The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Testing
North West / Manchester
Rank 87 92 93
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1  
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 3 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.23% 0.78% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.93% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 1
Median daily rate £600 £413 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% +25.00%  
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 - £60.74 -

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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1059 1500 1272
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 81.03% 83.61% 78.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 906 678
Median daily rate £390 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £291 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 25
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.14% +54.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.10 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Testing in Manchester

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 8 (50.00%) Scrum
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (50.00%) Selenium
1 8 (50.00%) BDD
2 7 (43.75%) Automated Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Java
3 6 (37.50%) Usability Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Performance Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 6 (37.50%) Manual Testing
4 5 (31.25%) LTE
4 5 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (31.25%) 4G
4 5 (31.25%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (31.25%) Automation Testing
4 5 (31.25%) MVNO
4 5 (31.25%) .NET
4 5 (31.25%) 3G
4 5 (31.25%) Firewall
4 5 (31.25%) 2G
4 5 (31.25%) Diameter Protocol
5 4 (25.00%) VoLTE
5 4 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (25.00%) SQL
5 4 (25.00%) Build Automation
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (18.75%) Finance
7 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 5 (31.25%) 2G
1 5 (31.25%) 3G
1 5 (31.25%) 4G
1 5 (31.25%) Diameter Protocol
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
1 5 (31.25%) LTE
1 5 (31.25%) MVNO
1 5 (31.25%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (25.00%) VoLTE
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 2 (12.50%) JUnit
2 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
3 1 (6.25%) JMeter
3 1 (6.25%) JProfiler
3 1 (6.25%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Architect
1 5 (31.25%) Consultant
1 5 (31.25%) Mobile Architect
1 5 (31.25%) Security Architect
1 5 (31.25%) Senior Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Automation Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Java Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) QA Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Test Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (50.00%) BDD
1 8 (50.00%) Scrum
2 7 (43.75%) Automated Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Performance Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 6 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Usability Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Automation Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (25.00%) Build Automation
5 4 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Security Architecture
7 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 2 (12.50%) TDD
7 2 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
3 1 (6.25%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) HP