Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 19 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 162 182
Rank change year-on-year +14 +20 -
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 5 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.17% 0.33% 0.090%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.38% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% - -
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £350 £268
% change year-on-year +14.29% +30.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2537 3120 3780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 84.91% 86.35% 85.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1752 2055 2607
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £545 £550 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 62 108
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £9.25 £10.20 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £30.63 £40.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.81 £14.50
% change year-on-year +8.05% +2.12% -

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in West Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in West Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 19 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
Leeds +7 4 £400 +6.67% 5
Penetration Testing
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 4 (80.00%) Information Security
1 4 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (40.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (20.00%) New Relic
4 1 (20.00%) Data Privacy
4 1 (20.00%) Kibana
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) AppDynamics
4 1 (20.00%) API Testing
4 1 (20.00%) GDPR
4 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) JMeter

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) JMeter
1 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Consultant
1 4 (80.00%) Information Security Consultant
1 4 (80.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security Risk Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Test Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Information Security
2 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) API Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) Data Privacy
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (20.00%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) AppDynamics
1 1 (20.00%) New Relic
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle