The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank - 97 -
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds - 0.37% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate - £413 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.49 £45.00 £37.49
% change year-on-year
+34.42% +20.03%
Security Testing
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1333 1173 954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 85.34% 86.00% 82.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 959 807 651
Average daily rate £425 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £263 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 14
Average hourly rate £12.10 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.60 £15.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.07 £26.60 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Security Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the Leeds region.

Security Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Security 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 Security Testing.

1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Nessus
1 3 (60.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 3 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Metasploit
1 3 (60.00%) CREST Certified
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) GIAC
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) CISSP
3 1 (20.00%) CISA
3 1 (20.00%) CISM
3 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (20.00%) Business Development
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Capita
3 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Security 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 Security Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Metasploit
2 1 (20.00%) Burp Suite
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Tester
2 3 (60.00%) Penetration Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) IT Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Business Development
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Presales
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Security Auditing
2 1 (20.00%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CREST Certified
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (20.00%) CISA
3 1 (20.00%) CISM
3 1 (20.00%) CISSP
3 1 (20.00%) CLAS
3 1 (20.00%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Capita