Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 15 December 2018 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 89 144
Rank change year-on-year +4 +55 -30
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 4 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.42% 0.32% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.37% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £392 £500 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.60% +60.00% -28.16%
10th Percentile £356 £475 £306
90th Percentile £408 £525 £319
North East median daily rate £392 £500 £313
% change year-on-year -21.60% +60.00% -28.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate - - -

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 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 862 812 1,974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 89.79% 87.41% 88.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 585 1,410
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £415 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.10% +10.71% -14.63%
10th Percentile £281 £244 £235
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
North East median daily rate £408 £375 £355
% change year-on-year +8.67% +5.63% -13.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 83
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £14.89 £17.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.91% -36.36% +41.03%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.60 £14.03
90th Percentile £46.10 £50.00 £36.00
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £20.25 £26.58
% change year-on-year -30.86% -23.80% +54.06%

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in Tyne and Wear

Security 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 Security Testing in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Testing in Tyne and Wear

Security 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 Security Testing within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 15 December 2018. 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 0 3 £395 -21.00% 1
Gateshead - 1 £360 -
Security Testing
North East

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 2 (50.00%) CISSP
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Confluence
2 1 (25.00%) SIEM
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) GCED
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Protective Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Coaching
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
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

Security 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:

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%) 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 2 (50.00%) 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
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Public Cloud
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Coaching
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Cyber Resilience
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%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) People Management
2 1 (25.00%) Protective Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (25.00%) SIEM
2 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CISSP
2 1 (25.00%) CISA
2 1 (25.00%) CISM
2 1 (25.00%) GCED
2 1 (25.00%) GCIA
2 1 (25.00%) GIAC
2 1 (25.00%) GSEC
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Qualys
1 1 (25.00%) SonicWALL