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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 95 82
Rank change year-on-year +10 -13  
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 5 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.49% 0.14% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.16% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Median daily rate - £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £340
% change year-on-year +12.50% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.50 -

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 872 1222 1021
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 85.83% 85.39% 87.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 869 683
Median daily rate £400 £411 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.73% +9.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 17
Median hourly rate £26.50 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.84% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £10.20 £12.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £18.78 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing Security Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 March 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 12 (100.00%) Java
1 12 (100.00%) Scrum
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) Selenium
2 10 (83.33%) Performance Testing
3 9 (75.00%) Unit Testing
3 9 (75.00%) QA
3 9 (75.00%) Usability Testing
3 9 (75.00%) SoapUI
3 9 (75.00%) Gherkin
3 9 (75.00%) User Stories
3 9 (75.00%) Automated Testing
3 9 (75.00%) Software Engineering
3 9 (75.00%) Defect Management
4 8 (66.67%) Kanban
4 8 (66.67%) Scala
5 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
6 6 (50.00%) RESTful
6 6 (50.00%) Groovy
6 6 (50.00%) Automation Testing
6 6 (50.00%) API Testing
6 6 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (50.00%) Web Services
6 6 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (41.67%) BDD
7 5 (41.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
7 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
8 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing

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 (8.33%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 12 (100.00%) Selenium
2 9 (75.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (16.67%) FitNesse
4 2 (16.67%) Robot Framework
5 1 (8.33%) JIRA
5 1 (8.33%) JMeter
5 1 (8.33%) JUnit
5 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Tester
2 5 (41.67%) Automation Tester
2 5 (41.67%) Selenium Tester
3 4 (33.33%) Java Automation Tester
3 4 (33.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 4 (33.33%) Test Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Java Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) QA Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) QA Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) QA Test Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Developer in Test
5 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) Gherkin
2 6 (50.00%) RESTful
2 6 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) .NET
3 2 (16.67%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) Scrum
2 10 (83.33%) Performance Testing
3 9 (75.00%) Automated Testing
3 9 (75.00%) Defect Management
3 9 (75.00%) Software Engineering
3 9 (75.00%) Unit Testing
3 9 (75.00%) Usability Testing
3 9 (75.00%) User Stories
4 8 (66.67%) Kanban
5 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
6 6 (50.00%) API Testing
6 6 (50.00%) Automation Testing
6 6 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (41.67%) BDD
7 5 (41.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
7 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
8 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) Scala
3 6 (50.00%) Groovy
4 2 (16.67%) C++
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) XPath
4 2 (16.67%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (75.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
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