Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Penetration Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Penetration Testing over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Penetration Testing
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 141 153
Rank change year-on-year +13 +12 -
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 6 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.27% 0.23% 0.092%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.26% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Leeds median daily rate £400 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £325 -
% change year-on-year +23.08% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

Penetration Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1944 2293 2855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 86.17% 87.65% 87.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1390 1547 2002
Leeds median daily rate £410 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £275 £282 £265
90th Percentile £550 £563 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 36 67
Leeds median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.85% -0.70% +0.70%
10th Percentile £13.58 £10.20 £8.61
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.13 £39.70
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +3.45%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Leeds

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Penetration Testing in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Penetration 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) Finance
1 5 (83.33%) Information Security
1 5 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) Financial Institution
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (33.33%) Security Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Data Privacy
3 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (33.33%) GDPR
4 1 (16.67%) New Relic
4 1 (16.67%) Kibana
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) AppDynamics
4 1 (16.67%) API Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (16.67%) CISSP

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) JMeter
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Consultant
1 5 (83.33%) Security Consultant
2 4 (66.67%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Coordinator
3 1 (16.67%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Information Security
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (33.33%) Data Privacy
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (33.33%) Security Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) API Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CISM
1 1 (16.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (33.33%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Kibana
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) AppDynamics
2 1 (16.67%) New Relic