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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Usability Testing
Rank 508 487 547
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +60
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 118 131 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.24% 0.078%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.31% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 89 29
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £275 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £403
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -9.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.57 - -
UK excluding London average 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
45650 42374 39473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.94% 76.20% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29733 26205 24236
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1151 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 -25 113 £425 +6.25% 35
London +5 58 £430 +1.17% 16
City of London -1 15 £413 +3.12% 6
Yorkshire -17 15 £419 +101.80% 3
Leeds - 14 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 14 £425 - 1
North East -17 13 £470 -6.00%
South East -27 13 £400 +14.28% 3
Tyne and Wear -18 12 £470 -6.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 12 £470 -6.00%
Surrey -2 8 £400 -5.88%
Manchester -14 6 £279 - 3
North West -26 6 £279 - 7
Scotland -2 5 £350 -28.24% 1
Leatherhead - 5 £400 -
Croydon - 4 - -
Staines -2 3 - -
East of England -9 3 £425 +16.43% 3
East Midlands - 3 £400 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £375 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £400 -
Nottingham - 3 £400 -
Hertfordshire -9 2 - -
South West -15 2 £428 +14.00% 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Brighton - 2 £425 -
East Sussex - 2 £425 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
Exeter +3 1 - -
Glasgow +3 1 £275 -0.18%

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 195 (78.95%) User Experience
2 144 (58.30%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (28.74%) HTML
4 62 (25.10%) CSS
5 60 (24.29%) Information Architecture
6 58 (23.48%) Degree
7 57 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
8 55 (22.27%) Human Factors
9 44 (17.81%) Market Research
9 44 (17.81%) Psychology
9 44 (17.81%) JavaScript
10 40 (16.19%) Mobile App
11 35 (14.17%) Axure RP
12 29 (11.74%) HTML5
13 28 (11.34%) E-Commerce
13 28 (11.34%) CSS3
14 27 (10.93%) Web Design
14 27 (10.93%) Scrum
14 27 (10.93%) Security Cleared
15 26 (10.53%) Customer Insight
16 22 (8.91%) SC Cleared
16 22 (8.91%) Android
16 22 (8.91%) jQuery
17 21 (8.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
18 20 (8.10%) SQL
18 20 (8.10%) Photoshop
18 20 (8.10%) Web Services
18 20 (8.10%) Marketing
19 19 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
19 19 (7.69%) Project Management

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 11 (4.45%) CMS
2 4 (1.62%) DNN
2 4 (1.62%) WordPress
3 1 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.40%) IIS
3 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (8.10%) Photoshop
2 15 (6.07%) OmniGraffle
3 13 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (5.26%) MS Visio
4 11 (4.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 9 (3.64%) Fireworks
6 4 (1.62%) MS Office
7 1 (0.40%) MS Excel
7 1 (0.40%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Summit
2 1 (0.40%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.40%) Magento
2 1 (0.40%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.24%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.81%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.64%) HTTP
2 6 (2.43%) LDAP
3 4 (1.62%) Intranet
4 3 (1.21%) Extranet
5 2 (0.81%) Internet
6 1 (0.40%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.07%) SQLite
3 6 (2.43%) MySQL
4 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 35 (14.17%) Axure RP
2 21 (8.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 8 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (2.43%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.81%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.81%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.81%) Selenium
6 1 (0.40%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.40%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.40%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.40%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.40%) SpecFlow
