The table below looks at the statistics for Security 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 Security Testing over the 3 months to 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank - - 61
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East - - 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £240
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.49 £45.00 £37.49
% change year-on-year
+34.42% +20.03%
Security 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
983 585 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 85.55% 75.39% 77.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 348 332
Median daily rate £325 £370 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 34 8
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East 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 the North East

Security 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 Security Testing across the North East region.

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Security Testing
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 2 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 North East region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) CESG
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) WCAG
2 1 (50.00%) WAI
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) OWASP
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) GPG13
2 1 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Resilience Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (50.00%) Web Operations

Security 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Tester
2 1 (50.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Security Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) OWASP
1 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Resilience Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) GPG13
2 1 (50.00%) WAI
2 1 (50.00%) WCAG