The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 69 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.30% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.25 - £9.50
Security Testing
Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
590 251 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 87.67% 76.29% 78.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 165 139
Average daily rate £410 £400 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +42.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 20
Average hourly rate £19.50 £21.82 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% -12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.05 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £21.82 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Testing across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) PKI
3 2 (40.00%) Confluence
3 2 (40.00%) Test Management
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) SNMP
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 (40.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) JMeter
2 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Programme Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Programme Test Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Test Programme Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Tester
2 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Security Penetration Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Security Tester
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) PKI
2 1 (20.00%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Mac OS X
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (60.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Management
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
4 1 (20.00%) OWASP
4 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) GPG13
2 1 (20.00%) WAI
2 1 (20.00%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP