Period
to 24 April 2019

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 24 April 2019 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
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 - 94
Rank change year-on-year - +94 +20
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 5 0 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.48% - 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% - 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £352 - £313
10th Percentile £305 - £301
90th Percentile £515 - £344
North East median daily rate £352 - £313
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 881 886 1,205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 85.29% 88.87% 90.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 643 830
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £285 £256 £275
90th Percentile £575 £588 £536
North East median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 48
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £19.50 £17.10 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.04% -37.25% +39.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.13 £12.76
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.75 £43.00
North East median hourly rate £17.37 £19.50 £26.58
% change year-on-year -10.92% -26.62% +36.28%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Testing in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 24 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 24 April 2019. 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 - 5 £352 -
Security Testing
North East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, 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 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) QA
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) RESTful
2 3 (60.00%) Scala
2 3 (60.00%) Kanban
2 3 (60.00%) Groovy
2 3 (60.00%) Confluence
2 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Atlassian
2 3 (60.00%) Usability Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (60.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (60.00%) User Stories
2 3 (60.00%) API Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (60.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (60.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 3 (60.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (20.00%) Workshop Facilitation
3 1 (20.00%) Decision-Making

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 3 (60.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) FTP
1 1 (20.00%) Intranet
1 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) QA Tester
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Security Operations Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Operations Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (60.00%) RESTful
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) CESG
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 3 (60.00%) API Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (60.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (60.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Kanban
2 3 (60.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Usability Testing
2 3 (60.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Decision-Making
3 1 (20.00%) Remediation Plan
3 1 (20.00%) Security Operations
3 1 (20.00%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Groovy
2 3 (60.00%) Scala
3 1 (20.00%) COBOL
3 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CISMP
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
1 1 (20.00%) GIAC
1 1 (20.00%) GSEC
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) CESG Infosec
2 1 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Atlassian