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 25 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 98 86
Rank change year-on-year +12 -12  
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 2 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.15% 0.28% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.34% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Median daily rate £338 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £405 £400
% change year-on-year - +1.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 - £52.99

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 1095 1459 1158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.16% 82.57% 76.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 878 687
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 33
Median hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.87% -4.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.80 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 2 (40.00%) 3G
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) 2G
1 2 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (40.00%) QA
1 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (40.00%) LTE
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (40.00%) 4G
1 2 (40.00%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (40.00%) MVNO
1 2 (40.00%) VoLTE
1 2 (40.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (20.00%) Xamarin
2 1 (20.00%) User Stories
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (20.00%) Scala
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium

Security Testing
Co-occurring 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 2 (40.00%) 2G
1 2 (40.00%) 3G
1 2 (40.00%) 4G
1 2 (40.00%) Diameter Protocol
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) LTE
1 2 (40.00%) MVNO
1 2 (40.00%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (40.00%) VoLTE
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Java Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) QA Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Java Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Xamarin