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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 84 - 77
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% - 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% - 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£330 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £438
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -16.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.50 -
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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
1030 815 692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.15% 73.62% 69.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 427 383
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 31 31
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.15 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -20.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £48.70 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Information Assurance
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Open Source
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) Actimize
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) SLA
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) Sahi
1 1 (20.00%) RSpec
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Information Assurance
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
1 1 (20.00%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) XenApp
1 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (20.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Actimize
1 1 (20.00%) VMware
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Dell
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix
1 1 (20.00%) NetApp
1 1 (20.00%) McAfee
1 1 (20.00%) Sophos
1 1 (20.00%) Veeam