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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 98 75 74
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -1
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 8 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.43% 0.92% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 1.20% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
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£378 £323 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.20% +4.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £339 £300
% change year-on-year
+14.83% +12.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 £55.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+10.87% +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
1430 1004 883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 77.26% 76.70% 73.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 870 599 469
Average daily rate £388 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 45
Average hourly rate £33.64 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+124.26% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £38.00 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Security Testing
North West

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (71.43%) HP
1 10 (71.43%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (64.29%) Non-Functional Testing
2 9 (64.29%) Release Management
2 9 (64.29%) Performance Testing
2 9 (64.29%) Test Scripting
2 9 (64.29%) ISEB Practitioner
2 9 (64.29%) ISTQB
2 9 (64.29%) ISEB
2 9 (64.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
3 7 (50.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 7 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
5 4 (28.57%) BC Cleared
5 4 (28.57%) Oracle
6 3 (21.43%) Finance
6 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
6 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (21.43%) Information Security
7 2 (14.29%) SUSE
7 2 (14.29%) Retail
7 2 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Information Assurance
7 2 (14.29%) ISMS
7 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
7 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
7 2 (14.29%) hybris

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (14.29%) WebLogic
1 2 (14.29%) Apache
1 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 2 (14.29%) WebLogic Integration
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) FTP
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 2 (14.29%) MS Access
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Billing
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (14.29%) Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Security Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Information Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Information Security Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) N-Tier
2 2 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) HPUX
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
1 2 (14.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Release Management
1 9 (64.29%) Performance Testing
1 9 (64.29%) Test Scripting
1 9 (64.29%) Non-Functional Testing
2 7 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 3 (21.43%) Information Security
4 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 2 (14.29%) SOA
4 2 (14.29%) Service Management
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 2 (14.29%) SIEM
4 2 (14.29%) ISMS
4 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 2 (14.29%) Information Assurance
4 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) VB
1 2 (14.29%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) ISEB
1 9 (64.29%) ISEB Practitioner
1 9 (64.29%) ISTQB
1 9 (64.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 10 (71.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) HP
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) hybris
3 2 (14.29%) TIBCO
4 1 (7.14%) Symantec
4 1 (7.14%) Websense
4 1 (7.14%) Rapid7