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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 76 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.22% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £375 £405
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £9.50
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
780 423 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 83.96% 68.89% 74.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 260 186
Average daily rate £410 £400 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +25.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 31
Average hourly rate £21.00 £28.50 £28.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +1.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £30.75 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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