The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Usability Testing
England / South East
Rank 210 251 256
Rank change year-on-year +41 +5  
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 31 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.39% 0.18% 0.082%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.23% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 5
Median daily rate £425 £360 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -7.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £315 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.03% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6400 7467 7755
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.51% 81.17% 79.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3691 4586 4265
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 268 275
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Usability Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Usability Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Usability Testing in the South East

Usability Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Usability Testing in the South East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Usability Testing in the South East

Usability Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Usability Testing in the South East

Usability Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
West Sussex +11 17 £463 +41.22%
Buckinghamshire - 4 £438 -
Surrey +12 3 - -
East Sussex +7 3 £413 -
Middlesex - 2 - -
Berkshire +22 1 £350 -6.66%
Kent - 1 £400 - 3
Usability Testing
England

Usability Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for Usability Testing.

1 48 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (56.45%) User Experience
3 32 (51.61%) Customer Insight
4 29 (46.77%) Service Design
4 29 (46.77%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (45.16%) Guerrilla Research
5 28 (45.16%) Human Factors
6 27 (43.55%) Degree
6 27 (43.55%) Psychology
7 26 (41.94%) Ethnography
8 23 (37.10%) Market Research
9 22 (35.48%) Cognitive Psychology
10 19 (30.65%) Wireframes
10 19 (30.65%) User Stories
11 15 (24.19%) Prototyping
12 13 (20.97%) Information Architecture
13 12 (19.35%) HTML5
13 12 (19.35%) CSS3
13 12 (19.35%) Axure RP
13 12 (19.35%) HTML
13 12 (19.35%) CSS
14 11 (17.74%) JavaScript
14 11 (17.74%) jQuery
15 10 (16.13%) Performance Testing
15 10 (16.13%) Photoshop
16 9 (14.52%) Scrum
16 9 (14.52%) Analytics
17 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
18 7 (11.29%) ClickTale
18 7 (11.29%) Adobe Analytics

Usability Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (6.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (16.13%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.61%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) Adobe Analytics
1 7 (11.29%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.61%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 12 (19.35%) Axure RP
2 5 (8.06%) Selenium
2 5 (8.06%) SoapUI
3 4 (6.45%) JIRA
4 2 (3.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (1.61%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.61%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.61%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Banking
2 1 (1.61%) Electronics
2 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.61%) Marketing
2 1 (1.61%) Retail
2 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
2 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (48.39%) User Researcher
2 14 (22.58%) Designer
2 14 (22.58%) UX Designer
3 6 (9.68%) User Experience Researcher
4 5 (8.06%) UI Designer
4 5 (8.06%) UI/UX Designer
5 4 (6.45%) Digital User Researcher
5 4 (6.45%) Tester
6 3 (4.84%) QA Tester
6 3 (4.84%) UX Specialist
7 2 (3.23%) Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Consultant
7 2 (3.23%) Senior Designer
7 2 (3.23%) Senior UX Designer
7 2 (3.23%) Usability Designer
7 2 (3.23%) User Experience Architect
7 2 (3.23%) User Experience Consultant
8 1 (1.61%) QA Automation Engineer
8 1 (1.61%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (1.61%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.35%) CSS
1 12 (19.35%) CSS3
1 12 (19.35%) HTML
1 12 (19.35%) HTML5
2 11 (17.74%) jQuery
3 4 (6.45%) Gherkin
3 4 (6.45%) RESTful
3 4 (6.45%) Web Services
4 1 (1.61%) Ajax
4 1 (1.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (56.45%) User Experience
2 29 (46.77%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.45%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.23%) NHS
4 2 (3.23%) W3C
5 1 (1.61%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (51.61%) Customer Insight
3 29 (46.77%) Service Design
4 28 (45.16%) Guerrilla Research
4 28 (45.16%) Human Factors
5 27 (43.55%) Psychology
6 26 (41.94%) Ethnography
7 23 (37.10%) Market Research
8 22 (35.48%) Cognitive Psychology
9 19 (30.65%) User Stories
9 19 (30.65%) Wireframes
10 15 (24.19%) Prototyping
11 13 (20.97%) Information Architecture
12 10 (16.13%) Performance Testing
13 9 (14.52%) Analytics
13 9 (14.52%) Scrum
14 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
15 7 (11.29%) Data Analytics
15 7 (11.29%) Exploratory Testing
16 6 (9.68%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.74%) JavaScript
2 4 (6.45%) Groovy
2 4 (6.45%) Java
2 4 (6.45%) Scala
3 1 (1.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (43.55%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (11.29%) ClickTale
2 4 (6.45%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.23%) Adobe
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.61%) SAP
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