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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 94 88 75
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -13
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 8 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.44% 0.39% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.52% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Median daily rate £375 £400 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +53.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £320
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £37.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.98 £52.99 £37.49
% change year-on-year
+15.07% +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
1474 1160 917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.41% 75.13% 71.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 638 469
Median daily rate £400 £365 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 35 39
Median hourly rate £34.25 £16.29 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.21% -9.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.85 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 12 (54.55%) Information Security
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (31.82%) Risk Management
5 6 (27.27%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Information Assurance
6 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Finance
6 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
6 5 (22.73%) Java
6 5 (22.73%) BDD
7 4 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (18.18%) ISEB
7 4 (18.18%) CISSP
7 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 4 (18.18%) SQL
7 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
8 3 (13.64%) Degree
8 3 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
8 3 (13.64%) Selenium
8 3 (13.64%) Usability Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
8 3 (13.64%) ISMS
8 3 (13.64%) .NET
8 3 (13.64%) Linux

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 (9.09%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Firewall
1 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Selenium
2 2 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) AppScan
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 2 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) CISSP Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Information Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Information Security Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Security Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Ethical Hacker
4 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Security Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Information Security
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) Risk Management
4 6 (27.27%) Information Assurance
4 6 (27.27%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 5 (22.73%) BDD
5 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 3 (13.64%) ISMS
6 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Project Management
6 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
6 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Usability Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 4 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) PHP
3 2 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) CISSP
1 4 (18.18%) ISEB
1 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
1 4 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland