Period
to 18 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 18 August 2019 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 479 541 498
Rank change year-on-year +62 -43 +2
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 335 341 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.36% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.42% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 226 209
England median daily rate £450 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% -2.22%
10th Percentile £350 £338 £325
90th Percentile £550 £531 £553
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
England median hourly rate £54.50 £40.27 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.34% -19.47% +193.13%
UK median hourly rate £54.50 £40.27 £50.00
% change year-on-year +35.34% -19.47% +193.13%

Usability Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 71,851 81,632 76,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.16% 86.76% 86.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,747 54,350 50,505
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,006 2,206 1,901
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.28% -10.42% +2.13%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.65 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +17.38% -16.00% +6.12%

Usability Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Usability Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Usability Testing in England

Usability Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Usability Testing in England

Usability Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Usability Testing in England over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Usability Testing in England

Usability Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Usability Testing in England

Usability Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Usability Testing in England over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Usability Testing in England

Usability Testing
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 18 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +108 192 £475 +5.56% 21
North of England 0 55 £450 +5.88% 22
South East -9 42 £450 +0.96% 7
Midlands +21 31 £440 -2.22% 7
Yorkshire +12 24 £500 +17.65% 7
West Midlands +25 18 £425 +7.94% 3
North East +13 17 £431 -5.22% 1
North West +1 14 £430 +1.18% 14
South West -17 14 £350 -9.68% 3
East Midlands +9 13 £475 - 4
East of England +21 2 £258 -41.81% 1
Usability Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Usability Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Usability Testing.

1 208 (62.09%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (56.42%) User Experience
3 105 (31.34%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 102 (30.45%) Wireframes
5 99 (29.55%) Sketch
6 92 (27.46%) Service Design
7 85 (25.37%) Problem-Solving
8 84 (25.07%) Customer Insight
9 83 (24.78%) Prototyping
10 72 (21.49%) Analytics
11 70 (20.90%) User Stories
12 62 (18.51%) Scrum
13 60 (17.91%) Quantitative Research
14 58 (17.31%) Decision-Making
15 56 (16.72%) Qualitative Research
15 56 (16.72%) Adobe
16 55 (16.42%) HTML
16 55 (16.42%) Degree
17 54 (16.12%) Finance
18 50 (14.93%) Information Architecture
18 50 (14.93%) Axure RP
19 49 (14.63%) Psychology
19 49 (14.63%) Workshop Facilitation
20 47 (14.03%) CSS
21 45 (13.43%) JIRA
21 45 (13.43%) InVision
22 39 (11.64%) Public Sector
23 33 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
23 33 (9.85%) Ethnography
24 31 (9.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud

Usability Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 23 (6.87%) Confluence
2 4 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (1.19%) CMS
3 2 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 99 (29.55%) Sketch
2 45 (13.43%) InVision
3 27 (8.06%) Photoshop
4 13 (3.88%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (2.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 10 (2.99%) Zeplin
6 7 (2.09%) Figma
7 6 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (1.49%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (1.19%) MS Visio
9 4 (1.19%) UXPin
10 3 (0.90%) Adobe XD
10 3 (0.90%) FreeHand
11 2 (0.60%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
12 1 (0.30%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.30%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 31 (9.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 7 (2.09%) Google Analytics
2 7 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.79%) Adobe Analytics
4 4 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.90%) Lucidchart
6 2 (0.60%) Heroku
6 2 (0.60%) Office 365
7 1 (0.30%) Google Docs
7 1 (0.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.30%) HTTP
1 1 (0.30%) Internet
1 1 (0.30%) ISDN
1 1 (0.30%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (0.90%) Cosmos DB
2 3 (0.90%) NoSQL
2 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.60%) Big Data
3 2 (0.60%) Blockchain
3 2 (0.60%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.60%) DataStage
3 2 (0.60%) DTS
3 2 (0.60%) InfluxDB
3 2 (0.60%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.60%) MySQL
3 2 (0.60%) Redis
Development Applications
1 50 (14.93%) Axure RP
2 45 (13.43%) JIRA
3 29 (8.66%) Selenium
4 11 (3.28%) SoapUI
5 10 (2.99%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 9 (2.69%) Cucumber
7 8 (2.39%) Balsamiq
7 8 (2.39%) NUnit
8 7 (2.09%) SpecFlow
9 4 (1.19%) FitNesse
9 4 (1.19%) HP UFT
9 4 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.90%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.90%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.60%) Appium
11 2 (0.60%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.30%) Bugzilla
12 1 (0.30%) Dreamweaver
12 1 (0.30%) Zephyr
General
1 54 (16.12%) Finance
2 39 (11.64%) Public Sector
3 23 (6.87%) Retail
4 21 (6.27%) Marketing
5 8 (2.39%) Banking
6 5 (1.49%) Legal
7 3 (0.90%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.60%) Electronics
8 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.60%) Military
9 1 (0.30%) Billing
9 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.30%) Local Government
9 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
9 1 (0.30%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 130 (38.81%) Designer
2 115 (34.33%) User Researcher
3 94 (28.06%) UX Designer
4 28 (8.36%) UI Designer
5 26 (7.76%) User Experience Researcher
6 21 (6.27%) Developer
6 21 (6.27%) Senior Designer
7 20 (5.97%) Digital User Researcher
8 17 (5.07%) Senior User Researcher
9 14 (4.18%) Senior UX Designer
9 14 (4.18%) UI/UX Designer
10 11 (3.28%) Mobile Designer
10 11 (3.28%) Mobile UX Designer
11 10 (2.99%) Digital Designer
12 9 (2.69%) Software Developer
13 8 (2.39%) Developer in Test
13 8 (2.39%) Tester
14 7 (2.09%) Analyst
14 7 (2.09%) Senior Digital User Researcher
14 7 (2.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (16.42%) HTML
2 47 (14.03%) CSS
3 19 (5.67%) .NET
4 16 (4.78%) Web Services
5 14 (4.18%) RESTful
6 12 (3.58%) SOAP
7 11 (3.28%) JSON
7 11 (3.28%) XML
8 10 (2.99%) Ajax
9 8 (2.39%) HTML5
9 8 (2.39%) WPF
10 7 (2.09%) CSS3
10 7 (2.09%) Gherkin
10 7 (2.09%) jQuery
10 7 (2.09%) XML Messaging
11 6 (1.79%) Handlebars
12 4 (1.19%) Sass
12 4 (1.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (1.19%) WSDL
12 4 (1.19%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 189 (56.42%) User Experience
2 33 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (6.27%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.69%) W3C
5 8 (2.39%) Animation
6 5 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.90%) Graphic Design
7 3 (0.90%) RIA
8 2 (0.60%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.60%) iPad
8 2 (0.60%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.60%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.30%) Blog
9 1 (0.30%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.30%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.30%) Social Media
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.27%) Apple iOS
2 20 (5.97%) Android
3 8 (2.39%) Windows
4 2 (0.60%) Linux
4 2 (0.60%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (62.09%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (31.34%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 102 (30.45%) Wireframes
4 92 (27.46%) Service Design
5 85 (25.37%) Problem-Solving
6 84 (25.07%) Customer Insight
7 83 (24.78%) Prototyping
8 72 (21.49%) Analytics
9 70 (20.90%) User Stories
10 62 (18.51%) Scrum
11 60 (17.91%) Quantitative Research
12 58 (17.31%) Decision-Making
13 56 (16.72%) Qualitative Research
14 50 (14.93%) Information Architecture
15 49 (14.63%) Psychology
15 49 (14.63%) Workshop Facilitation
16 33 (9.85%) Ethnography
17 31 (9.25%) Collaborative Working
17 31 (9.25%) Test Automation
18 30 (8.96%) Ergonomics
Programming Languages
1 30 (8.96%) JavaScript
2 17 (5.07%) Java
3 16 (4.78%) SQL
4 12 (3.58%) C#
5 7 (2.09%) PHP
6 6 (1.79%) C
6 6 (1.79%) Python
6 6 (1.79%) Scala
7 4 (1.19%) Groovy
7 4 (1.19%) Ruby
8 2 (0.60%) VB
9 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.30%) R
Qualifications
1 55 (16.42%) Degree
2 13 (3.88%) SC Cleared
2 13 (3.88%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (1.49%) ISEB
4 5 (1.49%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.60%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.60%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.30%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.07%) QA
2 8 (2.39%) Actionable Recommendations
3 3 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (0.60%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.60%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 56 (16.72%) Adobe
2 21 (6.27%) Atlassian
3 8 (2.39%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.39%) Telerik
4 6 (1.79%) ClickTale
4 6 (1.79%) Google
4 6 (1.79%) HP
4 6 (1.79%) Oracle
5 3 (0.90%) VocaLink
6 2 (0.60%) Hotjar
6 2 (0.60%) SAP
6 2 (0.60%) Teradata
7 1 (0.30%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.30%) IBM