Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 21 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 146 -
Rank change year-on-year +60 - -
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 6 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.65% 0.38% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £320 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% - -
North East median daily rate £320 £325 -
% change year-on-year -1.54% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate - - -

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 795 2005 1290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 86.41% 85.14% 84.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 1452 861
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £391 £350 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.79% -13.58% +8.00%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £260
90th Percentile £557 £525 £600
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 78 52
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +55.56% -2.78%
10th Percentile £9.80 £13.70 £11.71
90th Percentile £48.26 £36.00 £36.75
North East median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +64.71% -10.05%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Tyne and Wear

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in Tyne and Wear

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +63 6 £320 -14.67% 1
Penetration Testing
North East

For the 6 months to 21 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) JUnit
1 6 (100.00%) Games
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
1 6 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Web Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 6 (100.00%) Scala
1 6 (100.00%) RSpec
1 6 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
1 6 (100.00%) Ruby
1 6 (100.00%) WCAG
1 6 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (100.00%) BDD
1 6 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Front End Development
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Docker
4 1 (16.67%) QA Automation

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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:

Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (100.00%) JUnit
1 6 (100.00%) RSpec
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
1 6 (100.00%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Test Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) BDD
1 6 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 6 (100.00%) Web Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Front End Development
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) Ruby
1 6 (100.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) WCAG
2 2 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker