The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 22 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 89 89
Rank change year-on-year +12 0  
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 16 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.47% 1.07% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.20% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 13
Median daily rate £388 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.88% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £420 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 960 1332 1306
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 88.48% 89.40% 87.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 952 967
Median daily rate £403 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +19.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 21
Median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -6.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.34 £170.00 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Usability Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

Usability Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Usability Testing in Leeds

Usability Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Usability Testing in Leeds over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Usability Testing in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Usability Testing.

1 27 (71.05%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (65.79%) User Experience
3 24 (63.16%) Ethnography
3 24 (63.16%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (63.16%) Customer Insight
3 24 (63.16%) Guerrilla Research
4 21 (55.26%) Actionable Customer Insight
4 21 (55.26%) Quantitative Research
4 21 (55.26%) Qualitative Research
4 21 (55.26%) Service Design
4 21 (55.26%) Degree
4 21 (55.26%) Human Factors
4 21 (55.26%) Psychology
4 21 (55.26%) Market Research
5 18 (47.37%) Cognitive Psychology
6 12 (31.58%) User Stories
7 8 (21.05%) Scrum
8 7 (18.42%) Telecoms
8 7 (18.42%) Analytics
8 7 (18.42%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 6 (15.79%) SoapUI
9 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
9 6 (15.79%) QA
9 6 (15.79%) Selenium
10 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Security Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Unit Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Scala
10 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
10 5 (13.16%) Java

Usability Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 1 (2.63%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Selenium
1 6 (15.79%) SoapUI
2 4 (10.53%) Axure RP
3 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.63%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.63%) JIRA
5 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (18.42%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 3 (7.89%) Marketing
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (65.79%) User Researcher
2 20 (52.63%) User Experience Researcher
3 5 (13.16%) Designer
3 5 (13.16%) UX Designer
4 4 (10.53%) Digital User Researcher
4 4 (10.53%) Senior Designer
4 4 (10.53%) Senior UX Designer
5 3 (7.89%) Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.26%) Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Visual Designer
7 1 (2.63%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.63%) Java Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) QA Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) QA Leader
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Visual Designer
7 1 (2.63%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) Gherkin
2 4 (10.53%) Web Services
3 3 (7.89%) RESTful
4 1 (2.63%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 25 (65.79%) User Experience
2 24 (63.16%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.89%) IVR
4 2 (5.26%) NHS
5 1 (2.63%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (71.05%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (63.16%) Customer Insight
2 24 (63.16%) Ethnography
2 24 (63.16%) Guerrilla Research
3 21 (55.26%) Actionable Customer Insight
3 21 (55.26%) Human Factors
3 21 (55.26%) Market Research
3 21 (55.26%) Psychology
3 21 (55.26%) Qualitative Research
3 21 (55.26%) Quantitative Research
3 21 (55.26%) Service Design
4 18 (47.37%) Cognitive Psychology
5 12 (31.58%) User Stories
6 8 (21.05%) Scrum
7 7 (18.42%) Analytics
7 7 (18.42%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
9 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
9 5 (13.16%) Security Testing
9 5 (13.16%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) Java
1 5 (13.16%) Scala
2 3 (7.89%) Groovy
3 1 (2.63%) SQL
3 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (55.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.63%) Atlassian
1 1 (2.63%) HP
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft