The first table below looks at the demand for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Yorkshire region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 108 97 111
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +14
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 2 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.085% 0.86% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 1.19% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 16 17
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£500 £269 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.04% -38.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £225 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £300 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+69.23% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1732 1515 1804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 73.70% 72.14% 70.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1077 831 989
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 62 55
Average hourly rate £15.39 £38.50 £17.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.03% +118.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Security Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Security Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Security Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Security Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 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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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
West Yorkshire -8 2 £500 +86.04% 2
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) BPMN
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Security Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) zOS
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Delivery Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Applications Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Security Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) BPMN
2 1 (33.33%) Security Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001