The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 3 months to 23 April 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.

Security Testing
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 114 112
Rank change year-on-year +22 -2  
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 6 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.44% 0.049% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.058% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £450 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.49 -

Security Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1179 1710 1733
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 86.12% 84.53% 86.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 1212 1105
Median daily rate £413 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 32 40
Median hourly rate £10.89 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.26% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.81 £9.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.85 £35.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire citing Security Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in West Yorkshire

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Testing in West Yorkshire

Security Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Testing in West Yorkshire

Security 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 Security Testing within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +27 5 - - 2
Bradford - 2 - -
Security Testing
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Testing.

1 10 (90.91%) Java
1 10 (90.91%) Scrum
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (90.91%) Selenium
2 8 (72.73%) Automated Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Software Engineering
2 8 (72.73%) Usability Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Performance Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Unit Testing
2 8 (72.73%) QA
2 8 (72.73%) SoapUI
2 8 (72.73%) Gherkin
2 8 (72.73%) User Stories
2 8 (72.73%) Defect Management
3 7 (63.64%) Kanban
3 7 (63.64%) Scala
4 5 (45.45%) Groovy
4 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
4 5 (45.45%) RESTful
4 5 (45.45%) Manual Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
4 5 (45.45%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (45.45%) Web Services
4 5 (45.45%) API Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
5 4 (36.36%) BDD
6 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing

Security 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Selenium
2 8 (72.73%) SoapUI
3 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
4 2 (18.18%) FitNesse
4 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 2 (18.18%) Robot Framework
5 1 (9.09%) JIRA
5 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Test Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Automation Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Java Automation Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Java Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) QA Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) QA Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) QA Test Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Java Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Junior
4 1 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Security Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) Gherkin
2 5 (45.45%) RESTful
2 5 (45.45%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) .NET
3 2 (18.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (90.91%) Scrum
2 8 (72.73%) Automated Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Defect Management
2 8 (72.73%) Performance Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Software Engineering
2 8 (72.73%) Unit Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Usability Testing
2 8 (72.73%) User Stories
3 7 (63.64%) Kanban
4 5 (45.45%) API Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (45.45%) Exploratory Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Manual Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
4 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
5 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
5 4 (36.36%) BDD
5 4 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) Java
2 7 (63.64%) Scala
3 5 (45.45%) Groovy
4 2 (18.18%) C++
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) XPath
4 2 (18.18%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Atlassian