The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 119 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.31% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £28.99
% change year-on-year
- +55.22%
Penetration Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1369 650 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 85.46% 78.41% 72.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 414 255
Median daily rate £325 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 39 12
Median hourly rate £28.00 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £12.31 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £38.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Penetration Testing across the North East region.

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 3 - -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Penetration 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 North East region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) OWASP
3 6 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 6 (50.00%) QA
3 6 (50.00%) CESG
3 6 (50.00%) WCAG
3 6 (50.00%) WAI
4 5 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
4 5 (41.67%) GPG13
4 5 (41.67%) Protective Monitoring
4 5 (41.67%) Resilience Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Web Operations
5 4 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 4 (33.33%) Java
5 4 (33.33%) JMeter
6 3 (25.00%) Scrum
6 3 (25.00%) Selenium
6 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Python
6 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (25.00%) AWS Certification
6 3 (25.00%) Burp Suite
6 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Cucumber

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) Confluence
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 4 (33.33%) JMeter
2 3 (25.00%) Burp Suite
2 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
4 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
4 1 (8.33%) Maven
4 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) AWS Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Functional Tester
3 2 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Application Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Process Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Project Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Security Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Web Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Web Applications Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) J2EE
2 1 (8.33%) JDBC
2 1 (8.33%) JNDI
2 1 (8.33%) JSON
2 1 (8.33%) JSP
2 1 (8.33%) Servlets
2 1 (8.33%) Spring
2 1 (8.33%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) CESG
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) OWASP
3 6 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (41.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Protective Monitoring
4 5 (41.67%) Resilience Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
4 5 (41.67%) Web Operations
5 4 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (25.00%) BDD
6 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Scrum
7 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (16.67%) Kanban
7 2 (16.67%) Microservices
8 1 (8.33%) Agile Testing
8 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (16.67%) C
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) Perl
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby
3 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (8.33%) C++
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) AWS Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CISSP
2 1 (8.33%) MCAD
2 1 (8.33%) MCSD
2 1 (8.33%) MCTS
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
1 6 (50.00%) WAI
1 6 (50.00%) WCAG
2 5 (41.67%) GPG13
3 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Atlassian
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Siebel