The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 119 58
Rank change year-on-year +82 -61  
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.76% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 0.17% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £300 £410 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.82% +22.38%  
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 Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 299 1176 463
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 87.68% 88.62% 80.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 797 308
Median daily rate £380 £325 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% -17.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 62 31
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +86.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £26.00 £12.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.00 £38.30
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 Newcastle upon Tyne

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 Newcastle upon Tyne

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Testing in Newcastle upon Tyne

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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 20 (100.00%) Java
1 20 (100.00%) Web Services
1 20 (100.00%) Scrum
1 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 20 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 20 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 20 (100.00%) Kanban
1 20 (100.00%) Groovy
1 20 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 20 (100.00%) RESTful
1 20 (100.00%) Scala
1 20 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 20 (100.00%) QA
1 20 (100.00%) Selenium
1 20 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 20 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 20 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 20 (100.00%) User Stories
1 20 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 20 (100.00%) API Testing
1 20 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 20 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 12 (60.00%) Atlassian
2 12 (60.00%) JIRA
2 12 (60.00%) Confluence
3 8 (40.00%) BDD
3 8 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 7 (35.00%) BPSS Clearance

Security Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 12 (60.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 20 (100.00%) Selenium
1 20 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 12 (60.00%) JIRA
3 8 (40.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Tester
2 16 (80.00%) Automation Tester
3 11 (55.00%) Java Automation Tester
4 9 (45.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 9 (45.00%) Selenium Tester
5 6 (30.00%) QA Tester
6 3 (15.00%) QA Automation Tester
7 1 (5.00%) Agile Tester
7 1 (5.00%) Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) QA Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 20 (100.00%) RESTful
1 20 (100.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (100.00%) API Testing
1 20 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 20 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 20 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 20 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 20 (100.00%) Kanban
1 20 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 20 (100.00%) Scrum
1 20 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 20 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 20 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 20 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 20 (100.00%) User Stories
2 8 (40.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) Groovy
1 20 (100.00%) Java
1 20 (100.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Atlassian