The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Testing
England / North West
Rank 127 141 143
Rank change year-on-year +14 +2  
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 3 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% 0.47% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.57% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 3
Median daily rate £600 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +23.07%  
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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2141 3145 2764
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.35% 82.27% 78.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1352 1906 1515
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 124 125
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -4.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 West

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Testing in the North West

Security Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Testing in the North West

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Manchester -2 3 £600 +45.45% 2
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (52.94%) Selenium
2 8 (47.06%) BDD
2 8 (47.06%) Java
2 8 (47.06%) Scrum
2 8 (47.06%) Automated Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Manual Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Usability Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Performance Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Unit Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
4 5 (29.41%) LTE
4 5 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (29.41%) 4G
4 5 (29.41%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (29.41%) Firewall
4 5 (29.41%) 2G
4 5 (29.41%) .NET
4 5 (29.41%) 3G
4 5 (29.41%) Automation Testing
4 5 (29.41%) MVNO
4 5 (29.41%) Diameter Protocol
5 4 (23.53%) VoLTE
5 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 4 (23.53%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (23.53%) Build Automation
6 3 (17.65%) Gherkin
6 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
6 3 (17.65%) QA

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) 2G
1 5 (29.41%) 3G
1 5 (29.41%) 4G
1 5 (29.41%) Diameter Protocol
1 5 (29.41%) Firewall
1 5 (29.41%) LTE
1 5 (29.41%) MVNO
1 5 (29.41%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (23.53%) VoLTE
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.76%) JUnit
2 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
2 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
2 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.88%) JMeter
3 1 (5.88%) JProfiler
3 1 (5.88%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Architect
1 5 (29.41%) Consultant
1 5 (29.41%) Mobile Architect
1 5 (29.41%) Security Architect
1 5 (29.41%) Senior Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Automation Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Security Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Automation Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) QA Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Automated Testing
2 8 (47.06%) BDD
2 8 (47.06%) Scrum
3 7 (41.18%) Manual Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Performance Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
3 7 (41.18%) Unit Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Usability Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Automation Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (23.53%) Build Automation
5 4 (23.53%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (17.65%) Defect Management
6 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.76%) API Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 2 (11.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) Ruby
3 1 (5.88%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (17.65%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) HP