Period
to 15 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Usability Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Usability Testing over the 6 months to 15 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Usability Testing
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 674 824 983
Rank change year-on-year +150 +159 -182
Permanent jobs citing Usability Testing 88 268 211
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.20% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 64 213 159
Median annual salary £43,750 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,975 £32,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,750 £66,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,135 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.21% -5.56% +12.50%

Usability Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 57,318 130,822 155,907
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.29% 92.22% 91.93%
Number of salaries quoted 45,870 102,922 124,257
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%

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
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Usability Testing in the UK

Usability Testing
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Usability Testing over the 6 months to 15 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Usability Testing in the UK

Usability Testing
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Usability Testing within the UK over the 6 months to 15 August 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +171 75 £45,000 -10.00% 2
UK excluding London +211 51 £41,135 -3.21%
London +102 30 £50,000 -16.67% 2
South East +183 22 £42,500 -15.00%
Work from Home +74 13 £42,000 -13.85%
Midlands +103 11 £40,000 -5.88%
North of England +161 9 £37,500 -6.25%
West Midlands +82 6 £40,000 +14.29%
Yorkshire +118 5 £27,500 -31.25%
East Midlands +78 5 £40,000 -13.51%
North West +129 4 £42,500 +6.25%
Scotland +87 4 £50,000 +18.55%
South West +108 3 £41,135 +20.98%
Wales +35 2 £40,500 -10.00%

For the 6 months to 15 August 2020, IT 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 permanent job ads with a requirement for Usability Testing.

1 71 (80.68%) User Experience
2 52 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (34.09%) Service Design
4 28 (31.82%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 27 (30.68%) Psychology
6 25 (28.41%) User Stories
7 24 (27.27%) Wireframes
8 21 (23.86%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (22.73%) Requirements Gathering
10 19 (21.59%) Workshop Facilitation
11 18 (20.45%) Ethnography
11 18 (20.45%) Degree
12 17 (19.32%) Qualitative Research
12 17 (19.32%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (18.18%) Actionable Insight
14 14 (15.91%) InVision
14 14 (15.91%) HTML
15 13 (14.77%) Ergonomics
15 13 (14.77%) Quantitative Research
15 13 (14.77%) Analytics
15 13 (14.77%) Public Sector
16 12 (13.64%) Collaborative Working
16 12 (13.64%) Human Factors
16 12 (13.64%) CSS
17 11 (12.50%) Customer Insight
18 10 (11.36%) Information Architecture
18 10 (11.36%) Adobe
18 10 (11.36%) QA
18 10 (11.36%) Market Research
19 9 (10.23%) Telecoms

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 2 (2.27%) CMS
1 2 (2.27%) Confluence
2 1 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 14 (15.91%) InVision
2 8 (9.09%) Figma
3 7 (7.95%) Sketch
4 5 (5.68%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (4.55%) Adobe XD
6 3 (3.41%) MS Visio
7 2 (2.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (2.27%) InDesign
7 2 (2.27%) Photoshop
7 2 (2.27%) UserZoom
8 1 (1.14%) Marvel
8 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
8 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
8 1 (1.14%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (1.14%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Magento
2 1 (1.14%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) SaaS
2 2 (2.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (2.27%) Azure
2 2 (2.27%) Google Analytics
2 2 (2.27%) Lucidchart
2 2 (2.27%) ZenHub
3 1 (1.14%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (1.14%) AWS
3 1 (1.14%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.14%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.41%) MySQL
1 3 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (2.27%) Cosmos DB
2 2 (2.27%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.14%) InfluxDB
3 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Axure RP
2 7 (7.95%) JIRA
3 4 (4.55%) Selenium
4 3 (3.41%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.27%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.27%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.27%) Postman
5 2 (2.27%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.14%) Balsamiq
6 1 (1.14%) QADirector
6 1 (1.14%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.14%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 13 (14.77%) Public Sector
2 9 (10.23%) Finance
2 9 (10.23%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.82%) Legal
4 4 (4.55%) Marketing
4 4 (4.55%) Retail
5 1 (1.14%) French Language
5 1 (1.14%) Games
5 1 (1.14%) German Language
5 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Social Science
5 1 (1.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (38.64%) Designer
2 24 (27.27%) UX Designer
3 17 (19.32%) User Researcher
4 14 (15.91%) User Experience Researcher
5 13 (14.77%) UI Designer
6 8 (9.09%) Product Owner
7 7 (7.95%) UI/UX Designer
8 5 (5.68%) Design Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Service Design Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Analyst
9 4 (4.55%) Developer
10 3 (3.41%) Digital Designer
10 3 (3.41%) QA Leader
10 3 (3.41%) Senior Designer
10 3 (3.41%) Senior UX Designer
10 3 (3.41%) Test Analyst
11 2 (2.27%) Junior Designer
11 2 (2.27%) Junior UI/UX Designer
11 2 (2.27%) Lead Designer
11 2 (2.27%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.91%) HTML
2 12 (13.64%) CSS
3 3 (3.41%) React
4 2 (2.27%) .NET
4 2 (2.27%) Ajax
4 2 (2.27%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (2.27%) HTML5
4 2 (2.27%) jQuery
4 2 (2.27%) JSON
4 2 (2.27%) Redux
4 2 (2.27%) RESTful
4 2 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.14%) Node.js
5 1 (1.14%) Sass
5 1 (1.14%) SOAP
5 1 (1.14%) Swing
5 1 (1.14%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 71 (80.68%) User Experience
2 21 (23.86%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.68%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.27%) iPad
4 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.27%) Social Media
5 1 (1.14%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.14%) Equities
5 1 (1.14%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.14%) Life Science
5 1 (1.14%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.27%) Android
1 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.14%) Linux
2 1 (1.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (34.09%) Service Design
3 28 (31.82%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 27 (30.68%) Psychology
5 25 (28.41%) User Stories
6 24 (27.27%) Wireframes
7 20 (22.73%) Requirements Gathering
8 19 (21.59%) Workshop Facilitation
9 18 (20.45%) Ethnography
10 17 (19.32%) Problem-Solving
10 17 (19.32%) Qualitative Research
11 16 (18.18%) Actionable Insight
12 13 (14.77%) Analytics
12 13 (14.77%) Ergonomics
12 13 (14.77%) Quantitative Research
13 12 (13.64%) Collaborative Working
13 12 (13.64%) Human Factors
14 11 (12.50%) Customer Insight
15 10 (11.36%) Information Architecture
15 10 (11.36%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.09%) SQL
2 5 (5.68%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.41%) C#
3 3 (3.41%) Java
4 2 (2.27%) C
4 2 (2.27%) PHP
5 1 (1.14%) C++
5 1 (1.14%) Perl
5 1 (1.14%) Python
5 1 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (20.45%) Degree
2 2 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.14%) ISEB
3 1 (1.14%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.14%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.36%) QA
2 2 (2.27%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (1.14%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) Kibana
Vendors
1 10 (11.36%) Adobe
2 4 (4.55%) Oracle
3 2 (2.27%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.27%) Google
3 2 (2.27%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.27%) Zend
4 1 (1.14%) Capita
4 1 (1.14%) Hotjar
4 1 (1.14%) Maxymiser
4 1 (1.14%) Qualtrics
4 1 (1.14%) Tableau