User Researcher

User Researcher

User researchers collect, analyse and test data to design websites, software and applications based on user needs.

Their role may expand depending on organisation size but in general they'll be responsible for:

  • Planning and designing sessions for user research testing
  • Sourcing users to complete test sessions and carry out research
  • Understanding user motivations and needs as well as identifying any issues with a product or service
  • Working with product teams on new product designs
  • Help deesign and development teams to understand user behaviours
  • Present user insights to project stakeholders

Key Skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a large team
  • Strong communication skills

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User Researcher FAQ's

Do I need a degree?

Although a degree in a research focussed subject would be a great starting point it's not always a necessity for a career in user research.

There are some great resources available to support your learning in User Research as well as opportunities to learn through work experience.

What is the average salary for a User Researcher?

The average salary for a User Researcher will depend on experience but in the North East this will vary between £24,000 and £41,000.

What progression opportunities are available?

A career in user research offers great progression opportunities to lead larger teams and projects. User researchers are also able to transfer their skills to a range of other roles including business analysis and project management.

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