The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 30 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.

Usability Testing
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 89 -
Rank change year-on-year +18 -  
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.22% 0.066% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.080% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £363 £225 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.11% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £390 £363
% change year-on-year +7.69% +7.58%  
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 Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 780 1256 1188
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.69% 82.74% 81.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 706 673
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £294 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 13
Median hourly rate £15.18 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.07% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.12 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Usability Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

Usability Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Usability Testing in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Usability Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Rapid Prototyping
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) Sass
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (66.67%) User Experience
2 2 (66.67%) Prototyping
2 2 (66.67%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
2 2 (66.67%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
3 1 (33.33%) Ethnography
3 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (33.33%) Service Design
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Customer Insight
3 1 (33.33%) Human Factors
3 1 (33.33%) Quantitative Analysis

Usability Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Senior User Experience Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) User Experience Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
1 2 (66.67%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
2 2 (66.67%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
2 2 (66.67%) Prototyping
2 2 (66.67%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Customer Insight
3 1 (33.33%) Ethnography
3 1 (33.33%) Human Factors
3 1 (33.33%) Quantitative Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Service Design
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland