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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Usability Testing
Rank 468 530 500
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -30
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 128 65 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 41 33
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£400 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.43 - £13.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.61

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
41173 39816 35317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.21% 75.21% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26232 25172 21131
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1182 1174 1060
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -11.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.77 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.81 £50.00 £49.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +40 123 £400 -5.88% 33
London +34 71 £400 -11.11% 18
City of London +22 21 £513 +17.81% 8
South West +27 17 £400 - 1
Yorkshire - 12 £280 - 8
South East -8 10 £425 +9.67% 1
West Yorkshire - 9 £260 - 2
Devon - 9 £400 -
Exeter - 9 £400 -
Worthing - 6 - -
West Sussex - 6 - -
East Midlands - 6 £300 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £300 -
Bradford - 5 £200 -
Wales -2 4 £475 +26.66%
Bristol - 4 £425 - 1
Leeds - 4 £450 - 2
New Malden - 4 £275 -
Nottingham - 4 £300 -
East of England +5 2 £275 +15.78%
South Wales -3 2 £475 +26.66%
West Midlands -8 2 £373 -
West Wales - 2 - -
North West - 2 £413 - 3
Wimbledon - 2 £306 -
Swansea - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Berkshire +3 1 - -
Newport -14 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 184 (72.16%) User Experience
2 145 (56.86%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (28.63%) HTML
4 70 (27.45%) CSS
5 64 (25.10%) Human Factors
6 63 (24.71%) Degree
7 60 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
8 52 (20.39%) JavaScript
9 45 (17.65%) Information Architecture
10 44 (17.25%) Market Research
11 43 (16.86%) Axure RP
12 40 (15.69%) Psychology
13 33 (12.94%) HTML5
14 27 (10.59%) Mobile App
14 27 (10.59%) E-Commerce
14 27 (10.59%) CSS3
14 27 (10.59%) Security Cleared
15 26 (10.20%) Finance
16 25 (9.80%) Photoshop
17 24 (9.41%) Android
18 22 (8.63%) Web Services
19 21 (8.24%) Project Management
19 21 (8.24%) Analytics
20 20 (7.84%) jQuery
21 19 (7.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
21 19 (7.45%) Customer Insight
21 19 (7.45%) Apple iOS
21 19 (7.45%) Adobe Illustrator
22 18 (7.06%) Web Design
22 18 (7.06%) Scrum

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 7 (2.75%) CMS
2 5 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.39%) IIS
4 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (9.80%) Photoshop
2 19 (7.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (5.49%) Fireworks
3 14 (5.49%) OmniGraffle
4 13 (5.10%) MS Visio
5 10 (3.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.78%) MS Excel
7 1 (0.39%) InDesign
7 1 (0.39%) MS Project
7 1 (0.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.53%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.39%) GitHub
3 1 (0.39%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.75%) HTTP
2 3 (1.18%) LDAP
3 2 (0.78%) Intranet
3 2 (0.78%) Internet
4 1 (0.39%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.27%) SQLite
2 14 (5.49%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.18%) MySQL
4 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (16.86%) Axure RP
2 19 (7.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 8 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.18%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (1.18%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.78%) Selenium
5 2 (0.78%) JIRA
6 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.39%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.39%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.39%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.39%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (10.20%) Finance
2 16 (6.27%) Marketing
3 8 (3.14%) Retail
4 7 (2.75%) Banking
5 4 (1.57%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.57%) Publishing
6 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.39%) Legal
7 1 (0.39%) Advertising
7 1 (0.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 79 (30.98%) Designer
2 50 (19.61%) UX Designer
3 32 (12.55%) Developer
4 31 (12.16%) User Experience Researcher
5 19 (7.45%) Analyst
6 17 (6.67%) Senior Designer
7 16 (6.27%) Android Developer
7 16 (6.27%) Senior UX Designer
8 13 (5.10%) Architect
9 12 (4.71%) Consultant
9 12 (4.71%) Web Designer
10 10 (3.92%) Test Analyst
11 9 (3.53%) UI Designer
12 8 (3.14%) User Experience Architect
12 8 (3.14%) User Experience Consultant
12 8 (3.14%) Web Developer
13 7 (2.75%) Senior Architect
14 6 (2.35%) Front-End Developer
14 6 (2.35%) Business Analyst
15 5 (1.96%) Lead Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (28.63%) HTML
2 70 (27.45%) CSS
3 33 (12.94%) HTML5
4 27 (10.59%) CSS3
5 22 (8.63%) Web Services
6 20 (7.84%) jQuery
7 10 (3.92%) Ajax
8 8 (3.14%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.35%) .NET
10 5 (1.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (1.96%) Backbone.js
11 4 (1.57%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (1.57%) Flash
11 4 (1.57%) SOAP
11 4 (1.57%) XML
11 4 (1.57%) JSP
12 3 (1.18%) SailPoint
12 3 (1.18%) Servlets
12 3 (1.18%) SPML
13 2 (0.78%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 184 (72.16%) User Experience
2 64 (25.10%) Human Factors
3 60 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (15.69%) Psychology
5 27 (10.59%) Mobile App
6 10 (3.92%) RIA
7 8 (3.14%) W3C
8 6 (2.35%) Mobile Payment
9 5 (1.96%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.18%) Handset
10 3 (1.18%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.18%) Statistics
11 2 (0.78%) iPhone
11 2 (0.78%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.78%) Informatics
11 2 (0.78%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.39%) Mobile Banking
12 1 (0.39%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.39%) NHS
12 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.41%) Android
2 19 (7.45%) Apple iOS
3 9 (3.53%) Windows
4 4 (1.57%) Linux
5 3 (1.18%) AIX
5 3 (1.18%) UNIX
5 3 (1.18%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (56.86%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (17.65%) Information Architecture
3 44 (17.25%) Market Research
4 27 (10.59%) E-Commerce
5 21 (8.24%) Project Management
5 21 (8.24%) Analytics
6 19 (7.45%) Customer Insight
7 18 (7.06%) Web Design
7 18 (7.06%) Scrum
8 16 (6.27%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (6.27%) Android Development
9 14 (5.49%) Open Source
10 13 (5.10%) Competitor Analysis
10 13 (5.10%) Web Development
10 13 (5.10%) iOS Development
11 12 (4.71%) SDLC
11 12 (4.71%) TDD
11 12 (4.71%) Performance Testing
12 10 (3.92%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (20.39%) JavaScript
2 12 (4.71%) SQL
3 6 (2.35%) Java
4 3 (1.18%) BeanShell
5 2 (0.78%) PHP
6 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.39%) C#
6 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.39%) Python
6 1 (0.39%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 63 (24.71%) Degree
2 27 (10.59%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.71%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.78%) BC Cleared
4 2 (0.78%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.78%) PhD
4 2 (0.78%) HND
4 2 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.39%) ISEB
5 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.53%) QA
2 3 (1.18%) ISO 14001
2 3 (1.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.39%) Vagrant
1 1 (0.39%) Puppet
1 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (6.27%) Adobe
2 12 (4.71%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.53%) Google
4 5 (1.96%) Oracle
5 4 (1.57%) HP
6 3 (1.18%) Rackspace
6 3 (1.18%) Teradata
6 3 (1.18%) Sybase
6 3 (1.18%) Sun
6 3 (1.18%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.78%) IBM
7 2 (0.78%) SAP
7 2 (0.78%) VMware
8 1 (0.39%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.39%) Tealeaf
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