The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Security Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 29 June 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.

Security Testing
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 99
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds - - 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Leeds median daily rate - - £415
West Yorkshire median daily rate - - £415
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

Security Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 985 1317 1344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 88.26% 88.51% 86.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2713 3958 4317
Leeds median daily rate £415 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +21.42%  
10th Percentile £308 £313 £263
90th Percentile £550 £575 £530
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £356
% change year-on-year -2.94% +19.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 43
Leeds median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -17.14%  
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.20 £9.80
90th Percentile £25.86 £180.00 £187.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £10.59 £14.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -26.94% -58.57%  

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in Leeds

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Testing in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Scala
1 5 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 5 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 5 (100.00%) User Stories
1 5 (100.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (60.00%) API Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (60.00%) RESTful
2 3 (60.00%) Kanban
2 3 (60.00%) Groovy
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery

Security 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) QA Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Leader
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Java Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Leader
2 1 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (60.00%) RESTful
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 5 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 5 (100.00%) User Stories
2 3 (60.00%) API Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (60.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Kanban
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Scala
2 3 (60.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Atlassian