The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Penetration Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 27 April 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.

Penetration Testing
England / North East
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 89 64
Rank change year-on-year +14 -25  
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.30% 0.27% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.32% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £320 £313 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £473 £400
% change year-on-year -15.34% +18.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.87 £34.81 £22.50
% change year-on-year +74.85% +54.72%  

Penetration 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 the North East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 579 948 561
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 87.20% 85.41% 76.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 605 325
Median daily rate £388 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 28 29
Median hourly rate £28.50 £26.58 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.24% +77.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.07 £15.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in the North East

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Penetration Testing in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in the North East

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +19 2 £320 +2.40% 1
Penetration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Penetration 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 North East region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Games
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
1 2 (100.00%) WCAG
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Web Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Scala
1 2 (100.00%) RSpec
1 2 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) QA

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) JUnit
1 2 (100.00%) RSpec
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
1 2 (100.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) WCAG
2 1 (50.00%) QA