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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Usability Testing
Rank 428 559 504
Rank change year-on-year
+131 -55
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 224 111 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.19% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.24% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 60 96
Median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £298 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £500 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £22.57 -
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
43985 46966 44712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.15% 81.01% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 29139 30711 27950
Median daily rate £440 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1137 1301 1222
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.50 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +135 223 £425 +6.25% 17
London +61 111 £425 - 5
West Midlands - 42 £425 - 2
Coventry - 29 £425 - 1
South East +32 28 £401 +9.48% 3
West Sussex - 24 £475 - 2
Yorkshire +33 23 £450 +40.62% 4
West Yorkshire +28 21 £425 - 3
Leeds +22 20 £413 - 3
Worthing - 20 £475 - 1
City of London +23 16 £513 +2.50% 2
South West +14 8 £513 +27.32%
Bristol +7 7 £525 +50.00%
Shropshire - 7 £400 - 1
Telford - 7 £400 - 1
Croydon -12 5 - - 1
North West +18 4 £425 +52.32%
Gatwick - 4 - -
North East -35 3 £430 -8.51%
Newcastle upon Tyne -38 3 £430 -8.51%
Tyne and Wear -38 3 £430 -8.51%
Cheshire - 3 £425 -
Westminster - 3 £450 -
Warrington - 2 £425 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Feltham - 2 £333 -
Docklands, London - 2 - -
Midlands - 2 £541 -
Buckinghamshire +21 1 £375 -
Scotland +16 1 £400 +14.28%

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 333 (80.83%) User Experience
2 271 (65.78%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (40.53%) Degree
4 163 (39.56%) Psychology
5 162 (39.32%) Analytical Skills
6 159 (38.59%) Service Design
7 138 (33.50%) Ethnography
8 135 (32.77%) Customer Insight
9 128 (31.07%) Human Factors
10 120 (29.13%) Market Research
11 114 (27.67%) Guerrilla Research
12 94 (22.82%) Scrum
13 88 (21.36%) Wireframes
14 73 (17.72%) HTML
15 69 (16.75%) Analytics
16 65 (15.78%) CSS
17 55 (13.35%) Prototyping
18 51 (12.38%) User Stories
19 47 (11.41%) Web Services
19 47 (11.41%) Information Architecture
20 45 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
21 41 (9.95%) JavaScript
22 40 (9.71%) Axure RP
23 38 (9.22%) Mobile App
23 38 (9.22%) Android
23 38 (9.22%) Software Engineering
24 35 (8.50%) HTML5
25 33 (8.01%) Mentoring
26 31 (7.52%) Open Source
26 31 (7.52%) QA

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 (1.94%) Confluence
2 3 (0.73%) CMS
2 3 (0.73%) Drupal
3 2 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.49%) JBoss
4 1 (0.24%) Marvel
4 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (5.10%) OmniGraffle
2 19 (4.61%) MS Visio
3 18 (4.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 17 (4.13%) Photoshop
5 16 (3.88%) UserZoom
6 14 (3.40%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (1.70%) Fireworks
8 5 (1.21%) InVision
9 2 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.49%) MS Excel
10 1 (0.24%) MS Office
10 1 (0.24%) MS Project
10 1 (0.24%) Pixate
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.94%) Google Play
2 4 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.49%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.67%) HTTP
2 3 (0.73%) GoToMeeting
2 3 (0.73%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.49%) Intranet
4 1 (0.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.04%) SQLite
2 3 (0.73%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.49%) DB2
3 2 (0.49%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.49%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.24%) Mixpanel
4 1 (0.24%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 40 (9.71%) Axure RP
2 23 (5.58%) Selenium
3 18 (4.37%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 17 (4.13%) SoapUI
5 13 (3.16%) JIRA
6 9 (2.18%) Robolectric
6 9 (2.18%) Robotium
7 8 (1.94%) Mechanoid
8 4 (0.97%) Appium
8 4 (0.97%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.73%) Dreamweaver
9 3 (0.73%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.49%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.49%) JMeter
10 2 (0.49%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.49%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.49%) Subversion
10 2 (0.49%) Zephyr
11 1 (0.24%) Android Studio
General
1 21 (5.10%) Finance
2 18 (4.37%) Marketing
3 11 (2.67%) Banking
4 9 (2.18%) Legal
5 8 (1.94%) Retail
6 5 (1.21%) French Language
6 5 (1.21%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.21%) Publishing
6 5 (1.21%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.97%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.49%) Front Office
9 1 (0.24%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 209 (50.73%) User Researcher
2 111 (26.94%) User Experience Researcher
3 54 (13.11%) Designer
4 50 (12.14%) Developer
5 44 (10.68%) Digital User Researcher
6 40 (9.71%) UX Designer
7 29 (7.04%) Senior Developer
8 28 (6.80%) Android Developer
9 27 (6.55%) Senior Android Developer
10 24 (5.83%) Senior User Researcher
11 17 (4.13%) Architect
12 15 (3.64%) User Experience Architect
13 13 (3.16%) UI Developer
14 12 (2.91%) UX Developer
15 11 (2.67%) Analyst
15 11 (2.67%) Product Manager
15 11 (2.67%) UI/UX Developer
16 9 (2.18%) Senior Designer
17 8 (1.94%) Digital Designer
17 8 (1.94%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (17.72%) HTML
2 65 (15.78%) CSS
3 47 (11.41%) Web Services
4 35 (8.50%) HTML5
5 26 (6.31%) CSS3
6 16 (3.88%) jQuery
7 15 (3.64%) Gherkin
8 13 (3.16%) RESTful
9 12 (2.91%) Ajax
10 8 (1.94%) .NET
10 8 (1.94%) ActionBarSherlock
10 8 (1.94%) AngularJS
11 6 (1.46%) XML
12 4 (0.97%) Node.js
13 3 (0.73%) Apache Flex
13 3 (0.73%) Flash
13 3 (0.73%) Sass
13 3 (0.73%) XHTML
14 2 (0.49%) ASP.NET
14 2 (0.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 333 (80.83%) User Experience
2 163 (39.56%) Psychology
3 162 (39.32%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (9.22%) Mobile App
5 15 (3.64%) RIA
6 13 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.67%) W3C
8 7 (1.70%) Tandem
9 5 (1.21%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.21%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.97%) Equities
10 4 (0.97%) Fintech
10 4 (0.97%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.97%) IVR
10 4 (0.97%) Taxonomies
11 3 (0.73%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.73%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.73%) Graphic Design
11 3 (0.73%) Social Media
12 2 (0.49%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 38 (9.22%) Android
2 10 (2.43%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.73%) Windows
4 2 (0.49%) Linux
4 2 (0.49%) Unix
4 2 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (65.78%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (38.59%) Service Design
3 138 (33.50%) Ethnography
4 135 (32.77%) Customer Insight
5 128 (31.07%) Human Factors
6 120 (29.13%) Market Research
7 114 (27.67%) Guerrilla Research
8 94 (22.82%) Scrum
9 88 (21.36%) Wireframes
10 69 (16.75%) Analytics
11 55 (13.35%) Prototyping
12 51 (12.38%) User Stories
13 47 (11.41%) Information Architecture
14 45 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
15 38 (9.22%) Software Engineering
16 33 (8.01%) Mentoring
17 31 (7.52%) Open Source
18 29 (7.04%) Multivariate Testing
19 28 (6.80%) Android Development
19 28 (6.80%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 41 (9.95%) JavaScript
2 27 (6.55%) Java
3 11 (2.67%) Groovy
3 11 (2.67%) Scala
3 11 (2.67%) SQL
4 9 (2.18%) C
5 5 (1.21%) Perl
5 5 (1.21%) PHP
5 5 (1.21%) Python
6 2 (0.49%) Apex Code
6 2 (0.49%) C#
6 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 167 (40.53%) Degree
2 24 (5.83%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.40%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (1.94%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.49%) ISEB
5 2 (0.49%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.52%) QA
2 9 (2.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.97%) ISO 14001
3 4 (0.97%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.49%) Actionable Recommendations
Systems Management
1 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (4.37%) Adobe
2 11 (2.67%) Google
3 8 (1.94%) Atlassian
4 5 (1.21%) Oracle
5 2 (0.49%) Cisco
5 2 (0.49%) Facebook
5 2 (0.49%) HP
5 2 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.49%) Twitter
6 1 (0.24%) SAP
6 1 (0.24%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.24%) Telerik
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