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 18 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 76 57 73
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +16
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 2 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.20% 2.19% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 2.74% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 19 12
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£275 £300 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -30.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 - -
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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
786 694 842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.44% 79.95% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 383 476
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 12
Average hourly rate £11.43 £45.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.61% +210.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.20 £28.40 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 2014, 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 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (50.00%) POSIX
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Network Design
1 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) nginx
1 1 (50.00%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
1 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (50.00%) SimpleDB
1 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (50.00%) Redis
1 1 (50.00%) Couchbase
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Web Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Web Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Web Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Network Design
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Release Management
1 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Kanban
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Change Control
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (50.00%) HAProxy
1 1 (50.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle