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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Usability Testing
Rank 443 514 504
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -10
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 143 62 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 47 33
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£440 £391 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.46% +20.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £180 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £483 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £443 £285
% change year-on-year
-0.56% +55.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.50 -

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
40696 38031 35236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.64% 73.82% 71.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26662 23403 20710
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1181 1433
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.88 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% -13.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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 +43 134 £440 +12.46% 23
London +59 80 £450 +20.00% 8
North East - 36 £475 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 34 £475 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 33 £475 - 1
City of London +14 22 £448 +8.81% 3
Scotland +6 7 £700 -
Edinburgh -9 5 £550 -
South East -27 5 £425 -8.10% 5
North West -8 4 £385 +28.33% 3
Cheshire +5 3 £385 +28.33% 1
Yorkshire -7 2 £263 - 3
Surrey -12 2 £438 -9.32% 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £263 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £225 -
Leeds - 2 £263 -
West Midlands - 2 £425 -
East Midlands - 2 £225 -
Berkshire +5 1 £425 +28.30% 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 £330 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £300 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £300 - 1
Chester - 1 £250 -
Manchester - 1 £413 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £330 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Guildford - - - -
Harrogate - - - -

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

1 191 (67.02%) User Experience
2 139 (48.77%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (25.61%) HTML
4 65 (22.81%) CSS
5 64 (22.46%) Degree
6 62 (21.75%) Market Research
7 59 (20.70%) Human Factors
8 51 (17.89%) JavaScript
9 47 (16.49%) Axure RP
10 42 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
11 39 (13.68%) Photoshop
11 39 (13.68%) Psychology
12 37 (12.98%) Finance
13 33 (11.58%) Information Architecture
14 31 (10.88%) Adobe Illustrator
15 30 (10.53%) Analytics
16 28 (9.82%) Qualitative Research
17 21 (7.37%) Security Cleared
17 21 (7.37%) Rapid Prototyping
17 21 (7.37%) HTML5
18 20 (7.02%) Web Design
19 19 (6.67%) QA
19 19 (6.67%) Customer Insight
20 18 (6.32%) SQL
20 18 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
20 18 (6.32%) Mobile App
21 17 (5.96%) Adobe
21 17 (5.96%) Marketing
22 16 (5.61%) Product Management
23 15 (5.26%) Retail

