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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 94 94 84
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 13 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.72% 0.30% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.39% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Average daily rate £400 £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £382 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.84% +17.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.49 £45.00 £37.49
% change year-on-year
+34.42% +20.03%
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
1481 1279 1039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.64% 76.54% 75.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 689 538
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 41
Average hourly rate £18.99 £16.16 £17.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.46% -6.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.00 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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
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 30 April 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 30 April 2016, 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 21 (67.74%) Information Security
2 17 (54.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (51.61%) Risk Management
4 15 (48.39%) Risk Assessment
5 10 (32.26%) Management Information System
5 10 (32.26%) CISSP
6 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (22.58%) Finance
7 7 (22.58%) Project Management
7 7 (22.58%) Records Management
8 6 (19.35%) Java
8 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
8 6 (19.35%) Time Management
8 6 (19.35%) Information Assurance
9 4 (12.90%) Selenium
9 4 (12.90%) Integration Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
9 4 (12.90%) BDD
10 3 (9.68%) Manual Testing
10 3 (9.68%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
10 3 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
10 3 (9.68%) Usability Testing
10 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
10 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
10 3 (9.68%) ISMS
10 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
10 3 (9.68%) SQL

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Firewall
1 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Selenium
2 2 (6.45%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) AppScan
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
2 2 (6.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Information Manager
1 12 (38.71%) Information Security Manager
1 12 (38.71%) Security Manager
2 10 (32.26%) Technical Manager
3 5 (16.13%) Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Test Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) CISSP Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Ethical Hacker
6 2 (6.45%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Security Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Security Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Security Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Information Security
2 16 (51.61%) Risk Management
3 15 (48.39%) Risk Assessment
4 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (22.58%) Project Management
5 7 (22.58%) Records Management
6 6 (19.35%) Information Assurance
6 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Time Management
7 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
7 4 (12.90%) BDD
7 4 (12.90%) Integration Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 3 (9.68%) ISMS
8 3 (9.68%) Manual Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
8 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) Java
2 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
2 3 (9.68%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) PHP
3 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) CISSP
2 3 (9.68%) ISEB
2 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
2 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (54.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.23%) QA
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago