Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 23 November 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
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 48 71
Rank change year-on-year +3 +23 -2
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 3 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.63% 1.36% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.88% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Southampton median daily rate £388 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -
Hampshire median daily rate £525 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £60.44 - -

Penetration 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 Southampton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 342 373 565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 71.85% 72.71% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 263 393
Southampton median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £263 £217 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 40
Southampton median hourly rate £45.00 £14.25 £26.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +215.79% -46.17% +16.35%
10th Percentile £17.50 £11.44 £12.98
90th Percentile £50.49 £35.93 £47.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% +40.91% +18.92%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Southampton

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Penetration Testing in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (100.00%) JMeter
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Retail
1 3 (100.00%) Maven
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) Kanban
1 3 (100.00%) Groovy
1 3 (100.00%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (100.00%) DevOps
1 3 (100.00%) API Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Gatling

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Cloud Computing
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Gatling
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (100.00%) JMeter
1 3 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (100.00%) Maven
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Automation Tester
1 3 (100.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) API Testing
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) DevOps
1 3 (100.00%) Kanban
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Groovy
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript