The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 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 / Scotland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 148 -
Rank change year-on-year +47 -  
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 15 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.69% 0.24% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 0
Median daily rate £400 £317 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.26% -  
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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1787 2510 2481
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.43% 85.46% 81.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1005 1431 1282
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 58 65
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.92 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.80 £40.00
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Usability Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Usability Testing in Scotland

Usability Testing
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 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
Glasgow +16 10 £410 +46.42%
Edinburgh +13 3 £400 +26.26% 1
South Lanarkshire - 2 £400 -
Usability Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Usability Testing.

1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) User Experience
3 4 (22.22%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
3 4 (22.22%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
3 4 (22.22%) Rapid Prototyping
3 4 (22.22%) Prototyping
4 3 (16.67%) Actionable Insight
4 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (16.67%) User Stories
4 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
4 3 (16.67%) Sass
4 3 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (16.67%) Marketing
4 3 (16.67%) HTML
4 3 (16.67%) SAP
4 3 (16.67%) CSS
4 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (16.67%) Electronics
4 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (16.67%) Finance
4 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 3 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 2 (11.11%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) Web Services
5 2 (11.11%) Java
5 2 (11.11%) Groovy
5 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Security Testing

Usability Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Selenium
1 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (16.67%) Electronics
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
1 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 3 (16.67%) Marketing
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Back Office
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) User Researcher
2 3 (16.67%) Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) User Experience Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Product Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Research Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Senior User Experience Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) CSS
1 3 (16.67%) HTML
1 3 (16.67%) Sass
2 2 (11.11%) Gherkin
2 2 (11.11%) RESTful
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) User Experience
2 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
2 4 (22.22%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
2 4 (22.22%) Prototyping
2 4 (22.22%) Rapid Prototyping
3 3 (16.67%) Actionable Insight
3 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 3 (16.67%) User Stories
4 2 (11.11%) Human Factors
4 2 (11.11%) Kanban
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Quantitative Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Scrum
4 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Groovy
1 2 (11.11%) Java
1 2 (11.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) SAP
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