The table below looks at the statistics for Usability Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Usability Testing over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Usability Testing
UK
Rank 410 432 496
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +64
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 201 197 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.38% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.46% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 151 68
Median daily rate £425 £438 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £350 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £36.33 £24.23 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.91% -
UK excluding London median 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
37606 43039 41704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.82% 82.75% 79.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 24983 28189 26373
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1185 1114
Median hourly rate £36.00 £38.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £56.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Usability Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Usability Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Usability Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Usability Testing Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Usability Testing
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Usability Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +35 196 £425 -2.85% 29
London -12 82 £450 -2.70% 12
South East +42 39 £428 +14.22% 3
Yorkshire +36 28 £475 +5.55% 2
West Sussex - 27 £427 -
Worthing - 25 £427 -
West Yorkshire +29 19 £488 +8.33% 2
Leeds +17 19 £488 -2.50% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 16 £400 - 2
Tyne and Wear -12 16 £400 - 2
North East -18 16 £400 - 2
West Midlands +9 13 £450 +15.38% 2
Coventry - 10 £431 -
City of London -7 8 £450 -1.36% 3
South Yorkshire - 7 £425 -
Sheffield - 7 £425 -
East Midlands - 6 £338 - 2
South West +10 5 £388 - 4
Scotland +24 4 £363 +11.53% 1
North West +22 4 £475 +5.55% 2
Edinburgh +25 3 £363 -9.37% 1
Kent +9 3 - -
Middlesex - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 £475 -
Liverpool - 3 £475 -
Surrey +13 2 - - 2
East of England +5 2 £425 +13.33%
Staines +1 2 - - 1
Bristol -4 2 £388 +3.33% 1
East Sussex - 2 £475 -

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Usability Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Usability Testing.

1 263 (67.96%) Agile Software Development
1 263 (67.96%) User Experience
2 138 (35.66%) Service Design
3 134 (34.63%) Degree
4 125 (32.30%) Psychology
5 124 (32.04%) Ethnography
6 120 (31.01%) Analytical Skills
7 108 (27.91%) Customer Insight
8 102 (26.36%) Scrum
9 99 (25.58%) Guerrilla Research
10 98 (25.32%) Human Factors
11 91 (23.51%) Market Research
12 90 (23.26%) Prototyping
13 84 (21.71%) User Stories
14 81 (20.93%) Cognitive Psychology
15 72 (18.60%) Wireframes
16 68 (17.57%) HTML
17 66 (17.05%) Analytics
18 62 (16.02%) CSS
19 53 (13.70%) QA
19 53 (13.70%) Java
20 51 (13.18%) Selenium
20 51 (13.18%) Performance Testing
21 50 (12.92%) Automated Testing
22 49 (12.66%) Unit Testing
22 49 (12.66%) Axure RP
23 44 (11.37%) Security Testing
23 44 (11.37%) Mobile App
24 42 (10.85%) Kanban
24 42 (10.85%) Gherkin

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (4.13%) Confluence
2 4 (1.03%) CMS
3 1 (0.26%) Marvel
Applications
1 21 (5.43%) MS Visio
2 20 (5.17%) Photoshop
3 15 (3.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 13 (3.36%) Adobe Illustrator
4 13 (3.36%) OmniGraffle
5 12 (3.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (2.33%) InVision
7 6 (1.55%) UserZoom
8 5 (1.29%) Fireworks
9 4 (1.03%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.52%) InDesign
10 2 (0.52%) Pixate
11 1 (0.26%) MS Excel
11 1 (0.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Lorenzo
1 1 (0.26%) Magento
1 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.33%) Google Analytics
2 6 (1.55%) Adobe Analytics
3 3 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.33%) HTTP
1 9 (2.33%) Internet
2 3 (0.78%) GoToMeeting
3 1 (0.26%) Extranet
3 1 (0.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.33%) SQLite
2 5 (1.29%) RDBMS
2 5 (1.29%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.78%) Mixpanel
4 2 (0.52%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.26%) Big Data
5 1 (0.26%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.26%) MySQL
5 1 (0.26%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 51 (13.18%) Selenium
2 49 (12.66%) Axure RP
3 40 (10.34%) SoapUI
4 24 (6.20%) JIRA
5 22 (5.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 10 (2.58%) Visual Studio
7 7 (1.81%) Jenkins
8 6 (1.55%) Dreamweaver
9 5 (1.29%) Appium
10 4 (1.03%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.78%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.78%) Git (software)
12 2 (0.52%) Android Studio
12 2 (0.52%) Gradle
12 2 (0.52%) JUnit
12 2 (0.52%) Robolectric
12 2 (0.52%) Robotium
13 1 (0.26%) Calabash
13 1 (0.26%) Capybara
13 1 (0.26%) TestRail
General
1 27 (6.98%) Marketing
2 15 (3.88%) Retail
3 14 (3.62%) Banking
4 13 (3.36%) Finance
5 10 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.33%) Legal
7 8 (2.07%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.78%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.52%) German Language
9 2 (0.52%) Military
9 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.26%) Electronics
10 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 182 (47.03%) User Researcher
2 70 (18.09%) Designer
3 61 (15.76%) User Experience Researcher
4 60 (15.50%) UX Designer
5 34 (8.79%) Digital User Researcher
6 25 (6.46%) Tester
7 23 (5.94%) Senior User Researcher
8 21 (5.43%) Consultant
8 21 (5.43%) Developer
9 16 (4.13%) Automation Tester
9 16 (4.13%) User Experience Consultant
10 13 (3.36%) QA Engineer
10 13 (3.36%) Test Engineer
11 12 (3.10%) Java Automation Tester
11 12 (3.10%) QA Test Engineer
11 12 (3.10%) UI Designer
12 11 (2.84%) Architect
12 11 (2.84%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 11 (2.84%) Selenium Tester
13 10 (2.58%) User Experience Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (17.57%) HTML
2 62 (16.02%) CSS
3 42 (10.85%) Gherkin
4 39 (10.08%) Web Services
5 38 (9.82%) HTML5
6 30 (7.75%) RESTful
7 25 (6.46%) CSS3
8 17 (4.39%) jQuery
9 16 (4.13%) Ajax
10 7 (1.81%) AngularJS
11 5 (1.29%) .NET
11 5 (1.29%) Flash
11 5 (1.29%) WebSockets
11 5 (1.29%) XML
11 5 (1.29%) XML Messaging
12 4 (1.03%) Apache Flex
12 4 (1.03%) DHTML
13 3 (0.78%) Material Design
13 3 (0.78%) SOAP
14 2 (0.52%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 263 (67.96%) User Experience
2 120 (31.01%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (11.37%) Mobile App
4 17 (4.39%) Social Media
5 11 (2.84%) W3C
6 6 (1.55%) Fintech
6 6 (1.55%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.29%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.29%) NHS
7 5 (1.29%) RIA
8 4 (1.03%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.03%) Graphic Design
8 4 (1.03%) Interactive TV
9 3 (0.78%) Blog
10 2 (0.52%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.52%) IVR
10 2 (0.52%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.52%) VLE
11 1 (0.26%) Tandem
11 1 (0.26%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.91%) Android
2 10 (2.58%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.29%) Linux
3 5 (1.29%) Unix
4 2 (0.52%) Windows
5 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (67.96%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (35.66%) Service Design
3 125 (32.30%) Psychology
4 124 (32.04%) Ethnography
5 108 (27.91%) Customer Insight
6 102 (26.36%) Scrum
7 99 (25.58%) Guerrilla Research
8 98 (25.32%) Human Factors
9 91 (23.51%) Market Research
10 90 (23.26%) Prototyping
11 84 (21.71%) User Stories
12 81 (20.93%) Cognitive Psychology
13 72 (18.60%) Wireframes
14 66 (17.05%) Analytics
15 51 (13.18%) Performance Testing
16 50 (12.92%) Automated Testing
17 49 (12.66%) Unit Testing
18 44 (11.37%) Security Testing
19 42 (10.85%) Kanban
20 41 (10.59%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 53 (13.70%) Java
2 35 (9.04%) JavaScript
3 29 (7.49%) Scala
4 28 (7.24%) Groovy
5 11 (2.84%) SQL
6 5 (1.29%) Perl
6 5 (1.29%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.29%) VBScript
7 1 (0.26%) PHP
7 1 (0.26%) PHP 7
7 1 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 134 (34.63%) Degree
2 28 (7.24%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (1.55%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.52%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (13.70%) QA
2 5 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.52%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (0.52%) HL7
4 1 (0.26%) Section 508
4 1 (0.26%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (6.98%) Adobe
2 17 (4.39%) Atlassian
3 8 (2.07%) Omniture
4 7 (1.81%) Optimizely
5 6 (1.55%) ClickTale
5 6 (1.55%) Google
6 5 (1.29%) Microsoft
7 2 (0.52%) Blackboard
8 1 (0.26%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.26%) Aprimo
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle
8 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.26%) SAP
8 1 (0.26%) Zend
8 1 (0.26%) Zuora
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