Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Security Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Testing over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Testing
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 214 227
Rank change year-on-year +47 +13 +43
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 50 22 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.01% 0.40% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.44% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 41 11 32
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +41.03% -13.33%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £23,775
90th Percentile £52,500 £57,500 £47,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year -18.18% +44.74% -17.84%

Security Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4576 4958 6389
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 92.20% 90.89% 91.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3849 4248 5088
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,300
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Security Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in Leeds

Security Testing
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Testing in Leeds.

Salary trend for Security Testing in Leeds

Security Testing
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Testing in Leeds over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Testing in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT 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 job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 30 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 26 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (50.00%) Selenium
4 21 (42.00%) Information Security
5 18 (36.00%) Cisco
6 15 (30.00%) Firewall
6 15 (30.00%) Risk Management
6 15 (30.00%) Scrum
6 15 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (30.00%) QA
6 15 (30.00%) Data Protection
6 15 (30.00%) BDD
7 14 (28.00%) Test Strategy
7 14 (28.00%) IT Audit
7 14 (28.00%) SQL
8 12 (24.00%) LAN
8 12 (24.00%) VPN
8 12 (24.00%) TDD
9 11 (22.00%) .NET
9 11 (22.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 11 (22.00%) Cucumber
9 11 (22.00%) PCI DSS
10 10 (20.00%) Performance Testing
10 10 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (18.00%) Java
12 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
12 8 (16.00%) Kanban
12 8 (16.00%) Jenkins
13 7 (14.00%) SpecFlow
13 7 (14.00%) Functional Testing

Security Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 (6.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (30.00%) Firewall
2 12 (24.00%) LAN
2 12 (24.00%) VPN
3 4 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (50.00%) Selenium
2 11 (22.00%) Cucumber
3 8 (16.00%) Jenkins
4 7 (14.00%) Selenium IDE
4 7 (14.00%) SpecFlow
4 7 (14.00%) WebDriver
5 6 (12.00%) JBehave
6 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (10.00%) Marketing
2 3 (6.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (48.00%) Analyst
2 12 (24.00%) Security Analyst
2 12 (24.00%) Test Analyst
2 12 (24.00%) Tester
3 11 (22.00%) IT Analyst
3 11 (22.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Functional Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Functional Test Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Manual Test Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Test Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Automation Tester
5 6 (12.00%) Penetration Tester
6 5 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Development Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.00%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Android
1 5 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 26 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (42.00%) Information Security
4 15 (30.00%) BDD
4 15 (30.00%) Data Protection
4 15 (30.00%) Risk Management
4 15 (30.00%) Scrum
5 14 (28.00%) IT Audit
5 14 (28.00%) Test Strategy
6 12 (24.00%) TDD
7 11 (22.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 10 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (20.00%) Performance Testing
9 8 (16.00%) Kanban
10 7 (14.00%) Black-Box Testing
10 7 (14.00%) Defect Tracking
10 7 (14.00%) E-Commerce
10 7 (14.00%) Functional Testing
10 7 (14.00%) High Availability
11 6 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.00%) SQL
2 9 (18.00%) Java
3 6 (12.00%) C#
4 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) CEH
1 7 (14.00%) ISTQB
1 7 (14.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (12.00%) CREST Certified
2 6 (12.00%) Degree
2 6 (12.00%) Master's Degree
2 6 (12.00%) OSCP
3 4 (8.00%) CISM
3 4 (8.00%) CISSP
4 3 (6.00%) CISA
4 3 (6.00%) CRISC
5 1 (2.00%) CCNA
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 15 (30.00%) QA
2 11 (22.00%) PCI DSS
3 4 (8.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (8.00%) GDPR
3 4 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (6.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Cisco
2 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.00%) CheckPoint