The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 95 58 56
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -2
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.20% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.22% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £313 - £240
UK excluding London median daily rate £486 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+21.56% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.63 £28.50 £28.99
% change year-on-year
-31.14% -1.69%
Penetration Testing
North East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
866 462 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 87.92% 76.24% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 290 291
Median daily rate £320 £370 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +18.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £550 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 1
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -11.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -35 2 £313 -
Penetration Testing
North East

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) CESG
2 7 (87.50%) WCAG
2 7 (87.50%) WAI
2 7 (87.50%) QA
2 7 (87.50%) Integration Testing
2 7 (87.50%) OWASP
3 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (75.00%) GPG13
3 6 (75.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 6 (75.00%) Resilience Testing
3 6 (75.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 6 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (62.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (62.50%) Web Operations
5 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
5 4 (50.00%) Java
6 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
6 3 (37.50%) Perl
6 3 (37.50%) .NET
6 3 (37.50%) C
6 3 (37.50%) C#
6 3 (37.50%) Python
6 3 (37.50%) JMeter
6 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
6 3 (37.50%) Ruby
6 3 (37.50%) Confluence
6 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
6 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
6 3 (37.50%) Selenium

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 3 (37.50%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
1 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
1 3 (37.50%) JMeter
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (12.50%) Burp Suite
3 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Tester
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Functional Tester
3 2 (25.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Application Security Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Process Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Project Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Security Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Web Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Web Applications Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) CESG
2 2 (25.00%) PKI
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Mac OS X
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Integration Testing
2 7 (87.50%) OWASP
3 6 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (75.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 6 (75.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 6 (75.00%) Resilience Testing
3 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (62.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (62.50%) Web Operations
5 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (25.00%) BDD
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (12.50%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Release Management
7 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) C
2 3 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) Perl
2 3 (37.50%) Python
2 3 (37.50%) Ruby
2 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) QA
1 7 (87.50%) WAI
1 7 (87.50%) WCAG
2 6 (75.00%) GPG13
3 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP