical Skills
8 110 (29.49%) Customer Insight
9 105 (28.15%) Scrum
10 102 (27.35%) Human Factors
11 100 (26.81%) Guerrilla Research
12 97 (26.01%) Market Research
13 84 (22.52%) Analytics
14 77 (20.64%) Prototyping
15 72 (19.30%) User Stories
16 60 (16.09%) Wireframes
17 57 (15.28%) HTML
18 51 (13.67%) Java
19 50 (13.40%) QA
20 48 (12.87%) Selenium
20 48 (12.87%) CSS
21 47 (12.60%) Performance Testing
22 45 (12.06%) Unit Testing
22 45 (12.06%) Automated Testing
23 42 (11.26%) Mobile App
24 40 (10.72%) Security Testing
24 40 (10.72%) Axure RP
25 38 (10.19%) SoapUI
25 38 (10.19%) Gherkin
25 38 (10.19%) Software Engineering

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 16 (4.29%) Confluence
2 2 (0.54%) CMS
3 1 (0.27%) Marvel
Applications
1 20 (5.36%) Photoshop
2 14 (3.75%) MS Visio
3 13 (3.49%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (3.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 11 (2.95%) OmniGraffle
6 7 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (1.88%) UserZoom
7 6 (1.61%) InVision
8 5 (1.34%) Fireworks
9 4 (1.07%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.54%) Pixate
11 1 (0.27%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.27%) InDesign
11 1 (0.27%) MS Excel
11 1 (0.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.41%) Google Analytics
2 6 (1.61%) Adobe Analytics
3 4 (1.07%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (0.54%) Google Play
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.88%) Internet
2 6 (1.61%) HTTP
3 3 (0.80%) GoToMeeting
3 3 (0.80%) Intranet
4 1 (0.27%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.95%) SQLite
2 5 (1.34%) RDBMS
2 5 (1.34%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.80%) Mixpanel
4 2 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (0.54%) DB2
5 1 (0.27%) Big Data
5 1 (0.27%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.27%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 48 (12.87%) Selenium
2 40 (10.72%) Axure RP
3 38 (10.19%) SoapUI
4 25 (6.70%) JIRA
5 14 (3.75%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 9 (2.41%) Visual Studio
7 7 (1.88%) Appium
8 4 (1.07%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.07%) Dreamweaver
8 4 (1.07%) Git (software)
8 4 (1.07%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.07%) Robolectric
8 4 (1.07%) Robotium
9 3 (0.80%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.54%) Android Studio
10 2 (0.54%) Gradle
10 2 (0.54%) JUnit
10 2 (0.54%) Mechanoid
10 2 (0.54%) Subversion
10 2 (0.54%) Zephyr
General
1 21 (5.63%) Marketing
2 17 (4.56%) Finance
3 14 (3.75%) Retail
4 13 (3.49%) Banking
5 9 (2.41%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.14%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.34%) Legal
8 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.54%) Front Office
8 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.27%) Military
9 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 179 (47.99%) User Researcher
2 71 (19.03%) User Experience Researcher
3 60 (16.09%) Designer
4 50 (13.40%) UX Designer
5 38 (10.19%) Digital User Researcher
6 21 (5.63%) Senior User Researcher
7 20 (5.36%) Tester
8 19 (5.09%) Developer
9 17 (4.56%) Consultant
10 14 (3.75%) Automation Tester
11 13 (3.49%) Test Engineer
12 12 (3.22%) QA Engineer
12 12 (3.22%) User Experience Consultant
13 11 (2.95%) Android Developer
13 11 (2.95%) QA Test Engineer
13 11 (2.95%) Senior Android Developer
13 11 (2.95%) Senior Developer
13 11 (2.95%) UI Designer
14 8 (2.14%) Digital Product Manager
14 8 (2.14%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (15.28%) HTML
2 48 (12.87%) CSS
3 38 (10.19%) Gherkin
4 36 (9.65%) Web Services
5 26 (6.97%) HTML5
6 25 (6.70%) RESTful
7 16 (4.29%) CSS3
8 13 (3.49%) jQuery
9 12 (3.22%) Ajax
10 6 (1.61%) AngularJS
10 6 (1.61%) Flash
11 5 (1.34%) .NET
11 5 (1.34%) SOAP
11 5 (1.34%) WebSockets
11 5 (1.34%) XML
11 5 (1.34%) XML Messaging
12 4 (1.07%) Apache Flex
12 4 (1.07%) DHTML
13 3 (0.80%) Material Design
13 3 (0.80%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 262 (70.24%) User Experience
2 140 (37.53%) Psychology
3 133 (35.66%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (11.26%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.41%) Social Media
6 8 (2.14%) W3C
7 7 (1.88%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.61%) Fintech
9 5 (1.34%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.34%) Ergonomics
10 4 (1.07%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.07%) Graphic Design
10 4 (1.07%) Interactive TV
10 4 (1.07%) IVR
10 4 (1.07%) NHS
10 4 (1.07%) Tandem
10 4 (1.07%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.80%) RIA
12 2 (0.54%) Blog
12 2 (0.54%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.63%) Android
2 10 (2.68%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.34%) Linux
3 5 (1.34%) Unix
4 2 (0.54%) Windows
5 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (68.63%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (37.80%) Ethnography
3 139 (37.27%) Service Design
4 110 (29.49%) Customer Insight
5 105 (28.15%) Scrum
6 102 (27.35%) Human Factors
7 100 (26.81%) Guerrilla Research
8 97 (26.01%) Market Research
9 84 (22.52%) Analytics
10 77 (20.64%) Prototyping
11 72 (19.30%) User Stories
12 60 (16.09%) Wireframes
13 47 (12.60%) Performance Testing
14 45 (12.06%) Automated Testing
14 45 (12.06%) Unit Testing
15 40 (10.72%) Security Testing
16 38 (10.19%) Software Engineering
17 37 (9.92%) Defect Management
18 36 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
18 36 (9.65%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 51 (13.67%) Java
2 27 (7.24%) JavaScript
3 26 (6.97%) Scala
4 25 (6.70%) Groovy
5 13 (3.49%) SQL
6 6 (1.61%) Perl
7 5 (1.34%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.34%) VBScript
8 1 (0.27%) PHP
8 1 (0.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 146 (39.14%) Degree
2 16 (4.29%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.95%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.54%) ISEB
4 2 (0.54%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.54%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (13.40%) QA
2 4 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.80%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.27%) HL7
4 1 (0.27%) Section 508
4 1 (0.27%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (5.36%) Adobe
2 16 (4.29%) Atlassian
3 8 (2.14%) Google
3 8 (2.14%) Omniture
4 7 (1.88%) Optimizely
5 6 (1.61%) ClickTale
6 5 (1.34%) Microsoft
7 2 (0.54%) Cisco
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle
8 1 (0.27%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.27%) Aprimo
8 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.27%) SAP
8 1 (0.27%) Zuora
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