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 8 (2.81%) CMS
2 5 (1.75%) Apache
3 4 (1.40%) Drupal
4 3 (1.05%) WordPress
4 3 (1.05%) Joomla!
4 3 (1.05%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.70%) IIS
5 2 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.35%) Node.js
Applications
1 39 (13.68%) Photoshop
2 31 (10.88%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (4.21%) OmniGraffle
4 9 (3.16%) Fireworks
5 6 (2.11%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (3.16%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.70%) Heroku
2 1 (0.35%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.35%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.75%) PBX
1 5 (1.75%) VoIP
1 5 (1.75%) Asterisk PBX
2 4 (1.40%) Internet
3 2 (0.70%) SSL
4 1 (0.35%) LDAP
4 1 (0.35%) GPRS
4 1 (0.35%) GSM
4 1 (0.35%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.51%) MySQL
2 5 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (1.75%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.05%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.35%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 47 (16.49%) Axure RP
2 13 (4.56%) JIRA
3 8 (2.81%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 7 (2.46%) Selenium
5 6 (2.11%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (2.11%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.75%) PHPUnit
6 5 (1.75%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.75%) ClearQuest
6 5 (1.75%) JUnit
6 5 (1.75%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.75%) Mercurial
7 4 (1.40%) Hudson
8 3 (1.05%) Subversion
9 2 (0.70%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.70%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.35%) Xcode
10 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
General
1 37 (12.98%) Finance
2 17 (5.96%) Marketing
3 15 (5.26%) Retail
4 8 (2.81%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.81%) Banking
5 7 (2.46%) Legal
6 3 (1.05%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.70%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.70%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.70%) Advertising
8 1 (0.35%) Publishing
8 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.35%) Back Office
8 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (28.77%) Designer
2 60 (21.05%) UX Designer
3 29 (10.18%) User Experience Researcher
4 25 (8.77%) Developer
5 19 (6.67%) Consultant
6 17 (5.96%) Architect
7 16 (5.61%) Senior Designer
8 14 (4.91%) User Experience Consultant
8 14 (4.91%) Senior UX Designer
8 14 (4.91%) Web Designer
9 13 (4.56%) Analyst
10 9 (3.16%) Test Analyst
10 9 (3.16%) Tester
10 9 (3.16%) User Experience Architect
10 9 (3.16%) UI Designer
11 8 (2.81%) Web Developer
12 7 (2.46%) Lead Designer
13 6 (2.11%) Photoshop Designer
13 6 (2.11%) Research Consultant
14 5 (1.75%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (25.61%) HTML
2 65 (22.81%) CSS
3 21 (7.37%) HTML5
4 15 (5.26%) CSS3
5 14 (4.91%) jQuery
6 12 (4.21%) Web Services
7 10 (3.51%) XHTML
7 10 (3.51%) Ajax
7 10 (3.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (3.16%) REST
8 9 (3.16%) .NET
9 8 (2.81%) XML
10 7 (2.46%) SOAP
11 5 (1.75%) ASP.NET
11 5 (1.75%) Flash
11 5 (1.75%) Hibernate
11 5 (1.75%) Spring
11 5 (1.75%) JSON
12 4 (1.40%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (1.40%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 191 (67.02%) User Experience
2 59 (20.70%) Human Factors
3 42 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (13.68%) Psychology
5 18 (6.32%) Mobile App
6 13 (4.56%) Graphic Design
7 11 (3.86%) Open Source
8 8 (2.81%) W3C
9 5 (1.75%) PKI
9 5 (1.75%) RIA
9 5 (1.75%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.05%) Video on Demand
10 3 (1.05%) iPhone
10 3 (1.05%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.05%) STB
11 2 (0.70%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.70%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.70%) Handset
11 2 (0.70%) IVR
11 2 (0.70%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.86%) Android
2 8 (2.81%) UNIX
2 8 (2.81%) Apple iOS
3 7 (2.46%) Linux
4 2 (0.70%) webOS
5 1 (0.35%) Windows
5 1 (0.35%) AIX
5 1 (0.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (48.77%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (21.75%) Market Research
3 33 (11.58%) Information Architecture
4 30 (10.53%) Analytics
5 28 (9.82%) Qualitative Research
6 21 (7.37%) Rapid Prototyping
7 20 (7.02%) Web Design
8 19 (6.67%) Customer Insight
9 18 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (5.61%) Product Management
11 15 (5.26%) User Stories
12 14 (4.91%) E-Commerce
13 13 (4.56%) UX Design
14 12 (4.21%) Web Development
14 12 (4.21%) Mentoring
15 11 (3.86%) Project Management
15 11 (3.86%) Scrum
16 10 (3.51%) Workflow
16 10 (3.51%) Test Scripting
17 9 (3.16%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 51 (17.89%) JavaScript
2 18 (6.32%) SQL
3 11 (3.86%) Java
4 6 (2.11%) PHP
5 5 (1.75%) PL/SQL
5 5 (1.75%) C++
5 5 (1.75%) C
6 3 (1.05%) C#
7 2 (0.70%) VBA
7 2 (0.70%) Apex Code
7 2 (0.70%) SOQL
7 2 (0.70%) SOSL
8 1 (0.35%) BeanShell
8 1 (0.35%) R
Qualifications
1 64 (22.46%) Degree
2 21 (7.37%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.05%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.70%) ISEB
4 2 (0.70%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 6 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (5.96%) Adobe
2 10 (3.51%) Google
3 9 (3.16%) Oracle
4 6 (2.11%) Zend
5 5 (1.75%) HP
6 4 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.05%) Actimize
8 2 (0.70%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.70%) Mercator
8 2 (0.70%) Open Text
8 2 (0.70%) RedDot
8 2 (0.70%) Avaya
8 2 (0.70%) IBM
9 1 (0.35%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.35%) Sun
9 1 (0.35%) Sybase
9 1 (0.35%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.35%) SAP
9 1 (0.35%) Novell
9 1 (0.35%) Red Hat
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