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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Usability Testing
Rank 431 494 473
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -21
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 197 118 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.29% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 79 82
Average daily rate £425 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £300 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £512 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.59% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £24.23 - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £16.50

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
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Usability Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +75 193 £425 +6.25% 39
London +48 113 £450 +11.11% 23
South East +33 20 £375 +25.00% 5
West Midlands +5 18 £380 -10.58% 2
Shropshire - 17 £380 - 1
North East -21 16 £400 -15.78% 1
Telford - 16 £380 -
Tyne and Wear -27 15 £400 -15.78% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -31 14 £400 -15.78%
City of London +26 11 £456 +17.74% 7
South West +11 11 £375 +7.14% 1
Berkshire +16 10 £375 +25.00% 2
Reading +4 9 £375 +25.00% 1
Bristol +7 8 £375 - 1
Yorkshire -16 8 £450 +63.63% 2
West Yorkshire -6 7 £438 +59.09% 1
North West -22 6 £450 +26.76% 3
Leeds -9 5 £400 +45.45% 1
Scotland -1 4 £325 -67.50% 2
Manchester -18 4 £450 +38.46% 2
Staines - 3 - -
Surrey - 3 - -
Cheshire -7 2 £413 +7.14% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £400 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £400 -
Huddersfield - 2 £450 -
Oxfordshire +4 1 £325 +8.33%
Oxford +1 1 £325 +8.33%
Warrington -10 1 £350 -9.09%
Swindon - 1 £450 -

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 287 (79.94%) User Experience
2 208 (57.94%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (32.59%) Psychology
4 113 (31.48%) Human Factors
5 108 (30.08%) Ethnography
6 105 (29.25%) Analytical Skills
7 99 (27.58%) Degree
8 98 (27.30%) Market Research
9 82 (22.84%) HTML
10 75 (20.89%) Axure RP
11 61 (16.99%) Adobe
12 59 (16.43%) CSS
13 46 (12.81%) Information Architecture
14 45 (12.53%) Photoshop
15 43 (11.98%) Finance
16 41 (11.42%) Adobe Illustrator
16 41 (11.42%) JavaScript
17 36 (10.03%) Customer Insight
18 33 (9.19%) UX Design
19 32 (8.91%) Marketing
20 31 (8.64%) Banking
21 30 (8.36%) User Stories
21 30 (8.36%) Front End Development
22 28 (7.80%) Analytics
22 28 (7.80%) E-Commerce
23 27 (7.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
24 26 (7.24%) Mentoring
25 25 (6.96%) Web Design
26 24 (6.69%) Workflow
27 23 (6.41%) MS Visio

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 14 (3.90%) CMS
2 3 (0.84%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.56%) Confluence
4 1 (0.28%) Apache
4 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.28%) DNN
4 1 (0.28%) Drupal
4 1 (0.28%) IIS
4 1 (0.28%) Moodle
4 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 45 (12.53%) Photoshop
2 41 (11.42%) Adobe Illustrator
3 27 (7.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 23 (6.41%) MS Visio
5 11 (3.06%) OmniGraffle
6 10 (2.79%) InDesign
7 5 (1.39%) MS Office
8 2 (0.56%) MS Excel
9 1 (0.28%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) BigMachines
1 1 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.28%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.28%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.06%) Google Analytics
2 9 (2.51%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 6 (1.67%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.56%) SaaS
5 1 (0.28%) AdSense
5 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.79%) Internet
2 4 (1.11%) HTTP
3 3 (0.84%) FTP
3 3 (0.84%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.28%) Intranet
4 1 (0.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.51%) SQLite
2 3 (0.84%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 75 (20.89%) Axure RP
2 22 (6.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 10 (2.79%) FitNesse
3 10 (2.79%) SpecFlow
4 9 (2.51%) NCrunch
4 9 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.95%) WatiN
6 5 (1.39%) MSTest
6 5 (1.39%) Selenium
7 3 (0.84%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.84%) HP UFT
7 3 (0.84%) Introscope
7 3 (0.84%) JIRA
7 3 (0.84%) JProfiler
7 3 (0.84%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.84%) Rational Performance Tester
7 3 (0.84%) Toad
7 3 (0.84%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.56%) Grunt
8 2 (0.56%) SoapUI
General
1 43 (11.98%) Finance
2 32 (8.91%) Marketing
3 31 (8.64%) Banking
4 18 (5.01%) Retail
5 16 (4.46%) Back Office
5 16 (4.46%) Investment Banking
6 14 (3.90%) Legal
7 12 (3.34%) Advertising
8 6 (1.67%) Publishing
9 5 (1.39%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.39%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.84%) Games
11 2 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.28%) Automotive
12 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 146 (40.67%) User Researcher
2 107 (29.81%) Designer
3 93 (25.91%) UX Designer
4 63 (17.55%) User Experience Researcher
5 37 (10.31%) Digital User Researcher
6 32 (8.91%) Architect
7 29 (8.08%) User Experience Architect
8 19 (5.29%) Analyst
8 19 (5.29%) Photoshop Designer
9 18 (5.01%) Consultant
10 15 (4.18%) User Experience Consultant
11 11 (3.06%) Senior Architect
11 11 (3.06%) Senior User Experience Architect
11 11 (3.06%) Test Analyst
12 10 (2.79%) Developer
12 10 (2.79%) Senior Designer
12 10 (2.79%) Senior UX Designer
13 9 (2.51%) Senior User Experience Researcher
13 9 (2.51%) Senior User Researcher
14 8 (2.23%) Interface Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (22.84%) HTML
2 59 (16.43%) CSS
3 18 (5.01%) Flash
3 18 (5.01%) Web Services
4 11 (3.06%) HTML5
5 8 (2.23%) jQuery
6 7 (1.95%) .NET
6 7 (1.95%) CSS3
7 6 (1.67%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (1.39%) XHTML
9 4 (1.11%) Ajax
9 4 (1.11%) Middleware
10 3 (0.84%) JDBC
10 3 (0.84%) ODBC
10 3 (0.84%) XML
11 2 (0.56%) REST
11 2 (0.56%) SOAP
12 1 (0.28%) Gherkin
12 1 (0.28%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 287 (79.94%) User Experience
2 117 (32.59%) Psychology
3 105 (29.25%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (5.57%) Graphic Design
5 19 (5.29%) Mobile App
6 16 (4.46%) Fixed Income
7 13 (3.62%) RIA
8 12 (3.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (2.23%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.95%) Visualisation
11 6 (1.67%) Taxonomies
12 4 (1.11%) Mobile Payment
12 4 (1.11%) W3C
13 2 (0.56%) Smart Meter
13 2 (0.56%) Social Media
14 1 (0.28%) Data Conversion
14 1 (0.28%) iPad
14 1 (0.28%) Learning Management System
14 1 (0.28%) Online Banking
14 1 (0.28%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.57%) Android
2 11 (3.06%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.39%) Windows
4 4 (1.11%) Unix
5 3 (0.84%) Linux
5 3 (0.84%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (57.94%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (31.48%) Human Factors
3 108 (30.08%) Ethnography
4 98 (27.30%) Market Research
5 46 (12.81%) Information Architecture
6 36 (10.03%) Customer Insight
7 33 (9.19%) UX Design
8 30 (8.36%) Front End Development
8 30 (8.36%) User Stories
9 28 (7.80%) Analytics
9 28 (7.80%) E-Commerce
10 26 (7.24%) Mentoring
11 25 (6.96%) Web Design
12 24 (6.69%) Workflow
13 22 (6.13%) Responsive Web Design
13 22 (6.13%) Scrum
14 20 (5.57%) Project Management
15 19 (5.29%) Software Engineering
16 17 (4.74%) Product Management
16 17 (4.74%) Qualitative Research
Programming Languages
1 41 (11.42%) JavaScript
2 16 (4.46%) SQL
3 9 (2.51%) Java
4 3 (0.84%) C++
4 3 (0.84%) Shell Script
4 3 (0.84%) VB
5 1 (0.28%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.28%) C#
5 1 (0.28%) PHP
5 1 (0.28%) Python
Qualifications
1 99 (27.58%) Degree
2 21 (5.85%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.95%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.11%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (0.84%) ISEB
6 3 (0.84%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.28%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.13%) QA
2 6 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.56%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.84%) HP SiteScope
1 3 (0.84%) nmon
Vendors
1 61 (16.99%) Adobe
2 13 (3.62%) Microsoft
3 6 (1.67%) ClickTale
4 5 (1.39%) Google
5 3 (0.84%) Oracle
6 2 (0.56%) IBM
7 1 (0.28%) OpenText
7 1 (0.28%) RedDot
7 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.28%) Siebel
7 1 (0.28%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.28%) VMware
7 1 (0.28%) webMethods
London
Volt
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Hanover IT Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Tyne and Wear
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcestershire
ECOM
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago