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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Usability Testing
Rank 476 496 509
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +13
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 136 98 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.18% 0.092%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.24% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 70 28
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£388 £406 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £520 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.43 - £13.00
UK excluding London average 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
42640 40307 34513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.39% 74.95% 73.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 26680 25279 20562
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1247 1176 1030
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.99 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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 +23 131 £388 -4.61% 26
London +17 75 £381 -15.27% 10
City of London +27 22 £413 +6.45% 1
South West +28 18 £400 - 1
Yorkshire - 11 £300 - 3
South East -32 10 £406 +4.83% 3
West Yorkshire - 9 £260 -
Devon - 8 - -
Exeter - 8 - -
Gloucestershire - 6 £388 - 1
East Midlands - 6 £300 - 2
East of England +8 5 £490 +60.00%
Nottinghamshire - 5 £300 - 1
Essex - 5 £490 -
Bradford - 5 £200 -
Gloucester - 4 £388 -
Leeds - 4 £450 -
Nottingham - 4 £300 -
Worthing - 4 - -
West Sussex - 4 - -
North West - 4 £413 - 4
Wales -3 3 £475 +26.66%
Manchester - 3 £300 - 3
New Malden - 3 £275 -
Bristol - 3 £400 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 - -
South Wales 0 2 £475 +26.66%
West Midlands -16 2 £373 +27.35% 1
Wimbledon - 2 £306 -
East Sussex - 2 £388 -

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

1 183 (72.62%) User Experience
2 148 (58.73%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (29.37%) HTML
4 72 (28.57%) CSS
5 66 (26.19%) Human Factors
6 63 (25.00%) Degree
7 61 (24.21%) Analytical Skills
8 53 (21.03%) JavaScript
9 51 (20.24%) Axure RP
10 46 (18.25%) Market Research
11 43 (17.06%) Information Architecture
12 41 (16.27%) Psychology
13 30 (11.90%) HTML5
14 29 (11.51%) Photoshop
15 28 (11.11%) Finance
16 24 (9.52%) E-Commerce
16 24 (9.52%) Android
16 24 (9.52%) Security Cleared
17 23 (9.13%) Mobile App
18 22 (8.73%) Analytics
18 22 (8.73%) CSS3
19 21 (8.33%) Customer Insight
19 21 (8.33%) jQuery
19 21 (8.33%) Adobe Illustrator
20 20 (7.94%) Adobe
20 20 (7.94%) Web Services
21 19 (7.54%) Apple iOS
22 18 (7.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
22 18 (7.14%) Scrum
23 17 (6.75%) Web Design

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 9 (3.57%) CMS
2 5 (1.98%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.40%) IIS
4 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 29 (11.51%) Photoshop
2 21 (8.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (5.95%) OmniGraffle
3 15 (5.95%) MS Visio
4 11 (4.37%) Fireworks
5 10 (3.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.79%) MS Excel
7 1 (0.40%) InDesign
7 1 (0.40%) MS Project
7 1 (0.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.57%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.40%) SaaS
3 1 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.40%) GitHub
3 1 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.38%) HTTP
2 2 (0.79%) Intranet
2 2 (0.79%) Internet
3 1 (0.40%) MVNO
3 1 (0.40%) GPRS
3 1 (0.40%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.56%) SQLite
2 11 (4.37%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 51 (20.24%) Axure RP
2 18 (7.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 8 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.19%) JIRA
4 3 (1.19%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.79%) Selenium
5 2 (0.79%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.40%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.40%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.40%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.40%) SpecFlow
General
1 28 (11.11%) Finance
2 17 (6.75%) Marketing
3 9 (3.57%) Retail
4 6 (2.38%) Banking
5 5 (1.98%) Publishing
6 3 (1.19%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.79%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 84 (33.33%) Designer
2 56 (22.22%) UX Designer
3 30 (11.90%) User Experience Researcher
4 28 (11.11%) Developer
5 22 (8.73%) Senior Designer
6 21 (8.33%) Senior UX Designer
7 20 (7.94%) Analyst
8 14 (5.56%) Android Developer
9 12 (4.76%) Architect
9 12 (4.76%) Consultant
10 11 (4.37%) Test Analyst
10 11 (4.37%) Web Designer
11 10 (3.97%) UI Designer
11 10 (3.97%) User Experience Architect
12 9 (3.57%) Lead Designer
13 8 (3.17%) User Experience Consultant
13 8 (3.17%) Senior Architect
14 6 (2.38%) Front-End Developer
14 6 (2.38%) Web Developer
14 6 (2.38%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (29.37%) HTML
2 72 (28.57%) CSS
3 30 (11.90%) HTML5
4 22 (8.73%) CSS3
5 21 (8.33%) jQuery
6 20 (7.94%) Web Services
7 10 (3.97%) Ajax
8 8 (3.17%) AngularJS
8 8 (3.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (2.78%) .NET
10 5 (1.98%) Flash
10 5 (1.98%) Backbone.js
11 4 (1.59%) KnockoutJS
12 3 (1.19%) LESS
13 2 (0.79%) DHTML
13 2 (0.79%) XHTML
13 2 (0.79%) J2ME
13 2 (0.79%) XML
14 1 (0.40%) XSL
14 1 (0.40%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 183 (72.62%) User Experience
2 66 (26.19%) Human Factors
3 61 (24.21%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (16.27%) Psychology
5 23 (9.13%) Mobile App
6 12 (4.76%) RIA
6 12 (4.76%) Open Source
7 7 (2.78%) W3C
8 6 (2.38%) Visualisation
8 6 (2.38%) Mobile Payment
9 4 (1.59%) iPhone
9 4 (1.59%) Handset
9 4 (1.59%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.59%) Graphic Design
10 3 (1.19%) Statistics
11 2 (0.79%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.79%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.79%) Informatics
11 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.40%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.52%) Android
2 19 (7.54%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.38%) Windows
4 4 (1.59%) webOS
5 1 (0.40%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (58.73%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (18.25%) Market Research
3 43 (17.06%) Information Architecture
4 24 (9.52%) E-Commerce
5 22 (8.73%) Analytics
6 21 (8.33%) Customer Insight
7 18 (7.14%) Scrum
8 17 (6.75%) Web Design
8 17 (6.75%) Project Management
9 14 (5.56%) Rapid Prototyping
9 14 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (5.56%) Android Development
10 12 (4.76%) iOS Development
10 12 (4.76%) UX Design
10 12 (4.76%) Competitor Analysis
10 12 (4.76%) Web Development
11 11 (4.37%) Regression Testing
11 11 (4.37%) Product Management
12 10 (3.97%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (3.97%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (21.03%) JavaScript
2 9 (3.57%) SQL
3 3 (1.19%) Java
4 1 (0.40%) C#
4 1 (0.40%) PHP
4 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.40%) Python
4 1 (0.40%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 63 (25.00%) Degree
2 24 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.97%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.79%) BC Cleared
4 2 (0.79%) HND
5 1 (0.40%) PhD
5 1 (0.40%) ISEB
5 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.78%) QA
2 2 (0.79%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.79%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.40%) Puppet
1 1 (0.40%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 20 (7.94%) Adobe
2 12 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.57%) Google
4 4 (1.59%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.19%) Teradata
5 3 (1.19%) Rackspace
5 3 (1.19%) Oracle
6 2 (0.79%) SAP
6 2 (0.79%) IBM
6 2 (0.79%) VMware
7 1 (0.40%) HP
7 1 (0.40%) Apple
7 1 (0.40%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.40%) iRise
7 1 (0.40%) Tealeaf
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