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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Usability Testing
Rank 438 482 547
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +65
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 209 129 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.30% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 85 41
Median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £17.06 £16.43 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.81% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 - -

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
43918 42992 41426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.89% 79.31% 77.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29200 27357 26190
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 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 1216 1225
Median hourly rate £28.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +66 200 £450 +12.50% 30
London +43 107 £475 +18.75% 19
South East +2 32 £345 -18.82% 4
West Sussex -14 22 £325 -
Yorkshire +8 21 £450 +60.71% 2
West Midlands +1 21 £400 +7.38% 1
City of London +38 20 £488 -1.26% 4
Worthing -27 20 £325 -
West Yorkshire +13 19 £438 +68.26% 1
Leeds +4 15 £438 -2.77% 1
Coventry - 11 £400 -
Shropshire - 8 £409 -
Telford - 8 £409 -
North East -41 6 £438 +29.62%
Edinburgh - 6 £290 - 1
Scotland - 6 £290 - 1
North West -12 5 £421 +2.12%
Croydon - 5 £456 -
Cambridgeshire +16 4 £375 +36.36% 1
East of England +8 4 £375 +36.36% 3
Tyne and Wear -41 4 £420 +24.44%
Hampshire - 4 £450 -
Berkshire -2 3 £400 - 3
Exeter -4 3 £315 -21.25%
Devon -8 3 £315 -21.25%
South West -21 3 £315 -21.25%
Cambridge - 3 £375 - 1
Fareham - 3 - -
North Yorkshire +9 2 £450 +38.46%
Newcastle upon Tyne -52 2 £395 +17.03%

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 329 (80.84%) User Experience
2 227 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
3 178 (43.73%) Human Factors
4 162 (39.80%) Psychology
5 147 (36.12%) Market Research
6 145 (35.63%) Degree
7 143 (35.14%) Analytical Skills
8 132 (32.43%) Wireframes
9 125 (30.71%) Ethnography
10 115 (28.26%) Service Design
11 102 (25.06%) HTML
12 98 (24.08%) Axure RP
13 93 (22.85%) CSS
14 74 (18.18%) Information Architecture
15 65 (15.97%) JavaScript
16 60 (14.74%) Adobe
17 52 (12.78%) Mentoring
18 48 (11.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
19 44 (10.81%) Project Management
20 43 (10.57%) Software Engineering
20 43 (10.57%) Product Management
20 43 (10.57%) Customer Insight
21 42 (10.32%) Marketing
22 41 (10.07%) MS Visio
22 41 (10.07%) User Stories
23 39 (9.58%) Scrum
23 39 (9.58%) Finance
23 39 (9.58%) Web Development
23 39 (9.58%) Balsamiq Mockups
24 35 (8.60%) RIA

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 6 (1.47%) CMS
2 3 (0.74%) Node.js
3 2 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.25%) IIS
4 1 (0.25%) JBoss
4 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 48 (11.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 41 (10.07%) MS Visio
3 22 (5.41%) Photoshop
4 17 (4.18%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (2.70%) OmniGraffle
6 6 (1.47%) 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%) BigMachines
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.25%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.98%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.74%) Adobe Analytics
2 3 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.49%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.98%) Internet
2 1 (0.25%) FTP
2 1 (0.25%) HTTP
2 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.70%) SQLite
2 4 (0.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 98 (24.08%) Axure RP
2 39 (9.58%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 8 (1.97%) Selenium
4 4 (0.98%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (0.98%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.74%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.49%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.49%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.49%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.25%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.25%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.25%) Introscope
7 1 (0.25%) JMeter
7 1 (0.25%) JProfiler
7 1 (0.25%) Mechanoid
7 1 (0.25%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (0.25%) Robotium
7 1 (0.25%) Toad
General
1 42 (10.32%) Marketing
2 39 (9.58%) Finance
3 15 (3.69%) Retail
4 14 (3.44%) Banking
5 12 (2.95%) French Language
6 11 (2.70%) Legal
7 7 (1.72%) Back Office
7 7 (1.72%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.47%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.74%) Advertising
10 3 (0.74%) Publishing
10 3 (0.74%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.49%) Games
12 1 (0.25%) Electronics
12 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 195 (47.91%) User Researcher
2 104 (25.55%) User Experience Researcher
3 87 (21.38%) Designer
4 73 (17.94%) UX Designer
5 48 (11.79%) Digital User Researcher
6 45 (11.06%) Architect
7 43 (10.57%) User Experience Architect
8 36 (8.85%) Senior User Researcher
9 23 (5.65%) Senior User Experience Researcher
10 21 (5.16%) Developer
11 16 (3.93%) Senior Architect
11 16 (3.93%) Senior User Experience Architect
12 12 (2.95%) Digital Transformation
12 12 (2.95%) Senior Designer
12 12 (2.95%) UI Designer
13 11 (2.70%) Consultant
13 11 (2.70%) Senior UX Designer
14 10 (2.46%) User Experience Consultant
15 9 (2.21%) Android Developer
16 8 (1.97%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (25.06%) HTML
2 93 (22.85%) CSS
3 25 (6.14%) Web Services
4 22 (5.41%) HTML5
5 14 (3.44%) .NET
6 13 (3.19%) CSS3
7 9 (2.21%) AngularJS
8 8 (1.97%) Flash
8 8 (1.97%) jQuery
9 6 (1.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (1.47%) XML
10 4 (0.98%) Sass
11 3 (0.74%) Apache Flex
11 3 (0.74%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (0.74%) Visualforce
11 3 (0.74%) XHTML
12 2 (0.49%) REST
12 2 (0.49%) RESTful
12 2 (0.49%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 329 (80.84%) User Experience
2 162 (39.80%) Psychology
3 143 (35.14%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (8.60%) RIA
5 33 (8.11%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.21%) Fixed Income
7 7 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.23%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.23%) Taxonomies
9 4 (0.98%) Smartphone
9 4 (0.98%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.74%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (0.74%) Social Media
11 2 (0.49%) Equities
11 2 (0.49%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.49%) IVR
11 2 (0.49%) Performance Metrics
12 1 (0.25%) Interactive TV
12 1 (0.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.39%) Android
2 15 (3.69%) Apple iOS
3 4 (0.98%) Windows
4 2 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.25%) Linux
5 1 (0.25%) Solaris
5 1 (0.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (43.73%) Human Factors
3 147 (36.12%) Market Research
4 132 (32.43%) Wireframes
5 125 (30.71%) Ethnography
6 115 (28.26%) Service Design
7 74 (18.18%) Information Architecture
8 52 (12.78%) Mentoring
9 44 (10.81%) Project Management
10 43 (10.57%) Customer Insight
10 43 (10.57%) Product Management
10 43 (10.57%) Software Engineering
11 41 (10.07%) User Stories
12 39 (9.58%) Scrum
12 39 (9.58%) Web Development
13 33 (8.11%) Industrial Design
14 31 (7.62%) E-Commerce
15 30 (7.37%) Qualitative Research
15 30 (7.37%) Workflow
16 27 (6.63%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 65 (15.97%) JavaScript
2 14 (3.44%) Java
3 8 (1.97%) SQL
4 5 (1.23%) PHP
5 4 (0.98%) Python
6 3 (0.74%) Apex Code
6 3 (0.74%) C#
7 2 (0.49%) Perl
8 1 (0.25%) C
8 1 (0.25%) C++
8 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 145 (35.63%) Degree
2 27 (6.63%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.72%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) ISEB
6 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.19%) QA
2 5 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.49%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.49%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.49%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.25%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (0.25%) nmon
Vendors
1 60 (14.74%) Adobe
2 3 (0.74%) ClickTale
2 3 (0.74%) Google
2 3 (0.74%) Oracle
2 3 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (0.49%) Facebook
3 2 (0.49%) Microsoft
3 2 (0.49%) Twitter
4 1 (0.25%) HP
4 1 (0.25%) OpenText
4 1 (0.25%) RedDot
4 1 (0.25%) Siebel
4 1 (0.25%) Sitecore
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London
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