General
1 20 (8.10%) Marketing
2 14 (5.67%) Finance
3 9 (3.64%) Banking
4 7 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.43%) Publishing
5 6 (2.43%) Retail
6 3 (1.21%) Legal
6 3 (1.21%) Advertising
7 2 (0.81%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (28.34%) Designer
2 48 (19.43%) UX Designer
3 35 (14.17%) Developer
4 25 (10.12%) User Experience Researcher
5 21 (8.50%) Architect
6 16 (6.48%) Analyst
7 15 (6.07%) Android Developer
8 12 (4.86%) Web Developer
9 11 (4.45%) User Experience Architect
10 10 (4.05%) Front-End Developer
10 10 (4.05%) Test Analyst
11 9 (3.64%) Web Designer
12 7 (2.83%) Consultant
13 6 (2.43%) Business Analyst
13 6 (2.43%) UI Developer
13 6 (2.43%) Senior Architect
13 6 (2.43%) User Experience Consultant
13 6 (2.43%) UX Developer
13 6 (2.43%) UI Programmer
13 6 (2.43%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (28.74%) HTML
2 62 (25.10%) CSS
3 29 (11.74%) HTML5
4 28 (11.34%) CSS3
5 22 (8.91%) jQuery
6 20 (8.10%) Web Services
7 13 (5.26%) XML
8 12 (4.86%) SOAP
8 12 (4.86%) Ajax
9 9 (3.64%) AngularJS
10 8 (3.24%) Backbone.js
11 7 (2.83%) Flash
12 6 (2.43%) JSP
12 6 (2.43%) Servlets
12 6 (2.43%) SPML
12 6 (2.43%) SailPoint
13 5 (2.02%) .NET
13 5 (2.02%) XML Messaging
14 4 (1.62%) KnockoutJS
15 2 (0.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 195 (78.95%) User Experience
2 57 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (22.27%) Human Factors
4 44 (17.81%) Psychology
5 40 (16.19%) Mobile App
6 12 (4.86%) W3C
7 9 (3.64%) RIA
8 7 (2.83%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.83%) NHS
9 4 (1.62%) Graphic Design
10 3 (1.21%) Animation
10 3 (1.21%) Statistics
10 3 (1.21%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.21%) Social Media
11 2 (0.81%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.40%) Augmented Reality
12 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.40%) Mobile Payment
12 1 (0.40%) Handset
12 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.91%) Android
2 18 (7.29%) Apple iOS
3 12 (4.86%) Windows
4 11 (4.45%) UNIX
5 6 (2.43%) AIX
5 6 (2.43%) Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.40%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (58.30%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (24.29%) Information Architecture
3 44 (17.81%) Market Research
4 28 (11.34%) E-Commerce
5 27 (10.93%) Scrum
5 27 (10.93%) Web Design
6 26 (10.53%) Customer Insight
7 19 (7.69%) Project Management
7 19 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (6.88%) Analytics
9 16 (6.48%) Android Development
10 15 (6.07%) Open Source
10 15 (6.07%) TDD
10 15 (6.07%) Competitor Analysis
11 14 (5.67%) Performance Testing
11 14 (5.67%) Mentoring
12 13 (5.26%) User Stories
12 13 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
13 11 (4.45%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 44 (17.81%) JavaScript
2 20 (8.10%) SQL
3 8 (3.24%) Java
4 6 (2.43%) BeanShell
5 5 (2.02%) PL/SQL
5 5 (2.02%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.81%) PHP
7 1 (0.40%) C#
7 1 (0.40%) XAML
7 1 (0.40%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.40%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 58 (23.48%) Degree
2 27 (10.93%) Security Cleared
3 22 (8.91%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.21%) PhD
4 3 (1.21%) ISEB
4 3 (1.21%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.81%) HND
5 2 (0.81%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.07%) QA
2 3 (1.21%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.21%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (6.88%) Adobe
2 12 (4.86%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.05%) Oracle
4 9 (3.64%) HP
5 6 (2.43%) Sun
5 6 (2.43%) Sybase
5 6 (2.43%) Google
6 2 (0.81%) VMware
6 2 (0.81%) ClickTale
6 2 (0.81%) SAP
7 1 (0.40%) IBM
7 1 (0.40%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.40%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.40%) Teradata
7 1 (0.40%) Sitecore
Central London / West End
Aquent
Rate: From £200 to £240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Salisbury
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Premier IT
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
East Sussex
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £30000.00 - £33500.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago