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 3 months to 27 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 West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 132 127
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5  
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 5 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.18% 0.30% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.38% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 5
Median daily rate £350 £315 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -21.25%  
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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2236 2349 2424
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.87% 78.80% 78.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1418 1554 1645
Median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £285 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 107 109
Median hourly rate £45.00 £35.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% -4.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Usability Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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
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 3 months to 27 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
Bristol -1 4 £400 -20.00% 1
Somerset - 1 £350 -
Usability Testing
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region with a requirement for Usability Testing.

1 6 (66.67%) User Experience
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Typography
3 2 (22.22%) Infographics
3 2 (22.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (22.22%) Wireframes
3 2 (22.22%) Prototyping
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) QA
3 2 (22.22%) jQuery
3 2 (22.22%) Time Management
3 2 (22.22%) HTML
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) Photoshop
3 2 (22.22%) CSS
3 2 (22.22%) XML
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Adobe
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 2 (22.22%) Workflow
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) HTML5
3 2 (22.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (22.22%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (22.22%) Axure RP
3 2 (22.22%) Data Visualisation
3 2 (22.22%) CSS3
3 2 (22.22%) D3.js
3 2 (22.22%) Highcharts JS
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012

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:

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (22.22%) InDesign
1 2 (22.22%) OmniGraffle
1 2 (22.22%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Axure RP
1 2 (22.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Designer
1 4 (44.44%) UX Designer
2 3 (33.33%) User Researcher
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Software Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Software Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 2 (22.22%) UI Designer
3 2 (22.22%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
1 2 (22.22%) CSS
1 2 (22.22%) CSS3
1 2 (22.22%) D3.js
1 2 (22.22%) Highcharts JS
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
1 2 (22.22%) HTML5
1 2 (22.22%) jQuery
1 2 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 2 (22.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Data Visualisation
2 2 (22.22%) Infographics
2 2 (22.22%) Prototyping
2 2 (22.22%) SDLC
2 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
2 2 (22.22%) Time Management
2 2 (22.22%) Typography
2 2 (22.22%) Visualisation
2 2 (22.22%) Wireframes
2 2 (22.22%) Workflow
3 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Adobe