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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 97 - 48
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 6 0 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.39% - 4.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% - 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 27
Average daily rate
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£415 - £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.99 £37.49 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+41.34% +15.35%
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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
1312 966 645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.75% 83.06% 77.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 985 685 358
Average daily rate £363 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 20
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.28 £9.68 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £61.40 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 2015, 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 9 (81.82%) Telecoms
2 7 (63.64%) Internet
2 7 (63.64%) Configuration Management
2 7 (63.64%) Service Management
2 7 (63.64%) MySQL
2 7 (63.64%) Oracle
2 7 (63.64%) Web Services
2 7 (63.64%) UNIX
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) Apache
2 7 (63.64%) Tomcat
2 7 (63.64%) POSIX
2 7 (63.64%) RDBMS
2 7 (63.64%) TDD
2 7 (63.64%) Network Design
2 7 (63.64%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (63.64%) Software Engineering
2 7 (63.64%) Performance Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (63.64%) Kanban
2 7 (63.64%) Git (software)
2 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 7 (63.64%) nginx
2 7 (63.64%) SimpleDB
2 7 (63.64%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (63.64%) Amazon S3
2 7 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (63.64%) hybris
2 7 (63.64%) Puppet

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 7 (63.64%) Apache
1 7 (63.64%) Tomcat
1 7 (63.64%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 7 (63.64%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (63.64%) Amazon S3
1 7 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (63.64%) Route 53
1 7 (63.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (9.09%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Internet
1 7 (63.64%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) MySQL
1 7 (63.64%) RDBMS
1 7 (63.64%) SimpleDB
1 7 (63.64%) MongoDB
1 7 (63.64%) NoSQL
1 7 (63.64%) Redis
1 7 (63.64%) Couchbase
1 7 (63.64%) Amazon RDS
1 7 (63.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (81.82%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Software Engineer
1 7 (63.64%) Cloud Software Engineer
1 7 (63.64%) Cloud Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Information Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) Web Services
1 7 (63.64%) POSIX
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) UNIX
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Configuration Management
1 7 (63.64%) Service Management
1 7 (63.64%) TDD
1 7 (63.64%) Network Design
1 7 (63.64%) Software Engineering
1 7 (63.64%) Performance Testing
1 7 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (63.64%) Kanban
1 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
1 7 (63.64%) DevOps
2 3 (27.27%) Information Assurance
2 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Resource Management
3 2 (18.18%) Release Management
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Test Management
3 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Python
1 6 (54.55%) Bash Shell
2 1 (9.09%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
1 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) CEH
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (9.09%) GIAC
2 1 (9.09%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) Puppet
1 7 (63.64%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (63.64%) HAProxy
1 7 (63.64%) Ansible
1 7 (63.64%) Salt
2 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle
1 7 (63.64%) hybris
2 1 (9.09%) HP