The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 113 103 119
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +16
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 4 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.17% 0.65% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.86% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 5
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £300 £286
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £55.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1792 1625 2016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 74.79% 75.16% 75.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1102 932 1031
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £230 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 63 58
Average hourly rate £16.67 £24.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.54% +35.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £45.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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
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 1 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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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 -15 4 £313 +4.16% 2
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (40.00%) Statistical Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (20.00%) User Experience
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) Apache
3 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (20.00%) POSIX
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) SQL

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (20.00%) CMS
1 1 (20.00%) Node.js
1 1 (20.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Route 53
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) Redis
1 1 (20.00%) Couchbase
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (20.00%) SimpleDB
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Web Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Web Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) POSIX
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
1 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) Statistical Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) C++
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) PHP
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby
1 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (20.00%) HAProxy
1 1 (20.00%) Salt
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle