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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
England / North East
Rank - 72 -
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East - 0.56% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £403 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.94% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -10.52%

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
810 735 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 86.45% 82.68% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 473 322
Median daily rate £375 £410 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 29 14
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £10.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £46.90 £30.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (83.33%) Git (software)
1 5 (83.33%) Jenkins
1 5 (83.33%) Burp Suite
2 4 (66.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 4 (66.67%) OWASP
2 4 (66.67%) User Stories
2 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (66.67%) BDD
2 4 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Spring
2 4 (66.67%) WCAG
2 4 (66.67%) WAI
2 4 (66.67%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Compatibility Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) JMeter
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (16.67%) IPsec
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) SMTP

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) BGP
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) DSL
1 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) FTP
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (16.67%) IPsec
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
1 1 (16.67%) OSPF
1 1 (16.67%) SMTP
1 1 (16.67%) SNMP
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
1 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Burp Suite
1 5 (83.33%) Git (software)
1 5 (83.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (66.67%) JMeter
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Spring
2 1 (16.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) BDD
2 4 (66.67%) Compatibility Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 4 (66.67%) OWASP
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) High Availability
3 1 (16.67%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
1 4 (66.67%) WAI
1 4 (66.67%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Firmware
1 1 (16.67%) NFS
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco