The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Usability Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Usability Testing over the 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Usability Testing
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 143 173
Rank change year-on-year -11 +30  
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 8 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.25% 0.55% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.63% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 23
Median daily rate £475 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +21.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £276 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 -

Usability Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2753 3026 4468
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 86.11% 87.18% 82.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2102 2455 3454
Median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 38
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.92% -28.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

Usability Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Usability Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Usability Testing in the City of London

Usability Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Usability Testing in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Usability Testing in the City of London

Usability Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Usability Testing in the City of London over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Usability Testing in the City of London

Usability Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Usability Testing in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Usability Testing in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Usability Testing.

1 17 (94.44%) User Experience
2 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (55.56%) E-Commerce
4 6 (33.33%) Web Services
4 6 (33.33%) Degree
4 6 (33.33%) SQLite
4 6 (33.33%) Android
4 6 (33.33%) Android Development
5 5 (27.78%) Mobile App
5 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (27.78%) Open Source
5 5 (27.78%) Content Management
5 5 (27.78%) TDD
5 5 (27.78%) Legal
5 5 (27.78%) Ethnography
5 5 (27.78%) Ethnographic Research
5 5 (27.78%) Quantitative Research
6 4 (22.22%) Remote Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (22.22%) Web Analytics
6 4 (22.22%) Analytics
7 3 (16.67%) Service Design
7 3 (16.67%) Wireframes
7 3 (16.67%) Prototyping
8 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (11.11%) User Stories
8 2 (11.11%) Information Architecture
8 2 (11.11%) Project Management
8 2 (11.11%) Customer Insight
8 2 (11.11%) CSS

Usability Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (5.56%) Fireworks
1 1 (5.56%) InVision
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.56%) OmniGraffle
1 1 (5.56%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQLite
2 1 (5.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Axure RP
1 1 (5.56%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (5.56%) Mechanoid
1 1 (5.56%) Robolectric
1 1 (5.56%) Robotium
General
1 5 (27.78%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Android Developer
1 6 (33.33%) Designer
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) User Experience Researcher
2 5 (27.78%) User Researcher
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Android Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Developer
3 4 (22.22%) UX Designer
4 2 (11.11%) Digital Designer
4 2 (11.11%) Digital UX Designer
4 2 (11.11%) Lead Android Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Interaction Designer
5 1 (5.56%) Quantitative Researcher
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Designer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Interaction Designer
5 1 (5.56%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) CSS
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) ActionBarSherlock
3 1 (5.56%) Ajax
3 1 (5.56%) Android SDK
3 1 (5.56%) Apache Flex
3 1 (5.56%) DHTML
3 1 (5.56%) Flash
3 1 (5.56%) Material Design
Miscellaneous
1 17 (94.44%) User Experience
2 5 (27.78%) Mobile App
3 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (5.56%) Interactive TV
4 1 (5.56%) IVR
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) E-Commerce
3 6 (33.33%) Android Development
4 5 (27.78%) Content Management
4 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (27.78%) Ethnographic Research
4 5 (27.78%) Ethnography
4 5 (27.78%) Open Source
4 5 (27.78%) Quantitative Research
4 5 (27.78%) TDD
5 4 (22.22%) Analytics
5 4 (22.22%) Remote Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (22.22%) Web Analytics
6 3 (16.67%) Prototyping
6 3 (16.67%) Service Design
6 3 (16.67%) Wireframes
7 2 (11.11%) Customer Insight
7 2 (11.11%) Information Architecture
7 2 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Google
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
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