The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 29 March 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
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 132 127
Rank change year-on-year +16 -5  
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 6 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.28% 0.28% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.34% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 9
Median daily rate £325 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +2.56%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £340
% change year-on-year +12.50% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.50 -

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1759 2332 2198
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 82.85% 81.11% 82.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1127 1595 1422
Median daily rate £410 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.60% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 65 64
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.21% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £10.20 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £37.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Testing in Yorkshire

Security Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Testing in Yorkshire

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
West Yorkshire +20 5 - - 5
North Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Security Testing
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 12 (85.71%) Java
1 12 (85.71%) Scrum
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (85.71%) Selenium
2 10 (71.43%) Performance Testing
2 10 (71.43%) Software Engineering
3 9 (64.29%) Automated Testing
3 9 (64.29%) Unit Testing
3 9 (64.29%) QA
3 9 (64.29%) Usability Testing
3 9 (64.29%) SoapUI
3 9 (64.29%) Gherkin
3 9 (64.29%) User Stories
3 9 (64.29%) Defect Management
4 8 (57.14%) Scala
4 8 (57.14%) Kanban
5 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (42.86%) RESTful
6 6 (42.86%) Groovy
6 6 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (42.86%) Automation Testing
6 6 (42.86%) Web Services
6 6 (42.86%) API Testing
6 6 (42.86%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (35.71%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (35.71%) BDD
7 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
7 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Cross-Browser Testing

Security Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (7.14%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 12 (85.71%) Selenium
2 9 (64.29%) SoapUI
3 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
3 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
4 2 (14.29%) FitNesse
4 2 (14.29%) Robot Framework
5 1 (7.14%) JIRA
5 1 (7.14%) JMeter
5 1 (7.14%) JUnit
5 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Tester
2 5 (35.71%) Automation Tester
2 5 (35.71%) Selenium Tester
3 4 (28.57%) Java Automation Tester
3 4 (28.57%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 4 (28.57%) Test Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Consultant
5 2 (14.29%) Java Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) QA Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) QA Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Test Leader
6 1 (7.14%) Developer in Test
6 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) QA Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) QA Leader
6 1 (7.14%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) Gherkin
2 6 (42.86%) RESTful
2 6 (42.86%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) .NET
3 2 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (85.71%) Scrum
2 10 (71.43%) Performance Testing
2 10 (71.43%) Software Engineering
3 9 (64.29%) Automated Testing
3 9 (64.29%) Defect Management
3 9 (64.29%) Unit Testing
3 9 (64.29%) Usability Testing
3 9 (64.29%) User Stories
4 8 (57.14%) Kanban
5 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (42.86%) API Testing
6 6 (42.86%) Automation Testing
6 6 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (42.86%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (35.71%) BDD
7 5 (35.71%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
7 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) Java
2 8 (57.14%) Scala
3 6 (42.86%) Groovy
4 2 (14.29%) C++
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) XPath
4 2 (14.29%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (64.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Atlassian
1 1 (7.14%) LogRhythm
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