The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 96 78 74
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -4
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 5 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.28% 0.54% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.71% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Median daily rate £338 £400 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +24.03%
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £37.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.99 £37.49
% change year-on-year
- +41.34%
Security Testing
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1441 1133 933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.05% 75.89% 73.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 680 497
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 32 31
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.31 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -26.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.95 £12.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £40.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Security Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Security Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

Security Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Security Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Security Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Information Security
3 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Information Assurance
4 5 (26.32%) Integration Testing
4 5 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (26.32%) Finance
4 5 (26.32%) Java
4 5 (26.32%) BDD
5 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (21.05%) ISEB
5 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 4 (21.05%) SQL
5 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
5 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
5 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
6 3 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
6 3 (15.79%) Degree
6 3 (15.79%) Selenium
6 3 (15.79%) Usability Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
6 3 (15.79%) ISMS
6 3 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (15.79%) .NET
6 3 (15.79%) Linux
6 3 (15.79%) CISSP

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) AppScan
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) CISSP Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Ethical Hacker
4 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Security Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Security Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Security Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Information Security
3 6 (31.58%) Information Assurance
3 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
4 5 (26.32%) BDD
4 5 (26.32%) Integration Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
6 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 3 (15.79%) ISMS
6 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
6 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Usability Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
7 2 (10.53%) Secure Coding
7 2 (10.53%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) PHP
3 2 (10.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) ISEB
1 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
1 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (15.79%) CISSP
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS