Period
to 20 February 2020

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 20 February 2020 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 455 470 545
Rank change year-on-year +15 +75 -64
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 245 428 348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.47% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.54% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 264 238
England median daily rate £450 £450 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.35% +1.17%
10th Percentile £315 £363 £338
90th Percentile £550 £513 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
England median hourly rate - £35.00 £27.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +29.10% -1.95%
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £35.00 £27.11
% change year-on-year -31.43% +29.10% -1.95%

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 53,015 79,539 80,598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.22% 87.56% 86.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 34,714 53,175 54,295
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £291 £305 £288
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,696 2,004 1,963
England median hourly rate £22.86 £23.86 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% -0.59% -2.04%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £23.35 £23.86 £23.50
% change year-on-year -2.13% +1.52% -3.73%

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 20 February 2020.

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
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 20 February 2020. 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 +81 139 £475 +5.44% 19
North of England -15 34 £474 +11.53% 4
South East +38 25 £438 -2.78% 9
West Midlands +34 19 £425 -3.68% 2
Midlands +19 19 £425 -10.53% 4
North West +6 17 £498 +15.48% 2
Yorkshire +49 12 £433 +1.76% 2
South West +15 12 £413 -1.49% 3
East of England +43 9 £425 - 1
North East -13 5 £440 +3.53%
Usability Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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.

1 131 (53.47%) User Experience
2 127 (51.84%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (40.82%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 75 (30.61%) Service Design
5 60 (24.49%) Public Sector
6 54 (22.04%) Wireframes
7 53 (21.63%) Problem-Solving
8 50 (20.41%) Customer Insight
9 48 (19.59%) Sketch
10 42 (17.14%) User Stories
11 40 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
12 39 (15.92%) Analytics
13 37 (15.10%) Degree
14 34 (13.88%) Qualitative Research
14 34 (13.88%) InVision
15 32 (13.06%) Scrum
16 30 (12.24%) Ergonomics
16 30 (12.24%) Decision-Making
16 30 (12.24%) Quantitative Research
17 29 (11.84%) Human Factors
18 27 (11.02%) Actionable Insight
19 26 (10.61%) Ethnography
20 25 (10.20%) Workshop Facilitation
21 24 (9.80%) Prototyping
21 24 (9.80%) Security Cleared
22 23 (9.39%) JIRA
22 23 (9.39%) Psychology
23 22 (8.98%) HTML
23 22 (8.98%) Finance
24 21 (8.57%) Collaborative Working

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 13 (5.31%) CMS
1 13 (5.31%) Confluence
2 3 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 48 (19.59%) Sketch
2 34 (13.88%) InVision
3 17 (6.94%) MS Visio
3 17 (6.94%) OmniGraffle
4 12 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (3.67%) Photoshop
6 4 (1.63%) Adobe XD
6 4 (1.63%) UXPin
7 2 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.82%) Figma
7 2 (0.82%) Zeplin
8 1 (0.41%) InDesign
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
8 1 (0.41%) UserZoom
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 4 (1.63%) Slack
3 2 (0.82%) Azure
4 1 (0.41%) AWS
4 1 (0.41%) Heroku
4 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.82%) Intranet
2 1 (0.41%) Broadband
2 1 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.41%) Blockchain
1 1 (0.41%) Data Lake
1 1 (0.41%) DTS
1 1 (0.41%) InfluxDB
1 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.41%) MySQL
1 1 (0.41%) Redis
1 1 (0.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (9.39%) JIRA
2 17 (6.94%) Axure RP
3 9 (3.67%) Selenium
4 7 (2.86%) Cucumber
5 6 (2.45%) REST Assured
6 5 (2.04%) Balsamiq
7 3 (1.22%) Bugzilla
8 2 (0.82%) Babel
8 2 (0.82%) Grunt
8 2 (0.82%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.82%) Mocha
8 2 (0.82%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.82%) TestRail
9 1 (0.41%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.41%) Gatling
9 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.41%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.41%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 60 (24.49%) Public Sector
2 22 (8.98%) Finance
3 18 (7.35%) Telecoms
4 14 (5.71%) Local Government
4 14 (5.71%) Marketing
5 9 (3.67%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.86%) Electronics
7 4 (1.63%) Banking
7 4 (1.63%) Military
8 3 (1.22%) Legal
8 3 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.82%) Advertising
9 2 (0.82%) Games
10 1 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Retail
10 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 99 (40.41%) Designer
2 90 (36.73%) User Researcher
3 71 (28.98%) UX Designer
4 21 (8.57%) UI Designer
5 20 (8.16%) UI/UX Designer
6 17 (6.94%) Digital Designer
7 16 (6.53%) User Experience Researcher
8 13 (5.31%) Analyst
8 13 (5.31%) Senior Designer
9 12 (4.90%) Senior UX Designer
10 10 (4.08%) Developer
10 10 (4.08%) Senior User Researcher
11 8 (3.27%) Data Manager
11 8 (3.27%) Digital User Researcher
11 8 (3.27%) Digital UX Designer
11 8 (3.27%) Systems Manager
11 8 (3.27%) Test Analyst
12 6 (2.45%) Consultant
12 6 (2.45%) User Experience Consultant
13 5 (2.04%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.98%) HTML
2 20 (8.16%) CSS
3 9 (3.67%) RESTful
4 7 (2.86%) Web Services
5 6 (2.45%) Gherkin
6 5 (2.04%) JSON
6 5 (2.04%) React
7 4 (1.63%) Material Design
8 3 (1.22%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.22%) SOAP
8 3 (1.22%) XML
9 2 (0.82%) Chai
9 2 (0.82%) CSS3
9 2 (0.82%) Handlebars
9 2 (0.82%) HTML5
9 2 (0.82%) JSLint
9 2 (0.82%) LESS
9 2 (0.82%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (0.82%) Sass
9 2 (0.82%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 131 (53.47%) User Experience
2 40 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.49%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.45%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.63%) NHS
6 3 (1.22%) Graphic Design
7 2 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.41%) Blog
8 1 (0.41%) Photography
8 1 (0.41%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.12%) Android
1 15 (6.12%) Apple iOS
2 8 (3.27%) Windows
3 1 (0.41%) Linux
3 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (51.84%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (40.82%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 75 (30.61%) Service Design
4 54 (22.04%) Wireframes
5 53 (21.63%) Problem-Solving
6 50 (20.41%) Customer Insight
7 42 (17.14%) User Stories
8 39 (15.92%) Analytics
9 34 (13.88%) Qualitative Research
10 32 (13.06%) Scrum
11 30 (12.24%) Decision-Making
11 30 (12.24%) Ergonomics
11 30 (12.24%) Quantitative Research
12 29 (11.84%) Human Factors
13 27 (11.02%) Actionable Insight
14 26 (10.61%) Ethnography
15 25 (10.20%) Workshop Facilitation
16 24 (9.80%) Prototyping
17 23 (9.39%) Psychology
18 21 (8.57%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.35%) JavaScript
2 11 (4.49%) Java
3 6 (2.45%) Groovy
3 6 (2.45%) Scala
4 5 (2.04%) C
4 5 (2.04%) Ruby
5 4 (1.63%) Python
6 3 (1.22%) PHP
7 2 (0.82%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (0.41%) C#
8 1 (0.41%) SQL
8 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (15.10%) Degree
2 24 (9.80%) Security Cleared
3 20 (8.16%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.22%) DBS Check
4 3 (1.22%) Postgraduate
5 2 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.41%) ISEB
6 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.67%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) Actionable Recommendations
2 2 (0.82%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (6.94%) Adobe
2 12 (4.90%) Atlassian
3 9 (3.67%) Microsoft
4 7 (2.86%) SAP
5 6 (2.45%) Pega
6 1 (0.41%) HP
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle