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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Usability Testing
Rank 449 545 535
Rank change year-on-year
+96 -10
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 218 118 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.26% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 78 69
Median daily rate £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £558 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
44547 45656 42956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.75% 79.99% 78.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 29462 29606 26622
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 £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1037 1202 1216
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.16 £52.17 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +107 212 £425 +3.03% 20
London +64 122 £425 -2.85% 10
Yorkshire +6 23 £450 +9.09%
City of London +52 21 £500 +21.21% 4
West Yorkshire +11 21 £450 +5.88%
West Midlands - 19 £400 - 1
Leeds +4 18 £450 +5.88%
South East +18 17 £400 - 4
South West +13 15 £500 +25.00% 2
Coventry - 12 £400 - 1
Croydon -7 11 £438 -
Bristol +5 9 £500 +17.64% 1
West Sussex -2 9 £413 - 1
North West +7 8 £406 - 2
Devon +10 6 £315 -21.25%
Exeter +8 6 £315 -21.25%
Hampshire - 6 £450 - 1
Cheshire - 6 £388 - 1
East of England +22 5 £375 +7.14% 1
Scotland +3 5 £280 -23.28%
Worthing -11 5 £413 -
Warrington - 5 £388 -
Cambridgeshire +20 4 £375 +36.36%
Edinburgh 0 4 £290 -36.34%
Shropshire - 4 - -
Gatwick - 4 - -
Fareham - 4 - -
Telford - 4 - -
Tyne and Wear -41 3 £430 -8.51%
North East -45 3 £430 -8.51%

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 361 (81.67%) User Experience
2 253 (57.24%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (37.78%) Psychology
4 166 (37.56%) Human Factors
5 154 (34.84%) Analytical Skills
5 154 (34.84%) Degree
6 145 (32.81%) Service Design
7 141 (31.90%) Market Research
8 127 (28.73%) Wireframes
9 119 (26.92%) Ethnography
10 109 (24.66%) Guerrilla Research
11 101 (22.85%) HTML
12 95 (21.49%) CSS
13 79 (17.87%) Axure RP
14 77 (17.42%) Information Architecture
15 67 (15.16%) Customer Insight
16 65 (14.71%) JavaScript
17 63 (14.25%) Prototyping
18 56 (12.67%) Mentoring
19 53 (11.99%) Scrum
20 46 (10.41%) Mobile App
21 45 (10.18%) Adobe
22 44 (9.95%) Web Services
23 42 (9.50%) Software Engineering
23 42 (9.50%) Product Management
24 40 (9.05%) User Stories
24 40 (9.05%) Marketing
24 40 (9.05%) Project Management
25 39 (8.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
25 39 (8.82%) Android

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 7 (1.58%) CMS
2 3 (0.68%) Confluence
2 3 (0.68%) Drupal
3 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.45%) JBoss
4 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 39 (8.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 37 (8.37%) MS Visio
3 32 (7.24%) UserZoom
4 24 (5.43%) Photoshop
5 19 (4.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 18 (4.07%) OmniGraffle
7 9 (2.04%) Fireworks
8 4 (0.90%) InVision
9 2 (0.45%) MS Excel
10 1 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.23%) InDesign
10 1 (0.23%) MS Office
10 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (0.23%) MS Project
10 1 (0.23%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.58%) Google Play
2 4 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.45%) FinancialForce.com
3 2 (0.45%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.26%) HTTP
2 3 (0.68%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.56%) SQLite
2 3 (0.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 79 (17.87%) Axure RP
2 34 (7.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 8 (1.81%) Selenium
4 7 (1.58%) Mechanoid
4 7 (1.58%) Robolectric
4 7 (1.58%) Robotium
5 4 (0.90%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (0.68%) JIRA
6 3 (0.68%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.45%) JMeter
7 2 (0.45%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.45%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (9.05%) Marketing
2 30 (6.79%) Finance
3 13 (2.94%) Legal
4 12 (2.71%) French Language
5 11 (2.49%) Retail
6 10 (2.26%) Banking
7 5 (1.13%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.13%) Publishing
7 5 (1.13%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.68%) Back Office
8 3 (0.68%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.68%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.45%) Games
10 1 (0.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 211 (47.74%) User Researcher
2 120 (27.15%) User Experience Researcher
3 74 (16.74%) Designer
4 56 (12.67%) UX Designer
5 55 (12.44%) Digital User Researcher
6 50 (11.31%) Developer
7 42 (9.50%) Senior User Researcher
8 38 (8.60%) Architect
9 36 (8.14%) User Experience Architect
10 28 (6.33%) Android Developer
11 27 (6.11%) Senior Developer
12 25 (5.66%) Senior Android Developer
13 20 (4.52%) Senior User Experience Researcher
14 15 (3.39%) Senior Architect
14 15 (3.39%) Senior User Experience Architect
15 14 (3.17%) UI Developer
16 11 (2.49%) Product Manager
16 11 (2.49%) UI Designer
16 11 (2.49%) UX Developer
17 10 (2.26%) UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (22.85%) HTML
2 95 (21.49%) CSS
3 44 (9.95%) Web Services
4 35 (7.92%) HTML5
5 29 (6.56%) CSS3
6 16 (3.62%) jQuery
7 11 (2.49%) Ajax
8 10 (2.26%) .NET
8 10 (2.26%) AngularJS
9 7 (1.58%) ActionBarSherlock
10 5 (1.13%) Flash
10 5 (1.13%) RESTful
11 4 (0.90%) XML
12 3 (0.68%) Apache Flex
12 3 (0.68%) Gherkin
12 3 (0.68%) Node.js
12 3 (0.68%) Sass
13 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (0.45%) Visualforce
13 2 (0.45%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 361 (81.67%) User Experience
2 167 (37.78%) Psychology
3 154 (34.84%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (10.41%) Mobile App
5 34 (7.69%) RIA
6 11 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.26%) W3C
8 6 (1.36%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.36%) Tandem
9 5 (1.13%) Taxonomies
10 4 (0.90%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.68%) Equities
11 3 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.68%) Graphic Design
11 3 (0.68%) IVR
11 3 (0.68%) Social Media
11 3 (0.68%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.45%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.45%) Mobile Payment
12 2 (0.45%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.82%) Android
2 11 (2.49%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.68%) Windows
4 2 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (57.24%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (37.56%) Human Factors
3 145 (32.81%) Service Design
4 141 (31.90%) Market Research
5 127 (28.73%) Wireframes
6 119 (26.92%) Ethnography
7 109 (24.66%) Guerrilla Research
8 77 (17.42%) Information Architecture
9 67 (15.16%) Customer Insight
10 63 (14.25%) Prototyping
11 56 (12.67%) Mentoring
12 53 (11.99%) Scrum
13 42 (9.50%) Product Management
13 42 (9.50%) Software Engineering
14 40 (9.05%) Project Management
14 40 (9.05%) User Stories
15 38 (8.60%) E-Commerce
16 37 (8.37%) Web Development
17 35 (7.92%) Analytics
18 31 (7.01%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 65 (14.71%) JavaScript
2 13 (2.94%) Java
3 9 (2.04%) C
4 7 (1.58%) SQL
5 4 (0.90%) PHP
5 4 (0.90%) Python
6 3 (0.68%) Groovy
6 3 (0.68%) Scala
7 2 (0.45%) Apex Code
7 2 (0.45%) C#
7 2 (0.45%) Perl
8 1 (0.23%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 154 (34.84%) Degree
2 28 (6.33%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (2.04%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.62%) QA
2 9 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.90%) ISO 14001
3 4 (0.90%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.45%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.23%) WCAG
Vendors
1 45 (10.18%) Adobe
2 9 (2.04%) Google
3 3 (0.68%) Atlassian
3 3 (0.68%) Oracle
4 2 (0.45%) ClickTale
4 2 (0.45%) Facebook
4 2 (0.45%) HP
4 2 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (0.45%) Twitter
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.23%) SAP
5 1 (0.23%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.23%) Telerik
Milton Keynes
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago