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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 104 76 59
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -17
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 1 2 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.060% 0.20% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.073% 0.24% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 19
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £339 £300
% change year-on-year
+14.83% +12.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 £55.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+10.87% +69.23%
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
1373 821 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 82.12% 81.21% 79.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 540 406
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 15 27
Average hourly rate £15.25 £11.43 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.47% -74.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 7 (87.50%) Performance Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (75.00%) Kanban
2 6 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (75.00%) hybris
2 6 (75.00%) Puppet
2 6 (75.00%) MongoDB
2 6 (75.00%) NoSQL
2 6 (75.00%) Redis
2 6 (75.00%) Route 53
2 6 (75.00%) Couchbase
2 6 (75.00%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (75.00%) HAProxy
2 6 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (75.00%) Ansible
2 6 (75.00%) DevOps
2 6 (75.00%) Salt
2 6 (75.00%) TDD
2 6 (75.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 6 (75.00%) MySQL
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 6 (75.00%) Web Services
2 6 (75.00%) UNIX
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) Apache
2 6 (75.00%) Tomcat
2 6 (75.00%) Python
2 6 (75.00%) POSIX

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (75.00%) Apache
1 6 (75.00%) Tomcat
1 6 (75.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 6 (75.00%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (75.00%) Amazon S3
1 6 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (75.00%) Route 53
1 6 (75.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Internet
1 6 (75.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) MySQL
1 6 (75.00%) RDBMS
1 6 (75.00%) SimpleDB
1 6 (75.00%) MongoDB
1 6 (75.00%) NoSQL
1 6 (75.00%) Redis
1 6 (75.00%) Couchbase
1 6 (75.00%) Amazon RDS
1 6 (75.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Software Engineer
1 6 (75.00%) Cloud Software Engineer
1 6 (75.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) Web Services
1 6 (75.00%) POSIX
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) UNIX
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Performance Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (75.00%) Kanban
2 6 (75.00%) TDD
2 6 (75.00%) Network Design
2 6 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (75.00%) Service Management
2 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Python
1 6 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) Puppet
1 6 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (75.00%) HAProxy
1 6 (75.00%) Ansible
1 6 (75.00%) Salt
2 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
1 6 (75.00%) hybris
2 1 (12.50%) HP