Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 181 199
Rank change year-on-year +18 +18 -21
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 18 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.36% 0.070% 0.081%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.083% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 3
Scotland median daily rate £400 £317 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.26% -9.48% -15.15%
10th Percentile £300 £287 £255
90th Percentile £475 £403 £439
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £409
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.98% -3.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £27.11 £27.65 £24.23
% change year-on-year -1.95% +14.11% -

Usability Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4239 3603 5106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.14% 83.52% 82.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2424 2113 2669
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 88 103
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.70 £12.35
90th Percentile £44.95 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%

Usability Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Usability Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Usability Testing in Scotland over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -1 9 £413 +47.32% 1
Edinburgh -7 7 £400 +11.61% 1
South Lanarkshire - 2 £400 -
Usability Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 5 (27.78%) User Experience
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
1 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) Marketing
2 4 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
2 4 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 4 (22.22%) Programme Management
2 4 (22.22%) Electronics
2 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 4 (22.22%) SAP
2 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (22.22%) Ethnography
2 4 (22.22%) Actionable Insight
3 3 (16.67%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
3 3 (16.67%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
3 3 (16.67%) Service Design
3 3 (16.67%) User Stories
3 3 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) .NET
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 3 (16.67%) QA
3 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Telerik
4 2 (11.11%) Usability Engineering
4 2 (11.11%) Degree
4 2 (11.11%) Selenium
4 2 (11.11%) Quantitative Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) InVision
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) Axure RP
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Electronics
2 4 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 4 (22.22%) Marketing
2 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Back Office
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) User Researcher
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) User Experience Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Designer
4 1 (5.56%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Research Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) CSS
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) Actionable Insight
2 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
2 4 (22.22%) Ethnography
2 4 (22.22%) Programme Management
3 3 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
3 3 (16.67%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
3 3 (16.67%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
3 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Service Design
3 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 3 (16.67%) User Stories
4 2 (11.11%) Anthropology
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Prototyping
4 2 (11.11%) Quantitative Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Rapid Prototyping
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.11%) Usability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) SAP
2 2 (11.11%) Telerik