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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Usability Testing
Rank 443 457 488
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +31
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 189 191 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.34% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.42% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 113 115
Median daily rate £440 £400 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £525 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £400 £440
% change year-on-year
+10.62% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £27.65 £24.23 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.11% -
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
41428 45059 44386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.57% 81.10% 76.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 27562 29248 28857
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1099 1345 1237
Median hourly rate £29.50 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £48.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 +16 187 £440 +10.00% 30
London -16 67 £425 - 13
Yorkshire +49 41 £425 +3.03% 3
West Yorkshire +40 30 £475 +15.15% 3
Leeds +38 30 £475 +13.43% 3
West Midlands -17 26 £450 +15.38% 2
South East +18 23 £444 +26.78% 8
Coventry -4 19 £444 +12.34%
West Sussex +23 13 £506 - 1
Worthing +10 13 £506 - 1
South Yorkshire +1 11 £425 +3.03%
City of London -1 11 £437 -6.82% 1
Sheffield -2 9 £425 +3.03%
South West +3 7 £421 -0.88% 1
North West +6 6 £425 +21.42%
North East -46 6 - - 2
Tyne and Wear -48 6 - - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -55 6 - - 2
East of England +14 5 £525 +31.25%
Plymouth +13 5 £443 +9.25%
Devon +5 5 £443 +9.25% 1
Hertfordshire +4 5 £525 +31.25%
Manchester +3 5 £425 -
East Midlands - 5 £450 - 1
Berkshire +4 4 £438 -2.77%
Nottingham - 4 £450 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 £450 - 1
Croydon -15 3 £500 -
Shropshire -15 3 £400 +5.96%
Telford -21 3 £400 +6.66%

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 314 (76.21%) User Experience
2 274 (66.50%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (38.11%) Degree
4 155 (37.62%) Service Design
5 147 (35.68%) Psychology
6 131 (31.80%) Analytical Skills
7 128 (31.07%) Ethnography
8 120 (29.13%) Customer Insight
9 108 (26.21%) Scrum
10 100 (24.27%) Guerrilla Research
11 96 (23.30%) Market Research
12 95 (23.06%) Human Factors
13 90 (21.84%) Analytics
14 82 (19.90%) Prototyping
15 74 (17.96%) Wireframes
16 64 (15.53%) HTML
17 60 (14.56%) User Stories
18 56 (13.59%) CSS
19 52 (12.62%) Web Services
20 51 (12.38%) Mobile App
21 47 (11.41%) QA
21 47 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
22 45 (10.92%) Java
23 44 (10.68%) Information Architecture
24 43 (10.44%) Performance Testing
25 41 (9.95%) Selenium
26 40 (9.71%) Software Engineering
27 39 (9.47%) Automated Testing
28 38 (9.22%) Unit Testing
29 37 (8.98%) Axure RP

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 15 (3.64%) Confluence
2 4 (0.97%) CMS
3 3 (0.73%) Drupal
4 1 (0.24%) JBoss
4 1 (0.24%) Marvel
Applications
1 22 (5.34%) Photoshop
2 19 (4.61%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (3.88%) MS Visio
4 14 (3.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 14 (3.40%) OmniGraffle
5 8 (1.94%) UserZoom
6 7 (1.70%) Fireworks
7 5 (1.21%) InVision
7 5 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.49%) Pixate
9 1 (0.24%) InDesign
9 1 (0.24%) MS Excel
9 1 (0.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.94%) Google Play
2 4 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 3 (0.73%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.64%) HTTP
2 4 (0.97%) Internet
3 3 (0.73%) GoToMeeting
3 3 (0.73%) HTTPS
3 3 (0.73%) Intranet
4 1 (0.24%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.04%) SQLite
2 3 (0.73%) RDBMS
2 3 (0.73%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.49%) DB2
4 1 (0.24%) Mixpanel
4 1 (0.24%) Spatial Data
4 1 (0.24%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 41 (9.95%) Selenium
2 37 (8.98%) Axure RP
3 32 (7.77%) SoapUI
4 22 (5.34%) JIRA
5 16 (3.88%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 10 (2.43%) Robolectric
6 10 (2.43%) Robotium
7 8 (1.94%) Mechanoid
8 7 (1.70%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.21%) Appium
10 4 (0.97%) Dreamweaver
10 4 (0.97%) Git (software)
11 3 (0.73%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.49%) Android Studio
12 2 (0.49%) Gradle
12 2 (0.49%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.49%) JUnit
12 2 (0.49%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.49%) Subversion
12 2 (0.49%) Zephyr
General
1 21 (5.10%) Marketing
2 15 (3.64%) Retail
3 14 (3.40%) Banking
3 14 (3.40%) Finance
4 11 (2.67%) Legal
5 7 (1.70%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.46%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.73%) Publishing
8 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.49%) Front Office
8 2 (0.49%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 189 (45.87%) User Researcher
2 82 (19.90%) User Experience Researcher
3 60 (14.56%) Designer
4 48 (11.65%) UX Designer
5 46 (11.17%) Developer
6 41 (9.95%) Digital User Researcher
7 28 (6.80%) Android Developer
8 27 (6.55%) Senior Android Developer
8 27 (6.55%) Senior Developer
9 25 (6.07%) Senior User Researcher
10 18 (4.37%) Tester
11 14 (3.40%) UI Developer
12 13 (3.16%) UX Developer
13 12 (2.91%) Automation Tester
13 12 (2.91%) UI/UX Developer
14 11 (2.67%) Product Manager
15 10 (2.43%) Digital Product Manager
15 10 (2.43%) Senior Designer
16 9 (2.18%) Architect
16 9 (2.18%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (15.53%) HTML
2 56 (13.59%) CSS
3 52 (12.62%) Web Services
4 33 (8.01%) HTML5
5 31 (7.52%) Gherkin
6 25 (6.07%) CSS3
7 22 (5.34%) RESTful
8 20 (4.85%) Ajax
9 18 (4.37%) jQuery
10 11 (2.67%) AngularJS
11 8 (1.94%) ActionBarSherlock
12 6 (1.46%) .NET
12 6 (1.46%) Flash
13 4 (0.97%) SOAP
14 3 (0.73%) Apache Flex
14 3 (0.73%) DHTML
14 3 (0.73%) REST
14 3 (0.73%) WebSockets
14 3 (0.73%) XML
14 3 (0.73%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 314 (76.21%) User Experience
2 147 (35.68%) Psychology
3 131 (31.80%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (12.38%) Mobile App
5 17 (4.13%) W3C
6 7 (1.70%) RIA
6 7 (1.70%) Tandem
6 7 (1.70%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.46%) Fintech
7 6 (1.46%) Social Media
8 5 (1.21%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.21%) Graphic Design
8 5 (1.21%) Visualisation
9 4 (0.97%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.97%) Ergonomics
10 3 (0.73%) Interactive TV
10 3 (0.73%) IVR
10 3 (0.73%) NHS
11 2 (0.49%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 35 (8.50%) Android
2 7 (1.70%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.73%) Linux
3 3 (0.73%) Unix
4 2 (0.49%) Windows
5 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (66.50%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (37.62%) Service Design
3 128 (31.07%) Ethnography
4 120 (29.13%) Customer Insight
5 108 (26.21%) Scrum
6 100 (24.27%) Guerrilla Research
7 96 (23.30%) Market Research
8 95 (23.06%) Human Factors
9 90 (21.84%) Analytics
10 82 (19.90%) Prototyping
11 74 (17.96%) Wireframes
12 60 (14.56%) User Stories
13 47 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
14 44 (10.68%) Information Architecture
15 43 (10.44%) Performance Testing
16 40 (9.71%) Software Engineering
17 39 (9.47%) Automated Testing
18 38 (9.22%) Unit Testing
19 36 (8.74%) Security Testing
20 35 (8.50%) Multivariate Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (10.92%) Java
2 35 (8.50%) JavaScript
3 22 (5.34%) Groovy
3 22 (5.34%) Scala
4 12 (2.91%) SQL
5 8 (1.94%) C
6 4 (0.97%) Perl
7 3 (0.73%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.73%) VBScript
8 2 (0.49%) Python
9 1 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 157 (38.11%) Degree
2 17 (4.13%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (0.97%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.49%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.49%) ISEB
5 2 (0.49%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (11.41%) QA
2 7 (1.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.73%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (0.49%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.24%) Section 508
5 1 (0.24%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (4.61%) Adobe
2 15 (3.64%) Atlassian
3 12 (2.91%) Google
4 8 (1.94%) Omniture
5 7 (1.70%) Optimizely
6 4 (0.97%) Microsoft
7 3 (0.73%) Oracle
8 2 (0.49%) Cisco
8 2 (0.49%) ClickTale
8 2 (0.49%) SAP
9 1 (0.24%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.24%) Aprimo
9 1 (0.24%) HP
9 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.24%) Telerik
9 1 (0.24%) Zuora
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