The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 183 150 170
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +20
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 3 31 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.089% 0.90% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 1.00% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2 31 3
Average salary £41,250 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -14.28%
Security Testing
West Yorkshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2974 3097 2805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 88.43% 90.32% 85.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2466 2474 2146
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Security Testing
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Leeds region.

Security Testing Salary Trend in Leeds

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Security Testing.

1 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
2 6 (40.00%) QA
2 6 (40.00%) Selenium
3 5 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Test Management
4 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Firewall
4 4 (26.67%) Java
5 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) .NET
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (20.00%) CSS
5 3 (20.00%) C#
5 3 (20.00%) HTML
5 3 (20.00%) N-Tier
5 3 (20.00%) MVC
5 3 (20.00%) Firebug
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) LAMP
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (20.00%) Information Assurance
5 3 (20.00%) Open Source
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (20.00%) DevOps
5 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (20.00%) Security Operations
5 3 (20.00%) Security Operations Centre

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Security Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) Network Security
3 1 (6.67%) SSL
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Selenium
2 3 (20.00%) Firebug
3 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (6.67%) JMeter
3 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (6.67%) LoadUI
3 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) DevOps Systems Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Information Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Network Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
1 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (20.00%) CSS
1 3 (20.00%) HTML
1 3 (20.00%) LAMP
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) N-Tier
1 3 (20.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
2 1 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Test Management
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) DevOps
4 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Information Assurance
4 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (20.00%) MVC
4 3 (20.00%) Open Source
4 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Security Operations
4 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (13.33%) Ethical Hacking
5 2 (13.33%) Information Security
5 2 (13.33%) QA Automation
5 2 (13.33%) SIEM
5 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (6.67%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) C#
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) CISSP
1 2 (13.33%) GIAC
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (6.67%) SDET
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) ArcSight
1 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat
1 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco
1 2 (13.33%) Fortinet
1 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
2 1 (6.67%) Cyber-Ark
2 1 (6.67%) F5
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Juniper
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Splunk
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