The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Usability Testing
Rank 485 521 516
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -5
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 105 49 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.096% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 33 43
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £595 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £388 £343
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +13.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £21.81 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.61 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -53.06%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40540 37166 40747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.11% 72.91% 70.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25134 22527 23434
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1157 1072 1446
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £46.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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 +36 100 £425 +6.25% 19
London +36 67 £425 +6.25% 9
City of London +36 19 £395 -24.76%
South East +1 19 £350 -24.32% 5
Hampshire -3 11 £350 -9.67% 2
Surrey -7 5 £425 -19.04% 3
Basingstoke +16 3 £300 -22.58% 1
Berkshire +5 3 £325 +35.41%
Hertfordshire -1 3 £365 -2.66% 2
East of England -21 3 £365 -2.66% 2
South West - 3 £400 - 1
Scotland -15 2 £344 -1.71% 2
West Midlands - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £140 - 1
Manchester -1 1 - -
North West -4 1 - -
Watford - 1 - - 1
Glasgow - 1 £276 - 2
Harrogate - - - - 1
Ilford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Stafford - - - -
Warrington - - - -

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 82 (37.79%) Axure RP
2 69 (31.80%) HTML
3 68 (31.34%) CSS
4 59 (27.19%) JavaScript
5 54 (24.88%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (22.58%) Information Architecture
7 45 (20.74%) Photoshop
8 43 (19.82%) Adobe
9 42 (19.35%) OmniGraffle
10 41 (18.89%) Degree
11 38 (17.51%) Market Research
12 35 (16.13%) Adobe Illustrator
12 35 (16.13%) Analytics
13 29 (13.36%) Graphic Design
14 28 (12.90%) Customer Insight
15 26 (11.98%) Mobile App
15 26 (11.98%) Psychology
16 24 (11.06%) XHTML
17 23 (10.60%) Finance
17 23 (10.60%) Human Factors
17 23 (10.60%) Ajax
17 23 (10.60%) Android
17 23 (10.60%) Apple iOS
18 21 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
19 19 (8.76%) W3C
20 17 (7.83%) Scrum
20 17 (7.83%) Balsamiq Mockups
20 17 (7.83%) Marketing
20 17 (7.83%) jQuery
21 16 (7.37%) Web Accessibility

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 5 (2.30%) CMS
2 3 (1.38%) WordPress
2 3 (1.38%) Drupal
2 3 (1.38%) Apache
3 2 (0.92%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.92%) IIS
3 2 (0.92%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.92%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.46%) Node.js
4 1 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 45 (20.74%) Photoshop
2 42 (19.35%) OmniGraffle
3 35 (16.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 16 (7.37%) MS Visio
5 11 (5.07%) Fireworks
6 10 (4.61%) InDesign
7 9 (4.15%) MS PowerPoint
7 9 (4.15%) Adobe After Effects
7 9 (4.15%) MS Office
8 7 (3.23%) MS Excel
9 3 (1.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.30%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.46%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.38%) SaaS
2 2 (0.92%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.46%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.76%) Internet
2 4 (1.84%) HTTP
3 3 (1.38%) Asterisk PBX
3 3 (1.38%) PBX
3 3 (1.38%) VoIP
4 2 (0.92%) FTP
4 2 (0.92%) Intranet
4 2 (0.92%) Extranet
4 2 (0.92%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.92%) SSL
5 1 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.23%) MySQL
2 2 (0.92%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.46%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 82 (37.79%) Axure RP
2 17 (7.83%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 9 (4.15%) Microsoft Blend
4 5 (2.30%) JIRA
5 4 (1.84%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.84%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.84%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 3 (1.38%) Hudson
6 3 (1.38%) PHPUnit
6 3 (1.38%) Mercurial
6 3 (1.38%) Selenium
6 3 (1.38%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.92%) Toad
7 2 (0.92%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.92%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.92%) Subversion
7 2 (0.92%) Introscope
7 2 (0.92%) Rational Performance Tester
7 2 (0.92%) JProfiler
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
General
1 23 (10.60%) Finance
2 17 (7.83%) Marketing
3 15 (6.91%) Legal
4 14 (6.45%) Retail
5 8 (3.69%) Banking
5 8 (3.69%) Advertising
6 5 (2.30%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.84%) Publishing
7 4 (1.84%) Automotive
8 3 (1.38%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.92%) Games
10 1 (0.46%) Electronics
10 1 (0.46%) Front Office
10 1 (0.46%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 98 (45.16%) Designer
2 64 (29.49%) User Experience Designer
3 26 (11.98%) User Experience Researcher
4 21 (9.68%) Developer
5 16 (7.37%) Web Designer
6 14 (6.45%) Architect
7 13 (5.99%) Web Developer
7 13 (5.99%) Consultant
8 12 (5.53%) UI Designer
9 11 (5.07%) User Experience Architect
10 9 (4.15%) User Experience Consultant
10 9 (4.15%) Photoshop Designer
11 8 (3.69%) Senior Architect
12 7 (3.23%) Analyst
13 6 (2.76%) Test Analyst
13 6 (2.76%) PHP Developer
13 6 (2.76%) Visual Designer
14 5 (2.30%) Front-End Developer
15 4 (1.84%) Test Manager
15 4 (1.84%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (31.80%) HTML
2 68 (31.34%) CSS
3 24 (11.06%) XHTML
4 23 (10.60%) Ajax
5 17 (7.83%) jQuery
6 11 (5.07%) WPF
6 11 (5.07%) Flash
7 10 (4.61%) HTML5
7 10 (4.61%) CSS3
8 9 (4.15%) Silverlight
9 6 (2.76%) .NET
10 5 (2.30%) SOAP
10 5 (2.30%) Web Services
10 5 (2.30%) REST
11 4 (1.84%) Sass
11 4 (1.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (1.84%) ASP.NET
12 3 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (1.38%) Zend Framework
12 3 (1.38%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.36%) Graphic Design
2 26 (11.98%) Mobile App
2 26 (11.98%) Psychology
3 23 (10.60%) Human Factors
4 19 (8.76%) W3C
5 5 (2.30%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.84%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.84%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.84%) Social Media
7 3 (1.38%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.38%) Open Source
7 3 (1.38%) RIA
8 2 (0.92%) New Media
9 1 (0.46%) IPTV
9 1 (0.46%) Online Games
9 1 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.46%) Copywriting
9 1 (0.46%) Blog
9 1 (0.46%) BBC
9 1 (0.46%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.60%) Android
1 23 (10.60%) Apple iOS
2 8 (3.69%) Windows
3 5 (2.30%) Linux
4 2 (0.92%) UNIX
4 2 (0.92%) Solaris
5 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (24.88%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (22.58%) Information Architecture
3 38 (17.51%) Market Research
4 35 (16.13%) Analytics
5 28 (12.90%) Customer Insight
6 21 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (7.83%) Scrum
8 16 (7.37%) Web Accessibility
8 16 (7.37%) E-Commerce
9 15 (6.91%) User Experience Design
9 15 (6.91%) Requirements Analysis
10 12 (5.53%) Project Management
11 11 (5.07%) Industrial Design
11 11 (5.07%) Validation
12 10 (4.61%) Responsive Web Design
13 9 (4.15%) Competitor Analysis
13 9 (4.15%) Web Design
14 8 (3.69%) SEO
14 8 (3.69%) Data Analysis
14 8 (3.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 59 (27.19%) JavaScript
2 12 (5.53%) PHP
3 7 (3.23%) SQL
4 5 (2.30%) C++
5 3 (1.38%) C
5 3 (1.38%) Java
6 2 (0.92%) C#
6 2 (0.92%) VB
6 2 (0.92%) XAML
6 2 (0.92%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.92%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.46%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 41 (18.89%) Degree
2 6 (2.76%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.30%) ISEB
4 3 (1.38%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.92%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.30%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) WAI
Systems Management
1 2 (0.92%) nmon
2 1 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (19.82%) Adobe
2 9 (4.15%) Mercator
3 7 (3.23%) Google
3 7 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.84%) Appcelerator
4 4 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (1.84%) Zend
5 3 (1.38%) Apple
6 2 (0.92%) Twitter
6 2 (0.92%) SAP
6 2 (0.92%) Open Text
6 2 (0.92%) RedDot
7 1 (0.46%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.46%) Sony
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle
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