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 28 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 245 250
Rank change year-on-year +27 +5  
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 25 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.32% 0.27% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.33% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 3
Median daily rate £450 £368 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.44% -13.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £325 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £417 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.12% -  
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 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 6409 7357 7524
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.94% 81.95% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3744 4499 4351
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 269 254
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +28.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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 28 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 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
Surrey - 8 £475 - 1
Hampshire +9 7 £450 -
West Sussex +6 5 £413 +26.92%
Buckinghamshire -13 4 - -
Berkshire +18 1 £400 -
Kent - 1 £415 - 1
Middlesex - 1 £463 -
Usability Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for Usability Testing.

1 43 (72.88%) User Experience
2 40 (67.80%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (44.07%) Customer Insight
4 25 (42.37%) Wireframes
5 20 (33.90%) Human Factors
6 19 (32.20%) Service Design
7 17 (28.81%) Actionable Customer Insight
7 17 (28.81%) Ethnography
7 17 (28.81%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (28.81%) Psychology
8 14 (23.73%) HTML
8 14 (23.73%) CSS
8 14 (23.73%) Guerrilla Research
9 13 (22.03%) Prototyping
9 13 (22.03%) Quantitative Research
9 13 (22.03%) Qualitative Research
9 13 (22.03%) Degree
9 13 (22.03%) Information Architecture
10 12 (20.34%) User Stories
10 12 (20.34%) Market Research
11 11 (18.64%) CSS3
11 11 (18.64%) HTML5
11 11 (18.64%) Analytics
11 11 (18.64%) Cognitive Psychology
12 9 (15.25%) jQuery
12 9 (15.25%) JavaScript
13 8 (13.56%) Photoshop
13 8 (13.56%) Scrum
13 8 (13.56%) Axure RP
13 8 (13.56%) Data Analytics

Usability Testing
Co-occurring 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 (6.78%) CMS
1 4 (6.78%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Photoshop
2 6 (10.17%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Adobe Analytics
1 4 (6.78%) Google Analytics
2 2 (3.39%) G Suite
2 2 (3.39%) Office 365
3 1 (1.69%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) Internet
2 2 (3.39%) Intranet
3 1 (1.69%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Axure RP
General
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (40.68%) User Researcher
2 20 (33.90%) Designer
2 20 (33.90%) UX Designer
3 7 (11.86%) UI Designer
3 7 (11.86%) UI/UX Designer
4 6 (10.17%) User Experience Researcher
5 4 (6.78%) Digital User Researcher
6 3 (5.08%) Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) User Experience Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) UX Specialist
7 2 (3.39%) Architect
7 2 (3.39%) User Experience Architect
8 1 (1.69%) Analyst
8 1 (1.69%) Business Analyst
8 1 (1.69%) Developer
8 1 (1.69%) SaaS Consultant
8 1 (1.69%) Senior Designer
8 1 (1.69%) Tester
8 1 (1.69%) UI/UX Developer
8 1 (1.69%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.73%) CSS
1 14 (23.73%) HTML
2 11 (18.64%) CSS3
2 11 (18.64%) HTML5
3 9 (15.25%) jQuery
4 3 (5.08%) Zurb Foundation
5 1 (1.69%) Ajax
5 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 43 (72.88%) User Experience
2 17 (28.81%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.47%) Online Banking
4 4 (6.78%) Graphic Design
5 2 (3.39%) W3C
6 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.69%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (67.80%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (44.07%) Customer Insight
3 25 (42.37%) Wireframes
4 20 (33.90%) Human Factors
5 19 (32.20%) Service Design
6 17 (28.81%) Actionable Customer Insight
6 17 (28.81%) Ethnography
6 17 (28.81%) Psychology
7 14 (23.73%) Guerrilla Research
8 13 (22.03%) Information Architecture
8 13 (22.03%) Prototyping
8 13 (22.03%) Qualitative Research
8 13 (22.03%) Quantitative Research
9 12 (20.34%) Market Research
9 12 (20.34%) User Stories
10 11 (18.64%) Analytics
10 11 (18.64%) Cognitive Psychology
11 8 (13.56%) Data Analytics
11 8 (13.56%) Scrum
12 4 (6.78%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (22.03%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) AirWatch
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 4 (6.78%) ClickTale
1 4 (6.78%) Sitecore
2 3 (5.08%) Adobe
3 2 (3.39%) Google
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