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 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
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 430 463 516
Rank change year-on-year +33 +53  
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 182 190 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.35% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.42% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 141 89
Median daily rate £430 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £50.00 £24.12 £16.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.33% +46.77%  
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39769 44877 44538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.43% 83.33% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 99202 112242 99576
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £284 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3122 2959 3052
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.78 £51.17
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

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

Job vacancy trend for Usability Testing in the UK

Usability Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Usability Testing in the UK

Usability Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Usability Testing over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Usability Testing in the UK

Usability Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Usability Testing in the UK

Usability Testing
Top 9 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 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
England +12 157 £440 -2.22% 34
UK excluding London +43 102 £428 +7.00% 24
London -11 70 £450 - 14
North of England +72 44 £394 -12.50% 12
South East +27 25 £450 +22.44% 3
Scotland +43 16 £400 +26.26% 3
East of England +3 8 £416 +11.00% 2
South West -6 5 £350 +11.11% 3
Midlands +2 4 £370 -7.50% 1

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 with a requirement for Usability Testing.

1 247 (66.04%) User Experience
2 219 (58.56%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (32.62%) Service Design
4 121 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
5 115 (30.75%) Degree
6 112 (29.95%) Psychology
7 106 (28.34%) Customer Insight
8 104 (27.81%) Ethnography
9 96 (25.67%) Qualitative Research
10 93 (24.87%) Human Factors
11 86 (22.99%) Quantitative Research
12 85 (22.73%) Wireframes
13 84 (22.46%) Market Research
14 76 (20.32%) Actionable Customer Insight
15 75 (20.05%) Guerrilla Research
16 74 (19.79%) Prototyping
17 73 (19.52%) Cognitive Psychology
17 73 (19.52%) User Stories
18 68 (18.18%) HTML
19 65 (17.38%) Analytics
20 64 (17.11%) Scrum
21 61 (16.31%) CSS
22 48 (12.83%) HTML5
23 45 (12.03%) Test Automation
24 43 (11.50%) Axure RP
24 43 (11.50%) JavaScript
25 41 (10.96%) Information Architecture
26 40 (10.70%) QA
26 40 (10.70%) Software Engineering
27 39 (10.43%) Continuous Improvement

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 15 (4.01%) Confluence
2 9 (2.41%) CMS
3 4 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (5.61%) Photoshop
2 20 (5.35%) MS Visio
3 16 (4.28%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (4.28%) InVision
4 13 (3.48%) OmniGraffle
5 8 (2.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (2.14%) UserZoom
6 5 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (1.07%) UXPin
8 3 (0.80%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.53%) InDesign
9 2 (0.53%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 7 (1.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.27%) GoldMine
2 1 (0.27%) Lorenzo
2 1 (0.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.60%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.07%) Adobe Analytics
3 3 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (0.53%) G Suite
4 2 (0.53%) Office 365
5 1 (0.27%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.55%) Internet
2 6 (1.60%) HTTP
3 4 (1.07%) Network Security
4 2 (0.53%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.07%) SQLite
2 2 (0.53%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (0.53%) Mixpanel
2 2 (0.53%) MySQL
3 1 (0.27%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 43 (11.50%) Axure RP
2 38 (10.16%) Selenium
3 34 (9.09%) SoapUI
4 19 (5.08%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 18 (4.81%) JIRA
6 9 (2.41%) Jenkins
7 8 (2.14%) Visual Studio
8 7 (1.87%) Dreamweaver
9 5 (1.34%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.07%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.80%) Calabash
11 3 (0.80%) Git (software)
11 3 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.27%) HP UFT
12 1 (0.27%) Mechanoid
12 1 (0.27%) Mocha
12 1 (0.27%) Robolectric
12 1 (0.27%) Robotium
12 1 (0.27%) TestComplete
12 1 (0.27%) TestRail
General
1 32 (8.56%) Marketing
2 25 (6.68%) Finance
3 18 (4.81%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.87%) Banking
4 7 (1.87%) Electronics
4 7 (1.87%) Legal
4 7 (1.87%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.34%) Retail
6 2 (0.53%) German Language
6 2 (0.53%) Law
6 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.27%) Back Office
7 1 (0.27%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.27%) Military
7 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.27%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 165 (44.12%) User Researcher
2 77 (20.59%) Designer
3 68 (18.18%) UX Designer
4 65 (17.38%) User Experience Researcher
5 31 (8.29%) Digital User Researcher
6 28 (7.49%) Tester
7 18 (4.81%) Consultant
8 17 (4.55%) Automation Tester
8 17 (4.55%) Developer
9 16 (4.28%) Architect
9 16 (4.28%) UI Designer
9 16 (4.28%) User Experience Architect
10 15 (4.01%) UI/UX Designer
11 12 (3.21%) Analyst
11 12 (3.21%) User Experience Consultant
12 11 (2.94%) Java Automation Tester
12 11 (2.94%) Senior User Researcher
13 10 (2.67%) QA Tester
13 10 (2.67%) Selenium Tester
13 10 (2.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (18.18%) HTML
2 61 (16.31%) CSS
3 48 (12.83%) HTML5
4 34 (9.09%) CSS3
4 34 (9.09%) Gherkin
5 33 (8.82%) Web Services
6 30 (8.02%) RESTful
7 25 (6.68%) jQuery
8 10 (2.67%) Ajax
9 5 (1.34%) Sass
10 4 (1.07%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.07%) Flash
11 3 (0.80%) Apache Flex
11 3 (0.80%) D3.js
11 3 (0.80%) DHTML
11 3 (0.80%) Zurb Foundation
12 2 (0.53%) .NET
12 2 (0.53%) Highcharts JS
12 2 (0.53%) Node.js
12 2 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 247 (66.04%) User Experience
2 121 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.21%) Mobile App
4 10 (2.67%) RIA
5 9 (2.41%) Social Media
6 7 (1.87%) NHS
6 7 (1.87%) W3C
7 6 (1.60%) Blog
7 6 (1.60%) Online Banking
8 5 (1.34%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.07%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 4 (1.07%) Graphic Design
9 4 (1.07%) IVR
10 3 (0.80%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.80%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (0.80%) Interactive TV
10 3 (0.80%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.80%) VLE
11 2 (0.53%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.53%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.34%) Android
2 4 (1.07%) VMS
3 2 (0.53%) Windows
3 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (58.56%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (32.62%) Service Design
3 112 (29.95%) Psychology
4 106 (28.34%) Customer Insight
5 104 (27.81%) Ethnography
6 96 (25.67%) Qualitative Research
7 93 (24.87%) Human Factors
8 86 (22.99%) Quantitative Research
9 85 (22.73%) Wireframes
10 84 (22.46%) Market Research
11 76 (20.32%) Actionable Customer Insight
12 75 (20.05%) Guerrilla Research
13 74 (19.79%) Prototyping
14 73 (19.52%) Cognitive Psychology
14 73 (19.52%) User Stories
15 65 (17.38%) Analytics
16 64 (17.11%) Scrum
17 45 (12.03%) Test Automation
18 41 (10.96%) Information Architecture
19 40 (10.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 43 (11.50%) JavaScript
2 37 (9.89%) Java
3 30 (8.02%) Scala
4 26 (6.95%) Groovy
5 5 (1.34%) Perl
5 5 (1.34%) Python
6 4 (1.07%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.80%) Ruby
8 2 (0.53%) PHP
8 2 (0.53%) SQL
9 1 (0.27%) C#
9 1 (0.27%) ES6
9 1 (0.27%) PHP 7
9 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 115 (30.75%) Degree
2 23 (6.15%) BPSS Clearance
3 20 (5.35%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.34%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.07%) ISEB
6 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.27%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (10.70%) QA
2 6 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.07%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (0.53%) HL7
4 2 (0.53%) WCAG
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (1.07%) VirtualBox
1 4 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.53%) AirWatch
1 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (7.75%) Adobe
2 17 (4.55%) Atlassian
3 7 (1.87%) SAP
4 4 (1.07%) ClickTale
4 4 (1.07%) Google
4 4 (1.07%) Sitecore
4 4 (1.07%) VMware
5 3 (0.80%) Blackboard
6 2 (0.53%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle
7 1 (0.27%) HP
7 1 (0.27%) Zend
Scotland
Spring Technology
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago