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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Usability Testing
Rank 474 535 527
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -8
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 127 40 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.075% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.10% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 29 47
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£400 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £237 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £401 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.03% +45.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.00

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
41079 38998 41722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.15% 73.31% 70.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 25436 23913 24140
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £263
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 1126 1046 1483
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +55 121 £400 -0.31% 17
London +59 69 £425 +6.25% 8
City of London +49 22 £400 -23.80% 2
South East +8 20 £350 -16.66% 2
East of England -7 13 £365 -2.66% 2
Hertfordshire -2 12 £365 -2.66% 2
Hampshire -8 12 £350 -13.04%
South West - 7 £375 - 2
Surrey +4 6 £425 -19.04% 1
Watford - 4 - - 1
Basingstoke +21 3 £300 -22.58%
Scotland -14 3 £413 +17.85% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £208 - 2
South Yorkshire - 3 £208 - 1
Berkshire +4 2 £338 +40.62%
Essex - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £350 -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £276 - 1
North West - 1 - -
Harrogate - - - -
Leeds - - - -
York - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Bury St Edmunds - - - -

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 61 (30.81%) Axure RP
2 52 (26.26%) HTML
3 51 (25.76%) CSS
4 48 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (20.71%) Photoshop
6 40 (20.20%) JavaScript
7 37 (18.69%) Information Architecture
8 36 (18.18%) Degree
9 35 (17.68%) Adobe Illustrator
10 34 (17.17%) Adobe
11 29 (14.65%) OmniGraffle
11 29 (14.65%) Market Research
12 28 (14.14%) Finance
13 24 (12.12%) Analytics
14 21 (10.61%) Mobile App
15 20 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (10.10%) Graphic Design
15 20 (10.10%) Psychology
16 17 (8.59%) Fireworks
16 17 (8.59%) SQL
17 15 (7.58%) XHTML
17 15 (7.58%) Human Factors
17 15 (7.58%) Ajax
17 15 (7.58%) Customer Insight
18 14 (7.07%) HTML5
18 14 (7.07%) Web Design
19 13 (6.57%) Project Management
19 13 (6.57%) Scrum
19 13 (6.57%) Apple iOS
19 13 (6.57%) CSS3

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (3.03%) CMS
2 5 (2.53%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.02%) Apache
3 4 (2.02%) Drupal
3 4 (2.02%) WordPress
4 3 (1.52%) Joomla!
5 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.01%) IIS
6 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.51%) Node.js
Applications
1 41 (20.71%) Photoshop
2 35 (17.68%) Adobe Illustrator
3 29 (14.65%) OmniGraffle
4 17 (8.59%) Fireworks
5 9 (4.55%) InDesign
5 9 (4.55%) Adobe After Effects
6 7 (3.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (3.54%) MS Excel
6 7 (3.54%) MS Visio
7 5 (2.53%) MS Office
8 3 (1.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.01%) SaaS
1 2 (1.01%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.51%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.53%) Internet
2 4 (2.02%) PBX
2 4 (2.02%) VoIP
2 4 (2.02%) HTTP
2 4 (2.02%) Asterisk PBX
3 2 (1.01%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.01%) SSL
3 2 (1.01%) Intranet
3 2 (1.01%) FTP
3 2 (1.01%) Extranet
4 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.04%) MySQL
2 5 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (2.53%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (1.01%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 61 (30.81%) Axure RP
2 11 (5.56%) JIRA
3 9 (4.55%) Microsoft Blend
4 8 (4.04%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (3.54%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 5 (2.53%) ClearQuest
6 5 (2.53%) JUnit
6 5 (2.53%) Eclipse
6 5 (2.53%) Selenium
7 4 (2.02%) Mercurial
7 4 (2.02%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.02%) PHPUnit
7 4 (2.02%) Hudson
7 4 (2.02%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.01%) JProfiler
8 2 (1.01%) Toad
8 2 (1.01%) Introscope
8 2 (1.01%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.01%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.01%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 28 (14.14%) Finance
2 12 (6.06%) Marketing
3 11 (5.56%) Banking
3 11 (5.56%) Retail
4 10 (5.05%) Legal
5 6 (3.03%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.53%) Advertising
7 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.01%) Back Office
8 2 (1.01%) Publishing
8 2 (1.01%) Games
8 2 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Automotive
9 1 (0.51%) Electronics
9 1 (0.51%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 82 (41.41%) Designer
2 54 (27.27%) User Experience Designer
3 23 (11.62%) User Experience Researcher
4 22 (11.11%) Developer
5 14 (7.07%) Consultant
6 13 (6.57%) Web Designer
6 13 (6.57%) Analyst
6 13 (6.57%) Web Developer
7 11 (5.56%) Test Analyst
8 10 (5.05%) User Experience Consultant
9 9 (4.55%) Photoshop Designer
10 8 (4.04%) Architect
11 7 (3.54%) Tester
11 7 (3.54%) Front-End Developer
12 6 (3.03%) Visual Designer
12 6 (3.03%) User Experience Architect
12 6 (3.03%) UI Designer
13 5 (2.53%) PHP Developer
13 5 (2.53%) Senior Designer
14 4 (2.02%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (26.26%) HTML
2 51 (25.76%) CSS
3 15 (7.58%) XHTML
3 15 (7.58%) Ajax
4 14 (7.07%) HTML5
5 13 (6.57%) CSS3
6 12 (6.06%) jQuery
7 11 (5.56%) Flash
8 9 (4.55%) Web Services
8 9 (4.55%) WPF
8 9 (4.55%) Silverlight
9 7 (3.54%) .NET
10 6 (3.03%) REST
11 5 (2.53%) ASP.NET
11 5 (2.53%) Hibernate
11 5 (2.53%) Spring
12 4 (2.02%) XML
12 4 (2.02%) Zend Framework
12 4 (2.02%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (1.52%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.61%) Mobile App
2 20 (10.10%) Graphic Design
2 20 (10.10%) Psychology
3 15 (7.58%) Human Factors
4 12 (6.06%) W3C
5 5 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.53%) PKI
6 4 (2.02%) Open Source
7 3 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.52%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.51%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.51%) Blog
8 1 (0.51%) RIA
8 1 (0.51%) Online Games
8 1 (0.51%) Social Media
8 1 (0.51%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.51%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.51%) IPTV
8 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.51%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.57%) Android
1 13 (6.57%) Apple iOS
2 8 (4.04%) UNIX
3 7 (3.54%) Linux
4 6 (3.03%) Windows
5 2 (1.01%) Solaris
6 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (18.69%) Information Architecture
3 29 (14.65%) Market Research
4 24 (12.12%) Analytics
5 20 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (7.58%) Customer Insight
7 14 (7.07%) Web Design
8 13 (6.57%) Scrum
8 13 (6.57%) Project Management
9 12 (6.06%) E-Commerce
9 12 (6.06%) Responsive Web Design
9 12 (6.06%) Web Development
10 11 (5.56%) User Experience Design
10 11 (5.56%) Validation
11 10 (5.05%) Web Accessibility
11 10 (5.05%) Test Scripting
12 8 (4.04%) Workflow
12 8 (4.04%) Industrial Design
13 7 (3.54%) Requirements Analysis
13 7 (3.54%) Multivariate Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (20.20%) JavaScript
2 17 (8.59%) SQL
3 9 (4.55%) Java
4 6 (3.03%) C++
4 6 (3.03%) PHP
5 5 (2.53%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.02%) C
7 2 (1.01%) C#
7 2 (1.01%) VB
7 2 (1.01%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.51%) XAML
8 1 (0.51%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (18.18%) Degree
2 7 (3.54%) ISEB
2 7 (3.54%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.53%) ISTQB
3 5 (2.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.01%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.01%) nmon
3 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (17.17%) Adobe
2 8 (4.04%) Mercator
3 7 (3.54%) Oracle
3 7 (3.54%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.53%) Zend
5 3 (1.52%) Google
5 3 (1.52%) HP
5 3 (1.52%) Apple
6 2 (1.01%) SAP
6 2 (1.01%) Open Text
6 2 (1.01%) RedDot
6 2 (1.01%) Actimize
7 1 (0.51%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.51%) Appcelerator
7 1 (0.51%) Sony
7 1 (0.51%) BT
7 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
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