Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 6 months to 23 October 2018 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
England > North East
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 93 167
Rank change year-on-year -2 +74 -49
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 4 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.33% 0.32% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.38% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
North East median daily rate £395 £500 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.00% +21.95% -5.75%
10th Percentile £358 £475 £405
90th Percentile £420 £525 £415
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £57.50 £39.37
% change year-on-year -39.13% +46.05% -34.93%

Security Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,057 1,045 2,521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.14% 84.75% 87.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 684 1,720
North East median daily rate £407 £366 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.13% +4.64% -12.50%
10th Percentile £263 £244 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 43 119
North East median hourly rate £12.00 £28.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.89% +1.79% +83.61%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.10 £11.04
90th Percentile £33.10 £47.50 £36.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.97%

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in the North East

Security 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 Security Testing in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Testing in the North East

Security 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 Security Testing within the North East region over the 6 months to 23 October 2018. 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 +3 4 £395 -21.00% 3
Security Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 2 (50.00%) CISSP
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) SonicWALL
2 1 (25.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (25.00%) Qualys
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) Confluence
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) SIEM
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) GCED
2 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (25.00%) Protective Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) People Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing

Security 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) FTP
2 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Burp Suite
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) JMeter
2 1 (25.00%) Protractor
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Java Developer in Test
1 1 (25.00%) Java Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Operations Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Security Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Security Operations Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Operations Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Security Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Data Security
2 1 (25.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) People Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Protective Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) SIEM
2 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CISSP
2 1 (25.00%) CISA
2 1 (25.00%) CISM
2 1 (25.00%) GCED
2 1 (25.00%) GCIA
2 1 (25.00%) GIAC
2 1 (25.00%) GSEC
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Qualys
1 1 (25.00%) SonicWALL