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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Testing
England / North East
Rank 72 73 -
Rank change year-on-year +1 -  
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 14 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.93% 0.11% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £340
% change year-on-year +12.50% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.74 -

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 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 635 740 481
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 87.59% 85.06% 74.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 504 262
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 21
Median hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.55% +38.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.71 £12.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £30.00 £28.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 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 3 months to 26 March 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 0 14 £350 - 2
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 North East region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 18 (100.00%) Java
1 18 (100.00%) Web Services
1 18 (100.00%) Scrum
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 18 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 18 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 18 (100.00%) Kanban
1 18 (100.00%) Groovy
1 18 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 18 (100.00%) RESTful
1 18 (100.00%) Scala
1 18 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 18 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 18 (100.00%) QA
1 18 (100.00%) Selenium
1 18 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 18 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 18 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 18 (100.00%) User Stories
1 18 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 18 (100.00%) API Testing
1 18 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 18 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 10 (55.56%) Atlassian
2 10 (55.56%) JIRA
2 10 (55.56%) Confluence
3 8 (44.44%) BDD
3 8 (44.44%) Automation Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Jenkins

Security Testing
Top Related 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 10 (55.56%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 18 (100.00%) Selenium
1 18 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 10 (55.56%) JIRA
3 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Tester
2 12 (66.67%) Automation Tester
3 11 (61.11%) Java Automation Tester
4 9 (50.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 9 (50.00%) Selenium Tester
5 6 (33.33%) QA Tester
6 3 (16.67%) QA Automation Tester
7 1 (5.56%) Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 18 (100.00%) RESTful
1 18 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (100.00%) API Testing
1 18 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 18 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 18 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 18 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 18 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 18 (100.00%) Kanban
1 18 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 18 (100.00%) Scrum
1 18 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 18 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 18 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 18 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 18 (100.00%) User Stories
2 8 (44.44%) Automation Testing
2 8 (44.44%) BDD
3 1 (5.56%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (5.56%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) Groovy
1 18 (100.00%) Java
1 18 (100.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Atlassian
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