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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 427 439 498
Rank change year-on-year +12 +59  
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 157 182 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.37% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.44% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 132 88
Median daily rate £440 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £417 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £50.00 £24.12 £16.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.33% +46.77%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 36606 41272 40599
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.68% 83.46% 80.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24006 27689 26589
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 948 976 1113
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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 28 June 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
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 28 June 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 -11 70 £450 - 15
North East +95 26 £434 -0.80% 4
South East +27 25 £450 +22.44% 3
Yorkshire +13 17 £388 -13.88% 3
East of England +3 8 £416 +11.00% 2
South West -6 5 £350 +11.11% 3
West Midlands +7 2 £370 -7.50% 1
East Midlands - 2 - -
North West +20 1 - - 5
Usability Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 242 (70.55%) User Experience
2 200 (58.31%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (32.07%) Service Design
4 109 (31.78%) Analytical Skills
5 107 (31.20%) Degree
6 105 (30.61%) Psychology
7 98 (28.57%) Customer Insight
8 92 (26.82%) Ethnography
9 85 (24.78%) Qualitative Research
10 84 (24.49%) Wireframes
11 81 (23.62%) Human Factors
12 75 (21.87%) Quantitative Research
13 74 (21.57%) Market Research
14 70 (20.41%) Prototyping
15 68 (19.83%) Actionable Customer Insight
15 68 (19.83%) Guerrilla Research
16 66 (19.24%) Cognitive Psychology
17 65 (18.95%) HTML
18 63 (18.37%) Analytics
19 61 (17.78%) User Stories
20 60 (17.49%) Scrum
21 58 (16.91%) CSS
22 48 (13.99%) HTML5
23 43 (12.54%) Axure RP
23 43 (12.54%) JavaScript
24 41 (11.95%) Test Automation
25 40 (11.66%) Information Architecture
26 36 (10.50%) QA
26 36 (10.50%) Software Engineering
27 35 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement

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 14 (4.08%) Confluence
2 9 (2.62%) CMS
3 4 (1.17%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (6.12%) Photoshop
2 20 (5.83%) MS Visio
3 16 (4.66%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (4.66%) InVision
4 13 (3.79%) OmniGraffle
5 8 (2.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (2.33%) UserZoom
6 5 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (1.17%) UXPin
8 3 (0.87%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.58%) InDesign
9 2 (0.58%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.29%) GoldMine
2 1 (0.29%) Lorenzo
2 1 (0.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.75%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.17%) Adobe Analytics
3 3 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (0.58%) G Suite
4 2 (0.58%) Office 365
5 1 (0.29%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.96%) Internet
2 6 (1.75%) HTTP
3 4 (1.17%) Network Security
4 2 (0.58%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.17%) SQLite
2 2 (0.58%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (0.58%) Mixpanel
2 2 (0.58%) MySQL
3 1 (0.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 43 (12.54%) Axure RP
2 34 (9.91%) Selenium
3 30 (8.75%) SoapUI
4 19 (5.54%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 17 (4.96%) JIRA
6 9 (2.62%) Jenkins
7 7 (2.04%) Dreamweaver
7 7 (2.04%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.17%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.17%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.87%) Calabash
9 3 (0.87%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.29%) Capybara
10 1 (0.29%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.29%) Mechanoid
10 1 (0.29%) Mocha
10 1 (0.29%) Robolectric
10 1 (0.29%) Robotium
10 1 (0.29%) TestRail
General
1 28 (8.16%) Marketing
2 21 (6.12%) Finance
3 14 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.04%) Banking
5 6 (1.75%) Legal
6 5 (1.46%) Retail
7 3 (0.87%) Electronics
7 3 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.58%) German Language
8 2 (0.58%) Law
8 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.29%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.29%) Military
9 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 145 (42.27%) User Researcher
2 77 (22.45%) Designer
3 68 (19.83%) UX Designer
4 64 (18.66%) User Experience Researcher
5 31 (9.04%) Digital User Researcher
6 28 (8.16%) Tester
7 17 (4.96%) Automation Tester
7 17 (4.96%) Developer
8 16 (4.66%) Architect
8 16 (4.66%) UI Designer
8 16 (4.66%) User Experience Architect
9 15 (4.37%) UI/UX Designer
10 14 (4.08%) Consultant
11 12 (3.50%) Analyst
12 11 (3.21%) Java Automation Tester
12 11 (3.21%) Senior User Researcher
13 10 (2.92%) QA Tester
13 10 (2.92%) Selenium Tester
14 9 (2.62%) User Experience Consultant
15 8 (2.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (18.95%) HTML
2 58 (16.91%) CSS
3 48 (13.99%) HTML5
4 34 (9.91%) CSS3
5 30 (8.75%) Gherkin
5 30 (8.75%) Web Services
6 27 (7.87%) RESTful
7 25 (7.29%) jQuery
8 10 (2.92%) Ajax
9 4 (1.17%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.17%) Flash
10 3 (0.87%) Apache Flex
10 3 (0.87%) D3.js
10 3 (0.87%) DHTML
10 3 (0.87%) Zurb Foundation
11 2 (0.58%) .NET
11 2 (0.58%) Highcharts JS
11 2 (0.58%) Node.js
11 2 (0.58%) Sass
11 2 (0.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 242 (70.55%) User Experience
2 109 (31.78%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.92%) RIA
4 9 (2.62%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.62%) Social Media
5 7 (2.04%) NHS
5 7 (2.04%) W3C
6 6 (1.75%) Blog
6 6 (1.75%) Online Banking
7 5 (1.46%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.17%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 4 (1.17%) Graphic Design
8 4 (1.17%) IVR
9 3 (0.87%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.87%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (0.87%) Interactive TV
9 3 (0.87%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.87%) VLE
10 2 (0.58%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.58%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.46%) Android
2 4 (1.17%) VMS
3 2 (0.58%) Windows
3 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (58.31%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (32.07%) Service Design
3 105 (30.61%) Psychology
4 98 (28.57%) Customer Insight
5 92 (26.82%) Ethnography
6 85 (24.78%) Qualitative Research
7 84 (24.49%) Wireframes
8 81 (23.62%) Human Factors
9 75 (21.87%) Quantitative Research
10 74 (21.57%) Market Research
11 70 (20.41%) Prototyping
12 68 (19.83%) Actionable Customer Insight
12 68 (19.83%) Guerrilla Research
13 66 (19.24%) Cognitive Psychology
14 63 (18.37%) Analytics
15 61 (17.78%) User Stories
16 60 (17.49%) Scrum
17 41 (11.95%) Test Automation
18 40 (11.66%) Information Architecture
19 36 (10.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 43 (12.54%) JavaScript
2 33 (9.62%) Java
3 27 (7.87%) Scala
4 23 (6.71%) Groovy
5 5 (1.46%) Perl
5 5 (1.46%) Python
6 4 (1.17%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.87%) Ruby
8 2 (0.58%) PHP
8 2 (0.58%) SQL
9 1 (0.29%) C#
9 1 (0.29%) ES6
9 1 (0.29%) PHP 7
9 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 107 (31.20%) Degree
2 20 (5.83%) Security Cleared
3 19 (5.54%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (1.46%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.17%) ISEB
6 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.29%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (10.50%) QA
2 4 (1.17%) Actionable Recommendations
2 4 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.58%) HL7
3 2 (0.58%) WCAG
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (1.17%) VirtualBox
1 4 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.58%) AirWatch
1 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (8.45%) Adobe
2 16 (4.66%) Atlassian
3 4 (1.17%) ClickTale
3 4 (1.17%) Google
3 4 (1.17%) Sitecore
3 4 (1.17%) VMware
4 3 (0.87%) Blackboard
4 3 (0.87%) SAP
5 2 (0.58%) Microsoft
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle
6 1 (0.29%) HP
6 1 (0.29%) Zend
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago