The first table below looks at the demand for Usability Testing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Usability Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Usability Testing
Rank 703 698 680
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -18
Permanent jobs citing Usability Testing 211 177 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.21% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 182 135 190
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,450
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,500 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £34,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+16.17% -20.93%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94009 85540 91016
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.38% 78.78% 77.51%
Number of salaries quoted 75646 69804 77415
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% +0.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

Usability Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Usability Testing within the UK.

Usability Testing Salary Trend in the UK

Usability Testing
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Usability Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 within the UK.

Usability Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

Usability Testing
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Usability Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 198 £47,500 +18.75% 11
London -1 131 £55,000 +19.56% 7
South East -19 27 £30,000 -3.22% 1
City of London -12 21 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Scotland +9 12 £36,500 +1.38% 2
East of England -9 12 £40,000 -11.11% 1
East Sussex - 12 £30,000 -
Glasgow - 12 £36,500 - 2
Brighton - 12 £30,000 -
Yorkshire -40 9 £42,500 +29.77% 1
Hertfordshire -12 8 £40,000 -23.80% 1
East Midlands -6 7 £52,454 +84.04%
North Yorkshire - 6 £42,500 - 1
Harrogate - 6 £42,500 - 1
Oxfordshire +5 5 £30,000 +9.09%
Hampshire -12 5 £38,750 +27.04% 1
Nottinghamshire - 5 £52,454 -
Oxford +6 4 £30,000 +9.09%
Berkshire +1 4 £40,000 -30.43%
North West -2 4 £45,000 -
Reading - 4 £40,000 -
Nottingham - 4 £52,454 -
Cambridge +2 3 £31,500 -19.23%
Cambridgeshire -2 3 £31,500 -7.35%
Basingstoke -6 3 £42,500 +41.66%
South West -11 3 £40,000 - 1
Leeds -53 3 £25,000 -23.66%
West Yorkshire -58 3 £25,000 -23.66%
Bristol - 3 £40,000 - 1
Cheshire -16 2 £45,000 -

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Usability Testing.

1 140 (32.18%) QA
2 124 (28.51%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (22.76%) HTML
4 98 (22.53%) User Stories
5 93 (21.38%) CSS
6 88 (20.23%) E-Commerce
7 85 (19.54%) Degree
8 80 (18.39%) JavaScript
9 76 (17.47%) Axure RP
10 72 (16.55%) SQL
10 72 (16.55%) Microsoft
11 69 (15.86%) .NET
11 69 (15.86%) SOAP
12 66 (15.17%) Selenium
13 65 (14.94%) Test Scripting
14 63 (14.48%) Marketing
14 63 (14.48%) Scrum
15 60 (13.79%) Photoshop
15 60 (13.79%) Analytics
16 53 (12.18%) Team Foundation Server
17 51 (11.72%) HTML5
18 49 (11.26%) Adobe
18 49 (11.26%) Salesforce.com
19 47 (10.80%) Finance
20 46 (10.57%) C#
20 46 (10.57%) Web Development
21 43 (9.89%) Web Services
21 43 (9.89%) QuickTest Pro
21 43 (9.89%) Android
22 42 (9.66%) OmniGraffle

