Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 18 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
England > South West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 186 203
Rank change year-on-year +8 +17 -2
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 19 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.34% 0.40% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.50% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 15
South West median daily rate £425 £469 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +10.29% +9.68%
10th Percentile £325 £308 £340
90th Percentile £484 £575 £447
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £38.56 - £24.23

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 the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4570 4641 5272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.33% 79.92% 79.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2882 3120 3572
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £260 £238 £255
90th Percentile £556 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 269 254
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +48.08%
10th Percentile £12.19 £12.00 £13.86
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.76
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%

Usability Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Usability Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Usability Testing in the South West

Usability Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Usability Testing in the South West

Usability Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Usability Testing in the South West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Usability Testing in the South West

Usability Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 18 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
Devon -6 8 £438 +22.38%
Bristol -16 5 £400 -20.00%
Somerset - 1 £270 -
Wiltshire - 1 £400 - 1
Usability Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 South West region with a requirement for Usability Testing.

1 17 (89.47%) User Experience
2 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (26.32%) Qualitative Research
4 5 (26.32%) Quantitative Research
5 4 (21.05%) Analytics
5 4 (21.05%) Cognitive Psychology
5 4 (21.05%) Degree
5 4 (21.05%) Psychology
5 4 (21.05%) Market Research
6 3 (15.79%) Scrum
6 3 (15.79%) SMS
7 2 (10.53%) UX Design
7 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
7 2 (10.53%) Human Factors
8 1 (5.26%) QA
8 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
8 1 (5.26%) Web Accessibility
8 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
8 1 (5.26%) Customer Insight
8 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (5.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (5.26%) Axure RP
8 1 (5.26%) ISEB
8 1 (5.26%) NHS
8 1 (5.26%) W3C
8 1 (5.26%) Finance
8 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
8 1 (5.26%) HTML

Usability Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) SMS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Axure RP
1 1 (5.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) User Researcher
2 4 (21.05%) Designer
2 4 (21.05%) UX Designer
3 2 (10.53%) User Experience Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Digital User Researcher
4 1 (5.26%) Lean Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Software Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Tester
4 1 (5.26%) UI Designer
4 1 (5.26%) UI/UX Designer
4 1 (5.26%) User Experience Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (89.47%) User Experience
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
2 1 (5.26%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (26.32%) Qualitative Research
3 5 (26.32%) Quantitative Research
4 4 (21.05%) Analytics
4 4 (21.05%) Cognitive Psychology
4 4 (21.05%) Market Research
4 4 (21.05%) Psychology
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
6 2 (10.53%) Human Factors
6 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.53%) UX Design
7 1 (5.26%) Customer Insight
7 1 (5.26%) Front End Development
7 1 (5.26%) Service Design
7 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.26%) Typography
7 1 (5.26%) Web Accessibility
7 1 (5.26%) Wireframes
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA