Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 101 95 145
Rank change year-on-year -6 +50 -25
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 4 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.30% 0.25% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.29% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
North East median daily rate £389 £500 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.20% +60.00% -41.59%
10th Percentile £354 £475 £306
90th Percentile £530 £525 £319
England median daily rate £513 £500 £425
% change year-on-year +2.50% +17.65% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £62.50 £39.37
% change year-on-year - +58.75% -25.19%

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 1,181 1,042 2,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.68% 85.97% 88.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 797 706 1,425
North East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -9.09%
10th Percentile £290 £250 £263
90th Percentile £563 £575 £531
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 37 71
North East median hourly rate £14.39 £30.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.05% +13.21% +51.43%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.70 £11.05
90th Percentile £45.23 £50.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +3.26%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Testing in the North East over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 22 January 2019. 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 -5 4 £389 -22.20%
Security Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) CISSP
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Coaching
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Confluence
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (25.00%) SIEM
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) People Management
2 1 (25.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) SFIA
2 1 (25.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (25.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (25.00%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (25.00%) Remediation Plan
2 1 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence

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
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) FTP
2 1 (25.00%) Intranet
2 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
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%) Senior Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) CESG
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (25.00%) Coaching
2 1 (25.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SIEM
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) COBOL
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CISSP
2 1 (25.00%) CISA
2 1 (25.00%) CISM
2 1 (25.00%) CISMP
2 1 (25.00%) GIAC
2 1 (25.00%) GSEC
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (25.00%) CESG Infosec
2 1 (25.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) SonicWALL