The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 95 86 89
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 7 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.41% 0.45% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.58% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 5
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£275 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +4.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £55.00
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Yorkshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1293 1215 1307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 75.39% 78.19% 77.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 809 698 690
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 32 32
Average hourly rate £14.87 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.05% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Testing across the West Yorkshire region.

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Security Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the West Yorkshire region.

Security Testing Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. 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
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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
Leeds -12 6 £275 -8.33% 1
Wakefield - - - -
Security Testing
Yorkshire

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 3 (33.33%) C++
1 3 (33.33%) PHP
1 3 (33.33%) MySQL
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
1 3 (33.33%) UNIX
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
1 3 (33.33%) Apache
1 3 (33.33%) Python
1 3 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
1 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 3 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (33.33%) Ruby
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
1 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (33.33%) Release Management
1 3 (33.33%) Kanban
1 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 3 (33.33%) nginx
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon S3
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 3 (33.33%) Node.js
1 3 (33.33%) Puppet
1 3 (33.33%) MongoDB

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 3 (33.33%) Apache
1 3 (33.33%) nginx
1 3 (33.33%) Node.js
2 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
3 1 (11.11%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon S3
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (33.33%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
1 3 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) SSL
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) MySQL
1 3 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 3 (33.33%) Redis
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 2 (22.22%) Couchbase
2 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
2 2 (22.22%) RDBMS
2 2 (22.22%) SimpleDB
3 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Information Security Officer
1 2 (22.22%) IT Security Officer
1 2 (22.22%) Security Officer
1 2 (22.22%) Test Leader
1 2 (22.22%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Leader
2 1 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Cloud Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Web Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Web Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Applications Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Security Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Python Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) POSIX
2 2 (22.22%) Application Packaging
3 1 (11.11%) Middleware
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (22.22%) User Experience
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) UNIX
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 3 (33.33%) Release Management
1 3 (33.33%) Kanban
1 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 3 (33.33%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) Cyber Security
2 2 (22.22%) SIEM
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
2 2 (22.22%) Network Design
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C++
1 3 (33.33%) PHP
1 3 (33.33%) Python
1 3 (33.33%) Ruby
1 3 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) C
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Puppet
1 3 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (33.33%) HAProxy
2 2 (22.22%) Salt
3 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Percona