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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 134 138 127
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 3 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.10% 0.28% 0.040%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.34% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 1
Median daily rate £475 £415 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.45% +38.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.98 £52.99 £37.49
% change year-on-year
+15.07% +41.34%
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 Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2390 2372 1934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 83.13% 82.73% 76.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1685 1635 1284
Median daily rate £425 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £489 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 52 53
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £16.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Security Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
South Yorkshire - 3 £475 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 8 (53.33%) Windows
1 8 (53.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 6 (40.00%) Firewall
4 5 (33.33%) CREST Certified
5 4 (26.67%) GSEC
5 4 (26.67%) GCIH
5 4 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
5 4 (26.67%) Client/Server
5 4 (26.67%) HTTP
5 4 (26.67%) Unix
5 4 (26.67%) ISEB
5 4 (26.67%) Information Management
5 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
5 4 (26.67%) Network Security
5 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (20.00%) Selenium
6 3 (20.00%) Metasploit
6 3 (20.00%) Information Assurance
6 3 (20.00%) Nessus
6 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (13.33%) Wireless
7 2 (13.33%) Finance
7 2 (13.33%) .NET
7 2 (13.33%) CEH
7 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (13.33%) Compatibility Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Wireless Security

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) HTTP
2 4 (26.67%) Network Security
3 2 (13.33%) Wireless
3 2 (13.33%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Metasploit
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) Burp Suite
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Tester
2 6 (40.00%) Penetration Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Security Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Security Penetration Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Security Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) QA Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Client/Server
1 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 4 (26.67%) Unix
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (26.67%) Information Management
2 4 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Information Assurance
4 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Social Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (13.33%) V-Model
4 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.67%) BDD
5 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Presales
5 1 (6.67%) Security Auditing
5 1 (6.67%) Security Operations
5 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) CREST Certified
2 4 (26.67%) GCIH
2 4 (26.67%) GSEC
2 4 (26.67%) ISEB
2 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (13.33%) CEH
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (6.67%) CISA
4 1 (6.67%) CISM
4 1 (6.67%) CISSP
4 1 (6.67%) CLAS
4 1 (6.67%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Capita
1 1 (6.67%) Citrix