Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 521 504 589
Rank change year-on-year -17 +85 -1
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 325 397 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.40% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.48% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 261 170
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £310
90th Percentile £556 £541 £550
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
England median hourly rate £38.56 - £24.23
UK median hourly rate £38.56 - £24.23

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 79501 82625 86049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.69% 84.18% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53476 55123 56736
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1856 2135 2506
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -57 143 £450 +5.88% 10
North of England +58 65 £434 +2.06% 2
South East +23 48 £450 +12.50% 1
Midlands 0 38 £425 +1.61% 2
North East +94 34 £430 - 1
Yorkshire -6 26 £425 -2.86% 1
West Midlands +2 25 £481 +20.31%
South West +8 19 £425 -9.33% 1
East Midlands +16 13 £350 -22.22% 2
North West +24 8 £525 +23.53%
East of England -18 8 £475 -9.52% 1
Usability Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 England region with a requirement for Usability Testing.

1 207 (63.69%) User Experience
2 191 (58.77%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (32.92%) Degree
4 100 (30.77%) Service Design
5 99 (30.46%) Analytical Skills
6 95 (29.23%) Analytics
7 91 (28.00%) Psychology
8 88 (27.08%) Ethnography
9 83 (25.54%) Market Research
10 75 (23.08%) Qualitative Research
10 75 (23.08%) Prototyping
11 73 (22.46%) Quantitative Research
12 72 (22.15%) Wireframes
13 70 (21.54%) Human Factors
14 68 (20.92%) Customer Insight
15 60 (18.46%) Actionable Insight
16 57 (17.54%) HTML
17 55 (16.92%) CSS
18 43 (13.23%) Actionable Customer Insight
18 43 (13.23%) Axure RP
19 40 (12.31%) Scrum
19 40 (12.31%) Guerrilla Research
19 40 (12.31%) Cognitive Psychology
20 39 (12.00%) User Stories
21 38 (11.69%) Information Architecture
22 37 (11.38%) Web Analytics
23 30 (9.23%) JavaScript
23 30 (9.23%) Data Analytics
24 28 (8.62%) Mentoring
25 26 (8.00%) Adobe

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 9 (2.77%) Confluence
2 4 (1.23%) CMS
3 1 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.31%) Drupal
3 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (5.23%) InVision
1 17 (5.23%) Photoshop
2 13 (4.00%) OmniGraffle
3 10 (3.08%) UserZoom
4 7 (2.15%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (2.15%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.31%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.31%) InDesign
6 1 (0.31%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.31%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.38%) Google Analytics
2 8 (2.46%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 7 (2.15%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.62%) BrowserStack
4 2 (0.62%) GitHub
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.31%) G Suite
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.31%) Office 365
5 1 (0.31%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.46%) SMS
2 2 (0.62%) HTTP
3 1 (0.31%) Internet
Development Applications
1 43 (13.23%) Axure RP
2 14 (4.31%) JIRA
3 12 (3.69%) Selenium
4 8 (2.46%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 7 (2.15%) SoapUI
6 4 (1.23%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.62%) NUnit
8 1 (0.31%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.31%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.31%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.31%) Mocha
8 1 (0.31%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (5.23%) Finance
2 12 (3.69%) Banking
3 10 (3.08%) Marketing
3 10 (3.08%) Retail
4 9 (2.77%) Games
5 4 (1.23%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.92%) German Language
7 2 (0.62%) Legal
7 2 (0.62%) Publishing
8 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Law
8 1 (0.31%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 139 (42.77%) User Researcher
2 86 (26.46%) Designer
3 68 (20.92%) UX Designer
4 48 (14.77%) User Experience Researcher
5 44 (13.54%) Digital User Researcher
6 22 (6.77%) Senior Designer
7 17 (5.23%) Analyst
8 14 (4.31%) Senior User Researcher
9 13 (4.00%) Developer
10 12 (3.69%) Senior UX Designer
10 12 (3.69%) UI Designer
11 11 (3.38%) Digital Designer
11 11 (3.38%) Digital UX Designer
12 10 (3.08%) Consultant
12 10 (3.08%) UI/UX Designer
12 10 (3.08%) User Experience Consultant
13 9 (2.77%) Tester
14 7 (2.15%) Architect
14 7 (2.15%) User Experience Architect
15 6 (1.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (17.54%) HTML
2 55 (16.92%) CSS
3 24 (7.38%) HTML5
4 22 (6.77%) CSS3
5 19 (5.85%) jQuery
6 7 (2.15%) Ajax
6 7 (2.15%) Gherkin
6 7 (2.15%) RESTful
6 7 (2.15%) Web Services
7 5 (1.54%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.23%) Sass
9 3 (0.92%) Zurb Foundation
10 2 (0.62%) .NET
10 2 (0.62%) Angular 2
10 2 (0.62%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.62%) Node.js
10 2 (0.62%) Spring
10 2 (0.62%) Spring Boot
10 2 (0.62%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 1 (0.31%) Material Design
Miscellaneous
1 207 (63.69%) User Experience
2 99 (30.46%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.92%) Blog
4 14 (4.31%) W3C
5 11 (3.38%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.15%) Graphic Design
7 5 (1.54%) Fintech
7 5 (1.54%) RIA
8 3 (0.92%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.92%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.62%) Social Media
9 2 (0.62%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.31%) Animation
10 1 (0.31%) IVR
10 1 (0.31%) Minimum Viable Product
10 1 (0.31%) NHS
10 1 (0.31%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.85%) Apple iOS
2 4 (1.23%) Android
3 1 (0.31%) webOS
3 1 (0.31%) Windows
3 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (58.77%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (30.77%) Service Design
3 95 (29.23%) Analytics
4 91 (28.00%) Psychology
5 88 (27.08%) Ethnography
6 83 (25.54%) Market Research
7 75 (23.08%) Prototyping
7 75 (23.08%) Qualitative Research
8 73 (22.46%) Quantitative Research
9 72 (22.15%) Wireframes
10 70 (21.54%) Human Factors
11 68 (20.92%) Customer Insight
12 60 (18.46%) Actionable Insight
13 43 (13.23%) Actionable Customer Insight
14 40 (12.31%) Cognitive Psychology
14 40 (12.31%) Guerrilla Research
14 40 (12.31%) Scrum
15 39 (12.00%) User Stories
16 38 (11.69%) Information Architecture
17 37 (11.38%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.23%) JavaScript
2 10 (3.08%) Java
3 7 (2.15%) Groovy
3 7 (2.15%) Scala
4 2 (0.62%) SQL
5 1 (0.31%) ES6
5 1 (0.31%) Perl
5 1 (0.31%) PHP
5 1 (0.31%) Python
Qualifications
1 107 (32.92%) Degree
2 23 (7.08%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.62%) BPSS Clearance
4 13 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.92%) ISEB
6 2 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.62%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.62%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.62%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.00%) QA
2 7 (2.15%) Actionable Recommendations
2 7 (2.15%) WAI
3 4 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) PSD2
4 1 (0.31%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.31%) AirWatch
1 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 26 (8.00%) Adobe
2 7 (2.15%) Atlassian
2 7 (2.15%) ClickTale
2 7 (2.15%) Omniture
3 5 (1.54%) Google
4 3 (0.92%) Capita
5 2 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.31%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.31%) Coremetrics
6 1 (0.31%) HP
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft