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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Usability Testing
Rank 459 506 553
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +47
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 191 129 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.23% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.29% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 89 47
Median daily rate £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £275 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
- +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £24.12 £16.43 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.77% -
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
44382 43894 42128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.21% 79.60% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29500 28277 26434
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1050 1174 1216
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 June 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 June 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 +53 183 £450 +9.09% 25
London +15 93 £463 +10.44% 16
South East +18 25 £368 -13.52% 2
City of London +33 23 £488 +14.70% 5
Yorkshire +3 22 £450 +10.76%
West Yorkshire +2 20 £450 +9.09%
West Midlands -2 20 £400 +40.35%
West Sussex -1 16 £325 -
Leeds -3 16 £450 +5.88%
Worthing -19 14 £325 -
Coventry - 14 £400 -
South West -4 9 £315 -21.25% 1
Scotland - 7 £317 -
Devon 0 6 £315 -21.25%
Exeter 0 6 £315 -21.25%
North East -51 6 £438 +29.62% 1
Edinburgh - 6 £317 -
Croydon - 6 £438 -
Cambridgeshire +23 4 £375 +36.36%
East of England +17 4 £375 +7.14% 1
Tyne and Wear -60 4 £420 +24.44% 1
Hampshire - 4 £450 -
North West - 4 £350 - 1
Telford - 4 - -
Shropshire - 4 - -
Bristol +4 3 £500 +17.64% 1
Berkshire -3 3 £400 - 1
Cheshire - 3 £350 -
Fareham - 3 - -
Cambridge - 3 £375 -

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 334 (82.27%) User Experience
2 235 (57.88%) Agile Software Development
3 170 (41.87%) Human Factors
4 164 (40.39%) Psychology
5 145 (35.71%) Degree
6 143 (35.22%) Market Research
6 143 (35.22%) Analytical Skills
7 128 (31.53%) Wireframes
8 119 (29.31%) Service Design
9 116 (28.57%) Ethnography
10 106 (26.11%) HTML
11 98 (24.14%) CSS
12 92 (22.66%) Axure RP
13 77 (18.97%) Information Architecture
14 66 (16.26%) JavaScript
15 56 (13.79%) Adobe
16 53 (13.05%) Prototyping
17 52 (12.81%) Mentoring
18 47 (11.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 47 (11.58%) Customer Insight
19 46 (11.33%) Mobile App
20 44 (10.84%) Product Management
21 43 (10.59%) Software Engineering
21 43 (10.59%) Marketing
22 42 (10.34%) Project Management
23 40 (9.85%) MS Visio
23 40 (9.85%) Web Development
23 40 (9.85%) User Stories
24 39 (9.61%) Scrum
25 37 (9.11%) Balsamiq Mockups

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 8 (1.97%) CMS
2 2 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (0.49%) JBoss
3 1 (0.25%) Drupal
3 1 (0.25%) IIS
3 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 47 (11.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 40 (9.85%) MS Visio
3 23 (5.67%) Photoshop
4 17 (4.19%) Adobe Illustrator
5 13 (3.20%) OmniGraffle
6 9 (2.22%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.49%) MS Excel
8 1 (0.25%) InDesign
8 1 (0.25%) MS Office
8 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.99%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.74%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.49%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.25%) Google Play
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.99%) Internet
2 3 (0.74%) HTTP
3 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.93%) SQLite
2 4 (0.99%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 92 (22.66%) Axure RP
2 37 (9.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 7 (1.72%) Selenium
4 4 (0.99%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.49%) JMeter
5 2 (0.49%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.49%) Mechanoid
5 2 (0.49%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.49%) Robolectric
5 2 (0.49%) Robotium
5 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
General
1 43 (10.59%) Marketing
2 35 (8.62%) Finance
3 13 (3.20%) Banking
3 13 (3.20%) Legal
4 12 (2.96%) French Language
4 12 (2.96%) Retail
5 6 (1.48%) Back Office
5 6 (1.48%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.23%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.99%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.99%) Publishing
8 3 (0.74%) Advertising
8 3 (0.74%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.49%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 188 (46.31%) User Researcher
2 105 (25.86%) User Experience Researcher
3 76 (18.72%) Designer
4 60 (14.78%) UX Designer
5 44 (10.84%) Digital User Researcher
6 42 (10.34%) Architect
7 40 (9.85%) User Experience Architect
8 36 (8.87%) Developer
8 36 (8.87%) Senior User Researcher
9 22 (5.42%) Senior User Experience Researcher
10 20 (4.93%) Android Developer
11 19 (4.68%) Senior Developer
12 17 (4.19%) Senior Android Developer
13 16 (3.94%) Senior Architect
13 16 (3.94%) Senior User Experience Architect
14 11 (2.71%) UI Designer
15 9 (2.22%) Digital Transformation
16 8 (1.97%) Consultant
16 8 (1.97%) Senior Designer
17 7 (1.72%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (26.11%) HTML
2 98 (24.14%) CSS
3 34 (8.37%) Web Services
4 30 (7.39%) HTML5
5 21 (5.17%) CSS3
6 13 (3.20%) .NET
7 10 (2.46%) AngularJS
7 10 (2.46%) jQuery
8 7 (1.72%) Flash
9 5 (1.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (1.23%) XML
10 4 (0.99%) Ajax
10 4 (0.99%) Sass
11 3 (0.74%) Apache Flex
11 3 (0.74%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (0.74%) Node.js
11 3 (0.74%) XHTML
12 2 (0.49%) RESTful
12 2 (0.49%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 334 (82.27%) User Experience
2 164 (40.39%) Psychology
3 143 (35.22%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (11.33%) Mobile App
5 36 (8.87%) RIA
6 9 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.97%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.48%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.23%) Taxonomies
10 3 (0.74%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.74%) Social Media
10 3 (0.74%) W3C
11 2 (0.49%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.49%) Equities
11 2 (0.49%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.49%) IVR
11 2 (0.49%) Mobile Payment
11 2 (0.49%) Performance Metrics
11 2 (0.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.37%) Android
2 15 (3.69%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.74%) Windows
4 2 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (57.88%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (41.87%) Human Factors
3 143 (35.22%) Market Research
4 128 (31.53%) Wireframes
5 119 (29.31%) Service Design
6 116 (28.57%) Ethnography
7 77 (18.97%) Information Architecture
8 53 (13.05%) Prototyping
9 52 (12.81%) Mentoring
10 47 (11.58%) Customer Insight
11 44 (10.84%) Product Management
12 43 (10.59%) Software Engineering
13 42 (10.34%) Project Management
14 40 (9.85%) User Stories
14 40 (9.85%) Web Development
15 39 (9.61%) Scrum
16 34 (8.37%) E-Commerce
17 33 (8.13%) Industrial Design
18 31 (7.64%) Open Source
19 29 (7.14%) Qualitative Research
Programming Languages
1 66 (16.26%) JavaScript
2 12 (2.96%) Java
3 8 (1.97%) SQL
4 4 (0.99%) C
4 4 (0.99%) PHP
4 4 (0.99%) Python
5 3 (0.74%) C#
6 2 (0.49%) Apex Code
6 2 (0.49%) Perl
7 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 145 (35.71%) Degree
2 28 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.48%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.20%) QA
2 5 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.99%) ISO 14001
3 4 (0.99%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.49%) WCAG
Vendors
1 56 (13.79%) Adobe
2 4 (0.99%) Google
3 3 (0.74%) ClickTale
4 2 (0.49%) Facebook
4 2 (0.49%) HP
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle
4 2 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (0.49%) Twitter
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.25%) OpenText
5 1 (0.25%) RedDot
5 1 (0.25%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.25%) Telerik
London
Adteq Limited
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
ABW Recruitment
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ABW Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago