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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Usability Testing
Rank 458 548 528
Rank change year-on-year
+90 -20
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 148 44 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.083% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.11% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 30 47
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£425 £395 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +17.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £239 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £444 £275
% change year-on-year
-15.49% +61.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.00

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
42637 39139 42428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 74.09% 72.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26610 24104 24590
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1188 1108 1539
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -10.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £12.20 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £49.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +102 146 £425 +7.59% 20
London +71 84 £425 +13.33% 5
City of London +37 23 £400 -11.11% 2
South East +6 22 £350 -21.12% 5
East of England -19 16 £365 - 1
Hertfordshire - 14 £365 -
Hampshire +8 12 £350 -20.00% 1
South West - 8 £375 - 1
Watford - 6 - -
Basingstoke - 3 £300 -
Berkshire +9 2 £338 +40.62%
Yorkshire - 2 £275 - 7
Edinburgh -7 1 £700 -
Scotland -13 1 £700 - 4
South Yorkshire - 1 £275 - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
Bracknell - 1 £350 -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £275 - 2
Essex - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Andover - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Thame - - - -
West Malling - - - - 1
York - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 153 (71.16%) User Experience
2 73 (33.95%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (28.37%) HTML
4 58 (26.98%) CSS
5 52 (24.19%) Axure RP
6 46 (21.40%) JavaScript
7 41 (19.07%) Photoshop
7 41 (19.07%) Degree
8 36 (16.74%) Information Architecture
9 35 (16.28%) Adobe Illustrator
10 33 (15.35%) Market Research
11 29 (13.49%) Finance
11 29 (13.49%) Adobe
12 27 (12.56%) Analytics
13 25 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
14 24 (11.16%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (10.70%) Psychology
16 20 (9.30%) Mobile App
16 20 (9.30%) OmniGraffle
16 20 (9.30%) SQL
17 19 (8.84%) Web Design
18 17 (7.91%) Human Factors
18 17 (7.91%) Fireworks
18 17 (7.91%) Customer Insight
19 16 (7.44%) Marketing
20 15 (6.98%) HTML5
20 15 (6.98%) Project Management
21 14 (6.51%) E-Commerce
21 14 (6.51%) Graphic Design
22 13 (6.05%) QA

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 6 (2.79%) CMS
2 5 (2.33%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.86%) Apache
3 4 (1.86%) Drupal
3 4 (1.86%) WordPress
4 3 (1.40%) Joomla!
5 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.93%) IIS
6 1 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.47%) Node.js
Applications
1 41 (19.07%) Photoshop
2 35 (16.28%) Adobe Illustrator
3 20 (9.30%) OmniGraffle
4 17 (7.91%) Fireworks
5 9 (4.19%) InDesign
5 9 (4.19%) Adobe After Effects
6 7 (3.26%) MS Visio
7 6 (2.79%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (1.40%) MS Project
8 3 (1.40%) MS Office
8 3 (1.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.93%) Heroku
1 2 (0.93%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.47%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.33%) Internet
2 4 (1.86%) Asterisk PBX
2 4 (1.86%) PBX
2 4 (1.86%) VoIP
3 2 (0.93%) FTP
3 2 (0.93%) HTTP
3 2 (0.93%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.93%) SSL
3 2 (0.93%) Intranet
3 2 (0.93%) Extranet
4 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.47%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.19%) MySQL
2 5 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (2.33%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.40%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.93%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 52 (24.19%) Axure RP
2 11 (5.12%) JIRA
3 8 (3.72%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 8 (3.72%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (2.79%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.33%) ClearQuest
5 5 (2.33%) JUnit
5 5 (2.33%) Eclipse
5 5 (2.33%) Selenium
6 4 (1.86%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.86%) Mercurial
6 4 (1.86%) PHPUnit
6 4 (1.86%) Hudson
7 2 (0.93%) JProfiler
7 2 (0.93%) Rational Performance Tester
7 2 (0.93%) Toad
7 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.93%) Introscope
7 2 (0.93%) Subversion
7 2 (0.93%) LoadRunner
General
1 29 (13.49%) Finance
2 16 (7.44%) Marketing
3 13 (6.05%) Retail
4 12 (5.58%) Banking
5 9 (4.19%) Legal
6 8 (3.72%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.33%) Advertising
8 3 (1.40%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.40%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.93%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.93%) Games
10 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.47%) Back Office
10 1 (0.47%) Electronics
10 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (34.88%) Designer
2 48 (22.33%) User Experience Designer
3 22 (10.23%) User Experience Researcher
3 22 (10.23%) Developer
4 17 (7.91%) Consultant
5 16 (7.44%) Architect
6 14 (6.51%) Analyst
7 13 (6.05%) User Experience Consultant
8 12 (5.58%) Test Analyst
8 12 (5.58%) Web Designer
9 11 (5.12%) Web Developer
10 9 (4.19%) Photoshop Designer
10 9 (4.19%) User Experience Architect
11 7 (3.26%) Tester
12 6 (2.79%) Visual Designer
13 5 (2.33%) Senior Designer
13 5 (2.33%) UI Designer
13 5 (2.33%) Front-End Developer
13 5 (2.33%) PHP Developer
14 4 (1.86%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (28.37%) HTML
2 58 (26.98%) CSS
3 15 (6.98%) HTML5
4 12 (5.58%) CSS3
4 12 (5.58%) Ajax
4 12 (5.58%) XHTML
5 11 (5.12%) Flash
5 11 (5.12%) jQuery
6 9 (4.19%) Web Services
7 8 (3.72%) REST
8 7 (3.26%) XML
8 7 (3.26%) .NET
9 6 (2.79%) SOAP
10 5 (2.33%) ASP.NET
10 5 (2.33%) Hibernate
10 5 (2.33%) Spring
10 5 (2.33%) JSON
10 5 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (1.86%) AngularJS
11 4 (1.86%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 153 (71.16%) User Experience
2 25 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (10.70%) Psychology
4 20 (9.30%) Mobile App
5 17 (7.91%) Human Factors
6 14 (6.51%) Graphic Design
7 9 (4.19%) W3C
8 5 (2.33%) PKI
9 4 (1.86%) Open Source
10 3 (1.40%) RIA
10 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.40%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.40%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.93%) VUI
11 2 (0.93%) IVR
12 1 (0.47%) Online Games
12 1 (0.47%) Social Media
12 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.47%) Internet of Things
12 1 (0.47%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.05%) Android
1 13 (6.05%) Apple iOS
2 9 (4.19%) UNIX
3 8 (3.72%) Linux
4 7 (3.26%) Windows
5 2 (0.93%) Solaris
6 1 (0.47%) AIX
6 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (33.95%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (16.74%) Information Architecture
3 33 (15.35%) Market Research
4 27 (12.56%) Analytics
5 24 (11.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (8.84%) Web Design
7 17 (7.91%) Customer Insight
8 15 (6.98%) Project Management
9 14 (6.51%) E-Commerce
10 12 (5.58%) User Experience Design
10 12 (5.58%) Web Development
10 12 (5.58%) Test Scripting
11 11 (5.12%) Responsive Web Design
11 11 (5.12%) Qualitative Research
11 11 (5.12%) Mentoring
12 10 (4.65%) Rapid Prototyping
13 9 (4.19%) Web Accessibility
13 9 (4.19%) Industrial Design
14 8 (3.72%) Workflow
14 8 (3.72%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 46 (21.40%) JavaScript
2 20 (9.30%) SQL
3 13 (6.05%) Java
4 6 (2.79%) C++
4 6 (2.79%) PHP
5 5 (2.33%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.86%) C
7 2 (0.93%) C#
7 2 (0.93%) VB
7 2 (0.93%) VBA
7 2 (0.93%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.93%) Apex Code
7 2 (0.93%) SOQL
7 2 (0.93%) SOSL
8 1 (0.47%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 41 (19.07%) Degree
2 10 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.26%) ISEB
4 5 (2.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.93%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (2.79%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.93%) nmon
3 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (13.49%) Adobe
2 8 (3.72%) Oracle
3 7 (3.26%) Mercator
4 5 (2.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.33%) HP
4 5 (2.33%) Zend
5 4 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.40%) SAP
6 3 (1.40%) Apple
6 3 (1.40%) Actimize
6 3 (1.40%) Google
7 2 (0.93%) Open Text
7 2 (0.93%) RedDot
7 2 (0.93%) IBM
7 2 (0.93%) Avaya
8 1 (0.47%) Novell
8 1 (0.47%) Sun
8 1 (0.47%) Sybase
8 1 (0.47%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.47%) Unica
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