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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 146 139
Rank change year-on-year +33 -7  
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 4 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.20% 0.071% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.082% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
Median daily rate - £488 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.46%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £405 £400
% change year-on-year - +1.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 - £52.99

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 1709 2439 2445
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 84.35% 86.46% 83.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1117 1694 1708
Median daily rate £413 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +16.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £565 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 35 53
Median hourly rate £15.93 £15.38 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% -12.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.16 £10.60 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.27 £23.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 27 June 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 - 4 - - 5
Security Testing
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 6 (75.00%) QA
2 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) Usability Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Unit Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 5 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
2 5 (62.50%) Scala
2 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 5 (62.50%) SoapUI
2 5 (62.50%) Gherkin
2 5 (62.50%) User Stories
2 5 (62.50%) Defect Management
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (37.50%) RESTful
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Kanban
3 3 (37.50%) Groovy
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) API Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Manual 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 (12.50%) Confluence
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
1 5 (62.50%) SoapUI
2 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) QA Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Java Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Java Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Architect
3 1 (12.50%) OAT Tester
3 1 (12.50%) QA Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Leader
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Gherkin
2 3 (37.50%) RESTful
2 3 (37.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Defect Management
1 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Scrum
1 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
1 5 (62.50%) Unit Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Usability Testing
1 5 (62.50%) User Stories
2 3 (37.50%) API Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (37.50%) Exploratory Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Kanban
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
1 5 (62.50%) Scala
2 3 (37.50%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Atlassian
1 1 (12.50%) LogRhythm
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft