The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Usability Testing
England / East Midlands
Rank 93 96 92
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4  
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 6 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.41% 0.062% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.077% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Median daily rate £288 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.85% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £350 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £388 £380
% change year-on-year +9.03% +1.97%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 East Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1184 1297 1240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 80.65% 80.26% 77.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 806 697
Median daily rate £380 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.93% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 42
Median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.57% +118.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £12.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £43.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Usability Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 East Midlands

Usability Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Usability Testing in the East Midlands

Usability Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Usability Testing in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Usability Testing in the East Midlands

Usability Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Usability Testing within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire +3 3 £250 -28.57% 3
Northamptonshire - 2 £363 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Usability Testing
England

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Usability Testing.

1 9 (90.00%) User Experience
2 5 (50.00%) Degree
3 4 (40.00%) Content Management
3 4 (40.00%) Social Media
3 4 (40.00%) HTML
3 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (40.00%) CSS
3 4 (40.00%) CMS
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) Information Security
4 3 (30.00%) VLE
4 3 (30.00%) Service Management
4 3 (30.00%) ITSM
4 3 (30.00%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (30.00%) Blackboard
4 3 (30.00%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (30.00%) Statistics
5 2 (20.00%) Marketing
5 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (20.00%) Psychology
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) UserZoom
5 2 (20.00%) Cognitive Psychology
6 1 (10.00%) Service Design
6 1 (10.00%) Wireframes
6 1 (10.00%) Prototyping
6 1 (10.00%) Guerrilla Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Guerrilla Research

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) UserZoom
2 1 (10.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Extranet
1 1 (10.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) Android Studio
3 1 (10.00%) Axure RP
3 1 (10.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (10.00%) Gradle
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) JUnit
3 1 (10.00%) Robolectric
3 1 (10.00%) Robotium
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) User Experience Researcher
2 2 (20.00%) Communications Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) IT Communications Manager
2 2 (20.00%) IT Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Android Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Communications Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Digital User Researcher
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Android Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Magento Developer
3 1 (10.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (10.00%) PHP Magento Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Android Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) User Experience Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) CSS
1 4 (40.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) CSS3
2 1 (10.00%) HTML5
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (90.00%) User Experience
2 4 (40.00%) Social Media
3 3 (30.00%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (30.00%) VLE
4 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (10.00%) Fintech
4 1 (10.00%) Graphic Design
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (10.00%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Content Management
1 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (30.00%) Information Security
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) ITSM
2 3 (30.00%) Service Management
2 3 (30.00%) Statistics
3 2 (20.00%) Cognitive Psychology
3 2 (20.00%) Psychology
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Ethnography
4 1 (10.00%) Guerrilla Research
4 1 (10.00%) Guerrilla Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Prototyping
4 1 (10.00%) Remote Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Service Design
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (10.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) PHP
1 1 (10.00%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Blackboard
2 1 (10.00%) Adobe
2 1 (10.00%) Zend