The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 30 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.

Usability Testing
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 318 282 351
Rank change year-on-year -36 +69  
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 82 152 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.42% 0.67% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.79% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 129 47
Median daily rate £443 £463 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.32% +23.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £375 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £530 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £390 £363
% change year-on-year +7.69% +7.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16775 19211 17566
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.13% 85.14% 82.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12076 13900 12358
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 196 244
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.95% +10.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.17 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Usability Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Usability Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Usability Testing in London

Usability Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Usability Testing in London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Usability Testing in London

Usability Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Usability Testing in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Usability Testing in London

Usability Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 30 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
City of London +6 10 £425 -12.82% 4
West End of London - 2 £263 - 2
Croydon +10 1 £600 - 1
Westminster +5 1 £410 -8.88%
Twickenham - 1 £325 -
Usability Testing
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 London region with a requirement for Usability Testing.

1 122 (78.71%) User Experience
2 76 (49.03%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (32.90%) Prototyping
4 49 (31.61%) HTML
5 47 (30.32%) Wireframes
6 45 (29.03%) CSS
7 41 (26.45%) Analytical Skills
8 39 (25.16%) Service Design
8 39 (25.16%) Degree
9 30 (19.35%) Ethnography
9 30 (19.35%) E-Commerce
10 29 (18.71%) Psychology
11 26 (16.77%) Analytics
12 25 (16.13%) HTML5
13 24 (15.48%) Mobile App
14 23 (14.84%) Information Architecture
14 23 (14.84%) JavaScript
15 22 (14.19%) Axure RP
16 21 (13.55%) Web Analytics
17 20 (12.90%) Customer Insight
18 19 (12.26%) Market Research
19 18 (11.61%) Product Management
19 18 (11.61%) Human Factors
20 17 (10.97%) Security Cleared
21 16 (10.32%) Rapid Prototyping
21 16 (10.32%) Anthropology
22 14 (9.03%) Guerrilla Research
22 14 (9.03%) CSS3
22 14 (9.03%) Benchmarking
22 14 (9.03%) Ajax

Usability Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Applications
1 9 (5.81%) InVision
2 8 (5.16%) MS Visio
3 7 (4.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (4.52%) OmniGraffle
3 7 (4.52%) Photoshop
4 4 (2.58%) UserZoom
5 3 (1.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.94%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.65%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.65%) MS Office
6 1 (0.65%) Pixate
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.29%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.65%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.52%) HTTP
2 6 (3.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.52%) SQLite
2 3 (1.94%) RDBMS
2 3 (1.94%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.29%) Mixpanel
4 1 (0.65%) Big Data
4 1 (0.65%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.65%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 22 (14.19%) Axure RP
2 8 (5.16%) Selenium
3 5 (3.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 4 (2.58%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (2.58%) JIRA
5 3 (1.94%) Appium
5 3 (1.94%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.94%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.29%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.29%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.65%) Calabash
7 1 (0.65%) Capybara
7 1 (0.65%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.65%) Mechanoid
7 1 (0.65%) Robolectric
7 1 (0.65%) Robotium
7 1 (0.65%) TestRail
General
1 12 (7.74%) Marketing
2 10 (6.45%) Legal
3 9 (5.81%) Retail
4 7 (4.52%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.87%) Finance
6 4 (2.58%) Banking
7 3 (1.94%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.65%) German Language
8 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (32.26%) User Researcher
2 47 (30.32%) Designer
3 38 (24.52%) UX Designer
4 21 (13.55%) User Experience Researcher
5 16 (10.32%) Developer
6 12 (7.74%) Digital User Researcher
7 10 (6.45%) Senior User Researcher
8 9 (5.81%) Architect
8 9 (5.81%) User Experience Architect
9 7 (4.52%) Android Developer
9 7 (4.52%) UI Designer
10 6 (3.87%) UI Developer
11 5 (3.23%) Digital Designer
11 5 (3.23%) Digital UX Designer
11 5 (3.23%) Interaction Architect
11 5 (3.23%) Senior Architect
11 5 (3.23%) Senior Developer
11 5 (3.23%) Senior User Experience Architect
11 5 (3.23%) Test Engineer
11 5 (3.23%) Usability Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (31.61%) HTML
2 45 (29.03%) CSS
3 25 (16.13%) HTML5
4 14 (9.03%) Ajax
4 14 (9.03%) CSS3
5 8 (5.16%) jQuery
6 7 (4.52%) Web Services
7 6 (3.87%) Gherkin
8 4 (2.58%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.58%) Apache Flex
8 4 (2.58%) DHTML
8 4 (2.58%) Flash
9 3 (1.94%) Material Design
9 3 (1.94%) WebSockets
9 3 (1.94%) XML
9 3 (1.94%) XML Messaging
10 2 (1.29%) RESTful
10 2 (1.29%) SOAP
11 1 (0.65%) .NET
11 1 (0.65%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 122 (78.71%) User Experience
2 41 (26.45%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (15.48%) Mobile App
4 9 (5.81%) W3C
5 5 (3.23%) RIA
5 5 (3.23%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.58%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.58%) Interactive TV
7 3 (1.94%) Blog
7 3 (1.94%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.29%) Social Media
9 1 (0.65%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (0.65%) Fintech
9 1 (0.65%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.65%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.74%) Android
2 6 (3.87%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.94%) Linux
3 3 (1.94%) Unix
4 1 (0.65%) Windows
4 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (49.03%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (32.90%) Prototyping
3 47 (30.32%) Wireframes
4 39 (25.16%) Service Design
5 30 (19.35%) E-Commerce
5 30 (19.35%) Ethnography
6 29 (18.71%) Psychology
7 26 (16.77%) Analytics
8 23 (14.84%) Information Architecture
9 21 (13.55%) Web Analytics
10 20 (12.90%) Customer Insight
11 19 (12.26%) Market Research
12 18 (11.61%) Human Factors
12 18 (11.61%) Product Management
13 16 (10.32%) Anthropology
13 16 (10.32%) Rapid Prototyping
14 14 (9.03%) Benchmarking
14 14 (9.03%) Guerrilla Research
15 12 (7.74%) Scrum
15 12 (7.74%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.84%) JavaScript
2 12 (7.74%) Java
3 4 (2.58%) SQL
4 3 (1.94%) Perl
4 3 (1.94%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.94%) VBScript
5 1 (0.65%) C#
5 1 (0.65%) Ruby
5 1 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 39 (25.16%) Degree
2 17 (10.97%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.52%) QA
2 2 (1.29%) Actionable Recommendations
2 2 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.65%) HL7
3 1 (0.65%) SDET
3 1 (0.65%) Section 508
3 1 (0.65%) WCAG
Vendors
1 10 (6.45%) Adobe
2 5 (3.23%) Google
3 4 (2.58%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.94%) Omniture
4 3 (1.94%) Optimizely
5 1 (0.65%) AppDynamics
5 1 (0.65%) Aprimo
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle
5 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.65%) Zuora
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