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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Usability Testing
Rank 447 524 495
Rank change year-on-year
+77 -29
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 167 53 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.10% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.14% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 33 48
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £448 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £420 £229
% change year-on-year
- +83.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50

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
42997 38902 39217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.17% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 24141 22845
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1190 1157 1447
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +79 160 £425 +13.33% 23
London +46 89 £450 +23.28% 11
City of London +32 27 £448 +19.33% 3
East of England -6 13 £395 -4.24% 1
South West -25 11 £388 -
South East -16 9 £425 +1.19% 1
Scotland -2 5 £550 - 1
Edinburgh -1 4 £550 -
Berkshire +10 2 £425 +117.94% 1
Yorkshire -1 2 £275 - 5
East Midlands - 2 £225 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £225 -
Bristol - 2 £413 -
Hampshire -15 1 £350 -20.00%
Essex - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £275 - 2
Brentwood - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - - 1
Nottingham - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £275 - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Harrogate - - - - 1
Kettering - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 180 (66.18%) User Experience
2 109 (40.07%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (24.63%) HTML
4 63 (23.16%) CSS
5 61 (22.43%) Degree
6 53 (19.49%) Market Research
7 49 (18.01%) JavaScript
8 48 (17.65%) Axure RP
9 45 (16.54%) Human Factors
10 40 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
11 37 (13.60%) Photoshop
12 36 (13.24%) Information Architecture
13 33 (12.13%) Psychology
14 31 (11.40%) Finance
15 30 (11.03%) Analytics
16 29 (10.66%) Adobe Illustrator
17 25 (9.19%) Qualitative Research
18 23 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
19 21 (7.72%) Mobile App
20 20 (7.35%) Adobe
20 20 (7.35%) Web Design
21 19 (6.99%) SQL
21 19 (6.99%) Customer Insight
21 19 (6.99%) HTML5
22 18 (6.62%) E-Commerce
23 17 (6.25%) Retail
23 17 (6.25%) Marketing
23 17 (6.25%) OmniGraffle
24 15 (5.51%) CSS3
25 14 (5.15%) QA

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 6 (2.21%) CMS
2 5 (1.84%) Apache
3 4 (1.47%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.47%) Drupal
3 4 (1.47%) WordPress
4 3 (1.10%) Joomla!
5 2 (0.74%) IIS
5 2 (0.74%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.37%) Node.js
Applications
1 37 (13.60%) Photoshop
2 29 (10.66%) Adobe Illustrator
3 17 (6.25%) OmniGraffle
4 12 (4.41%) Fireworks
5 8 (2.94%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (1.10%) InDesign
7 3 (1.10%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (1.10%) MS Office
7 3 (1.10%) MS Excel
8 1 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.47%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.37%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.74%) Heroku
1 2 (0.74%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.37%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.84%) PBX
1 5 (1.84%) VoIP
1 5 (1.84%) Internet
1 5 (1.84%) Asterisk PBX
2 2 (0.74%) Extranet
2 2 (0.74%) SSL
2 2 (0.74%) Intranet
3 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.37%) FTP
3 1 (0.37%) HTTP
3 1 (0.37%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.37%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.68%) MySQL
2 5 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (1.84%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.10%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.37%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 48 (17.65%) Axure RP
2 12 (4.41%) JIRA
3 9 (3.31%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 7 (2.57%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (2.21%) Selenium
5 6 (2.21%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.84%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.84%) Mercurial
6 5 (1.84%) PHPUnit
6 5 (1.84%) ClearQuest
6 5 (1.84%) JUnit
6 5 (1.84%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.47%) Hudson
8 3 (1.10%) Subversion
9 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.37%) Toad
10 1 (0.37%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.37%) Introscope
10 1 (0.37%) Xcode
10 1 (0.37%) LoadRunner
General
1 31 (11.40%) Finance
2 17 (6.25%) Retail
2 17 (6.25%) Marketing
3 10 (3.68%) Legal
4 9 (3.31%) Banking
5 8 (2.94%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.10%) Advertising
6 3 (1.10%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.10%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.74%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.74%) Games
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) Back Office
8 1 (0.37%) Electronics
8 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (28.68%) Designer
2 54 (19.85%) UX Designer
3 30 (11.03%) User Experience Researcher
4 27 (9.93%) Developer
5 22 (8.09%) Consultant
6 18 (6.62%) Architect
7 15 (5.51%) Web Designer
8 14 (5.15%) User Experience Consultant
9 13 (4.78%) Analyst
10 11 (4.04%) Web Developer
11 10 (3.68%) Test Analyst
11 10 (3.68%) User Experience Architect
12 8 (2.94%) UI Designer
12 8 (2.94%) Tester
13 6 (2.21%) Photoshop Designer
13 6 (2.21%) Senior Designer
14 5 (1.84%) Research Consultant
14 5 (1.84%) Front-End Developer
14 5 (1.84%) PHP Developer
15 4 (1.47%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (24.63%) HTML
2 63 (23.16%) CSS
3 19 (6.99%) HTML5
4 15 (5.51%) CSS3
5 13 (4.78%) Ajax
6 12 (4.41%) jQuery
6 12 (4.41%) XHTML
7 10 (3.68%) Web Services
8 9 (3.31%) REST
9 8 (2.94%) Flash
10 7 (2.57%) SOAP
10 7 (2.57%) .NET
10 7 (2.57%) XML
11 6 (2.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (1.84%) ASP.NET
12 5 (1.84%) Hibernate
12 5 (1.84%) Spring
12 5 (1.84%) JSON
13 4 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (1.47%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 180 (66.18%) User Experience
2 45 (16.54%) Human Factors
3 40 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (12.13%) Psychology
5 21 (7.72%) Mobile App
6 13 (4.78%) Graphic Design
7 10 (3.68%) W3C
8 9 (3.31%) Open Source
9 5 (1.84%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.84%) PKI
9 5 (1.84%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.10%) RIA
10 3 (1.10%) STB
10 3 (1.10%) Video on Demand
11 2 (0.74%) VUI
11 2 (0.74%) IVR
11 2 (0.74%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.74%) Blog
12 1 (0.37%) Copywriting
12 1 (0.37%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.78%) Android
2 11 (4.04%) Apple iOS
3 9 (3.31%) UNIX
4 8 (2.94%) Linux
5 4 (1.47%) Windows
6 1 (0.37%) AIX
6 1 (0.37%) Solaris
6 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.37%) CentOS
6 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (40.07%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (19.49%) Market Research
3 36 (13.24%) Information Architecture
4 30 (11.03%) Analytics
5 25 (9.19%) Qualitative Research
6 23 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (7.35%) Web Design
8 19 (6.99%) Customer Insight
9 18 (6.62%) E-Commerce
10 13 (4.78%) Product Management
11 12 (4.41%) Rapid Prototyping
11 12 (4.41%) Project Management
11 12 (4.41%) User Stories
11 12 (4.41%) Mentoring
12 11 (4.04%) UX Design
12 11 (4.04%) Web Development
12 11 (4.04%) Test Scripting
13 10 (3.68%) Responsive Web Design
14 9 (3.31%) Requirements Analysis
14 9 (3.31%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 49 (18.01%) JavaScript
2 19 (6.99%) SQL
3 12 (4.41%) Java
4 8 (2.94%) PHP
5 6 (2.21%) C++
6 5 (1.84%) C
6 5 (1.84%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.74%) C#
7 2 (0.74%) VBA
7 2 (0.74%) Apex Code
7 2 (0.74%) SOQL
7 2 (0.74%) SOSL
8 1 (0.37%) BeanShell
8 1 (0.37%) R
8 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 61 (22.43%) Degree
2 13 (4.78%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.84%) ISEB
4 3 (1.10%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.10%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.15%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 6 (2.21%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.37%) nmon
2 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (7.35%) Adobe
2 8 (2.94%) Oracle
3 6 (2.21%) Mercator
3 6 (2.21%) Google
3 6 (2.21%) Zend
4 5 (1.84%) HP
5 4 (1.47%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.10%) SAP
6 3 (1.10%) Actimize
7 2 (0.74%) IBM
7 2 (0.74%) Avaya
7 2 (0.74%) Open Text
7 2 (0.74%) RedDot
8 1 (0.37%) Sony
8 1 (0.37%) BT
8 1 (0.37%) Sun
8 1 (0.37%) Novell
8 1 (0.37%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.37%) Apple
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