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 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Usability Testing
Rank 433 518 487
Rank change year-on-year
+85 -31
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 170 52 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.14% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 31 43
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £444 £226
% change year-on-year
-5.35% +96.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -25.00%

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
42805 38338 38752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.63% 74.18% 71.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 27653 23841 22623
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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 £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1170 1158 1420
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -10.71%
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 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 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 30 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 +76 163 £425 +13.33% 27
London +51 90 £450 +23.28% 14
City of London +39 26 £425 +13.33% 2
East of England -8 13 £395 -4.24%
South West -30 11 £388 -
South East -16 9 £425 -4.22% 2
Scotland +4 5 £400 - 1
Edinburgh -3 4 £400 -
Berkshire +8 2 £425 -
Yorkshire -9 2 £275 - 7
East Midlands - 2 £225 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £225 -
Bristol - 2 £413 -
Hampshire -20 1 £350 -20.00%
Essex - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £275 - 3
Brentwood - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - - 1
Nottingham - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £275 - 3
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - - - -
North West - - - - 2
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Kettering - - - -

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 184 (66.67%) User Experience
2 112 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (24.64%) HTML
4 64 (23.19%) CSS
5 63 (22.83%) Degree
6 55 (19.93%) Market Research
7 50 (18.12%) JavaScript
8 48 (17.39%) Human Factors
9 46 (16.67%) Axure RP
10 43 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
11 36 (13.04%) Information Architecture
12 35 (12.68%) Psychology
12 35 (12.68%) Photoshop
13 31 (11.23%) Finance
14 30 (10.87%) Analytics
15 27 (9.78%) Adobe Illustrator
16 25 (9.06%) Qualitative Research
17 21 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
18 20 (7.25%) Web Design
18 20 (7.25%) Customer Insight
19 19 (6.88%) Mobile App
19 19 (6.88%) HTML5
19 19 (6.88%) SQL
20 18 (6.52%) E-Commerce
20 18 (6.52%) Adobe
21 17 (6.16%) Retail
21 17 (6.16%) Marketing
22 15 (5.43%) QA
22 15 (5.43%) OmniGraffle
22 15 (5.43%) CSS3

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (2.17%) CMS
2 5 (1.81%) Apache
3 4 (1.45%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.45%) Drupal
3 4 (1.45%) WordPress
4 3 (1.09%) Joomla!
5 2 (0.72%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.72%) IIS
6 1 (0.36%) Node.js
6 1 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 35 (12.68%) Photoshop
2 27 (9.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (5.43%) OmniGraffle
4 10 (3.62%) Fireworks
5 8 (2.90%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (1.09%) MS Office
7 3 (1.09%) MS Excel
8 1 (0.36%) InDesign
8 1 (0.36%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 4 (1.45%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.36%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.72%) Heroku
1 2 (0.72%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.36%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.36%) SaaS
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.81%) Asterisk PBX
1 5 (1.81%) PBX
1 5 (1.81%) VoIP
1 5 (1.81%) Internet
2 2 (0.72%) Extranet
2 2 (0.72%) Intranet
2 2 (0.72%) SSL
3 1 (0.36%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.36%) FTP
3 1 (0.36%) HTTP
3 1 (0.36%) LDAP
3 1 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.62%) MySQL
2 5 (1.81%) Oracle Database
2 5 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.09%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.36%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 46 (16.67%) Axure RP
2 12 (4.35%) JIRA
3 9 (3.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 7 (2.54%) Selenium
4 7 (2.54%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (2.17%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.81%) PHPUnit
6 5 (1.81%) Mercurial
6 5 (1.81%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.81%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.81%) JUnit
6 5 (1.81%) ClearQuest
7 4 (1.45%) Hudson
8 3 (1.09%) Subversion
9 2 (0.72%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.72%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.36%) JProfiler
10 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.36%) Rational Performance Tester
10 1 (0.36%) Toad
General
1 31 (11.23%) Finance
2 17 (6.16%) Retail
2 17 (6.16%) Marketing
3 9 (3.26%) Banking
3 9 (3.26%) Legal
4 8 (2.90%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.09%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (1.09%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.09%) Advertising
6 2 (0.72%) Games
6 2 (0.72%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Back Office
7 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.36%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 76 (27.54%) Designer
2 52 (18.84%) UX Designer
3 31 (11.23%) User Experience Researcher
4 27 (9.78%) Developer
5 21 (7.61%) Consultant
6 18 (6.52%) Architect
7 15 (5.43%) Web Designer
8 14 (5.07%) User Experience Consultant
9 13 (4.71%) Analyst
10 11 (3.99%) Web Developer
11 10 (3.62%) Test Analyst
11 10 (3.62%) User Experience Architect
12 8 (2.90%) Tester
12 8 (2.90%) UI Designer
13 6 (2.17%) Photoshop Designer
13 6 (2.17%) Senior Designer
14 5 (1.81%) Research Consultant
14 5 (1.81%) Front-End Developer
14 5 (1.81%) PHP Developer
15 4 (1.45%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (24.64%) HTML
2 64 (23.19%) CSS
3 19 (6.88%) HTML5
4 15 (5.43%) CSS3
5 13 (4.71%) Ajax
6 12 (4.35%) XHTML
6 12 (4.35%) jQuery
7 10 (3.62%) Web Services
8 9 (3.26%) REST
9 8 (2.90%) .NET
10 7 (2.54%) SOAP
10 7 (2.54%) XML
11 6 (2.17%) Flash
11 6 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (1.81%) JSON
12 5 (1.81%) Spring
12 5 (1.81%) ASP.NET
12 5 (1.81%) Hibernate
13 4 (1.45%) Zend Framework
13 4 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 184 (66.67%) User Experience
2 48 (17.39%) Human Factors
3 43 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (12.68%) Psychology
5 19 (6.88%) Mobile App
6 13 (4.71%) Graphic Design
7 10 (3.62%) W3C
8 9 (3.26%) Open Source
9 5 (1.81%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.81%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.81%) PKI
10 3 (1.09%) Video on Demand
10 3 (1.09%) RIA
10 3 (1.09%) STB
11 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.72%) IVR
11 2 (0.72%) Blog
11 2 (0.72%) VUI
12 1 (0.36%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.99%) Android
2 9 (3.26%) Apple iOS
2 9 (3.26%) UNIX
3 8 (2.90%) Linux
4 3 (1.09%) Windows
5 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.36%) CentOS
5 1 (0.36%) AIX
5 1 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (19.93%) Market Research
3 36 (13.04%) Information Architecture
4 30 (10.87%) Analytics
5 25 (9.06%) Qualitative Research
6 21 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (7.25%) Web Design
7 20 (7.25%) Customer Insight
8 18 (6.52%) E-Commerce
9 14 (5.07%) Product Management
10 12 (4.35%) Rapid Prototyping
10 12 (4.35%) User Stories
10 12 (4.35%) Mentoring
11 11 (3.99%) Web Development
11 11 (3.99%) Project Management
12 10 (3.62%) UX Design
12 10 (3.62%) Test Scripting
12 10 (3.62%) Responsive Web Design
13 9 (3.26%) Web Accessibility
13 9 (3.26%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 50 (18.12%) JavaScript
2 19 (6.88%) SQL
3 12 (4.35%) Java
4 8 (2.90%) PHP
5 6 (2.17%) C++
6 5 (1.81%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.81%) C
7 3 (1.09%) C#
8 2 (0.72%) VBA
8 2 (0.72%) Apex Code
8 2 (0.72%) SOQL
8 2 (0.72%) SOSL
9 1 (0.36%) BeanShell
9 1 (0.36%) R
9 1 (0.36%) VB
9 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 63 (22.83%) Degree
2 13 (4.71%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.81%) ISEB
4 3 (1.09%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.09%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.43%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 6 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.36%) nmon
2 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (6.52%) Adobe
2 8 (2.90%) Oracle
3 6 (2.17%) Mercator
3 6 (2.17%) Google
3 6 (2.17%) Zend
4 5 (1.81%) HP
5 4 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.09%) Actimize
6 3 (1.09%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.09%) SAP
7 2 (0.72%) Open Text
7 2 (0.72%) RedDot
7 2 (0.72%) Avaya
7 2 (0.72%) IBM
8 1 (0.36%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.36%) Unica
8 1 (0.36%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.36%) Sybase
8 1 (0.36%) Sun
8 1 (0.36%) Sony
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