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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Usability Testing
Rank 446 535 505
Rank change year-on-year
+89 -30
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 160 52 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.098% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.13% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 34 56
Average daily rate
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£425 £383 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £525 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £438 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +59.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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
42810 39105 41583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.76% 74.07% 71.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26917 24216 24104
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1174 1096 1554
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +82 157 £425 +11.11% 22
London +71 92 £450 +20.00% 6
City of London +47 28 £425 -5.55% 1
East of England -7 16 £365 -2.66%
South East -8 14 £350 -21.12% 3
Hertfordshire - 14 £365 -
South West - 9 £375 - 2
Hampshire -14 5 £350 -20.00% 1
Berkshire +6 3 £338 +40.62%
Edinburgh +1 2 £700 -
Scotland -12 2 £700 -
Yorkshire - 2 £275 - 5
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Sheffield - 1 £275 - 2
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £350 -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £275 - 2
Suffolk - - - -
Andover - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 153 (65.11%) User Experience
2 89 (37.87%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (25.96%) HTML
4 57 (24.26%) CSS
5 50 (21.28%) Degree
6 49 (20.85%) Axure RP
7 44 (18.72%) JavaScript
8 41 (17.45%) Photoshop
8 41 (17.45%) Market Research
9 36 (15.32%) Information Architecture
10 35 (14.89%) Adobe Illustrator
11 31 (13.19%) Human Factors
12 30 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
13 27 (11.49%) Finance
14 26 (11.06%) Adobe
14 26 (11.06%) Analytics
15 25 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
16 24 (10.21%) Psychology
17 21 (8.94%) Qualitative Research
18 20 (8.51%) OmniGraffle
18 20 (8.51%) SQL
19 19 (8.09%) Web Design
19 19 (8.09%) Mobile App
20 17 (7.23%) Fireworks
21 15 (6.38%) Customer Insight
21 15 (6.38%) HTML5
22 14 (5.96%) E-Commerce
22 14 (5.96%) Marketing
23 13 (5.53%) QA
23 13 (5.53%) Retail

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (2.55%) CMS
2 5 (2.13%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.70%) Apache
3 4 (1.70%) Drupal
3 4 (1.70%) WordPress
4 3 (1.28%) Joomla!
5 2 (0.85%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.85%) IIS
6 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.43%) Node.js
Applications
1 41 (17.45%) Photoshop
2 35 (14.89%) Adobe Illustrator
3 20 (8.51%) OmniGraffle
4 17 (7.23%) Fireworks
5 9 (3.83%) InDesign
5 9 (3.83%) Adobe After Effects
6 7 (2.98%) MS Visio
7 6 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (1.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (1.28%) MS Project
9 3 (1.28%) MS Office
9 3 (1.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.85%) Heroku
1 2 (0.85%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.43%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.13%) Internet
2 4 (1.70%) Asterisk PBX
2 4 (1.70%) PBX
2 4 (1.70%) VoIP
3 2 (0.85%) FTP
3 2 (0.85%) HTTP
3 2 (0.85%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.85%) SSL
3 2 (0.85%) Intranet
3 2 (0.85%) Extranet
4 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.43%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.83%) MySQL
2 5 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (2.13%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.28%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 49 (20.85%) Axure RP
2 11 (4.68%) JIRA
3 8 (3.40%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 8 (3.40%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (2.55%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.13%) ClearQuest
5 5 (2.13%) JUnit
5 5 (2.13%) Eclipse
5 5 (2.13%) Selenium
6 4 (1.70%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.70%) Mercurial
6 4 (1.70%) PHPUnit
6 4 (1.70%) Hudson
7 2 (0.85%) JProfiler
7 2 (0.85%) Rational Performance Tester
7 2 (0.85%) Toad
7 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.85%) Introscope
7 2 (0.85%) Subversion
7 2 (0.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 27 (11.49%) Finance
2 14 (5.96%) Marketing
3 13 (5.53%) Retail
4 11 (4.68%) Banking
5 9 (3.83%) Legal
6 8 (3.40%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.28%) Advertising
7 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.28%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.85%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.85%) Games
9 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.43%) Back Office
9 1 (0.43%) Electronics
9 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (31.06%) Designer
2 46 (19.57%) UX Designer
3 26 (11.06%) User Experience Researcher
4 22 (9.36%) Developer
5 18 (7.66%) Consultant
6 17 (7.23%) Architect
7 13 (5.53%) Analyst
7 13 (5.53%) User Experience Consultant
8 12 (5.11%) Web Designer
9 11 (4.68%) Test Analyst
9 11 (4.68%) Web Developer
10 10 (4.26%) User Experience Architect
11 9 (3.83%) Photoshop Designer
12 8 (3.40%) Tester
13 6 (2.55%) Visual Designer
14 5 (2.13%) Senior Designer
14 5 (2.13%) UI Designer
14 5 (2.13%) Front-End Developer
14 5 (2.13%) PHP Developer
15 4 (1.70%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (25.96%) HTML
2 57 (24.26%) CSS
3 15 (6.38%) HTML5
4 12 (5.11%) CSS3
4 12 (5.11%) Ajax
4 12 (5.11%) XHTML
5 11 (4.68%) Flash
5 11 (4.68%) jQuery
6 9 (3.83%) Web Services
7 8 (3.40%) REST
8 7 (2.98%) XML
8 7 (2.98%) .NET
9 6 (2.55%) SOAP
10 5 (2.13%) ASP.NET
10 5 (2.13%) Hibernate
10 5 (2.13%) Spring
10 5 (2.13%) JSON
10 5 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (1.70%) AngularJS
11 4 (1.70%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 153 (65.11%) User Experience
2 31 (13.19%) Human Factors
3 30 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (10.21%) Psychology
5 19 (8.09%) Mobile App
6 12 (5.11%) Graphic Design
7 9 (3.83%) W3C
8 6 (2.55%) Open Source
9 5 (2.13%) PKI
10 4 (1.70%) Visualisation
11 3 (1.28%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.28%) RIA
11 3 (1.28%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.85%) IVR
12 2 (0.85%) Blog
12 2 (0.85%) VUI
13 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.43%) Internet of Things
13 1 (0.43%) Social Media
13 1 (0.43%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.53%) Android
1 13 (5.53%) Apple iOS
2 9 (3.83%) UNIX
3 8 (3.40%) Linux
4 7 (2.98%) Windows
5 2 (0.85%) Solaris
6 1 (0.43%) AIX
6 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (37.87%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (17.45%) Market Research
3 36 (15.32%) Information Architecture
4 26 (11.06%) Analytics
5 25 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (8.94%) Qualitative Research
7 19 (8.09%) Web Design
8 15 (6.38%) Customer Insight
9 14 (5.96%) E-Commerce
10 13 (5.53%) Project Management
11 12 (5.11%) Test Scripting
11 12 (5.11%) Mentoring
12 11 (4.68%) UX Design
12 11 (4.68%) Rapid Prototyping
12 11 (4.68%) Web Development
13 10 (4.26%) Responsive Web Design
14 9 (3.83%) Web Accessibility
14 9 (3.83%) Product Management
15 8 (3.40%) Requirements Analysis
15 8 (3.40%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 44 (18.72%) JavaScript
2 20 (8.51%) SQL
3 13 (5.53%) Java
4 6 (2.55%) C++
4 6 (2.55%) PHP
5 5 (2.13%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.70%) C
7 2 (0.85%) C#
7 2 (0.85%) VB
7 2 (0.85%) VBA
7 2 (0.85%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.85%) Apex Code
7 2 (0.85%) SOQL
7 2 (0.85%) SOSL
8 1 (0.43%) BeanShell
8 1 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 50 (21.28%) Degree
2 12 (5.11%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.55%) ISEB
4 4 (1.70%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.28%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.53%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 6 (2.55%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.85%) nmon
3 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (11.06%) Adobe
2 8 (3.40%) Oracle
3 7 (2.98%) Mercator
4 5 (2.13%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.13%) HP
4 5 (2.13%) Zend
5 4 (1.70%) Google
5 4 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.28%) Actimize
6 3 (1.28%) Apple
6 3 (1.28%) SAP
7 2 (0.85%) IBM
7 2 (0.85%) Avaya
7 2 (0.85%) Open Text
7 2 (0.85%) RedDot
8 1 (0.43%) Sony
8 1 (0.43%) BT
8 1 (0.43%) Novell
8 1 (0.43%) Sun
8 1 (0.43%) Sybase
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