Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Usability Testing
UK
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 840 906 881
Rank change year-on-year +66 -25 +56
Permanent jobs citing Usability Testing 218 245 342
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 156 179 267
UK median annual salary £45,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.00% -4.76% +23.53%
10th Percentile £32,000 £26,650 £30,450
90th Percentile £73,750 £76,250 £70,200
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% -7.61% +15.00%

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 122,370 147,684 165,077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.05% 91.97% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 96,892 117,263 131,031
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,405 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Usability Testing.

Salary trend for Usability Testing in the UK

Usability Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Usability Testing over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Usability Testing in the UK

Usability Testing
Top 13 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 7 December 2019. 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 +92 215 £46,000 -8.00% 39
London +58 109 £57,500 -11.54% 14
UK excluding London +82 101 £40,000 -5.88% 27
Midlands +35 33 £40,000 +40.35% 7
North of England +57 25 £40,000 +6.67% 13
West Midlands +31 19 £40,000 -11.11% 1
South East +40 17 £48,750 +14.71% 2
North West +37 16 £37,500 -11.76% 12
East Midlands +22 14 £40,000 +42.86% 6
South West +14 14 £34,000 -2.86% 1
East of England +59 12 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Yorkshire +17 7 £42,500 +21.43% 1
North East +15 2 £35,000 -6.67%

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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.

1 152 (69.72%) User Experience
2 105 (48.17%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (25.23%) Wireframes
4 54 (24.77%) Prototyping
5 52 (23.85%) Sketch
6 51 (23.39%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 50 (22.94%) Degree
8 49 (22.48%) HTML
9 48 (22.02%) CSS
10 43 (19.72%) User Stories
10 43 (19.72%) InVision
11 41 (18.81%) Analytical Skills
11 41 (18.81%) Analytics
11 41 (18.81%) Test Automation
12 39 (17.89%) Scrum
12 39 (17.89%) Ethnography
12 39 (17.89%) Problem-Solving
13 38 (17.43%) Adobe
14 37 (16.97%) Axure RP
15 34 (15.60%) QA
16 32 (14.68%) JIRA
16 32 (14.68%) Marketing
17 31 (14.22%) Finance
18 30 (13.76%) Qualitative Research
19 28 (12.84%) JavaScript
20 27 (12.39%) Psychology
21 26 (11.93%) Service Design
22 23 (10.55%) Quantitative Research
23 22 (10.09%) Acceptance Criteria
23 22 (10.09%) Performance Testing

