Period
to 6 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 July 2020 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
6 months to
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 432 460 530
Rank change year-on-year +28 +70 -17
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 149 435 410
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.46% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.53% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 299 280
Median daily rate £440 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% -0.35%
10th Percentile £300 £331 £325
90th Percentile £550 £550 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £441 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.11% +5.88% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -13.08% -15.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £54.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year -35.78% +23.86% -

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 35,598 81,581 90,796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.83% 87.09% 86.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,377 53,723 59,851
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £423
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.55% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,240 2,292 2,461
Median hourly rate £32.37 £24.83 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.35% +15.50% -14.00%
10th Percentile £12.83 £11.85 £11.17
90th Percentile £54.08 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £24.71 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.96% +20.00% -20.00%

Usability Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Usability Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Usability Testing in the UK

Usability Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Usability Testing.

Daily rate trend for Usability Testing in the UK

Usability Testing
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Usability Testing over the 6 months to 6 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Usability Testing in the UK

Usability Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Usability Testing.

Hourly rate trend for Usability Testing in the UK

Usability Testing
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 6 July 2020. 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
England +34 136 £440 -2.22% 8
UK excluding London +107 78 £441 -2.11% 8
London +50 64 £425 -10.53%
South East +121 25 £500 +11.11% 3
Midlands +76 20 £440 - 3
West Midlands +65 20 £440 +3.53% 1
North of England +42 14 £441 -1.94% 1
Work from Home +3 10 £425 -10.53% 3
Yorkshire +71 8 £413 -17.50% 1
East of England +73 6 £500 +94.17% 1
Scotland +58 6 £315 -18.71%
South West +63 5 £400 -
North East +16 4 £450 +7.14%
North West +48 2 - -
Wales +36 1 - -
Northern Ireland +17 1 £350 -36.36%

For the 6 months to 6 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Usability Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Usability Testing.

1 91 (61.07%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (46.31%) User Experience
3 59 (39.60%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 57 (38.26%) Service Design
5 38 (25.50%) Degree
6 36 (24.16%) Wireframes
7 31 (20.81%) Public Sector
8 29 (19.46%) Problem-Solving
8 29 (19.46%) Psychology
9 28 (18.79%) User Stories
10 26 (17.45%) Qualitative Research
11 25 (16.78%) Customer Insight
12 23 (15.44%) Prototyping
12 23 (15.44%) Quantitative Research
12 23 (15.44%) Scrum
13 22 (14.77%) HTML
13 22 (14.77%) Ergonomics
13 22 (14.77%) Requirements Gathering
13 22 (14.77%) Sketch
14 21 (14.09%) Decision-Making
14 21 (14.09%) Human Factors
15 18 (12.08%) Ethnography
16 17 (11.41%) InVision
16 17 (11.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 16 (10.74%) Actionable Insight
17 16 (10.74%) Thought Leadership
18 15 (10.07%) Workshop Facilitation
18 15 (10.07%) Analytics
18 15 (10.07%) Axure RP
19 14 (9.40%) JIRA

Usability Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 11 (7.38%) Confluence
2 1 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (14.77%) Sketch
2 17 (11.41%) InVision
3 6 (4.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (4.03%) Figma
4 5 (3.36%) Photoshop
5 4 (2.68%) Adobe XD
5 4 (2.68%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (2.01%) MS Visio
6 3 (2.01%) UXPin
6 3 (2.01%) Zeplin
7 2 (1.34%) UserZoom
8 1 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.67%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.70%) Azure
2 3 (2.01%) SaaS
3 2 (1.34%) Heroku
4 1 (0.67%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.67%) AWS
4 1 (0.67%) GitHub
4 1 (0.67%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.67%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.67%) Intranet
1 1 (0.67%) Skype
1 1 (0.67%) Softphone
1 1 (0.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.67%) Blockchain
1 1 (0.67%) Data Lake
1 1 (0.67%) DTS
Development Applications
1 15 (10.07%) Axure RP
2 14 (9.40%) JIRA
3 4 (2.68%) Balsamiq
4 2 (1.34%) Selenium
5 1 (0.67%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.67%) Robot Framework
General
1 31 (20.81%) Public Sector
2 12 (8.05%) Marketing
3 8 (5.37%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.70%) Finance
5 4 (2.68%) Military
5 4 (2.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.01%) Banking
6 3 (2.01%) Electronics
7 2 (1.34%) Advertising
7 2 (1.34%) German Language
7 2 (1.34%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 65 (43.62%) User Researcher
2 62 (41.61%) Designer
3 39 (26.17%) UX Designer
4 11 (7.38%) Digital Designer
4 11 (7.38%) Senior Designer
5 10 (6.71%) Senior UX Designer
6 8 (5.37%) User Experience Researcher
7 6 (4.03%) Digital User Researcher
8 4 (2.68%) Azure DevOps
8 4 (2.68%) Developer
9 3 (2.01%) Analyst
9 3 (2.01%) Consultant
9 3 (2.01%) Senior User Experience Researcher
9 3 (2.01%) Tester
9 3 (2.01%) User Experience Consultant
10 2 (1.34%) Digital UX Designer
10 2 (1.34%) Senior User Researcher
10 2 (1.34%) UI/UX Designer
10 2 (1.34%) UX Developer
10 2 (1.34%) Visual Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.77%) HTML
2 12 (8.05%) CSS
3 3 (2.01%) Web Services
4 2 (1.34%) HTML5
5 1 (0.67%) .NET
5 1 (0.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.67%) JSON
5 1 (0.67%) Laravel
5 1 (0.67%) Material Design
5 1 (0.67%) RESTful
5 1 (0.67%) SOAP
5 1 (0.67%) XML
5 1 (0.67%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 69 (46.31%) User Experience
2 14 (9.40%) Mobile App
3 13 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.70%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.34%) Social Media
6 1 (0.67%) Biotechnology
6 1 (0.67%) Blog
6 1 (0.67%) e-Health
6 1 (0.67%) IVR
6 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.67%) Photography
6 1 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.37%) Apple iOS
2 6 (4.03%) Android
3 3 (2.01%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (61.07%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (39.60%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 57 (38.26%) Service Design
4 36 (24.16%) Wireframes
5 29 (19.46%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (19.46%) Psychology
6 28 (18.79%) User Stories
7 26 (17.45%) Qualitative Research
8 25 (16.78%) Customer Insight
9 23 (15.44%) Prototyping
9 23 (15.44%) Quantitative Research
9 23 (15.44%) Scrum
10 22 (14.77%) Ergonomics
10 22 (14.77%) Requirements Gathering
11 21 (14.09%) Decision-Making
11 21 (14.09%) Human Factors
12 18 (12.08%) Ethnography
13 17 (11.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 16 (10.74%) Actionable Insight
14 16 (10.74%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.36%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.01%) C
3 2 (1.34%) Python
4 1 (0.67%) C#
4 1 (0.67%) Java
4 1 (0.67%) PHP
4 1 (0.67%) Ruby
4 1 (0.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (25.50%) Degree
2 10 (6.71%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.37%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.01%) Postgraduate
6 2 (1.34%) PhD
7 1 (0.67%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.67%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.36%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.67%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 11 (7.38%) Adobe
2 10 (6.71%) Atlassian
3 4 (2.68%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.67%) Google
4 1 (0.67%) Hotjar