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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Usability Testing
Rank 449 511 491
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -20
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 168 58 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.15% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 38 51
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £236 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £450 £233
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +93.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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
42297 38782 39937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.64% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27156 24058 23264
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 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1147 1484
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +73 161 £425 +13.33% 20
London +66 87 £450 +23.28% 9
City of London +33 26 £425 +13.33% 2
East of England -11 15 £365 -11.51% 1
Hertfordshire -8 13 £365 -18.88%
South East -11 11 £425 -5.55% 1
South West -24 11 £388 -
Scotland -9 5 £550 -
Edinburgh -1 4 £550 -
Berkshire +11 2 £425 +117.94% 1
Yorkshire -3 2 £275 - 4
East Midlands - 2 £225 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £225 -
Bristol - 2 £413 -
Hampshire -24 1 £350 -20.00%
South Yorkshire - 1 £275 - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £275 - 2
Thame - - - -
West Malling - - - -
York - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 177 (65.80%) User Experience
2 107 (39.78%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (24.54%) HTML
4 62 (23.05%) CSS
5 59 (21.93%) Degree
6 52 (19.33%) Market Research
7 48 (17.84%) JavaScript
7 48 (17.84%) Axure RP
8 44 (16.36%) Human Factors
9 39 (14.50%) Analytical Skills
10 36 (13.38%) Information Architecture
10 36 (13.38%) Photoshop
11 32 (11.90%) Psychology
12 30 (11.15%) Analytics
13 29 (10.78%) Finance
13 29 (10.78%) Adobe Illustrator
14 25 (9.29%) Qualitative Research
15 23 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
16 21 (7.81%) Mobile App
17 20 (7.43%) Adobe
17 20 (7.43%) Web Design
18 19 (7.06%) SQL
19 18 (6.69%) E-Commerce
19 18 (6.69%) Customer Insight
19 18 (6.69%) HTML5
20 17 (6.32%) OmniGraffle
20 17 (6.32%) Marketing
21 16 (5.95%) Retail
22 14 (5.20%) QA
22 14 (5.20%) CSS3

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (2.23%) CMS
2 5 (1.86%) Apache
3 4 (1.49%) Drupal
3 4 (1.49%) WordPress
3 4 (1.49%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.12%) Joomla!
5 2 (0.74%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.74%) IIS
6 1 (0.37%) Node.js
6 1 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 36 (13.38%) Photoshop
2 29 (10.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 17 (6.32%) OmniGraffle
4 12 (4.46%) Fireworks
5 8 (2.97%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (1.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (1.12%) MS Office
7 3 (1.12%) MS Excel
7 3 (1.12%) InDesign
7 3 (1.12%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.49%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.37%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.74%) Heroku
1 2 (0.74%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.37%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.37%) SaaS
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.86%) Asterisk PBX
1 5 (1.86%) PBX
1 5 (1.86%) VoIP
1 5 (1.86%) Internet
2 2 (0.74%) Intranet
2 2 (0.74%) Extranet
2 2 (0.74%) SSL
3 1 (0.37%) LDAP
3 1 (0.37%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.37%) FTP
3 1 (0.37%) HTTP
3 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.72%) MySQL
2 5 (1.86%) Oracle Database
2 5 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.12%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.37%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 48 (17.84%) Axure RP
2 12 (4.46%) JIRA
3 9 (3.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 7 (2.60%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (2.23%) Selenium
5 6 (2.23%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.86%) PHPUnit
6 5 (1.86%) JUnit
6 5 (1.86%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.86%) ClearQuest
6 5 (1.86%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.86%) Mercurial
7 4 (1.49%) Hudson
8 3 (1.12%) Subversion
9 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.37%) JProfiler
10 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.37%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.37%) Toad
10 1 (0.37%) Dreamweaver
General
1 29 (10.78%) Finance
2 17 (6.32%) Marketing
3 16 (5.95%) Retail
4 9 (3.35%) Legal
4 9 (3.35%) Banking
5 8 (2.97%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.12%) Advertising
6 3 (1.12%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.74%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.74%) Games
8 1 (0.37%) Back Office
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) Electronics
8 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (29.00%) Designer
2 54 (20.07%) UX Designer
3 30 (11.15%) User Experience Researcher
4 26 (9.67%) Developer
5 22 (8.18%) Consultant
6 18 (6.69%) Architect
7 15 (5.58%) Web Designer
8 14 (5.20%) User Experience Consultant
9 13 (4.83%) Analyst
10 11 (4.09%) Web Developer
11 10 (3.72%) Test Analyst
11 10 (3.72%) User Experience Architect
12 8 (2.97%) UI Designer
12 8 (2.97%) Tester
13 6 (2.23%) Photoshop Designer
13 6 (2.23%) Senior Designer
14 5 (1.86%) Research Consultant
14 5 (1.86%) Front-End Developer
14 5 (1.86%) PHP Developer
15 4 (1.49%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (24.54%) HTML
2 62 (23.05%) CSS
3 18 (6.69%) HTML5
4 14 (5.20%) CSS3
5 12 (4.46%) XHTML
5 12 (4.46%) Ajax
5 12 (4.46%) jQuery
6 10 (3.72%) Web Services
7 9 (3.35%) REST
8 8 (2.97%) Flash
9 7 (2.60%) .NET
9 7 (2.60%) XML
9 7 (2.60%) SOAP
10 5 (1.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (1.86%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.86%) JSON
10 5 (1.86%) Spring
10 5 (1.86%) Hibernate
11 4 (1.49%) Zend Framework
11 4 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 177 (65.80%) User Experience
2 44 (16.36%) Human Factors
3 39 (14.50%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (11.90%) Psychology
5 21 (7.81%) Mobile App
6 13 (4.83%) Graphic Design
7 10 (3.72%) W3C
8 9 (3.35%) Open Source
9 5 (1.86%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.86%) PKI
10 4 (1.49%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.12%) Video on Demand
11 3 (1.12%) RIA
11 3 (1.12%) STB
12 2 (0.74%) IVR
12 2 (0.74%) Blog
12 2 (0.74%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.74%) VUI
13 1 (0.37%) Internet of Things
13 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.83%) Android
2 11 (4.09%) Apple iOS
3 9 (3.35%) UNIX
4 8 (2.97%) Linux
5 4 (1.49%) Windows
6 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.37%) AIX
6 1 (0.37%) Solaris
6 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (39.78%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (19.33%) Market Research
3 36 (13.38%) Information Architecture
4 30 (11.15%) Analytics
5 25 (9.29%) Qualitative Research
6 23 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (7.43%) Web Design
8 18 (6.69%) E-Commerce
8 18 (6.69%) Customer Insight
9 12 (4.46%) User Stories
9 12 (4.46%) Rapid Prototyping
9 12 (4.46%) Mentoring
10 11 (4.09%) Test Scripting
10 11 (4.09%) Product Management
10 11 (4.09%) UX Design
10 11 (4.09%) Web Development
10 11 (4.09%) Project Management
11 10 (3.72%) Responsive Web Design
12 9 (3.35%) Scrum
12 9 (3.35%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 48 (17.84%) JavaScript
2 19 (7.06%) SQL
3 12 (4.46%) Java
4 8 (2.97%) PHP
5 6 (2.23%) C++
6 5 (1.86%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.86%) C
7 2 (0.74%) Apex Code
7 2 (0.74%) VBA
7 2 (0.74%) C#
7 2 (0.74%) SOQL
7 2 (0.74%) SOSL
8 1 (0.37%) BeanShell
8 1 (0.37%) R
8 1 (0.37%) VB
8 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (21.93%) Degree
2 13 (4.83%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.86%) ISEB
4 3 (1.12%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.12%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.20%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 6 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.37%) nmon
2 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (7.43%) Adobe
2 8 (2.97%) Oracle
3 6 (2.23%) Google
3 6 (2.23%) Zend
3 6 (2.23%) Mercator
4 5 (1.86%) HP
5 4 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.49%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.12%) SAP
6 3 (1.12%) Actimize
7 2 (0.74%) Open Text
7 2 (0.74%) RedDot
7 2 (0.74%) Avaya
7 2 (0.74%) IBM
8 1 (0.37%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.37%) Sybase
8 1 (0.37%) Sun
8 1 (0.37%) Novell
8 1 (0.37%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.37%) Apple
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