The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 25 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
England / East of England
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 121 133
Rank change year-on-year -8 +12  
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 2 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.095% 0.039% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.049% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Median daily rate £80 £375 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -78.66% -21.87%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
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 of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1765 2053 2168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 83.89% 79.08% 78.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1079 1220 1222
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 118 170
Median hourly rate £36.00 £27.38 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.48% -15.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £12.78 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

Usability Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Usability Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Usability Testing in the East of England

Usability Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Usability Testing in the East of England

Usability Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 25 April 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
Cambridgeshire +7 1 £80 -78.66% 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Usability Testing
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 East of England region with a requirement for Usability Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) HL7
2 1 (33.33%) Atlassian
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) TestComplete
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) React
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (33.33%) Lorenzo
2 1 (33.33%) Wireframes
2 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
2 1 (33.33%) TestRail
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing

Usability Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Lorenzo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) TestComplete
1 1 (33.33%) TestRail
General
1 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) HL7
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Atlassian
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle