Period
to 22 July 2017

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 6 months to 22 July 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 154 99
Rank change year-on-year +54 -55 -16
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 5 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.39% 0.31% 0.061%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.36% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
North East median daily rate £320 £313 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% - -
England median daily rate £475 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £60.87 £50.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.74% +122.22% -62.50%

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 1119 2221 1290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 86.74% 85.39% 78.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 1433 786
North East median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £240
90th Percentile £538 £505 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 102 62
North East median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +107.41% -20.59%
10th Percentile £9.88 £13.05 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.20 £36.00 £28.48
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year - +15.53% +5.56%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

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 6 months to 22 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +55 5 £320 +2.40% 3
Penetration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) JUnit
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
1 5 (100.00%) Ruby
1 5 (100.00%) WCAG
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Web Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Scala
1 5 (100.00%) RSpec
1 5 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
1 5 (100.00%) Games
1 5 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 3 (60.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Docker
3 1 (20.00%) Finance

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 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (100.00%) JUnit
1 5 (100.00%) RSpec
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) QA Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) QA Test Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Quality Engineer
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (20.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Ruby
1 5 (100.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) WCAG
2 3 (60.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Docker