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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 28 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 84 80 68
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 6 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.40% 0.46% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.66% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
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£400 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.49 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.99 £37.49 -
% change year-on-year
+41.34% -
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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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1114 911 693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.39% 70.13% 72.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 459 354
Average daily rate £370 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 40 45
Average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.69 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 5 (55.56%) Finance
1 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Information Assurance
2 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 4 (44.44%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Retail
3 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
4 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (22.22%) Release Management
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Banking
4 2 (22.22%) Information Security
4 2 (22.22%) WebLogic Integration
4 2 (22.22%) TIBCO
4 2 (22.22%) SUSE
4 2 (22.22%) Apache
4 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (22.22%) WebLogic Integration
1 2 (22.22%) Apache
1 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
1 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) FTP
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) MS Access
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Retail
3 2 (22.22%) Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Legal
4 1 (11.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Test Leader
1 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Tester
1 2 (22.22%) Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Information Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
2 1 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) SUSE
2 2 (22.22%) HPUX
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Information Assurance
2 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Statistical Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Release Management
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security Management
3 1 (11.11%) Security Management
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) VB
1 2 (22.22%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
1 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (11.11%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (11.11%) XenApp
1 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (11.11%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) HP
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) TIBCO
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) NetApp
4 1 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec
4 1 (11.11%) Websense
4 1 (11.11%) Actimize
4 1 (11.11%) Rapid7
4 1 (11.11%) Veeam
4 1 (11.11%) hybris