Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 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
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 550 519 597
Rank change year-on-year -31 +78 -3
Contract jobs citing Usability Testing 358 401 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.38% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.46% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 263 184
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +3.98% -3.82%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £310
90th Percentile £553 £541 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
UK median hourly rate £27.11 £27.65 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.95% +14.11% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 87050 88088 93684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.89% 81.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 58011 58216 60663
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £635 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2370 2759
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.37 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £49.93 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

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 6 months to 24 November 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 15 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 24 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
England -55 326 £450 +5.88% 31
UK excluding London +28 200 £428 +0.59% 10
London -56 144 £450 +5.88% 24
North of England +53 68 £430 +1.18% 4
South East +8 45 £450 +12.50% 2
Midlands +5 38 £425 +0.12% 1
North East +91 35 £428 -0.58% 1
Yorkshire +2 28 £425 - 1
West Midlands -13 25 £481 +18.46%
South West -3 19 £425 -13.92%
Scotland +18 18 £400 +26.26% 3
East Midlands +8 13 £350 -22.22% 1
North West +25 8 £525 +23.53% 2
East of England +1 8 £475 -9.52%
Wales - 6 £433 -

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for Usability Testing.

1 215 (60.06%) User Experience
2 206 (57.54%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (33.24%) Degree
4 116 (32.40%) Service Design
5 107 (29.89%) Analytical Skills
6 99 (27.65%) Psychology
7 98 (27.37%) Analytics
8 97 (27.09%) Ethnography
9 93 (25.98%) Market Research
10 82 (22.91%) Qualitative Research
11 80 (22.35%) Quantitative Research
11 80 (22.35%) Customer Insight
12 78 (21.79%) Prototyping
13 75 (20.95%) Human Factors
14 74 (20.67%) Wireframes
15 67 (18.72%) Actionable Insight
16 58 (16.20%) HTML
17 56 (15.64%) CSS
18 47 (13.13%) Cognitive Psychology
18 47 (13.13%) Actionable Customer Insight
18 47 (13.13%) User Stories
19 46 (12.85%) Guerrilla Research
20 45 (12.57%) Axure RP
21 42 (11.73%) Scrum
22 39 (10.89%) Information Architecture
23 38 (10.61%) Web Analytics
24 31 (8.66%) Mentoring
25 30 (8.38%) JavaScript
25 30 (8.38%) Data Analytics
26 27 (7.54%) 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 9 (2.51%) Confluence
2 4 (1.12%) CMS
3 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.28%) Drupal
3 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (5.03%) InVision
2 17 (4.75%) Photoshop
3 14 (3.91%) OmniGraffle
4 9 (2.51%) UserZoom
5 7 (1.96%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (1.96%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.28%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.28%) InDesign
7 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.28%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.07%) Google Analytics
2 8 (2.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 7 (1.96%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.56%) BrowserStack
4 2 (0.56%) GitHub
5 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.51%) SMS
2 2 (0.56%) HTTP
3 1 (0.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.84%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 45 (12.57%) Axure RP
2 15 (4.19%) Selenium
3 14 (3.91%) JIRA
4 8 (2.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 8 (2.23%) SoapUI
5 4 (1.12%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.56%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.56%) NUnit
7 1 (0.28%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.28%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.28%) Mocha
7 1 (0.28%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (6.15%) Finance
2 14 (3.91%) Marketing
3 12 (3.35%) Banking
4 10 (2.79%) Games
4 10 (2.79%) Retail
5 8 (2.23%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.12%) Electronics
6 4 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.84%) German Language
7 3 (0.84%) Legal
8 2 (0.56%) Publishing
9 1 (0.28%) Back Office
9 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 162 (45.25%) User Researcher
2 87 (24.30%) Designer
3 69 (19.27%) UX Designer
4 56 (15.64%) Digital User Researcher
5 46 (12.85%) User Experience Researcher
6 22 (6.15%) Senior Designer
7 19 (5.31%) Analyst
8 15 (4.19%) Senior User Researcher
9 13 (3.63%) Consultant
9 13 (3.63%) Developer
9 13 (3.63%) User Experience Consultant
10 12 (3.35%) Senior UX Designer
10 12 (3.35%) UI Designer
11 11 (3.07%) Digital Designer
11 11 (3.07%) Digital UX Designer
12 10 (2.79%) UI/UX Designer
13 9 (2.51%) Test Analyst
13 9 (2.51%) Tester
14 8 (2.23%) Senior Digital User Researcher
15 7 (1.96%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (16.20%) HTML
2 56 (15.64%) CSS
3 24 (6.70%) HTML5
4 22 (6.15%) CSS3
5 19 (5.31%) jQuery
6 8 (2.23%) Gherkin
6 8 (2.23%) RESTful
6 8 (2.23%) Web Services
7 7 (1.96%) Ajax
8 5 (1.40%) .NET
8 5 (1.40%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.40%) Sass
9 3 (0.84%) Zurb Foundation
10 2 (0.56%) Angular 2
10 2 (0.56%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.56%) Node.js
10 2 (0.56%) Spring
10 2 (0.56%) Spring Boot
10 2 (0.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 1 (0.28%) Material Design
Miscellaneous
1 215 (60.06%) User Experience
2 107 (29.89%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.75%) Blog
4 14 (3.91%) W3C
5 12 (3.35%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.96%) Graphic Design
7 5 (1.40%) Fintech
7 5 (1.40%) RIA
8 4 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.84%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.56%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.56%) Social Media
10 2 (0.56%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.28%) Animation
11 1 (0.28%) IVR
11 1 (0.28%) Minimum Viable Product
11 1 (0.28%) NHS
11 1 (0.28%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.68%) Apple iOS
2 4 (1.12%) Android
3 1 (0.28%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (57.54%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (32.40%) Service Design
3 99 (27.65%) Psychology
4 98 (27.37%) Analytics
5 97 (27.09%) Ethnography
6 93 (25.98%) Market Research
7 82 (22.91%) Qualitative Research
8 80 (22.35%) Customer Insight
8 80 (22.35%) Quantitative Research
9 78 (21.79%) Prototyping
10 75 (20.95%) Human Factors
11 74 (20.67%) Wireframes
12 67 (18.72%) Actionable Insight
13 47 (13.13%) Actionable Customer Insight
13 47 (13.13%) Cognitive Psychology
13 47 (13.13%) User Stories
14 46 (12.85%) Guerrilla Research
15 42 (11.73%) Scrum
16 39 (10.89%) Information Architecture
17 38 (10.61%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 30 (8.38%) JavaScript
2 11 (3.07%) Java
3 8 (2.23%) Groovy
3 8 (2.23%) Scala
4 5 (1.40%) SQL
5 1 (0.28%) C
5 1 (0.28%) ES6
5 1 (0.28%) Perl
5 1 (0.28%) PHP
5 1 (0.28%) Python
Qualifications
1 119 (33.24%) Degree
2 26 (7.26%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 14 (3.91%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.56%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.56%) ISEB
6 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.56%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.47%) QA
2 7 (1.96%) WAI
3 6 (1.68%) Actionable Recommendations
4 5 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) PSD2
5 1 (0.28%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (7.26%) Adobe
2 7 (1.96%) Atlassian
2 7 (1.96%) ClickTale
2 7 (1.96%) Omniture
3 4 (1.12%) Google
3 4 (1.12%) SAP
4 3 (0.84%) Capita
5 2 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.56%) Telerik
6 1 (0.28%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.28%) Coremetrics
6 1 (0.28%) HP
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft