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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 81 80 78
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.41% 0.10% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.13% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £55.00
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
992 771 725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 80.52% 79.00% 74.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 474 398
Average daily rate £375 £325 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -6.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £450 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 16
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 4 (57.14%) C++
1 4 (57.14%) MySQL
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
1 4 (57.14%) PHP
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
1 4 (57.14%) Apache
1 4 (57.14%) Python
1 4 (57.14%) Client/Server
1 4 (57.14%) Configuration Management
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
1 4 (57.14%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (57.14%) Ruby
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
1 4 (57.14%) Kanban
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
1 4 (57.14%) nginx
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon S3
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (57.14%) Bash Shell
1 4 (57.14%) Puppet
1 4 (57.14%) MongoDB
1 4 (57.14%) Node.js
1 4 (57.14%) Redis
1 4 (57.14%) Route 53
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (57.14%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (57.14%) HAProxy
1 4 (57.14%) DevOps

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (57.14%) Apache
1 4 (57.14%) nginx
1 4 (57.14%) Node.js
2 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (14.29%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon S3
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (57.14%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) SSL
3 2 (28.57%) Internet
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) MySQL
1 4 (57.14%) MongoDB
1 4 (57.14%) Redis
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
2 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
2 2 (28.57%) SimpleDB
2 2 (28.57%) Couchbase
2 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) IT Security Officer
1 2 (28.57%) Security Officer
1 2 (28.57%) Information Security Officer
1 2 (28.57%) Cloud Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Web Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Python Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Web Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Web Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) POSIX
2 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Client/Server
2 3 (42.86%) User Experience
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) UNIX
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Configuration Management
1 4 (57.14%) Kanban
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
1 4 (57.14%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
2 2 (28.57%) Network Design
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 2 (28.57%) Release Management
2 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 2 (28.57%) Cyber Security
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
2 2 (28.57%) SIEM
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (28.57%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C++
1 4 (57.14%) PHP
1 4 (57.14%) Python
1 4 (57.14%) Ruby
1 4 (57.14%) Bash Shell
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) Perl
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) CHFI
3 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Puppet
1 4 (57.14%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (57.14%) HAProxy
2 2 (28.57%) Salt
3 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Percona