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Usability Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (0.92%) CMS
2 3 (0.69%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.46%) Apache
4 1 (0.23%) Drupal
4 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 60 (13.79%) Photoshop
2 42 (9.66%) OmniGraffle
3 22 (5.06%) Adobe Illustrator
4 18 (4.14%) MS Excel
5 15 (3.45%) MS Office
6 12 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
7 11 (2.53%) MS Visio
8 7 (1.61%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 26 (5.98%) Google Analytics
2 4 (0.92%) Magento
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (8.05%) SaaS
2 25 (5.75%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.38%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.84%) ATM
2 4 (0.92%) Unified Communications
3 3 (0.69%) Extranet
3 3 (0.69%) Intranet
4 2 (0.46%) HTTP
4 2 (0.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.84%) Data Mining
3 7 (1.61%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.46%) MySQL
4 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 76 (17.47%) Axure RP
2 66 (15.17%) Selenium
3 53 (12.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (9.89%) QuickTest Pro
5 35 (8.05%) Cucumber
6 26 (5.98%) SoapUI
6 26 (5.98%) SpecFlow
7 24 (5.52%) Visual Studio
8 22 (5.06%) JIRA
9 19 (4.37%) FitNesse
10 14 (3.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 9 (2.07%) Calabash
11 9 (2.07%) Robotium
11 9 (2.07%) Xcode
12 8 (1.84%) Oracle Forms
12 8 (1.84%) TeamCity
13 7 (1.61%) JUnit
14 5 (1.15%) MSTest
15 4 (0.92%) TestDirector
15 4 (0.92%) Bugzilla
General
1 63 (14.48%) Marketing
2 47 (10.80%) Finance
3 39 (8.97%) Retail
4 17 (3.91%) Back Office
4 17 (3.91%) Advertising
5 12 (2.76%) Law
6 10 (2.30%) Publishing
7 8 (1.84%) Banking
8 5 (1.15%) Russian Language
8 5 (1.15%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.15%) Legal
9 3 (0.69%) Music Industry
9 3 (0.69%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.69%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.46%) Interactive Media
11 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 118 (27.13%) Designer
2 85 (19.54%) User Experience Designer
3 68 (15.63%) Analyst
4 48 (11.03%) Test Analyst
5 40 (9.20%) Architect
6 38 (8.74%) Developer
7 36 (8.28%) UI Designer
8 24 (5.52%) Senior Designer
9 23 (5.29%) Salesforce.com Architect
9 23 (5.29%) Technical Architect
10 22 (5.06%) User Experience Researcher
11 19 (4.37%) Tester
11 19 (4.37%) Agile Test Analyst
12 17 (3.91%) Consultant
13 16 (3.68%) Senior User Experience Designer
13 16 (3.68%) Interaction Designer
13 16 (3.68%) User Experience Architect
13 16 (3.68%) QA Engineer
13 16 (3.68%) Test Engineer
14 15 (3.45%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (22.76%) HTML
2 93 (21.38%) CSS
3 69 (15.86%) .NET
3 69 (15.86%) SOAP
4 51 (11.72%) HTML5
5 43 (9.89%) Web Services
6 42 (9.66%) CSS3
7 27 (6.21%) XML
8 26 (5.98%) Gherkin
9 25 (5.75%) jQuery
10 23 (5.29%) RESTful
10 23 (5.29%) WSDL
10 23 (5.29%) XSD
11 21 (4.83%) Ajax
12 19 (4.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 14 (3.22%) Flash
14 13 (2.99%) XHTML
15 12 (2.76%) WCF
16 10 (2.30%) .NET Framework
17 9 (2.07%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.36%) Mobile App
2 23 (5.29%) Social Media
3 22 (5.06%) Psychology
4 18 (4.14%) Human Factors
5 14 (3.22%) Digital Media
6 13 (2.99%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.76%) New Media
8 11 (2.53%) Mobile Payment
8 11 (2.53%) iPhone
8 11 (2.53%) Data Protection Act
8 11 (2.53%) W3C
9 10 (2.30%) Graphic Design
9 10 (2.30%) Visualisation
9 10 (2.30%) Open Source
10 9 (2.07%) Copywriting
10 9 (2.07%) Chip and PIN
11 8 (1.84%) EFT
11 8 (1.84%) iPad
12 7 (1.61%) Mathematics
13 6 (1.38%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 43 (9.89%) Android
2 41 (9.43%) Apple iOS
3 15 (3.45%) UNIX
4 12 (2.76%) Windows
5 7 (1.61%) Linux
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (28.51%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (22.53%) User Stories
3 88 (20.23%) E-Commerce
4 65 (14.94%) Test Scripting
5 63 (14.48%) Scrum
6 60 (13.79%) Analytics
7 46 (10.57%) Web Development
8 39 (8.97%) Automated Testing
9 36 (8.28%) Responsive Web Design
10 35 (8.05%) Unit Testing
10 35 (8.05%) User Acceptance Testing
10 35 (8.05%) SEO
11 33 (7.59%) Information Architecture
12 32 (7.36%) Integration Testing
12 32 (7.36%) Manual Testing
12 32 (7.36%) Test Strategy
13 28 (6.44%) Security Testing
13 28 (6.44%) Use Case
13 28 (6.44%) Test Automation
14 27 (6.21%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 80 (18.39%) JavaScript
2 72 (16.55%) SQL
3 46 (10.57%) C#
4 26 (5.98%) Java
5 24 (5.52%) T-SQL
6 15 (3.45%) PHP
7 12 (2.76%) C
8 9 (2.07%) Objective-C
8 9 (2.07%) C++
9 8 (1.84%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.46%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.46%) XAML
10 2 (0.46%) Ruby
10 2 (0.46%) PHP5
10 2 (0.46%) PHP4
11 1 (0.23%) VBScript
11 1 (0.23%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 85 (19.54%) Degree
2 30 (6.90%) ISTQB
3 27 (6.21%) ISEB
4 23 (5.29%) Security Cleared
5 11 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.38%) CIMA
6 6 (1.38%) ACCA
6 6 (1.38%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.92%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (32.18%) QA
2 1 (0.23%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 37 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 72 (16.55%) Microsoft
2 49 (11.26%) Adobe
2 49 (11.26%) Salesforce.com
3 33 (7.59%) Google
4 31 (7.13%) HP
5 18 (4.14%) Twitter
6 17 (3.91%) Oracle
7 8 (1.84%) Omniture
8 6 (1.38%) IBM
9 4 (0.92%) Zend
10 2 (0.46%) JBoss
11 1 (0.23%) iRise
11 1 (0.23%) Kony
11 1 (0.23%) Capita
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