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 (5.05%) CMS
2 7 (3.21%) Confluence
3 2 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 52 (23.85%) Sketch
2 43 (19.72%) InVision
3 16 (7.34%) Zeplin
4 14 (6.42%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (5.05%) Marvel
6 9 (4.13%) UXPin
7 8 (3.67%) InDesign
7 8 (3.67%) Photoshop
8 7 (3.21%) OmniGraffle
9 6 (2.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (1.83%) Figma
11 3 (1.38%) UserZoom
12 2 (0.92%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
13 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.96%) Google Analytics
2 9 (4.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 8 (3.67%) Power Platform
4 7 (3.21%) SaaS
5 5 (2.29%) Azure
6 3 (1.38%) AWS
6 3 (1.38%) Office 365
7 2 (0.92%) Heroku
7 2 (0.92%) Lucidchart
7 2 (0.92%) npm
8 1 (0.46%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.46%) Sauce Labs
8 1 (0.46%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.75%) Internet
1 6 (2.75%) VoIP
2 3 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.92%) Wireless
4 1 (0.46%) Broadband
4 1 (0.46%) Intranet
4 1 (0.46%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.67%) Power BI
2 4 (1.83%) MySQL
3 3 (1.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.92%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (0.92%) InfluxDB
4 2 (0.92%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.92%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.92%) Redis
4 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.46%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 37 (16.97%) Axure RP
2 32 (14.68%) JIRA
3 13 (5.96%) Selenium
4 10 (4.59%) TestRail
5 9 (4.13%) Cucumber
5 9 (4.13%) SpecFlow
6 8 (3.67%) SoapUI
7 7 (3.21%) Git (software)
7 7 (3.21%) Postman
8 6 (2.75%) HP UFT
8 6 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (2.29%) FitNesse
10 4 (1.83%) Visual Studio Coded UI
11 3 (1.38%) REST Assured
12 2 (0.92%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 2 (0.92%) Balsamiq
12 2 (0.92%) Dreamweaver
12 2 (0.92%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
13 1 (0.46%) JMeter
General
1 32 (14.68%) Marketing
2 31 (14.22%) Finance
3 15 (6.88%) Public Sector
4 9 (4.13%) Police
5 8 (3.67%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.21%) Advertising
6 7 (3.21%) Law
7 6 (2.75%) Automotive
8 5 (2.29%) Banking
9 4 (1.83%) Retail
10 2 (0.92%) Back Office
10 2 (0.92%) Electronics
10 2 (0.92%) German Language
10 2 (0.92%) Legal
10 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.92%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 104 (47.71%) Designer
2 90 (41.28%) UX Designer
3 33 (15.14%) UI Designer
4 32 (14.68%) User Researcher
5 29 (13.30%) UI/UX Designer
6 26 (11.93%) Senior Designer
7 22 (10.09%) Test Engineer
8 21 (9.63%) Senior UX Designer
9 18 (8.26%) Analyst
10 16 (7.34%) Senior Test Engineer
11 13 (5.96%) User Experience Researcher
12 12 (5.50%) Test Analyst
13 11 (5.05%) Senior UI Designer
14 10 (4.59%) Platform Engineer
14 10 (4.59%) Senior Platform Engineer
14 10 (4.59%) Senior UI/UX Designer
15 9 (4.13%) Insight Manager
16 8 (3.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 8 (3.67%) QA Analyst
17 7 (3.21%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (22.48%) HTML
2 48 (22.02%) CSS
3 15 (6.88%) JSON
4 13 (5.96%) CSS3
5 12 (5.50%) HTML5
6 9 (4.13%) AngularJS
7 8 (3.67%) React
7 8 (3.67%) REST
8 7 (3.21%) jQuery
8 7 (3.21%) Web Services
9 4 (1.83%) RESTful
10 3 (1.38%) Gherkin
10 3 (1.38%) Node.js
10 3 (1.38%) Redux
10 3 (1.38%) SOAP
11 2 (0.92%) .NET
11 2 (0.92%) Apache Cordova
11 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (0.92%) Kendo UI
11 2 (0.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 152 (69.72%) User Experience
2 41 (18.81%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (8.26%) Mobile App
4 12 (5.50%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (5.05%) Graphic Design
6 8 (3.67%) Renewable Energy
6 8 (3.67%) Social Media
7 6 (2.75%) Blog
8 5 (2.29%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.92%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.92%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.92%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.92%) W3C
11 1 (0.46%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.46%) FMCG
11 1 (0.46%) Marketing Technology
11 1 (0.46%) NHS
11 1 (0.46%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.17%) Android
1 20 (9.17%) Apple iOS
2 10 (4.59%) Mac OS
2 10 (4.59%) Windows
3 2 (0.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (48.17%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (25.23%) Wireframes
3 54 (24.77%) Prototyping
4 51 (23.39%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 43 (19.72%) User Stories
6 41 (18.81%) Analytics
6 41 (18.81%) Test Automation
7 39 (17.89%) Ethnography
7 39 (17.89%) Problem-Solving
7 39 (17.89%) Scrum
8 30 (13.76%) Qualitative Research
9 27 (12.39%) Psychology
10 26 (11.93%) Service Design
11 23 (10.55%) Quantitative Research
12 22 (10.09%) Acceptance Criteria
12 22 (10.09%) Performance Testing
13 21 (9.63%) Decision-Making
13 21 (9.63%) Kanban
14 20 (9.17%) BDD
14 20 (9.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.84%) JavaScript
2 4 (1.83%) Java
3 3 (1.38%) C#
3 3 (1.38%) Python
4 2 (0.92%) C
4 2 (0.92%) Groovy
4 2 (0.92%) PHP
4 2 (0.92%) PHP 7
4 2 (0.92%) Scala
4 2 (0.92%) SQL
5 1 (0.46%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 50 (22.94%) Degree
2 4 (1.83%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.92%) Master's Degree
3 2 (0.92%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.46%) PhD
4 1 (0.46%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (15.60%) QA
2 5 (2.29%) WCAG
3 2 (0.92%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (0.92%) PMO
4 1 (0.46%) GDPR
4 1 (0.46%) WAI
Systems Management
1 15 (6.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (17.43%) Adobe
2 13 (5.96%) Google
2 13 (5.96%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.29%) HP
4 3 (1.38%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.38%) Spotify
5 2 (0.92%) Oracle
5 2 (0.92%) SAP
5 2 (0.92%) Sencha
6 1 (0.46%) Freshdesk
6 1 (0.46%) Hotjar