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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 74 75 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 12 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.92% 0.58% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 0.80% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£323 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.91% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+69.23% -
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
970 871 947
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.22% 72.22% 65.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 464 472
Average daily rate £338 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 43 49
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £28.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -38.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 2014, 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 10 (55.56%) Oracle
1 10 (55.56%) Oracle Database
2 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
2 7 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (38.89%) ISEB
2 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 7 (38.89%) ISTQB
3 6 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
3 6 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 6 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
3 6 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (33.33%) SUSE
3 6 (33.33%) Information Security
3 6 (33.33%) CISSP
3 6 (33.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 6 (33.33%) FTP
3 6 (33.33%) HP
3 6 (33.33%) WebLogic Integration
3 6 (33.33%) TIBCO
3 6 (33.33%) McAfee
3 6 (33.33%) Sophos
3 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 6 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 6 (33.33%) VB
3 6 (33.33%) HPUX
3 6 (33.33%) Linux
3 6 (33.33%) Apache
3 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 6 (33.33%) MS Access
3 6 (33.33%) N-Tier

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 6 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 6 (33.33%) Apache
1 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 6 (33.33%) WebLogic Integration
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) SAP PM
2 2 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) FTP
2 3 (16.67%) Firewall
3 2 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) Oracle Database
2 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (33.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Eclipse
2 3 (16.67%) Metasploit
3 2 (11.11%) Selenium
4 1 (5.56%) TestDirector
4 1 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (5.56%) Sahi
4 1 (5.56%) RSpec
4 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Tester
1 5 (27.78%) Non-Functional Tester
2 3 (16.67%) Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) Security Specialist
2 3 (16.67%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Security Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) Information Security Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) IT Security Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Java Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Automated Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Information Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) N-Tier
1 6 (33.33%) Open Source
2 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (11.11%) PKI
4 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) HPUX
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
1 6 (33.33%) SUSE
2 4 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
2 6 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 6 (33.33%) SOA
2 6 (33.33%) Information Security
2 6 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
2 6 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 6 (33.33%) Release Management
2 6 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) OOP
3 2 (11.11%) OO
3 2 (11.11%) Identity Management
3 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.11%) SIEM
4 1 (5.56%) V-Model
4 1 (5.56%) Information Assurance
4 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) VB
1 6 (33.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 4 (22.22%) Java
2 4 (22.22%) Groovy
3 2 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) ISEB
1 7 (38.89%) ISTQB
2 6 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 6 (33.33%) CISSP
2 6 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (11.11%) CEH
4 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (16.67%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Oracle
2 6 (33.33%) HP
2 6 (33.33%) TIBCO
2 6 (33.33%) McAfee
2 6 (33.33%) Sophos
3 4 (22.22%) SAP
3 4 (22.22%) JBoss
4 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 3 (16.67%) Sourcefire
4 3 (16.67%) IronPort