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 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Usability Testing
UK / England
Rank 392 404 462
Rank change year-on-year +12 +58  
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 184 213 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.43% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.52% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 167 82
Median daily rate £425 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +16.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £543 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £10.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +350.00% -  
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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34360 40698 38684
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.28% 82.96% 80.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 22779 27017 24364
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 1001 1130
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £48.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Usability Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 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
London -33 82 £443 -6.84% 17
South East +39 31 £425 +18.05% 4
Yorkshire +28 26 £475 - 4
North East +3 22 £400 +21.21% 6
East Midlands +6 6 £288 -17.85% 6
West Midlands +4 6 £438 +11.11% 5
North West +26 4 £475 +5.55% 2
South West +2 4 £400 +6.66% 2
East of England -1 2 £425 +13.33% 1
Usability Testing
UK

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 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 England region with a requirement for Usability Testing.

1 251 (67.65%) User Experience
2 241 (64.96%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (35.58%) Service Design
4 116 (31.27%) Degree
5 115 (31.00%) Analytical Skills
6 114 (30.73%) Ethnography
7 109 (29.38%) Psychology
8 103 (27.76%) Customer Insight
9 96 (25.88%) Guerrilla Research
10 93 (25.07%) Human Factors
11 92 (24.80%) Prototyping
12 88 (23.72%) Market Research
13 81 (21.83%) Scrum
13 81 (21.83%) User Stories
14 76 (20.49%) Wireframes
15 75 (20.22%) Cognitive Psychology
16 71 (19.14%) HTML
17 67 (18.06%) CSS
18 55 (14.82%) Analytics
19 52 (14.02%) Java
20 50 (13.48%) Performance Testing
21 49 (13.21%) Axure RP
22 48 (12.94%) Selenium
23 47 (12.67%) Automated Testing
24 46 (12.40%) QA
24 46 (12.40%) Unit Testing
25 43 (11.59%) Security Testing
25 43 (11.59%) HTML5
26 42 (11.32%) Kanban
27 41 (11.05%) Gherkin

Usability Testing
Top Related 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 15 (4.04%) Confluence
2 5 (1.35%) CMS
Applications
1 22 (5.93%) Photoshop
2 20 (5.39%) MS Visio
3 16 (4.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 14 (3.77%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (2.43%) InVision
6 9 (2.43%) OmniGraffle
7 6 (1.62%) UserZoom
8 5 (1.35%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.81%) InDesign
10 1 (0.27%) MS Excel
10 1 (0.27%) MS Office
10 1 (0.27%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Lorenzo
1 1 (0.27%) Magento
1 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.43%) Google Analytics
2 7 (1.89%) Adobe Analytics
3 4 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.70%) Internet
2 9 (2.43%) HTTP
3 1 (0.27%) Extranet
3 1 (0.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.89%) SQLite
2 3 (0.81%) RDBMS
2 3 (0.81%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.54%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (0.54%) Mixpanel
4 1 (0.27%) Big Data
4 1 (0.27%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 49 (13.21%) Axure RP
2 48 (12.94%) Selenium
3 38 (10.24%) SoapUI
4 20 (5.39%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 20 (5.39%) JIRA
5 9 (2.43%) Jenkins
6 8 (2.16%) Dreamweaver
6 8 (2.16%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.35%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.81%) Appium
8 3 (0.81%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.27%) Calabash
9 1 (0.27%) Capybara
9 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.27%) Mechanoid
9 1 (0.27%) Robolectric
9 1 (0.27%) Robotium
9 1 (0.27%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.27%) TestRail
General
1 27 (7.28%) Marketing
2 16 (4.31%) Retail
3 14 (3.77%) Finance
4 11 (2.96%) Legal
5 10 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.16%) Banking
7 3 (0.81%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.54%) German Language
8 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 161 (43.40%) User Researcher
2 75 (20.22%) Designer
3 66 (17.79%) UX Designer
4 61 (16.44%) User Experience Researcher
5 31 (8.36%) Tester
6 25 (6.74%) Digital User Researcher
7 20 (5.39%) Developer
7 20 (5.39%) Senior User Researcher
8 19 (5.12%) Consultant
9 18 (4.85%) Automation Tester
10 15 (4.04%) Java Automation Tester
10 15 (4.04%) Selenium Tester
11 14 (3.77%) UI Designer
11 14 (3.77%) User Experience Consultant
12 13 (3.50%) QA Tester
12 13 (3.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
13 12 (3.23%) Architect
13 12 (3.23%) UI/UX Designer
14 11 (2.96%) Test Engineer
14 11 (2.96%) User Experience Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (19.14%) HTML
2 67 (18.06%) CSS
3 43 (11.59%) HTML5
4 41 (11.05%) Gherkin
5 37 (9.97%) Web Services
6 31 (8.36%) CSS3
7 30 (8.09%) RESTful
8 22 (5.93%) jQuery
9 16 (4.31%) Ajax
10 7 (1.89%) AngularJS
11 6 (1.62%) .NET
11 6 (1.62%) Flash
12 4 (1.08%) Apache Flex
12 4 (1.08%) DHTML
13 3 (0.81%) Material Design
13 3 (0.81%) SOAP
13 3 (0.81%) WebSockets
13 3 (0.81%) XML
13 3 (0.81%) XML Messaging
14 2 (0.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 251 (67.65%) User Experience
2 115 (31.00%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (10.51%) Mobile App
4 18 (4.85%) Social Media
5 12 (3.23%) W3C
6 7 (1.89%) NHS
7 5 (1.35%) RIA
7 5 (1.35%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.08%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.08%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.08%) Interactive TV
9 3 (0.81%) Blog
9 3 (0.81%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (0.81%) Online Banking
9 3 (0.81%) VLE
10 2 (0.54%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.54%) IVR
11 1 (0.27%) Augmented Reality
11 1 (0.27%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.27%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.77%) Android
2 7 (1.89%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.81%) Linux
3 3 (0.81%) Unix
4 2 (0.54%) Windows
5 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (64.96%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (35.58%) Service Design
3 114 (30.73%) Ethnography
4 109 (29.38%) Psychology
5 103 (27.76%) Customer Insight
6 96 (25.88%) Guerrilla Research
7 93 (25.07%) Human Factors
8 92 (24.80%) Prototyping
9 88 (23.72%) Market Research
10 81 (21.83%) Scrum
10 81 (21.83%) User Stories
11 76 (20.49%) Wireframes
12 75 (20.22%) Cognitive Psychology
13 55 (14.82%) Analytics
14 50 (13.48%) Performance Testing
15 47 (12.67%) Automated Testing
16 46 (12.40%) Unit Testing
17 43 (11.59%) Security Testing
18 42 (11.32%) Kanban
19 41 (11.05%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (14.02%) Java
2 40 (10.78%) JavaScript
3 31 (8.36%) Scala
4 28 (7.55%) Groovy
5 9 (2.43%) SQL
6 3 (0.81%) Perl
6 3 (0.81%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.81%) VBScript
7 1 (0.27%) C#
7 1 (0.27%) PHP
7 1 (0.27%) PHP 7
7 1 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 116 (31.27%) Degree
2 30 (8.09%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.58%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (1.89%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.27%) ISEB
6 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (12.40%) QA
2 2 (0.54%) Actionable Recommendations
2 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.54%) HL7
3 1 (0.27%) SDET
3 1 (0.27%) Section 508
3 1 (0.27%) WCAG
Vendors
1 29 (7.82%) Adobe
2 16 (4.31%) Atlassian
3 8 (2.16%) Omniture
4 7 (1.89%) ClickTale
4 7 (1.89%) Optimizely
5 5 (1.35%) Google
5 5 (1.35%) Microsoft
6 3 (0.81%) Blackboard
7 1 (0.27%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.27%) Aprimo
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle
7 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.27%) SAP
7 1 (0.27%) Zend
7 1 (0.27%) Zuora
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