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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Usability Testing
Rank 453 427 499
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +72
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 128 139 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.27% 0.077%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.37% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 96 22
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£400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.50 -

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
39905 37911 33162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.97% 74.86% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25118 22860 19767
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1064 1128 1179
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 -11 124 £400 - 34
London -2 76 £425 - 12
City of London +21 25 £400 -5.88% 6
North West -5 12 £325 - 3
North East - 11 £438 -
Manchester -8 8 £300 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £500 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £500 -
East of England +5 7 £480 +28.00% 1
South East -61 5 £325 -18.75% 3
Yorkshire -19 3 £275 - 11
West Yorkshire - 3 £275 - 2
Cheshire - 3 £385 - 2
Leeds - 3 £275 - 1
Wales -4 2 £290 -
Berkshire -14 2 £300 -25.00%
Reading +7 1 £300 +14.28%
Hertfordshire +2 1 - -
South Wales +1 1 £290 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £290 -
Castleford - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Harrogate - - - - 2
Horsham - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Sheffield - - - - 4
Solihull - - - -

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 192 (69.06%) User Experience
2 148 (53.24%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (26.98%) Human Factors
4 72 (25.90%) Degree
5 69 (24.82%) HTML
6 64 (23.02%) CSS
7 63 (22.66%) Market Research
8 56 (20.14%) Analytical Skills
9 51 (18.35%) Axure RP
10 50 (17.99%) JavaScript
11 44 (15.83%) Psychology
12 36 (12.95%) Finance
13 33 (11.87%) Information Architecture
14 25 (8.99%) Analytics
14 25 (8.99%) Security Cleared
14 25 (8.99%) Photoshop
15 21 (7.55%) Rapid Prototyping
15 21 (7.55%) Marketing
16 20 (7.19%) Adobe
17 19 (6.83%) HTML5
17 19 (6.83%) Customer Insight
17 19 (6.83%) Qualitative Research
18 18 (6.47%) Android
18 18 (6.47%) Adobe Illustrator
19 17 (6.12%) Product Management
19 17 (6.12%) User Stories
19 17 (6.12%) Mobile App
20 15 (5.40%) Stakeholder Management
21 14 (5.04%) MS Visio
22 13 (4.68%) Project Management

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 4 (1.44%) CMS
1 4 (1.44%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.36%) Apache
3 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 25 (8.99%) Photoshop
2 18 (6.47%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (5.04%) MS Visio
4 12 (4.32%) OmniGraffle
5 8 (2.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (2.16%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.36%) MS Project
7 1 (0.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (3.24%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.36%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (0.36%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.72%) Intranet
1 2 (0.72%) Internet
2 1 (0.36%) Asterisk PBX
2 1 (0.36%) GPRS
2 1 (0.36%) GSM
2 1 (0.36%) PBX
2 1 (0.36%) VoIP
2 1 (0.36%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.52%) SQLite
2 2 (0.72%) MySQL
3 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.36%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (18.35%) Axure RP
2 11 (3.96%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (1.44%) JIRA
4 3 (1.08%) Selenium
5 2 (0.72%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.72%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.72%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.36%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.36%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.36%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.36%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.36%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.36%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.36%) Subversion
6 1 (0.36%) Xcode
General
1 36 (12.95%) Finance
2 21 (7.55%) Marketing
3 11 (3.96%) Retail
4 6 (2.16%) Banking
5 3 (1.08%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.08%) Publishing
6 2 (0.72%) Advertising
7 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.36%) Legal
7 1 (0.36%) Games
7 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 88 (31.65%) Designer
2 69 (24.82%) UX Designer
3 31 (11.15%) User Experience Researcher
4 24 (8.63%) Senior Designer
5 23 (8.27%) Senior UX Designer
6 17 (6.12%) Developer
7 16 (5.76%) Architect
7 16 (5.76%) Consultant
8 13 (4.68%) User Experience Architect
9 11 (3.96%) UI Designer
9 11 (3.96%) Analyst
10 9 (3.24%) User Experience Consultant
10 9 (3.24%) Web Designer
10 9 (3.24%) Lead Designer
11 8 (2.88%) Android Developer
12 7 (2.52%) Senior Architect
12 7 (2.52%) Interface Designer
13 4 (1.44%) Test Analyst
14 3 (1.08%) Research Consultant
14 3 (1.08%) Photoshop Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (24.82%) HTML
2 64 (23.02%) CSS
3 19 (6.83%) HTML5
4 13 (4.68%) jQuery
5 11 (3.96%) Web Services
6 10 (3.60%) CSS3
7 7 (2.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (2.16%) .NET
9 4 (1.44%) Flash
9 4 (1.44%) Ajax
9 4 (1.44%) LESS
9 4 (1.44%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.08%) SOAP
11 2 (0.72%) Sass
11 2 (0.72%) J2ME
11 2 (0.72%) XML
11 2 (0.72%) JSP
12 1 (0.36%) KnockoutJS
12 1 (0.36%) Gherkin
12 1 (0.36%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 192 (69.06%) User Experience
2 75 (26.98%) Human Factors
3 56 (20.14%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (15.83%) Psychology
5 17 (6.12%) Mobile App
6 10 (3.60%) RIA
7 9 (3.24%) Open Source
8 7 (2.52%) Mobile Payment
9 6 (2.16%) Graphic Design
9 6 (2.16%) Visualisation
10 5 (1.80%) iPhone
11 3 (1.08%) Video on Demand
11 3 (1.08%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.08%) STB
11 3 (1.08%) Handset
12 2 (0.72%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.72%) FMCG
12 2 (0.72%) Informatics
12 2 (0.72%) Computer Science
13 1 (0.36%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.47%) Android
2 11 (3.96%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.08%) webOS
3 3 (1.08%) Linux
4 2 (0.72%) UNIX
5 1 (0.36%) CentOS
5 1 (0.36%) Windows
5 1 (0.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (53.24%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (22.66%) Market Research
3 33 (11.87%) Information Architecture
4 25 (8.99%) Analytics
5 21 (7.55%) Rapid Prototyping
6 19 (6.83%) Customer Insight
6 19 (6.83%) Qualitative Research
7 17 (6.12%) Product Management
7 17 (6.12%) User Stories
8 15 (5.40%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (4.68%) Project Management
9 13 (4.68%) Web Design
10 11 (3.96%) UX Design
10 11 (3.96%) E-Commerce
11 10 (3.60%) Software Engineering
12 9 (3.24%) Workflow
12 9 (3.24%) Mentoring
13 8 (2.88%) Android Development
13 8 (2.88%) Scrum
14 7 (2.52%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 50 (17.99%) JavaScript
2 3 (1.08%) Java
3 2 (0.72%) C#
3 2 (0.72%) PHP
3 2 (0.72%) SQL
4 1 (0.36%) R
4 1 (0.36%) BeanShell
4 1 (0.36%) Python
4 1 (0.36%) C
4 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.36%) C++
4 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 72 (25.90%) Degree
2 25 (8.99%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.60%) VCP4
4 5 (1.80%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.72%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) ISEB
6 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.96%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.36%) Puppet
1 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.36%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 20 (7.19%) Adobe
2 9 (3.24%) Google
3 3 (1.08%) Sitecore
4 2 (0.72%) Teradata
4 2 (0.72%) IBM
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft
4 2 (0.72%) HP
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle
4 2 (0.72%) SAP
4 2 (0.72%) Rackspace
5 1 (0.36%) Tealeaf
5 1 (0.36%) iRise
5 1 (0.36%) Zend
5 1 (0.36%) Sybase
5 1 (0.36%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.36%) Avaya
5 1 (0.36%) Novell
5 1 (0.36%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.36%) Apple
5 1 (0.36%) Sun
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