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 27 August 2016 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Usability Testing
Rank 426 549 505
Rank change year-on-year
+123 -44
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 212 115 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.25% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 76 90
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £318 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £406 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +11.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £24.23 -
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
44125 46854 44293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 80.31% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29124 30464 27427
Median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1091 1262 1199
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 27 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Usability Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +114 210 £425 - 27
London +74 125 £425 -1.16% 12
West Midlands - 30 £400 -
City of London +39 22 £500 +21.21% 5
Coventry - 22 £400 -
Yorkshire +6 18 £450 +7.46% 1
South East +16 17 £363 -9.37% 7
West Yorkshire +7 17 £438 +2.94% 1
Leeds +1 16 £425 -
South West +18 13 £500 +16.95% 1
West Sussex - 13 £413 - 2
Bristol - 10 £500 -
Worthing - 9 £413 - 2
Croydon -8 7 £400 -
North West +16 5 £406 +45.60% 1
Shropshire - 5 - -
Telford - 5 - -
Gatwick - 4 - -
Cheshire - 4 £406 -
Devon +13 3 £315 -
Exeter +2 3 £315 -
Warrington - 3 £425 -
Scotland +8 2 £298 -14.74%
Westminster - 2 £450 -
Docklands, London - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 - - 1
Feltham - 2 £333 - 1
East of England +20 1 £413 -2.94% 1
Buckinghamshire +13 1 £375 -
Glasgow +12 1 £280 +1.81%

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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.

1 356 (82.41%) User Experience
2 261 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
3 173 (40.05%) Analytical Skills
4 166 (38.43%) Psychology
5 163 (37.73%) Degree
6 157 (36.34%) Service Design
7 152 (35.19%) Human Factors
8 138 (31.94%) Ethnography
9 135 (31.25%) Market Research
10 115 (26.62%) Guerrilla Research
11 110 (25.46%) Wireframes
12 88 (20.37%) HTML
13 82 (18.98%) CSS
14 77 (17.82%) Customer Insight
15 73 (16.90%) Scrum
16 64 (14.81%) Information Architecture
17 60 (13.89%) Prototyping
18 57 (13.19%) Axure RP
19 54 (12.50%) Analytics
20 52 (12.04%) JavaScript
21 44 (10.19%) User Stories
22 42 (9.72%) Mobile App
22 42 (9.72%) Mentoring
23 40 (9.26%) Web Services
24 37 (8.56%) Software Engineering
24 37 (8.56%) Android
25 34 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
25 34 (7.87%) HTML5
25 34 (7.87%) E-Commerce
26 33 (7.64%) Product Management

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 7 (1.62%) CMS
2 4 (0.93%) Confluence
3 3 (0.69%) Drupal
4 2 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.46%) JBoss
5 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 30 (6.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 27 (6.25%) MS Visio
3 24 (5.56%) UserZoom
4 20 (4.63%) OmniGraffle
5 19 (4.40%) Photoshop
6 15 (3.47%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (2.08%) Fireworks
8 4 (0.93%) InVision
9 2 (0.46%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.46%) MS Excel
10 1 (0.23%) MS Office
10 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.85%) Google Play
2 4 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.46%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.31%) HTTP
2 3 (0.69%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.46%) Intranet
4 1 (0.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.71%) SQLite
2 3 (0.69%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.46%) DB2
Development Applications
1 57 (13.19%) Axure RP
2 24 (5.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 11 (2.55%) Selenium
4 8 (1.85%) Mechanoid
4 8 (1.85%) Robolectric
4 8 (1.85%) Robotium
5 7 (1.62%) SoapUI
6 6 (1.39%) JIRA
7 4 (0.93%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (0.46%) Appium
8 2 (0.46%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.46%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.46%) JMeter
8 2 (0.46%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.46%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.46%) Subversion
8 2 (0.46%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.46%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (7.18%) Marketing
2 27 (6.25%) Finance
3 11 (2.55%) Legal
3 11 (2.55%) Retail
4 10 (2.31%) French Language
5 7 (1.62%) Banking
6 5 (1.16%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.16%) Publishing
6 5 (1.16%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.46%) Front Office
7 2 (0.46%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Electronics
8 1 (0.23%) Games
8 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 210 (48.61%) User Researcher
2 122 (28.24%) User Experience Researcher
3 64 (14.81%) Designer
4 51 (11.81%) Developer
5 47 (10.88%) Digital User Researcher
6 44 (10.19%) UX Designer
7 32 (7.41%) Senior User Researcher
8 29 (6.71%) Senior Developer
9 28 (6.48%) Android Developer
9 28 (6.48%) Architect
10 27 (6.25%) Senior Android Developer
11 26 (6.02%) User Experience Architect
12 14 (3.24%) Senior User Experience Researcher
12 14 (3.24%) UI Developer
13 11 (2.55%) Product Manager
13 11 (2.55%) UX Developer
14 10 (2.31%) Senior Architect
14 10 (2.31%) Senior Designer
14 10 (2.31%) Senior User Experience Architect
14 10 (2.31%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (20.37%) HTML
2 82 (18.98%) CSS
3 40 (9.26%) Web Services
4 34 (7.87%) HTML5
5 27 (6.25%) CSS3
6 15 (3.47%) jQuery
7 11 (2.55%) Ajax
8 9 (2.08%) .NET
8 9 (2.08%) AngularJS
9 8 (1.85%) ActionBarSherlock
10 6 (1.39%) RESTful
11 5 (1.16%) Gherkin
12 4 (0.93%) Node.js
12 4 (0.93%) XML
13 3 (0.69%) Apache Flex
13 3 (0.69%) Flash
13 3 (0.69%) Sass
13 3 (0.69%) XHTML
14 2 (0.46%) REST
14 2 (0.46%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 356 (82.41%) User Experience
2 173 (40.05%) Analytical Skills
3 166 (38.43%) Psychology
4 42 (9.72%) Mobile App
5 25 (5.79%) RIA
6 12 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.31%) W3C
8 6 (1.39%) Tandem
9 4 (0.93%) Equities
9 4 (0.93%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.93%) IVR
9 4 (0.93%) Taxonomies
9 4 (0.93%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.93%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.69%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.69%) Social Media
11 2 (0.46%) Animation
11 2 (0.46%) Motion Graphics
11 2 (0.46%) Performance Metrics
11 2 (0.46%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 37 (8.56%) Android
2 9 (2.08%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.69%) Windows
4 2 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (36.34%) Service Design
3 152 (35.19%) Human Factors
4 138 (31.94%) Ethnography
5 135 (31.25%) Market Research
6 115 (26.62%) Guerrilla Research
7 110 (25.46%) Wireframes
8 77 (17.82%) Customer Insight
9 73 (16.90%) Scrum
10 64 (14.81%) Information Architecture
11 60 (13.89%) Prototyping
12 54 (12.50%) Analytics
13 44 (10.19%) User Stories
14 42 (9.72%) Mentoring
15 37 (8.56%) Software Engineering
16 34 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
16 34 (7.87%) E-Commerce
17 33 (7.64%) Product Management
18 31 (7.18%) Open Source
18 31 (7.18%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 52 (12.04%) JavaScript
2 16 (3.70%) Java
3 9 (2.08%) C
3 9 (2.08%) SQL
4 5 (1.16%) PHP
4 5 (1.16%) Python
5 4 (0.93%) Groovy
5 4 (0.93%) Scala
6 3 (0.69%) Perl
7 2 (0.46%) Apex Code
7 2 (0.46%) C#
Qualifications
1 163 (37.73%) Degree
2 25 (5.79%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.01%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (2.08%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.46%) ISEB
5 2 (0.46%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.17%) QA
2 8 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.93%) ISO 14001
3 4 (0.93%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.46%) Actionable Recommendations
Vendors
1 31 (7.18%) Adobe
2 10 (2.31%) Google
3 5 (1.16%) Oracle
4 4 (0.93%) Atlassian
5 2 (0.46%) Cisco
5 2 (0.46%) Facebook
5 2 (0.46%) HP
5 2 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.46%) Twitter
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.23%) SAP
6 1 (0.23%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.23%) Telerik
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