The first table below looks at the demand for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedford region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 9 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 2.86% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.35% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £321
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +16.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.25
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
23 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 65.71% 80.95% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 3
Average daily rate £400 £315 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £168 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £410 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.39 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Penetration Testing
Bedfordshire

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Bedford region.

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Penetration Testing
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (100.00%) VMS
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) NAS
1 1 (100.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) NAS
1 1 (100.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) VMware